Matt Martin

Singing teacher

Based in
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Also teaches in bootle, Bootle and other Merseyside areas within reason, Crosby, litherland, Liverpool, seaforth, Waterloo
Matt Martin | Singing teacher

Rates: £20.00 per hour


Make an enquiry Phone: 07871533362

Matt began singing in the St Edmund of Canterbury Choir age 7, and began taking singing lessons with the Concordia Music School where he was classically trained from the age of 14 by the late Gerald Hunt.

Matt passed several exams with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and competed in many competitions affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals for Music Dance & Drama, including the City of Liverpool Performing Arts Festival, where he won 4 gold medals and 1 silver in 2007 and was runner up voice of the year in 2008. Matt joined ‘Una Voce Opera Company’ in 2005 where he performed at the annual opera supper, and undertook a master class with Dr Robert Alderson, Senior Vocal tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Matt studied performing arts at King George v college and appeared in several stage productions with various theatre companies. Matt played ‘Dickon’ in the WCTC musical ‘The Secret Garden’ in 2006, ‘Nicholas Beckett’ in ‘What the Butler Saw’ and ‘Abanazer’ in Aladdin the Pantomime in 2007.

Matt has been singing professionally since 2010, when he supported Britain’s got talent finalists ‘Connected’ and was featured on Dune Fm in the ‘Live Sounds’ show with presenter Martin Hovden.

In 2011 Matt performed at Her Majesty’s theatre in London’s West End at a variety show hosted by Comedian Bobby Dazzler. Matt also performed at the Annual British Classical Dance Awards, DLIB Liverpool business awards, and at Liverpool Pride.

In 2012 Matt appeared In Southport Spotlights production of ‘The Producers’ which was featured on Elaine Paige’s show ‘Break a Leg’ on BBC Radio 2, and took part in Channel 4’s Television show ‘The Audience’.

In 2013 Matt performed on board the only 3 masted wooden tall ship of its kind ‘The Kathleen & May’, as well as performing at several weddings and corporate events.

As well as performing occasionally Matt now runs ‘Bellissimo Liverpool’ singing school, teaching 1:1 lessons specialising in Musical Theatre, German Lieder, Italian Opera, Pop, and Jazz. Matt is registered with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College London, and London College of Music, and is a Friend of the British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Drama.

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

All 1:1 lessons are tailored to the individual student and are £15.00 per 45 minute session (usually at the same time each week).

All ages (6+) and abilities are welcome.Students can choose to specialise in:

Musical Theatre
Classical Italian Opera
German Lieder
pop
Jazz

or can mix the styles.

Holistic Approach

I take a holistic (whole) approach to teaching.

Singing is predominantly physical. In lessons you will learn how to use your stomach, lungs, throat, mouth, and the rest of your body to support and produce your best sounds, but to get the best out of your overall performance you will also learn how to use your mind. Many (but by no means all) barriers that singers face are psychological (For example "I can't hit that note").

Every student and every song is different. In lessons we will usually focus on 1 or 2 songs in each session, focusing on a new element each time we practice the song (for example diction and pronunciation, breathing and phrasing, putting emotion into the song, and then we will combine the elements to produce a perfect performance.

All Bellissimo students receive their own sheet music with rehearsal material (piano or instrumental) on CD, and get extensive guidance and support outside of lessons (at no extra cost) via the student resources page, where I post tutorial videos on techniques, as well as articles on subjects such as "Confidence Building", "Learning a song", and "Preparing for public performances".

I use a combination of vocal, physical, and mental techniques and exercises to get the very best out of my students, for example:

Scales & Arpeggio's (to increase range)
The feather and the wall exercise (to increase or decrease volume and power)
Stomach and Diaphragm exercises - to strengthen your muscles
Breathing techniques - to increase lung capacity and sustain power
Facial exercises - to relax the muscles in the face
Vowel shaping - to produce proper vowel sounds

Some people like to learn to sing for pleasure, some are just starting out, others are amateur or professional performers preparing for a show or audition. Some students enter Festivals (Competitions), Some students want to prepare for examinations in singing and to get internationally recognised qualifications to progress onto or support further or higher education and enhance their CV.

Whatever your specialism, ability, or reason for taking singing lessons the lessons will be tailored to get the best out of you and support your individual development.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07871533362

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