Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! Everyone has the ability to sing. In tune, with control and in a positive way. Perhaps you wish to feel steadier with your sustained voice or to sing with projection. You may wish to work on hearing melody, or on building your breath capacity.
There are many, many ways to enhance your voice. With connection, awareness and practice, you shall soon find yourself able to sing in a way that you would like.
I get asked this question a lot! Am I a good singer? And the truth is that a good singer is simply someone who can fully connect to the emotion of a song. What I would like to do is to help you to see all of the ways in which technique can work for you. Ways of using your breath and body to completely change your vocal delivery.
Then, once you have a strong sense of just how the voice works, we begin the really fun phase - song rehearsal. Singing to music with freedom, passion, confidence and emotion.
You already have all of the experience that you need. You have used breath and tone your entire life!
Now, we need simply explore the many techniques that shall help you to sing in a better way. Working with areas such as Diaphragm, Breath, Pitch, Tone, Resonance and the body shall have a remarkable impact upon your singing voice. If you enjoy singing, you will enjoy learning to sing with technique. Regular vocal practice helps you to strengthen your voice and is highly recommended..
You are most welcome to attend your sessions as often as you wish. I have overseas visitors who pack in a lesson into each day, over a week or two. I have other students who like to attend their sessions each fortnight. I tend to recommend a weekly session, allowing you enough time for practice whilst keeping a momentum.
I do ask that all students record their sessions onto a dictaphone or smartphone device, as the recordings are an invaluable part of your practice reference.
My work is carried out on a one to one basis. Over my years of teaching, I find that private lessons prove most effective for developing ones voice.
Each lesson shall vary slightly from student to student. As each voice is unique, so too are the areas of technique that shall best suit your particular requirements. Saying this, do expect to cover many areas such as Breathing, Diaphragm, Pitch, Tone, Resonance, Song Rehearsal and Scales - to name just a few!
Anyone and everyone can learn to sing. I have many students who are just starting out on their musical journey and others who have performed in arenas all over the world. Remember, the use of correct technique is of great benefit to each and every singer, no matter where they choose to sing.
Learning correct technique and gaining better control over the way that we wish to use our voice is the key. Realising our true vocal potential is for everyone. All it takes is time and commitment and soon you shall note the remarkable improvements with your voice, leading to a more fulfilling singing experience.