Vocal Tuition

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Helen Ellison studied classical singing at college and was part of a Vocal Group who recorded Minstrel Songs and unpublished historic manuscripts. Vocal issues and a course of sessions with a Speech Therapist introduced her to the ideas of the Estill Method and Vocal Process. This began a passion to find out more about how the voice works and improving voices. In 2010 Helen had the opportunity to study under Dr Gillyanne Kayes of Vocal Process . Over the past six years she has relearnt how to sing and find a stronger, confident new voice. This in turn opened up the opportunity to help others get the best out of their own voices. She is planning to become an Accredited Vocal Process Teacher.

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A spectrogram image of a female voice.

As a teacher, Helen has always been open to new ideas and music as every student brings their own personal interests and challenges. Vocal styles have ranged from Classical, Musical Theatre to Pop spanning a repertoire from ABRSM Singing Exam Syllabus and Musical Theatre to Lady Gaga and Simon & Garfunkel. Their backgrounds have included traditional choir members, 'non-singers', theatre, personal health reasons and dancers preparing for auditions. Instrumental students often need help with the Aural part of their music exams as this can mean singing for the first time in front of another person, the voice has broken, confidence or never sung before. Helen has organised and directed vocal groups & choirs for events and concerts since 1998 (see past performances) plus led workshops including past sessions at the Coral Stebbings School of Dance Summer Workshops.