The importance of vocal health

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The voice is a much sturdier instrument than most people think. If used correctly, it can fill a theatre without amplification, can go on for hours without tiring and can produce all sorts of incredible and weird sounds. But, however strong it is, it is a unique instrument that, when broken, is very difficult to fix. This is why having a reliable singing technique is so very important. Whether you are an amateur singer, a choral singer or a young aspiring musician, if you sing on regular occasions, you should think about vocal health. 
 

What to expect from the first consulatation

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable. During the first lesson we will have a little chat about what your goals are, we will test out some singing waters by doing some exercises and do a little work on the voice. After all that I will give you a plan on how we can move forward. Once that’s done, it's up to you to decide if it's for you! 

About me

I started my musical training at the age of six making the most of the Belgian part time music school system. 

I started my first year of classical singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp in 2007 and finished my masters degree with distinction in 2012. The following year, I completed the one year specialised teachers degree at the same institution to later go on to do my second masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. Where I also finished an Advanced Postgraduate Degree in 2016. 

The part-time music education system in Belgium requires teachers to have a degree in music as well as a specific teaching degree. It creates jobs for musicians and maintains a high standard of music education. During the one year of doing a teaching degree students are required to study a plethora of pedagogic theory-based subjects. They also have to complete a set amount of hours of supervised teaching.

Having done all of this, as well as teaching both privately and at several music schools, I have built up a vast amount of teaching experience working with people of all standards and all ages. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

What I teach

Classical Singing & Musical Theatre

Rock / Jazz / Folk / Pop

General singing lessons

 
 
Sarah is a great teacher! She super understanding and patient. Her help is so important for my singing. I feel like I have improved a lot recently because Sarah is so persistent, trying different techniques and ideas to help me get better at singing.
Her help is most valuable!
— Beatriz Mendes
I went to Sarah for lesson in order to improve my technique and I haven’t been disappointed. She is very good at explaining and demonstrating what to do, and an enormous help with singing in German and Italian. I always feel as though I’ve been worked hard and go away knowing what I have to practice for the next lesson. I also really like the ease of booking lessons through her website.
— Laurette Evans
Sarah is such a dedicated teacher. I arrive to my lessons in a friendly atmosphere with lots of positive feedback given about my progress from each lesson as well as the most constructive feedback that has helped me not just to help my singing voice but my normal talking voice too. Having had so many posture problems causing me back pain, Sarah was excellent at teaching me how to stand properly which transformed my singing as well as advising me to visit as Osteopath that substantially helped me to fulfil my daily activities. I would recommend Sarah to anyone wanting to improve their singing in a supporting and extremely friendly environment.
— Vanessa White
 

Where I am & How to contact me

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Joiner Street
Manchester
M4 1PP

singinglessons@sarahfoubert.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you teach?
I teach from my flat in Manchester city centre about a 2 min walk from Piccadilly Gardens. Please bear in mind that I've got two cats.

Where can I park?
There is a car park on Tib Street (M4 1PD), about a 1 minute walk from the flat.

What do I do once I'm there?
Please use the doorbell left of the door to enter, as I probably won't hear you knocking on my flat door if I'm not listening out for it. You can use the down arrow to find the flat number and the bell button to ring the doorbell. Try to arrive exactly on time for your scheduled lesson time, as I am likely to be with another student upon your arrival.

What does a singing lesson cost?
£25 for a 1 hour singing lesson
£20 for a 45 min singing lesson
£15 for a 30 min singing lesson

How do I pay for my lesson?
All lessons are payable in full online upon booking a lesson. I use a service called Stripe which is a very safe payment service and with which you can save your card details to make the payment easier. 

What do I do if I'm running late?
Please let me know if you are running late as soon as possible. I will not be able to extend or make up the missed lesson time.

Until when can I reschedule my lesson?
You can reschedule your lesson online up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of your lesson. Once rescheduled your payment will automatically transfer to the new lesson time.

What do I do when I have to cancel my lesson?
Any lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice prior to the scheduled time will be charged at the full lesson rate, unless there are exceptional circumstances or illness. There are no refunds for missed lessons. 

Booking help

How do I book a lesson?
You can book lessons on my online booking system. If you're a new student, please contact me before booking any lessons. You can book any times that come up on the booking system, so feel free to choose any time that works best for you. I would suggest working regularly, preferably on a weekly basis, as the voice is a muscle which needs regular training. If you can't find any times that work, contact me on singinglessons@sarahfoubert.com

How do I pick a fixed weekly time and book my lessons?
If you don't have a lot of availability it might be a good idea to book a couple of lessons in advance or pick a fixed weekly slot to make sure you can come regularly. 

  • go to the scheduling page by clicking here

  • choose the duration of the lesson you want

  • click on the time you would like to come in the first week

  • click <RECURRING...>

  • choose the amount of lessons you would like the recurring lesson to happen (be aware that you will have to pay for it all at the end)

  • click <ADD RECURRING TIMES>

  • If you are happy with this selection of times, click <CONTINUE>

  • Fill in your information

  • If you've bought a package for 10 lessons, click <REDEEM COUPON OR PACKAGE> if not click <PAY NOW>

Picking a set weekly time and book them in 1 go
You can now pick a set weekly or fortnightly time to come for a lesson and book all these lessons in 1 go. This might be a very handy option if you only have a certain time in the week when you can come for your lesson or if you just like the idea of a set time. Follow the instructions to set a weekly time and book a number of lessons in 1 go:

  • go to the scheduling page by clicking here

  • choose the duration of the lesson you want

  • click on the time you would like to come in the first week

  • click <RECURRING...>

  • choose the amount of lessons you would like the recurring lesson to happen (be aware that you will have to pay for it all at the end)

  • click <ADD RECURRING TIMES>

  • If you are happy with this selection of times, click <CONTINUE> 

  • Fill in your information

  • If you've bought a package for 10 lessons, click <REDEEM COUPON OR PACKAGE> if not click <PAY NOW>

Booking several lessons in 1 go
The update you've all been waiting for, the option to book several lessons in one go! This works much the same as picking a set weekly time. Whatever you do, DON'T CLICK CONTINUE until you're ready to continue to the payment. If you click it before you'll have to start from scratch. 

  • go to the scheduling page by clicking here

  • choose the duration of the lesson you want

  • click on the time you would like to come in the first week

  • click <RECURRING...>

  • click <CHOOSE ADDITIONAL TIME>

  • You will now see your first added time added above the continue button

  • click the time you want to book another lesson

  • If you want to book another time: click <CHOOSE ADDITIONAL TIME> again

  • if you're ready after this one: click <CONTINUE>

  • Fill in your information

  • If you've bought a package for 10 lessons, click <REDEEM COUPON OR PACKAGE> if not click <PAY NOW>


<SCHEDULE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT> button
There's now a <SCHEDULE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT> at the end if you've booked all your lessons, but you realise that after you've paid and confirmed everything, you've forgotten one,
you can go back and book another.

Buy a Package of 10 lessons and get one lesson for FREE
Book a package of 10 lessons and you get one lesson for FREE! Book a package following these steps:

  • Go to the scheduling page by clicking here

  • Click <VIEW PRODUCTS/PACKAGES> in the top left corner

  • Choose the package you want and click <ADD TO CART>

  • Fill in the requested information

  • Click <PAY NOW AND COMPLETE ORDER>


You wil then receive an email with an order receipt and your Certificate Code. Use this code by filling this in when booking a lesson on the website. Once you've filled it in it will tell you how many lessons you have left in your package.


Policy

  1. Any lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice prior to the scheduled time will be charged at the full lesson rate, unless there are exceptional circumstances or illness. There are no refunds for missed lessons.

  2. You can reschedule your lesson online up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of your lesson. Once rescheduled your payment will automatically transfer to the new lesson time.

  3. Payments can be made online when booking a lesson.

  4. Each 10-lesson package must be paid in full online, otherwise, the per-lesson rates apply.

  5. Packages are non-refundable and valid forever.

  6. Lessons are no less than 55 minutes in duration, to allow for student changeover.

  7. You will receive emails, including newsletters, but your personal details will never be passed to any third party.

  8. I reserve the right to discontinue a lesson if a student is not well enough to sing.

  9. In the event of any exceptional circumstances or ilness on my part I will contact you immediately to reschedule your lesson and your payment will be automatically transferred to the new lesson time.

  10. We protect and respect your privacy. Any personal information that is given to me, will not be shared with anyone else.