The Southern School of Popular Singing
Music and performance arts schools offering specialist vocal programs
The Southern School Of Popular Singing was formed in Salisbury in 1993 by Robin Gair, an experienced vocalist who, having started his singing career as a Salisbury Choir Boy, had become a major part of the Salisbury music scene, performing with many of the city’s popular bands and supporting acts like Manfred Mann and John Lee Hooker.
He started the school in response to the obvious need for vocal tuition with a popular, rather than classical music style. The school was a resounding success almost immediately, with pupils coming from all over the south of England.
In 1997 Robin persuaded one of his more experienced pupils, Gareth Henderson, to set up the school’s 2nd branch in Southampton, which over the last 11 years has gone from strength to strength.
The Salisbury and Southampton branches now have five vocal coaches – Robin Gair, Gareth Henderson, Steve Giles, Chris Johnson and Katie Holmes with three more teachers currently in the training program.
One to one and group tuition in all styles of popular music for all levels of ability.