|I offer a
holistic approach to
both singing and one to one spoken vocal delivery tuition. My
1-1 sessions incorporate nutrition, yoga, Qi Gong and Alexander
technique and sound as a healing tool to strengthen the speaking and/or
the singing voice.
I now also
sessions for 1-1 spoken delivery and singing. Whilst it is
preferable that we meet for sessions in person, this is not always
possible for some and Skype can offer a good alternative.
These are for those who are unable to travel to me at the studio. I
care, voice production for day-to-day and public speaking and English
tuition and pronunciation as a second language. If you are home
alone, sometimes a good sing together can uplift you and help to
strengthen the voice, which is also possible over Skype.
teach breathing technique, pitching exercises and basic music theory.
Many of my students/clients sing for pleasure, to learn a new skill and
for relaxation. Some of my students are already performers
and need help in learning how to take care of their voice during long
performances and some are studying practical music courses
for which they need support in choosing and learning pieces.
may present with a stutter, low self esteem, low confidence or a stress
related illness. I believe that singing can help to overcome such
problems and I am experienced in working with a wide range of ailments
and disabilities. You do not need to be a music student to benefit
from lessons with me.
students are parents or teachers wishing to learn how to sing more
confidently with their children/class or music leaders needing to
practise group singing without the comfort of their piano or guitar.
not an exam orientated singing teacher as I feel that singing should be
about pleasure and relaxation and exams can take this focus away,
so exam tuition is something which I do not offer to
students. The aim of my lessons is to help the student to
develop a confident singing voice for whatever style of music that they
like to sing.
is no pressure to sing, of course, and for a high voice user who needs
to strengthen and heal his or her voice for teaching, managing or call
centre work, we can cover spoken vocal delivery only. So, during a 1-1
session, non singers need not fear any requirement to sing!
spoken vocal delivery clients come from all backgrounds: those looking
to change to a new profession which requires more client contact and
they need to ‘find their professional voice for this role’, poets
looking to develop their performance technique, priests and celebrants
who need to strengthen their vocal muscles in order to sustain through
long services, call centre workers and managers who are looking for
ways to care for their voice and reach their clients with ease and
confidence, sales people who wish to find a more attractive and
convincing vocal technique. There are even those who think
they sound boring and want to liven their voice up!
would like singing or voice coaching lessons then please contact me
well as being an expert in terms of vocal teaching and vocal health
Beth is an extremely kind, empathetic and encouraging teacher. Through
my lessons with her I gained so much in terms of confidence in my own
ability to sing and numerous techniques to help relax into the singing
and to protect and strengthen my voice, as well having my eyes opened
to a wealth of knowledge of more holistic practices for my vocal
well-being, which I have taken on-board and are now part of my every
day routine. I have always suffered with sore throats, and used to
often loose my voice as the first sign of being run down (which is a
massive problem as a teacher!) However, thanks to Beth's help and
advice I haven't lost my voice or had a sore throat for several months
now. I can not thank Beth enough- in just a few sessions she has made
such a positive impact on my vocal health and approach to singing.
Thank you Beth!''
the years my voice had become 'thin' and I felt I had lost my range. My
sessions with Beth looked at my voice but also at how I used my body to
create different sounds. She looked at my strengths and identified
where my voice needed help. I discovered I still had my voice and could
sing and improve the tone and quality using simple vocal
exercises. Beth's approach is both caring and uplifting. Thanks to Beth
I can sing confidently again.”
forward to Thursday at 6... I can't tell you what a difference your
sessions have already made to my teaching- I've had loads of totally
unprompted comments from the kids on my voice lately!"
had the pleasure of being taught by Beth for almost four years,
seeing huge development and improvement in my voice throughout that
time. Beth has a wonderful, natural approach to singing and is able
to convey this in the way she teaches. No two lessons were the same,
and I would always look forward to the next session. Because of the
variety in the music we worked with, my voice received extensive
all-round training, and I discovered new interest in styles and
musicians I never even knew existed! Through Beth I also had the
opportunity to perform several times at gigs and showcases. Despite
initial beginner’s nerves, these gigs were a great opportunity to
really boost my confidence. I’d recommend anyone considering
singing tuition to get in touch with Beth!
Thank you for these
Lindblad, Bristol /
have been having singing lessons with Beth Ford for nearly 2 years and
I have enjoyed every single one. When I started my singing lessons I
was very nervous but Beth put me at ease and has always taught me at my
own pace. She has helped me become more confident and my singing has
improved a great deal. I have participated in 2 performances organised
by Beth which I really enjoyed. Beth has a great deal of knowledge
about all styles of music and is
very enthusiastic. I would definitely
recommend Beth to anyone thinking of starting singing lessons.”
Astudillo-Gonzalez (14 years), Bristol
have no hesitation in recommending Beth as a tutor. Beth
taught my 9 year old daughter for 2 years from an absolute beginner.
Our daughter was not confident with learning and teaching in general
but Beth was a fantastic teacher putting our daughter at ease and bring
her out of herself.”
went to Beth to improve my speech in social and
business. I found lessons are intuitive and productive as well as
enjoyable. Beth tackles problems holistically from many different
angles from structured voice techniques to sound healing which makes
every lessons different whilst still being progressive. I find that
Beth is very intuitive with choosing the right task at the right time.
I am really enjoying my lessons and continue to have lessons with Beth
general enjoyment creativity reasons as well as plainly fixing a
lessons with Beth have made a world of difference to my voice. Beth
used a wide range of exercises and techniques which enabled me to
improve significantly in a short period of time. The coaching certainly
exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend this service to
anyone interested in vocal coaching!”
came along to see Beth a couple of months ago just to try and improve
my singing voice. I feel that Beth has made a huge difference during
that time, not only to my voice but to my confidence as well. It's
the most enjoyable hour of the week and I really look forward to it. On
a one to one basis, Beth is very patient and really puts you at ease
and knows how to bring out the best of you. I
would not hesitate in recommending Beth to any one who is looking to
improve their singing,
just for their enjoyment or professionally.”
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