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Katie Hackney

Vocal Coach

Growing the confidence of teens and adults. Teaching vocal technique in a fun relaxed environment..

“The only thing better than singing is more singing…” – Ella Fitzgerald

How Does It Work?

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In a lesson before we sing a note, we have a chat about YOU! and what YOU want from YOUR lessons. Your lessons, your goals!!!

Next, I listen to your voice, see what is going on, I give you tailored vocal exercises for your voice to help it grow. This will get you to your goal!

I will demonstrate everything first and then you sing it back. It is as easy as that. The more you put in, the more you get out. It’s all about balance!!!!

Training in the IVA technique gives you access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility of your voice. This technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice.

The results are accomplished by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.

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What Do You Want To Know?

What about Corona Virus?

Currently all my lessons are online using Zoom or Skype. I hope to resume normal, face to face lessons when it becomes safe to do so.

What does it cost?

1 hour “drop in” £30 1 hour weekly / fortnightly £28 1/2 hour £15

Can I choose what I sing?

YES!!!! Your lesson, your choice. If you need inspiration I’m here to help

What is vocal technique?

Building the instrument “your voice” in an safe way. Your voice is a muscle it needs to be trained in the same way as if you were training any other part of your body.

Do I need to able to read music?

No. I build vocal technique in a “Call and Response” way

Are there any exams or performances?

No! this is a no pressure environment to nurture you developing voice

How is improvement/progress measured?

I encourage students to record their lessons to practice with and reflect upon.

I play piano/guitar can I accompany myself?

YES!!!! however you feel most comfortable singing. I can also accompany on piano if requested

“Singing is just a feeling set
to music.”
– Carrie Underwood

Sing Because You Want To

Singing is proven to release ‘happy’ hormones and help you to maintain health and well being. Singing helps you to relax, to forget about issues you may be having and can focus your mind. Singing does not have to be about a performance, or becoming the next pop sensation, it can be just for fun and just for you.

Professor Graham Welch says “Singing is important because it builds self-confidence,promotes self-esteem, always engages the emotions, promotes social inclusion, supports social skill development, and enables young people of different ages and abilities to come together successfully to create something special in the arts.” – Read more here.

Some Comments

“Totally, Utterly Worthwhile!”
– Colin

“Stronger Vocal Cords!”
– Paula

“Fun, Enthusiastic & Slightly Bonkers!”
– Jenny

Fun, Enjoyable and Rewarding!”
– Natalie

“Fun, Friendly & Fantastic!”
– Lesley

A Little Bit About Me

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I Live in Sandbach Cheshire. The mum of 2 little boys (and Ralph the cat!). I studied Ecology and Conservation at MMU and have an MSc in Animal Ecology. After the birth of my first boy I took the leap and changed careers into my favourite hobby of music and singing. I retrained and here we are!

Apart from having the best job in the world I also enjoy family film night, adventuring in the woods with my boys,  when I get a quiet moment, reading, yoga and colouring.

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Contact Me

 

Tel: +44 (0) 7790 698 192

Email Me: katie@katiehackney.co.uk

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Sandbach Heath, 
Sandbach,
Cheshire,
CW11 2JZ.

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