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.
Have you always dreamed of writing your own music but don't know where to start? We have a songwriting team who can make your vision come to life, whether you're a singer in need of backing music, in need of a top line or you need help writing a song from scratch. Our team of professional songwriters can produce the song you have always dreamed of and can also help to introduce you to the world of music production along side music indurty advice on how to best distribute and promote your songs.
Songwriting lessons are available for those who want to learn how to build a song from scratch. In these lessons you will learn about chord progressions, song structure, instrumentation, top-line (melody) writing, lyric writing as well as basic music production. This is best suited for those who can play an instrument such as piano or guitar to an intermediate standard but this can also be suitable for those who are wanting to work with royalty free backing music.
This service is for singers who have written a top-line melody with accompanying lyrics but do not have any have the body of music to accompany it. Track creation is carried out by a professional songwriter and producer and the sessions are usually lengthy due to this method of songwriting consisting of the songwriter needing to apply the trial and error method to work out which chords and style best suit your project.
Toplining is the art of writing a vocal melody and lyrics over the top of a written body of music. This is popular practice in the EDM, Pop, R&B, and Hip-Hop/Rap and is arguably the most important part of the songwriting process. During these sessions you will learn the art of melody writing and how to become a lyricist.
THE FULL WORKS
This service is offered to those who want to write a song but don't know where to start. The 'full works' is a long term project for those who want to learn everything there is to know about the songwriting process and have a song written for them from scratch. The idea behind these sessions is to offer a full insight into the full process of writing a song and to enable you to transfer those skills to your own practice so you are able to write your own songs from scratch in the future.
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.