Teaching

Lisa Redford – Vocal Coach, Guitar and Ukulele Tutor

Warm, encouraging and supportive, I am a professional vocal coach and guitar tutor. With years of recording, touring and performing experience, I love sharing my skills and passion for music. I offer singing, guitar and beginner ukulele lessons in The Golden Triangle area of Norwich, Norfolk UK for all ages. I can also help you with your songwriting.

Sessions are tailored for you in a fun, relaxed environment that also ensure you’re equipped with a range of techniques.

I am also able to provide lessons via Skype or FaceTime.

Vocal Coach

I can help you prepare for an upcoming audition or performance and learn various vocal warm ups and exercises. You can also record your vocals and make quality demo recordings. I can also help you combat your nerves, learn various vocal techniques and help build your confidence.

I have written a piece about the importance of warming up your voice and included my favourite vocal warm ups. It is published in the Autumn 2018 edition of Songwriting Magazine:

In 2015 one of my talented students, Breeze Redwine, won the Pre-Teen Award at TeenStar, the UK’s biggest search for teenage and pre-teen singers at Birmingham’s NEC. She also achieved the highest score of the night from the prestigious industry judges and beautifully performed my song ‘Here Alone’

In 2016 she released her debut single called ‘Courage’ which I wrote for her.  The music video has had thousands of views on YouTube and is released on iTunes through Proper.

In 2016 she also won many awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts, an international performing arts talent competition and educational experience held annually in Hollywood. Among her many achievements, Breeze won 4 Golds, 2 Silvers and Overall Champion twice. She also won an Industry Award, meaning she is most likely to make it in the music industry.

In May 2018 Breeze also added another award to her growing list of achievements – winning Best Original Artist at The Youngstars South East Entertainment Awards.

Another original song “Trust” had a special video filmed for Norfolk Day and was also selected as BBC Introducing Track of the Week at BBC Radio Norfolk.

Guitar Lessons and Beginners Ukulele

My guitar and ukulele lessons are fun and enjoyable. Focussing on those beginning the guitar/ukulele or those aiming to follow the singer/songwriter path like myself, I ensure lessons are built around your aims and can teach you your favourite songs and riffs so that you’ll learn quickly.

Singing and guitar lessons take place in my comfortable, fully equipped teaching room in the Golden Triangle area of Norwich, where on street parking permits are provided.

Flexible times, competitive prices, lessons tailored for you.

To find out more please e-mail parrotrecords@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you and would be happy to help with any of your queries.

Testimonials

“Lisa has been an amazing vocal coach to my daughter Breeze. She has been having lessons for over 2 years and worked wonders with Breeze’s confidence, performance, breath control and vocal ability. She’s guided her through difficult songs and different styles while being constantly supportive and encouraging as well as regularly sending exercises and backing tracks. She has provided invaluable guidance and support for when Breeze has had major auditions in London and across the UK and Breeze recently won the Pre Teen Award at the prestigious national Teen Star competition at Birmingham’s NEC. Lisa has also been teaching Breeze guitar and she is already on her way to playing lots of songs. Thank you Lisa. We couldn’t have done it without you.” Jackie Redwine

Ian Edwards Photography: Breeze Redwine &emdash;

“Lisa has patiently been teaching me guitar for nearly four years, both electric and acoustic. She is calm, funny, friendly and very talented. My lessons are tailored to me, at my pace, at my level and to suit me. Times of lessons vary to suit me as my work schedule is varied; she is flexible. I thoroughly enjoy the lessons. The music we play is to my taste – she knows what I do not like! I learn something new every lesson.

Whatever your age, ability or music destination, Lisa is a patient, fun and musically gifted teacher. She is also based near Unthank Road in Norwich, which, for me is great.”
Rachel Lunness (age 51)

“As others have said, Lisa has a really patient and flexible approach to teaching. We had been meeting regularly at her home for ukulele lessons and then I moved! Now, we have lessons via Facetime and that really works for me. I’ve been able to continue learning without having to leave my sofa! But no, it’s really nice to have the consistency. I like Lisa’s bespoke take on content and she always makes sure to send any lesson material via email, ahead of time. She’s full of ideas and has a great ‘can do’ attitude. Lessons with Lisa are always really enjoyable!” Heidi Secker

“Since having singing lessons with Lisa, I’ve noticed dramatic changes in my voice, for example I always used to sing from my throat and I’d run out of breath very, very quickly. Lisa has sent me vocal exercises and backing tracks to practise at home, which I find very useful in preparation for the next lesson. It’s a great hobby, and it’s something that I look forward to doing each fortnight, which is quite funny because I actually have a singing phobia, but Lisa’s teaching style puts me at ease. Ann Marie Harrison

 “Lisa has really helped me with my vocals and given me so much more confidence with my singing. She has shown me some great vocal techniques which have really improved my singing.” Kate Yuill

“Before I started having singing sessions with Lisa, I didn’t feel confident anymore at my ability to sing. Since having the sessions with Lisa, she has helped me to gain my confidence back, she is friendly and approachable. She has shown me how to strengthen my breathing skills and support my core vocal ability and head voice. Sharing her vocal warm ups and techniques to attempt some challenging songs…Lisa is helping me to prepare for a big audition and thanks to Lisa the song I have chosen is broadening my vocal ability to a higher standard, Lisa is being patient and providing me with some really supportive feedback to progress further.” Rachael Francis

“My 10 year old daughter, Saskia, has been having guitar and singing lessons with Lisa. Within weeks of starting she went from not being able to play a thing to singing and playing many of her favourite songs.  Since then she has gone from strength to strength.  Lisa has been a real inspiration to Saskia.  She knows how to connect with children.  She’s vibrant and fun but at the same time nurturing and attentive.  It’s a real pleasure to hear my daughter perform.  Thanks Lisa.” Kerry Williams

“I have been attending vocal lessons with Lisa for about a year now, as a student at Access To Music I was looking for some extra support with my vocals. Lisa is honest, patient and understanding of my vocal needs. I have learnt what my voice is capable of, breathing technique’s and warm up exercise’s. All of these contribute to my new found confidence with regards to my singing. I would highly recommend Lisa for all your vocal needs.” Karl Moore

2 thoughts on “Teaching

  1. As others have said, Lisa has a really patient and flexible approach to teaching. We had been meeting regularly at her home for ukulele lessons and then I moved! Now, we have lessons via Facetime and that really works for me. I’ve been able to continue learning without having to leave my sofa! But no, it’s really nice to have the consistency. I like Lisa’s bespoke take on content and she always makes sure to send any lesson material via email, ahead of time. She’s full of ideas and has a great ‘can do’ attitude. Lessons with Lisa are always really enjoyable!

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