PEOPLE I'VE TAUGHT:
Josh Kumra, signed to Sony. He had a No 1 UK chart hit with “Don’t Go”, co-written with DJ Wretch 32 in 2011, which you can listen to here:
"You're by far the best teacher I've ever had!"
(Jess Hall, signed to Hightone Records, Radio 1 playlisted, supported Newton Faulkner)
"I learnt so much with Anna - I came away from every lesson elated. She showed me ways of finding strong places in my voice I had never discovered before, and I know my singing has been the better for the experience. Also, she's fun to learn with!" (Talis Kimberley: award winning singer songwriter and Green Party parliamentary candidate 2015 and 2017)
"Anna is a professional musician who is able to motivate others to dig deep into their own creative
talents. She is also an excellent performer, over a wide variety of musical genres."
(Simon Barrett: musician and Captain at British Airways)
"I just wanted to say thank you for all your support and guidance with my music. I really enjoyed all your lessons and without them I would not be singing my own songs in pubs and making a few quid out of it. You have a great way of teaching and you really get the best out of people." (Jonathan Causebrook: singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist)
"Thank you so much for all your help, I had almost given up hope of making any improvement but you have made a real difference and I can now sing with much greater confidence and much improved vocals. Even my harshest critic, my wife, is impressed!" (Angus Breton)
"You have really inspired her (our daughter) Anna, and we are really pleased with her enthusiasm and progress in music both at school and for pleasure. You have been such a big part of that, so thank you very much." (Millie Britton)
"(I) have started recording stuff to see how it sounds and I’m really pleased …. it sounds much better than it did before". (Mark Hadddock: professional singer)
"Through Anna's teachings, one learns to become confident and to reach full potential in a very loving
and patient environment. Starting out, I was very embarrassed, shy and quiet - but through her
guidance, I found my voice and indeed the building blocks to bigger and better things beyond my
wildest dreams..." (Martin Leroy)
"Just to let you know how much I appreciate your tuition & guidance, you have great insight into what I'm aiming to get at & it really keeps me on track! You are a great teacher with a magic touch."
(Emma MacColl, singer songwriter)
"I have picked up tips that will help me indefinitely in the future, for day-to-day practise, rehearsing with a band and doing gigs. I sang in front of people without getting too nervous; I usually get more nervous singing in front of a small group than an audience! But Anna's techniques helped me overcome this."
(A Wilson, Participant in Music Open Learning Programme Workshop, Bristol)
"Generally I feel more confident with my singing... with breathing, projection, posture and confidence".
(M Carpenter, Participant in Music Open Learning Programme Workshop, Bristol)
"Very much enjoyed the workshop, enjoyed the voice training exercises ... (and) how to use my voice better and increase my range" (Derek Burt, Littlecote House singing workshop December 2010)
"Very interesting and encouraging... Getting confidence in being able to sing (and) learning new things: how to breathe, how one's body works in singing, to listen to notes/pitch" (Rosemary Burt, Littlecote House singing workshop, December 2010)
Congratulations to Rachel Allder and Zak Haskey for achieving Distinctions in their Rockschool Vocal exams, and India Ryder and Sophia Tweedie for achieving Merits. Zak also achieved a Merit for his latest piano exam. Well done everyone!