Singing is intrinsic to who and what we are as human beings. It is an expression of the self, and has boundless benefits.
People have singing lessons for many reasons:
- To build confidence
- To sit vocal exams
- To prepare for college/university auditions
- To get better at something they already enjoy
- To have a new, fulfilling, and challenging hobby
- To learn a new skill
- To improve general educational progress
- To ensure vocal health and safety
- To have LOTS of fun!
I cater for all ability lessons and all age groups. Singing lessons take place at my home in Horsforth. If you would like singing lessons, please get in touch (lesson availability and testimonials can be found at the bottom of the page):
A Level Music: A* // A Level Performance Studies: A // A Level English Literature: A*
Grade 8 ABRSM Classical Voice
BA (Hons) in Music (Jazz) from the Leeds College of Music
I specialise in technique and improving voice placement; I teach the following singing styles: Jazz, Classical, Pop, Musical Theatre.
I use both ABRSM, Rock School and Trinity exam boards.
I first began teaching singing in 2011 at the age of 16. I was the music specialist for performing arts school ‘Starlight’ in Clayton Brook. When I moved to university, I volunteered with the Opera North’s Children’s Chorus, before attaining position as vocal tutor at Richmond House School. I mainly teach from home, educating adults and children of varying ability; however, I still work at both Richmond House School and Leeds West Academy. I have previously worked at Harrogate Grammar School, Burley Park PRU, DAPA Blackburn, and Skelton Primary School, York. As well as this one to one experience, I also lead 5 adult amateur choir across West Yorkshire.
Singing is good for the mind, body and soul. Teaching people how to use the tools they were born with is such a pleasure.
Current courses/ workshops:
Music and Mindfulness, April 8th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696957357034876/
A Few Fundamentals, three week course beginning April 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/208616879690613/
Speech and Vocal Studies
These lessons are aimed at people who want to improve their knowledge of the voice to enhance their techniques in public speaking. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for teachers, instructors, or people who regularly have to give speeches and presentations in their everyday work. The voice can become tired and weak when it is used frequently, this course of study will help you to understand your voice more, as well as discovering ways in which it can be protected from harm. These lessons mainly focus on vocal delivery technique, but they also use the medium of song to help advance vocal control further.
Grade 5 Theory Fast Track
This is a course designed to get people through their Grade 5 ABRSM theory exam in a short space of time. Grade 5 theory is an entry level qualification for many institutions; these lessons would be perfect for pre/current A-Level students who need this qualification to carry on to their institute of choice. It is also a great course for people who want to progress past Grade 5 in their practical grades (grade 5 ABRSM theory is compulsory if you wish to take ABRSM practical exams from and beyond grade 6). This course aims to put students through the exam in 2-4 months. The intensity of the course varies dependent on time available and what knowledge the student already has.
Jennie- Rebecca is an amazing teacher. She has helped me to improve my singing and performance with her knowledge and expertise. The lessons are so enjoyable and even if I’m feeling a bit down when I arrive she knows just how to pitch the lesson so that I leave feeling lifted.
Current vacancies: 3.25-4.25pm, Tuesdays- fortnightly // 4.30- 5.30pm, Tuesdays– weekly – this slot will be available from after the easter holidays.
A typical singing lesson is £30 per hour (or part thereof).