Private Lessons

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

All lessons are recorded to CD for you to use for practice 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 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

We also offer lessons via the internet using  ‘Skype.’ All you need for this is a good microphone and camera set up on your computer. These lessons work in a similar way to an ordinary lesson- with the only difference being that you are in charge of recording your lessons. Payment for these lessons must be made using PayPal (please note there is a £3 charge to pay using this method) or over the phone using credit or debit card.

Performance Coaching

These lessons will help you to develop your stage presence. Our expert coaches will show you how to interpret lyrics correctly and adapt your movement and expressions to match the style of music you are singing. We can also cover basic choreography, confidence building and how to deal with stage fright and nerves. These sessions are designed to help you prepare for a performance, audition or competition. They are taken in addition to singing lessons rather than instead of.

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 or our Summer Show. 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.

 

HOW ARE LESSONS BOOKED?

Lessons with Katie and Laura-Jane 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 and our performance coach 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: 9am-5pm, Thursdays: 2pm-9pm

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 – IVA Level 3 teacher

Mondays – Thursdays: 1pm-9pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm

30 min lesson £22

1hr lesson £40

 

Private Tuition with Katie Hackney- Student IVA Teacher

Tuesdays 5pm-9pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm

30min lesson £12.50

1 hour session £22

 

Performance coaching

By Appointment

1 hour session £30

 

Gift vouchers for private tuition or for a singing course are available. 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.