Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Need to Know
How can I benefit from voice training?
Your voice is a part of you. As it is yours, it is very easy to take it for granted and put off treating it like other instruments. Unlike other instruments, it comes for free, but like other parts of your body, it is vulnerable to damage.
Speaking and singing are physical exercises; we use our whole body for both. Like any other physical exercise, if you don't learn how to use your body safely it is very easy to slip into bad habits, causing vocal fatigue and damage. With the right training, you will be able to understand how to use your instrument correctly so that you can sing even the most difficult songs speak at length or project your voice without causing injury.
Do you have specific teaching qualifications?
Yes, I have a Rock School Teaching Licenciate (LTCL, Level 6) and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Level 7).
How much do you charge for lessons?
Group Taster and 1-1 Vocal Assessments are offered to adults who are ready to move forward. Please book for your individual needs.
We have a number of packages for group classes, individual lessons, and coaching programs, and are availbe in blocks of six or ten. These are tailored to you individual needs and start at £50 per session. If you are concerned about the investment there are a number of ways that we can make it work for you. Paypal also offer 0% credit for four months and can be used multiple times. This is something I have used in the past for my own educational purposes. The application takes just a few minutes and is available *here: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/paypal-virtual-credit?kid=p29450638569&&ds_lpt_start&ds_lpt_end&gclid=CjwKCAjwjZmTBhB4EiwAynRmD_yI7XOmR0JtPEUj3Mu5TozRsqWQVmibVrzq-BCKsXyYGevBYvM51BoC8CIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in place for all Tasters, Vocal Assessments, lessons and packages.
Where do you hold your lessons?
All lessons are currently online, via Zoom.
Lessons may also be available at Dance Attic, Fulham.
Why are lessons and coaching sessions only available in blocks and packages?
In my experience, clents who commit to a program are more likely to advance more quickly.
Looking back on twenty-two years of teaching and learning, I have put together the most beneficial packages to suit your needs.
Your package will include the extra support you need to accelerate your success.
Are online lessons as good as face-to-face lessons?
I have been teaching online since 2018 and have students around the world, including China!
Lockdown has proven that online lessons are as valuable as face-to-face lessons.
As long as you have a strong internet connection, online lessons can be just as good, if not better, than face-to-face lessons. As an international vocal coach, I have students all over the world who benefit from online lessons.
Plus, you can take lessons anywhere you like and there's no need to figure out travel times or navigate traffic!
Do you teach in clients' homes?
I generally don't teach at clients's homes. If and when I occasionally do, this incurs a considerable premium.
While I understand why some teachers and coaches travel, this would limit the number of clients I could help, as travel around London, even locally, can take up to two hours at peak times.
If you would like to take lessons in the comfort of your own home, online lessons can work as well as in-person lessons. If you would still like to consider at-home lessons, please book your complimentary Vocal Assessment or Discovery Call to discuss your needs.
*credit should only be taken out when you feel comfortable and are able to make the repayments. None of the information on this page should in any case be interpreted as financial advice.