I work with the piano using scales and excercises but also use backing tracks so i can observe the student whilst they sing their chosen songs to help them reach their full potential. It's important that students sing songs they enjoy as well as songs that challenge them as you should always be learning as a singer.
My name is Nicola Taylor, I am an experienced, professional singer. I have worked in many bands performing live and have done studio sessions for many songwriters and producers for the past 13 years. I have had the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented Hugh Cox QEL at West College Scotland (this man taught me everything I know!) Dennis Haggerty (Fantastic Vocal Teacher and Mentor) George Burton (MA in Music/Producer), Scott Peden (Singer/Songwriter) Marco Rea (Producer) Bunty Beats (Hip Hop Genius) and many more.
I have a Music Diploma( A pass ) and I am currently working towards Grade 8 Vocals with Trinity College London. I currently teach the singing students at St Peters Apostle High school in Clydebank. I help singers with vocal excercises, stamina, control, singing and mic technique. I have been teaching for 2 years, ages from 5 years onwards, Male and Female. Styles such as Pop, Rock, Blues, RnB, Soul etc. I also like to use backing tracks to study the student whilst they sing their chosen songs to help them reach their full potential. It's important that students sing songs they enjoy as well as songs that challenge them as you should always be learning as a singer.
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Miss Nicola Taylor
4 Broom Drive
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A reliable, enthusiastic vocalist, lyricist, songwriter and teacher with an excellent timekeeping record who can work efficiently on own initiative as well as being able to contribute effectively within a team environment. Always takes pride in a job well done, possesses first class communication skills. Willing to undertake any necessary further training and now seeking an opening where existing and potential skills may be utilised to fullest extent.
Key Skills, Qualities and Certificates
• Grade 8 Vocals Trinity College London - Pass with Distinction
• Music Diploma - A Pass
• Professional Singer/Songwriter Performer for 13 years
• Session Singer
• Level 3 Award in Education and Training
• Qualified Masseuse
• Insured by The Guild of Holistic Therapist
• PVG Certified
• Highly focused
• Ability to work accurately and with attention to detail
• Achieved First Aid Certificate
• Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
• Auditioned for “The Voice” TV show
• Trained Barista
Currently working on my solo album with my songwriting partner David Cowan from Zal Cleminson’s (Nazareth) “Sin Dogs”. The album will consist of soul and funk. This should be ready for the spring/summer time.
Vocal Tutor - (Part-time Self-Employed)
St Peter the Apostle High School, Clydebank Aug 2018 - Present
I currently work at St. Peters Apostle High School in Clydebank on a Wednesday. I give singing lessons to the Music students who are working towards their National 5 exams. I take one to one lessons as well as group lessons. We work towards the SQA examination specifications.
Private Tutor Jan 13 - Present
I work as a vocal tutor privately at weekends helping children and adults with singing technique, mic technique, ear training and breath control for their audition pieces. I am also working towards Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training with Teacher Trainer Ltd.
Finance Assistant/Administrator - (Part-time Employed) Jan 16 - Present
I’ve been trained in this job, working with Excel, spreadsheets, bank reconciliation, manually keying web payments, cheque returns, postal orders, petty cash, dealing with purchase order invoices, refunds, payment reversals and balance adjustments, answering correspondence, emails and returning documents to customers and updating accounts.
Lead Vocalist - Session/Wedding Function Jan 2016 - Present
The House Band
I work as a lead singer for this wedding band, singing party hits from all different genres and time periods and work in sync with the male singer. We use a mixture of backing tracks and work very well together.
Starbucks, Glasgow Buchanan Galleries Sep 14 - Jan 16
Working with Starbucks, I was trained on making different types of hot and cold beverages including, Latte, Flat White, Mocha, iced teas and Frappacinos. I worked as part of a team as well as individually. I worked with the public and met many different types of people every day. I worked towards weekly targets where speed and accuracy was important.
The Armstrong Legend, North Africa, Morocco
Lead Vocalist Jul 14 - Sep 14
My time in North Africa involved working with the House Band. I was the Musical Director, Arranger and Lead vocalist and fronted the band performing for clients from all over the world.
Scot-Rail - Host/Caterer Jun 13 – Jun 14
My time with Scot-Rail included serving customers hot and cold beverages and food throughout the train journey. I had my own trolley and stock load which I had to replenish before and after connecting journeys. I worked with the public and met different types of people every day. I had the responsibility of looking after my own cash box and had to cash up at the end of every shift making sure everything that was sold was written up and amounts matched.
Lead Singer - Function Band Jan 11 – Jun 13
I worked as the lead singer in the function band we were based all over Scotland and I worked with musician Hugh Cox who also played with Bootsy Collins, Mudbone and toured with Pink. He taught me about vocal training and helped me with Vocal exams.
James Watt College, Greenock Aug 10 - May 13
HND Music - SCQF Level 8
The course included Live Performance 2, Session Skills, Instrumental Instruction, Music First Study 2, Songwriting 2, Music for the Visual Arts, Music History 2, Music Graded Unit 2, Recording Techniques for Musicians 2, Digital Communication, Vocal Ensemble. The course provides multiple opportunities to perform live in the best venues and festivals, regularly take part in recording sessions
NC in Music Aug 08 - May 09
The course included Live Performance, Performing Music on Instrument or Voice, Appreciation of Music, Midi Sequencing, Songwriting, Composing, Sound Engineering and Production, Introduction to the UK Music Industry, Aural Skills and Creative Project. The course provides the opportunity to write and record songs
Interests and Activities
My passion lies in music and performing. I also enjoy keeping fit, travelling and have a keen interest in food.
References available on request
Nicola is an excellent vocal teacher. She has a great personality and a cool, calm manner which allow you to relax and sing with confidence. Any problems I have had with my technique or sound, Nicola has managed to pinpoint them almost immediately and rectify them with a vast array of drills and warm ups. I have noticed a 100% improvement in my voice since starting lessons with Nicola and I would recommend her without doubt to anyone who wishes to improve their vocals.
Nicola is extremely patient and encouraging, especially with younger students.
She inspires confidence in her students with noticeable and progressive results in performance, through exercises and techniques adapted to each individual.
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