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- 699 days ago
You're probably a lot more musical than you think! If you've ever had a teacher tell you that you're tone deaf, I'm here to show you that you're (almost definitely) not!
If you've always wanted to sing, come and have an introductory session in a relaxed environment. You'll learn techniques to improve your breathing and resonance, and we can cover songs in any style you like.
Appointments are really flexible and there's no pressure to lock into any sort of commitment. Some of my students come along weekly, while others might only have lessons monthly, or just once in a while for fun. I'm happy to go with whatever works best for you.
One of my specialties is coaching dancers and actors on their audition songs. A number of my former pupils perform professionally in musicals and opera, both in the UK and abroad. Many others have successfully been accepted at music colleges.
A little bit about me:
My name is Kristy Swift. I have performed as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra and have sung a number of musical theatre and opera roles all over the world. Some of my favourites include Young Heidi in ‘Follies’ (Opéra de Toulon), Yum-Yum in ‘The Mikado’ (Opera Queensland), Guinevere in ‘Camelot’ (National Theatre, Australia), First Spirit in ‘Cendrillon’ (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Theodora in Handel’s ‘Theodora’ (Opera Bergen, Norway) and Mag in ‘Winners’ (Wexford Festival, Ireland).
I've held teaching positions at a secondary and tertiary level both in Australia and the UK. I relocated to London in 2007 after I was awarded the Herald Sun Aria Prize, Australia's largest and most prestigious opera scholarship. Since then, I've been teaching voice and piano privately and at Wellington College, and have worked as a sessional vocal coach for Decca. I've also been a seminar leader for Alfred Publishing, the international music education publisher.
Anyway, enough of all that! I'd like to hear from you, and hope you'll get in touch.