Gemma Higgins

Gemma Higgins

Singing Teacher in Birmingham

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Do you love singing? Maybe you want to try it as a hobby? Come and take some online singing lessons with me. I’m vocal teacher Gemma Higgins, fully DBS checked.

I have many years of working in the music industry! Gaining my First Diploma in Performing Arts at college, Music Education Teacher Cert at ABRSM, recording songs and performing in shows and pantomime, to singing on the live circuit in bands and in my acoustic duo Acoustical. I would love to hear from you. I can help you to improve your technique, tone, pitching and listening skills.

Health benefits of singing are well documented:

Singing improves your mood, releases endorphins and is a very effective stress reliever.

Singing is so important because it builds self-confidence and promotes self-esteem.  I have always believed it is a fantastic way of bringing different ages and abilities to come together and create something special.

Your voice is your instrument and needs constant care and attention, warm-ups prepare you for the intense vibrations that come along with singing.  It gives you a working structure to look after your precious instrument and makes your voice aware.

Believe it or not, singing also makes you very productive! It requires you to isolate parts of your body but also to keep everything working together and creates a unique self-awareness of what the whole body is doing.  The more you practice getting used to your voice, the more confidence you will have in yourself.

Having good vocal control, tone, clear phrasing and vocal support is so important and is the basis for singing.  I thoroughly believe in active listening while singing. Listening skills are so important and a valuable life skill, and is incredibly valuable training.

As any vocal coach will tell you, breathing exercises are absolutely essential for good singing.   Breathing exercises give the singer a solid foundation from which to work.  Take care of the voice, I will provide you with all the support needed, with vocal health in mind your voice will serve you well for many years to come.

The way to develop a good singing voice is to practice each of the points above, improving your voice and more.

Performance skills and singing bring magic combined, mastering the craft of singing with stage presence brings energy and charisma, you are bringing something meaningful to the audience, and setting aside practice sessions will concentrate on integrating voice and movement.  All such important skills.

Singing encourages you to express your emotions and sharpen your abilities to communicate whilst exercising lip and tongue movement.  And one of the biggest benefits of singing is the repeated use of the ‘memory muscle’.

Having a good means of having a good voice throughout a song, not just every now and then.  Consistent volume, tone, pitching, support and style are most conducive to consistent singing.  Learning these vocal techniques will help you become a complete singer, your technique becomes greater than the sum of its parts when working on multiple facets of your voice.

Simple vocal techniques include:

  • Vibrato
  • Breath control
  • Humming
  • Diction
  • Phrasing
  • Lip roll arpeggio

Improvement is more rapid and steady when having the required knowledge and skills to develop your vocal instrument. Just as an athlete would never begin a training session without first stretching, it is never recommended that a singer jumps into intense vocal demands without first allowing the voice to warm up properly.

Look after your voice, and your voice will look after you.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • 2001 – Solihull College – Gained First Diploma in Performing Arts
  • 2002 – Album of original songs recorded with the producer of UB40
  • 2007 – Solo Female Vocalist on the club circuit
  • 2013 – Pantomime show run ‘Aladdin’ at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall as lead character Jasmin
  • 2018-2020 – Lead vocalist of band ‘Partners in crime’ performing on the club circuit, venues such as weddings
  • 2019 to present – Vocal Teacher at company ‘Born2Sing’
  • 2020 to present – Vocalist in Acoustic duo ‘Acoustical’ performing on the club circuit, wedding venues
  • 2020 – Gained ABRSM Vocal teacher qualification

Prices:

1/2 hour£19.00
1 hour£35.00

Location:

I offer online and mobile singing lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music 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].

Rated 5 out of 5
July 25, 2021

I absolutely love learning to sing and train my vocals with you, I have come so far and I’m so excited to make more progress the more I work with you. X you have filled me with so much confidence around singing xx thank you for giving me the confidence and teaching me how to use my vocals properly ❤️

Sophie W