Lessons with Georgia Gray:
Do you love to sing? Are you interested in singing lessons?
Have you been looking for a voice teacher for yourself or your children?
Are you looking for singing lessons taught in English?
You’re in the right place!
Read on to find out about the different types of lessons available.
I teach individual singing lessons in central Paris, and dedicate one day a week (on demand) to teaching in the Western suburbs (Le Vésinet, Le Pecq and Saint-Germain-en-Laye). Lessons are open to students from age 7, from beginners to advanced singers. Find out more here.
If you’d be interested in trying out one of my open workshops, sign up for my newsletter here to get information about upcoming opportunities.
LAMDA Musical Theatre Classes for Children
**Registration open now for 2018-2019**
I’m very excited to announce that I will be joining forces with acting teacher Harriet Phillimore to start weekly Musical Theatre classes for children (ages 7-11 and 12+) in September. These will be designed around the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Musical Theatre exam curriculum. Read more here – and don’t wait to sign up, places are limited!
Lessons in English with a Native Speaker
For children who are bilingual, but in a French school, it is so important to reinforce their English language skills outside of the home. French adults who wish to improve their English through immersion rather than lessons may find learning in English to be a useful experience. Many English-speaking expats feel isolated when they arrive in France, not being able to speak the language. While I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to learn the French language, I also understand the comfort of speaking and learning with someone who speaks your own language, particularly when learning a new skill.
I am a New Zealander, and English is my mother tongue. I am fluent in French, but I prefer to teach voice in English as the language is more versatile for sensory description. An advantage of learning with a non-American or British English native speaker is that your ear will adjust to an accent it doesn’t hear on television or in the media. Of course, being bilingual myself I can switch in to French if necessary to explain an unfamiliar word to my French students.
A classically trained teacher
Classical singers are renowned for their ability to sing for hours, without amplification, in huge theatres. They go through years of rigorous training. Their technique must be flawless to be able to sing the classical repertoire. Learning classical technique gives you the freedom to then sing any style you choose. You learn to look after your voice, and get the best sound out of it.
Many famous singers across all genres come from a background of classical training: Mika, Pat Benatar, Kristin Chenoweth and Bobby McFerrin, for example. The reason these singers have had long careers is that they have the training to sing in a healthy and sustainable way that doesn’t wreck their voice over time. Of course, it also helps that they are all incredible musicians and artists.
I am a trained classical singer with over 13 years of training under my belt. I started Georgia Gray Voice Studio because I wanted to make classical technique more accessible. Through research and thinking outside the box, I have found ways to apply classical training to other genres of music. So, you don’t necessarily have to learn ‘classical’ songs in order to learn the technique. It’s important to me that my students get to sing what they love. The best motivation for improving is doing what we love!