Mike King is a dynamic and passionate teacher and his non-traditional style (based on his technique) creates a learning experience that is positive, encouraging and produces amazing results.
Mike has been teaching soul/jazz/gospel vocals at Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London, for over 10 years and is a guest lecturer at the University of East London and London Metropolitan University. He is regarded by many as one of Londons top vocal coaches and also works as a musical director and session musician for choirs, groups and artists in the music and TV industry.
Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced vocalist, singing for a hobby or a signed artist, Mikes Individual Vocal Coaching will help you improve your vocal technique and performance, reach your full potential and increase your confidence.
Areas most commonly covered include:
* Breathing and support
* Vocal range and power
* Use of chest voice and head voice
* Vocal performance
* Stylistic techniques
* Tone quality and variety
* Pitching and control
* Vocal improvisation
Lessons will be tailored to your individual needs.
* Students can choose to apply the above techniques to a wide range of material or focus on their own songs.
* There is also the opportunity to professionally record the tracks you have worked on.
In addition to vocal training, piano, music theory and songwriting can also be taught if required.
Location: Penge, South-East London – Skype lessons also available.
Mike King leads workshops for both professional and community choirs in the form of one day masterclasses or a series of sessions. As a visiting musical director and choir consultant, Mike will help develop the repertoire, sound and performance of your group.
Mike’s band masterclass offers vocalists the opportunity to work with some of the UK’s top session musicians. The Band Masterclass is split into two sessions helping singers get experience directing, communicating and performing with a band as well as learning how to transpose songs and create chord charts.
Vocal Performance Workshop
Mike’s Vocal Performance Workshops are designed for experienced singers who want to explore and develop their individual performance in a supportive environment.
The three-week workshop culminates with a showcase at a London music venue where participants perform the two songs they have worked on and put into practice what they’ve learnt.
Singing Holidays and retreats available in Barbados, UK and New York!
Clients have included Tambu-Christel Pembele signed to Island Def Jam Records, TV star Phina Oruche of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Zarif who was Beyonce’s support act for her UK tour.
For further information visit Mike King’s website.