Singing Lessons for Contemporary Singers
Singing is fun! It’s a fantastic way to express yourself, connect with your emotions and communicate with others. But when you hit blocks and barriers to the full range of your singing voice it can be confusing and frustrating. Singing lessons allow you to understand how your voice works and coordinate with your body so that you can sing the way you imagine you can sound and reach your full potential as a singer.
My name is Carrie Griffiths. I’ve been singing since 1999 and teaching vocals since 2003, working with everyone from reggae artists and rock singers to touring theatre companies and Conservatoire members - and even one of Lady Gaga’s touring crew! During this time I have noticed that singers have the same issues, whether they're complete beginners or established professionals.
Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, aspiring Musical Theatre performer, upcoming artist or taking your grades, or just starting out, singing lessons can work for you.
Why Should I take Singing Lessons?
You’ll explore your voice and learn professional singing techniques while enjoying fun and dynamic singing lessons that draw from more than twenty years of my experience as a professional singer and singing teacher and voice expert.
I've worked with everyone from complete beginners in Germany to professional singers in New York and I have received online vocal training with voice coaches based in Las Vegas and in Hollywood.
What can I expect during a singing lesson?
After initial vocal warm ups I’ll take you step-by-step through the exercises that work for YOU - even creating bespoke exercises to specifically overcome YOUR challenges - so that you can go from being a good singer to a great singer and eventually a professional artist.
Which styles do you cover?
Online Singing Lessons
Online lessons are great for a number of reasons:
• No commute
• Take lessons from anywhere in the world
• No disruptions to your schedule
• Easy to access from any device
In-Person Singing Lessons
In-person singing lessons in Fulham are available to a limited number of singers. We can discuss this during your first session.
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I've grown hugely in confidence since having singing lessons with Carrie, who provides fantastic coaching that has vastly improved my singing technique and performance skills. Carrie has also supported my journey in sight singing and music theory. A fantastic coach that blends technical expertise with holistic advice to improve all areas of speaking, singing, and performing.
Natalie De Freitas ~ Choir Singer
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: online course, group classes, individual lessons, and coaching programs ranging from £997 to £30. Singing lessons are available in blocks of four, six or ten.
Where do you hold your lessons?
Online signing lessons are available. Please enquire for face-to-face singing lessons.
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' 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 session, where we ill be able to discuss your requirements.
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