I fell in love with teaching about 10 years ago and have since focused all of my efforts on my teaching. I teach privately at my home in Surbiton, Surrey. I currently teach on a Tuesday, Wednesday after school, Friday and Saturday morning. I have an enhanced DBS check and am a member of AOTOS, the Association of Teachers of Singing.
I teach adults and children (from the age of 6 upwards). I am very passionate about vocal technique and in particular breathing. I feel very strongly about instilling in every student a healthy technique with which they can develop and perform to their fullest.
My aim is to help you achieve your full vocal potential and enable you to communicate and express freely and with honesty. We will work to
breathe with more freedom and improve breath capacity
Improve postural awareness
improve vocal range and tone of voice
develop resonance and flexibility
release unwanted tension
build your library of repertoire
Technique is the basis of everything in singing. It really does give you complete confidence in your sound and in your performance. My students and I have lots of fun and always find ourselves laughing about something.
My lessons for children are structured in a way to make them fast flowing, engaging and fun while learning technique at the same time. We typically start off with some body stretches/warm up exercises, moving into tongue twisters and vocal warmups. We will then look at a couple of pieces, singing them with a backing track which they can then practise with at home.
Being a classically trained soprano, I have a great deal of knowledge of the classical/operatic/song repertoire but also hugely enjoy teaching musical theatre, jazz and pop music. I have recently completed levels 1 and 2 of Estill Voice Training. Having been classically trained, I wanted to further my knowledge of how the voice works in other genres. This course has had a huge impact on the way I see the voice and my technical knowledge of how the voice works.
I love to teach and see how small changes can make such a big difference to someone’s sound. Let’s find your true voice and see just what it can do. Prices for 2023 30 minute lesson = £30 60 minute lesson = £50
Gift Vouchers are also available. Please contact Annabel to discuss these.
After School Lesson time availability I currently have Wednesdays from 4:30-5pm available. Do get in touch if you would like more info.
25 Prospect road, Long Ditton, KT6 5PY www.annabelmountford.com