Can't recommend the Masterclass enough - you will be so glad you did it!"
Katie is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever worked with, she pays so much attention to what you are doing and who you are, and gives you such precise and helpful feedback that you advance really quickly. I was a bit wary about doing the masterclass (having had 1;1 sessions) but it really helped build confidence to sing in front of other people, and you learn from watching them learn too and reflect on your own practice. The group we had become so supportive and encouraging, we all saw and heard a rapid difference in our voices from week 1 to week 4. Katie gave us such detailed feedback that it really helped to continue with singing after the masterclasses. I showed my mum some of the things Katie said and she was blown away at how insightful and spot on Katie's advice was! Can't recommend this masterclass enough - you will be so glad you did it!
I gained the knowledge I was seeking, plus more! "
I attended Katie’s Masterclass recently and would highly recommend it. I have sung for many years but never had a singing lesson. I was worried I wasn’t using my voice properly and wanted some guidance on better breathing techniques. This was a short 4-5 week course which is easier to commit to if you have a busy life and it was also great to meet the other 4 girls on the same session. Being part of a Masterclass helps look at things from different angles as we were all doing different styles of music and were different ages and different aspirations but all united in being serious about singing.
Katie is very supportive and encouraging and adapts her explanations so everyone can understand. Overall I gained the knowledge I was seeking plus more, had great fun and made some lovely new friends too.
Going to the masterclass pushed me to pick up my pen and start writing again, I now practice with my guitarist at least twice a week."
I took part in Katie's last vocal masterclass. As I was in need of a boost in motivation. Although I love to sing and write, I'd found that life was getting in the way and I wasn't making time for what I love. The first session was a little nerve racking, however I quickly settled in and made friends. The small size of the group meant that it was easy to talk and get to know people. It was a nice close nit support of other people in the same situation. Different people were at different levels but that did not matter, we all got behind each other to support and offer constructive feedback to build one another up.
Over the four weeks Katie focused on different areas of vocals, techniques,confidence and performance. We looked at breathing and supporting the diaphragm. We looked at relaxation of the body, and anchoring when going for those high notes. We looked at warm ups and exercises we could do to strengthen our core when singing and much more. There was plenty of time for each of us to perform which I what love most. Katie was there guiding us and offering her expert knowledge and experience throughout each song, setting us something to focus on for the next week.
Katie was attentive and hands on, she allowed us to choose our own song but also chose songs for is based on what we liked to sing and our influence. On the last week we attended an open mic night together. I had previously attended a lot of open Mics but it had been a while. Going to the masterclass pushed me to pick up my pen and start writing again, I now practice with my guitarist at least twice a week. The sessions helped re affirm some things I already knew and taught me new things.
I am so glad I attended,
Now only have I got my motivation back I have made 4 new lovely musical friends :)
Thank you Katie x
I can't wait to come back."
The feeling of breaking through the nerves was amazing."
Leading up to the first session of Katie's vocal masterclass I was a bag of nerves, I hadn't sang for a while and in a room of 4 other singers that I had never met made it even more daunting. But as soon as i arrived Katie made us all feel at ease, she introduced us all and the session began. By the end of the first session I was confident and comfortable singing infront of the group and had learnt certain techniques to improve my vocal ability, the feeling of breaking through the nerves was amazing. As the weeks passed every one of our vocals developed, we could all recognise the difference in each other which encouraged us even more. Katie's teaching methods are incredible, she has the ability to identify our individual vocal weaknesses and convert them to strengths. She is very attentive, extremely knowledgable, supportive and fabulous at making us all feel comfortable and at ease. By the end of the masterclass the 5 of us students and Katie had become like a family. We were confident in our new found vocal abilities and were able to perform in a public open mic night! Katie has definitely helped my confidence and taught me to apply certain techniques to improve my vocals.
Katie's Vocal Masterclass is definitely a must! Thank you so much Katie!