Everyone’s voice is unique and so is everyone’s learning approach. And yet there is a universality to what makes a healthy voice and a beautifully expressive tone – relaxed, instinctive breathwork and fluid, grounded whole-body alignment create the support that provides true freedom to the larynx, which itself moves between intricate and detailed shifts of posture and position throughout the singing act. These intricate laryngeal postures can be explored and understood physiologically, and then incorporated back into a healthy primal, emotional vocal expression.
Lessons are tailored to each individual, and combine technique and intuition to uncover genuine vocal freedom, musicality, expressive tone, and grounded confidence. Through practicing and studying in the lessons and at home, students build themselves a toolkit of creativity and physiological knowledge to achieve healthy and authentic vocal and musical expression.
I am passionate about providing an environment that is safe enough to support curiosity and experimentation, and to strike a balance between playfulness and discipline, thereby creating the perfect conditions for creative and personal growth.
We uncover skills and knowledge for all areas of music and sound-making: from jazz and pop to classical, folk, experimental, rock, improvisation and way beyond...
I've been performing for 20 years and teaching for 10 years, with students of all levels of experience. As well as teaching one-to-one, I also run vocal workshops in various places from London yoga studios to the faraway Welsh forests and Ibizan mountains. I also mentor undergraduate music and art students from Goldsmiths College London, Chelsea Art College London, and dBs Bristol for their final shows. Each autumn I visit 2nd year music undergrads at Falmouth University in Cornwall to perform and lecture on the voice module, and to breathe in the mists and mellow fruitfulness in the countryside in England whilst I'm there.