Why Helen Astrid?

An experienced performer, a fantastic teacher

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

She enjoyed a career as a professional opera singer for 22 years, singing at the major venues including English National Opera, Linbury Studio-Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Garsington Opera, as well as appearances in ‘Phantom of the Opera’.

As a singing teacher, Helen gives singing lessons in London and Middlesex to individuals who have goals including:

Singing for fun, health and well-being
Preparing for a Performance
Stress relief after a long day

Lessons by Skype are also available.

Find out how singing can improve your life and health!

Helen’s approach is adaptable and unique, enabling her to share a powerful set of vocal techniques enabling you to be free and happy.

Helen also conducts two workplace choirs for Islington Borough Council and the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames Council. Hear Islington Council Choir at the Voices of London Festival in June singing I say a Little Prayer for You and the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames Council choir singing Lean on Me. 

 

 

 

Helen Astrid

Agyptische Helene

Die Äegyptische Helene

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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 at Garsington” (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’s Garbrielle really 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

Recordings

Helen Astrid Singing tips at your finger tips

Singing Tips at your Fingertips

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 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.

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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