WHAT IS MY FIRST LESSON LIKE?
We’ll talk a little about you, your vocal experience (if any) and why you want lessons. We’ll go through some exercises which will help us to assess your voice and how best to approach your learning. The first lesson is just as much for us as it is for you. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Your voice is a very personal thing, so it’s important you feel happy and safe.
SHOULD I PREPARE A SONG?
If you feel confident to do so, yes. Ideally it will be something you have sung for a good amount of time. The purpose of this would be for us to get a clearer understanding of your voice, so if you're unsure, just bring yourself and we will muddle through together.
SHOULD I PREPARE SOME TEXT/MONOLOGUE? (VOICE Sessions)
A piece of spoken word ie an extract from a book or a poem are a great. A monologue will work too, as long you know it very well, but is not necessary. Lucy just wants a chance to hear your voice.
SHOULD I BRING SHEET MUSIC?
If you have a song to sing, yes, if not this will be something we will come to further along the line.
DO I NEED TO READ MUSIC?
No. Most people listen and learn via ear, so reading music is not essential. If your wanting to look at grades or move towards working professionally, it will become more of a necessity. We can help you with improving your reading if you want to.
CAN I BRING MY OWN BACKING-TRACK?
Yes, especially if it’s a good one!
CAN I RECORD MY LESSON?
This is something we advise all students. It’s difficult to remember everything in the moment, as there can often be a lot to take in. When you listen back, you may hear something we’ve said or something in your own voice you had not realised at the time.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Yes. 10% for block bookings of ten lessons or more
HOW MANY LESSONS WILL I NEED?
Singing: It really depends on what you want from yourself and your voice. Singing is an ongoing practise and even the most renowned singers still see a vocal coach - it can be a life long mission, if you want it to be.
Spoken Voice: Voice tends to be more prescriptive, to work on specific issues or for an upcoming event. If you want to study a vocal pathway eg LAMDA voice exams, working on presentation skills or strengthening speaking voice, we can do that.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO PRACTICE?
Keeping in check with your voice is integral to improvement, just like doing regular exercise is the only way to stay fit. If you want to get better, you have to practice regularly.
DO YOU TEACH STYLE TOO?
Being able to present a song in a way that reflects you is what makes the song your own and gives you the ultimate satisfaction. Once you have a strong understanding of a song from a technical perspective, understanding Genre and Style is the next step to making you shine!
DO YOU OFFER GROUP LESSONS?
Not in solo singing, but Lucy can take courses on Acting Through Song.
IS THERE PARKING?
Yes, there is free street parking as well as a local 310 bus service with a stop three minutes away.