I do have some questions that people ask me all the time. So I will answer them.
I'm continually updating this page so if you have a query please email me. Click on my email address at the top of the page and I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can.
Where do I go for my lesson?
I teach all one-to-one and two-to-one lessons from my home in central Southampton.
The group singing classes and the vocal workshop will be taught in a venue which is yet to be confirmed.
The venue will still be in Southampton and hopefully near the city centre.
How often do I need to practise?
Little and often is better than practising for just an hour on Sunday afternoons. If you are a beginner then you only need to do 5 - 10 minutes four times a week.
But what if I forget to practise?
You're not the only one who forgets. There are far too many distractions; TV, Facebook, playing with the dogs....
In your learning plan we can set your practice times to fit around you. This will help you to remember and keep on track.
Can I do my Grade 8?
Of course you can. However, if you have set yourself a high goal such as this then do be prepared that I might say you're not ready yet.
But don't worry, we'll set your learning plan to get you there at your own pace.
* In a 2:1 lesson how come I'm paying for more than half?
* The reason for this is twofold. Firstly, in a 2:1 lesson you and your friend will both be doing shared activities over the hour.
The lesson isn't split right down the middle for half an hour each.
Secondly, before and after your lesson I have to plan and prepare for two students rather than one. So that extra bit pays for double the preparation time I have to put in to ensure you are still getting excellent teaching and making progress.
What if I can't come to my lesson?
Then please call or email me with at least 24 hours notice. If you're having a sick day then please let me know in the morning of your lesson.
If you want to switch your lesson to another time then drop me an email.
If you notify me after this time or do not show then you will need to pay for your missed lesson.
What if I want to stop having lessons?
Then please let me know. If you want to stop then tell me that you want to stop. Someone else might want lessons who can take your time slot.
With one week's notice I may be able to refund any outstanding payments.
Lastly, I find it bad manners to stop coming without any notice. I've experienced this too much in the past.