“Deborah can give anyone the inspiration to begin singing”
You’ll learn natural, science-based techniques Each class is tailor made to fit your individual needs
You’ll gain confidence because everything is explained
Classical, Opera, Improvisation, Commercial, Folk, Jazz, Country
Book a lesson with Deborah:
“Deborah is a fantastic teacher”
I give lessons to all sorts of different people at all levels of musicianship and who learn for all sorts of reasons. Whatever your circumstances you are welcome. Many of my students are singer/songwriters. I teach most styles of music and coach all musicians from beginners to professionals. All students have an opportunity to work with professional accompanists either on guitar or piano. Both accompanists play all genres and styles, are excellent sight-readers and together we create a fun and productive atmosphere. I teach remedial singing techniques for singers and non singers with vocal production problems and provide post-op vocal therapy. I also teach singing therapy for those recovering from depressive illnesses.
All Students have the opportunity to perform and to make professional recordings. Book a lesson with Deborah.
The primary teaching aims for all students are to understand the vocal process clearly and to be able to make an accurately pitched, free and connected sound. Breath work and posture are key – but the watchword is always Comfort. For some reaching this level of achievement is enough, for others it is the basis of more advanced training when we explore a range of musical styles and techniques applicable at professional and more creative levels including improvisation and performance skills.
My teaching practice is based in Central London (click here for a map). I have also taught in the City and run in-house corporate workshops.
All private teaching is one-to-one. I ask simply that students practice so that progress is swift and fulfilling.
Remedial therapies are developed according to the problem: vocal wobble, metalic sound, roughness caused by overuse or strain, intonation problems or more physical problems brought about either by general disability or post-operation. I teach vocal therapeutic techniques to those who have suffered depression, helping people to express themselves again. Please don’t worry if you have a difficulty in singing. I am here to help.
Note: I hope soon to be offering some workshops and classes with my colleague Liz Harley.
For prices and where to come, please click below:
General Teaching Methods
“You’re one of the best teachers I have ever met”
I always work along-side beginners and will demonstrate every aspect of technique. I guide students through the exercises until they are confident enough to sing or speak out alone. Progress is usually rapid. The whole of my teaching is based on comfort, natural sounds and movements. We develop a technique out of your spontaneous way of communicating.
I continue to study, to perform and to record.
Some comments from students:
“I have not felt so happy for years.”
“I feel a real sense of connection.”
“I never thought I could sing like this.”
“I just don’t feel so nervous any more.”
“Being able to sing like this has transformed my life.”
“My singing has improved so fast and so well.”
“You have done for me everything you said you’d do.”
“You have given me my voice back.”
“You saved my career.”
“My tongue won’t do what it’s told.”
“I’ve stopped shaking when I sing now.”
“Finally I can sing and play at the same time.”
“I’m really pleased with how my voice is now. I feel able to earn again.”