I offer vocal training and advice on all types of repertoire in a relaxed atmosphere, and for nearly two decades I have been teaching singers of all abilities to become more confident technically and to explore new repertoire and styles.
Musicianship - To non-formally trained singers I offer musical grounding as well as vocal technique and advice on repertoire . Many professional singers come for session - and audition preparation, advice on harmonising and performance practice.
SPECIAL OFFER THIS TERM: 10% OFF LESSONS 9.30 AM TO 2.30 PM - MONDAY TO FRIDAY
As a trained classical singer and teacher (MA at the Academy of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden), I also specialise in gettting the best out of the classical voice, using the Bel Canto method, practised by most established classical vocal teachers and opera singers throughout the world.
For well-trained and naturally technically gifted singers it all appears so easy, but for many singers, not having had solid technical vocal training can cause problems. The voice can get tired and the high notes seem impossible to get.
ChoristersSinging in a choir is a great experience but you may want to explore or re-discover what it's like to sing solo.
Blending in with a group and singing solo are two quite different approaches. In my lessons, we look out for bad habits and find suitable repertoire and vocal exercises. "Rusty" voices can soon be dusted off. We'll go check all the basics are there and get back to enjoying singing again.
Anything you enjoy from Classical to R’n’B. I will try to help you find pieces and styles which will suit your voice and also challenge it technically. We will listen to pieces, sing and discover together.
Contact Details & Fees - SPECIAL WEEKDAY DAY-TIME OFFER!
This term I am offering a special discount for lessons Mon-Fri - 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Please contact Maria Rivington directly on 07905 618 184
or e-mail Maria on firstname.lastname@example.org
Generally, my tariffs offer excellent value and I attempt to adapt costs to all my clients' requirements. Call or email to find out how I can tailor my services and charges to your needs.
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A 30-minute vocal health check
In collaboration with Jeremy Jackman (of King's Singers fame, now a successful conductor and workshop specialist) I have developed a format which allows choristers to get individual attention whilst the choir prepares for the next concert.
The fee is £20 per session and can be booked by individuals or as a group.
“Today was a revelation for everyone who took part in the Vocal M.O.T. - Thank You!”
“Thank you for the journey you took us on - it was amazing!”
“A year of lessons have completely eradicated my technical problems - I can sing those high notes I thought were lost forever - Thank you!”
“Thank you for preparing me so well for my audition for the re-casting of the Lion King. I felt totally confident.”
“I have had problems with my voice for years, but now I feel confident again to the point that I have started singing solos with my local choir.”
“I used to get tired and hoarse all the time, but I have learnt to sing and breathe properly now, so I can get through a heavy performance schedule without worrying.”
“Coming to see you is the highlight of my week. I can't tell you how much better I feel about myself and how much i'm learning.”
Nov 12: Vocal M.O.T. workshop during Jeremy Jackman's Evensong weekend, Farncombe House, Costswolds
Oct 12: Vocal M.O.T. workshop for St Mary's Choir, Croydon
Aug-Sep 12: Voice coach for finalists in TV competition for gospel singers, Time2Shine
April 12: Master Class for advance amateur students in Ulrika Eleonora Church, Marylebone
May-Jun 11: Voice Coach for Time2Shine, the Gospel TV-series
Apr-Jun 11: Workshop series with Camberwell Gospel Choir
Mar 11: Master Class in Christ Church, Kensington
June-10:Tour in Sweden for the English Baroque Choir
Jan 10: Choral workshop with JeremyJackman on Bach’s St John Passion
As an experienced Wedding, Baptism, Funeral or Memorial Service.with a vast and mixed repertoire, I can create a memorable atmosphere for your
For nearly two decades I have been teaching from beginners to professionals, to become more confident technically and to explore new repertoire and styles.
Whether you are preparing for a Lecture, Job Interview, Business Presentation, the weekly Staff Meeting or a Wedding Speech, I can tailor my presentation training sessions to suit your individual needs.
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