I’ve recently completed a course of singing lessons with Cathy Vard. My objective was to make the best use of my voice so that I could enjoy singing in a relaxed and enjoyable way. I achieved much more than I expected to in a short period of time.
Cathy introduced me to the many aspects involved in singing to the best as one’s voice will allow. These included vocal warm ups, correct breathing technique so that I don’t sing from my throat (which I would have up to now).
I also learned about the importance of good posture, how to project a ’presence’ for an audience when singing and about appropriate facial expression. These were all accompanied by useful little tips as reminders – for example, miming blowing out a candle (for breathing out).
All this was done in a very relaxed way without pressure in Cathy’s very pleasant encouraging way. Cathy gently encouraged me to learn the words of songs which she kindly provided. I would say that I grew in confidence as time went on and achieved what I set out to do.
I have no hesitation in recommending Cathy Vard as a singing/voice coach-she is a very good teacher indeed.