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Please read these carefully.  If you choose to book a lesson, it will be assumed that you have read and agreed with these terms and conditions.


Lessons for adults last an hour. 

Children’s lessons are generally half an hour long.

Please phone for details of current fees.

Please arrive on time for your singing lesson.  Arriving early can interrupt the lesson of the person before you.

If you arrive late for your lesson, the lesson will still end at the arranged time, and the full fee is payable.

Please give 24 hours’ notice of cancellation.  Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice must be paid for in full.

If you are feeling ill, please don’t wait until the last minute to cancel your lesson.  You will be charged.  You need to be fit and well to get the best out of your singing lesson, so if you are ill it’s best to cancel in good time and rearrange the lesson when you are well again.

You will not be charged for a lesson cancelled by the teacher.

Singing Teacher


Philosophy of Singing


Sing naturally! The key is not to impose anything on the vocal mechanism that isn't natural. When the singing voice is set up correctly, it's the same set-up as when you laugh. Most people have a musical laugh after all! 

I teach expansion of range, correct voice placement, to develop the full, natural range, and vowel modification. 

There are four registers in the female voice - vocal fry or creak which is not really used in classical singing, speech, middle register and the extreme upper register (coloratura, loft).  

The natural male voice is grounded in the speaking voice and the singing should be a recognisable extension of the natural speaking voice. We only use this over the range of about an octave in day to day speaking so additional range has to be encouraged with natural production, diaphragmatic breathing and support, and vowel modification. 



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