Technical vocal training for singers in different styles of singing
Nicola Harrison is an inspirational and highly experienced singing coach with a fantastic track record who enables her students to sing with confidence, freedom and top quality performance. Her technique training is supported by anatomical, medical and artistic evidence
Nicola welcomes talented young singers of 16+ and has taught singing at an advanced level for over 25 years. She is a deep technical teacher working in an embodied way that combines art, anatomy and science to create an authentic, beautiful sound. She also offers vocal rehabilitation for damaged, strained or voices in crisis.
Not only is Nicola a brilliant teacher, extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator, she also happens to be great fun! I can’t recommend her highly enough.“
I work hard to get the best out of my students at whatever level and I love to see them thrive in the world of performance.“
Many of Nicola’s students have gone on to win scholarships to music colleges and drama schools. They have also won international competitions, received Academy Award nominations, Olivier awards, Oscar nominations and have performed in the West End, at the Royal Variety Show and had contracts in television, film and theatre. Six of her students performed in a private audience for the late Queen.
She has taught singing at several Oxford colleges and choirs, schools, and at other universities, the WEA and at Billy Elliot the Musical where she was the voice coach for a decade of Billies! She regularly prepares students for auditions to music colleges, drama schools and West End roles. Her students have excelled on stage and in performance, winning international prizes for singing and taking lead roles in films such as Little Women, Midsomer, the Impossible, Spider Man and more.
Nicola offers expert professional coaching in English, Spanish and French song from pronunciation and idiom to performance. She has trained in multi-disciplines: musical theatre, folk, classical and jazz vocal technique and has been trained and mentored by top vocal experts, including famed vocal physiologist Pam Cook, MBE, musical theatre diva pedagogue Mary Hammond, mezzo-soprano superstar Teresa Berganza and vocal anatomist Meribeth Dayme MD. To name but a few, she is CoreSinging, Estill, Accent Method, Alexander Technique trained and in many other performance skills. She has degrees from Oxford and London Universities, and an MA in Education. She is further trained in functional anatomy, vocal anatomy, voice clinic and ENT.
Expert vocal technique coach
‘If you have a problem with your voice, be it physiological or emotional, I am here to help’
‘If you have a role or solo to prepare for, look no further!’
‘Lacking authenticity in your performance?’
‘Does your voice feel disconnected? Want to dig deeper and embody your sound?’
‘Perhaps you need language coaching for a recital, or want to tackle some technical issues?’
’Do you need help preparing for music college or performance school auditions?’
”Struggling with vocal technique, airflow, language or articulation?’
‘Wanting CPD or specialist coaching in your own teaching practice?’
‘Have an interest in widening practice and learning new motor skills for vocal pedagogy?’
I am an expert vocal technique coach with 40 years experience singing and teaching singing.“
Nicola is able to offer effective vocal rehabilitation for a wide range of vocal problems in both the singing and the spoken voice.
Vocal Teaching and training
Nicola Harrison provides vocal teaching and training in Greenwich, Blackheath, South East London and Central London.