"I have fondly named Rachel "The Voice Whisperer". I've had many teachers, but never one who can diagnose, treat and approach issues on the spot like Rachel can. I came to her with some bad habits and was stuck in a rut with my voice but she has completely changed the way I sing and approach the voice. I come out of the lessons feeling amazing and really positive. I urge you to have a lesson with Rachel. You will be amazed."
CHARLOTTE ROSE, SINGER.
One-to-one lessons with top professionals from the music industry, including West End Stars and recording artists. Lessons are in Wimbledon Park, sw19, seven days a week. Please enquire for availability and more information about our teachers.
Lessons can be taken drop in, termly or in blocks of ten. For prices see below.
Termly lessons include:
- Singing technique including breathing, posture, jaw tension, tongue root tension, placement, range and tone.
- 100% pass rate in singing exams (LCM), both Musical Theatre and Pop.
- Open mic nights for singing students.
- Charity concerts for singing students.
- Song writing competitions.
- Piano lessons incorporated into the classes if requested.
- All coaches play live piano.
- A safe and encouraging place to explore your voice and learn.
Prices (drop in):
Half an hour: £25.
Forty five minute: £37.
1 Hour: £50.
Blocks of ten
10 x 1 hour £450
10 x 45 minutes £340
10 x 30 minutes £230
Upfront termly payments
1 hour £45 per lesson
45 minutes £34 per lesson
30 minutes £25 per lesson
The prices are based on one-to-one lessons. There is a charge of £5 extra for any additional pupils.
Please note that any cancellations of music lessons within 24 hours will need to be paid in full.
There are no returns on block or termly payments but the lessons can be transferrable if the student/parent finds the replacement.
"RACHEL IS AN INCREDIBLE SINGING TEACHER. NOT ONLY IS HER TEACHING TECHNIQUE SECOND TO NONE SHE HAS A PERSONABLENESS ABOUT HER THAT MAKES LEARNING SINGING EXCITING AND FUN. SHE'S WARM AND EFFUSIVE AND REALLY HAS A KNACK ABOUT COMMUNICATING IDEAS AND QUICKLY AND CLEARLY TO HER STUDENTS. ONE SESSION WITH HER AND I - A SEASONED WEST END PERFORMER - LEFT WITH NEW UNDERSTANDING AND NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT HOW I SING."
CASSIDY JANSON, WEST END LEADING LADY (CAROL KING IN BEAUTIFUL, ELPHABA IN WICKED)
A message from Rachel.
"I started teaching because singing is, quite simply, the best feeling in the world and I want to help others to maximise their potential! I'm here to help, whether you're an advanced professionals, already working as an artist, or a beginner looking to commence the journey.
I've been studying the voice for over 20 years. As a singer, I trained, on scholarship, at two of the top Musical theatre colleges: ArtsEd, chiswick and The Arts Educational School, Tring park, before spending ten years playing leading roles in the West End and internationally (Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" and "Joseph", Broadway's production of "Bat boy", "The Tempest" at the Barbican, and an international tour of "Romeo and Juliet.")
My career was almost stopped short before it started, when I was diagnosed with vocal nodules; swelling on the vocal folds from incorrect use and every singer's worst nightmare! With my dreams slipping out of reach, I went on a mission, digging deeper and deeper into the mysteries of how our instrument works. By the time my vocal problems were solved, I had sought help from some of the West End's top vocal coaches, including Penni Harvey-Piper and Mark Meylan (Les Mis, the movie). I explored everything from speech therapy, to larynx physiotherapy, hypnotherapy and nutrition and that was just the beginning!
Now, teaching six days a week, I want to share this knowledge.
As children, first beginning to sing, we form habits of under or over use of the muscles that surround our instrument: the larynx, vocal folds, the throat and the resonating spaces around it. Without understanding, these habits can be perpetuated (even in speech) greatly affecting the sound quality, power, colour and range of the voice. If you're a beginner, I'll introduce you to muscles you never even knew were there! If you're a professional, I'll work with you to maximise your potential, strengthening some muscles, releasing others and helping you to further understand vocal challenges such as safe, limitless belting, register breaks and gaining greater power, resonance and vocal colour.
Our aim is to fully understand the wonders of voice production so that, after exercises, you can forget all about it and just sing!
I teach from my studio in Wimbledon park where I have a piano, extensive music library, microphones and recording equipment.
I look forward to working with you!
"I HAVE KNOWN RACHEL FOR MANY YEARS SINCE WE TRAINED TOGETHER AT THE ARTS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL IN CHISWICK, WHICH WAS, AND STILL IS A HIGHLY ESTEEMED MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE WHICH GAVE HER INCREDIBLE TRAINING AND A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN MUSIC. THIS HAS MEANT THAT RACHEL'S TECHNIQUE AND ABILITY IS TOP NOTCH. NOT ONLY DOES SHE HAVE THESE SPECIALIST SKILLS, SHE ALSO HAS THE SKILLS TO PASS HER KNOWLEDGE ON TO OTHERS. HER TEACHING IS THOROUGH, CLEAR AND ABOVE ALL FUN AND EXTREMELY ENGAGING, THE RESULTS ARE REMARKABLE. SHE ADAPTS HER TEACHING TO ANY AGE OR ABILITY. SHE KNOWS SO MUCH, AND HAS SO MUCH TO GIVE."
LUCY THATCHER (MATILDA, WEST END, VIVA FOREVER, WEST END, IMAGINE THIS, WEST END)
"EVEN AFTER YEARS OF SINGING I CAN STILL LEARN GREAT TECHNIQUES FROM RACHEL. I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER GOING IN TO AUDITIONS AFTER HAVING LESSONS WITH HER. HER TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS WORK!"
KERRY 0’DOWD, SINGER ON "THE VOICE" BBC.