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

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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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Dear Concert Goers

After much consideration, we have taken the decision to reschedule Luminosa’s landmark 10th Anniversary Concert. Luminosa’s Spring concert was due to take place on 28th March in All Saints’ Church in Odiham, with music to include Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem, and celebrating the world premiere of Ali Willis’ ‘Salve Deus'. Luminosa will instead be performing the same programme on December 5th in the Farnham Maltings Centre. We are delighted to announce that all the performers previously booked are able to perform with us there too and that world-renowned composer Cecilia McDowall’s much anticipated talk will also be going ahead.

Our Luminosa family is built on important values that we share, and they underpin the excellence and passion with which we perform. We believe ardently in our philosophy of collective music making at the highest level and do not want this, or the pleasure of our audiences who may attend on 28th March to be compromised. In the light of the current and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 we feel that rescheduling the concert is the responsible decision and will allow us to focus our efforts on sharing this wonderful music in December

In the words of Rebekah Abbott, Founder and Artistic Director, “Luminosa is about making wonderful music. It’s not about taking risks with the health of our own members and our audience. It is important that this, our 10th Anniversary Concert is a true celebration of this excellent music, and is one that our members and our audience can all enjoy together in celebration of the music being performed. This was a tough decision, but we feel it’s the right one in the current difficult and evolving circumstances with which we are all faced”.

The 10 Year Anniversary concert will now take place on 5th December in the Maltings Centre in Farnham and will replace the earlier programmed Bach Christmas Oratorio which was previously due to take place on this date.

Tickets already purchased for 28th March will be refunded shortly via Ticketsource. Tickets for both our forthcoming concerts on 4th July and 5th December will be available via Ticketsource and the Farnham Maltings Website respectively nearer the time.

With best wishes to you all

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