Hi this is Jools. I am a vocal coach based in the Waltham Forest area East London. My aim for my students is for them to achieve a connected vocal range, to bring out natural tone and dynamics of the voice. Singing safely is high on my list of coaching priority so a good basic knowledge of vocal health advise is always forthcoming from this coach! Join me to discover how to get the best from your voice and how to look after it!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Singing.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Seventeen years professional experience. Two singles released in the UK on Polydor and Pye records.
- How much do you charge?
£20 per hour, but depends on age.
- Where do you teach?
At my home.
- When are you available?
Monday to Saturday. Times arranged to suit.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages from 12 years.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I provide them with the technique to sing with a connected vocal range, to bring out a modulated tone and vocal dynamics.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I do not take part in online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Share with me and let's explore that voice. You can't sing in the bedroom forever, so lets get outta there and learn how to do it properly! Increase confidence and really start to enjoy expressing yourself through your singing!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Seventeen years of professional singing experience. Two singles released in the UK on Polydor and Pye records. I have worked with pop bands, rock bands, dance orchestras, jazz bands and accoustic folk/rock groups. I have sung all over the world and have gained a wealth of expereince that I am keen to share with my students. Discover how professional "live" performers look after the voice, enabling them to sing regularly, gig after gig and keep that voice up to it!!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I was CRB checked when I worked for theatre schools. I am currently applying privately.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I had classical training as a very young teenager although I have always sung pop/rock/soul. Some of the training I had I have taken with me together with studying other techniques relevant to pop/rock/soul. My own hands on experience as a singer, together with my studies, both on line, seminars and books have established my vocal coaching expertise.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am about to join the British Voice Association.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Some of my students have gone on to become professional singers, working with producers, name artistes and groups. I currently have two singers who are finalists in a nationwide talent competition. However my aim is to get people singing, singing healthily and achieving their true potential and most importantly enjoying it! Students who achieve further success in the music industry are the cherry on the cake!!
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