Singing lessons with Jules

The move to a virtual world has allowed me to open up my teaching studio to more pupils from all over the UK – and around the world! I have some spaces coming up from July so please get in touch (julesrendell@gmail.com or info@julesrendell.co.uk) if you’re interested. The only requirement from you is that you practice between each lesson! So what can you expect?

I’ve been teaching for over 15 years – both young people and adults, pop music, classical, jazz, musical theatre and songwriting, taking people of all ages through exams (ABRSM, Trinity, Rockschool), preparing artists for performances and recordings, and seeing everyone improve and enjoy themselves. I started my career studying opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, but now I mostly sing soul, gospel, pop and jazz, so I have loads of experience and knowledge in these genres. By being on this website, you’ll most likely know that I write and release my own songs too.

What do you get from me?

  • Access to an ever growing library of vocal exercises to increase your range, control, vocal agility and tone. Plus PDFs explaining the basics of vocal technique.
  • Backing tracks for the songs you are working on, either made by me in my studio, or bought online. (The cost of any new tracks may be invoiced to you.)
  • PDFs of sheet music of songs – I have a large music library! (The cost of new sheet music of songs that you request to learn may also be invoiced to you.)
  • Materials for any supporting musicality learning resources e.g. sight signing, aural tests, harmony, theory.
  • Introduction to new artists, videos to support your learning, a plan for your singing journey.
  • Lots of encouragement, laughter, growth in confidence, improved posture and being challenged!

Pop/Soul music

Learn songs from 2020 back to 1960.

Work on vocal agility – riffs, runs, adlibs

Learn about tone, phrasing, how to control register changes and improvisation

Opportunity to take Rockschool exams.

Microphone and performance technique

Sing songs of your choice or be led by me

Classical music

Learn songs from all historical music periods – from Early & Baroque to Contemporary

Learn songs in Italian, French, German and Spanish as well as English

Work through ABRSM and Trinity exams

Learn to sight sing and take Grade 5 Theory

Explore performance and acting in song – learn to communicate character and emotion

Increase your range

Songwriting

Work on improving lyrics, rhyme, metaphor and subject matter

Find out how melodic phrasing can transform a lyric from 50 -100%

Learn about chord structures, inversions and other chord extensions to make your song more interesting

Set assignments to help the creative juices flow

Creative coaching – what are you doing with your songs and how can we take your art to the next level

What You Will Need

For online lessons, you need a computer, laptop or iPad set up at the right height, preferably near the router at home for the best WiFi service. Plug in some headphones. Either use the laptop/iPad mic or the mic on your headphones – or, if you are more advanced, use a condenser microphone. I can help you set this up if you need.

You will also need a separate device, eg phone or iPad to play the backing tracks.

To make the most of our lesson, you’ll need to make notes, and the best way to do this is on the sheet music you are learning. So either 

  • print it off in advance or 
  • have it on another device and take notes on a separate note pad or 
  • use the edit /pencil function on your device’s PDF viewer.

How much does it cost?

Lessons are £28 for 35 minutes, £36 for 45 minutes and £50 for an hour. You’ll be invoiced for each month. You can have weekly or fortnightly lessons.

Any questions?

Get in touch if you’d like to know more by emailing me at julesrendell@gmail.com or info@julesrendell.co.uk 

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