I am an enthusiastic singing teacher with over ten years experience coaching both children and adults. My background includes both classical and contemporary training within genres such as Jazz, cabaret, musical theatre, pop and light opera.
When teaching, I work with students to support their learning by tailoring lesson plans that support their individual goals. Wither you are an absolute beginner or an experienced vocalist looking to improve your technique, we will adapt the lessons to support the goals you want to achieve.
Aspects of development include:
Breathing, Support and Stamina
I strive to provide a friendly environment for all students where we can work together to achieve the best results, but most of all.. have some fun!
I believe in working with singers to help find 'their unique voice'. Each lesson is tailored using a variety of exercises to improve technique and encourage vocal confidence. We will work together to achieve your goals.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Aspects of development include:
* Vocal Technique
* Performance Technique
* Audition preparation
* Vocal Health
* Breathing, Support and Stamina
- Tell me about your qualifications.
* BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship - Vocals - due to complete 2018.
* Student teacher with the Institute of vocal advancement.
- How much do you charge?
Lessons given in my studio are charged at:
£45 per hour
£25 per half hour
The rate for lessons given in students homes will be negotiated depending on the circumstance.
- Where do you teach?
I have a teaching studio in my Raynes Park home, it is easily commutable through the South West Train services that operate from Waterloo towards Surrey. My address is a convenient walk from Raynes Park station or a short bus ride from Wimbledon.
I am happy to teach at students' homes within a 3 mile radius for an additional charge.
- When are you available?
I teach 7 days a week and can be relatively flexible with availability, please get in touch with your ideal times to book something suitable.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach a wide range of students aged from 4 upwards and at various levels of experience.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Lessons can be arranged via Skype at convenient times.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Whether you are singing for a hobby or to fulfil your creative passions, I will able to assist you with a tailored approach to coaching. I look forward to meeting you!
I have been giving lessons in both 121 and small group capacities over the last ten years. During this time I have worked with students of varying abilities from various backgrounds. Whilst most students attend for their personal development (to work on specific techniques, songs, or performances), I have also worked to help students gain entrance to various contemporary music universities.
In addition to singing lessons I also offer Music Theory and Beginner Piano lessons.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been working as a vocal coach for over 10 years and have worked with both children and adults in 121 and group environments. My experience expands across musical theatre and contemporary music genres.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes - Child and Adult, available on the DBS update service.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Institute of Vocal advancement
The Musicians Union
The Association of Teachers of Singing
£45 for 1 hour
£25 for 1/2 hour lessons (recommended for children)
Lessons held outside my studio will incur additional costs for travel. This can be negotiated depending on the distance.
I am currently completing a BA Hons in Creative Musicianship specialising in Vocals with BIMM London. In addition to this I am training as a Student Teacher with the Institute of Vocal Advancement.
Melissa is a fantastic music tutor and vocal coach. She taught my daughter voice coaching. She transformed my shy daughter into a beautiful singer who performed in public. She is kind, hardworking and real passionate about music and teaching. I cannot recommend her enough.
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