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)

Prices:

1/2 hour£18.00
1 hour£35.00

Location:

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.

Contact:

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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