May 26, 2011

Singing Lessons with Leon Trayman

You’re looking for the perfect singing lessons for you, right?

Singing lessons are a personal thing. The relationship with your singing teacher is really important.
What do you want to learn?
How quickly do you need to learn it?
What are your goals?
Are you a complete beginner?
Are you a seasoned professional in need of some expert, precise coaching?

Leon Trayman

Leon has been teaching voice & singing lessons for more than ten years. Leon initially trained as a musician & is a proficient pianist, saxophonist, clarinetist as well as highly experienced vocalist.

He went on to train as an actor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama & continues to work as an actor, musician, director & voice coach in professional theatre, TV, Film & Radio. His performance credits include: Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Malvolio & Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Sir Lucius O’Trigger in The Rivals (which he also directed), Eric de Vene in A Slice of Saturday Night (Edinburgh Festival) as well as innumerable corporate, e-learning & EfL recordings as a voiceover artist.

He has worked as a singing teacher at the world famous Brit SchoolMountview Academy of Theatre Arts & on the Musical Theatre degree course at Colchester Institute. He also lectures in voice at The University of Northampton and has been a visiting tutor at ArtsEdALRAWAC ArtsBristol Old Vic Theatre SchoolRose Bruford CollegeRoyal Central School of Speech and DramaInstitute of Arts (Barcelona)Drama Studio LondonAMTAGoldsmith’s College (University of London)University Centre Weston & many other vocational & university training programmes across the UK & Europe. Due to the diversity of Leon’s training & experience, he approaches his teaching & performance from musical, theatrical, directorial & technical voice perspectives. 

This is all underpinned by the Estill Model, which provides a physiological basis on which to build a reliable, effective, responsive & expert voice for all his clients, irrespective of age or previous experience. He is an Estill Master Trainer (formerly CMT) of Estill Voice & trained under Anne-Marie Speed of The Voice Explained.

Leon also holds a MFA in Voice Studies from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

What will you learn in a singing lesson?
It varies from lesson to lesson:
– Technique
– How To Use Your Voice
– Style
– Repertoire
– How to sing a specific song (in preparation for an audition or show)
– Artistic Interpretation
– Acting Through Song
– Musicality
Or any number of other areas of singing & performance.

Jennie Neumann

A friend suggested Leon when I was looking for a new singing/acting coach in London.

I cannot recommend him enough. He’s so knowledgeable and so easy to work with.

My voice has changed and grown incredibly since I met him. Not only does he help me with my vocal technique but he also works the acting side of songs as well.

It’s so hard to find someone who does both. I’ve also used him for scene work as well as dialect coaching. He literally can help you with anything.

Jennie Neumann
Performer (Actor & Singer)

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