have particular problems in singing, or
And you want to solve them, is that right?
you have a raspy or hoarse voice, or you lose your voice after the
first bracket in your gigs. Or the top end has disappeared, or the
middle is weak.
You've come to the right person. I'm a whiz at analysing and
vocal problems, it's what I love doing.
Whatever the problem, I will
help you solve it fast.
when I say fast, it's impossible to say how fast. But certainly
months! If anyone tells you it's going to take that long
I'd suggest you get a second opinion straight away. Most identifiable
issues can be turned around in a few lessons or a few weeks, perhaps up
to six weeks. And you should see some improvement in minutes, not
I always start with the
build up the voice from there. From the very first session you will
find your voice is starting to make more sense to you.
the first meeting we'll talk a lot about your voice, your
vocal history and your aims. Then I'll test your voice for a number of
students have told me this initial process on its own has helped them
greatly. They understand a lot more about singing, and their own voice
in particular. Often this immediately makes a big difference. Many
times new students have told me at the second lesson that everyone in the band could already hear an
And I'll steer you clear of the BIG MISTAKES
make. Both experienced and new singers get a lot of wrong ideas in
their heads but together we'll sort that out.
a highly skilled teacher for singing, vocal production, vocal
health/voice care, and speech technique. I have a really detailed
understanding of the physiology of the voice and the many other factors
that are involved. I've become quite specialised in these areas for
adults so I
only teach singers 14 years and older, up to 80 years. Teaching
to children is a separate specialisation which I don't do, but please
to contact me
if you need a referral to a teacher who specialises in teaching singing
For more about how and what I teach see More
About Vocal Lessons.
details about my singing background and how I came to have a deep
understanding of singing and speech, see How
I Learnt About The Voice.
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Useful articles by myself and others about
speech technique, the science of the voice, and controversial issues.
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Original & other music for voice, including choirs.
Links and reviews for music, equipment or services I've had
personal experience with.
Beginners, intermediate, advanced. Any age between 14 and
80. Regular lessons or occasional consultations.
Is your speaking voice hoarse, or sounding squeeky? Is it
lacking power and projection? Contact me and together we'll sort it all
Styles, shared lessons, languages. How long does it take?
taught, vocal qualities, protecting your voice.
I founded and conducted two adult choirs for a total of six
years, and taught all the members. Learn about the very important
differences between solo and choral
voice production. In lessons I can guide you through this minefield.
Ignore the dangers at your peril!
Student performances, exams, auditions & shows. Any
voice. I'm a very experienced sight-reading accompanist. Book me NOW
before someone else does.
For theory or practical exams in any instrument or voice.
rhythm & beat, general knowledge (keys, forms, terms), ear
training, voice training for singing tests,
sight-reading/sight-singing. You can continue regular lessons with your
usual teacher while you have a short series of extra coaching sessions
with me, but don't leave it to the last moment.
Since May 2011 I've been living in the Perth hills, in the Shire of
Australia. Click on the links to learn
more or contact me by phone or email.
My mobile phone is 0414 374 701 (new in Sept 2010).