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GROUP WORKSHOPS AND CHOIRs
Group workshops (Online and face to face sessions)
James has over ten years experience teaching children and leading group sessions. Every week James teaches young performers at Get Your Wigle On and has built great working relationships with a number of local and national talent agencies.
James has a full DBS certificate and undertakes regular child protection training, chaperone training and first aid training. For more information regarding group workshops with James, please visit the Get Your Wigle On website.
CHOIR IN THE SHIRE
In addition to the group sessions at Get Your Wigle On James is also the founder and director of Choir in the Shire.
Choir in the Shire is a friendly choir for adults 18+ and runs Monday evenings. For more information please click on the link below:
VOCAL TUITION AND AUDITON PREP
Singing lessons are tailored to each students needs and goals and can be booked in 30 minutes or 60 minute blocks. Face to face lessons are held at the Get Your Wigle On studio and can be booked here. Please note: James currently has a 24 month waiting list for new students looking to take lessons between 4.00pm-9.00pm weekdays.
James has worked with teachers of several disciplines including; Estill Voice, Complete Vocal Technique (CVT), Breathing Coordination, SLS and Alexander Technique. James is an active member of the British Voice Association (BVA), Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) and Vocology in Practice (VIP). James combines his knowledge of these skills and techniques into each session to suit each student. Whilst lessons with James are fast paced and require 100% dedication and focus from each student, lessons are also always fun and positive to ensure students are working in an encouraging environment.
Exams & audition prep
James is particularly experienced and successful in coaching students who are working towards exams, preparing for an audition and applying for further vocational training in musical theatre and drama.
As an audition coach, James helps create show reels and prepare students for professional work within the industry. Recent work with professional students includes audition preparation for Disenchanted (Upcoming Disney Film), Les Mis (UK Tour), The Lion King (West End), School Of Rock (West End & UK Tour) and Power (Netflix).
James has a full DBS certificate and undertakes regular child protection training and first aid training. Lessons can be taught in person, or online to suit your needs. Please click here to book.
Recording studio at No. 3 ST Austin Friars
James has a fully equipped recording space with state of the art recording equipment including a collection of high quality condenser and dynamic microphones. James offers recording sessions for both beginners and professional artists. Recording sessions are tailored for each student and often combine a vocal session including a thorough vocal warm up prior to recording. For more information, please click on the the enquire button below!
MUSIC THEORY LESSONS
James offers Music Theory tuition for individuals looking to further their musical knowledge. Whether a beginner or intermediate student, James offers both 1-2-1 and group tuition. Students often work towards exams through the examination board ABRSM.
arranging and Composition
James is also proud to collaborate and work alongside a collection of songwriters. For those looking for support or guidance - please get in touch!
"I clearly remember writing my first song at around age 10. I didn't have a piano at that time so I would borrow the key for my local church and practice on their organ! I instantly felt this cathartic, ethereal connection to music and became addicted to creating music. I have since spent the past 20 years writing my own music and must have written over 200 songs to date!"
As a vocal coach and choral leader, James is often asked to arrange or transpose music for his students. Whether you are looking to create a specific arrangement for a special event or looking to change the musical key to best suit your voice - James is more than happy to help!
James also composes library music (otherwise know as production music) especially written to underscore scenes in TV and film. Check out some of James' recent demo library music tracks!
Other MUSIC LESSONS
drums? clarinet? Piano?
James often receives enquiries from students looking to develop musical skills in other areas... whatever the instrument - James is more than happy to point you in the right direction of another local musician.
ARE YOU A LOCAL MUSICIAN LOOKING FOR WORK?
Let James know and he will happily advertise your services