Singing Teachers – Eastbourne East Sussex
Eastbourne Singing Teacher
My name is Fiona Wallace and I am a professional singer and singing teacher, based in Eastbourne, East Sussex. I have many years of singing experience, having started with choral music as a child. I trained in opera and classical music as a teenager, gaining a Distinction in ABRSM Grade 8 Voice, aged seventeen, when I studied with the wonderful Mary Nicholson in the north of Scotland. In my early twenties I studied rock and pop singing with Sybil Esmore and Helena Shenel in London, where I performed in originals and covers pop-rock bands across the city. During the years that have since followed, I gained a degree in Professional Musicianship (Vocals), a diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology, and further study with Estill Vocal Method teachers, and the late Pam Parry, voice-fixer extraordinaire. All of this learning, plus years performing rock, pop and soul in covers bands, has put a few tricks up my sleeve. So, for the past 6 years I have been teaching in secondary, A-level and BTEC and private schools, and at home.
As a classical singer who fell into singing rock music, a lot of changes occurred in my voice, and a few vocal techniques made no sense to me. So I ended up having to teach myself how to ‘belt’ safely, and how to allow the change from the lower range into the upper to show (‘yodelling’) and how to ‘cry’ in pop singing.
By allowing subtle changes in the vocal anatomy, we can produce the qualities we want. We can learn exactly what the body needs for the voice to create volume, power, clarity with natural tone, without hurting our vocal cords. We can replace old habits that cause tension and voice-crash, with new, healthy habits that will give us longevity.
The voice, powered by amazing but delicate muscles, is trainable, and this takes some dedication. If you would like to know how to go about this, find out what your individual needs as a singer are, and tap into a fresh, modern, and realistic way to improve your singing, please contact me to discuss private lessons, either on a regular basis or as a short course.
I am CRB checked and hold insurance with the Musician’s Union.
Emily Isaacs (CT ABRSM)
‘Cello, Piano, Music Theory and Choral Support.
Emily has been teaching for twenty years, privately at home and in local preparatory schools, taking individual lessons, instrumental groups, orchestras and choirs. Specialising in adult students, students have been of all ages and abilities, from beginning the first lesson to Grade 8 exams. Several students have achieved scholarships to independent colleges, and all students are encouraged to take exams or participate in termly concerts and workshops.
Emily studied at Trinity College of Music in London and since returning to Eastbourne she has been teaching at home and at St. Andrew’s Preparatory School in Meads, She has the Certificate of Teaching with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (CT ABRSM). Throughout the years, she has also taught at St. Bede’s Preparatory School (now Bede’s), and taken adult orchestras, children and adult’s choirs, a pre-school music service string groups, workshops and held numerous concerts.
- Qualifications: PGCE; BA(Hons) in Music with Musical Theatre
- Styles: Pop, Classical, Musical Theatre
- Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
- Enhanced DBS check
- Member of ISM
Tina is a qualified teacher and has a PGCE in Music from Sussex University. Tina has also graduated from the University of Chichester, completing a First Class honours degree in Music with Musical Theatre where, alongside musical theatre, piano and violin studies, she focused on her operatic singing.
Tina believes that it is important to be a teacher-performer in order to inspire pupils and talk from your own experience. She regularly performs in recitals and operas and has sang several roles in opera including Pamina in ‘The Magic Flute’, Cherubino in Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ and Casilda in ‘The Gondoliers’ by Gilbert & Sullivan, therefore she is prepared to give the best advice on a variety of aspects which surround singing.
Tina began her music education in Latvia which has strong musical traditions and a very high standard of music education. She has a unique approach to teaching, having studied subjects such as Music Improvisation and Music Therapy, which has added a creative dimension to her strong theoretical background.
Singer and Voice Teacher
07880 700858 / email: linda[at]easysing.co.uk / www.easysing.co.uk
Linda Grace is a singer and voice teacher based in Hailsham. She has diplomas from Trinity Cllege and the London College of Music. Linda has studied singing with some of the top professional singers and coaches in the UK and USA. She has performed numerous concerts in East Sussex venues, and for seven years also sang as a concert soloist with Opera South East, and performed in several of their operas. Linda teaches singing in Hailsham, and is sxperienced in helping individuals overcome problems and difficulties with their singing.
Linda teaches a short course over four Saturday afternoons in Hailsham, which gives you a solid foundation in vocal technique, and enables you to sing anything you want with greater ease. This course is for choir singers, singers in stage musical societies, aspiring
opera students, or anyone who wants to brush up their singing. Complete beginners are welcome. Linda can also help singers with vocal problems such as breaks, cracking and throat strain, and can help you reach higher notes with greater ease. Please visit www.easysing.co.uk for more information.
Vocal Coach and Soprano
I am a Vocal Coach and Soprano based in Brighton. Whether you are a professional musician, a college or university music student or a complete beginner, I can help you to improve your vocal technique and performance.
I read Music at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Conservatoire, where I studied Singing with Andrea Calladine and Oboe with Jenni Phillips.
After graduation, I moved back to Brighton and began teacher training on the PGCE Music (Secondary) course at the University of Sussex, gaining Qualified Teacher Status in 2004. Since then, I have taught Music in various schools across the county, directing choirs, producing musical theatre shows and many concerts involving hundreds of students. For five years, I also led a successful Music department in Brighton and developed singing, instrumental playing and performing within the school. I very much enjoy nurturing talent in people, instilling a love of music in others and helping students to improve their performance, vocal technique and confidence.
I have been a professional singer, both on stage and as a session vocalist for 30 years. I have a vast industry experience and a wealth of technical knowledge to share with you. I have coached Boot Camp contestants for X Factor, singers preparing for roles in the theatre and television as well as complete beginners one of whom went on to become part of the winning choir working with Gareth Malone on the television series “The Choir – Sing While You Work “.
Whether you are a complete beginner, need help preparing for an audition or just want to sound better when you sing for yourself. Lessons are great for building all round confidence. Many students need a little help with vocal technique, to greatly change how their voice feels and sounds. Maybe you want to improve your vocal range, or you have a break in your voice, tuning issues, or perhaps you find it difficult to project your voice or sustain your vocal as you would like, I can help with all of these. Learn to sing, with ease, to feel your voice is strong, controlled and truly supported. If you would like the chance to get the very best from your voice, contact me. I look forward to working with you. (I am CRB Checked)
Trombone, euphonium, trumpet, jazz vocals and Music technology
01323 452338 (office) / 07831 240817 (mobile) / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After leaving Repton School (music scholar), Nick studied the trombone at Trinity College of Music with Roger Brenner, Bobby Lamb and Philip Jones. As a professional trombonist and singer Nick has performed, recorded and toured all around the world with various ensembles; from West End shows and jazz/funk bands to symphony orchestras and brass ensembles, and has worked extensively in television and radio. Nick has worked with many artists including Cliff Richard, Gloria Gaynor, Anthony Newley, Beverley Knight, Tony Christie, Gareth Gates, Daniel Bedingfield, Lesley Garrett, Helen Shapiro, Paul Jones, Yazz, Roy Castle, Michael Bolton etc.
A former Head of Brass & Music Technology at Christ’s Hospital School, Nick is currently Director of Music at Eastbourne College (housed in the brand new Birley Centre) and arrives in Eastbourne via Lichfield Cathedral School (Director of Music) and Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester. His current musical project is a jazz ensemble, the Birley Centre Quintet, formed with renowned Portuguese trumpeter, Raul D’Oliveira.
Nick absolutely loves teaching and is happy to offer tuition on the trombone, trumpet, euphonium, tuba and French horn, plus lessons in jazz vocals and music technology to anyone, beginners to advanced. Lessons take place in the Birley Centre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne.
Bass Singer and Teacher
If you feel that your voice has more potential than it is currently achieving, or you have vocal problems that seem unsurmountable, why not have a free consultation with Stephen at either of his studios, in Lincoln or Eastbourne? You have nothing to lose and it may just unlock the key to freeing your voice!
Stephen has a very technical approach to teaching and places great emphasis on the correct placing of the voice. This, combined with strong breath support (the ‘engine of the sound’) and control of upper body tension, is essential to achieve evenness of timbre and projection throughout the ranges of pitch and dynamic, and across all vowels. While his voice has always been an instrument of great quality, ease of production at the top of the voice and through the passagio never came easily. Conseqently the difficulties he had and the extensive study required to overcome them has given him a deep understanding of the vocal mechanism in these areas.
For those who are willing to travel just that little bit further afield, Chip Jenkins has set up www.brightonsinginglessons.co.uk. She specialises in informing those who sing Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul and Gospel how the voice works. She shares step by step information in a clear concise way so that you understand vocal anatomy, how it applies to your singing and in turn how to turn that understanding into action. With 10 years experience Chip teaches at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, and Chichester University. Fully CRB checked, Chip teaches kids 8+ up to any age. For beginners, she creates a fun way of exploring the voice, what it can do and records a simple CD to a backing track so that you can hear your own progress! For advanced Singers she offers career coaching, business mentoring and expert performance techniques.
Chloe Du Pre
Telephone 07731 905685
R&B Pop sensation Chloe Du Pre has vacancies for students wishing to learn contemporary, R&B and pop singing.
Telephone 07812 072 253
Laura has gained a wealth of experience in the music industry. At the age of 16, Laura was Signed to Telstar Records in London where she spent 2 years as a singer/songwriter, writing alongside London Producer Rishi Rich. Then in 2003 Laura left Telstar and moved to London based record company 2point9. In late 2003 Laura left the rat-race in London to spend more time working on herself as an artist. Laura teaches privately from home and specialising in R&B and soul singing.