What you can expert to learn
The mainstay of every lesson with me is mutual respect. I take great pleasure in getting to know each of my students and am extremely conscious of building trust and a safe space to explore potential. Encouragement, laughter and joy are an integral part of every lesson. I am particularly interested in the extent to which our emotions influence the shape of our bodies and the sounds that we make.
My pedagogical influences include the work of Frederick Husler, Yvonne Rod-Marling, Möche Feldenkrais and Frederick Alexander. I am also extremely conscientious about continuing with my own personal, vocal and professional development and am currently studying to be a Vocal Rehabilitation Specialist.
Breathing, breath control, navigating the passaggio
Legato bel canto singing and phrasing
Italianate vowel production and phonation
Diction and use of consonants
I have extensive knowledge of classical and musical theatre repertoire. Choosing appropriate repertoire in the correct key is extremely important.
Performing Skills and interpretation:
Communicating the text
Body language awareness
I am able support singing in
French, German, Italian, Latin, Welsh and English
Pronunciation, interpretation, translation and context
Intonation, rhythm, dynamics, style
PREPARING FOR AUDITIONS
I am very experienced at preparing students to audition for complete roles, and for entry to Music Conservatoires, Drama Schools, Universities and Performing Arts Colleges.
My students have 100% success rate.
My home studio: Heathfield East Sussex.
London: studio by arrangement
Online: these lessons have recently proven to be extremely successful
VOCAL HABILITATION CONSULATION
I am now able to offer a Vocal Health Consultation for voice users, where holistic, science- based vocal health advice is given in order to help you achieve optimal vocal efficiency.
This service is suitable for both professional and non- professional voice users and will take into consideration habitual patterns and overall physical and mental health when making recommendations.
I am also able to refer to medical experts in their field, if there is a suspected pathological cause for concern.
Please apply for details of fees and availability