Frequently Asked Questions about vocal coaching services and more

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR TEACHING SERVICES/SINGING LESSONS/VOCAL COACH SERVICES?

all prices include rental fee for the studio and TAX

  • £120 – 1 hour
  • £180 -1.30 hour 
  • £240 – 2 hours
  • WHERE DO YOU HOLD YOUR SINGING LESSONS?

I have few places in Central London where I give singing lessons and provide vocal coaching, please contact me to discuss the details

My most preferred place to work with students is BLÜTHNER STUDIOS, located at 6 Baker Street, London, W1U 3AA, 5 min walk from Bond Street Tube station.

Please note, At the moment, I work also via Zoom/Skype due to lockdown restrictions.

http://www.bluthner.co.uk/practice-teaching-rehearsal-studios/.

There are other venues where I work: please contact me to discuss the details.

DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS?

I have Bmus in Singing Teaching , Master in Musical Performance RCM & Artist Opera Diploma International Opera Studio London

APPROPRIATE SONGS FOR KIDS TO SING

I haven’t listed any adult songs or adult themed songs, however please don’t limit yourself to singing songs even if they have adult words in them – perhaps ask a parent to help you change the lyrics of the song so that you can eliminate the inappropriate words. For example part of the Price Tag song you can change the word Video hoe to Video Girl.

These are just some ideas..

  • Girls can sing boys songs and boys can sing girls songs just change some lyrics if need be
  •  Make a fast song slow
  •  Make a slow song fast
  •  Change the feel of the song e.g Pop song have an RnB feel or an old song more modern
  •  Make a solo song a group song or as a duet
  •  Mash up song songs!

FAST SONGS

1. Little Mix – Wings

2. Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson Five

3. Reach – S Club 7

4. Roar – Katy Perry

5. Titanium – Sia

6. Alive – Dami Im

7. Walking On Sunshine – KC and the Sunshine band

8. Mamma Knows Best – Jessie J

9. Dynamite – Taio Cruz

10. Dancing In The Street – Martha & the Vandella

11. Celebration – Kool & the gang

12. Mickey – Toni Basil

13. Don’t worry be Happy – Guy Sebastian

14. Fireworks – Katy Perry

15. Waka Waka – Shakira

16. I gotta feeling – Black eyed peas

17. Stereo Hearts – Gym class heros

18. Counting Stars – One Republic

19. I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston

SLOW SONGS

20. Clowns – Emeli Sande

21. Ben – Michael_Jackson

22. The Climb Miley Cyrus

23. You Raise Me Up Josh Groban

24. The Prayer – Andrea Bocelli /Celine Dion

25. I Turn To You – Christina Aguilera

26. Time After Time – Cindy Lauper

27. All of Me – John Legend

28. Waterfalls – TLC

29. With or without you – U2 (Kina Grannis version)

30. Royals – Lorde (pentatonix version)

31. Get Along – Guy Sebastian

32. Stand up for Love – Destiny’s child

33. Hero – Mariah Carey

34. Borrow My Heart – Taylor Henderson

35. Halo – Beyonce

36. When You Were Mine – Taylor Henderson

37. Dance with my father – Luther Vandross

38. A thousand years – Christina Perri

39. Read all about it – Emeli Sande

40. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

MEDIUM SONGS

41. This girl is on Fire – Alicia Keys

42. Empire State of Mind (Pt. II) – Alicia Keys

43. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

44. Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

45. Brave – Josh Groban

46. Price Tag – Jessie J

47. Flyflies – Owl City

48. Love the One Your With- Luther Vandross

49. Crush – Jennifer Paige

50. Burn – Ellie Golding

51. Impossible – James Arthur

52. Clarity – Zedd

53. Put a little love in your heart – Annie Lennox & Al Green

54. Gotta Be – Gabrielle

55. Waterfalls – TLC

56. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

57. As long as you love me – Justin Bieber

58. I want you back – Cher Lloyd

59. One Love – Bob Marley

60. Got to get you into my life – Earth, Wind and Fire

61. Never be the same – Jessica Mauboy

62. Call me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

63. Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) – Charice

64. Pompeii – Bastille

65. Flashdance. . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara

66. You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

ACOUSTIC

67. Dear Mr. President – Pink

68. Valentine – Kina Grannis

69. Fly Away – Chantelle Barry

70. Beautiful – Abby Asistio

INSPIRATIONAL

71. That’s What Friends Are For – Stevie Wonder

72. Brave – Sara Bareilles

73. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

74. People Get Ready – Human Nature

75. Earth Song – Michael Jackson

76. Note to God – Charice

77. In this song – Charice

78. Just Do You – India Arie

79. Superwoman – Alicia Keys

80. One Voice – Tina Bangel

81. Be heard – Tina Bangel

82. Heal the world – Michael Jackson

83. I believe – Fantastsia

GOLDEN OLDIE

84. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

85. Imagine –John Lennon

86. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

87. Smile – Charlie Chaplin (Glee Version)

88. Route 66 – Natalie Cole

89. You are so beautiful – Billy Joel (Judith Hill version)

90. Summertime – Leonia Lewis

DISNEY

91. Do you want to build a snowman – Frozen

92. Tomorrow-Annie

93. Reflection – Mulan

94. Part of Your World – Little Mermaid

95. Journey to the Past – Anastasia

96. Circle of life – Lion King

97. Rise – Mclean Sisters

98. Let it go – Frozen

99. Gift of a friend – Demi Lovato

100. When you believe – Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

101. A dream is a wish your heart makes – Cinderella

102. Beauty and the beast – Beauty and the beast

103. It’s a small world – Disney

MOVIES

104. Happy – Pharrell Williams

105. Pure Imagination – Glee Cast

106. Pay attention – Sister Act

107. Best years of our lives – Baha men

WHERE CAN I PRACTICE MY VOCAL SKILLS?

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Open Mic Online Directories

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WHERE CAN I FIND A GOOD RECORDING STUDIO IN LONDON?

thisismetropolis

airstudios

rakstudios

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britanniarowstudios

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powerstudiolondon

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sensible-music

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sohostudios

flukeproductions

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quincestudios

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heartofgoldstudios

iguanastudio

pricestudios

cafemusicstudios

turtlestudios

orpheusstudio

bonafidestudio

thefoldstudios

butcherrowstudios

WHERE CAN I FIND GOOD REHEARSAL ROOMS IN LONDON for SINGING LESSONS/REHEARSAL OF YOUR BAND?

premisesstudios.com/rehearsal-studios

ballystudios

archstudios

millhillmusiccomplex

musicroomlondon

rmsstudios

breakfaststudios

survivalstudios

rnrstudios

superunisonstudios

audiounderground.co.uk/rehearsal-studios

oktopus-music.co.uk/rehearsal-studio/rehearsal-studio

backstreet

bushstudios

thejoint

stormrehearsalstudios

newrosestudios

johnhenrys

sensible-music

roguestudios

westbournerehearsals

strummersstudios

panic-music

rehearsalstudioslondon.net

roundhouse.org.uk/young-creatives/use-our-spaces

HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY ARTICULATION AND DICTION SKILLS?

 

It’s not so difficult as you think. Please see below attached tongue twisters. They will help you immensely during your singing lessons. Try to read slowly but give attention to every syllable, consonant and vowel. Experiment with loud and quiet sound. Imagine that the audience is sitting far away from you and project the sound, make it clear.

Collection of international tonque twisters http://www.tongue-twister.net/index.htm

English tongue twisters http://www.tongue-twister.net/en.htm

 

GOOD VOCAL EXERCISES FOR CLASSICAL SINGERS?

Franz Abt 

https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Abt%2C_Franz

Panofka

https://imslp.org/wiki/24_Vocalises%2C_Op.81_(Panofka%2C_Heinrich)

Giuseppe Concone 

https://imslp.org/wiki/15_Vocalises%2C_Op.12_(Concone%2C_Giuseppe)

More complicated vocal exercises:

Girolamo Crescentini 

https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Crescentini,_Girolamo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girolamo_Crescentini

Marco Bordogni

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Bordogni

https://imslp.org/wiki/Vocalizzi_secondo_il_gusto_moderno_(Bordogni%2C_Marco)

Mathilde Marchesi

 

TONQUE TWISTERS WHICH WILL IMPROVE YOUR DICTION AND ARTICULATION SKILLS.

Try to explore these tongue twisters. By doing so you do the same training as professional actors, public speakers around the world and boost immensely your articulation and diction. Please give more attention to the way you attack consonants, try to perceive them differently, make them sharper, more clear and perhaps, louder. Train in front of the mirror. Imagine that you are in a bigger space surrounded by audience.

Classic Tongue Twisters

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers?
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood,
as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

She sells sea shells by the seashore.

Betty bought a bit of butter.
But the butter Betty bought was bitter.
so Betty bought a better butter,
and it was better than the butter Betty bought before.
[Variation of Carolyn Wells The Butter Betty Bought published 1899.]

Difficult Tongue Twisters

Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
Shilly-shallied south.
These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack;
Sheep should sleep in a shed.

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
[According to The Guinness Book of World Records this is the toughest tongue twister – so far.]

Funny Tongue Twisters

Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran.

All I want is a proper cup of coffee,
Made in a proper copper coffee pot
I may be off my dot
But I want a cup of coffee
From a proper coffee pot.

Tin coffee pots and iron coffee pots
They’re no use to me –
If I can’t have a proper cup of coffee
In a proper copper coffee pot
I’ll have a cup of tea.

Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fists against the posts,
And still insists he sees the ghosts.

Two tiny timid toads trying to trot to Tarrytown.

Nine nimble noblemen nibbling nuts.

Quizzical quiz, kiss me quick.

Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

What a to do to die today
At a minute or two to two
A thing distinctly hard to say
And harder still to do.

For they’ll beat a tattoo at twenty to two
A rat-tat-tat-Tat-tat-tat-Tat-tat-tat-too
And the dragon will come when he hears the drum,
At a minute or two to two today
At a minute or two to two.

Eve eating eagerly elegant Easter eggs.

Ingenious iguanas improvising an intricate impromptu on impossibly-impractical instruments.

These thousand tricky tongue twisters trip thrillingly off the tongue.

Tongue Twisters for Kids

A proper copper coffee pot.

One-One was a racehorse.
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-Two won one, too.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?

Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

Easy Tongue Twisters

He threw three free throws.

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.

If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York.

Four fine fresh fish for you.

A proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot.

Short Tongue Twisters (3x)

Six sticky skeletons.

Which witch is which?

She sees cheese.

Stupid superstition.

Eleven benevolent elephants.

Truly rural.

Tongue Twisters About Thinking & Feeling

Three thin thinkers thinking thick thoughtful thoughts.

Of all the felt I ever felt,
I never felt a piece of felt
which felt as fine as that felt felt,
when first I felt that felt hat’s felt.

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish,
but if you wish the wish the witch wishes,
I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.

I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.

I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn’t have thought so much.