FAQs

 

Where are you based?

I am based in Reading, Berkshire, RG6 and I coach from my home studio. This is very close to the University of Reading, The Royal Berkshire Hospital and about 10 minutes from junction 10 of the M4.

What days to you coach?

PLEASE NOTE – I AM UNABLE TO TAKE ON NEW STUDENTS AT PRESENT

Mondays (9.00 to 6.00)
Tuesdays (5.00 to 7.00)
Wednesdays (9.00 to 3.00)
Thursdays (9.00 to 3.00)

Please note that I do have a heavy schedule of regular clients during these hours so fitting everyone who wants lessons in is not possible. Though I wish it was!

How many sessions will I need?

Some people want regular coaching on an on-going basis for an indefinite time, for them we are in regular contact, on the phone and I give them support and appraisals at live gigs or work with them through vocal qualifications. Others want help in specific areas that may need a session a fortnight for a couple of months.

For beginners we usually start with a 6 week course that can be followed on with further lessons if we decide we want to continue working together. So, in short the answer to this one is I don’t know, that depends on you.

Fees?

Standard hourly rate = £40
Advanced booking hourly rate = £35 (for 6 or more lessons paid for in advance)

What’s a performance appraisal?

I offer Performance Appraisals for singers and bands already out gigging. I observe a gig and report back on all aspects of a performance, from the quality of your vocals to your overall stage presence and performance.

The results can be surprising since most often as performers we become fixated on a small issue that others don’t notice, whilst a larger more dominating problem may be ignored.

I provide a truely honest and credible opinion which can make a real difference, if you are brave enough to listen!

Cost £100.00 .

Can I buy lessons as a gift or a present for someone else?

Yes. If you want to make a gift of one lesson or a series of lessons give me a ring to discuss it. When you are happy that this is the right gift I can provide you with a personalised gift certificate for you to present.

Do you coach children?

Yes, I coach children from 11 years upwards on Monday afternoons.

I have an enhanced CRB check and have worked extensively with young children at PGL Holiday camps and with pre-school children through my other pre-school music and dance business, MAD Academy.