Singing Lessons & Recording Studio
Songwriting, composition, collaboration, arrangement, session singers, session musicians & demo production
Singing tuition & performance coaching for all vocalists
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Bristol's first choice for singing lessons, recording and songwriting.
We work with complete beginners and established singers alike. You may be a songwriter, producer, band, artist or you may be preparing for an audition, important gig or a recording session. We're here to help you with any aspect of your singing, songwriting and recording and we tailor your sessions specifically for you.
In the Coaching Studio section on the left, you'll find more information on singing lessons, voice coaching, instrument tuition, songwriting tuition and performance coaching. We also offer our voice rehearsal studio for free to all our singers.
Click on the Recording Studio button to hear our material and see what we can offer for your recording or production project.
Voice coaching involves building your confidence, your technique and helping you correctly communicate with your voice, no matter how hard the challenge!
Your voice is already programmed to communicate in any way you want.
So how can you apply that to singing?
At first it seems strange. The noises you make don't sound as soft as singing should be. But who told you what it should be? We tend to pick up ideas of how we should sing and forget what we are suppossed to do when singing! Singing is all about communication.
To sing with a professional voice takes throwing away our fears of how we should sound. It takes experimenting and playing with sounds you have always been capable of using and it takes rehearsing and repeating the patterns until your muscles remember how to do it! Some singers find this easier than others but we can all train to use our voice with professional skill.
Thats how singing techniques evolved. There is not just one vocal technique, but many. Some techniques suit some singers, other techniques suit other singers. But any voice technique that has been documented and taught has come from playing around and experimenting with the voice to see what works for that singer. Modern research on this has really accellerated in the last decade or so but many teachers still won't touch upon it and rely on older methods with little scientific grounding.
If you've previously trained your voice, you may still want a one-off checkup to look at specific areas. Sometimes bad habits creep in, or we just get lazy! You may want to look at your active support, how you breathe, how you project, how you resonate, how you phrase your singing, vocal improvisation, Alexander Technique, your styling, vocal effects, performance skills, musicianship or anything else.
Recording music is to create a psycho-acoustic illusion of the sounds we hear.
Sampling the sounds of music is the most important thing. Once you've got the best quality raw signal you can do anything with it!
That doesn't just take the best mic or a decent pre-amp, it takes a bit of working with the music to find out how the sounds mix together. It may depend on the style, the feel and the impression you want to give. It depens on the performance and the room you're in. It depends on the singer, the musicians and what you want to do with the recording when its done.
With a combination of technical knowledge, experience and some experimentation, each sound can be found and mixed together to present your music in its best light.
Recording vocals is the most important thing for songs. Whether its you or one of our session singers it will probably only take a few takes to get it right. The environment, the monitor mix and the mood needs to be set for the singer and professional tuition is on demand if and when you need it.
Writing, composing, mixing, production and mastering are all part of the process to get great songs.