AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching

Unlock Your Child’s Vocal Potential with AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching

Looking for singing lessons? Aspiring young performers can benefit from the exceptional vocal coaching provided by AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching. Whether they are a beginner who want to learn the basics of singing or an experienced vocalist looking to refine their technique, AFD offers tailored lessons to suit unique needs. With a highly experienced vocal coach, AFD ensures that your child receives top-notch training that is personalised to their specific vocal and performance goals.

Building a Strong Vocal Foundation

One of the key reasons to choose AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching for singing lessons is the commitment to helping students build a solid foundation in vocal technique. Using correct vocal technique is crucial for singers to avoid strain and injury to their vocal folds and to achieve a clear and resonant healthy voice. Some areas of focus are; breath control/support, vocal placement, pitch accuracy, using their mixed register to avoid pushing chest voice too high. Helping students develop a strong and healthy singing voice will serve them well throughout their musical journey.

In addition to technical training, AFD also emphasises performance skills and stage presence. Working with students on stage presence, microphone technique, and acting through song/interpreting song lyrics to help them become confident and strong performers. AFD believes that singing is not just about hitting the right notes, but also about connecting with the audience and conveying emotion through performance. With  guidance, students learn how to engage with their audience, captivate them with their voice, and deliver a memorable performance on stage.

Supportive Learning Environment: Encouragement and Improvement

Another compelling reason to choose AFD for singing lessons in Newcastle is a supportive and nurturing learning environment. AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching creates a positive and encouraging atmosphere where students can feel comfortable expressing themselves and taking risks with their vocal abilities. It is important as a vocal coach to be patient, understanding, and skilled at motivating students to push their boundaries and reach their full potential. I believe that everyone has a unique voice and I aim to bring out the best in each student by providing constructive feedback, encouragement, and guidance along the way. Lessons are results based and I ensure that each student progresses each week.

Want to Take Vocal Lessons? Here’s What To Consider

You’ve decided to take vocal lessons! This is the actually the first step in becoming a better vocalist and performer so congratulations! Before you can launch into your first set of vocal exercises and start belting out your favourite songs, it’s important to consider some of these areas first to ensure you make the right choice.


You should consider your motivation for taking vocal lessons. Why do you want to take them? What are your goals? What do you want to achieve? Do you have a career path in mind or any specific direction that you want to take? All of these questions are very important when choosing a singer teacher/vocal coach and your answers will help your teacher guide you in the right direction.

You should also think about what style of singing you would like to focus on for example; musical theatre, pop, rock, opera and so on. You don’t need to be completely sure about what genre of music you want to sing, but it helps to have a rough idea. This will make it easier for your vocal coach to create a training plan for your vocal/performing arts studies.


If you’re serious about taking vocal lessons, your first step should be to finding a good quality vocal coach. You can do this by looking at different vocal coach’s websites to find out more information about what they offer. You can also ask on local social media groups dedicated to performing arts/music for advice from other people in the industry. Once you’ve got a good idea of which vocal coach you would like to start lessons with, it’s time to ask yourself: can I commit to this?

Your commitment will involve more than just attending a lesson once a week. It also includes committing to practicing on your own at home so that by the next lesson you have a better understanding of what you have been working on with your vocal coach. This makes sure you get the most out of your lessons and the time with your vocal coach is more efficiently used. This applies to all ages, even the younger students!

Practice regularly

In order to become a better singer and performer, you have to practice. Practice regularly and do so for a minimum of three times per week. When practicing, it’s important that you use up to date and correct vocal technique exercises in order to improve your technique and range.

It’s important to put effort into developing your voice outside of your vocal lessons so during lessons you can focus on learning and at home, practicing what you have learnt. This will help you develop your voice at a better pace as your teacher can focus on teaching you inside of your lessons becoming focused on practicing what you already know.

Our First LCM Exams

During the past few months my students have been working extremely hard to prepare for their LCM Musical Theatre exams. The students originally began preparing for their exams before we went into lockdown, but unfortunately we had to move all our lessons online due to covid-19. Even though the students have had major obstacles to overcome such as not having face to face lessons and dealing with how awful Zoom can be they all put in a lot of work to make sure they got the best results they possibly could get.

The students attended their exam with bags of confidence and determination to do their best. I am extremally proud of every single one of them for how their performed during the day of the exam.