Everybody has a voice and, with the correct support, can become a wonderful singer. I take a relaxed approach to singing while recognising the importance of good posture and breathing.
Having enjoyed two years of classical training, I have taught singing in a variety of contexts, including the running of a wonderful Gospel choir. Currently, I run the Chamber Choir at Keswick School.
I can teach to your interests, taste of music, aspirations and technical needs. If you are commited, patient and understand the need for regular practice, I would love to help you find your voice.
After 10 years of playing the guitar, I know my way around it! I believe guitar, just like the voice, isn't something that can be rushed. It takes time, effort and a lot of discipline. Over the last few years, free online lessons and resources have made the guitar more accessible, with many sites using 'Tabs' to show students how to play a song. I believe that guitar lessons should be underpinned by a sound knoweldge of music theory; including note reading, understanding chord sequences and time signatures.
Through this approach, you can fully understand not just the guitar, but how music itself works, aiding the learning of any instrument. Guitar websites maybe a fast track to learning chords, but real guitar learning needs hand position control and posture work, none of which are fully taught through a Youtube video!
I offer full guitar teaching from beginners right up to experienced performers who want a hand learning a piece of music.
music theory tuition
With Grade 5 theory and a BA HONS Music Degree, I've spent a lot of time looking at notes! I think it's important for anyone who is keen on Music to have a grasp of music theory, even just the basics. Often people believe that if you are a singer you don't have to worry about theory, but I always wanted to understand it (I couldn't stand the thought of not being fully in control and knowing what I was doing!) I offer relaxed sessions that can cover from the basics of music theory, right up to the ins and outs of complex chord progressions, and score analysis. Whether it be for an exam or grade, or just for fun, I would be more than happy to offer some guidance on music theory.