What we can offer

The chance 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.

Lessons focus on breath-control, singing in tune and increasing your range. We also find the best repertoire for you. Learn how to look after your voice with Helen.

To arrange a consultation contact me here.

For our range of courses and workshops, please click here.






Choirs | Courses

Twickenham Ladies Chamber Choir (SSA) meets Thursdays at 7.00pm-8.30pm at Waldegrave School (The Music Room) in Twickenham.  Repertoire includes sacred to secular as well as modern pieces. To read music is an advantage.

Courses available: How to Read Music (part 2) at the Bishopsgate Institute.

  • 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 Lectures

A 6-week History of Opera course in January and February 2020 at the Bishopsgate Institute in London.

  • 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’ Achievements

UK premiere of ‘The Juniper Tree’ (Philip Glass) and ‘Dido & Aeneas’.

‘Cavalliera rusticana’ at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Concerts at Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Gallery, Richmond Theatre, St James’s Piccadilly hosted by Joanna Lumley, Glastonbury and Sing London Festivals.

Workshops for Rugby World Cup 2015.

Opera masterclasses with Bill Bankes-Jones, David Edwards and Clare Prenton.

Recordings for BBC Radio London.

Corporate Workshops

We provide team-building and leadership workshops for businesses. To see the options available, please click here.

Oracle Team-building event with Helen Astrid

Oracle team-building singing event. Photo Denise Quinlan.



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 book is concise and informative.
If you want to aim for the Grammys or knock ’em dead at your local karaoke bar, this short, knowledgeable and readable book can get you 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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