Modern vocal techniques
In the high energy, high pressure world of Rock singing, it's easy to lose confidence in your vocals. But a few simple tricks can turn you from a wannabe into a Rock God!
As a Rock singer, you'll already know that Rock is unlike any other form of vocals. And unique styles need unique techniques. Traditional, classically-based teaching can't cut it in the rock world. To get your voice to the next level, you need a teacher who knows what you want and knows how to get it into you - as quickly as possible.
Extreme vocal effects
Rock singers have to produce a range of sounds that no other singers do. Whether you call it Screamo, Growl, Death Rattle or whatever, these sounds all come under the heading of Distortions. What's important to understand is that there are different ways to make the same sounds - some are healthy, some are definitely not!
A distortion sound should be something you can turn off and on at will. If your voice is constantly raspy or gruff, it's a pretty sure sign that you're doing something wrong!
Similarly, singing on tour is very different to singing in the studio. Producing an extreme effect once in a studio is easy. Doing it every night can cause all kinds of problems. Andy can show you how to reproduce those one-off sounds in a safe, efficient way to make sure your voice finishes the tour the way it started!
The tools you need
Andy Follin is a Certified Master Teacher (CMT) of Estill Voice Training™, a revolutionary method of singing and learning to sing that puts the singer in complete control of their voice. With Estill Voice Training™, the singer is given knowledge of how their voice works, and shown how to use their voice in a natural way, so that you can sing the songs you choose, the way you want, without any risk of straining.
As the only CMT working in the North of England, Andy is uniquely placed to assist Rock singers in the area.
Coaching designed around you
Andy is a professional vocal coach, not a school teacher or piano teacher doing a few singing lessons in their spare time. Unlike a lot of voice teachers, Andy does not insist on long-term tuition, where students have to attend regular lessons, repeating the same exercises until their voice improves. You can attend as often as you like, but there's no compulsion to attend every week or every fortnight. In fact, many students only book sessions every 4 to 6 weeks.
Estill Voice Training™ is known for producing quick results. Quite often, Andy finds that long-standing problems can be fixed in the first few lessons. At your first session, Andy will give you an assessment of your abilities and draw up a plan that ensures you get to where you want to be, as quickly as possible.
If you're ready to take your voice to the next level, book a lesson with Andy today (see bottom of page).
Record your lesson
If you want to record your lesson (either the entire session or specific sections) or just have a recording of your performance to take home, simply bring along a USB memory stick and Andy can record you directly through the system.
You'll have a CD quality .wav format recording which you can then burn to disc or upload.
Singing lessons - costs and times
£50 for 1 hour
Monday: 1000 - 1930
Tuesday: 1000 - 1930
Wednesday: 1000 - 1830
Thursday: 1000 - 1830
Friday: 1000 - 1500
Book your singing lesson now!
To book your first singing lesson with Andy, you need to pay in advance.
Please note that waiting times can be up to 4 weeks, depending on the time slot you require. If you have an urgent requirement, please contact Andy before paying your deposit.
Simply click on the link below and follow the Paypal instructions (NB each 60 minute session costs £50). Once you've paid, Andy will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your lesson.
If you don't have a Paypal account, please contact Andy for alternative ways to pay.
Please note: Clients must give a minimum of 48 hours' notice should they need cancel a lesson. Giving less than 48 hours' notice will mean the full cost of that lesson will be charged. Additionally, if a client forgets a scheduled lesson or is late (regardless of reason, including illness) the full cost of the lesson will still be charged.