What we can offer you

An opportunity 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 will guide you on how to improve your singing voice. You don’t need any experience or ability to read music. Unique to Helen’s singing tuition service is providing a digital progress chart so you can monitor your improvements each week.

Lessons focus on breath-control, singing in tune, extending your vocal range and finding the best repertoire. How to look after your voice is key for everyone who uses their voice on a daily basis.

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Workshops | Talks

Workshops and talks are available to students each having a different focus with opportunities to work alongside top music and theatre professionals. Our aim is to inspire, challenge and transform each individual.

  • Lunch & Learn ‘Dido & Aeneas’ explained 9th March 2016, 2.30-3.30pm

    Lunch & Learn ‘Dido & Aeneas’ explained 9th March 2016, 2.30-3.30pm

    Highlights from the borough’s recently sold-out ‘Dido & Aeneas’ with original cast members including Emily Kirby-Ashmore. Producer Helen Astrid, will discuss the brilliance of this miniature masterpiece and it’s intriguing origins. Venue: The Coach House, Orleans Gallery, Riverside, TW13DJ.

Opera | Concerts

Students have performing opportunities at top venues in London, music festivals, concerts and private functions. At the Music and Drama Festival in Richmond-upon-Thames in March 2017, singers can take part in the UK premiere of The Juniper Tree by Philip Glass and Robert Moran. Directed by Glyndebourne’s Donna Stirrup and conducted by Andy Langley.

Students’ Accomplishments

Opera: UK premiere of ‘The Juniper Tree’ (Philip Glass/Robert Moran),’Dido & Aeneas’, both Music and Drama Festival in Richmond-upon-Thames in 2016 and 2017. ‘Cavalliera rusticana’ Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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

Festivals: Glastonbury, Sing London, Twickenham Riverside.

Workshops: Rugby World Cup 2015 ‘Celebrating Songs of the Nations’ with Nicholas Cleobury, 0pera masterclasses with Bill Bankes-Jones, David Edwards and Clare Prenton.

Recordings: Olympic Song “2012” BBC Radio London broadcast, ‘Perfect Day’ recorded at Metropolis Studios.

Personal goals: learning a new skill, thriving in job interviews, maintaining health and well-being.

Corporate Singing Workshops

We provide team-building and leadership workshops and courses for large and small organisations. Please click here to see our range.

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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

Helen’s Book

by Helen Astrid
Helen Astrid Singing tips at your finger tipsLearn how to 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 and Kindle.

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