DipABRSM (Vocal Teaching) 2018
ABRSM Grade 8 Singing
ABRSM Grade 8 Piano
ABRSM Grade 8 Music Theory
Currently studying for an AMus and LTCL (Vocal) with Trinity.
Voice (beginners to advanced)
Piano (beginners to intermediate)
For more information visit www.donnamariehughes.co.uk
Classical Vocal Technique -
Beginners to Advanced
Most people can sing but whether you want to sing for fun or become a professional entertainer – it is important to learn how to protect your best asset and increase its potential.
I can show you how to sing, using tried and tested classical techniques that will protect your voice and give you the freedom and confidence to sing whatever type of music you want.
I am a professional opera singer and have been singing for over 20 years (professionally for over 15 years) and have also been playing the piano since the age of 11.
I will take you (or your child) through physical and vocal warm ups, breathing exercises, vocal exercises and increase your vocal repertoire of songs. I also have a full Enhanced Disclosure / CRB check / DRB Check - No: 001454306934.
I can also enter pupils for ABRSM (Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music) Exams (100% pass rate) and accompany all my students on the piano in lessons and exams. I also train my students to use backing tracks as I believe this is an important skill to acquire.
It is really important for me that I make students (children and adults alike) feel comfortable and relaxed in their lessons by building their confidence and making lessons fun and educational.
I also try to organise 2 student concerts a year - giving my students the opportunity to perform audition songs, exam songs and/or songs we are working on - in a supportive and encouraging environment to build their confidence.
As well as private teaching from my studio in my home, I am also Chamber Choir Director and a Peripatetic Singing Teacher at The Maynard Independent Girls School in Exeter and was a vocal coach at Razzamataz and Stagecoach Theatre Schools for several years before performance commitments took over.
Several of my students have gone on to be accepted at the Royal Northern College Of Music, University Of Leeds School Of Music, Performers, Bird, Laine Theatre Arts, have gone on to perform in the West End and won Scholarships at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, Italia Conti and Liverpool Cathedral.
I am also a member of The Association Of Teachers Of Singing (AOTOS) and attend regular training courses organised by AOTOS as well as attending their conferences every year as I believe it is important to keep up to date on current vocal teaching practices.
I also attend regular Piano Teaching Workshops run by Helen Deakin - a Diploma and International Examiner for the ABRSM.
Advanced Singing Teachers Professional Development Course (AOTOS) July 2016
Advanced Vocal Anatomy (Vocal Process) October 2017
Level 2 Safeguarding Training October 2017
Attended AOTOS Summer Conference July 2018 (Key Note speakers included Janice Chapman and Dr Ron Morris)
Passed DipABRSM In Vocal Teaching Achieved August 2018
Attended AOTOS Autumn Conference October 2018 (Preparing students for Classical/Musical Theatre Auditions)
Safeguarding Young People - Level 2 January 2019
My rates are £15 for half an hour, £22.50 for 45 minutes and £30 for an hour.
For more information and for my terms and conditions, visit www.donnamariehughes.co.uk.
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
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