Our lessons are professional, yet fun and fast moving to build confidence with your voice and teach you the tools to sing or speak any sound you desire.
You can even learn on your own at home, using our Singing Lesson CD or our Free Resources Page which you can use as a source of information on singing technique, or you can use our one-to-one beginnner, one-to-one advanced, group and Skype lessons for voice training that is tailored more towards your specific needs and interests. Please read on for all options:
- Free Resources for Singers
- Free Practice Room
- Free Facebook CVT Community
- Singing Lessons for Beginners in Bristol. (One-to-one)
- Advanced Singing Lessons in Bristol. (One-to-one)
- Group Singing Lessons in Bristol. (Saturday drop-in session)
- CD - Contemporary Voice Training
- Skype Singing Lessons
- Reviews, Feedback and Testimonials
- Ben Woodward's CV, Singing Teacher and Music Producer
- Our Terms and Conditions
- Contact Us
Our free resources page is a facility for all singers to learn more about the background of singing technique. We have information on technique, videos and further reading for those interested in learning more about the voice. Click here to enter the resources page.
To help you train your singing technique in your own time, we offer one of our teaching rooms for free, for an hour a week to all of our singers for solo training and study group sessions. You are automatically entitled to this as soon as you have come to the studio for a singing lesson and are on our mailing list. Book a lesson below.
Click here for a vocal technique discussion group set up by CVI, Copenhagen. Here you will find singers of all abilities discussing various aspects of the voice. Membership includes around 400 authorised CVT teachers from around the world, so you may get some top singing advice for free!
What to expect in your first lesson:
- - We believe everybody can sing!
- - Learn to sing easily and comfortably without straining or tiring your voice.
- - Learn how to sing in a fun, fast and efficient way that is customised to you.
- - Learn how to increase your range in your first session.
- - Learn how to sing louder or softer in your first session.
- - Learn how to sing longer notes in your first session.
- - Learn how to avoid hoarseness.
- - Learn how to interpret your songs.
- - Gift vouchers available.
We work with your aims and direction, no matter what you'd like to do. We can work on technique or interpretation for recording or performance. All styles can be taught to everyone these days, so the songs you sing are your own choice, or we can suggest songs for you.
When booking your first session, let us know some of your aims. We can adapt our teaching methods to suit your ideas of how you'd like the sessions to run, what to include, what styles to sing, contemporary or classical, how fast to go and whether you want a challenge or to stick to your comfort zone. If you have no idea what you want but want to give it a go, don't worry, we'll help you find your voice!
Experienced singers, teachers and other vocal professionals come to us when they want more out of their singing lessons. Contact us now to get started!
What to expect as an advanced singer:
- -We teach you how to train your own voice, without needing us!
- -Train to sing with any sound the human voice can make, in a healthy way.
- -We help with hoarseness and give emergency aid to singers when they need their voice.
- -We teach technique regardless of style. Every exercise has a purpose for the way you want to sing.
- -We can teach CVT, EVTS, SLS, Bel Canto, Alexander Technique and Interpretation..
- -Learn effects such as distortion, rattle, vibrato, growl, grunt, creek, vocal breaks and screams.
- -Cover the details of anatomy, physiology, psychology and vocal science in order to train any style.
- -Benefit from Authorised Complete Vocal Technique tuition, from Europes largest vocal research institution.
Everything can be taught. You may want to learn the finer details of your technique, solve any vocal problems or hoarseness, take refresher sessions, get help with studio recordings, change your style (i.e. from classical to contemporary and vice versa), or to strengthen your voice in ways you have not done before. We also provide teacher training, to help you as a singing teacher in how you deliver your understanding of technique to your students. Let us know your background and how we can help you.
Also, We're often looking for a variety of different singers for songwriting and recording demos. All of our singing clients are automatically on our list for session work on a paid or royalty-share basis as and when the opportunities come up!Top
Our group sessions are held every two weeks on Saturdays. All singers are welcome to attend.
We keep the price minimal at only £10 per person for the 2 hour session, so everyone can have access to professional voice training.
What are they?
One-to-one singing lessons but in a group format, with piano, guitar or digital accompaniment.
Why should I take a group session?
Heres 10 ways it could help you:
1 - Training your singing technique in a group helps you learn faster!
2 - Learn about your singing by watching others. You can actively take part or watch and listen!
3 - Everyone gets a chance to work on their voice.
4 - We can cover technique for all sounds, all styles and all levels of singer.
5 - We work on your choice of subject. Every singer and every session can be different.
6 - Its not part of a course, so you can attend a series of sessions or come and go as you please.
7 - Build confidence performing in front of an audience.
8 - Get positive opinions and ideas from other singers.
9 - We see that every singer has something they are good at.
10- Access a wealth of technical knowledge and years of singing experience.
Who is it for?
All singers are welcome. You will benefit from this session at any stage in your career. Some singers come to build confidence, some to solve vocal issues, some to learn new information, some for extra practice.
The group is different every time, so we adapt the style of lesson to suit the group. We can work together or individually. We ask every singer to bring a question, challenge or issue with a song they are singing and we take a look at it, one at a time, in the group. You may watch other singers working on their technique or let us know what you want to work on and we will provide the tools and techniques to make it work for you. If you have a song or sound you want to achieve, try to bring an example recording of the sound you want.
Recording room 2, Artist Studios, 10 King Square Avenue, Bristol, BS2 8HU
2pm to 4pm on the following Saturdays.
Upcoming 2018 dates include: 1st Sep, 15th Sep, 29th Sep, 13th Oct, 27th Oct, 24th Nov, 8th Dec, 22nd Dec. Seats are limited, so book your place now!
The following video on Support, from our resources page was recorded at one of our group singing lessons.
Our voice training CD is for singers who want to exercise their voice at home or warm up before a concert or recording. Its currently available with free delivery from our webpage, from Mickleburgh Pianos in Bristol or downloadable from iTunes and other online outlets.Listen to a sample below or click here for our CD webpage for more details. Top
Starting with a free consultation, you can use our Skype singing lessons when you can't get to the studio, or need to quickly brush up on your technique from wherever you are in the world. We can provide CVT lessons, we can work with your repertoire, we can work on your interpretation or you may have a specific vocal issue you need answers for. The skype lessons are fast and efficient despite the fact that we are working in two different locations. We have ways to communicate and get the best out of your voice without having to hear or see you in the same room. First session is a free consultation. Skype lessons are £36 per 45 min session. Please watch the following video for an introduction.
Please contact us to book your session to tell us about your singing and let us know what you would like to get from your session.