Students

First Lesson Information

Most people come for their first lesson feeling a little (or a lot!) nervous.   This is natural and I will try my best to put you at your ease.  It is our first opportunity to become acquainted so I will start off by asking you some questions about your musical background – but don’t worry if you haven’t any experience what so ever!   We will cover some vocal warm-up exercises and talk about one key element of the singer’s armoury.  Towards the end of your first lesson I will want to hear you sing a verse and a chorus of a couple of songs.  It helps if you have prepared for this in advance. Please come along with 2 songs in mind (by different artists) that you are familiar with.  Please bring the lyrics with you (printed out from the internet) and if possible, a copy of the track on CD or on your MP3 player.  I am not expecting a polished performance, but it will be a very useful guide of you current level of ability in all aspects of voice and performance. And if all of this just seems too much, really don’t worry.  Don’t bring anything and we can play it by ear, as they say!

I always provide water at every lesson so you needn’t bring any unless you prefer the bottled variety!

Timing & Cancellations

I don’t have a waiting room so ideally arrive as close to the time of the lesson as possible.  I have a busy schedule so I’m afraid if you are late I won’t be able to run over.

If you are unable to make a lesson, please cancel with as much advance notice as possible.  I often have people trying to find a spare slot so I can often offer the lesson to someone else.  Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance are charged at the full rate.