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Joanna Debenham BA (hons) LRSM



Singing Lessons

Joanna mainly teaches from her home in Burwell, Cambridgeshire; however she will travel should this be preferable to the pupil.

Joanna firmly believes that anyone can sing, it just has to be approached the right way. She teaches both adults and children, beginners through to about Grade VIII standard. She does not believe that music examinations are the be all and end all of life, but as someone who has taken them appreciates them as performing opportunities and an external method of appraisal.

Repertoire is drawn from a wide variety of sources. As a classically trained singer, she is extremely familiar with the standard classical repertoire, but realises that is not what everybody wants to learn. Musical Theatre repertoire has an equally prominent place in her teaching materials. Other songs are drawn from Folk and Pop music Music is chosen to suit her pupils’ musical preferences and to emphasis an aspect of technique. Care is taken to insure that all songs used are age appropriate for the singer concerned.

As part of her degree Joanna studied a specialised course on vocal production. The main emphasis of her teaching style is good technique. She uses tried and tested technical exercises together with one that she has devised herself to maximise her pupils potential.

Lessons are charged at £33.00 per hour or £16.50 for 30 minutes for lessons in Burwell. For lessons elsewhere, travel costs are charged by agreement.

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