Private Lessons: Sing with Confidence
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Learn with me: Take Lessons
As your singing teacher, I will work with you to develop a strong and healthy singing technique.
We will choose songs together that match your goals and interests. You’ll feel more sure of your singing voice, and gain confidence in performing. You’ll be spending time doing something you love, and the confidence you gain in your singing will likely reflect in the rest of your life.
An evaluation lesson is a chance for us to:
- Meet and get to know each other – I want to make sure we’re the right fit for each other!
- Discuss your goals and any vocal challenges you’re experiencing
- Talk about my teaching style and what that would look like for you
- Me to hear you sing and provide feedback about what I would work on with you
There is no obligation for you to continue with lessons after your evaluation lesson. Choosing a singing teacher is very personal and it’s important to make sure we’re the right fit for each other!
Evaluation lessons are 60 mins long and cost 90 euros – this includes my preparation time to personalise the lesson to you, the lesson and my registration fee.
To book your evaluation lesson:
You never know what you are capable of until you try – so why wait?
Taking lessons: joining the studio
Join a community
What kind of singing studio do you want to join? Ever since I started my studio, it has been my goal to build a community of singers who value the same things I do. Our mission is to sing what we love, with confidence, taking care to look after our voices and ourselves. And most of all, we have a lot of fun doing it!
Come as you are
Diversity is welcome here – in age, stage, experience, taste in music, singing styles, musical backgrounds. Likewise, diversity is also welcome here in terms of where you come from, what you believe, whatever your abilities or disabilities, how you identify and who you love. My students come from all over the world, and range in age from 8 to 70+. We all love to sing different things, which keeps my teaching days interesting! I look forward to getting to know you – I’m sure you’ll fit right in.
When you join my studio, I promise to teach you as a whole person, because I understand that your voice is not “just” an instrument. I understand that it’s a part of your body, it’s how you express emotions, and it’s inextricably a part of who you are. I also promise that my studio will be a safe space, where you can be curious, ask all your questions, explore your voice, and of course where you can make mistakes and pull silly faces. Sound good to you?
The different types of students in my studio
- New or returning student
- Studio Membership Sept – June, (31 teaching weeks)
- 10 equal monthly payments of 225€
- Regular 60 min lesson time slot that’s ‘yours’
- Access to my studio online learning space
- Your own personalised online learning space
What’s a Kea?
Kea (Nestor Notabilis) are a rare bird found only in New Zealand, in the Southern Alps. They are particularly known for their curiosity and intelligence, necessary for their survival in their challenging and ever-changing alpine habitat. Kea thrive in a community environment with other birds, and will work together to achieve a certain objective. They are social birds, whose love of new things and endless curiosity gives them a memorable reputation with tourists and locals alike.
Who are my Kea students?
My Kea students are the heart of my studio community. We work together to build strong, healthy voices. Staying true to each student’s individual curiosities and needs is integral to this. Our regular connection through weekly lessons means that students can make progress from week to week, with the confidence that they are being guided in the right direction.
- Returning student
- Have had at least 12 lessons with me
- Lessons at your own pace, subject to my availability
- Pay-per-lesson 80€/lesson
- Access to my studio online learning space
- Individually personalised online learning space
What’s a Toroa?
Toroa, also known as the Albatross, are a rare bird endemic to New Zealand, also often seen in the Southern Ocean. They are known for their huge wingspan, allowing them to fly thousands of kilometres away from their breeding grounds to feed. Graceful and majestic, these birds have one of the longest lifespans among bird species. They can fly away from land for long periods of time, and only return for nesting during the breeding season.
Who are my Toroa students?
My Toroa students are independent learners with lesson experience under their belts, who come back for lessons as frequently as they need to. Because I know them, and they know me, we can set long-term practice goals between lessons, and be sure they’ll know where they are going. Toroa students are confident that they can self-motivate, knowing they can come back to me for guidance whenever they need.
What my students say about me:
In case you were wondering...
Why do I use NZ bird names in my studio, even though I'm in France?
Birds are the thing I miss the most about my homeland, so making them a feature of my studio keeps me tied to my roots. I hope that in getting to know my story and culture, you will also feel comfortable in sharing your story and your culture with me. That’s how we do things where I’m from, anyway!
I’m from Aotearoa New Zealand, and my heritage is important to me. Where I’m from, Māori (our indigenous people) believe that all living things are connected, and that we have a responsibility towards all living things. It’s a belief that I grew up with, and one I carry with me. New Zealand has many beautiful birds, and birdsong is often the soundtrack to everyday life. Below are some examples of the meanings different birds hold for me in my studio.
My logo is a Korimako (bellbird) and two koru (fern shoot), which symbolises new growth. Korimako have what is considered one of the most beautiful birdsongs in New Zealand. The bellbird is often imitated by the Tui, which is the bird I most associate with home, because we had a lot in the garden when I was growing up. So, it was the obvious choice to represent my studio!
Toroa remind me of Dunedin. I studied Classical Voice Performance in this southern city, and also learned about vocal pedagogy for the first time here. While they spend a lot of time airborne, Toroa breed and nest in Dunedin, on the headland. Their colony is dearly loved and protected by the locals.
Kea are a bird I have always loved for their strong personalities. There are two Kea in Paris, in the Jardin des Plantes menagerie. Visiting them reminds me of home - they are usually playing with rocks or solving puzzles together, while surrounded by many other parrots who are mostly interested in showing off their feathers. In short, we Kiwis (New Zealanders) are the pragmatic curious type.
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Georgia is a twenty-something New Zealander living and working in Paris, France. She's a trained classical singer, passionate teacher and in her spare time she loves to sing for special events such as weddings.
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