We offer one-to-one lessons with top professionals from the music industry, including West End Stars and recording artists. We personally find the very best singing coaches in London and bring them to you. Every coach is immersed in the industry, has years of teaching experience and is an accomplished pianist. They will be there for your singing journey whatever your goals may be!
- 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.
This week, we wanted to share with you a video from our Sing Space founder and top West End vocal coach and performer Rachel Lynes.
Let us know if these exercises work for you!
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Meet one of our Sing Space vocal coaches, the lovely Rosie!
As well as teaching at the Arts Educational School, Rosie has been immersed in Musical and Classical Theatre for years; performing in productions from her own sell-out one woman show, "What Would Julie Do?" to Camelot at the London Palladium.
Check out the website for her one woman show here:
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We've asked top vocal coach and performer Anoushka Lucas 21 questions- and they are all about SINGING!
Anoushka played Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar in the West End, and also had an album in the Top Ten Singer/Songwriter charts. Her self-penned musicals have been produced as far afield as New York.
1. What is the first thing you do to warm up?
Brrrrrrrr up and down gently!
2. What’s your favourite song to sing?
You cannot go wrong with any Beauty and the Beast. Or She used to be mine from Waitress.
3. Which song do you think is the hardest song to sing and why?
There is a song called “On the steps of the palace” from Into the Woods that I find almost impossible!
4. Which singer do you admire the most and why?
Ella Fitzgerald has yet to be beaten in my eyes.
5. What what your favourite job as a singer?
I love going out with my band and getting to sing the songs I have written more than anything in the world! Jesus Christ Superstar was fun too :)
6. Is there one singing technique that changed your life?
When I learned to breathe properly it changed everything.
7. Where did you train as a singers and/or vocal coach?
I taught myself growing up - and then when I got into theatre I went to see a fantastic vocal coach called Mark Maylen and a lady called Mary Hammond.
8. What’s your favourite thing about teaching singing?
I love helping a student sing something they thought they couldn’t think, and seeing the joy that brings!
9. What is a common challenge you see in singers?
There is a tendency to push when you meet resistance - when your voice isn’t doing what you want it to do. It causes all kinds of trouble. I think as singers we can all be quite impatient that way, wanting to be able to do everything straight away.
10. What’s the best tip you can give a singer?
DRINK MORE WATER. Even if you think you are drinking enough - drink more.
11. How do you approach audition nerves?
Pay attention to the song. Remember someone wrote it, and your job is to paint the picture of what they wrote in a way that would please them, not the people auditioning you.
12. How would you save a tired voice?
Rest as much as you can, drink as many hydrating drinks as you can and warm up gently and carefully before doing anything. Also accept it’s not going to sound like it does when you are fully healthy, and let that be ok.
13. Who’s the best singing teacher you’ve ever had?
14. What do you think to people who say that you need different coaches for different styles of singing?
Honestly, I don’t know if that is true or not! Certainly if you want to sing in a classical or operatic space, you need someone who understands that...
15. Which is your favourite vowel to sing on and why?
You can play with it so much!
16. Where do you feel resonance in your body and do you use that feeling when you sing?
I feel it in my head and in my chest. I get a fullness from it
17. What does ‘support’ mean to you?
BREATHING! Learn to control and enjoy your breathing and everything feels so much healthier immediately. And learn to notice your body. The way you hold your body - your chest, your neck, your head, your shoulders - they all play a huge part in how supported your sound is.
18. Do you think that anyone can learn to sing?
I think that anyone can learn to sing yes. Not everyone can become Adele or Elphaba - but music is innate to human beings, and our bodies are the first source of it. I truly believe that singing is about emotion - anyone can learn to tell a story through song, to feel things and share those feelings with an audience, and that to me is singing.
19. Have you got a favourite sound to engage you higher register?
You can’t go wrong with “heeee”
20. Have you got a favourite sound to help a ‘breathy tone’?
21. How do you approach ‘belt’ in singers?
I am still working this out. The first thing to note is that a lot of people seem to approach belting as though it is a completely different beast to everything else they do - all their technique goes out the window and they are suddenly pushing from their throat again etc... so the first thing is to remind the student that belting is a part of singing, and that the stronger your own voice is - through regular practice - the better it’s all going to go. There is a lot about tongue placement also, people get tense and strain their throat and tongue - learning to relax that is key, allowing the tongue to stay down. Then it’s about practice! And easing up towards it not throwing 100% at the wall on your first bash. But like I said I still have work to do here!
Every Thursday we are going to be sharing our song of the week. This week, it's Sara Bareilles with 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'. Beautiful, haunting melody and vocally EPIC.
Check it out here...
We'd love our Sing Space community to get involved with our Song of the Week. Comment below your favourite songs- or even better, send us a video of YOU singing! We'd be thrilled to promote your work.
Of course, if you aren't feeling confident sharing your singing with the world yet, why not try booking in for a lesson at the Sing Space? We offer 1-1 vocal lessons with top industry professionals, as well as group courses where we explore the workings of the voice. We'd love to have you!
It's Vocal Geek Sunday here at the Sing Space!
Every week we want to share with you a singing technique, that will help you improve your voice, and make your vocal cords HAPPY!
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK:
An ode to the 'BRRRRR'
Most of us love this simple exercise because suddenly singing feels so easy - suddenly there are no breaks in our voices, suddenly the high notes just fly out - but why?
A lip trill works all the fundamental components of your instrument creating a perfect balance of breath and muscle release. Also, being SOVT (Semi-occluded vocal tract or half shut mouth) it sends the sound waves backwards which, when they meets the air coming upwards, sandwiches your vocal cords between air and sound waves bringing them together without any tension.
But how do you transfer the lip trill into your singing?
Doing your lips trills daily will strengthen your breath support, release tension and teach your cords to stay together throughout your range without tension.
It really is that easy.
Do you have a favourite vocal technique? Share it with us, and we can post it next week!
We love an inspirational quote here at the Sing Space!
It may be cheesy, but sometimes all you need is a few words to motivate you for the day and get you going.
Do you have a favourite quote?
Post it in the comments and we'd love to share it!
Saturday was very moving. 30 students aged between 5 and 18 arrived at the hall, many of who had never met each other, never sung together. We had about an hour to take all their singular hard work and put them together into a choir, like pieces of a very musical puzzle: over 30 songs, tied into mash ups and medleys, solos, duets, and group songs, songs ranging from modern pop to Musical Theatre classics.
There was some hesitancy on faces as I ushered them into seats and we dove straight into the opening number, "The Cup Song." Singing in front of each other for the first time must have been terrifying but each student rose to the challenge: the teenagers inspiring with their harmonies, the five year olds impressing with their bravery.
By the time the hall was full of parents, family and friends, yes, there were nerves in the air yet, what was most palpable was the focus and determination; each young singer readying themselves to do their best.
They were all wonderful and it was an honour and a joy to see their hard work pay off.
AND at the end of the concerts, our generous audience had dug deep into their pockets and surpassed my expectations with £400 raised this year for MIND. I chose to collect for MIND, as my father passed away when I was 15 from mental health illness. MIND are doing wonderful things for mental health awareness, especially by encouraging more of us to talk about this disease.
If you'd like to donate to MIND the please follow this link:
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