With practical demonstrations, Helen guides you on how to improve your singing voice. Since you don’t need any experience or ability to read music, 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 would like to attend one of the Opera Appreciation Talks with wine reception in autumn 2018, please book here.
Ella’s Choir meets every Thursday at 7.00-8.30pm 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.
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.
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.
We also provide team-building and leadership workshops and courses for large and small organisations. Please click here to see the options available.
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
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