Singing Tuition

REBEKAH ABBOTT

SINGING TEACHER

CHOIR DIRECTOR

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As a Singer and Singing Teacher, I understand the requirements behind performing at all levels, from beginner to professional, and have a wealth of knowledge in order to help you reach your potential in an engaging, fun and friendly way. For me, it is the most wonderful thing to see the reaction on my clients faces and the growth in confidence when they achieve something new.  It’s exciting; I love being part of that transformation!   Whether you are new to singing or an experienced singer, I have plenty of technical understanding to help you onto the next stage in your singing journey.

 

Before teaching, I read Music at Cambridge and continue to have an extensive career as a Soloist and Conductor. As a teacher, I have also worked closely with students on entry to top end Conservatoires and Performing Arts establishments and regularly have clients preparing for lead roles in professional and semi-professional Opera and Musical Theatre Companies.  As a teacher I believe in the importance of teaching solid Vocal Technique and also work with my clients as a Performance Coach too.

 

In addition to my private teaching, I am Artistic Director of Luminosa and work as Vocal Professor and Chorus Director to the Royal Marines Band Service and have most recently worked with singers in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

Lessons cost just £45 for a 55 minute session. This fee includes access to my online resources compiled personally for each of my clients. This contains audio files for technical exercises and warm ups, accompaniments recorded by a professional repetiteur, pdfs of the music we are singing and a notes document to help each client know what they need to work on in between lessons. 

 

I teach in dedicated studio space equipped with a Grand Piano, and a huge variety of teaching aids to help you get the most out of your voice.

 

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on the road to singing success.

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TESTIMONIALS

 

Alison Lewis

"I sing in a band which does lots of weddings and gigs throughout the year.  I’d started to experience trouble with my voice, so went to see Rebekah and she instantly made a difference to how I sing; which in turn had a positive impact on the problems I’d been having. 

Rebekah draws upon a wealth of knowledge around the fascinating mechanics of the voice, and I understand so much more about sound production since working with her."

Alison Lewis, 2019

"I went to Rebekah to brush up on my singing and to enjoy making some music. I’m a fairly experienced singer, but my Cathedral Chorister days are long gone.    Rebekah rates ten out of ten on both scores!  She fills each lesson with fun and a brilliant mix of positive tuition and just singing , and sends you away with a set of notes on Dropbox, music accompaniments in just the right key, so that you can sing at home too.  My singing has improved, and I know I’m enjoying it more and more.

 

I would totally recommend Rebekah to anyone who wants to get more enjoyment from singing." ~ John Broom, 2019

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Jack Smith
Jack Smith

" I was looking to take my singing a bit more seriously and I came across Rebekah. Although I hadn't had no previous singing lesson experience, Rebekah has made me feel at ease and welcomed. I look forward to having Rebekah tutor me through my journey."

 

~ Jack Smith, 2019

"I have been having lessons with Rebekah for over 5 years.  Having completed a degree in music, majoring as a singer, I wanted to find a teacher that could continue my development, skills and repertoire so that I could still enjoy doing performances outside of my career in Finance, and Rebekah has more than delivered!"

 

 

Alison Lewis
Alison Lewis

Rebekah has a thorough understanding of the mechanics of singing, how you use different muscles in your body, the best way to position yourself with posture and she has unique ways of teaching you to understand how you can improve your sound and resonance - I've never learnt so much about the technique of singing!

 

Through giving me opportunities to learn more technical repertoire, I have been able to put all the practice to use in performing semi-professionally as a soloist, this truly has enabled me to reach performance levels that I've not been able to achieve before - whilst doing something that I totally love...performing!  Rebekah supports and encourages me through my development, but most of all, teaches me how I can become a better singer and performer.

 

Lessons with Rebekah are fun, relaxed and enjoyable - but certainly hard-work which is exactly what singing should be about.  I learn more about my technique each time I see Rebekah and I can hear the improvement to my tone which is so exciting.  Rebekah has a great ear and can pinpoint improvement areas very quickly but is also very enjoyable to work with.  I couldn't recommend Rebekah highly enough, whether you're just starting out and wanting to sing for fun or whether you've worked your way through the profession and need tweaking on the techniques, Rebekah adapts her style and teaching accordingly. 

~ Alison Lewis, 2019

 

Rob Preston
Rob Preston

"After only a few weeks of coaching I have gained a good understanding of how the vocal chords produce sound and what I need to do to give them the best chance to deliver my best performance. This includes correct breathing, posture and correct head and neck position. In addition key exercises, especially lip trilling problem sections of songs, have helped me to understand how to draw power and sing ‘on the breath’. This has been a game changer for me and massively increased my confidence so I don’t have the fear and tightening up as I approach tricky notes etc."

~ Rob Preston, 2019

"Rebekah’s initial assessment of my particular place in experience and her understanding of what I wanted to achieve was spot on. The music I have been given to learn with, provides both theory and the technical ability which is so important to improve. Rebekah’s attention to every detail and support is wonderful.  I really enjoy my lessons with Rebekah because she is an absolute professional, kind and light-hearted. Rebekah’s method is calming and makes concentration easy.   The studio is well equipped and has a lovely atmosphere."

~Barbara Osbourne, 2019

Barbara Osbourne
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Rebekah started teaching my daughter Katie in 2015. Katie has always loved her singing lessons and got a distinction at grade 5 in summer of 2017 and then another distinction in grade 8 in 2019 all thanks to Rebekah's encouragement and teaching. Katie is going to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in September to study Performance with song writing. Her instrument is her voice! Rebekah has been a very important person in Katie's life over the last five years and we are very grateful to her. We would highly  recommend her to you. 

~Debbie Evans, 2019

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Only one day to go until our glorious concert! So an important consideration is of course refreshments. We will have drinks available but as we have no card machines, and to keep you safe we think it’s best not to be handing change back and forth, we have drinks for a minimum suggested cash donation. So come prepared! Our recommendation would be a glass of sparkling wine by local producer Hattingley Valley Wines to complement our sparkling music! This will be a min suggested donation of £5 which is a bargain for this premium fizz - you can just tuck a tenner in your pocket and that’s a glass each for you and your companion; what could be a more effortlessly stylish way to punctuate your evening of music?! If you prefer table wine we will offer red or white for a donation of £3, then soft drinks will also be available (£2) so you may need some coins if you aren’t going for bubbles. See you all soon! 🎼🍾🎶🥂 ... See MoreSee Less
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In the lead-up to our glorious concert just one week away, we’ll be sharing biogs of our soloists and organist to get you in the mood! First, Katherine Dienes-Williams, MA, BMus, FRCO, LTCL, Hon. FRSCM, Hon. FGCM. Katherine was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral in January 2008 following six years as Director of Music at the Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Warwick. She is also the Musical Director of the Winchester-based chamber choir, Southern Voices.Katherine was born and educated in Wellington, New Zealand, and was Organ Scholar at Wellington Cathedral from 1988 to 1991 when she was appointed Assistant Organist there.Katherine came to England in 1991 to take up the post of Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral and Assistant Organist at Winchester College, and held positions at several other noted cathedrals around the U.K. before coming to Surrey. She is a Council member of the Royal College of Organists and a trustee of the Organists Charitable trust. She gives organ recitals all over the world as well as performing as organ soloist in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues with highly regarded orchestra. She is also active as a composer, having received several commissions both in the UK, the USA and New Zealand. She features both as organist and choral conductor on several recordings, and is in demand internationally as a choral workshop leader.Katherine holds a Master of Arts in Music and Liturgy from Leeds University and is a Knight of the Grand Order of Vitéz and a Knight of the Order of St. Ladislau (Hungary).I’m sure you can see from this why we are so excited she is to be part of our concert! And there are more fascinating details of her work and future projects in the concert programme so be sure to get one… ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨 Stop press 🚨 We have fewer than 30 tickets left for our concert on 27th November. Get yours while you can, we WILL sell out! Just 13 left here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/PRZHuAltjxcBAnd the rest via our box office: boxoffice@luminosamusic.com ... See MoreSee Less
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