Our aim at Riverside Studios is to help each of our students on their paths to success. Naturally, each individual’s interpretation of success will differ according to their own goals and ambitions as a singer. Therefore, we begin by having an informal chat with each student to better understand what they want to achieve and what their current skillset is. From there, we will designate a tutor who will relate best to their requirements and formulate a syllabus for our students to follow.
All our tutors have been fully DBS-checked. They are industry-leading professionals who are seasoned entertainers themselves and are fully experienced in teaching a range of performance techniques.
Having mastered the art through their own careers as performers, our tutors are adept at helping students develop skills such as song delivery, storytelling through song and how to evoke emotion and feelings through song.
Through a tailored program of theory and practical exercises, students will learn about the anatomy of the voice and the mechanism of singing which will help them to discover how to build on their own vocal style and sound using healthy practices, without developing any tensions.
They will also be educated in voice placement, expression and projection which will stretch and develop their vocal strength and technique. As their confidence and abilities grow, our students will be able to make a song their own and understand how to recreate the style and sounds of different musical genres.
Of course, singing is only one aspect to becoming an outstanding performer. The ability to engage an audience is a fundamental skill which any aspiring or professional singer needs to master if they are to build a successful career as an entertainer. Our vocal coaches will teach advanced students or professional singers how to shape their act and offer audience participation techniques, as well as provide advice on image and approach, how to order set lists and even how to deal with clients.
Budding artistes just starting out in the industry can benefit from similar coaching but can also improve other areas by learning audition techniques, how to approach agents, managers and venues and how to source backing music if required. Our coaches can also help students to find the right sound equipment and with our bespoke technical courses, they can learn how to set up and efficiently maintain their equipment.
Our experienced team of vocal coaches can support those pursing an academic path and help students to advance through grades – whether training to qualify with ABRSM, RSL or Trinity College London exams.
As Riverside Studios is also home to our production company, Revival Live UK, we will be producing academy concerts and shows throughout the year which the students can take part in. This will give them the chance to put all their new skills into practice while gaining experience of performing in front of a live audience where they can demonstrate their achievements to family and friends. There will also be opportunities to audition for our future acts and productions – we have many new shows in the pipeline and we’re always on the lookout for new talent!