Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach
Holly is a London-based singing teacher and vocal coach who has taught at many leading colleges including Mountview, London Studio Centre, ALRA, East 15 and Italia Conti and runs her own children's music company. She studied Classical Singing at Trinity College of Music gaining a BMus (hons) in 2003 and then studied Musical Theatre as a postgraduate at Mountview Academy, winning the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award in 2005.
Whilst working as a performer, Holly was introduced to the Estill model, and under the mentorship of Anne-Marie Speed, became a Certified Estill Master Trainer shortly before the birth of her son in 2018.
Since her certification, Holly has delivered Estill workshops to singing students and singing teachers in the UK and Europe, and teaches technical singing lessons at London Studio Centre and Mountview.
She teaches from her home in North London and online.
She has recently completed the Mental Health First Aid course with MHFA.
ESTILL MASTER TRAINER
Holly is a certified Estill Master Trainer. The Estill model separates the voice into 13 structures, with specific exercises, or figures to train and isolate them. This gives singers and speakers the power to utilise different Voice Qualities and colours and to make specific choices about how they want to sound, and train in a vocally healthy and efficient manner. It has no aesthetic bias and can be used for all styles of singing and speaking. Find out more here.
LESSONS AND COACHING
I love helping people find their voice and work at whatever level works for them to achieve their vocal goals. If you'd like to learn then I'd love to work with you!
I teach from my home in South Tottenham, easily accessible from Seven Sisters station, or online.
My regular teaching slots are Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons, with more flexiblity outside term time. I am not available to teach in the evenings.
2022 rate is £55 per hour
"I have gone to Holly over the years usually for audition prep or help with specific issues or placement. Her knowledge of the voice, Estill and especially her help with legit/soprano is amazing and I know I will always come out of a lesson feeling confident. I will absolutely be visiting Holly for more lessons especially after Covid to get back to performance level after a long break!”
1st Cover Cosette, Les Miserables (UK tour)
"I love lessons with Holly - she is a wonderful teacher as she combines fun and technique perfectly. We work through lots of different rep and apply exercises from the vocal warm-up to the songs I’m learning - meaning I come away feeling so content and that I’ve really improved. I’ve been her student since my training at Mountview and couldn’t recommend her more."
Morticia - The Addams Family (European Tour)
"Holly taught me throughout my time at drama school and she was consistently brilliant. I always loved Holly’s lessons and I left the course with so much more confidence in my singing voice. Her guidance and support is something I will always be grateful for. I’d definitely recommend Holly to anyone looking for a great teacher but also a lovely person too."