I'm a professional singer, an experienced singing teacher and a vocal coach, based in Glasgow.
I'm a touring singer-songwriter and a recent graduate from the BA(HONS) Applied music course at the University of Strathclyde.
I teach from absolute beginners to advanced students, usually starting from age 10+.
Most people, especially when looking for a vocal teacher for the first time, are not really sure what to ask and where to look, so here's what you'll get from your lessons with me :)
Your lessons with me will focus on you gaining a better understanding of how your voice works. In addition to the vocal lessons you'll get a set of exercises designed for your voice specifically, that you can use as your practice routine, so can fully benefit from your singing lessons with me. With regular practice you'll manage to
*smooth out breaks in your voice
*improve your intonation and phrasing
*ease out any strain you might feel when singing (those high notes! ;)
*feel more confident and enjoy singing
*get the best of your voice when auditioning, on stage or in the studio
*learn to sing with a backing track, with guitar/piano accompaniment and a cappella
SINGING LESSONS WITH A TWIST
Depending on your background, ability and aspirations your singing lesson could be enhanced with a more in-depth study of music theory, sight singing, song arrangements and melody writing - a great tool for songwriters, backing vocals, and demo recordings.
MUSIC THEORY LESSONS and ROCK SCHOOL EXAMS/HIGHERS
I also offer music theory lessons and have prepared pupils for their Rock School Vocal exams, so get in touch if you need some help with passing exams or auditions.
Off on tour or away for longer periods of time? Not to worry! As a touring musician myself I've found Skype to be a great tool to keep in touch with students, colleagues, business partners and, of course, family. I've used skype to work with my students in Europe since 2011 and it's a great way to teach when 1-to-1 lessons are not possible. All you need is a reliable internet connection, a decent computer and a mic.
I also work with more and more singer-songwriters on polishing their songs and vocals, looking at the way they approach harmony and melody, offering a second opinion, as well as advice on vocal production when in studio and looking after their voices when on tour.
Get in touch for details on lesson prices and availability.
Discounts are available for block bookings.