My approach can cater to all ages and abilities, as I aim to train the voice through both repertoire and exercises, finding the right balance for the individual pupil. I believe that having a solid classical technique in place and a physical understanding of the voice, enables the singer to approach any style of music with confidence, but I also understand that singing pieces a pupil loves and connects with personally, particularly in younger singers, is important in fostering the enthusiasm needed for the long term.
My lessons begin with a vocal warm up, possibly some physical warm up to address posture and comfort, followed by exercises which aim to strengthen and stretch the voice in the direction we are currently working; this might be the challenges of an individual piece, or more over-arching aims we have for the pupil and their voice.
Then, we will move on to singing repertoire, hopefully a mix of music that will help the pupil develop as a singer, and music the pupil has suggested themselves.
I am happy preparing pupils for graded exams, if this is something that they are interested in pursuing, or feel that having something to aim for will help their private study. More important, as far as I am concerned, is fostering a happy, supportive environment in which the pupil can discover and explore their voice.
I am a classically trained singer with over sixteen years of experience of professional performance, recording and touring. I gained my MA in Singing and my Advanced Diploma in Opera from the Royal Academy of Music in London and now perform regularly with Scottish Opera. I also run a professional close harmony group and have sung in choirs all my life.
Cancellation with more than 24 hrs notice is fine, but with less, I do have to charge the full lesson fee.
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