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Good is Easy, Difficult is Bad!

"Good singing is easy and difficult singing is bad." So said the great Australian Prima Donna Dame Nellie Melba when... More »
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Physicality of singing

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  • Repertoire Recommendations For Classical Singing

    Michael Vickers Classical Singing Teacher (North London) Picture
    If you are considering attending a consultation for singing lessons, it is advisable that you prepare a song beforehand. The song need not be long or complicated. Any of the Italian Arie Antiche for example would be suitable.
  • 1st Lesson Warm up Ideas

    Stephanie Smith Classical Singing Teacher (Manchester) Picture
    The most important thing a singing teacher needs to do in the first lesson with a new pupil or pupils is to assess how much they know with regards to breathing/technique, listen to they're voice and tone and see how quickly they pick up new ideas and aural skills. The first task I undertake is...
  • The voice is the person

    Simon Wallfisch Classical Singing Teacher (Croydon) Picture
    I grew up in a hothouse of musicians. My father is a famous solo cellist, my mother, equally famous baroque and classical violinist, my grand-parents on both sides were professional musicians, and my great grandfather was the famous conductor and composer Albert Coates. My grandmother survived...
  • Book Recommendations for Singers

    Emily Griffiths Classical Singing Teacher (Cardiff) Picture
    As a reading list for any aspiring professional singer, I would suggest the following: Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method (Dover Books on Music) by Mathilde Marchesi The Art of the Song Recital by Shirlee Emmons and Stanley Sonntag Great Singers on the Art of Singing...
  • The Joy Of Singing

    Gillian Rae-Walker Classical Singing Teacher (Walsall) Picture
    Singing using the whole of your body, mind and emotions is a glorious and freeing experience. Think of all your outrage at some injustice, all your sadness about a loss or all your joy in seeing an old friend or a beautiful view, and imagine releasing those feelings. Singing beautiful or...
  • Enunciation in choral singing

    Colin David Reed Classical Singing Teacher (Nottingham) Picture
    “Over-pronunciate your continents!” I'm sure that's a phrase that many a church or cathedral chorister has heard from many a well-meaning choirmaster. The reasoning seems to be that absolute clarity of the text is paramount. That may or may not be a good thing, but my main issue with this...
  • The Importance of using 'Thin Fold'

    Matt Buswell Classical Singing Teacher (West London) Picture
    My work with singers always reiterates the importance of accessing the light vocal mechanism (known as 'thin fold'). This has become more apparent in my work with more dramatic voices (which have a tendency to retain the heavy mechanism when rising in pitch) and young voices, both male and...
  • Must-Read books for Classical Singers for FREE!

    Wendy Silvester Classical Singing Teacher (Leicester) Picture
    The following is a list of books which are available for free online, on sites like Google Books or Project Gutenberg (I even got my copies of Amazon for Kindle for free!). Some of these are written by masters of singing and teachers of Bel Canto technique, others are from a more scientific or...
  • How to Sing and How to Practice

    W Summers-Taylor Classical Singing Teacher (West London) Picture
    I would like to recommend two books. Firstly i would recommend “How to Sing" by Lille Lehmann Written by one of opera's first international superstars and a true 'Bel canto' singer. Lille Lehmann offers inspiration and good advice on all aspects of singing, including correct breathing...
  • A Creative Child Of Academic Parents

    Angharad Lewis Classical Singing Teacher (North London) Picture
    What to do with a creative child of academic parents? There are many parents who will send their children to music classes just for the status of having their child learn the typically Victorian, middle class activities of singing or piano, but with the idea that it is an academic pursuit...

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    An Oxford graduate with a range of experience teaching English, Singing and Drama especially. I have successfully tutored for the 11+, and worked for Shenker English academies...
  • Bekki Gocher

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    I am a Music teacher based in central Manchester. I have a strong musical background and teach in the classroom from ages 11-18. As a private tutor, I teach from beginner to...
  • Rosie Williamson

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    I am a professional singer and singing teacher. My lessons are always learner-centred: I want to help student's achieve their potential, develop good vocal technique and enjoy...
  • Emily Onsloe

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    I am currently studying for my BMus(Hons) in Music as a classical soprano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Voice is my main study however I play clarinet and saxophone...
  • Lottie Greenhow

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    I am an enthusiastic and committed teacher with over 12 years' experience in a wide range of subjects. I am primarily a vocal and instrumental teacher but am also able to teach...
  • Emily Griffiths

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    I am a conservatoire-trained classical singer and have four years' experience teaching adults and children; for exams, auditions or for fun.
  • Phillipa Thomas

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    I am committed to getting the best from my students and I understand that everyone is different and that lessons need to be tailored to the individual.
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