Private Lessons

We are delighted to be able to offer private tuition – available daytimes, weekends and evenings. Please contact us to book your session.

All lessons are currently taking place online using Zoom. Before your first lesson we will send you recordings on the scale patterns we will be using during the lessons so you can familiarise yourself with these in advance. Lessons will be recorded for you to practice with between lessons.

Beginner’s private tuition

Lessons focus on getting you to get the most out of your voice. You will often work on making improvements in your ability to hold notes, pitch appropriately and extend your range. Once you have mastered the basics of vocal technique your teacher will show you how to apply that into songs and add the finishing touches that make it sound more professional.

Professional’s private tuition

Whether or not you’ve had training before, I can almost guarantee that there is more to your voice then you even know. We’ll deal with issues of eliminating the break between chest voice and head voice, taking the pressure away, relieving fatigue and developing range and flexibility. Heather and her teachers will help you to cope with the demands of a heavy gigging schedule or prepare you for an important audition. Regular voice coaching is as important as a professional athletes coaching. If you’re not taking care of your instrument you can end up damaging yourself. Heather and her teachers will make sure you are always on track. We can also offer vocal rehabilitation for those who have been unfortunate enough to encounter issues with the voice through incorrect singing or overuse.

Lessons Via Skype/ Zoom

All of our lessons are currently taking place this way but we have always, and will always continue to offer lessons in this format. All you need for this is a microphone and camera set up on your computer (most laptops have these inbuilt). These lessons work in a similar way to an ordinary lesson- with the only difference being that you will be required to do a lot more acapella singing. Payment for these lessons must be made using PayPal or BACS.

Performance Opportunities

All students at Heather Baker Singing Studios are given the opportunity to perform in front of friends and family either at our Christmas Performance Parties, our Summer Concert, charity busks or our informal ‘Saturday Sessions’. These allow singers the chance to show off the skills they acquire in their lessons and also create a great showcase opportunity for those wishing to build up more performance experience. Our more experienced singers are often given other opportunities to perform when we are contacted by event organisers etc.

During current times we have given our students the chance to get involved in weekly collaboration songs on our Facebook page as well as an online charity busk to raise money for MIND.

HOW ARE LESSONS BOOKED?

Lessons are booked as a regular weekly or fortnightly slot and are paid for in periods of 4 weeks at a time. If you are unable to make it one week you simply need to give us a minimum of 24hrs notice and that lesson will be carried over to the following week.

Lessons with Heather are booked as and when required and paid for at each lesson (or in advance if paying via PayPal.)

To book your slot please contact the studio: studio@thesingingteacher.biz and we can let you know what we currently have available.

Prices:

Private Tuition with Heather Baker – IVA Founder, Ambassador and Mentor teacher

Mondays 2pm-7pm, Tuesdays: 10am-5pm, Thursdays: 2pm-9pm, Fridays 1pm-2pm

30 minute lesson £40

1 hour lesson £75

3 x 1hr lessons package price £180 (£60 per hr) *Must be taken within a 4 week period

(1hr IVA Mentor rate $125/ 1hr IVA Ambassador rate $135)

Private Tuition with Laura-Jane Boardman – Level 3 IVA teacher

Mondays – Thursdays: 1pm-9pm

30 min lesson £23

1hr lesson £42.50

Private Tuition with Katie Hackney- Level 2 IVA Teacher

Tuesdays 4pm-9pm, Fridays 1pm-6pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm

30min lesson £18

1 hour session £32.50

Private Tuition with James Barlow- Trainee teacher

Wednesdays 1pm-9pm

Fridays 10am-3pm

30min lesson £12.50

1 hour session £22.50

Gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount you’d like to spend. Please contact us: studio@thesingingteacher.biz for information.

Please note – All cancellations made less than 24hrs before the lesson for any reason will be billed at the full rate. Course fees for group classes are non-refundable once the course has begun.