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Miss alexandra martin

Biography

Ace-it ! Music Theory & Performance

Whatever your needs or ability with Singing technique, performance, music theory or composition, I aim to offer a tailor made service that covers all the bases required for polishing your skills.
A typical class consists of an inital consultation to discover and assess your requirements and gain a general idea of your strengths and weaknesses; this will help us establish how long it will take to achieve the results you desire !

For the beginner, I recommend a block booking of 10-20 hours, preferably starting with an initial block of 5 two hour sessions over 5 weeks. We will then discuss your progress and decide what we need to cover next. (see below for an idea of the topics covered)
For the experienced singer I can offer a 3 hour master class to cover the areas you feel you need work on and assess if there are any other improvements we can make with regards to:
Vocal range
Pitch and duration control
Volume
Dynamics
Languages/accents
Breathing, posture and presentation
Selection of material for performance or examination
Advanced techniques
Sore reading/music theory
Composition skills
I also include;
yoga flexibility and breathing skills
vocal warm-ups and exercises such as vowel, consonant and scales practice


CURRICULUM VITAE

Alexandra Martin


Qualifications
O Levels
English Language, Literature, Biology
A Level Art,
Kite-marked Access to HE Science
Biology, Maths & Chemistry to A level standard.
Sussex University Medicinal Chemistry Undergraduate (1yr)
Open University
Web-design level 1(A level)
Web Commerce level 1(A level)
Music Level 2
Music Technology Level 2
Maths Level 1 (A level)
‘NES’ New Entrepreurs Scholarship Business Course
Grant start-up funding awarded based on my Solo Singer/Songwriter recorded material and Business Plan
Graduate Durham University Music.

Work Experience

1982 –84 Apples & Pears Night Club Bedford
residency
Vocalist in a Blues Duo
1984-88
Co-writer, vocalist, bass player, manager
Of “rock” band Tangy Stuff/Pagan Class
Venues include Loughborough University, Bedford Corn Exchange, variety of rock pubs and clubs throughout the home -counties


1989-1991
1st Place for song composition and performance
Brighton Rock Music Workshop @
Sussex University.

Carol Grimes (Ronny Scott’s Jazz Club)

Moving Pictures
Three piece contemporary music
Writer, singer, guitar/lead guitarist
Interest from EMI through drummer of Wizard
1991-94
Other Projects
Studio Project Anzac Studio (Brighton)
With Simon
Singer/composer
Inter-House Dance Band Chichester

Singer
Plastic Max
R ‘n’ B
Regular Performances at Brighton Pier
Worthing Music Festival
Singer/Composer
TMA Original/Covers Soul/Pop

Singer
Ah Wilderness
Regular performances throughout Sussex and Wales
North Sea Ferries
Rupert Cobb Outfit
Performing from Ostend to Zebrugge
Singer with Before the Dawn

Promotional work for Rockman Musical Equipment
Worked with Gary Phyl of “Boston”
(US Rock Band)
1996
Studio Project
(Singer/Sonwriter with DJ)
DJ Howard
Worthing
East Sussex


Duo work with Karen
Ford Promotion
Through-out Sussex
1998

Singer
Funky Town
Soul Band

1999-2006

Solo Original Performances
International Women’s Day
Hove Town Hall
Teaching Singer/Songwriter Skills @ The Bridge
Falmer School
Private Teaching (vocal coaching)
Solo Original Performance
Hastings White Rock Theatre
Singer/duo
Durham University Music Theatre & Bar
Solo Original Performance
Newcastle Metro Arena

Semi-finalist in this years’ (Broadjam) Songwriters Competition with “Fly” in the gospel category
Singer/Songwiriter solo performances around the North East of England
Including performances at:
Washington Arts Centre 15th September
Thimbleberry Festival 23rd September
Easington Festival
Beverley Festival (2007)
both Newcastle & Durham City O’Neill’s from October

2006.
2008 Private music teaching from home students came with a range of requirements including: guitar, piano, bagpipes, voice music theory, music software.
2014 Graduated from Durham University with a 1st in performance (Solo a Capella Singing)
2015 Voice Masterclass at Cambridge University David Jones (Swedish-Italian and Italian Singing Schools).

With a Contemporary Classical recital I am now looking to perform with a classical piano trio as a precursor to my MA Singing Recital. (2015/6)

Contact alexandra

Address: Peterlee,
County Durham;
Durham
SR8
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (600 minutes): £200.00

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