Singer and Flutist
Claire has experience of teaching both in schools and privately, and is available to teach pupils of all ages and abilities. Past and current pupils have enjoyed a variety of success, including high grade examination results and well received performances. Former singing students have gone on to further study at institutions such as the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London and Manchester University, and flute and singing pupils have enjoyed winning prizes at local music festivals including those Cottingham, Hull and Hornsea.
Lessons cover a variety of aspects, designed to help you to develop an understanding of how the voice works, alongside exploring a variety of music and it's background. In learning how to sing, using your whole body as an instrument, the aim is help you to find an open and natural sound across your entire range, which will enable you to explore a variety of musical styles with greater ease. This is important in order not to damage your voice and to make the most of your own unique sound. Musical theory, interpretation and performance are all covered to help to fully understand how to use your voice to bring the music to life.
Classical (Italian and French aria, German lied and English song) Jazz and musical theatre repertoire can all be covered, and will be suggested to suit your voice and personal choice.
If lessons are to take place in your own home, or premises of your choice, then it is expected that a keyboard or piano will be available to work with during lessons. Although CDs can often be provided for practice purposes, students are encouraged to use a keyboard/piano as a practice aid for themselves.
I began having lessons with Miss Holdich when I was 10 years old and that is where my music journey began. I totally enjoyed my lessons which I had weekly until I was 18. I attained by grades 3-8 ABRSM singing with the help of Miss Holdich as well as grade 5 music theory which is something which seemed impossible to me at the time.
I am now undergoing a BA in music and musical theatre at Chitchester University and have branched off from classical singing and now have lessons in both musical theatre and pop styles. Although I have moved away from singing classically, I am very grateful for the start in music that I got from Miss Holdich as classical techniques still form the base of my singing technique today.
Chitchester University undergraduate student
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