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Mr Thomas Herford
Mr Thomas Herford

Cambridge BA hons
Guildhall MA distinction
Guildhall Opera Cert
Instruments: Voice (beginner to professional)
Piano (up to Gr 5)
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a highly trained professional singer, working mainly in Opera, Concert, and Ensembles. Known for my versatility, I have also sung with the rock star Sting and I have sung on the soundtracks of many Hollywood films.

I love my job and I have a strong desire to share my expertise and enthusiasm with others. I teach both privately and at a school (I am CRB checked). Although a tenor myself, I teach the full spectrum of voice types.

I play the piano well (Gr 8 distinction) so can accompany students in their lessons. In fact, I also teach piano up to and including Gr 5.

I normally teach at home - I have a large teaching studio in SE5. If necessary, and depending on where they live, I can come to students' houses(although a piano/keyboard is a pre-requisite and I add travel expenses to the fee).

I teach repertoire, vocal technique, performance practice, theory, and piano. Having studied at Cambridge University and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, I have my feet in the camps of both choral music and solo singing, and can prepare students for Associated Board Exams, School Music Scholarships, university Choral Scholarships, and Music College entrance auditions.

All my teaching is geared towards the enjoyment of singing, which, after all, leads to better performances anyway! Although I have trained in a traditional way, I have wide musical interest and experience, and believe that any music with a 'heart' is worth serious engagement. The most important thing for me is to help the student discover the excitement and joy of singing well, either for him/herself, or within a choir, or as a soloist.

Contact Thomas

Address: Near Stockwell, Camberwell, Lambeth, Vauxhall, Denmark Hill, Herne Hill, Peckham, Walworth, Elephant and Castle
Greater London
Phone: 07734 928009
Mobile: 07734 928009
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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