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Libby
« Jess is an excellent singing teacher. Having lessons with her for the past 4 years has greatly improved my vocal technique and strength, as well as building my confidence as a performer and a young adult. Jessica’s kindness, thoughtful advice, and passion have been invaluable. I cannot recommend her enough! »
£35/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Jessica
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Opera Singing
  • Classical Singing
  • Jazz Singing
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids

Singing Lessons focusing on confidence building, vocal technique and performance development. Tailored to each individual. Variety of genres.

Methodology

Genres/Styles that I teach: Musical theatre, Classical, Pop, Jazz

Exam I can prepare you for: LCM Musical Theatre & Pop, ABRSM, Trinity, LAMDA

Performances, auditions, exams, confidence building or even just musical therapy and switching off, whatever it is that brings you to your singing lesson I can tailor each lesson to the individual.

My teaching method is kinesthetic learning, alot of the technique I teach is learnt through physicalisation. Covering breath control, support and tone, clear text and presentation. This also blends in with the performance of a song and delving into a character.

Background

I am a well rounded teacher who is flexible to each students needs and goals.

I did my Bachelor of Music Honours degree at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Graduate and had classical training there, now I am at Mountview on the Musical Theatre Masters course in South East London.

I have 7 years teaching experience, teaching students from beginner to intermediate in a variety of genres including Musical Theatre, Pop, Classical and Jazz. Singing exam syllabuses taught include ABRSM, LCM and TRINITY. I have entered over 300 students for exams and results have averaged at a distinction.
I focus firstly on confidence building and then performance and vocal technique follow.

I have taught one to one in schools, been musical director for shows and choirs, ran drama workshops at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Summer School for Classical Singers, taught as a vocal teacher at Long Lake Camp for the Performing Arts in New York and much more.
I have my Grade 8 ABRSM Piano and good aural skills and historical knowledge around musical theatre and classical music.
I have trained on the National Youth Theatre Epic Stages Course and Vox Integra UK and Europe. I have also performed both nationally and internationally.
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Rates

Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Lessons offered by Jessica
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Opera Singing
  • Classical Singing
  • Jazz Singing
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids

Jessica's CV

TRAINING
2019/2020 Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (See below)
2019 Gareth Ellis – Vocal Coaching
2016 – Present Sarah Methuen – Acting Coaching
2018 Arlene Rolph – Vocal Coaching
2015 – 2018 Morag McLaren – Performance Coaching
2014 – 2018 Theresa Goble – Vocal Coaching
2009 – 2015 Anne Dawson – Vocal Coaching, Private and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
2004 – 2011 Lesley Cook – Piano Lessons, achieving Grade 8
ABRSM
Pre 2009 Leon James – Singing Lessons, achieving Grade 8 ABRSM

COURSES
2019/2020 Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Musical Theatre Masters Degree
Starting in September 2019 (12 month course)
2018 Sarah Methuen 6 week Acting Course
2017 National Youth Theatre Epic Stages Month Course with Ned Bennett and Josh Azouz
2017 National Youth Theatre Musical Theatre 6 Day Course
2011 – 2015 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Bachelor of Music Honours Degree in Vocal and Operatic Studies
2012 & 2014 Ardingly International Music School Week Course
2012 – 2017 Vox Integra Courses, including ‘Preparing A Role’, ‘Italian Aria’, ‘Singing Sondheim’ and ‘Audition Preparation'

ROLES
2019 Janet A Clockwinder’s Tale (Pilot) Voices Across Time, St Mary’s Church Adderbury
2018 Louise Cabernet Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2018 Louise Cabernet Bear Pit Theatre & Leamington Preview
2017 Soloist Bretforton Proms
2017 Fantine Les Miserables Gala Venice, Italy
2017 Madame
Thernardier Les Miserables Gala Venice, Italy
2017 Baker’s Wife Into The Woods Stratford Musical Theatre Company, Stratford Artshouse
2017 Queen
Elizabeth I Medieval Banquet Tower Hill, London
2016 Phoebe Toad of Toad Hall Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon
2016 Soloist Vivaldi ‘Gloria’, Bach
Cantata 106 and Pergolesi’s ‘Magnificat’ Barnt Green Choral Society
2015 Ugly Step Sister 10 week Cinderella Tour Stage and Production House
2015 Daphne Acteon, Charpentier Birmingham Conservatoire, Summer Opera
2015 Nora, Angelica, Mrs Ford, Mary, Branch Bearer
Riders to the Sea, The Poisoned Kiss, Sir John in Love, Hugh the Drover, The Pilgrims Progress Vaughan Williams
Vaughan Williams Opera Scenes, Final Project, Birmingham Conservtoire
2015 Madre San Giovanni Batista, Stradella
Birmingham Conservatoire
2015 Fran Ava’s Wedding, Wolters World Premiere, Birmingham Conservatoire
2014 Barbarina The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
2014 Peep Bo The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan
2014 Osa A Little Night Music, Sondheim
2014 Mother Gerald Dialogue des Carmelites, Poulenc, Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Scenes
Ardingly International Music School
Scenes
Birmingham Conservatoire
Birmingham Conservatoire
2013 Sister Osmina Suor Angelica, Puccini Birmingham Conservatoire
2012 Errand Girl Louise, Charpentier Ardingly International Music School
Scenes
2011 Chiffon Little Shop of Horrors, Menken
Chipping Campden School

Other:
2019 – Musical Director: Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat, Stratford Playhouse
2018 – Wrote One-woman show ‘Cabernet’ and took it to Edinburgh Fringe Festival (6 shows) (concealed information)
2017 to Present – Musical Director: Stratford Musical Theatre Company Choir
2015 – Directed and produced ‘Vaughan Williams Opera Scenes’ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Grade 8 Piano ABRSM Grade 8 Singing ABRSM

Singing Teaching Includes:
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Summer School for Classical Singers 2019
John Masefield High School 2015-2019
Kitebrook House 2016-2019
Tudor Hall School 2016 & 2018
Long Lake Camp for the Performing Arts New York 2013
Stourbridge Stagecoach 2013-2015
Private Lessons from home, singing and piano, ages 5-75, 2011-2019

Experienced in preparing students for the following exam boards (averaging with distinctions, over 200 entries)
LCM Musical Theatre Grade 1 – Diploma
LCM Pop Vocals and Recitals Grade 1 – 8
Trinity Classical Grade 1 – 8
ABRSM Grade 1 – 8

Workshop Leader – Confidence building, Singing, Acting, Choir
Stage Manager – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Scenes 2015
Social Media Marketer, Administrator and Course Co-Ordinator for Vox Integra Courses UK & Europe
Dance Experience in ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz and contemporary

10 reviews on Jessica
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10 recommendations

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Libby

Jess is an excellent singing teacher. Having lessons with her for the past 4 years has greatly improved my vocal technique and strength, as well as building my confidence as a performer and a young adult. Jessica’s kindness, thoughtful advice, and passion have been invaluable. I cannot recommend her enough!

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Donna

Jessica is a truly inspirational and enthusiastic tutor! My daughter was ready to quit singing lessons as previous tutor very dull! Luckily for us and our daughter she was fortunate enough to find Jess.

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Kathryn

Jessica is an exceptional tutor who has harnessed our daughter's singing ability which has resulted in fantastic exam results. Jessica is patient whilst still pushing our daughter to achieve her next set of targets. Practice areas for the next lessons are clear. Structured lessons. I would definitely recommend Jessica!

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Sarah

Jess and I have known each other for around 3 years. She is an extremely talented vocal coach and has so much enthusiasm. She puts her heart and soul in to every single thing that she embarks on. Jess ran some children's workshops for me and the children absolutely loved her! She is reliable, punctual, keen, passionate, creative, energetic - the list goes on! Jess has also directed the choir that I sing in and has really lifted everyone's confidence and helped people in so many different ways through her music. I highly recommend Jess and her wonderful smile.

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Fiona

Jess has been teaching my daughter singing for the last few years. I wanted to find someone understanding, compassionate, skilled and someone who my daughter would build a relationship with and trust in as she suffers with anxiety and low self confidence. Jess has been all of those things and more; she has tutored my daughter through Grade 6 & most recently Grade 8 Musical Theatre to achieve Distinction in both exams! We never had an intention of taking Grades, my daughter just loves to sing and I wanted to find someone who could make her believe in her own ability. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jess.

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Jean

Jess is the most enthusiastic, unselfish, encouraging music teacher I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has a great sense of humour but knows her stuff and enjoys sharing her knowledge. Jean Hudson

Lena

I have known Jess for 4 years having received a recommendation for her from a friend.
Jess has been a brilliant singing coach for two of my daughters.
Her lessons not only challenge and excite them in terms of the pieces that they work on, but also support them in achieving these challenges by steadily improving their technique.
There is always a good balance between fun and progress. She runs her lessons on time, deals with her students in a caring yet professional way, and communicates with me very well. A fabulous tutor.

Libby

I had lessons with Jess for just under a year and in that time I gained my Grade 8 in musical theatre. Jess is a magnificent teacher and I thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking to progress as a vocalist.

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Hannah

Jess is a brilliant teacher! She really gets to know her students and listens very well, adapting to the best way for them to learn. She challenges you in the best way.

Joseph

Jessica is a fantastically engaging singing teacher and performer with great in depth knowledge of vocal technique and the skill to teach people of all ages. She is also a wonderful pianist!

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