Vocal training and exploration - integrating intention, breath, imagination and Movement
I offer a unique approach for beginners to experienced singers who are seeking to explore the full expressive potential of their voice.
Each person I work with brings their own blend of interests, learning style and resources, and a precious and unique voice. I am particularly passionate about teaching in a way that is practical, empowering and inspiring.
I draw on my intensive training as a teacher of the Alexander Technique - used world wide as an approach to refining our kinaesthetic intelligence as we move/sound/ think.
I offer regular group workshops in TaKeTiNa - a cutting edge approach to rhythm education. developed through over 40 years by world renowned rhythm researcher - Reinhard Flatischler.
I offer a unique approach for beginners to experienced singers who are seeking to explore the full potential of their voice. I teach individual lessons in Preston.
These sessions can be tailored to the specific needs and interests of the individual.
Lessons can cover:
A combination of both individual and small group learning provides an ideal environment for exploring the full potential of our own speaking/singing voice, and build confidence in sharing our voice with an audience. I regularly offer small groups (6 or less participants) in Preston.
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Every individual has their own particular way of learning and a unique voice.
I enjoy shaping lessons and classes to meet each person.
Over the years, I have pursued an intensive study of the interconnection of movement/imagination/ intention through my study of voice, co-ordination and rhythm. As a singer I was drawn to find practical and accessible ways to meet the emotional and physical challenge of a performance situation.
Ria's skills as a group facilitator have been deeply enriched by her long term training in the Taketina rhythm process - a cutting edge method of rhythm education. She is qualified to facilitate workshops after completing her basic training with Reinhardt Flatischler - master teacher and founder of the work.
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I am passionate about sharing my longterm exploration of rhythmic voice. As a vocalist, I have always been fascinated by different approaches to developing rhythmic improvisation. For many singers, developing a strong sense of rhythm is often a neglected skill.
' Your approach is gentle and confident and confidence-inspiring and incredibly knowledgeable.
I have learned that there is a lot more to singing than I first thought, but it is possible to improve quickly and that I actually have a nice singing voice!