Trust in knowledge…
In this day and age we know more about the voice, and how it works, than ever before. Just for example, in recent years, formants, harmonics and inertance have received lot’s more attention from voice scientists and vocal coaches alike, for being some of the most integral elements of voice production. The relating advances in research have facilitated huge leaps forward in vocal development. Therefore, it is fundamental that a singing teacher has awareness and understanding of subjects and topics like these. I am fortunate to be working directly with Dr Ingo Titze, from the university of Utah in Salt Lake City, who is leading the way with these advances and voice science in general.
We could spend some time here talking about the science behind why aligning your formants to the harmonics of the pitch you are are singing is fundamental when it comes to ‘killing it’ on stage. We could also talk about how this helps the delicate positioning of your vocal folds and how that in turn could produce more power, ease and range. We could talk about why singing through a straw could be one of the best things you could do for your voice.
We could, or, we could just get together, and spend our time using tried and tested tools to help you experience all the above. Let’s do that.
What’s your goal?
Whether it’s establishing yourself as an artist in your own right, moulding a career as a backing singer, or professional corporate work, the job of a good teacher is helping you find and achieve your personal goal. Not a goal manufactured by the teacher based on the way things ‘should’ be, or how you ‘should’ sound. Often referred to as a ‘student centered approach’, my aim is to support you in achieving YOUR dream as a singer.
Singers are humans too…
I use my experience in health, fitness and well-being to encourage superior health amongst my students. Fit and healthy humans make fit, healthy, productive, energetic, and creative* singers.
*A handful of other positive adjectives could be used in this list.
Connect to the world…
Anyone who says they know everything is lying (and, probably has some insecurity issues). I’m not saying it to show off, but being an authorised vocal coach and board member of leading international teacher network (Vocology In Practice or ViP), means I am connected to the best from all industries, right across the world.
Whether it be songwriting, musical theatre, classical or vocal rehabilitation, ViP is a powerful network that prioritises the singers’ goals. This incredible network of professionals counters the limited capabilities of a solo teacher and ensures singers receive the best result, each and every time.
In person lessons available in Salisbury, Southampton and online via Skype.