Learn to sing with The Helen Astrid Singing Academy

One of Britain's top music professionals

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What is The Helen Astrid Singing Academy?

Helen Astrid - The Helen Astrid Singing AcademyThe Helen Astrid Singing Academy is a teaching singing company in South-West London. This is run by top music professional Helen Astrid. Here students have access to exclusive singing opportunities.

We coach in a range of languages including German, French, Italian and Russian. Some of our students travel from Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Helen Astrid Singing Academy trains beginners, non-professionals and established singers. In addition, we can prepare you for ABRSM or Trinity Music examinations. As a result of learning with us, you will be ready and prepared to achieve excellent results!

Helen trained at the world-leading Royal Academy of Music.  She is respected as one of Britain’s leading musical figures. As an expert on the singing voice, she regularly appears on television and radio. She is also sought after as a speaker at conferences and after-dinner events. Why not arrange to have her speak at your event?

Following the success of the last series of Opera Appreciation Talks, more are scheduled for 2019. Starting on 23 January with the tragedy of ‘Tosca’; please click here for more information.

Mozart’s delightful ‘The Magic Flute’ follows in February then Purcell’s masterpiece ‘Dido and Aeneas’ in March. Ticket includes a wine reception.

Helen also has a team of associates who deliver tailor-made team-building workshops for businesses. As a result of working with us, your team will function more effectively encouraging peak performance. Singing also promotes health and well-being amongst staff. As you are here, please see the options available to you.

To see our range of ★Christmas Vouchers★, please click here.

Singing Consultation 

Introductory 3 Lessons 

Luxury 10 Lessons Course  


Latest Press Releases

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The Helen Astrid Singing Academy stages UK premiere of Philip Glass opera in London

An electric cast led this spell-binding production of Juniper Tree, a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Performed at The Hammond Theatre in March 2017 as part of the Music and Drama Festival in Richmond-upon-Thames. An outstanding cast included Mariya Krywaniuk, James Corrigan, Angus Whitworth (Head Chorister at Chapel Royal) and Rebecca Moon. Directed by Donna Stirrup and conducted by Andrew Langley.

Here is our review in Opera Magazine.

We are grateful to have received generous support from The Hinrichsen Foundation, The Anglo-American Music Trust, The English-Speaking Union and Morrisons Solicitors.  Further funding was gratefully received from the RFU, Civic Pride Fund and local schools.

mariya krywaniuk

James Corrigan

Rebecca Moon

juniper tree

juniper tree actor

juniper tree orchestra

dido and aeneas

Dido and Aeneas, Music and Drama Festival Richmond

February 2016 
A highlight of the festival was Purcell’s classic masterpiece Dido and Aeneas. This was a collaboration with St Mary’s University. In addition, children from Twickenham Preparatory School and also a Russian ballet school featured alongside professionals. Directed by Simon Iorio from Glyndebourne Festival Opera.


Civic Pride Fund Richmond Council LogoCelebrating Songs of the Nations

October 2015 
And during the Rugby World Cup, we ran a series of singing workshops. Since there were 20 countries participating, we sang a song representing each nation. Conducted by the noteworthy Nicholas Cleobury. Further support was gratefully received from the RFU and Richmond Council’s Civic Pride Fund.

Helen’s reflections, facts & chat

  • The Winner Takes it All

    The Winner Takes it All

    This article first appeared in the Huffington Post on the 11th September 2015. Music and sport are the perfect marriage; they are made for each other. The benefits of using music in sport and exercise is not new. Music grabs our attention, causing a reaction and it even changes how …Read More »
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Helen Astrid Singing tips at your finger tips

Helen’s Book

Transform and Empower your Voice

“For the beginner or seasoned professional, Helen Astrid’s Singing Tips at your Fingertips is concise and informative.
If you want to knock ’em dead at your local karaoke bar, this short, knowledgeable and very readable book can help you get started.”

Gary Lachman, The Guardian

Available at Amazon in paperback & Kindle.

Helen on BBC World News

Tell me the Truth about Opera – Helen on TEDxSquareMile

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What people say

 I originally wanted to have lessons purely for the joy of learning a skill. I'm delighted to find myself in Helen's very capable hands. She clearly knows what she's talking about and is a true professional. She quickly puts me at ease, gives me confidence, and helps me understand both my range and which songs suit my voice. I'm motivated and energised afterwards. 
Michael Nealon, bass chorister
 Learning to sing with Helen has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. She has a real talent for making the learning process great fun and I always end the session feeling energised and uplifted. 
Dr Gillian Tomlinson, MBChB, BSc, MRCP(UK)
 Helen is patient, supportive, encouraging and utterly professional. I gave myself 10 lessons and am still having them after 20 years. There can't a better accolade for a teacher than that. 
Jill, Dr of Philosophy, B.Sc, PhD, AKC, MS Biol, C Biol.
Singing makes me feel happier and healthier. I feel very positive after each session. 
Dasha, Intensive Care Nurse
 Helen's  patience,  strength,  trust and  encouragement  is  both  thrilling  and  inspiring. 
Gabi McKeowen
 Learning with Helen is an immensely healing and pleasurable experience. 
Pauline, Psychotherapist

Team-building singing workshops

We provide bespoke corporate workshops for large and small organisations focusing on team-building. For more information please see www.corporatesingingworkshops.

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