The Heart of Singing Voice Coach for Clapham, Balham
& South West London

Lessons #01

Finding and developing your voice can help you in many different ways

The voice is an amazing exploratory journey. The reward for working with individuals on this journey is truly profound...for singers, actors, poets, professionals, therapists, healers and complete beginners. Children are welcome too.

Merry offers a wide selection of one-to-one tuition:

The Creative Voice
This course provides the opportunity to explore and connect with your voice in new and surprising ways - hearing and feeling the voice differently and seeing where it takes you. You will learn how to use your voice in the most effective way, tailor-made for your individual needs. This will develop and strengthen your vocal tone, pitch, breathing, range and projection.

Beginner course - Designed with the beginner in mind, this is a ten week course in a friendly atmosphere. Through use of movement, you will be able to connect with your true voice.

Beginner-Intermediate course - A ten week course for people who have sung a little before, to get you back into singing and then to support you in performance work and solo singing.

Intermediate course - A focused ten week course aimed at really boosting your self-confidence and success levels as a performer, solo singer and person. Taught like a masterclass.

Lessons #02

Speak with Confidence
In this one-to-one class, we will explore pitch, range and resonance. You will learn exercises to help you use the natural amplification of your voice more fully. We will also explore a wider and more expressive pitch and range, which will improve your vocal health. Movement is encouraged as it will help you to breathe and connect with your voice more easily.

We will explore posture and the beneficial effect this has on how you project your voice, helping you feel more confident and in control of everyday situations. You will learn to stand and speak correctly, to help bring an end to voice loss and fatigue. Overcoming the limits of a tense, flat vocal tone and a tired, lost voice will help prevent permanent damage to your voice.

Songwriting is a wonderful way of expressing yourself. In these one-to-one sessions, participants are encouraged to convey their own message through song. Share your material, original or not. We will look at different techniques and the best ways of being able to write creatively.

We will work with metaphors and also look at the song structure of existing material. For those who have not yet put a melody (or top line) to their lyrics, we will look at some practical exercises to inspire this process. During the course you will be able to develop your ideas and hone your creative talents. If you play an instrument, then you are most welcome to bring it along.

Performance Technique
Have you ever wondered how some of your favourite performers make it look so easy? On this course, we will look at practical techniques to help you become more confident and to bring your performance to life in front of an audience.

Whether you're a singer, actor, poet or presenter, this will be a great opportunity to perform what it is you love to do, with feedback from an experienced performer, who can help you develop your skills. Working individually will help you to become more present and authentic and will inspire you to advance in your chosen genre. All levels are welcome.

Singing for Health
Improve your health and well-being and increase your energy levels through the use of breath, movement and voice. This bespoke course is ideal for reducing stress and anxiety.

Merry offers competitively priced singing lessons and voice coaching in Clapham, Balham, Tooting, Streatham and other areas of South West London

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