Sarah Richmond

 Private Teachers

Private independent singing teachers and vocal coaches

I am a professional Mezzo Soprano combining my solo career with teaching. I teach from home, am fully CRB checked and parents are welcome to stay with their children during lessons. On occasion I can travel to give lessons if travel expenses are provided.

I can prepare students for roles, oratorios, recitals, opera galas, concerts, recordings, music festivals, competitions, GCSE and A Level performance examinations, diploma and degree performances, auditions, or anything! I have experience with Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London College of Music and Victoria College of Music and Drama examining boards; however I welcome students wanting to learn without entering exams or festivals.

Lessons are based on healthy warm ups, teaching a solid technique, and applying the knowledge to pieces. I teach several styles of singing, tailoring my teaching approach to each individual singer. I encourage students to bring along music/backing tracks to pieces that they want to learn, however I can also recommend songs to work on.

Examples of lesson content:
Breathing technique
Posture
Alexander Technique
Supporting the voice
Healthy warm ups
Resonance and placement
Vocal health
International Phonetic Alphabet
Diction
Managing nerves
Stage etiquette
Audience communication
Audition technique