Book singing lessons with experienced vocalist Catrin Woodruff.
Hello! My name is Catrin and I am a professional singing tutor located in Haywards Heath.
I am delighted to teach students of all ages and abilities, one-to-one or in small groups, and always tailor my lessons to suit the needs and interests of my students.
I work with my students in order to foster a strong and healthy vocal technique, excellent musicianship and strong performance ability. All three areas are vital for the development of good singing, no matter the level of performance to which you are aspiring!
An experienced tutor, I enjoy working with aspiring singers of all ages and abilities in order to help people sing the music they love in the healthiest way possible.
I am interested in a wide range of music and because of this, I also teach a wide variety of genres including opera and classical pieces, musical theatre repertoire, pop and film music, jazz standards.
I begin each lesson with a series of physical and vocal warm-ups and technical exercises. Attention is paid to posture, breath support and healthy, free production of sound.
Personalised singing lessons available in half-hour or hour-long slots.
I usually recommend half-hour lessons for young beginners or for students who want to find out if singing is for them before they commit further.
My hour-long lessons are my most popular option. I would recommend these for any students who have the drive to learn and improve their playing whilst putting in practice at home.
I am a classically trained soprano and have recently completed my studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Alexander Gibson Opera School. I enjoy a busy career as a performer and have recently appeared with Northern Opera Group, Pop-Up Opera, Edvard Gried Kor, and Bergen National Opera. I have taught privately for a number of years, and have also held posts in various schools as a peripatetic singing teacher.
Above all else, I want my students to enjoy learning. I will always make sure my lessons are enjoyable and engaging as well as teaching all the necessary groundwork first. My pupils all sing for pleasure, but I have also helped many of them to attain qualifications at a high level.
Many of my pupils have taken ABRSM singing exams, from Prep Test to Grade 8 standard, with a 100% pass rate. I have also helped past pupils to secure choral scholarships at Oxford University and places at the BRIT School.
I am happy to work on a wide range of repertoire, including opera and classical pieces, musical theatre repertoire, pop and film music, jazz standards and anything in between.
I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space located at Climping Close, Haywards Heath, RH16 4DY.
This is a great place to learn because I have created a positive environment where you can feel comfortable whilst learning to sing.
My full address will be provided upon booking your first lesson.
Music Shops in Haywards Heath:
Haywards Heath is only a small place so we only have a few options when it comes to music shops in the area, however, here are the options we do have.
The most popular music shop in the are would be Carousel Music located on 7 Commercial Square, Haywards Heath RH16 1DW. This is an independent store which stocks a wide range of instruments and accessories.
The only other option in the area would be Rockability on 3A South Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 4LE. This is a great small shop which stocks a wide range of guitars and basses both new and second hand.
Music Venues in Haywards Heath:
Much like music shops, there are only a few options available in the area when it comes to live music. Here are the best options I can recommend.
The most well known small venue would be Clair Hall on Perrymount Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN. This is a great hall/venue that often has live music or theatre performances on a weekly basis.
Lastly, if you are looking for more of a bar setting then Savannah Cafe/Bar. Has a wide range of live music on the weekends and sometimes during the week. Check their website for their schedule. You can find the bar on 44-46 The Broadway, Haywards Heath RH16 3AL.
I am always delighted to take on new students, please get in touch with me at any time.