Novice Singing Lessons
The voice is an instrument unlike any other and no two are the same. Singing lessons can help to unlock your true potential and give you a new found confidence in your ability. A singers worst enemy is themselves and we work together to not only improve vocal techniques but confidence. Singing lessons are tailored to the individual so whether you want to become a professional singer, start a YouTube channel, take singing exams or just have fun, we have the right program for YOU. Katy's relaxed and friendly approach to teaching will put all your nerves at ease and there are regular opportunities to perform live when you feel you are ready.
You don't need to have any previous knowledge or experience of singing to start having novice singing lessons and we will work within your capabilities and strive to improve at a pace that suits you whilst building your confidence at the same time. The main part of your session will be studying relevant vocal techniques and perfecting them whilst singing your favourite songs. These coaching sessions are for beginner to intermediate vocalists only and will cover basic techniques and repertoire study.
Katy teaches RSL grades 1-8 specialising in their contemporary and musical theatre syllabus. Students are encouraged to undertake vocal grades so they can have recognition for the achievements they have made during their singing lessons. The exam can be taken in 2 ways, one which contains music theory (graded exam) and one that is purely singing (Performance certificate), so there is something to suit everybody's interests and skill sets. During singing lessons you will learn everything you need to know about the pieces you are required to sing and how to pass your singing exam with flying colours. Each grade contains a wide range of contemporary songs to choose from with the added bonus of grade 6, 7 and 8 (graded exam) carrying UCAS points for those students wishing to obtain a few more points before heading off to university. Students are responsible for booking their own exams but will be advised on when they are ready to take the exam.
RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS
Building an online presence is an important part of developing as a vocalist, the skills you learn from working on the recorded voice are essential if you want to work within the music industry and gaining skills both in front and behind of the camera are also a key part of being a vocalist. Most singers struggle with confidence on and off camera and are daunted by the thought of putting their work (covers or original songs) online but these are skills you will learn during your singing lessons and will only undertake a recording project once you are deemed ready.
Katy requires all students to stick to a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any lessons that are cancelled 24 hours prior to their scheduled appointment will result in the full lesson fee being charged, regardless of the reason. Missed lessons will be treated the same and can not be rescheduled, a new appointment must be made once the late cancellation fee has been paid. This policy is in place to prevent wasted lesson slots and is standard practice.