Courses

Singing Lessons – online and face-to-face

“The singing voice is the developed speaking voice”

Teaching good vocal technique that produces and enhances a pupil’s natural vocal talent

  • Understanding and using the key elements which are: breathing, breath support through muscular development and…
  • Understanding resonance, how the voice is amplified and the balance between head and chest resonating areas
  • Instilling and developing confidence
  • The subtler elements that feature when singing popular songs
  • Interpretation and expression of vocal material whether classical or popular
  • Performance skills for stage productions, concerts
  • Working with an accompanist, band or orchestra
  • Microphone technique
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Vocal coaching – presentation skills

“Day to day communication skills – the writing and delivering of accurate and entertaining information – for business or for pleasure”

  • Developing the spoken voice using breathing technique and resonance/projection
  • Writing entertaining presentation material
  • Delivery of vocal material – content, pace, inflection, breathing etc.
  • Instilling and developing confidence
  • Performance skills and techniques
  • Belief and eye contact
  • Understanding the audience dynamic, reacting and responding
  • MC skills and microphone technique
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Performance – Putting technique to the test!

Regular performances constitute a tremendous learning process utilising technique and constantly refining performance skill.  That can be in a recital with just a piano for accompaniment or with a full swing band.

If there’s an anniversary, a wedding, a birthday celebration – any bespoke event – providing and organising the music and musicians is a speciality.  Give us an idea or brief us exactly on what you want and we can come up with entertainment to suit the occasion.

The repertoire includes: opera, oratorio, German lieder, English, French and Italian art songs, The Great American Songbook, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s standards, Broadway and West End show songs, swing and popular.

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Testimonials

Hear from our happy students…

“In just her first season, Isabelle won the youth musical theatre group’s award for the best developed voice.”

Pam. W, Windsor

“I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with Charles – he’s inspired me and increased my confidence!”

DS, Bucks

I sought Charles’ assistance to develop my vocal skills. His methods were both effective and fun… as a measurement of Charles’ success, I achieved… (my primary ambition).

CR, Berks

Isabelle Walters sings ‘You’ from Ghost