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About Mandy H.
Brilliant vocal tutor with 26 years experience as a singing teacher
Mandys philosophy is that everyone can learn to sing, and to sing with ease.
Mandy is a professional singer and vocal tutor/singing teacher from east London. She has been teaching since 1996. Her background is in performing arts, music, audio, youth & childrens work and informal and higher education.
She teaches vocal technique and expression (performance) to individuals and groups and runs vocal workshops, group vocal training and singing courses. She loves troubleshooting & fixing voices, equipping people with the tools they need to sing better and freer. She has a knack for spotting and drawing out the best in people and helping them find their voice and reach their potential.
Mandy creates a friendly, supportive atmosphere, with lots of fun and enough gentle challenges to ensure steady growth.
Mandy teaches people of all ages and abilities, but especially teenagers and adults. She leans mostly towards soul, neo soul, jazz, gospel and RnB, but does teach other genres too.
- During school term times: Mondays and Saturdays. Some other times might be possible
- During school holidays: Most days and times may be possible
"A TEACHER WHO HELPS YOU EXCEL AT WHAT YOU DO BY EXCELLING AT WHAT SHE DOES”
"Mandy is an excellent singing teacher who is capable of giving you a sense of direction where it may not have seemed possible. She specialises in vocal technique and through a vast amount of expertise and experience, teaches exercises and gives advice that will be useful to singers of all ages and experiences. Through attending Mandy's lessons I personally have gained so much knowledge on different areas of singing such as: vocal control, projection, harmony, vibrato and so on. I would strongly recommend singers of any level to invest in themselves by grabbing these excellent opportunities where not only will you be able to see improvements in your vocals, but in your confidence and character as well."
- Semi-pro singer
"THE IDEAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE"
"Mandy is a terrific Singing teacher and motivator. She excels at tapping into the potential of individuals, and always challenges others to explore the capabilities of their voice. Her expertise and knowledge of singing ensures that she provides highly useful advice which aids the development of the singer. Her invaluable experience and longevity also speaks for itself. Lessons covered Technique, Control, Pitching, Harmonies and much more, to ensure that we can be as complete as possible. I strongly advise others to invest in this learning experience, as not only will it build confidence, but also helps tremendously to perfect your craft and tap into hidden potential that you may not even know was there!"
- Semi-pro singer
"FUN, FLEXIBLE AND HIGHLY INFORMATIVE - LEARNED LOADS WITH EASE”
"Mandy instantly puts you at ease - you have fun, and before you know it you've learned loads without even realising it. She can make what you thought was difficult seem easy, and you don't feel intimidated despite her immense knowledge when it comes to all things vocal. And to top it all off, as you'll hear when she demonstrates - she has the voice to back it up...and then some! I increasingly find myself recommending her to friends and colleagues of all different levels, which speaks for itself".
- Professional sound engineer, musician and song writer
"GREAT SINGING TEACHER"
"I think Mandy is an excellent singing teacher. She really knows her stuff and works hard to bring out the best in her students. She creates great resources that make learning fun and help tune up your ears. If you want a thoughtful teacher who will care about your progress then I really recommend her. The teaching was clearly well informed on all scientific aspects of the way the human voice works. Tuition was delivered with warmth and inspiring encouragement. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about using their voice".
- Professional community musician
"MANDY DRAWS OUT THE GOLD FROM PEOPLE"
"Mandy is an incredible person! She is truly gifted not only to sing and teach, but to draw out the gold from people. When I first started singing I hated my voice and did not believe I could sing let alone that being a potential career path!? I thank God that despite my negative attitude she saw something worth fighting for and she would not let me give up. She vocal trained me and taught me to believe in myself. I am now a professional singer and if it had not been for her I would have given up years ago. Whoever is lucky enough to have Mandy as a vocal trainer I can truly say you are in GOOD hands!"
- Professional singer
- MA Audio Production
- BA (hons) Commercial Music
- Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts
- Level 3 Diploma Youth Work. Certificate in Music Workshop Skills
- Foundation studies Dance Movement Psychotherapy
- Level 3 City and Guilds EaT (Education and Training) Teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector
- Vocal Health First-Aider (and currently training as a Vocal Habilitation Professional)
- Trained singing for lung health leader
- Trained Arts awards advisor (bronze and silver)
Member of... The British Voice Association. Singing for Health Network. Singing for Lung Health Network. Sound connections. Musicians Union.
Fully CRB/DBS checked (including the update service) and insured. CACHE registered.
- Freelance private and group vocal tutor/trainer/singing teacher, vocal workshop leader and choir director since 1996
- CEO of Amaris Arts since September 2012 (Singing Courses, Workshops, Soul Choir, Learning Resources, Network events)
- Vocal tutor at... Jo Richardson Community School Dagenham. Langdon Academy East ham. Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton
Previously: Park School for Girls, Ilford. Stewart Headlam primary school, Tower Hamlets. Plashet school, east ham. Chadwell heath academy. Hawkswood PRU, Chingford. Trust In Harmony Community choir, East London NHS mental health trust. Kingsford school, Becton. St Angelas school, Forest gate. Forest gate community school. New Vic college. Newham Music Academy
- Backing singer for Noel Robinson (Integrity Music) since May 2010
- Part of Kingdom Worship movement since 2011 (Backing vocals for Israel Houghton, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Hillsong, Dave Bilbrough, Sonnie Badu, Noel Richards, Lara Martin, Mark Beswick, Ben Cantelon, Lou Fellingham, Elim sound, Donna Akodu, Aaron T Aaron, Godfrey Birtill, Marcia Walder-Thomas, Mark Stevens, Seth and Nirva, Dani Miche and more).
Previously: Sound of tha Saintz (formerly directed by the late Solomon Facey), House Of Troops (and backing vocals for Support UK Gospel acts), Session singing for Visual Ministries, worship team at River Church Canning town, backing vocals for Denyse Anyogu, and my own original material. Backing for Helen Yousaf, Steve and Velveta Thompson, Joseph Perry, Jon Bilbrough, Carren Richards and as part of International Ministry Singers live for Beverley Crawford and Twinkie Clark. Naomi Thompson, Higher praise, worship team for Grace London, IGC Burnt oak and City Gates. Obsessions choir, Voices United choir. Session singing with Taw Music and Sound of Distinction Ltd. Acoustic Soul/RnB/Jazz with Andy Black (guitar) at the bar of the Theatre Royal, Stratford, East London, 2006-2011