Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach beginners?

Yes! I have taught loads of beginners over the years and am very experienced helping students who have never sung in front of other people before develop into fantastic singers!

Do you teach children?

Absolutely! I've taught singing to children before, and have also worked as an Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Creative Writing Mentor in the UK, as well as teaching primary-aged students English as a Foreign Language. If there is an educational or special needs focus that you'd like to address within the singing lessons, I'm more than happy to work with you on that too.

Where do the lessons take place?

I normally come to the client's home to teach - but if that's not an option for you then we can discuss further. Don't hesitate to get in touch!

I think I am tone deaf, can I still come for lessons?

Yes! Most of what people think is tone-deafness can actually be 'trained' out. We'd do exercises that specifically address this issue, and improve your ear and confidence.

Do I need to learn how to read music?

Not at all if you don't want to! However, if you're working towards grades, I will need to teach you a little bit. 

What songs do we sing?

This is completely up to you for the most part - you're welcome to suggest or bring songs that you love to our lessons, or let me know which genres and artists you're interested in. Otherwise, we can try a little bit of everything until you find your niche. If you're working towards grades, then there will be an official list of songs from the exam board that we'll choose from together depending on your tastes and musical range. 

I feel nervous / shy about singing…

That's completely normal! For cases where my students are extremely nervous, we start off singing and doing really simple exercises together, and once the student begins to relax and feel more comfortable, I can gradually reduce my input until the student is singing on their own.

Can we take lessons as a small group?

Yes, I have taught small groups of singers before - get in touch for more information.

Can I buy a birthday/Christmas vouchers for a friend/family member?

Of course you can! I have blocks of 5 & 10 available. You will also receive a confirmation email which you can print off to put inside a card!

Do I need to bring anything to our first lesson?

Just prepare 1-2 songs to sing!

Do you teach grades?

Yes, I am able to teach grades for those students who are interested. Though it certainly isn't compulsory to take graded exams - many of my students simply learn for fun!

Express Learning

My lessons are focused on helping my students learn through the music that they are passionate about, whether that is pop, rock, folk or other genres. During our lessons I will help you to build confidence, vocal strength and tone. This will be done not only through core vocal exercises and warm ups, but also through gaining a greater knowledge of how the voice itself works.

If this sounds like the right tuition for you simply get in touch by calling 03458 690679 to book your first lesson.

Learn to Sing
Kate is a brilliant vocal coach here in Plymouth! She taught me to sing in her relaxed and exciting lessons, helping me develop my confidence and build up my vocal strength!