Guitar Vocal Tuition

Vocal Tutors

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From the first lesson, our Bristol-based vocal lessons will improve your performance, control, projection and musicality. We know singing lessons can be daunting, that's why all our vocal tutors are trained in relaxing aromatherapy (OK, they aren’t, but we do think they’re the friendliest vocal coaches in the Bristol area).

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Chris Hawkins, Guitar and Vocal Tutor

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Chris summoning bats to his gig
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Chris is such a nice person that he once actually shared his chips with his girlfriend.

About Chris Hawkins

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Chris first picked up the classical guitar at the age of 9 but ditched it immediately when he discovered the electric guitar was way cooler and way louder. He later took up vocals once he realised how much he liked the sound of his own voice. His falsetto screams have been known to shatter windows and encourage bats back into the neighbourhood. Chris currently performs lead vocals in metal tribute band 'Metalhead', channelling some of the greatest singers of rock history, such as Bruce Dickinson and Phil Anselmo. He also sings in original metal bands 'Endeavour' and 'One Machine' where he imitates Taz (the Tasmanian Devil). Since his teens, Chris has played guitar in a ton of rock and metal bands and has picked up music production techniques through the many projects he has recorded. Chris has contributed exam material to Rockschool's guitar, bass and vocal grades and has taught vocal workshops at Bath Spa University.

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Chris and One Machine

Tuition with Chris Hawkins

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Chris draws his teaching style from the greatest teachers of all time, Mr. Miyagi and Jedi Master Yoda, although he hasn't yet got anyone to lift an X-Wing with The Force. He has, however, helped many of his students build the confidence to take to the stage and to ace their Rockschool exams.

SPECIAL SKILLS

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Rock & Metal Vocals and Guitar, Music Production & Tech, Live Performance, Alternate Tunings

FAVOURITE BANDS

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Devin Townsend, Alice in Chains, Pantera, System of a Down, Iron Maiden

QUALIFICATIONS

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Level 5 BTEC in Professional Musicianship, BIMM Professional Diploma (Merit) - Guitar, Rockschool Grade 8 Guitar.

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Kate Norris, Vocal Tutor

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Kate’s unique stage tights were especially woven by an elite squad of Himalayan Jumping Spiders

About Kate Norris

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Originally from Birmingham, Kate is classically trained and has studied grades in classical singing, music theory, clarinet and saxophone. After starting out in opera and musical theatre, Kate found her true calling in alternative and popular music thirteen years ago and has been performing in bands ever since.

Over the years, Kate has been a part of many projects of varying different genres and has performed at such events as the National Rock and Pop Festival, the Royal Cornwall Show and the Quinphonic Festival. Kate has featured on several tracks as a session vocalist as well as recording for past and current musical projects. Kate is the ex-frontwoman of Cornwall based folk duo “Kvist” and Bristol melodic metal band; “Control The Storm” who released their debut album “Beast Inside” in March 2015. Kate is now the lead vocalist of Bristol based function bands “The Gecko Blasters” and “The Franssen Effect”, 60's Freakbeat band; “Psychedrive” and alternative rock band “Feed The Fire”.

Kate’s vocal style is varied and ranges from opera, musical theatre and choral to jazz, pop and rock. Kate loves nothing more than to musically experiment in her kitchen at 3am with a large glass of wine.

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Control The Storm

Tuition with Kate Norris

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Kate has been teaching since 2008 and draws upon fifteen years of genre-varied performance experience in order to give students realistic advice regarding working in the music industry. Having previously taught at The Academy of Music and Sound in Birmingham, The Cornwall Music Academy, dBs Music in Cornwall and Bristol and The Basement Studio in Bristol. Kate’s lessons are student led and focus on technical vocal work and performance skills. Whether you want to learn Maria Callas or Joan Jett, Kate will help to bring out your inner rock star!

SPECIAL SKILLS

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Harmonising, Songwriting, Confidence Building, Performance Coaching

FAVOURITE BANDS

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Jeff Buckley, Skunk Anansie, Incubus, Everclear

QUALIFICATIONS

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First Class BA (Hons) degree in Professional Musicianship (Vocals)
HNC in Music Performance and Technology (Vocals)
BTEC National Diploma in Music Practice (Vocals)
Grade 7 - Classical Vocals

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Tutors and students benefit from lessons within a rock n' roller's natural habitat - a dedicated studio packed with great gear and resources, in a building capable of withstanding even the seismic rumbles of Lemmy's Marshall stack!

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