Based in South Croydon, I also teach singing.
and scaredy cats are particularly welcome! However, you will find that I
have an awful lot to say to the more advanced students too!
I teach all levels and all ages. You are never too young, or old, to enjoy singing.
I trained as an opera singer but have spent the last 15 years working in Musical Theatre. I can help you with audition preparation where we would work on acting through song or simply just learning songs from scratch. So whatever your style I can help you find a stronger voice and help with technique, presentation and confidence building.
I have entered students for exams and have a 100% success rate. Boards I have had experience with are ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall and LCM (musical theatre).
Whatever the situation, lessons are tailor made to suit the individual.
My rates are:
£25 per ½hour
£35 per 1 hour
Your first consultation lesson would ideally be for 1 hour and would be at the introductory rate of £25.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to Claire Platt) or bank transfer. Please ask for my bank details if you choose the 3rd option.
Rates are subject to change.
If you need to cancel or rearrange a lesson this should be done with, at least, 24hrs notice. Failure to do this could result in your having to pay for the lesson whether you attend or not. the cancellation fee can be waived at my discretion but if you know you can't make it please do not leave it until 2 hours before to tell me. I would appreciate as much notice as possible so I can offer someone else the slot. I realise people get ill and can't always give 24hrs notice and this is where my discretion comes in!
I should point out that I do NOT play the piano to performance standard so although I also coach people in preparation for auditions/exams I would only be able to 'busk' my way through any accompaniment. However, if you have a backing track on a CD, mp3 etc we would easily be able to use that as an alternative. PLEASE DON'T LET THIS PUT YOU OFF! Many people enjoy stripping back their performances and working on a technical level.
If you are interested or would like more information please contact me via the 'Contact Me' page/email me at [email protected]