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Singing Lessons and Vocal Coaching with Professional Singer, songwriter and performer

I believe everyone has a unique and beautiful voice and that there should be no absolute standard of a “perfect” voice. We can all make choices about what we want to sound like, as long we keep our voice healthy and we are conscious of the options we have we it. My job as a vocal coach is to help you find your own voice and give you the tools to gain confidence and improve your technique, based on what your needs are.

I have extensive experience both as a professional teacher for kids and adults in all genres (pop, jazz, classical and musical theatre), for individuals or groups. My lessons are fun and engaging and they’re tailored to the individuals’ needs. Using a wide range of exercises and techniques we work on a repertoire chosen by the student or myself, aiming to improve confidence, revealing and developing your voice, working on range, support, style and vocal colours, working towards your personal aims.

My lessons include:

SINGING LESSONS:
Breathing technique
Good posture and core support
Expansion of range
Technique
Use of head, mixed and chest voice
Vocal style
Songwriting skills
Your understanding of music theory

PIANO LESSONS:
Classical and pop piano
Posture
Hand technique
Music theory and Harmony
Improvisation
Accompanying (chords, rhythms, patterns)

SONGWRITING LESSONS:
Tutoring and mentoring
Music Theory
Use of chords and tempos
Lyrics
Styles and structures

Location

At teacher's location: Kingsland Road, London E2 8AG, UK
At student's location: Around Islington, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

45 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Italian

About Me

I am a singer/songwriter, performer and recording artist, active in the UK scene and internationally.
With the stage name of Valerio Lysander, I have established himself as an independent baroque pop singer/songwriter, with 3 published records and gigs around the UK and Europe, including performances for various Gay Pride, including the main stage of London Pride in Trafalgar Square and of Manchester Pride in 2017. Many of my songs have been broadcast on BBC Radio and other national radios in the UK and Italy.

I have been using my voice professionally for more than 15 years, with a solid technical and stylistic core acquired thanks to lessons with Angela Bucci and Silvia Gollini in Rome and I have also completed the Estill Voice Model Training level 1 and 2 with Charlotte Xerri. I have also studied classical, jazz and pop piano with Francesca Aloisi for 10 years and I have a diploma in Music Theory, Harmony and Sight Reading from A. Casella Conservatory of L’Aquila, Italy.

Education

2019 Attended Estill Voice Model Levels 1 & 2 course in London with Charlotte Xerri.
2012 - 2013: Private Singing Lessons with Silvia Gollini.
2010: Music Diploma (Music Theory, Sight Reading) - A. Casella Conservatory of L’Aquila, Italy
2006 - 2013: Private Piano lessons with Francesca Aloisi at Associazione Musicale Eretina di Monterotondo (RM), Italy.
2006 - 2009: Private Singing Lessons with Angela Bucci at Associazione Musicale Eretina di Monterotondo (RM), Italy - Classical and modern techniques and styles, musical theatre, pop, jazz.
2006 - 2008: Private Guitar Lessons with Franco Tinto at Associazione Musicale Eretina di Monterotondo (RM), Italy.

Experience / Qualifications

2019-now: Singing teacher for City Academy (London)
2017-now: Singing teacher for Stagecoach (London)
2015-now: Teacher for private singing lessons

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