"I feel inspired" Ed (Year 9)
"An Amazing Opportunity"
"Totally hooked from the start to the end"
Will (year 12)
"Wow!...an unforgettable experience"
"Challenging...enjoyable...his guidance is invaluable"
James (degree level student)
SWING ERA VOCAL MASTERCLASSES
BESPOKE SCHOOL PERFORMANCES
PERSONALISED VOCAL COACHING
INDIVIDUAL SINGING SESSIONS
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Singing sensation Matt Ford is widely regarded as the UK's finest big band singer. Over the past 30 tears Matt has built an unrivalled resume that includes four BBC Proms appearances, multiple live national television and radio broadcasts, and over 2000 big band concerts with the likes of The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, The John Wilson Orchestra and The BBC Big Band.
This student-centred experience gives a rare insight into what it takes to be "one of the finest voices this country has produced" (BBC Radio 2). Sessions can be tailored specifically for your own school or university and will take advantage of Matt's unrivalled experience as "the archetypal crooner" (Mail on Sunday). Perfect preparation for GCSE, A-Level and degree performance modules.
Whether engaging Matt to deliver an individual singing lesson, to give a vocal masterclass or to perform with your school big band, his personable and encouraging approach is guaranteed to inspire all who take part.
Each workshop will include advice in the stylistic approach required to perform with confidence and pernach. Specifically aimed at the Swing Era and Big Band repertoire Matt will include the following -
Stagecraft techniques (body language, use of arms, hands, eyes and facial expression)
Song interpretation (dynamics, pulse, imagery, projection, lyrics)
Connection (line, story and emotion)
Understanding (connections with exam curriculums, with specific guidance on performance modules)
Matt is a very engaging and inspiring teacher and I am really enjoying my lessons with him. My singing performance and confidence has improved quickly under his expert direction.
Matt provides excellent feedback and tips on what to concentrate on to enable me to sing to the best of my ability as an aspiring jazz soloist.
It really is amazing and a pleasure to have the opportunity to learn from a high profile vocalist such as Matt.
...his guidance is invaluable...
hope he can come back again.