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Ms Louisa Petais
Ms Louisa Petais

Qualifications:
BMus(Hons) - Vocal Studies - Trinity College of Music
CertGSMD
BA(Hons) - Classics - King's College, London
Instruments: Singing
Piano
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Musical Theatre
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

Hello, my name is Louisa and I am a professional classical singer (soprano) and music teacher. Nothing gives me more joy than spreading the love of music with anybody who wishes to learn :)

SINGING

I teach singing in the classical style along with some musical theatre and jazz. As an opera singer my speciality is in the classical vocal repertory and technique.

I believe in singing in a way which is natural and healthy for both voice and body. A healthy technique as the solid foundation of singing is the key element of my teaching. We will focus on breathing, support, core strength, resonance, projection and overall maintaining a healthy state of wellbeing in order to maximise vocal development. Singing should be fun, feel great and never, ever hurt! My primary concern is for the vocal health of my students.

The first part of lessons is always geared towards warming up the body, mind and voice for singing with various exercises, some of which will be universal, such as humming exercises and breath control warm-ups and others tailored to each student's particular vocal needs.
Next we work on repertoire, mostly repertoire of the student's choice, but I also aim to broaden their repertoire with music of varying styles and genres. Through songs we will tackle other aspects of singing, such as vocal colour, style, expression, language and diction. Each piece of music brings with it it's own technical challenges so it's important to try as many things as possible!


PIANO
As a previous first-study pianist I can also teach beginners piano (up to grade 5). All my previous piano students have achieved distinctions and merits in their piano exams. I like to ensure that students are equipped to feel musically confident not only for exams, but for whatever musical challenges they choose to face and for their own musical growth. A piano lesson not only covers technical work, but also music theory, sight-reading and aural training.
I have a BMus (Hons) from Trinity College of Music, a CertGSMD performance certificate and a BA (Hons) in Classics (my other love!) from King's College, London.
Music and Classics go very well together!
Alongside these academic qualifications I have a good history of theatrical and operatic performance experience behind me in both the UK and abroad.

I charge £40 per hour for either singing or piano.
30 minute lessons are £25.

Contact Louisa

Address: London
N7 0NL
Greater London
N7 0NL
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00

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