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Learning to Sing! Voice, Choir/Group Singing and Music Theory

With over 10 years teaching 1-1 singing and music theory lessons, I am confident that I can engage and challenge any pupil. I also believe in choir/group singing, but understand that people might be nervous in joining one and would like some lessons before they attend a rehearsal. As a choir conductor to two successful work place choirs, I can help with that also.
My goal in lessons is to keep my students challenged, but not to overwhelm them. Therefore lessons include, warm-ups, new repertoire, targets and homework, as well as a pace of learning that suits the individual.

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Location

Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Barking, United Kingdom

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Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Since graduating from university I have had a varied career. As well as singing internationally with Opera a la Carte and the Chelsea Opera Group, I have performed with Giffords Circus and worked with brands such as Ted Baker as well as the Sugar Plum Fairy Foundation. Singing also includes performing at The Elderflower Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe with sell out shows. Recently I have performed on the cabaret stage at London Pride, and worked with Sink the Pink on their Christmas 2018 show.
Christmas time can find me on the stage at Wicksteed Park as part of their Festive Entertainment. I am also the voice behind the popular Sopranotron app. The app reached the top 5 in the UK and the top 10 in the US.

After I graduated from university I was asked to lead local choirs and from that teach singing. I was pleasantly surprised by my success, away from performing, and found myself enjoying the thrill of that relationship between teacher and pupil. My proudest moments of teaching have not only been with the ones who have excelled vocally, but more poignantly, the ones who have worked incredibly hard and improved so much that they felt confident enough to perform in front of others. As teachers, the legacy we leave our pupils can only be measured by the influence we have on them and that gift should not be taken for granted.

In the last two years while still teaching singing in schools, preparing pupils for their GCSE performance exams, I have been fortunate enough to lead two workplace choirs and these have been a great joy to me.

Outside of singing I enjoy delving into a good sci-fi or fantasy series or watching the latest blockbuster. I can usually be found reading something and I try to start each day with some exercise, my favourite of which is yoga, followed by a coffee, which I have with oat milk. Everyday I have a chat with my dog Luna, who is a delight. I will get worried when she starts to answer back though.

Education

Royal Holloway University of London, Music BMus 2.1. 2009.
A-level: Music (A), English Literature (B), History (C).
AS-level: Film Studies (A).
GCSE: 7A's 2B's.

Experience / Qualifications

Over 10 years teaching GCSE singing performance and individual vocal lessons.
100% pass rate for ABRSM exams.
Conductor to two workplace choirs.

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