About Helen Astrid?

An experienced performer, a fantastic teacher

About Helen Astrid 

Helen is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, joining a distinguished alumni. This includes Sir Elton John, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Simon Rattle and many more.

She enjoyed a career as a professional opera singer for 22 years. Consequently, Helen sang at the major venues including English National Opera, the Linbury Studio-Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Garsington Opera. She also appeared in ‘Phantom of the Opera’, probably the most noteworthy of all West End shows.

Above all, Helen is a highly experienced singing teacher and choir leader. She gives singing lessons in London and each student has goals including:

Since you are here, why not find out how singing can improve your life and health!

Singing lessons via Skype and Facebook are also possible.

With an approach that is adaptable and unique, Helen shares a powerful set of vocal techniques. Consequently, this enables you to be free, happy and in control.

Helen is also a music lecturer at Morley College London and she conducts several choirs. These include two workplace choirs for the Islington Borough Council and London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. In addition, she runs Ella’s Choir for the charity React. To find out why Helen set-up the choir read Giving depth to short lives.

Listen to them here singing ‘Cameras Prohibited’.

Helen also conducts a children’s choir at Clarence House.

Listen to Islington’s choir below in Voices of London Festival in June. Helen’s youtube channel has lots more.




About Helen Astrid

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“Astrid lives out her singing in her body as well as her voice” (La Rondine) The Times

“Helen Astrid distinguishes herself” (Die Ägyptische Helene) The Independent

“All the singers were equal to the demands of their roles particularly Helen Astrid” (Le Disgrazie d’Amore) Opera Magazine Festival issue

“Only Helen Astrid made much of on individual impression” (La Vie Parisienne) The Financial Times

“It’s amazing how much difference Helen makes. The phone lines have gone bonkers!” Vanessa Feltz, radio and TV presenter 

“Helen should have her own TV show. She’s got an amazing voice” Paul O’Grady, TV host


Helen Astrid Singing tips at your finger tips

Helen’s Book

What is it about? Transforming and Empowering your Voice

“For the beginner or seasoned professional, Helen Astrid’s Singing Tips at your Fingertips is concise and informative.
If you want to aim for the Grammys or merely 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

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