Ailsa Nicholson

 Private Teachers

Ailsa teaches a broad range of vocal styles with a focus on teaching people to develop their singing in an effective way.

Lessons will help you to:

Develop more confidence and technique

Increase your range and ability

Develop new vocal styles

Troubleshoot areas of difficulty and sing with more ease

Work towards qualifications or auditions

Increase your vocal power

Create the sounds you want and unlock the potential in your voice.

Gain a qualification – Vocal grades 1- 8 and beyond following a variety of syllabuses in Classical, Popular and Musical Theatre.
Musicianship and sight-singing.

Singing Qualifications taught:

  • Rock School vocal grades

  • ABRSM vocal grades

  • London College of Music popular music and musical theatre grades

  • Assistance with GCSE and ‘A’ Level vocal performances

  • Preparation for auditions

Ailsa has and continues to train with many highly regarded vocal coaches and choral directors from around the UK and Europe. She is also an active member of several professional bodies including Incorporated Society of Musicians, the Association of Teachers of Singing. the British Kodaly Academy and the Natural Voice Network.

Qualifications and Courses attended

  • BA (Honours) Popular Music and Recording

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Music Education (Kodaly Methodology)

  • Association of British Choral Directors Choral Conducting training

  • Gillyanne Kayes Course: Putting Theory into Practice – Making Sense of Vocal Science

  • Professional Membership of The Association of Teachers of Singing; Incorporated Society of Musicians; Natural Voice Network

  • Dane Chalfin Course: Practical Anatomy for Singers and Singing Teachers

  • TCM with Dr Allan Wright Course plus on-going training throughout the year covering all singing styles

  • British Kodaly Academy Summer schools and spring courses

  • Accent Breathing Course with Linda Hutchinson and Dane Chalfin