SMS provides exceptional quality vocal tuition for both adults and children across Sussex.
Whatever your age singing lessons will bring a sense of enjoyment, achievement and well-being.
Many adults are returning to singing lessons as a way of relaxing after a busy day. There are also opportunities to join a local choir, making it a social activity. Singing a piece by Mozart, a folk song you love or a Jazz standard can also bring a number of health benefits including lowering anxiety, improving sleep, posture and immunity, improving aerobic capacity, and reducing stress as well as giving great personal pleasure.
Children love to sing because of the wide range of pieces and styles available and also the myriad of opportunities there are to perform with others. Every band needs a singer so you are always in demand! There is great opportunity for improvisation and song writing as well as a huge classical repertoire to master. Singing lessons can also enhance skills in mathematics, memory, concentration, resilience and creativity. What’s more, there’s no needs to buy an instrument!
SMS teachers bring out the creative side of their students and will design a study programme based on each individual pupil’s needs – there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach or ‘method’. Practise books and concert opportunities for those who want them, will be provided.
A list of our current teachers is supplied below. SMS is adding to our teacher database all the time so not all current teachers will necessarily be listed.
Aneesa is passionate about the voice and works as a professional singer and Musical Director of several choirs. She trained as a Barrister and undertook vocal training with some of the UK’s best Jazz artists. Aneesa strongly promotes vocal development for individuals and believes that everyone can use their voice to create a great sound with the right encouragement and environment. In particular she enjoys working with teenagers and adults and delivering singing workshops to primary school children.
She currently works with singers, actors and employees of corporate organisations to help people to develop their public speaking and singing voices and runs singing workshops both in the UK and abroad at festivals. She has also delivered singing Enrichment days for school clusters in the East Sussex area as well as in Kensington & Chelsea & Westminster.
As a performer aneesa sings at prestigious venues on the uk jazz scene with some of the most regarded players on the scene. She performs regularly at the National Theatre music pitch and at jazz and world music festivals including the Isle of white International Jazz Divals festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, Birmingham International Jazz Divas Festival, the Rhythm of the earth world music festival, Bangkok and has given sell out performances at london’s jazz venues, including Jazz on the park jazz club. She also works with some of Slovenia & Croatia’s top musicians in her band ‘BLISS ART’ and some of London’s finest Jazz musicians.
Eva is an experienced singer and singing teacher. Uniquely, she has performed and recorded contemporary repertoire with a range of original bands / projects, as well as working as a classical soprano and consequently can instruct students in a wide range of styles and vocal techniques.
Eva currently works with her band ‘Das Fenster’ (managed by Redemption Management and signed to Dharma Records) and records with various projects as a backing vocalist. As a soprano she recently performed at the 2014 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards for the Lea Graham Entertainment Agency, sang for the project ‘Futebol’, choreographed by Sunandra Biswas and had recordings published by Boost Music.
She has performed at venues and festivals such as the Bloomsbury Theatre / London, The Brighton Dome, Concorde II, The Unitarian Church / Brighton, Larmer Tree Festival, The Secret Garden Party Festival and Meadowlands Festival.
In addition to working as a singer she has taught singing privately and for the Local authority Music Services. Her students range from beginners to signed recording artists and she has worked one to one, in small groups and with choirs. She even conducted a 1200 strong children’s choir at the Brighton Centre for three consecutive years.
Eva has a good track record of helping students prepare for grade examinations with ABRSM, Trinity, Trinity Rock/Pop and RockSchool and a number of former students have gone on to further study or to work in the live and studio environments.
Tina is a professional singer with over 18 years’ touring experience in the UK and Europe working with many well-known names of “Sixties” popular music. She is also a music educator with over 8 years’ experience as a peripatetic teacher of guitar/singing and as a fully qualified KS3/KS4 classroom music teacher. Tina’s professional experience enables her to communicate passion for the subject, to students in an engaging and effective manner. Tina’s vocal coaching has successfully enabled non-instrumentalist to access the KS4 syllabus. She loves all styles of music but her passion is rock, pop and soul. She has worked in a variety of schools and currently teaches part-time at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London’s West End.
Tina consistently uses ICT in her lessons (Sibelius, Cubase, Reason, Logic, Garageband, and Audacity).
Tina has composed many original songs. She sings and plays classical, electric, bass, and folk guitar, and ukulele. Tina enjoys sharing her wealth of live experience, in addition to theoretical knowledge, with young people. Tina believes music really does make a huge difference to the quality of our lives by giving us the chance to develop emotional intelligence and social skills.
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