Singing & Vocal Lessons | Adults & Children - Beginner & Advanced
Learning to sing
There are many benefits to having singing lessons aside from the sheer enjoyment you will get from learning. Learning how to breathe properly and the posture needed for singing is just part of the learning process, enabling you to throw your voice like Bon Jovi or Pavarotti! Grey matter in the brain is improved greatly alongside memory, self-discipline and co-ordination.
You may want to just learn as a casual hobby, or maybe sit exams. There may be a particular style you are interested in such as classical, pop or jazz but what and how you choose to learn is entirely up to you and whatever your goals, we will get you on the right path with the right teacher.
Carol has over 15 years experience, teaching vocals and as a professional singer/song writer in the music industry for both live and studio performance. Carol has toured Europe and USA, both concert venues and large festivals, with e.g. Ruby Turner, Sinead O’Connor, Rosie Gaines, Salif Keita, and OMAR. Carol took Vocal Studies at Leicestershire School of Music, also with Susan Turner BA (Classical), and Jan Ponsford London and Sheila Jordan NYC USA (Jazz). Carol has Grade 5 in Piano (Associated Board) and studied Afro Cuban and African Percussion.
Carol teaches Blues, Gospel, Soul RnB, Funk Jazz Pop & World musical styles of singing, with her proven skills in close vocal harmony and choral work. Carol coaches and highlights protection of the voice for both live and studio performance, using Western Classical and Eastern techniques, alongside a learning model designed to affect real vocal improvements over time when practiced.
Carol is available for lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Academy.
Charlie has 13 years experience performing as a singer/songwriter and was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 singer songwriter of the year competition 2008. Soon after she was invited to join the Ivor Novello Academy/BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and has had success performing nationwide at large venues/festivals and awards ceremonies. Her original band Charlie and the Martyrs, were also invited to join Beautiful South front man Paul Heaton on his 2014 tour.
Her music has received airplay on BBC Radio 2/6/Nottingham/Birmingham and Leicester, and she has been featured for her songwriting in The Fly and 69 Magazine. She has done solo/group support slots for Mumford and Sons, Professor Green, Johnny Flynn, Slow Club and Junior Senior.
Charlie is now a recording session vocalist, as well as part of a Motown/Soul covers band that performs at weddings/functions, and gigs with an original 6 piece folk band doing co vocals/harmonies.
She specializes in pop and soul, but is versatile with other genres.
Charlie likes to focus on vocal techniques to prevent straining the voice, but also to have fun and bring out the best in your vocal abilities and personality. She can also offer help and ideas with original material.
Mel is a professional singer with over 25 years of experience. She also has over 20 years teaching experience and has a Voice Training practice of over seventy regular pupils, including children and adults. Mel also teaches music and vocals at a number of schools and colleges.
In her one-to-one lessons, Mel is happy to prepare pupils for graded exams and auditions for contemporary and musical theatre.
She specialises in techniques such as projection, strength exercises, breathing technique and vocal protection. Mel also has grade 8 distinction in contemporary voice.
She gives vocal training to groups and one-to-one lessons on Saturday afternoons at the Academy.
If you would like to join Mel's group lessons or book one-to-one lessons, then please contact us. The groups lessons are as follows: