Singing & Music For Health

The physiological benefits of singing and music have long been explored. Research shows that music helps to exercise the brain as well as body, but singing is particularly beneficial for improving breathing, posture and muscle tension. There is also increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your general health and wellbeing.

With a history immersed in theatre and music, I have been working as a vocal coach and teaching singing alongside my holistic therapies, for many years now and am pleased to also be able to incorporate singing & music workshops as part of music therapy at the Retreat Centre in Wales.

(You do not need any prior musical experience or training; you will get just as much out of the weekend as would a trained musician!)

Individual / Group Singing Lessons

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  • All styles including Pop & Contemporary, Jazz, Blues & Musical Theatre
  • Performance & Microphone Technique
  • Audition / Repertoire Preparation

The format and structure of singing lessons may vary depending on the aims of each student. Each session will commence with a warm up followed by a series of exercises to work on addressing particular areas such as breath control, tone, pitch, vibrato and interpretation of style.

These techniques are then practically applied as we work through your choice of song/music. I encourage the use of backing tracks which enables students to continue their practice at home whilst giving me the opportunity to fully assess the ‘voice in action’ during the lesson, in particular addressing issues such as posture, areas of tension in the body and the quality of the voice.


60 Minute Lesson£40
45 Minute Lesson£30
10% discount on all blocks of 10 sessions.


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Emma has over 25 years professional Industry Experience, a Post Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre Studies (London School of Musical Theatre) and is CRB Checked (Teacher of Performing Arts).

Emma has a wealth of performing experience working as a lead singer with live bands both in the UK and internationally.

Emma is able to teach a range of vocal styles including Musical Theatre/Jazz/Pop/Soul/Funk. Her lessons include an initial ‘FREE’ consultation and assessment in order to further develop a tailored programme to suit each individual and ability level.

Emma cover’s all aspects of vocal training: pitch, breath control, strength & stamina, volume/speed & rhythm, style and intonation. She also teaches performance, studio and microphone techniques and is able to give advice on repertoire and audition preparation. Her complimentary work as a holistic practitioner allows her to also coach on all aspects of confidence and self-esteem. A discount is available for block bookings.

Aside from teaching, Emma also enjoys to perform and is available for engagements – her speciality Acoustic Lounge, Jazz & Musical Theatre. Emma also loves to sing the songs of Karen Carpenter, her childhood idol and inspiration and has compiled a tribute to Karen Carpenter featuring her most loved popular tunes.

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