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Sam Marlow £70 per hour - block of 5 for £300

BRIT SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING ARTS & CITY VOCAL COACH TEACHER £70 per hour

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 running a very successful private tuition company, City Vocal Coach. Sam’s extensive teaching and recording artist history means he not only has the knowledge but also the understanding of what it means to be a successful artist and songwriter. During his time teaching, Sam has taught a variety of talented artists such as, Imani Williams (RCA/Sony), Jade Bird (Glassnote Records), Katie Coleman (X Factor finalist) and YouTube sensations James Anderson and Grace Grundy. Sam also holds a master’s degree in Songwriting from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), and lectures at ICMP on the BA (Hons) Songwriting degree course.

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VALENTINA PAPPALARDO £55 PER HOUR - BLOCK OF 5 FOR £220

RECORDING ARTIST & CITY VOCAL COACH TEACHER

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 and has seen how much of a positive impact this can have on every element of people's lives.

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DANIELA FINLEY £55 PER HOUR - BLOCK OF 5 FOR £220

SINGING AND STAGECRAFT COACH

Expert singing tuition for beginners, rusty singers and kids as well as expert guidance for professional singers with a catalogue of songs that need a reset and refresh. Daniela has been working and teaching in the music and performance industries for over ten years in total and has performed in venues in London’s west end, New York and at multiple festivals in the UK. Her performance training and experience started at drama school here in the UK and then moved to Hollywood in Los Angeles. She is studying with international voice experts at Estill Voice in London this summer. An experienced songwriter, Daniela has recorded songs in both London and LA for an upcoming music campaign as well as being the band leader and front person for a London based jazz band. Daniela specialises in using techniques she has learned across her career to bring out the best possible singer and performer in you but also to create tailor made strategies to figure out how you can develop and improve style and technique.

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JONATHAN WHISKERD £55 PER HOUR - BLOCK OF 5 FOR £220

SONGWRITING COACHING IN FINSBUY PARK

Jonathan is an award-winning songwriter and experienced recording artist. He has collaborated with writer-producers Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars), Sophie Daniels (Joelle Moses, Westlife), Paul Stanborough (Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis), Bruce Hughes (Jason Mraz) and Igor Haefeli (Daughter) in studios across the UK and the US. Jonathan works as a standalone songwriter on a range of artist projects in London and Nashville. He writes for London-based Recognition Management and Nashville/Miami-based AbFab Artists. Artist projects include Puzzle, Lisa Canny, BROOKFIELD and Katie Coleman. Through these projects he has collaborated with writer-producers Jodi Marr (MIKA, Paloma Faith), Brad Mair (Romeo Blanco, Kipper Eldridge), Mikko Gordon (Nigel Godrich, Osca, Gaz Coombes) and Toby Scott (Xenomania, Girls Aloud, Kaiser Chiefs). Jonathan is currently working with Nick Wilson, Jenny Plant and Laura Welsh. In December 2016, Jonathan won the Future Music UK songwriting award (previous winners include Birdy and Lucy Spraggan) for 'Painted By You', which he co-wrote with Lisa Canny. In 2018, Jonathan and Lisa were long-listed for the UMA Music Group Best Songwriter Award for their co-written song, 'Hungry'. Jonathan is a professional songwriting tutor and coach, with extensive experience in artist and writer development. He is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) in Songwriting at The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance in London, where he has been integral to the programme’s design, management and development. He has delivered masterclasses at Middlesex University, the BRIT School, HDPK in Berlin, the Vienna Music Institute, Malmo Academy of Music, ATLA Paris and Rock School Singapore. He also works with the songwriting department at Belmont University in Nashville.

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