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.
Carol has been immensely helpful in developing my singing technique. As a professional full time singer, Carol helped me to develop solid technique, how to protect my voice and has even increased my singing range! I don't know how I would would have survived as a professional singer without her help and guidance.
David Wright-Lead singer The Jukebox Jets
I thoroughly enjoyed being taught by Carol. She combines formal exercises and theory with a background in performing in a wide range of styles.
I started singing lessons never believing I'd feel confident enough to sing solo a few months later. Working with Carol boosted my confidence, and the Sheehans Academy concert provided a friendly, supportive environment for my first solo performance in over three
I undertook the vocal empowerment course designed by Carol and I have noticed great improvement in my technique and confidence. Carol has given me tools that have had a considerable impact on my singing knowledge. Now, I feel more in control and I can take care of my voice more efficiently thanks to advice tailored for my range. Carol is absolutely lovely to be with; she’s full of positive energy and is very inspirational.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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.
u!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:
Little Stars (6-10 years)
Saturdays 12 - 12.45pm
£5 per lesson
Saturdays 2 - 3pm
£7.50 per lesson
Adult, Teen and Children’s Summer Holiday Vocal Group Lesson 3 Day Course Learn to sing with confidence with our professionally trained, voice coach Mel. Learn all the skills required to promote a promising singing voice. Mel will teach you the necessary techniques and set you exercises to continue your vocal development once the course has ended.
Enjoy singing songs from the musicals, movies and pop charts. Learning the skill of singing with confidence will help promote self confidence in other areas of your life, and it’s a great way to keep entertained through the long summer break. Enjoy making new friends during the course and have fun performing in a concert at the end.
Spaces are limited, so please give us a call, or pop in- we will take payment upfront to reserve your place.
Children’s Group (6 to 12 years). Thursday 28th July. 4th & 11th August 1pm – 1.45 Fee £30.00
Teens Group. Thursday 28th July. 4th & 11th August 2.15 – 3.15 Fee £35.00
Adult Group. Friday 29th July. 5th & 12th August 2pm – 3pm Fee £35.00
Concert for all the groups at 3.30 Friday 12th August