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About Hannah

I was a creative but shy child with a passion for singing. My teenage years were spent scribbling lyrics and belting out songs around the house, but I made no connection between the joy of singing and the stuffy school music room. I had no idea that the voice was an instrument that you could develop- even make a living from!

It wasn’t until I had major surgery on my spine as a young adult that I had an epiphany- I was going to follow my dream of singing, no excuses allowed. On leaving hospital, I joined a band and started writing and recording my first songs. I enrolled on every musicianship course I could, whilst supporting myself with a full time day job.

Soon other students were asking for advice and my passion for teaching came into focus- I loved watching others blossom. Whilst developing my own voice, I spent the following 6 years learning vocal technique and developing my teaching skills. I studied the (fascinating!) science behind the voice at the Royal Academy of Music, and set up my own vocal studio in Kentish Town.

I regularly perform as it keeps me in touch with what my students are going through (and I love it too of course!) I’m proud to sing with the London Contemporary Voices as well as fronting a band.

Most importantly though, I consider it my personal mission to let you know that it’s never too late to learn to sing! Whatever your singing goals, whether you’re a complete beginner or a professional, I am rooting for you every step of the way!

Have questions about singing lessons? Find out more here!

Training

Alongside private tuition, I have trained in many different fields relating to the voice. I also hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) and First Aid Certificate. I’m a member of the Association of Teachers of Singingthe Musicians Unionand The British Voice Association I believe it’s important to keep learning and growing as a teacher, and to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to vocal science (which is constantly evolving!) so I regularly attend training events, courses and conferences so I can pass on my knowledge!

 Examples of some of my vocational training include;
  • The Complete Level 1 & 2 Course in Estill VoiceCraft at Royal Academy of Music with Anne-Marie Speed, Paul Farrington and Kiereen Lock.
  • LCM Grade 8 (Distinction) in Musical Theatre at London College of Music.
  • The Accent Method for Classical and Contemporary Singing (run by Dr Ron Morris (Speech therapist) and Dane Chalfin of The British Voice Association).
  • Becoming a Better Music Teacher with ABRSM and Royal College of Music
  • Be a Singing Teacher (B.A.S.T) Course with Line Hilton.
  • Various CPD accredited webinars with Vocal Process including Diagnosing Voices and Singing and the Actor.
  • Teacher training ( composition) at the Royal Opera House
  • Core Training in Leading Music Workshops with Spitalfields Music.
  • Child Protection Awareness Certificate with the Musicians Union.
  • Sight Reading for Singers with Jody Ellen Robinson.
  • Voice Training with Tim Evans, Artistic Director of The Factory.
  • Writing for Choirs workshop with BBC Singers, Camden Roundhouse.
  • NLP Practitioner Certification City & Guilds (ongoing).