A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music London, Helen joins a distinguished alumni including Sir Elton John, Sir Simon Rattle and many more.
During Helen’s career as a professional opera singer, she performed at major venues throughout the UK. These included ENO, Linbury Studio-Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Garsington Festival. Helen now devotes her time to teaching, leading choirs and corporate singing workshops. She also presents for Opera Live At Home.
Helen gave a series of lectures on The History of Opera for the Bishopsgate Institute, Humour in Opera for Marlborough College Summer School and Opera Insights talks for Benslow Music. Other talks may be viewed here.
During the pandemic, Helen’s company Corporate Singing Workshops helped transform businesses by bringing staff together.
Learning to sing has many benefits helps with:
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), Richmond Corporate Choir and Bishopsgate Choir.
Helen is a member of the British Voice Association and Musicians’ Union.
“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
“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