Emergency First Aid Responder
Safeguarding Prevent training
Personal liability insurance
The voice is a life long study and keeping up to date with current research and best practice is vital. I am continually taking part in professional development and expansion of knowledge.
Recent courses listed in About section.
The Actors Guild UK
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Links with Directors, MD's and CD's in Theatre.
WHATS MY FIRST LESSON LIKE?
We’ll talk a little about you, what your experience is (if any) and why you’re looking for lessons. We’ll go through some exercises which will help me to asses your voice and how I will be best approaching our sessions. The first lesson is just as much for me as it is for you. I want you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Your voice is a very personal thing, so it’s important you are happy and safe with me. This is the case for singing and spoken lessons.
SHOULD I PREPARE SOMETHING?
If you feel confident to do so, yes. It should be something you feel very comfortable with and have sung for a good amount of time. The purpose of this would be for me to get a clearer understanding of your voice in performance. If you're unsure, just bring yourself and we will muddle through together. There is no pressure either way.
Spoken Sessions: an extract from a book or a poem are great. A Monologue will work too, as long as you know it well, but it is not necessary. I just want to hear your voice.
DO I NEED TO READ MUSIC?
Not necessarily. Most people listen and learn via ear, so reading music is definitely not a necessity. But if your wanting to look at grades or move towards working professionally it is more of a necessity. I can help you improve this if you want to.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Yes. Online lessons are reduced, I offer a discount for students as well as block bookings which also reduces the price of the individual lessons.