Information About Raya - Kings Langley teacher
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My name is Raya and I am a pop/soul singer from north London. My versatility and passion for music has led me to performing live alongside artists such as Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Matt Terry, Katherine Jenkins, Tokyo Myers, Martine McCutcheon and more.
I have performed as a lead vocalist for various corporate events and weddings in venues such as The London Eye, London Hilton Park Lane, New Bond Street and 100 Wardour Street. In 2017 I had the honour of performing for Prince Charles at the Prince’s Trust Celebration Dinner at Buckingham Palace which was an incredible highlight in my career.
Alongside that I have also toured the UK, and interna:onally, with my Little Mix tribute band, vocal duo and as part of the Sister Act Live Choir.
I have also provided backing vocals on many television shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice.
I began my training at Arts Educational Schools London at the age of 17 where I studied Musical Theatre for two years. I then went on to again a BMus Hons degree in Popular Music Performance at The Institute of Contemporary Music. I have always wanted to use my musical skills and expertise to enable and inspire others.
I began teaching as a teenager at the Pauline Quirke Academy for Performing Arts and have since taught at college where I expanded my knowledge and experience.
Having recently completed the BAST (Be A Singing Teacher) course in Contemporary Voice Teaching, my knowledge in voice science and vocal pathology is both current and extensive.
There are “set rules” for singing with a healthy vocal technique, however there is no specific technique for singing contemporary music - there are various different techniques across the numerous genres including jazz, country and rock. Having worked in the music industry with many talented singers and instrumentalists, and being well versed in most genres, I am able to train each singer accurately and cater to my students’ specific needs. I believe with my knowledge and experience I can provide the vocal “tools” a student may need to progress, as well as making it enjoyable and fun!
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (2018) - BMUS Hons in Popular Music Performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Arts Educational Schools London (2014) - Trinity College London Grade 8 Musical Theatre (College) (✔ On File)