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Valentina Pappalardo (£65 per hour / block of 5 for £275)

SINGING AND STAGECRAFT COACH - Hoxton - Online

Valentina is an established recording artist, performer, session singer, songwriter and film composer. She works mainly with pop and soul voices, though her own training covers classical, musical theatre and jazz. She especially enjoys helping singers discover and develop their own unique vocal style. An important aspect of Valentina's teaching is a focus on good vocal health; she has helped to identify and remedy voice issues with a number of students, and with experience in heavy tour schedules and long studio sessions she knows how to help you get the best out of your voice consistently. The majority of Valentina's students work within the music industry, but she does also teach complete beginners and hobbyists, and very much enjoys helping people find their voice and develop confidence in it as she has seen how much of a positive impact this can have on every element of people's lives.

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DANIELA FINLEY (£65 PER HOUR / BLOCK OF 5 FOR £275)

SINGING AND STAGECRAFT COACH - HOXTON - ONLINE

Expert singing tuition and voice coaching for beginners who are looking to learn and professional vocalists who are looking to develop and enhance technique. Daniela has been working and teaching in the music and performance industries for over ten years and has performed herself in theatres in London’s West End, dive bars in New York as well as at festivals across the UK as an actor, a singer-songwriter, a musical director and a jazz band leader. She is currently working on her solo music project in between coaching in both LA and London and has written and recorded songs with songwriter and producer Trevor Horn at SARM Studios, and more recently with the Grammy and Brit award nominee Jake Gosling. Daniela’s voice and singing training started at drama school in the UK before moving to West Hollywood in Los Angeles where she studied acting and performance under Marjorie Ballentine (Stella Adler alumni). Since deciding to further her voice knowledge and coaching skills in 2018 by completing the in-depth training offered by Estill Voice, Daniela’s coaching has been greatly reinforced and she sees the positive results in both her students’ work and their feedback. Daniela specialises in using techniques she has learned throughout her career and training to bring out the best possible singer and performer in you, focusing on creating tailor-made strategies to figure out how you can develop and improve style and technique and, most importantly, find confidence on stage. Daniela is particularly interested in supporting beginners, children and nervous or rusty singers looking to get inspired and on the right track with their voice and singing journey.

Sam Marlow

SAM MARLOW (£65 PER HOUR / BLOCK OF 5 FOR £275)

SINGING AND SONGWRITING COACH - HOXTON - ONLINE

Sam Marlow is one of the UK's top vocal coaches. Not only does Sam teach voice and songwriting at The Brit School for Performing Arts, he has also previously taught at ELAM (East London Arts and Music Academy) and all the while used his talent for teaching to build a very successful private tuition company, City Vocal Coach. Sam is a well-seasoned vocal coach, and his extensive teaching career and his history as a signed artist means he not only has the knowledge but also the understanding of what it means to be a successful artist. During his career, Sam has taught a variety of talented artists and songwriters. What’s more, he regularly organises, as part of his private tuition company City Vocal Coach, songwriting evening courses and student showcases. Sam’s love of songwriting has meant that, throughout the years, he has developed his writing ability through regular collaborations, working on his own material and by studying for a master’s degree. Sam now holds a master’s degree in Songwriting from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), where he today lectures on the BA (Hons) Songwriting degree course. Sam has always been passionate about helping people reach their creative goals, believing that everybody has the potential to be what they want to be.