I have been a singer songwriter for 12 years and tried various vocal coaches over this time but it wasn’t til I met Anouska that I truly began to understand the capability of my voice. I would say I was using about 10% before Anouska helped me not only strengthen but increase my vocal range in both directions and gain the confidence to really sing.
Anouska has not tried to change my voice to make me sound like someone else. Her clear descriptions of vocal anatomy have helped me understand what is happening with my voice and how to protect it and use it in a healthy way while still sounding just like me.
Her teaching style is very professional and she is passionate about what she teaches. Laughter is a big component to my classes and I love how comfortable she makes me feel. I have gained confidence in singing with others, in particular singing in harmony and I now feel I can trust my instrument will express what I want it to. This added strength and range has also helped my songwriting and I am now writing more engaging melodies.
I will continue to work with Anouska because I feel I have only just begun to understand the possibilities of what my voice can express. Just as we mature our bodies change, so does our voice. I am looking forward to continuing this journey with Anouska because she will help me understand my voice and keep it strong and healthy and it won’t ever feel like hard work because we will laugh through every lesson. www.soundcloud.com/tashparker
An encouraging, patient and positive teacher with excellent musical knowledge.
Anouska has done magic. I was too scared to sing a note as I was told at school not to sing. Now after only 2 lessons I already feel confident enough to join in if someone sings. For me that is a magic gift as singing is one of life’s true joys. I could not believe that Anouska was able to draw me out and get me brave enough to have a go. I highly recommend her to everyone but especially to anyone who wants to sing but believes they can’t.
Anouska has not only increased my vocal range, and improved my voice’s clarity, but I have also learned skills to ensure my voice stays healthy, and that I do not damage it during performance. A fantastic teacher all around.
With a love of music that eclipsed my ability to play and sing I lacked the confidence to ever contemplate an audience. Anouska has changed all that. Her patient guidance, mentorship and skill (plus a practice regime) has changed my sound entirely. I now master songs more readily and have the courage to perform – to actual people! I can thoroughly recommend Anouska’s teaching. The results for me have been thrilling.