Build confidence and understand your voice!
I teach you how you can train your own voice.
My name is Ben Woodward and I've been teaching since 2001, working with beginners, rock bands, musical theatre students, solo artists and more recently I've been teaching CVT singers and other teachers from around the world.
My teaching style is carefully formulated to get the best out of your voice in as short a time as possible. Therefore we can get results in as short as 10 mins.
My lessons are adjusted to your requirements. I focus holistically on technique, interpretation and music and I apply what you learn directly to the songs of your choice. A training CD is available for extra exercises if needed.
My authorisation with the Complete Vocal Institute, Copenhagen, means that you have a wealth of the latest research available to you, in order to train and produce any vocal sound in a healthy way.
My teaching is different: To me you are not a student or pupil, you are a singer as soon as you walk in to my studio. Even if you've never sung before, you've taken the first steps towards using your voice in an effective way led by expert knowledge, so that you can benefit from effortless singing, extending your range, your sustain and your volume and being able to use all sounds the human voice can make whilst protecting your voice from damage.
Lessons are planned to encourage your singing in a positive way and build your confidence. To me, you are the artist of your own voice. We need to work to make your singing sustainable and give you ultimate control so you can choose the sounds and dictate your taste in style.
One-to-one lessons @ Artist Studios
My private singing lessons give you total freedom to explore your voice with expert guidance. I'm equally happy working with beginners as I am with professional singers. I know that there is always something you want to develop further and I can facilitate your development with simple tools and solid background technique to get the best out of your singing in a very short space of time.
I give concrete explanations to starters and premium singers and I make it my job to communicate it in a way that you will understand.
Taking the regular lessons with my standard service, you can expect a fast and fun yet professional and informative approach to singing. You will be taught the simplicity of effortless singing regardless of any taste or stylistic bias. You will leave every session empowered with a stronger voice and greater knowledge in how to build and maintain that strength. Above all, the confidence you have in your voice will increase as you will know much more about how to use it!
As a premium service client you are treated as a professional. We can cover anything and everything that you need in your sessions, whether that is general technique or specific tools to achieve a certain vocal effect. I'm also available to help singers with troubleshooting vocal issues, emergency aid, interpretation for auditions or performances and I can help with recordings at your own studio or at mine.
To book your lesson, just contact me.
Premium Service: £50
For advanced singers, professionals and teachers: Take top-up lessons on a one-off or short term basis. This service gives you high level professional training that focuses on particular skills and if you have a problem with your voice, I guarantee that I will help you solve the issue. Book a session.
Starter Service: £36
Lessons for beginners who want weekly lessons where you are guaranteed to do more than just sing songs! I teach you the tools that will tackle any obstacle and train you technique that is specific to your voice. You will sing your choice of songs and I can accompany on guitar, piano or backing track. Book a session.
Skype singing lessons
Take one-to-one lessons by Skype to get personalised training that is tailored to your needs from wherever you are!
You will receive the same expert guidance as with one-to-one lessons, however we don't need to be in the same room! There are very few disadvantages of working by Skype, so I can give you instruction just as I would if you were in my studio. All you need is a place you can sing freely without interruptions and a good broadband connection. A 20 min Skype lesson is £15, 45 min is £34 and 60 min is £45.To book your session, just send me an email or use the booking form.
Custom video lessons are only £5 and can be used when you can't get a time to do a Skype lesson.To use this, please send me a video of your singing and some points about what you would like to improve. I can then reply with the techniques for you to practice.
Group singing lessons @ Artist Studios
I run fortnightly group singing and songwriting lessons on Saturday afternoons for only £10 per person. The next group singing lesson is on Sat 2nd September at 2pm followed by group songwriting the week after.
This is an excellent opportunity to be emmersed in vocal technique for 2 hours. We may cover some overall principles of singing and work with singers who have brought particular vocal challenges to the session. We move fast and aim to solve each issue as they happen.
For instance, a singer has been working on Listen by Beyonce, but has been having trouble with the higher notes after the bridge. We can look at solutions for their voice to achieve the sound they want. The rest of the group will apply the technique too and see how it works for them.
Get in touch to join the next group lesson.
CD: Contemporary Voice Training
My CD provides you with a routine of exercies to warm up and train your singing. Its on sale for only £10 and I offer free delivery within the UK. Also available on iTunes for £7.99.
The following clip is an example of one exercise on my CD. For more information and for the CD booklet, please click here.
Online Singing Courses
For the singing enthusiasts who want to know more! These courses contain valuable information about how to train your voice. I present some simple answers to common questions, we debunk some common myths and legends about singing and give you the best workout for your voice. Module 1 on Support for Singing is now available at SimplifySinging.com for £29.99.
Please click here to visit my resources page at the Artist Studios website.
Other music tuition and services:
I also teach guitar and piano lessons where you will learn the music theory behind the songs. I work by training your ear to pick up the details and get to know the background theory very quickly.
My songwriting lessons cover all fundamentals of creative lyric writing and apply it to composition skills and music theory on piano or guitar.
My recording studio is available to all of my clients. We can record your music to any standard of perfection! If you want to make a quick demo or mix a full album with live musicians, I can help you make it happen. For performing artists, Artist Studios Ltd can also help you with publishing, sync and pitch, EDK press kits, PRS/PPL assistance, online distribution, bespoke backing-track production, video production, photography, website design and drum tuition.