Information About Sophie - Towcester teacher
I am a professional singer, song writer and vocal teacher. I have been performing full time since 1995. I have released 4 studio albums to date. Songwriting has involved performing and writing for TV and film.
Becoming the very first artist to perform at London's O2 Arena upon it's opening.
Supporting The Sugababes, McFly and Will Young
Receiving the award for finalist in The Perrier Jazz Vocalist of the Year competition
Setting up the UK's first and only singer support group VoxOp for singers unergoing vocal operations and vocal problems.
I have been teaching since 2002. Training includes:
Accent Method course -British Voice Association
Fundamentals of the Singing Voice course -City Lit
Anatomy & Physiology ITEC Diploma
Music and singing is my passion. Having sung professionally for most of my working life I cold not imagine a life without music! Singing is a great way to express emotion and have fun. I enjoy teaching all levels and age groups from beginners to professional. I teach all contemporary styles of music including musical theate. I do not teach classical singing. In 2010 I underwent a career threatning vocal operation after suffering with undiagnosed acid reflux for 15 years. I take great care in addressing vocal health and good technique within my teaching. As a professinoal performer myself I know from experience how crucial this is. So many singers perform with little or no technique and cannot sustain the stress that performing demands of the voice. I work with my students as individuals and to that end songs are often chosen by students from their own likes and dislikes. I believe each student should enjoy what they are performing and I always consider the views and opinions of my students when decisions are made on song choices. Theres is nothing worse than being made to sing something you hate! I encourage song writing with some of my students as I find it is a wonderful tool for building self confidence in singers. I also cover projection, increasing range and tone quality, breath control, sustainability as well as emotion in song and performance and mic technique. I also help singers to find their 'true voice' and work on choosing material to suit the individual.
Having also trained in Anatomy and Physiology I have a good understanding of the voice and muscles surrounding this area as well as posture. I often see students who come to me with vocal issues which ithen work on helping to correct.
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- City Lit (2010) - Fundamentals of the Singing Voice (College) (✘ Not On File)
- British Voice Association (2003) - Accent Method (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Watford College (1996) - ITEC dip Anatomy & Physiology (College) (✘ Not On File)