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Lauren offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £45.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

I am a Yale School of Music freelance opera singer and teacher, going forward I am thrilled to share my expertise as an educator and performer. I am from Scotland originally, but have spent the past five years in America before returning to the UK to reside in London.

Throughout my University career, teaching has been as important to me as the world of performing. Gaining my piano teaching qualifications at the age of 16, I was introduced early to the world of music education. Throughout my undergraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, I supported myself teaching piano and voice to members of the community, from ages 8-55. I studied vocal pedagogy closely at Indiana University, and continued to grow my studio as I moved to the East Coast, where my teaching responsibilities as faculty at Yale mainly involved preparing Undergraduates in Yale College for their singing juries and exams. Having two master’s degrees in addition to my bachelors, I am very familiar with the pursuit of higher education, and how critical the arts is to that. Alongside this, I am of the genuine belief that music and singing are of critical importance to the developing child and humanity at large.

I love teaching all aspects of singing, from the basic principles of breath, projection, posture, phonation - to advanced aspects of performance and theatre.
I have been published in the journal of singing with my article "Trauma's Effect on the Singing Voice: A Teacher's Guide."

As a performer I am a full lyric soprano who has worked all over the USA and Continental Europe. More information about my performing career can be **E-mail Address Removed**.

Tutoring Experience:

I taught piano and voice to support myself through University in Scotland, which planted the seeds of sharing my enthusiasm and adoration for music.

My mother is a teacher so I've always had a thirst for education and sharing skills with the community. I put my ad as a teacher everywhere in the community and got a lot of interest from all walks of life, so it is important to me to teach absolutely everyone. I believe music should be accessible to all, and whilst it is elevated it is not elite.

I have worked with very young children, beginner students, in piano. On the other end of the spectrum I have taught mature students based on a life-long desire to sing a single song. Teaching at the Yale School of Music gave me a studio of 18 undergradates, who all needed help and guidance with their exams and Glee Club repertoire. We were both goal orientated and detail orientated. This involved the process of grading and choosing appropriate repertoire for examination, something I am extremely comfortable with.

I have been teaching distance lessons on zoom for four months now, and was trained by Yale to do so. I have a disclosure Scotland.

Tutoring Approach:

Teaching can be such a unique opportunity to not only grow skills and mastery, it can also enhance a pupil's enjoyment of life, self confidence, and all aspects of their development as a child, young adult, or mature student. Seeing the aspects of music enrich other parts of a person's life is my joy. I am constantly inspired by the bravery of mature students trying something outside of their comfort zone, and young students starting a journey with the most profound of art forms.

I love preparing people for university and their arts supplement, as I know how much my life has been enriched by studying music, and sharing that joy is my life's purpose.

With a new student I will meet them where they are, then establish what their goals are. We can look through long terms goals, general goals, or specific repertoire goals.

For beginner students we will strip it right down, get to know the process of correct breath and posture, and how we turn that into an instrument! With more advanced students, I will find your strengths, and maximise on what needs to be worked on. Having gone through at the ABRSM exams, that is an aspect of music tuition I am extremely familiar with.

I always strive to maximise on a student's language skills, and taking a unique and individual approach to the character of the student themselves. The majority of my students now are very driven and have a focus on music as their future, therefore we do detailed work on technique and developing a large base of repertoire. Amongst all of this, I want to install a genuine joy for performance. The student's comfort and confidence is paramount.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Yale School of Music (2018) - Master of Musical Arts (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Indiana University (2017) - Master of Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2015) - Bachelor of Music, Hons, 1:1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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