Sam W.

Singing Tutor

 Leeds

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Qualifications

  • MA International Educational Leadership & Policy - University of Leeds
  • BA Music - University of Leeds
  • Grade 8 Singing (Distinction)
  • A Level Music (A*)
  • GCSE Music (A*)
  • Music Scholar - Shrewsbury School
  • Head Chorister - Hereford Cathedral Choir

Styles Taught

Classical, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Funk

Experience

5 years ~ Singer Teacher - Musicians Academy, Keighley
Professional Jazz & Blues singer gigging around UK
Lead singer for a number of Rock & Pop bands in Leeds & London
6 years experience 1-2-1 teaching
Choir master
Music teacher South Leeds Music Centre
Extensive Lieder & Opera experience
Head Chorister, Hereford Cathedral Choir

Teaching Style

I believe music lessons should be fun, inspiring and challenging!

As a pupil I most enjoyed a lesson that was tailored to me, in which I had felt that I'd learnt something new, fixed a problem that was bugging me and after which I felt energised to become a better singer. I aim to recreate this feeling in everyone I teach.p>

I teach a range of styles from classical to folk to rock to blues to jazz. My overall aim is tohelp my pupils to become the singer they want to be whether they want to sing Blues, improve breath control, sing Mozart, build up more confidence or simply start singing from scratch - that will be the aim!p>

I believe in good singing technique and solid musical foundations and always encourage pupils to develop these. They are important, and take time to develop, but can become a fun habit (I do my singing exercises whilst doing the washing-up!)p>

Overall my lessons aim to suit the ambitions of the pupil, teach them new skills to use in their singing, and the understanding to learn for themselves.

Syllabi

ABRSM, Rock Grades

Grades are useful things to aim for and the process can teach a lot, but they are not for everyone, and the decision is entirely up to the pupil.

Specialties

I can teach any age group

Specialist Areas:

Classical - Lieder, Opera, Art Song, Sight-reading, aural training, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Skat, Singing with a band, singing with acoustic guitar or piano, music theory

Other Services, Areas of Knowledge & Musicianship

I am an experienced session musician and can give advice on recording, producing, arranging vocal harmonies, singing with a microphone (lead or backing vocals)

I can help pupils with GCSE, A level or degree level music exams

I am an experienced choral conductor and choirmaster and I can work with groups of singers (price negotiable)

I am an experienced composer (1st class marks in BA music composition) and can help composers and singer-songwriters, or singers looking to arrange backing vocals or vocal parts to tracks and pieces.

Teaching Location

I teach at LS6, Woodhouse.

Lesson Prices

Lesson length 1 hour
Price at tutor's location £25

Current Offers / Discounts

Bulk Lesson Discount

Discount on advanced bookings and payments:

4 x 1 hour lessons - £95
6 x 1 hour lessons - £140

Please indicate your interest to take up an offer when you make contact.

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