Information About Anna Leigh - North Shields teacher
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Anna Leigh has been singing from a young age and has made singing and performing her professional career. Whilst studying for her degree at Sunderland University, Anna Leigh discovered her love for teaching and helping students to reach their potential.
As well as running the studio, Anna Leigh is also a songwriter & lead singer of the band ‘Denature’ formerly known as ‘Anna Leigh and the Kings’. She has released a debut album ‘Story Book’, an EP ‘Lullaby’ and the latest EP ‘Loss’ alongside four professional music videos. Denature’s latest music video was directed by RTS Award winner Chris Lavelle & has achieved critical acclaim online, even going on to win the UBEAT TV award for Best Video.
Anna Leigh was honoured to be asked to perform at the 2012 London Olympics. She has also acted as a judge for a number of North East singing competitions, performed at numerous festivals and events across the UK and in December 2012, won the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for her efforts in developing the Vocal Studios.
Anna Leigh has volunteered at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle, where she was asked to come in and observe scopes on patients vocal chords in the voice therapy department and has worked with disabled adults on numerous occasions. The wide range of experience she has in performing, (including a degree in acting), means she is not only able to help students with their vocal ability, but with their performance technique and confidence too.
Award winning Anna Leigh Vocal Studios, was established in 2010 by singer songwriter Anna Leigh. Based within the Linskill Centre in North Shields, the studio has helped hundreds of students develop their singing skills and safeguard their voices using specialist IVA techniques.
Anna Leigh is constantly developing her skills as a teacher and singer by attending teacher training courses run by the IVA and completing yearly proficiency evaluations to continue this training, ensuring she is always up to date with the latest vocal developments. Here are some of the teachers Anna Leigh has worked with, including five of the top ten vocal masters in the world: Greg Enriquez from Las Vegas, Spencer Welch from Canada, Stephanie Borm-Krueger from Germany, Guy Babusek from California and Heather Baker from here in the UK.
Anna Leigh Vocal studios works with all types of singers, from beginners, to professionals, some of whom are signed to record labels. Anna Leigh has also taught privately in many different types of schools, where she works with disabled children and adults.
Anna Leigh Vocal Studios works closely with Broadwater recording studios in Gateshead, where students create professional recordings. This visit usually happens twice a year and is great for students to get experience in recording: some students have even gone on to having their songs played on the radio!
Anna Leigh has also helped many students with their songwriting skills and has helped organise performances at open mic nights around the North East, to give students the opportunity to gain confidence when performing. She also arranges two concerts a year for students to showcase their talents.
I teach the method of IVA (institute of vocal advancement) I have been studying this method since 2010. This includes being tested on yearly basis and attending conferences from the Worlds expert teachers.
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- vocal coaching (2018) - level 4 in Institute of vocal advancement (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- acting (2010) - Degree (College) (✘ Not On File)