Our Soprano Emma Smith, is a world-renowned session musician and BBC Radio presenter with several years’ experience coaching the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
A self-proclaimed Jazz nerd, Emma has spent her entire life studying and obsessing over the works of the Jazz Icons of all time, developing an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of scat singing.
Her areas of expertise are:
- Developing your scat singing and improvisation, from beginner to advanced
- Deepening your knowledge of the Great American Songbook
- Accessing the instrumental side of the vocal experience
Here's what previous students had to say:
"Having lessons with Emma was one of the best decisions I have made in my musical career. After graduating from music college studying Jazz Vocals I wanted to find a teacher who I really clicked with and who could really help to fill in the gaps in my knowlege. Emma immediately made me feel really comfortable and pushed me both in class and for my home studies. I still use her practice techniques daily!" - Helena Debono, Jazz Vocalist
"Emma Smith is a fantastic teacher. She helped to build my confidence when singing and performing jazz songs. I have never been a comfortable improviser but Emma taught me some amazing techniques and gave me some invaluable musical language that I know use on all of my gigs" - Jamie Elias, NYJO Vocalist
"Not only is Emma Smith a fantastic jazz singer she is also a great Jazz Musician. She brings to lesson all of her experiences and is always willing to share things she has learnt in her musical education. I would highly recommend to any singer who wants to pushed to be the best jazz MUSICIAN they can be!" - Charlie Heywood, Guildhall School of Music and Drama student