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I love and look forward to every singing lesson I have with Gareth, he has helped me so much with my voice over the years.
In the 8 years I studied vocal techniques with the school, I shaped the voice that has taken me from school boy, through gigging singer, studio vocalist, touring performer and now to roles in the West End
You were beyond amazing and we were (are) more than happy with your work. You made it so easy and fun. You are gifted!
Ken Russell - Legendary Film Director
It was wonderful having an ear in on your session, your expertise and talent was impressive. Hope to work with you again.
Rich Costey - Producer/Mixer for Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Artic Monkeys, Foo Fighters & many more.
I have known Gareth since I was twelve. He recorded my first ever professional demos and helped me to get the very best, not only out of the recording process but also from my voice. He is also coaching me on how to protect my voice, which is a crucial part of any professional singers development.
I found myself achieving vocal ideas and styles that I never had the conﬁdence to try previously
Yazz - Dance Music Legend
The results are wicked but I particularly love the fact that these guys take their work seriously, not themselves.
Dan Mar-Molinero - Songwriter, Lemar, Liberty X
The lessons I had with him were really useful but also a lot of fun... I'm looking forward to going back for more soon
Mark Hill - Winner of 4 Ivor Novello Awards
Hey G Man, Thank you very much for all the time and effort you’ve put in to try and help us achieve our goals.
4Tune - X Factor Finalists
Since having her lessons she has been able to achieve leads at the E Minor Pop Academy and performed her solo parts on stage at venues like The Point in Eastleigh
Allie & Colin Burdle - Parents of Student
Over 50 years ago a gifted vocal coach studied many of the world’s most successful singers, he realized that most of the singers that could achieve a relaxed vocal delivery across a significant range of their voice, shared the ability to keep their larynx at approximately the same height as when they speak, while moving up and down their range. This allows them to access all of their range, including parts that many singer are unaware of, or unwilling to access, with comparative ease.
He developed a system of exercises based on highly specific vowel shapes and consonant combinations that when used correctly, get the larynx “in the habit” of staying in this most natural of positions when singing, instead of it rising up the vocal tract as it tends to in many singers, causing that classic “strangled” feeling when reaching for high notes. The same system also addresses the issue of voices that have very little “strength” of depth of tone (caused by a lack of proper connection between the vocal cords).
He used this system to train a steady flow of new singers that were referred to him at the time like Stevie Wonder and nearly all of the Jackson family (inc Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson), Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Michael Bolton, Kelly Clarkson…. The list goes on into over 120 GRAMMY award winner singers, including many of today’s top singers.
Many talented vocal coaches came to study this method directly from the man himself, who was happy to have the technique spread across the world, not all the people who studied it were actually applying the concepts correctly when teaching it to their pupils.
One of the most passionate vocal coaches studying this method, Dave Stroud, set about the task of both organizing the method itself into a reproducible system for other teachers to study, but also organizing the teachers of this method so that the standard of coaching and the method of coaching could be maintained at the highest level.
It is from the technique's creator and this team of world respected voice teachers, that our team have studied the art of teaching voice, and all have reached a standard where they were certified to use it to teach all voice types.
The coaches here at the Southern School of Popular singing are proud to have achieved these standards and look forward to continually improving their abilities to deliver the method.