Simon is an IVA certified vocal instructor with a unique ability to identify vocal problems and provide exercises to improve your voice from the very first lesson. Simon is also an experienced performer, singing backup vocals in high level corporate bands and an experienced musical director, coaching vocalists through numerous shows. When you book a singing lesson, you know the teaching is coming from both experience and training. The vocal techniques you’ll learn can be utilised across all styles from pop, jazz, musical theatre, opera rock and soul and may dramatically change your voice in the first few weeks! Adult singing lessons and kids singing lessons are offered for beginners through to the advanced performer.
Singing lessons Preston
Learn to learn to sing in mix voice with an emphasis of improving vocal range without cracks or breaks, eliminating the squeeze that can make your voice tired or damaged and improving general quality of tone. This is accomplished using a proven system of exercises which balance airflow and vocal chord action whilst maintaing a resting larynx.
Typically, the first half of a lesson is devoted to work on exercises to improve your voice and the second half spent applying to a song of the students choice. A computer and ipad are available at the studio to pull up youtube recordings, backing tracks or lyrics from the internet or Simon is able to accompany on the piano if you bring along chord or notated sheet music.
Kids Singing Lessons Preston
Singing lessons are offered to kids in a fun and interactive environment helping them to build key aspects of musicality whilst learning to sing their favourite music. For young kids it’s not all about technique, but you can be sure that they will learn the safe and correct way from the beginning. We offer regular performance opportunities for kids giving them something to track towards.
The Method and Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA)
The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Old Italian School of Singing. Our goal during singing lessons is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality. Training in this technique gives the singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. Also, training in this technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. We accomplish these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.
With many years of experience coaching vocalists as a musical director and accompanying singers as a pianist, services are offered in preparation for auditions or for those wanting to improve their general quality of performance. Many singing find an obstacle when they start working with a piano and may need help with timing, adding correct style and emotion to their music or even help in learning something from scratch.
Online Singing Lessons
If you’re can’t to make it to the studio or don’t want to have to worry with the traffic, online singing lessons can be taken over Skype. These are just as effective as lessons in person and can be taken from the comfort of your own home.