Singing Lessons

Singing is good for you - its fun and can help you relax!

Most people can sing but whether you want to sing for fun or become a professional entertainer - it is important to learn how to protect your best asset and increase its potential.

I can show you how to sing, using tried and tested classical techniques that will protect your voice and give you the freedom and confidence to sing whatever type of music you want - based on your voice type.

I am a professional opera singer and have been singing for over 20 years (professionally for over 14 years) and have also been playing the piano since the age of 11.

I will take you (or your child) through relaxing gentle physical warm ups, breathing exercises, vocal exercises and increase your repertoire by teaching you new songs to sing based on your voice type, musical tastes, goals, developmental needs and ability including Classical Song (in English, and/or Italian, French, German & Russian), Disney, Musical Theatre, Crossover, Art Song, Sacred Song, Film Song, Ballads, Opera (in English and/or Italian, French and German) and Folk Song (in English and/or French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Russian).

I also have a full Enhanced Disclosure / CRB check / DRB Check - No: 001454306934.

I can also enter pupils for ABRSM (Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music) Exams (100% pass rate) and accompany all my students on the piano in lessons and exams. I also train my students how to use backing tracks as I believe this is a very important skill to develop.

It is really important for me that I make students (children and adults alike) feel comfortable and relaxed in their lessons by building their confidence and making lessons fun and educational.

I can also offer Teaching Mentoring for those thinking about teaching singing or have maybe recently embarked on a teaching career in singing but are looking for more guidance.

As well as being a busy professional performer - I run a busy teaching practice from my music studio in Torquay and am Chamber Choir Director and Peripatetic Singing Teacher at The Maynard Independent Girls School in Exeter.  I am also currently studying for an Amus (Music Theory) and LTCL with The Trinity School of Music.

I am also a member of The Association Of Teachers Of Singing (AOTOS) and attend their Annual Conferences as well as regular teaching workshops, as I like to ensure I am up to date with current teaching methods.   I also attend regular Piano Teaching Workshops run by ABRSM Examiner Helen Deakin.

Prior to this I also taught at Razzamataz Theatre School in Plymouth for two years and Stagecoach Theatre School in Torquay for six months - before performance commitments took priority.

Several of my students have gone on to be accepted at The Royal Northern College Of Music, Leeds College Of Music, Liverpool University, Laine Performing Arts School, Tring, Performers Performing Arts School, Bird Performing Arts School and have won scholarships at Sylvia Young Theatre School, Itali Conti Stage School and Leeds Cathedral and gone on to perform in the West End.

Qualifications

My qualifications are as follows:

DipABRSM (Vocal Teaching) 2018
ABRSM Grade 8 Theory 2017
ABRSM Grade 8 Singing 2013
ABRSM Grade 8 Piano 2013

My continued Professional Development is very important to me as I am constantly striving to be the best teacher I can be for my students.

Training Courses/Conferences Attended

Safeguarding Young People Level 2 - January 2019

AOTOS (Association Of The Teachers Of Singing) Autumn Conference October 2018 - Preparing students for Classical and Musical Theatre Conservatoire/College Auditions

AOTOS Summer Conference July 2018 - Key note speakers included Dr Ron Morris and Janice Chapman

Advanced Vocal Anatomy For Professionals (Vocal Process) October 2017

AOTOS Advanced Professional Development For Singing Teachers July 2016

Various Piano Teachers Seminars between 2013 and 2018 run by ABRSM International Examiner and Diploma Examiner Helen Deakin. 

Fees

Private lesson fees are £15 for half an hour, £22.50 for 45 minutes and £30 for an hour.

Call me for more information on 01803 391038 or 07522 925972 or email me at donnamariebroomfield@gmail.com.

PIANO - As well as being a Singing Teacher, I also teach piano and follow the ABRSM Syllabus for exams. 

Piano teaching rates are also the same as Singing rates.

For full terms and conditions please refer to link on the bottom of my website.