When Gabrielle Roth said to her teacher: 'I want to be able to dance like you'. Her teacher replied, 'Then dance like you!'
I'm so privileged to witness so many people experience such huge evolution with their voices and in their lives. Sometimes my work takes my breath away.
I've had 15 years+ of highly successful teaching/coaching experience & many more than 10000 hrs of teaching under my belt. It would be my privilege to be able to work and support you in any way that I can.
I've gotten the jobs I've gotten because I'm highly qualified (& i have great taste!) I'm trained in Estill, Speech Level Singing, Complete Vocal Technique(Dip), SATA. BA(Hons)Music&Philosophy, Dip(Mus), Voice(Dip), Pro.Perf.Dip(Voice), Artist development(Dip)Distinction, London Music School (Vocalist Award)Distinction. Certified Personal Development Coach(MASC), NLP Coach(ABNLP) & EFT Coach. Additional training here.
Although I've done a lot of work with labels and companies, truly my interest is in real people, real stories, in art, in the art of life, in brilliant work, imperfect work, shit work. The process. The doing. The conversations. The questions. The journey. Your journey.
We 'find' our expressive voices through doing, through trying, through failing, through exploring, through playing, through letting go, through doing 'the work'. No 'teacher' can make that journey disappear, no matter what you're told. It's your heroes journey.
Some of my favourite artists/heroes: Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cooke, Roger Waters, Sinead O'Connor, Nick Cave, Art Blakey, Jeff Buckley, Billie Holiday, Eminem, John Coltrane, Maria Callas, Gabrielle Roth, Nina Simone, London Grammar, Miles Davis, Sia, Sleaford Mods, Sylvia Plath, Dash Snow, Tracey Emin, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Kate Tempest, Dustin Hoffman, Yoko Ono, Leonard Cohen, Martin Luther King, Jesus, Buddha, Cy Twombly, Roberta Flack, Antony Gormley, Velvet Underground, Anne Sexton, Lady Gaga, Thom Yorke, Schoenberg, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Eddi Vedder, Francesca Woodman….you...
A great teacher is a great catalyst, a guide, unflinchingly encouraging and supporting you. Sharing inspiration, energy and passion. There's nothing I like doing more than spending my time with people who inspire me with their passion. Teachers are the biggest students of all, otherwise being a teacher would be profoundly limited. Being a student is limitless. We are all constantly growing and evolving and this growth, change, expansion never stops. Teaching, working in close proximity to others is both a privilege and an exceptional and beautiful challenge. It requires huge resilience, breadth of knowledge and humility. I've had so many amazing teachers in my life, in the form of friends, other artists, students, 'teachers', facilitators. I believe like Steinbeck that 'A great teacher is a great artist and there are as few as there are any other great artists’. This has been my endeavour for the past 15+ years.
"Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit". John Steinbeck
Contact me on 07775900822.