Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know


How will I benefit from vocal 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. 

Singing is a physical exercise; we use our whole body to sing. Like any other physical exercise, if you learn to sing without professional training 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 and avoid injuring your voice.

You can learn how to

- develop and maintain a healthy voice to that you are always ready to sing

- sing amazing harmonies

- smash your auditions and nail recordings to clinch professional deals

- be gig-ready within a few months

Gold and Platinum

- arrange your own songs  

- build your confidence and develop your performance skills to a professional level

- introduction to theory 

-  build your brand to become known in the industry

Do you have specific teaching qualifications?

Yes, I have a Rock School Teaching Licenciate (LTCL) and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).

How much do you charge for lessons?

Lessons are available in blocks only. Different students have different requirements, therefore, packages are priced appropriately. While I am not the cheapest, the personal and professional benefits you will get from your learning will far outweigh the financial investment.

You can choose to pay upfront or in instalments. Like all formal courses, you will be asked to sign a Learning Agreement and payment contract whichever payment method you select.

Where do you hold your lessons?

Lessons are held at Dance Attic in Fulham, and online.

Why are lessons only available in blocks and packages?

In my experience, students who commit to a course are more likely to advance more quickly.
Looking back on nineteen 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 students around the world, including China!
Lockdown has proven that online lessons are as valuable as face-to-face lessons, however I did teach online before lockdown.
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 students' homes

I generally don't teach at students's homes. If and when I occasionally do, this incurs a considerable premium.

While I understand why some teachers and coaches travel, it means I would not be available to as many students, as travel around London, even locally, can take up to two hours at peak times.

Secret Vocal Academy

London, UK

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