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Singing & Portuguese Teacher in Wimbledon - R Panela

Ricardo Panela Classical Singing Teacher (South West London)

Ricardo Panela

  • Wimbledon (SW19) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 19 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: City of London

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Personal Message
Hello, my name is Ricardo and I'm a Portuguese professional opera singer and singing teacher based in London.
I trained in Portugal and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
I'm a certified singing teacher and would love to help you!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach singing to any age range and in a variety of styles: Classical, Contemporary/Musical Theatre.
I also teach the Portuguese language to non-native speakers.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a Licentiate degree (BMus + 1 year of teaching certification) from the University of Aveiro in Portugal and a Master of Music Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

I am soon to start a PhD in Vocal Studies at Guildhall too.

Besides teaching singing, I also tutor the Portuguese Language to non native speakers. I use the pedagogy skills acquired during my Music Teaching certification and devise tailor made programmes to help people start speaking Portuguese.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have 10 years of experience teaching Singing at a professional level. I taught in 2 Music Conservatoires in Portugal: the Aveiro Music Conservatoire and the Figueira da Foz Music Conservatoire, where I was also head of department.
On top of that, I've been teaching privately for 10 years as well.
How much do you charge?
I charge £45/hour for singing Lessons at my place or within walking distance. Half-hour sessions are charged at £25.
If I have to travel, I will come to an agreement with the student, bearing in mind the traveling cost incurred.

Portuguese tuition, because it requires further preparation from me in between lessons is charged at £50/hour.
Where do you teach?
I teach either at my home in Wimbledon or at the student's home.
When are you available?
My schedule is very flexible and the lessons are to be arranged with the student on a weekly basis.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Children from 12 years old and adults and any level.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
My singing students will be prepared to undertake any endeavour they want to in the music world: I can prepare them to sing for family gatherings or for conservatoire access and also for ABRSM exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I've had success with Skype/Facetime singing lessons. These are charged at the same price as live lessons and the date and time are to be arranged between me and the student.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I'm a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, no. 72724
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the University of Aveiro with Antonio Salgado, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Laura Sarti and I presently train privately with coaches from the leading Opera Houses in the world.
Do you have a personal message for students?
My singing teaching is based in objective physical information and feedback which you will be able to identify and replicate. Having built my voice from scratch, I know how to put the puzzle of Singing together and all the information I give you will be to enable you to unleash your full vocal potential and become independent as a Vocalist and Interpreter. I believe that great Technique is the instrument through which great Art is created and I'd be more than happy to help you achieve this.

I'm a supportive teacher and I will do my utmost for you to make the most of your lessons with me.