Some frequently asked questions
'Sheena's coaching was invaluable both vocally and in terms of developing a fascinating character'
What is the difference between a Singing Teacher and a Vocal Coach?
David Thaxton as Sweeney Todd for Norfolk Youth Music Theatre
David is currently starring in PASSION at the Donmar Warehouse, London
A singing teacher encompasses the teaching of specific techniques. A vocal coach takes a more in-depth look at the singer's approach to performance.
Do I need to be an experienced singer to benefit from coaching?
No - a vocal coach will help to maximise the skills you already have and build on them.
Can I benefit from coaching if I am a classical singer?
Most definitely - all songs need to be performed.
I love to sing but I am too scared to perform on stage.
There are many ways to overcome stage fright. Self awareness, setting goals and mentoring all help to develop self-confidence.
I am in a Rock Band - can I benefit from coaching?
Yes - the answer is the same as that for the classical singer - all songs need to be performed.
I know I have several 'bad habits' - can you as a vocal coach help me?
Yes - my experiences as a singing teacher and performer help me very quickly to identify 'bad habits'. I will help you overcome these problem areas.
What experience or qualifications do I need?
None - you just need to want to perform.
If you have a question please e-mail me and I will add it to the FAQ list.