In association with
Dr Patrick Ashcroft

Qualifications:
MA (Cantab)
PhD(Cantab)
PGDip (GSMD)
Instruments: Voice
Singing
Genre/Style(s): Classical, Jazz, Music Theatre and popular styles catered for.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

Patrick Ashcroft is a successful professional operatic tenor who has won a number of awards and scholarships and offers lessons for all levels and ages from his home. As a singer, Patrick has performed principal roles throughout the UK and Ireland, most notably with Scottish Opera, and has performed with many of the major UK companies including the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Opera North. He has also sung with many of the country's top orchestras.

Patrick focusses on the individual to a tailor a programme specific to the individual's needs and requirements. Moreover the compass and pace of each lesson is dependent on the ability of the pupil so that they are able to progress at the appropriate rate, which should maximise enjoyment of and enthusiasm for a rewarding but difficult art. Each genre of singing requires a slightly different approach but the basic technique is built on the same foundations.

Particular attention is paid to:

Posture and alignment of the body
Breathing
Emotional engagement with the text and music including the psychology of singing
Musicality and phrasing
Healthy vocal technique in the bel canto tradition (when singing classically).

Patrick is also able to offer help with foreign texts, repertoire choices and to accompany lessons at the piano. and to help with musical theatre, choral singing, pop technique.

Lessons can be booked on an ad hoc basis and as frequently as the pupil requires.

Further details are available at:

www.patrickashcroft.com

Contact Patrick

Address: Emmer Green
Reading
Berkshire
RG4 8SR
Phone: 07739416505

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