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Shirley Kent - Singing Teacher in Burford

Shirley Kent Jazz/ Pop Singing Teacher (Oxford)

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Personal Message
If you are seeking to improve your singing for fun or a future career I can assist you in pursuing your goal.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach singing.

Beginner Ukulele with Singing
Tell me about your qualifications.
A life in music.
What kind of experience do you have?
I began my singing career at the tender age of fifteen. I have appeared on Radio, Television and made Records. My career has encompassed the musical spectrum, Folk, Rock and Popular music and Jazz.

In 1970 I was a member of the UK band THE GHOST. A Progressive Rock Band. With Ghost and as a solo artist, I appeared on the John Peel BBC programme SOUND OF THE SEVENTIES. You can find information about those sessions in the Ken Garner book IN SESSION TONIGHT . You can also find information about The Ghost and myself in the 2018 RECORD COLLECTOR Rare Record Price Guide. For a short while I reinvented myself as Virginia Tree and have a collectable album out there.

Jazz, however pulled me back to solo work and through this time I would play second on the bill to Stephane Grappelli, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Blossom Dearie, George Melley, Dakota Stanton, Roland Kirk, John Dankworth with Cleo Laine, Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks, Doris Troy, Humphrey Littleton band, Buddy Rich Band, and too many more to list here.

As a Vocal Coach I have over ten years experience and have assisted classically trained singers to hard rock singers. I have also helped Actors through auditions to RADA, CENTRAL and LAMDA.
How much do you charge?
£25 per hour.
Where do you teach?
Bradwell Village Hall, Burford, West Oxfordshire.
When are you available?
Weekdays daytime 11.00 to 19.00. Weekends 11.00 to 16.00.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginners to advanced - 14 years upwards. Mature students welcome.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Where and with whom did you train?
A lifetime in music......