Information About Kath - Rowlands Gill teacher - (1 review)
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I am professional vocal tutor and singer, and I teach students of all ages. I use the healthy singing techniques to help students improve their voice. With the use of grades programmes and song work the lessons are fun and informative, and allow you to see your progress very quickly. Rockschool Vocal Grades can be achieved depending on the student's aspirations, along with microphone techniques and advise on how to get going on live performances!
I have been singing professionally, both nationally and internationally for 25 years so I can identify with the current entertainment industry, and I am interested in helping students sing all genres of popular music, and know how important it is to be versatile, and as an established and experienced artist, I continue to entertain audiences through many channels, of professional pop function bands, cruises (P&O, Holland America & Fred Olsen), in popular jazz bands, whilst also maintaining a solo career, so I am completely in touch with the music industry in the North East as it stands.
I have studied the voice closely and have developed my own voice so that it is versatile enough to cover all genres of music, and can therefore assist students using established vocal techniques, deal with the current demands of becoming a singer, or maintaining their popularity by expanding on singing styles as an already established artist, as up and coming acts emerge, bringing with it new demands of a singer that wants to perform cover songs. I am also able to look at the performance aspects of singing, as well as general presentation of self, depending on your own goals.
I currently teach privately from my home, where I have PA facilities and a teaching area, and I have also taught in primary and secondary schools where I have achieved 100% success rate with the student's Rockschool Vocal Grades.
I have a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, and until I decided to teach singing on a full-time basis in December 2011, have been a practising Occupational Therapist for 8 years (Occupational Therapy in mental health), where I have a particular interest in using the occupation of singing as means of staying healthy, or becoming healthy. Singing is an occupational habit that hundreds of thousands of people in Britain alone, enjoy so much. Singing, or being a ‘singer’ is how many people would like to describe themselves as ‘who they are’. Being in the singing world can make a person feel themselves, have a sense of identity, can help express themselves, and help them feel comfortable in their own skins, no matter what the age!
With the use of safe, established and reliable vocal techniques, I am able to assist students develop their singing skills so that they can then go on to peruse a singing career, or simply improve the voice they already have
I am a professional singing teacher and have been teaching since January 2011, I am also a professional singer and have had 25 years uninterrupted experience in the entertainment industry, and I continue to sing professionally.
I specialise in popular music and have a particular interest in improving the voice in this field.
All previous students that have entered for their grades have passed with either distinction or merit in the Rockschool Vocal Grades.
I have a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, and until I decided to teach singing on a full-time basis in December 2011, have been a practising Occupational Therapist for 8 years (Occupational Therapy in mental health), where I had a particular interest in using the occupation of singing as means of staying healthy, or becoming healthy.
I have an informal and friendly approach with all my students, and firstly I discuss what the student's current aims and aspirations may be before formulating an achievable goal plan to suit the client, and one that focusses on improvement of the voice, presentation and performance.Here are some of the topics I cover in my lessons, which are adaptable to each student’s level and needs.
I mainly use the humming technique during the warm up exercises, and then I use other exercises to apply dynamics and projection to a song.
- How we sing
- Ear training and tone development.
- Breathing technique and exercises.
- Vocal warm ups
- How to use our resonators.
- Song dynamics.
- Vocal range enlargement.
- Microphone techniques.
- Recording session
- Performance anxiety, vocal health, etc.
I can provide my students with a goal plan and I can also provide a variety of backing tracks varying from popular to musical styles. I use pre-recorded scales to help students in their voice development.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Northumberland (2007) - Occupational Therapy (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Newcastle College (1998) - A Level Human Biology (College) (✔ On File)
- Newcastle College (1998) - A Level Mathematics (College) (✔ On File)
- Newcastle College (1998) - A Level English Language (College) (✔ On File)
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