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Learn to Sing with a Qualified Opera Singer with 6+ years teaching & professional performance experience.

Whether you're a beginner who just wants a confidence boost, or someone with a music background who wants to take your technique up a notch, I'd be so happy to make music with you!

The principles of music-based vocal & breath work have such power, & will not only make you feel more oxygenated, but will bring out a strength of voice & character that you didn't know you possessed!

I am/have been Peripatetic Vocal Coach at 2 Independent Girls High Schools, 2 Preparatory schools (one of which is all-boys), and teach several homeschoolers (one of whom lives in Zambia, and is online). I'm confident that I can give you the same sound pedagogical experience online that you would receive on site.

My current online students live in China, Kyrgstan, New York, Zambia, Cape Town, Finland and Switzerland.

Here's what one of my mature pupils from 2019 had to say:

"I have always loved singing, but never had the confidence to follow through with my passion.

As an adult it can be pretty daunting. I had a couple of lessons with Emma, & through her encouragement, patience & great teaching skills, my confidence grew .. She inspired me to believe in myself and my ability to sing, especially when I did not believe it myself.

She is a tremendously positive, engaging & fun teacher, & I always came out of her lessons feeling better than I had walking in, & looking forward to the next lesson!"

Others in 2022 said:

"I now feel that I can sing well beyond 45mins, whereas previously with another coach, it was all that I could manage in a day! I'm also not afraid of high notes anymore, as I've been taught how to approach them healthily and safely."

"I have been singing this song for a while, and haven't been able to sing those tops. In one lesson, you've shown me, as a tenor, how to do so - and comfortably!"

Colleagues of mine at schools that I teach at have said of my lessons:

"It is a privilege to listen to you teach."

"I have never heard sounds like that coming from our department!"

So what are you waiting for? Join me online, from a vocally safe and sunny home studio, & let's start from where you're at, make music, & have FUN doing it!

Extra information

I am operatically trained, as I hold a BA and BA Honours with Distinction in Music and Academic Full Colours from Rhodes University. I will teach you the principles of healthy vocal technique through breath work, classical language skills and Alexander Technique exercises. I am/have trained all genders of student towards ABRSM, Royal School & Trinity examinations (Gr 1 to Gr7).

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I aim to teach people how to sing in a vocally healthy, natural manner that promotes vocal longevity. Alexander Technique, breath and body support are central tenets of my teaching ethos. I have a solid grasp of singing in and teaching songs composed in non-English languages, including Gaelic. All in a fun and safe home studio environment / online! If classical music isn't your thing, no problem! We'll elect repertoire that you like, and apply the principles of classical vocal technique to how you sing. I teach Rock & Pop, Musical Theatre, Folk, Opera & Classical repertoire.

Education

BA double Majoring in Drama and with Distinction in Music and Academic Half Colours. BAHonours with Distinction in Music, and Academic Full Colours. Rhodes University, Grahamstown/Makhanda, South Africa. Member and scholarship winner of Golden Key International Honours Society, Fulbright semifinalist 2019/2020, and SAMRO scholarship winner. 2019 winner of the RhodesInvestec Top100 Arts, Media, Culture, and Society Award.

Experience / Qualifications

6 years of private vocal coaching experience. I have/am teaching in two Preparatory schools (co-ed and all boys) and two all-girls high schools, in addition to privately coaching students in my home studio / online. I'm passionate about advocating for womxn composers on stage and in music education.

Reviews (4)

Emma was an exceptional singing teacher and we had something special in common. We both prepared to surprise our husbands to be at our weddings! She got married a few days before me, so she knew exactly what I was looking for in learning the song I chose. She taught me warm up exercises and we went through my song step by step till I felt 100% confident to sing in front of my husband and all wedding guests. It was perfect and no dry eyes were left. Thank you, Emma, for making our special day even more special!
Very fun lesson, the time flew by. Patient and considerate teacher with good sense of humour.
Emma is a fantastic teacher who is super positive and encouraging. She teaches with enthusiasm and has lots to offer on improving my singing. Amazing teacher!
Great teacher! My daughter enjoyed the lesson. :)

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