About Me

About

My passion for education quickly grew during my time at university. After learning all the amazing things vocal coaching could do for a singers voice, I dived into the why’s and how’s. I found great pleasure in sharing all that I had learned with the upcoming generations and have since been keen to keep researching what helps us to learn, as well as keeping myself constantly learning, to help me help others achieve their musical goals.

I have been teaching singing to all ages and abilities for 6 years, as well as piano from beginners to grade 5. I’ve been singing for over 15 years myself. I am a vocal health and development specialist, and really enjoy delivering healthy singing habits in a fun and relaxed environment.

Location

42 Winton Road Reading RG2 8HJ United Kingdom (UK)

Geolocation

51.4623271,-0.9811126999999998

Instrument(s) Taught

Music Theory, Piano, Singing

Where do lessons take place?

Student's House, Online

Instrument

Singing, Piano, Music Theory

Lesson Type

In-Person

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£45

45 mins

36.50

30 mins

£28

Other Lesson Prices

Lessons are paid for in advance at the beginning of each month. In some circumstances, extra charges may apply for travel costs or in the event there are more than 1 student in the allocated lesson time.

Payment Plans

Monthly

Payment Options

Cash, Check / Cheque, Online Bank Transfer, Stripe

Cancelation & Rescheduling Policy

48 hour cancellation policy – If you let us know you can’t make a lesson in advance of this, we will be happy to re-arrange the lesson at a time that’s convenient for you, or refund you where this is not possible. Any cancellations within this time frame will mean the lesson is lost.

Contact Me

Get in Touch

Levels & Ages

Skill Levels Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5), Intermediate (Grades 5-8), Advanced (Grade 8 and above), Professional Musicians/Teachers

Ages Taught

5+

Lesson Sizes

One-to-One

Graded Exam Preparation

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), Music Teachers’ Board (MTB Exams), Rockschool

Professional Affiliations

Musician’s Union

Performance Opportunities, Performance Coaching & Accompaniment Services

For students over the age of 18, There are an immense amount of open mics around the local area, these are a great place to showcase your learning, without the pressure of an examination. As someone who attends these events regularly, I promise you, the crowds are lovely, and its always a good night out!

I am happy to help a client prepare for whatever it is they want to do with their voice, whether that’s an audition, an exam, a particularly tricky technique to master, or just to gain a basic understanding and enjoy to freedom that singing can bring to the soul.

I offer professional vocal health advice sessions, at an increased rate of £65 for 1hr 15 minutes.  In these sessions, we explore how to improve your overall vocal health, and assess you for any vocal concerns you may have. I am not qualified to diagnose any vocal conditions, however I do have many contacts for people to signpost you towards should anything concerning come from the assessment. If you are a singer in distress and not sure where to turn, then this is a perfect place for you to start to get back on track.

When did you start teaching?

2018

Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Blues, Country, Disco, Funk, Hip hop, Jazz, Music for Children, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul music

Languages

Languages Spoken

English

Reviews

Reviews

May 15, 2021

“Absolute diamond coach. She’s taken my years of poor technique, bad habits, and dangerous singing and converted it into a much healthier approach. Thanks to Deanna I’ve got the resources and tools I need to tackle any vocal work I have to do!”

Joe Boult Professional Guitarist
Verified
May 15, 2021

“Deanna is a brilliant singing teacher. She makes the lessons fun whilst focusing on specific techniques and exercises to improve your singing ability. I look forward to my singing lessons and would recommend Deanna to anyone wanting to learn to sing.”

Suzanne Rhodes Singing Student
Verified
May 15, 2021

“Deanna’s passion for vocal geekery is unrivalled. Her determination to find what works, through research and experience, is evident in the way she approaches her own training and in her teachings. With Deanna, you’re placing yourself in extremely conscientious and well-informed hands”

Steve Giles Expert Vocal Coach Singfinity The Naked Vocalist Vocology in Practice
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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Certificates:

None, UK: DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Do you currently have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes

Supported Learning

Supporting Students with SEN / Additional Access Requirements

Blind or Partially Sighted, Multi-Sensory Needs, Wheelchair Access Requirements, Limb Loss / Difference Related Access Requirements, Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse, Speech, Language or Communication Needs, Moderate Learning Needs, Social, Emotional or Mental Health Related Requirements

Experience Teaching Blind or Partially Sighted Students

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Student with Multi-Sensory Needs

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Wheelchair Access Requirements

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students who are on the Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Speech, Language or Communication Needs

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Moderate Learning Needs

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Severe Learning Needs

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Profound & Multiple Learning Needs

Limited Experience

Profile Details

First Name

Deanna

Last Name

Wicks

Username

deanna-wicks