Book Professional Singing Lessons with Mel Cotton.
Hello! My name is Melanie and I am a professional singing teacher located in Lutterworth.
I approach learning to sing in a calm and patient manner whilst learning all of the essentials along the way.
I pride myself on making sure my singing lessons are of the highest quality for all of my students who want to learn.
I have a vast amount of experience in teaching a wide range of ages. I would recommend starting to learn from aged 8 and above.
Whilst I specialise in classical technique, I have huge success with students in musical theatre and contemporary styles too.
I can offer graded examination preparation and the studio is a registered Rockschool and Trinity exam centre. This is, however, not essential
Hour or Half Hour lessons designed to help you learn in the most efficient way possible.
Half-hour lessons are best suited to those who like to learn in small doses and are also a great option for young learners who perhaps don't have the longest attention span yet.
This option is most suitable to those age 12 upwards. Frequency of lesson can be advised after an initial tailored session.
I am an experienced vocalist who has achieved a BA (Hons) in Drama at Loughborough University. I have been learning to sing since my teens. 20 + years of choral and solo singing has given me a broad range of performance experience ranging from early baroque oratorio right through to current popular music.
I love to perform as often as possible. Some of my recent classical performances have included excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Contemporary musical performances include Defying Gravity (Wicked), She Used to Be Mine (Waitress) and All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera).
Success in singing is reliant on good technique. I will introduce you to the basics of bel canto technique which will help you to project your voice, improve your breath management and use your body efficiently and effectively.
Enjoying the journey of learning to sing is the most important aspect! I strive to provide informative and enjoyable lessons which are tailored to your own individual needs.
All lessons are taught from my home studio based in Lutterworth LE17 4HZ. This is a comfortable safe space where you can build your vocal skills and self-confidence.
My full address will be disclosed upon booking your first lesson.
Music Shops in Lutterworth:
Sadly there are very few options if any available in lutterworth. For some good quality shops I would recommend venturing into coventry for some good options.
In my opinion, one of the best shops available in the area would be Express Music Which has a wide range of instruments on offer as well as an extensive collection of sheet music. The shop is located on 196-204 Binley Rd, Coventry CV3 1HG. The staff are always on hand to help so make sure to chat with them.
Musical Instrument sales is another great all-round music store which can be found at The Apex, 2 Sheriffs Orchard, Coventry CV1 3PP. This is a great place to pick up good second-hand instruments as well as a wide range of musical equipment for all abilities of musician.
Lastly if you happen to play the guitar as well as sing then there is a great guitar shop on 82 Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DZ. This shop is called Noise Works. This shop stocks absolutely everything you can think of that is guitar-based. From acoustic to electric guitars as well as a good selection of basses.
Music Courses in Lutterworth:
One of the best ways to get a better insight into the music industry is through further education, again the options in the Lutterworth area are limited so I would recommend travelling to Coventry for some better options.
For more advanced singers, undertaking higher education might be the ideal next step in your progression as a vocalist. Coventry University is one of the best institutions which offer a Music BA (Hons), which includes occasional lectures from Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath.
Nexus Institute Is one of the UK's leading faith music institutions. They will help prepare you for a career in the music industry whilst leaning towards specific specialist genres/areas within the music industry.
For early-stage musicians, the music courses at Coventry College, which include a range of performing arts. This is a great option for those who are perhaps not quite ready for the leap into a degree course and need more of an introduction to the industry.
Please get in touch if you are interested in my singing lessons. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.