In order to help our community at this difficult time, we have reduced the price of our lessons.
Our contralto Kate Mullins is a versatile singer and mentor whose career has spanned genres from heavy metal to piano jazz, and all things between. Kate has tutored extensively, and taken budding musicians from amateur level to national television appearances – adapting her lessons along the way to include performing for camera and working large audiences.
Her areas of expertise are:
- Discover the real emotion behind your voice. Giving you techniques to fulfil vocal emotional freedom.
- Realise the varied palette of musical colour and sensitivity in your voice and add this flexibility to your performance
- Develop your vocal technique and explore the different sounds you can create with a bespoke vocal programme
Here's what previous students had to say:
"I've been taking lessons with Kate for a few years and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I have gained an awful lot of confidence, vocal range and colour, and above all emotional freedom. She has really helped me come out of my shell in delivery as well as listening, and the lessons are very engaging. In addition to vocal exercises and musical analysis, Kate's warm and supportive teaching style focuses on the emotional meaning of the song(s) and how to convey that using a mixture of technique and feelings. A big thumbs up!“ Aurelia Mason
“Kate is a fantastically supportive teacher. She’s not only got extensive knowledge of the mechanics of sining, she has loads of techniques and tricks up her sleeve to help you make the most of your voice. Having trained more of a musical theatre style singing in the past, with her help (and some straw work) I’ve managed to find a newer, more authentic singing voice. “ Lisette Knight
"I have been a student with Kate for around 7 years now. It has been a rewarding journey transitioning from my background in classical music to this new and exciting world of jazz vocals. Through Kate and the extensive voice techniques that she has taught me, I have greatly expanded my vocal range and agility far beyond what I have learned in my classical education previously. Kate is an expert in vocal techniques; each technique and vocal exercise that she imparts is always accompanied with an insightful anatomical explanation of what is happening in the larynx and which areas those exercises are meant to target. As a student, this is very helpful in understanding how different sounds and tones can be produced and mastered with precision, and those can be used to enrich and provide colours to a performance.
Kate is also brilliant at helping students in exploring different interpretations to a piece and help them project the emotions they want to convey through a song to the audience. For a long time, I struggled with translating what I want to say in a song into the actual performance - it always sounded emotionally flat and restrictive. Kate has taught me that by understanding the lyrics and the context, as well as experimenting with different phrasing, arrangements and rhythms (and sometimes with the addition of scatting), you can convey completely different feelings with a single song and make a song come alive in different ways. Kate is never imposing but she helps you push through your boundaries and insecurities. She always encourages wider listening as part of the learning process and supports students in finding the styles in which they want to develop. Whether it be a forlorn ballad or a joyful trad jazz/gospel tune, Kate will help you find a way to confidently perform each song in the way that you want it to sound.
Kate's passion for teaching and her knowledge of jazz is completely inspiring; through her tutelage, I have been able to find my 'jazz voice'. Not only that, lessons with Kate have also greatly increased my confidence overall and the techniques and skills I learned have also benefited other areas in my life.
Kate is a brilliant teacher and I am grateful for everything that I have learned from her!" - Cherie Leung