During lockdown I felt a loss without being able to sing in my two choirs. After never going to voice coaching, I was recommended to Karen Wilson-Harris who has done wonders for my voice. She even recommended I study towards a singing qualification and achieved my Grade 6 Trinity certification in 2021. Karen is a natural teacher and you feel totally comfortable in her presence.
I'm an adult beginner, who's new to singing. Now each week I look forward to go and have some me-time. Karen's teaching style is motivating, lighthearted and filled with practical pointers. It's helped tremendously in reaching noted I'd never thought I'd be capable of. Karen is encouraging and creates a safe learning environment in which you feel free to make mistakes. Her teaching feels effortless.
I have been having singing lessons with Karen for the past few years. The lesson is the highlight of my week. Karen is professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and also finds ways of teaching the rigours of music with fun and flair! As an adult student, working with Karen to improve my range, voice quality and ability to tackle songs beyond my current level has been an incredible experience.
I have been taking voice lessons with Karen for only five months, but in that short time, I've expanded my range as a tenor. Not only have I expanded my range but I've been taught techniques that have enabled me to reach high tenor notes without straining my voice. This alone has been a huge breakthrough for me as a singer as it has given me the confidence I lacked in the past that I would be able to hit a note without struggling. The other thing I feel is well worth mentioning is if I'm not singing, I'm laughing and having fun. What could be better than that? I've had voice lessons for several years with other voice coaches but now I'm having fun doing it. I cannot recommend Karen highly enough as a voice coach as she brings her experience as a performer as well as her musical training into each lesson. Karen builds confidence as well as improves skills to make singing what it should be, joyful!