Vocal Ovation provides professional vocal & stage performance tutoring & coaching in a completely safe, relaxed & fun environment. The lessons do follow a general structure, however because we cater for all abilities, all ages & many different singing styles, we take a totally flexible approach, so as they can be tailored to meet the specific needs & experience of every person.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
We focus is in 3 main areas,
• Technique & Vocal Health
A wide range of tried & tested vocal exercises are used to develop your voice safely, improving tone, clarity, range, pitch accuracy, smoothing out any of those dreaded breaks & weaker areas & generally creating a more interesting, compelling & dynamic sound that can be immediately distinguished as being your voice.
• Performance & Delivery of a song to an audience
We will help you pick the right songs for you & your style, understand their meaning & connect to it so that your performance is so personal to you it creates an audience reaction you've never fully experienced before!
• Confidence & Self Belief
A big part of the coaching at Vocal Ovation is that no one is judging you & you get as many chances as you need & as much constructive feedback as it takes to get you over whatever vocal or performance issues you may be having. Singing should be enjoyable whether you a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, so it's vital that you feel comfortable & confident in your ability & never feel out of your depth.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Studied Performing Arts as Newcastle College Of Arts & Technology
Theory of Music Grade 5, Classical Singing Grade 6, Flute Grade 6
Trains in London with top celebrity vocal coaches, David & Carrie Grant.
Completion of a multude of intensive coaching courses.
- How much do you charge?
Book your first no obligation introductory singing lesson at £40 for a one hour lesson.
Further single lessons at £45 per hour.
6 Lessons £240 (£40 per lesson)
Duo Lesson £70 for 2 people
Why not contribute to someone's singing success & buy them a Vocal Ovation Gift of Singing Voucher - prices start at £20
Monthly specials are available so please send an enquiry.
- Where do you teach?
Vocal Ovation's singing studio in Northumberland is unlike any other space you are likely to have experienced taking singing lessons. We want to give you the opportunity to really relax & let go, sing out & actually put yourself in a performing frame of mind. Here are just some of the reasons your singing experience at Vocal Ovation will be so different:
• A 50 m2 sound proof performance studio
• Top quality PA
• Top of the range Senheiser Radio Mics
• A performance stage with full lighting
• Over 40,000 backing tracks
• Immediate access to online sheet music for 1000's of songs
• Picturesque rural location with safe off road parking
- When are you available?
Our hours are really flexible with midweek lessons running from morning through to evening & weekend slots available as well.
Our online calendar is always up to date so to enable you to check availabiliy quickly & easily.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Children from the age of 8.
Adults of all ages.
Beginners right the way up to experineced professionals.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Whether you work long hours or have a hectic after school activities schedule, it can be really difficult to commit long term, to the same time on the same day every week or even month, so for that reason we give you complete flexibility on how often you can make it for your lesson, even if you can only manage once a month, it will make a difference.
Maybe singing has always been simply a hobby & you've never been able to justify the time & investment in pursuing it, our sentiments are; so what if you're not planning on singing to an audience of thousands, if you love singing & just want to improve your voice then go for it, everyone deserves to do something that's just for them & there's no better stress reliever than singing your heart out!!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Julie was a professional singer for over 12 years, in the UK & abroad with close harmony girl groups, as a solo performer, as the lead singer for several top North East bands, many original music projects as well as recording work for the International Guild of Songwriters & Composers.
As a Senior Manager running a successful Telesales Department she has had over the 10 years experience in Corporate Coaching using a multitude of coaching models & techniques including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have students of all ages, here are some of their comments:
â€œI literally can't wait for my lesson each week & can honestly say; having lessons with Julie is the best thing that's happened to me for my music, she definitely brings out the best in me & my voice!â€ Carys John, Allendale
â€œI learnt more in the first 2 hours I spent with Julie, than I did in a whole year of singing classes at Performing Arts College in Newcastle." Leif Halverson, Gateshead
â€œJulie has the ability to see your true potential so will really push you and do whatever it takes to get you from good to great. She is a true inspiration.â€ Lara Ross, Ashington
Vocal Ovation's individual approach flows through everything they do including making lesson times & dates as accessible as possible for everyone, no matter how busy they are.
• ABRSM Grades in Singing, Flute & Music Theory
• Trains with David & Carrie Grant in London
• Fully CRB checked at "enhanced" level
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