I have always wanted to sing properly with some form of discipline and technique rather than the short impromptu wailing moments in the car or around the kitchen. I knew I enjoyed singing from my school days in the choir and my GCSE in music but I wanted to develop my vocal skills further and my confidence to sing with it. Having looked through Mike’s website and reading other students’ genuine testimonials, I felf encouraged to contact Mike for lessons.
Every lesson, Mike has guided my voice through each piece of music introducing breathing and tuning techniques. I am often corrected on my Yorkshire pronunciation when singing but as Mike gently reminds me, a universal language for vowel work in singing must be adhered to! I feel very held and supported in Mike’s lessons with his expert suggestions and ideas to improve my tone and clarity of voice. We often trial out different musical methods to find the simplest and most effective way of producing music. I can’t quite believe it is my voice I am hearing!
From these lessons, and I am singing for joy and only joy, I have learnt to use my voice and my brain in a totally different mode. This is what music does for you. It releases stress, guides you through emotion and rewires your little grey cells. I’d recommend Mike’s lessons to anyone.
The magic of Music is just beyond his door.
Rachel Dawson (Dramatherapist and Drama Teacher)