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Ms Katharina Megli BMus, MA MPhil (Cantab)
Ms Katharina Megli BMus, MA MPhil (Cantab)
Lucy Date: September 2016
Working with Katharina has been a revelation. Through her teaching my voice has transformed and continues to transform. She is a consumate musician and highly professional in her approach. Katharina's extensive experience as a performer and choir director enhance her teaching. She brings wisdom and insight to her work. She is able to teach the many principles of good singing with immense care so that they are tailored to the individual. All of this is achieved with her encouragement and a light touch, making lessons challenging and fun. Katharina is passionate about what she does and lessons with her heighten the joy of singing.
Visa Date: September 2016
I took classes under Katharina for two and a half years while studying toward a PhD at the University of Cambridge. I had before that studied classical singing in Finland at the conservatories of Turku and Helsinki. Katharina immediately detected certain fundamental problems with my technique that we then set out to remedy. My singing is now considerably less strained, and I can easily get through lengthy songs that used to make me feel exhausted toward the end. One fun aspect of Katharina’s teaching is the master classes, which involve performing for other students. This gives you stage experience; it’s also reassuring to see other people struggle with the same issues you do. We once performed a whole opera scene with two other students, which was really a lot of fun!’ Visa (bass-baritone)
Noemie Date: September 2016
Katharina is a passionate and devoted teacher. She approaches the voice from a singer’s perspective, so that the student thinks of it in terms of a physical sensation rather than a specific sound they are aiming to achieve. She demands nothing but the best whilst also being encouraging and helping you to overcome any insecurities and fears. Whilst I have mainly focused on classical singing, I have also been able to work on different musical genres during my lessons such as French chanson and jazz pieces. Every lesson is different and I always look forward to the next one. This year has been such a rewarding journey for me as I have been steadily exploring my voice and have already found a whole new dimension to it; I am very excited about what is left to discover!' Noémie
Charlotte Date: September 2019
‘I have been choral singing for many years, but over the last two years I have been transitioning to solo singing and performing in Katharina’s performance classes. The classes have been hugely beneficial, not only to learn how to sing the words, but also to really mean them and understand how to convey them effectively to my audience. The classes are a fantastic opportunity to perform in a supportive environment and they have significantly increased my confidence when singing to an audience. I learn as much from observing other participants as from performing; it is comforting to know that other singers are facing the same challenges as myself. Katharina has extensive knowledge of singing and performance, along with the ability to see right to the root of a singer’s areas of weakness. The areas she works on in classes are tailored to each individual singer and, whilst challenging, participating is a valuable and positive experience.’
Andrew Date: September 2019
Katharina uses her considerable experience in an approach that is both thorough and professional. She explains in detail the ways in which many aspects, chiefly posture and breathing, provide the framework necessary to produce the sound I am looking for. The lessons have been challenging, maybe even daunting at times (new things often are), but always enjoyable. Since working with Katharina I have found singing much more comfortable, less strained, and my range is improving as we explore new techniques and ideas. It is difficult to explain the excitement or enjoyment of producing previously elusive sounds or notes almost without realising it. I am sure there is still much more to learn.

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