About Helen Astrid

An experienced performer ~ a fantastic teacher

Singing Expert

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music London, Helen joins a distinguished alumni including Sir Elton John, Sir Simon Rattle and many more. She is often called upon by BBC to comment on singing related news stories e.g. BBC World News and BBC Sunday Live.

As a professional opera singer, Helen has performed at the major venues in the UK. These include ENO, Linbury Theatre-Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Garsington Festival and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Helen now devotes her time to running The Helen Astrid Singing Academy, leading choirs, providing team-building sessions for businesses and giving talks on opera. She also presents for Opera Live At Home.

Helen lectures on the history of opera for Bishopsgate Institute, Marlborough College Summer School and Benslow Music. Other talks may be viewed here.

During the pandemic, Helen’s company Corporate Singing Workshops helped transform businesses by bringing staff together virtually.

Learning to sing has profound benefits:

Improved health and well-being
Preparing for a performance
Promoting fun and stress-relief

Helen’s approach is unique. She shares a powerful set of vocal techniques to enable you to be free, happy and in control. She recently taught at the International School of London and conducts City workplace choirs, Twickenham Chamber Choir, Health & Vitality Choir (in collaboration with The Mulberry Centre~West Middlesex Hospital), Hounslow Community Choir, Richmond Corporate Choir and Bishopsgate Choir.

Helen is a member of the British Voice Association and Musicians’ Union.

About Helen Astrid

Agyptische 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” (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 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


Helen Astrid Singing tips at your finger tips

Helen’s book on Amazon in paperback, Kindle & Audible

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

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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