Singing lessons and Music Tuition with Karen McCabe
BMus (Hons), PGCE.
I offer Singing lessons for children and adults, along with Aural tuition and GCSE Music tuition, in Maidenhead.
Everyone can sing! Music is such a healing force in these fast-paced, often stressful times. I specialise in helping people find their voice and their confidence, working with the natural voice. As well as individual singing lessons, I run a community project called ‘Singing for the Soul’ with visits to day and therapy centres.
I enjoy teaching people of all ages to find their voice and to enjoy singing, from beginner to intermediate level. The main emphasis is on fun, confidence-building and stress-relief, but I do cover basic vocal techniques to protect and get the best out of your voice. My client profile is very diverse, from young children (minimum age 7) to mature adults. Some are complete beginners, some are auditioning for amateur show roles, some preparing for a solo performance at a special occasion, some wish to achieve exam grades but most just want to have fun, boost their self-confidence and ease anxiety. Many adults come to me for stress-relief through singing…singing lowers the blood pressure and boosts your sense of wellbeing. Postural stretches, deep breathing exercises and exploration of vocal sounds can really calm a tired and worried mind. Many pupils come to sing as it compliments other therapies, such as speech therapy. I welcome and cater for all musical styles.
I also welcome instrumentalists who need help with the aural section of ABRSM exams (these tests are the same for vocalists and instrumentalists alike) and I offer GCSE Music tuition (performing, composing and/or the listening paper). I have a wealth of experience in this area as I was a secondary school Head of Music for several years.
I have a 100% pass rate with ABRSM exams, with 90% achieving Merit or Distinction. I am fully DBS checked and a member of the Musician’s Union.
Benefits of singing lessons
Confidence Improved posture Improved range
Breath control Improved diction Improved projection
Singing lowers your blood pressure and relieves stress. Fun!
★ Preparation for examinations (up to Grade 5 ABRSM)
★ Singing for fun, confidence and/or relaxation
★ All backing tracks, sheet music and handouts included in the price
Singing lesson gift vouchers available. Appointments available weekday afternoons and evenings 2pm – 7pm.
Payment options for singing lessons
I offer a 30 minute taster lesson. After that, a block of 6 weekly lessons is paid for to coincide with the school terms. Payments are made in advance of the term. Cash or bank transfer payments accepted. Please note that fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the lesson for any reason, I will always do my best to reschedule it for you but it has to be within the same 6 week block and is dependent upon others cancelling their slot as I am usually full to capacity, so a reschedule is not always guaranteed.
Prices from January 2018:
***Pay-as-you-go available during the school holidays, with no weekly commitment required.***
6 x 30 min lessons = £99 (£16.50 per lesson)
6 x 60 min lessons = £198 (£33 per lesson)
Bring a friend along for extra fun!
6 x 30 min paired lesson = £132 (£22 per lesson/£11.00 per person)
6 x 60 min paired lesson = £264 (£44 per lesson/£22 per person)