Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston

Singing Teacher in Glasgow

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Personal Description: I am an experienced voice teacher, singer, accompanist and offer professional training for all ability levels in a fun, safe, non-pressured environment.

Tutoring Experience: All ages and abilities welcomed! Working on a freelance basis with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, I have been a member of the music staff for National Boys Choir providing singing lessons, musicianship work and accompanist. Moreover, as a peripatetic vocal instructor for Youth Music Initiative, I delivered Kodaly based singing and musicianship lessons and led vocal workshops for various local authorities. I am a fully qualified secondary music teacher with experience of preparing pupils for ABRSM/Trinity/SQA exams and working with students who have learning difficulties as well as speech and language pathology. Having a strong commitment to improving my teaching practice, I regularly attend singing teacher training courses with Vocal Process (a multi-genre, vocal education CPD provider) and the British Voice Association which I’m a member of.

Tutoring Approach: Students are taught in a safe and friendly environment to ensure that they feel comfortable and at ease to try something new or different – without judgement. Lessons focus on achieving the goals of the individual singer. Some clients come for weekly lessons or, due to time constraints, prefer to have drop-in sessions when they have specific projects and require support. Examples of the type of work I undertake with clients includes:

  • singing for wellbeing – focusing on body, breath, ease of singing and fun song
  • audition preparation – guidance in choosing appropriate songs and memorising of cuts
  • singing grade examinations – teaching of songs and supporting studies
  • targeted song work – unpicking the tricky section of a song
  • vocal coaching – working on the musical and performance targets of a song

All of the above will feature the development of a client’s vocal technique: alignment; tone; range; breath management; and performance through exercises and repertoire specific to the client. I do not apply a cookie cutter approach to working with students. In collaboration with students, I plan lessons that help each individual to develop at a pace appropriate for them whilst ensuring the atmosphere is fun. If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a consultation.

Vocal Genre/Style(s): Opera/Lieder/Oratorio/Art Song Musical theatre Contemporary Folk

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • University of Strathclyde (2016) – Secondary Education (Music) (PGCE)
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2012) – Voice (MMus)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2008) – Piano (BMus)


1/2 hour£18.00
1 hour£35.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Glasgow G51 1ND, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online singing lessons. For more information about my singing lessons simply get in touch.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

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