Recommended Resources

EXAM BOARDS

Currently, there are three exam boards offering contemporary singing exams to candidates of all ages and abilities.

 

I am happy to teach all of these syllabuses:

 

Rockschool

 

London College of Music

 

Trinity Rock

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PEOPLE I RECOMMEND

 

Waithe Studios

 

New Rose Studios

 

 

BOOKS I RECOMMEND

 

Theory is Fun by Maureen Cox - Grades 1-5 

Easy to understand, child-friendly and perfect for both those sitting formal music exams and those who just want to get a solid grasp on the theory of music. Quizzes, word-searches and cartoons make these, in my opinion, the most accessible theory books on the market. 

 

Sightsinging: The Complete Method for Singers by Mike Campbell

An absolute MUST for anyone who is interested in sight-singing or improving their ear. This series of exercises ranges from fairly basic clapping and sight-reading to advanced exercises involving sight-reading complex rhythms and harmonies. 

 

The Complete Vocal Workout: A step-by-step guide to tough vocals by Roger Kain

A series of HARD, but invaluable exercises which are great for building up the techniques necessary to take on really challenging rock and metal songs, as well as providing a solid foundation for singing more generally. 

 

 

APPS I RECOMMEND

There are some great apps for iPad and iPhone which are brilliant for improving your ear and rhythm. Here are some of my favourites:

 

Blob Chorus

 

Beat Sneak Bandit

 

Right Note

 

Rhythm Repeat