“I get very excited hearing a voice for the first time and helping the singer draw out all the potential that voice has to offer whatever their level of experience. Ok, I admit it….I’m a voice geek!”
Hannah Northedge – VoiceCity Director
Styles of music we teach:
Contemporary non classical styles including: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Country, Folk.
Aspects of singing we teach:
*Posture * Breathing * Intonation * Projection * Articulation * Blending registers * Lyric interpretation * Microphone technique * Choosing repertoire * Stage presentation * Controlling nerves * Vocal health*
“We will never tell you how you must sound, but instead will facilitate the production of an authentic sound that you like without unnecessary strain, drawing on techniques from various singing models.”
“Singing releases endorphins into the bloodstream so you will feel great after a session!”
Clients we have worked with:
Artists on the roster of record label BGM and Major Music artist development agency.
* Hatty Keane an internationally touring singer/songwriter who won Open Mic UK 2011 and has released several singles.
* Truly Ford a singer/songwriter who has just finished writing with pop star Newton Faulkner and who is currently performing in Los Angeles and attending meetings with RocNation, Island Records and Def Jam Records to be potentially signed to a record deal.
*X Factor finalist James Vickery who has also appeared on The Voice and sang at the 02 in the Open Mic UK 2012 final.
*Giles Potter who sang at the 02 for the Open Mic 2011 final and who has been booked to sing at Wembley Stadium in 2013 as the guest soloist in an amalgamated choir concert.
*Grammy award winning producer John Hudson (Tina Turner, Pink Floyd, David Bowie) for his band Holah at Mayfair Studios.
*The Hannah Northedge Choir coaching them to sing on the soundtrack of The Oxford Murders (Elijah Wood, John Hurt) at Abbey Road Studios for film composer Roque Banos (The Machinist, Evil Dead).
*West End singers: Raquel Jones and Tanya Shields.
*Open Mic UK and Live & Unsigned major UK singing contests sitting on the panel of judges.
*Electronic artist Rebecca Closure for Custom House Records.
*Vocalist Katie Menditta from pop band Katy and the Elders.
*Soar Valley Music Centre in Leicester and also for With Panache Theatre School.
*SE London gospel choir.
*Performers who have won places at Mountview Theatre School and London School of Musical Theatre.