teaching

      "Ruth’s approach to the singer in search of their voice is knowledgeable and understanding. Lessons are  always fun and I leave feeling full of energy and confidence." 

 

Singing lessons are for anyone who loves to sing. My experience as a singer and teacher is that many people can do more with their voice than they think. The learning process is a fascinating and highly individual journey of discovery for student and teacher alike.

 

Whether you are new to singing, or have been singing for years, a healthy technique will help you to sing with greater ease and free your voice to be more expressive. My students range from complete beginners who believed for years that they couldn't sing, to experienced amateurs needing help with the vocal demands of choral singing, or working on recital repertoire.

 

My teaching is based on an understanding of how the voice works at a physical level, while never losing sight of communication and music making, and always guided by the individual student. My background is in classical singing, but I also teach beginners who ‘just want to sing’ and want to explore different styles. The core of classical technique is about breathing, and the connection between body and voice, a good foundation for all kinds of singing.

 

There is always something new to learn about singing and I keep my knowledge up to date through courses with the British Voice Association and the Association of Teachers of Singing (of which I'm a member).

 

"I thought I couldn't sing but wanted to see if I could learn. Ruth has brought me a huge distance on the route to meeting my challenge."

 

I teach in South West London, 5 minutes walk from South Wimbledon (Northern line) and an easy journey from Wimbledon (District line / National Rail). Fees are £40 for an hour's lesson. I can also book a studio in Central London, at an extra cost.

 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, or to arrange an initial lesson where you can find out more about how I work, and we can discuss your needs and whether I am the right teacher for you.

 

Every singer is different, and one-to-one lessons are ideal for working on vocal technique; however workshops and classes can be very helpful for getting you started if you are a complete beginner.

© Ruth Beckmann 2015

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