“Thanks so much for a great session today! I feel tons better than when I walked in…”
“…supernaturally patient…” Sathnam Ganghera, BBC Radio 4 “Am I Tone Deaf?”
I am Heather Maîr Thomas, a singer, voice teacher, actor, voice coach and Creative Life Coach in London. and Cornwall, UK.
My coaching sessions are available worldwide via Skype.
As a singing teacher, I have considerable experience in helping anxious and shy beginners start to enjoy developing their voices.
I work with all levels of singer, from absolute beginners to names such as:
- David Tennant (Dr Who/Hamlet - RSC)
- Matt Willis (Wicked/ Busted/Flashdance)
- Andy Bell (Erasure)
- Guilty Pleasures
- BBC Television
- BC Radio 4
- The Times
- Kimberly Stewart
- Justin Lee Collins ( Rock of Ages/Chicago - London West End)
…as well as many people who, (though may not be well-known!) have experienced great improvement and joy in their singing, whatever their starting point!
I also coach accent, dialect, voice projection and presentation in a performance, private and corporate context.
I am a media consultant and broadcaster on the topic of singing
Just use the tabs above to find out more about me, my singing, private voice coaching and Voice Club classes.
There are some daytime spaces for private singing lessons in North London, (Crouch End), and a waiting list for evening sessions.
My vocal exercises are available to download and practise/warm-up at your own pace.
For those wishing to save their singing for posterity, I now offer a Recording Studio and Vocal Coaching Package in association with my colleagues at the Chocolate Factory.
I have added links to some carefully-chosen songbooks, all with backing track CDs to help you enjoy your singing practice and have fun learning new repertoire!
Stage fright? Download my self-hypnosis recording Creative Calm and learn to relax!
The Voice Club, singing technique group classes, will be starting again soon.
The numbers will be limited, so please contact now in order to secure your place
You can listen to samples of my vocals and follow links to download my vocal exercises and stage fright hypnosis.
Why I Believe Singing is Good For You...!
"Thanks so much for a great session today! I feel tons better than when I walked in..."
It's lovely to get into singing as an adult. It helps us relax and express ourselves, while providing those well-earned endorphins!
Singing is a fabulous stress-buster as it releases the body's natural "happy chemicals", gets us breathing properly, helps the energy to flow and gets those feelings out! Many people feel as if singing gives them a therapeutic experience. The more your singing technique improves, the more control you gain and confidence grows as a result.
Also, singing is such an individual form of expression, and everyone has their own relationship with their voice. As well as being a singing teacher, I am also a qualified life coach, and use those skills to help people identify singing/creative goals. I try to work with everyone in a way that suits them, towards achieving those goals, whatever they may be.
Some people have instant access to their voices and seem to sing effortlessly . Others need to develop an awareness of how the voice works, and build up technique and methods using a combination of skills, instincts and experiences.
I find that a fundamental knowledge of technique, and building a workable, enjoyable routine of practice into ones life (even if only a few minutes) can help development very quickly. I am flexible in my approach according to your individual needs.
Often, people who believe they "can't" sing, simply aren't used to the sound of their own voice and have no idea of the keys and ranges that suit them. With individual lessons, many of these things can be improved very quickly, and I have never (yet!) come across a totally "lost cause" - a lot depends on what goals you set!
Everyone's experience of their voice is different, so it helps to find a method that works for you.
You may find you only need a few tips to get you started, or it may be a longer journey, and you find you really want to develop and take it seriously, in which case, like a sport, the more you put in the more you get out!
You can email for more information about lessons, the Voice Club groups or Life Coaching - it is never too late to start...
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