INSPIRING VOCAL COACH
Mary's wide and varied experience in all areas of singing and performance leave her uniquely placed to coach students and professional singers and actors in a wide variety of techniques, musical styles and English diction.
"Your presence made a huge difference to the recording, it was not only important but essential!"
- Magdalena Kozena - Cole Porter recordings, Prague.
Mary has learned to solve many technical problems over the years in her varied career. She can give advice and insights for performance whether on the largest stage or in intimate spaces. and understands the different vocal requirements for singers working with microphones live and in the studio. Additionally she can help develop sight singing, recording and session singing skills .
Through her voice training as an actor she can help bridge the gap between speech and singing - a common problem for those who are not so comfortable using their singing voice.
workshops and masterclasses
Mary's workshops include "Investigating Vocal Recording Techniques".
'I love studio recording - the challenge of giving a performance that will sound great on repeated hearings as well as capturing a moment in time that sounds spontaneous and fresh. As with most things in music having knowledge and technique frees you up to be creative. Recording is very different from live performance and there are tricks to learn not just to do with the technology but also concentration, commitment and vocal colours'
This and other programmes are suitable for conservatoire and university students.
"Singing makes you feel great! The connection with your breathing - your core - and making a wonderful noise is powerful stuff! I can help you feel more confident and find the joy in whatever kind of singing you want to do..."