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Alice Powell

I am a qualified singing teacher with a PTTLS from City & Guilds. I have a BA Degree in Performing Arts as well as a Diploma in popular music specialising in vocals (Vocaltech).I initially trained and qualified as a Speech Level Singing Teacher (SLS) and have since continued my professional development incorporating techniques from other major vocal methodologies.I have been teaching private one to one singing lessons for children and adults since 2006 and have lead a wide range of vocal classes for groups, including adult choirs, youth service singing provisions and after school singing clubs. I also work with adults with learning difficulties and disabilities and run music therapy sessions for the NHS mental health service. I have a current DBS & have received child protection training. In addition to teaching I am also an artist/performer/songwriter with an extensive repertoire specialising in Soul, Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. I am committed to following the latest developments in teaching in the field of vocal technique, and broadening my knowledge and skill set through continued professional development.

Qualifications & Continued Professional Development

 2014  Fundamentals of the singing voice -  City Lit (in association with the British

Voice Association)

A professional development course for singing teachers and singers covering anatomy,

physiology, acoustics and health of the singing voice. For advanced singers and singing

teachers.

 2014 Introduction to accent breathing for singers - City Lit (in association with the

British Voice Association)

A course for singing teachers and advanced singers introducing the background and

rationale of the accent method of breathing and practical work through the three stages of

graduated exercises. 

 April 2014 - Estill for Singing Teachers 

Training day looking at the integration of the Estill Model into traditional singing teaching

approaches, addressing common vocabulary and practical exercises. The advantages the

Estill Model can bring in identifying specific vocal problems.

Analysis of the causes and solutions for commonly encountered vocal difficulties.

 March 2010 'SING UP' Training day.

Course title: Leading Choirs

 February 2010 'SING UP' Training day.

Course title: Establishing Choirs for Primary-age Children: Towards Performance

 January 2010 'SING UP' Training day

Course title: Sing Your Socks Off!

 January 2010 Trinity Guildhall's Open University: KS2 Music CPD Program

Continued professional development training for music leaders at KS2

 January 2010 - Music leader: 'Introduction to Kodaly'

 December 2009 - 'SING UP' Training day Course title: Sing something simple (and

watch it grow..)

 December 2009 - 'SING UP' Training day Lead by Choir leader: Richard Frostick

Establishing choirs with Primary-age Children 

 

 October-December 2009 - Music leader Course

 September 2009 - Young People, the Arts and Social Inclusion

Modules included:  child protection & behaviour management

 July 2009 London's Little Voices (part of the 'Sing Up' initiative)

 Sep 2009-Dec 2009 City & Guilds 7303  (PTTLS)

 2006 Qualified Speech Level Singing Teacher 

 2003-2005  BA Degree in Performing Arts  -  London Metropolitan University

(focusing on arts from the African Diaspora)


 2001-2002    Diploma in Popular Music - (specialising in vocals) Vocaltech