What we can offer you

Opportunities to transform your voice

1 to 1 tuition

One of Helen's students singing at Royal Albert Hall -WCC

Student performs at the
Royal Albert Hall

With practical demonstrations, Helen guides you on how to improve your singing voice. You don’t need any experience or ability to read music as lessons are easy to follow. Unique to Helen’s singing tuition service is providing a digital progress chart. As a result, this allows you to monitor improvements each week.

Lessons focus on breath-control, singing in tune and increasing your range. We also find the best repertoire. In addition, it’s essential to learn how you look after your voice which Helen can help you with.

To arrange a consultation please contact me here.

If you’d like to attend one of the Opera Appreciation Talks with wine reception in October and November 2018, please book here.






Choirs | Workshops

Ella’s Choir meets every Thursday at 7.00pm-8.30pm in Twickenham.  A fun and friendly weekly session aimed to inspire and rejuvenate you. Most of all, we would like you to join us. So please contact me here.
Workshops are also available. These opportunities allow you to work alongside top music and theatre professionals. Furthermore, our aim is to challenge and transform each individual.

  • Ella’s Choir, Helen Astrid’s blog

    Ella’s Choir, Helen Astrid’s blog

        The South-West Londoner, September 2017 A charitable tune for React charity By Eleanor Sharples A new choir will sing its first notes in Richmond tonight all in aid of the React charity. Created by singing teacher Helen Astrid, …

Opera | Concerts

Students have performing opportunities at top venues in London, music festivals, concerts and also private functions. In spring 2017, they took part in the UK premiere of The Juniper Tree by Philip Glass directed by Glyndebourne’s Donna Stirrup and conducted by Andy Langley. Helen’s students performed at The Ivy Cafe in Richmond and in concert with Elio Pace.

  • The Juniper Tree by Philip Glass & Robert Moran

    The Juniper Tree by Philip Glass & Robert Moran

    An electric cast for Juniper Tree by Philip Glass included Mariya Krywaiuk, James Corrigan and Rebecca Moon. The opera was directed by Glyndebourne’s noteworthy Donna Stirrup. Produced by Helen Astrid.

Students’ Accomplishments

UK premiere of ‘The Juniper Tree’ (Philip Glass/Robert Moran) and ‘Dido & Aeneas’.  Both Music and Drama Festival in Richmond-upon-Thames in 2016 and 2017. Consequently voted as a major collaborative success by LBuT. Also ‘Cavalliera rusticana’ Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Concerts at Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Gallery, Richmond Theatre. Also at St James’s Piccadilly hosted by Joanna Lumley.

Glastonbury, Sing London and Twickenham Riverside Festivals.

Workshops for Rugby World Cup 2015 ‘Celebrating Songs of the Nations’ with Nicholas Cleobury. Opera masterclasses with Bill Bankes-Jones, David Edwards and Clare Prenton.

Recordings of Olympic Song “2012” for BBC Radio London. Also ‘Perfect Day’ recorded at Metropolis Studios.

Most of all, students have personal goals. These include learning a new skill, de-stressing after work and having fun. Singing also helps with maintaining health and well-being.

Corporate Singing Workshops

We also provide team-building and leadership workshops and courses for large and small organisations. Please click here to see the options available.

Helen Astrid at a corporate singing workshop

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 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.

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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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