AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching

AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching provides one to one private singing lessons for young performers age 3+. Lessons take place at my home; 4 Loudon Street, South Shields, NE34 0LU in the AFD rehearsal room. Students are given the opportunity to enter LCM singing exams throughout the year. LCM examination sessions take place in the spring, summer and winter. I currently facilitate Popular Music Vocals, Music Theatre and Early Learning Music syllabi.

AFD has a 100% pass rate with the majority of students gaining distinctions.  Although examinations are a great tool for young performers to have, I also encourage students to take part in as many performance opportunities (amateur and professional) as possible in order to gain an authentic and hands on experience. Some students enjoy taking part in vocal competitions and many students have gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in face to face and online competitions however, I must stress that I only encourage taking part in vocal competitions and festivals as a recreational fun activity and to use them as a performance opportunity rather than the focus being on winning medals, fancy costumes and make up. My priority is to make sure that my students are improving each week and I expect students to practice at home at least twice a week. I offer a wealth of support in between lessons and I am always contactable to parents, guardians and most importantly the students! I genuinely want each student to be the best vocalist and performer that they can be and I promise to go above and beyond in order to achieve this.

The main focus of AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching is to prepare young performers for the real performing arts industry and to offer a solid training in vocal studies alongside offering students with plenty of performance opportunities, qualifications and industry knowledge.


Finding The Right Vocal Coach Is Crucial

Every vocal coach or singing teacher will have their own way and methods of coaching and finding the right coach for you is really important and building a rapport between student and coach is so crucial to a performer’s vocal journey. This is why I offer an assessment lesson. It gives the student a chance to see if I am the right fit for them! In the past, I have coached students from the ages of 3 up to 76 and I whole heartedly believe that it is never too late to begin your vocal journey however at the moment, I only offer lessons to young performers. This is due to current demand and it means that I can really focus on nurturing the young performers in our local area and lead them in the right footsteps to fulfil a successful career in the performing arts. Growing up as a young performer in the North East myself, I fully understand how difficult it can be finding the right training without travelling to London. I endeavour to make vocal training accessible to young performers from all walks of life and from any background.

In all honesty, crafting your vocal and performance skills is not an easy road. There will be many hurdles to face and giving up is never an option if you really want to do this but if you have the love and continue to show up, put in the effort and let your inhibitions go, there really is nothing stopping you from achieving your goals.