The Vocal Academy was founded by Lu Bristow in 2003. Where the lessons being taught by herself and other tutors are proving so popular, they are now being taught across the South West and South East of England.

About TVA

• TVA has been working with schools since 2004
 
• All TVA tutors are working & performing singers
 
• TVA tutors will work with students of all abilities

 

• One-to-ones or small group lessons available. 
 
. Grading available. 
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The Vocal Academy - Horsham

In recent years, Lu Bristow (Founder of The Vocal Academy) has taught under 18's and group lessons in the Horsham area and having played in many local venues herself, knows just how much the people of Horsham love their music. Lu is also a firm believer of the health benefits singing can bring to an individual and felt it was the right time to set up The Vocal Academy in Horsham, with the view to create performance opportunities in the future for those who want to get involved! 

Jacinda - Vocal Coach

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Jacinda is a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic vocal coach and singing teacher with years of teaching experience at contemporary performing arts schools in West Sussex and as a private vocal coach. Jacinda graduated in 2016 with a BMus Degree and CertHE Diploma in Professional Music Performance Vocals from The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), Guildford. 

 

In 2019, Jacinda completed the BAST (Be A Singing Teacher) course trained by leading voice expert Line Hilton and primarily uses this as her teaching method. Jacinda specialises in teaching vocal technique/health, performance skills, audition preparation, artist development (including songwriting), graded singing exams (in particular Rock School grades) and a variety of contemporary genres. 

 

Jacinda works with singers, songwriters, recording artists, professional voice users and hobbyists. She has a variety of clients and in particular, has an interest in teaching people with learning difficulties and mental health issues as she believes singing and music can have positive effects on people's health and wellbeing.

Jacinda's Experience:

Jacinda is a member of British Voice Association (BVA), Incorporated Musician Society (ISM), Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) and a certified Vocal Health First Aider. She also enjoys developing her teaching skill-set and knowledge in her free time by regularly attending professional conferences, workshops and CPD courses. Please find below a list of the most recent courses/conferences she has completed/attended:

 

August 2019 - Be A Singing Teacher (BAST) Training Weekend with speakers Niki Rawling from PhysioED specialising in vocal physiotherapy, Linda Hutchison (vocal rehabilitation coach), Line Hilton and Kaya Herstad-Carney

September 2019 - Be A Singing Teacher 20-Hour Course trained by Line Hilton 

May 2020 - The Performers Edge Course mentored by Line Hilton

May 2020 - The Virtual Voice Forum, 3 Day Weekend with leading voice experts Wendy Parr (Artistic Development), Line Hilton (Rapid Transformational Therapy), Chris Johnson (Melodic choices, falsetto), Ingo Titze (Oscillation and resonation), Kerrie Osbert (Ring, twang and resonance), Mindy Pack (Voice/body connection) and Dr Reena Gupta (Current voice medicine research) 

May 2020 -  Introductory Course on Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy with Kenneth Bozeman 

November 2020 - Singing for Health - Singing for Chronic Pain and Singing for Trauma, Depression and Anxiety delivered by Emily Foukes through The Voice Workshop

January 2021 - The Songwriting Academy 555 Course 

March 2021 - The Songwriting Academy 5-day Bootcamp 

March 2021 - Acceptance and Commitment Training for Music Performance Anxiety (ACT) delivered by Dr. David Juncos, PsyD and hosted through The Voice Workshop

September 2021 - Songwriting Mentoring with Carrie Haber (I Am Willow)

February 2022 - Accredited Level 2 Vocal Health First Aider trained by Stephen King and Jenevora Williams (Vocal Health First Aid) 

 

Jacinda has worked professionally in the industry since 2014 performing as a Vocalist and Backing Vocalist at private functions and venues across London, Surrey and Sussex. She has also performed and released her debut Pop-Soul EP as a Solo Artist under the stage name Rosetta & The Keepers. Since 2020, she has been working on her new solo artist project and hopes to release a new EP in the near future. 

During lessons you may cover:

• Preparing to sing  • Confidence building • Breathing • Vocal warm-ups • Technical exercises • Range • Tuning • Tone • Control • Harmony • Performance • Recording • Audition prep • Artist development and so much more!

Location:

Our singing lessons in Horsham are taught in purpose built, sound proofed studios at: QM Studios, Dukes Square, Horsham RH12 1JF.

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COVID-19 UPDATE - We are now offering limited face to face singing lessons. Vocal Lessons are still available to book online. Please support our freelance tutors by continuing to have lessons. Please contact your tutor to check how they are currently delivering lessons or email sing@thevocalacademy.co.uk to find out info or to book.