AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching provides one to one private singing lessons for young performers age 3+. Lessons take place at my home in South Shields where I have a dedicated teaching space which is an ideal relaxed environment to learn effectively. 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 most 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.