Oxford Singing Lessons
- Singing lessons & voice development (all styles)
- Performance skills, and psychology of learning & performance
- Vocal rehabilitation for singers
Alexander Massey
WHAT I OFFER

Vocal development

voice training to professional level - clear explanations of vocal anatomy and function - mastery of register transitions - maintaining optimum vocal function when introducing melody, words, interpretation, and stage movement - methods that address the relationship between voice, emotion and mental habits - thoroughly researched and historically accurate tuition in the traditional, specialised techniques of bel canto - a well considered response to and guidance through methods such as Estill Voice Craft, Vocal Process, Vocal Awareness, Natural Voice, Accent Method, Speech Level Singing, music theatre styles, crooning, belting, pop / rock / jazz/ folk styles

Learning methods

the brain science of learning a skill; techniques for learning and automating new muscular patterns to replace old habits; systematic methods for learning new music and memorizing

Vocal rehabilitation

voice care and vocal recovery techniques; 'wounded' singers - professionals who need a safe space to reassess their goals and technique, and recover their sense of self, direction, and confidence

Performance preparation

professional appearances; interpretation, and adapting to musical styles; stage roles (opera, musical theatre); professional auditions (opera, musical theatre, professional choirs); Finals recitals; choral scholarships; university and music college auditions; recitals; microphone based performances; recording studio

Performance skills and confidence building

mastering nerves - the 'inner game' of performance psychology and the cycle of improvement; preparation skills and checklists; mental rehearsal techniques; stage presence and self-presentation; engaging the audience; interpretation; working with other musicians; balancing control and spontaneity / creativity in performance; handling the unexpected; dealing with negative experiences
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Alexander Massey BA PGCE MA MSc

Oxford, UK
01865-716571
07771-988207
alexander@oxfordsinginglessons.co.uk
www.oxfordsinginglessons.co.uk

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