Joanne Cresswell

Singing teacher

Based in
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
Joanne Cresswell | Singing teacher

Rates: £40 p/h £20 p/half hour -substantial discounts available when you purchase a block of 5 lessons


Make an enquiry Phone: 07827966499
Skype

Based in the West Midlands, Vocanics (Vocal-Mechanics) offers expert singing tuition and developmental workshops.

With an emphasis on delivering the safest and most effective vocal training, the aim is to provide a massive learning ground to all those with a desire to sing better and see measurable results.

WE CUT THROUGH THE MYTHS AND ISSUES SURROUNDING SINGING. VOCANICS IS ABOUT FIXING THE FOUNDATIONS OF YOUR VOICE, IRONING OUT THE VOCAL ISSUES THAT FRUSTRATE YOU, CREATING A SOLID GROUND FOR YOUR VOICE TO GROW FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH.

ABOUT JOANNE CRESSWELL:

Joanne is a qualified dance teacher and professional Vocal Coach throughout the UK and overseas. With a professional dance background Joanne worked as a singer/dancer for TV choreographer Alan Harding in production shows throughout the UK, in addition to P&O Cruises and in multiple function bands for Bourne Leisure and Warner Holidays.

The inspiration to teach stemmed from personal experience of developing nodules. ‘I was living and working in London and had worked incredibly hard to find an agent to help me get better auditions for West End shows. I will never forget the feeling of your whole life being on hold. I look back now and see it as a great learning experience, but at the time it really knocked my confidence.’

In 2009 Joanne became a certified ‘Speech Level Singing’ instructor. Vocanics was created on the mission to provide the safest and most effective vocal tuition. 2012 marked huge progression when Joanne was hand selected to join an International Network of top Industry Professionals. In 2013 she became Operations Director for a global network of Voice Instructors founded in Los Angeles. The VocalizeU Teacher Network houses a collection of some of the most highly trained voice teaches world wide.

The Method
Vocology in Practice is a multidisciplinary technique based on the art and science of singing and the Vocology method of singing. The Vocology method is focused on bringing out your individual and unique sound in the healthiest way possible. VIP has a single, unified understanding of the science behind how the voice works. Why? Because it helps you to sing better!
VIP is here to promote and develop your artistry. With a huge network of knowledge to draw from, our student centered approach keeps us focused on the task at hand: Your goals. Your issues. Your artistic vision.

Vocology itself is a study of the voice that when put into practice, helps a person gain more vocal strength and fitness. Vocology itself is a term conceived by otolaryngologist Ingo Titze. Titze defines Vocology as “the science and practice of voice habilitation.” In this context, “to habilitate” means to “enable” or “equip for;” Titze places a strong emphasis is placed on habilitation.

From Pop to jazz to Musical Theatre, we understand the different nuances..

Our expert knowledge enables us to work specifically with multiple styles of singing. From commercial pop to musical theatre to opera, we understand the difference between the nuances that exist in different styles of singing .

Lessons are available in person and online via Skype.

‘There is no typical student. The more diverse, the more I learn. I am currently working with signed artists, nervous beginners and singers recovering from vocal injury.

Singing is universal. Regardless of your end goal or artistic interpretation, if the focus is to achieve the most from your voice, we will always have a common ground to work from. ‘
Joanne Cresswell.

Vocanics operates alongside it's sister company 'The Pencil Rooms' to create more opportunity for the aspiring singer:

In 2012 Joanne created The Pencil Rooms: a subsidiary company of vocanics aimed at creating more professional opportunity for singers throughout the UK outside of London. The Pencil Rooms is an artist development company for singers, songwriters and performing artists throughout the UK. The Pencil Rooms hosts a mentor team of industry professionals including award winning songwriters, Vocal Coaches for The Voice UK and Lead West End Performers. The Pencil Rooms provides expert knowledge in the fields of singing, songwriting, musical theatre and artist development.
The Pencil Rooms focuses around artist development in three areas: singing, songwriting, musical theatre. It also boasts a collective room. The Collective Room works in connection with independent radio stations. By process of determination we invest our time in the creative talent and growth of individuals demonstrating great proficiency. We actively align professional opportunities and seek to create work on behalf of members of the collective room.

The name stems from the freedom that a pencil brings to creativity… When you use a pencil, you instinctively have more freedom, because you are not approaching something with the view to make perfection – you are approaching it with the view to get stuck in, get messy and not fear the mistakes, because the nature of a pencil is you can erase. We want our artists to adopt this philosophy. To calve their careers as if they were holding a pencil, with complete freedom to create.

"The workshops are great opportunities for singers to meet, learn and gain critique from Industry Professionals, including West End Performers, Songwriters, Producers, and some of the UK’s most sort after Vocal Instructors. We also run regular ‘choir’ based workshops for those who simply wish to enjoy an afternoon of singing."
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‘Your voice is living. Look after it!’

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Can't Sing Won't Sing!

Aimed at the petrified! We are recruiting ladies and gents who love singing but are nervous, lack confidence and more to the point don’t believe they can sing! Join us on this mission! Group singing and expert tuition in a fun and friendly environment! No pressure to sing on your own!

Every Wednesday, 7pm-8pm. To enquire/book, contact us using the details below. Adults only.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Vocanics Voice Studio
Location: 
Kingswinford, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesday 7pm - 8.30pm ** Starting January 8th 2014** email [email protected]/call 0827 966499 to book!
Rates: 
£10 per session (£30 per month)

GOSPEL CHOIR WORKSHOP WITH JOSHUA ALAMU - SATURDAY MAY 20TH

GOSPEL CHOIR WORKSHOP WITH JOSHUA ALAMU

‘This is going to be a very exciting session in which the very essence of what Gospel music truly is will be explored and studied.

The sound, the nuances, the expressions and the heart of Gospel singing!

The song we will be working on is "Lovely day" by Kirk Franklin, originally by Bill Withers.

So... come prepared and come ready to let your voices go!’

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
TIME: 2pm – 4.30pm. COST: £30 (£25 concession to all those who ‘like’ us on face book / follow us on twitter. Additional discounts available for Group Bookings. VENUE: Kingswinford. MORE INFORMATION/ TO BOOK, CONTACT: W: www.vocanics.com E: [email protected] M: 07827 966 499

JOSHUA ALAMU: Celebrity and International Vocal Coach.
Most recently Josh has been auditioning singers all over the country for a new TV show called THE VOICE UK (BBC1). Joshua has worked with critically acclaimed artists such as Take That, West Life, Will Young, Beverley Knight, Daniel Beddingfield, 911, The Band with No Name, All saints and Joss Stone to name but a few….As one of the UK’s most sort after vocal coaches, Joshua has also assisted numerous church choirs including the London Community Gospel choir. Joshua's gospel background coupled with his time working with the LCGC created the foundation to his love for choirs and dynamic harmonies. Joshua was also part of the hugely popular ‘Don't Stop Believing’ (C5), which saw ‘all singing, all dancing’ groups and choirs competing for a top prize.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
KINGSWINFORD
Location: 
, WEST MIDLANDS, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday May 20th. 2pm - 4.30pm
Rates: 
£30 (£25 concession to all those who ‘like’ us on face book / follow us on twitter. £5 off per person for group bookings of ten or more

DIRTY DANCING MASTER CLASS:

CALLING ALL WITH A DREAM TO PERFORM!
WE ARE BRINGING THE WEST END TO YOU!!!!!!!!!

VOCANICS are excited to annouce their Dirty Dancing themed Musical Master Class, with current cast member of the West End Production, SANDY MOFFAT.

Learn the moves, sing the songs and shine like a star!!

Diddy is a singing/movement based workshop focussing on teaching participants and original musical movement/vocal section from the West End Show.

Work Shop to be delivered by SANDY MOFFAT:

Training: London Studio Centre.

Theatre credits include: Ensemble Swing in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Ensemble in Gaddaffi: A Living Myth (English National Opera at the Coliseum); Ensemble Swing in We Will Rock You (Koln, Germany); Ensemble and understudy to The Prince in Snow White (Llandudno); Singer in Songs For A New World (De Valois, London); Singer in The Ghost of Mrs Muir.

Television credits include: Singer in Wetten Das - Live With Queen (ZDF Germany); Dancer in The Ultimate Chart Show (RTL Germany); Dancer and Singer in Allianz Arena Opening (SAT 1/ZDF Germany); Featured actor in Smack The Pony (Channel 4); Dancer in 'V' Music Video (Universal Records).

Recording credits include: Original Cast Recording We Will Rock You (Parlophone Records); A live television recording with Queen of We Will Rock You - Around The World (The Transister Project).

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
fortnocks Health Club,
Location: 
8 Stallings Lane Kingswinford , West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Sunday 3rd April 2011 - 4.30pm-7pm 16 years and above
Rates: 
£20

DIRTY DANCING MASTER CLASS:demi dancers!!

CALLING ALL 10-15 YEAR OLDS!
WE ARE BRINGING THE WEST END TO YOU!!!!!!!!!

VOCANICS are excited to annouce their Dirty Dancing themed Musical Master Class, with current cast member of the West End Production, SANDY MOFFAT.

Learn the moves, sing the songs and shine like a star!!

Diddy is a singing/movement based workshop focussing on teaching participants and original musical movement/vocal section from the West End Show.

Work Shop to be delivered by SANDY MOFFAT:

Training: London Studio Centre.

Theatre credits include: Ensemble Swing in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Ensemble in Gaddaffi: A Living Myth (English National Opera at the Coliseum); Ensemble Swing in We Will Rock You (Koln, Germany); Ensemble and understudy to The Prince in Snow White (Llandudno); Singer in Songs For A New World (De Valois, London); Singer in The Ghost of Mrs Muir.

Television credits include: Singer in Wetten Das - Live With Queen (ZDF Germany); Dancer in The Ultimate Chart Show (RTL Germany); Dancer and Singer in Allianz Arena Opening (SAT 1/ZDF Germany); Featured actor in Smack The Pony (Channel 4); Dancer in 'V' Music Video (Universal Records).

Recording credits include: Original Cast Recording We Will Rock You (Parlophone Records); A live television recording with Queen of We Will Rock You - Around The World (The Transister Project).

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Fortnocks Health Club,
Location: 
8 Stallings Lane Kingswinford , west Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Sunday 3rd April @ 2.45pm-4.15pm
Rates: 
£10

DIRTY DANCING MASTER CLASS: diddy dancers!!

CALLING ALL 6-9 YEAR OLDS!
WE ARE BRINGING THE WEST END TO YOU!!!!!!!!!

VOCANICS are excited to annouce their Dirty Dancing themed Musical Master Class, with current cast member of the West End Production, SANDY MOFFAT.

Learn the moves, sing the songs and shine like a star!!

Diddy is a singing/movement based workshop focussing on teaching participants and original musical movement/vocal section from the West End Show.

Work Shop to be delivered by SANDY MOFFAT:

Training: London Studio Centre.

Theatre credits include: Ensemble Swing in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Ensemble in Gaddaffi: A Living Myth (English National Opera at the Coliseum); Ensemble Swing in We Will Rock You (Koln, Germany); Ensemble and understudy to The Prince in Snow White (Llandudno); Singer in Songs For A New World (De Valois, London); Singer in The Ghost of Mrs Muir.

Television credits include: Singer in Wetten Das - Live With Queen (ZDF Germany); Dancer in The Ultimate Chart Show (RTL Germany); Dancer and Singer in Allianz Arena Opening (SAT 1/ZDF Germany); Featured actor in Smack The Pony (Channel 4); Dancer in 'V' Music Video (Universal Records).

Recording credits include: Original Cast Recording We Will Rock You (Parlophone Records); A live television recording with Queen of We Will Rock You - Around The World (The Transister Project).

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Fortnocks Health Club,
Location: 
8 Stallings Lane Kingswinford , West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Sunday 3rd April, 1pm-2.30pm
Rates: 
£10

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

THE SMALL PRINT

STUDIO POLICIES

24 hour cancellation policy: The full rate will be charged for all lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice prior to the scheduled time.

Students will be provided with a practice CD at each lesson, and are expected to practice with the most recent lesson CD daily (short, frequent practice times are recommended.)

Payments may be made by cash or cheque,

We reserve the right to discontinue lessons with any student for any valid reason at our discretion.


Payment is due at the time of services.
 A 10% late fee will be assessed for all late payments.


Lesson fees are non-transferable.



Make an enquiry Phone: 07827966499
Skype

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