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Shortlisted for Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year 2017, David's flexible methods are very much aimed at discovering and nurturing the unique voice within each of his pupils, and his teaching experience encompasses the full spectrum of both age and experience, from beginners to aspiring professionals.
He is particularly adept at working with children and young people, as exemplified by his work with the innovative Bach to Baby concert series. Children's voices require careful development, and David offers this alongside full ABRSM Exam preparation, including aural and theory.
His warm, friendly and straightforward approach allows him to quickly build a rapport with his pupils. From this solid foundation he is able to build a bespoke programme based on the individual aims of each pupil, whether singing for pleasure, working towards grade exams, improving technique for choral singing, or audition preparation.
Repertoire choices vary depending on the interests of the student and range from core pieces from all periods of classical music through to musical theatre and Disney songs. Songs and arias in Italian, German, French and English all offer different learning opportunities, and David teaches the International Phonetic Alphabet to facilitate stress-free, accurate singing in any language.
As an accomplished pianist and sight-reader, David is able to offer the full experience of singing with piano accompaniment in all lessons. Those exploring singing for the first time often have questions about how lessons will work. These questions and uncertainties are all part of the learning process, and the most frequently asked are answered below. Please do contact David directly if you have specific queries.