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Carol Black Music

5.0
(6 reviews)
Greenwich, SE18
36 years in business
7 hires on Bidvine
6 reviews

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About Carol Black Music

I have over 20 years experience as a live singer, recording artist, songwriter and producer, and as such am able to use my wealth of knowledge and experience to build vocal and performance confidence in the shyest and retiring singers. The aim of my lesson is to provide a relaxed and enjoyable, fun filled environment honing in on the goals and desired achievements of the student where the aspiring singer and performer can realise their full potential through a variety of vocal exercises and relaxation methods. Lessons comprise of one to one tutorials, or as group tutorials. Performances will be evaluated and accessed to monitor progress either in one to one tutorials with just myself as your audience, or as part of a group tutorial, to myself and the group. All students will be expected to perform to an audience at some stage in their development, family and friends, and ultimately the wider public at a venue to be chosen. Students will be able to select their songs of choice, but will also be assigned songs within various genres. Students are encouraged to write a contemporary piece of music, and group performers will audition to perform a part in a theatrical stage production within the group with the aim of taking the performance to a public audience. Group tutorials would comprise of five or more students and are more cost effective than one to one tutorials. Lessons will involve working through a series of exercises identifying areas in need of strengthening and working through those areas to develop techniques that will gradually improve those concerns. An opportunity to write and record your own material forms part of the vocal development process, as it forms an essential part of every aspiring singer's career aiming for global recognition, or even seeking work as a backing vocalist, the theatre, musicals, T.V, commercials, voice overs, hotels, Cruise liners, corporate events, clubs, pubs, restaurants, and a various celebrations. Classes include: Confidence Building Posture Diaphragmatic breathing Strengthening the vocal, and empowering the voice Developing vocal range Pitching (Singing in tune) Phrasing Chest / Mix / Head voice (Falsetto) Vocal Tone Group work Improvisation Stagecraft (Owning your performance, the stage, and audience attention) Emotions – (Breathing life into songs) Coping with stage fright / nerves / Relaxation methods Songwriting Artistic direction (Setting realistic goals) These classes will not only serve to provide confidence in singing, but it will encourage when speaking confidence clarity and coherence. It will also help support all other areas of social, and working life, from interviews to working as part of a team, following direction, and provide the tools to deal with the pressures of the music industry, all of which will serve well when auditioning for future work in whatever chosen fields. As a singer, I have performed up and down the U.K, and various parts of the world working in clubs, or private parties such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, charity events, the launch of a new line or product, commercials mostly as a solo singer, or as part of a band. I would often be the warm up act for a number of established acts. I have toured with Matt Bianco as their backing vocalist, singing in venues such as the Blue Notes throughout Japan, and stadiums across Europe. I have shared the stage with some of music’s greats such as James Brown, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Level 42 and Imagination. Over the years, my close relationship with a small Indie record label “Mass Music”, along with “Lovecat music,” based in New York and L.A, provided me the forum to become part of a writing team that would go on to write songs that would feature in a number of film and T.V shows. I have been credited for music in the movie Babel, In America, Hell to Pay, Brave One, And Then Came Love, and TV shows such as Sex & The City, Ugly Betty, Sweet 16 and more. My influences are many and diverse. Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Betty Wright, Minnie Riperton, Phyllis Hyman, Denise Williams, Teena Marie, Karen Carpenter, and many more. Testimonial Carol Black has a wide range of experience within the music industry. Her skills include singing, song writing, playing the piano, reading music, entertaining and teaching. In 2013 Carol created a Reggae Band called “Reggae Deluxe” and I had the pleasure of being one of the backing vocalists within the band. The band had 8 members of which Carol was instrumental in directing and leading us. Carol was very patient and very supportive. Her teaching techniques included breathing exercises vocal warm-ups, providing information sheets and encouraging us to make vocal recordings to take home and practice. Carol also patiently helped me learn how to harmonise within a song. The band performed publicly to audiences of over 200 people at various local venues. One of the things I loved about watching Carol work is seeing how she directed the band and how she knew exactly what we needed to sound like. Carol praised us and got extremely excited when we got the sound right and she also knew when it wasn’t sounding quite right. Carol has spent many years’ performing “gigs” at various venues such as bars, pubs and restaurants and therefore has the ability to adapt her vocals and her performance. Carol also has an amazing rapport with the audience wherever she goes. People always have a great time whenever she performs. Carol has a kind, supportive, and patient manner which means she has the ability to be a great teacher. To add to those skills she has a deep love and passion for music and singing, she has done so all her life. Natalie Jade Hutchins Backing Vocalist 27 October 2015 Testimonial Carol Black is a true professional when it comes to her musical ability. As a singer/songwriter, she has been given a gift and is willing to share this talent with others. I had the pleasure of singing alongside Carol as a member of the band Reggae Deluxe which she helped to formulate in 2013. Through this band, she continued to express her passion for singing as she guided the band in its formative months. Carol wanted to get the best out of the backing vocals and so set up vocal coaching sessions. She patiently gave us vocal & breathing exercises to do. This enabled us to stretch our range and strengthen our vocal cords, which in turn allowed us to learn harmonies as backing singers. Carol has given me the confidence to perform in front of audiences of upward to 300 people! I would only have imagined being able to do this if it wasn't for Carol's encouragement and belief in me....... THANK YOU Christine Hutchins Backing Vocalist October 2015

www.carolblackmusic.co.uk

Services

Creative and Performing Arts Instruction

Music Composition Lessons

Singing Lessons


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Customers told us this pro excelled at communication, value, professionalism, and work quality.

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Evelyn A.'s review on Aug 04, 2019

I should have written this a few years back, but better late than never. Carol is an experience teacher who tailors her lessons to maximum the best outcome. The homework set were excellent. I would definitely recommend carol.

Reply from Carol Black from Carol Black Music
Nov 28, 2019

Thank you Evelyn. I'm really pleased that you have benefitted from the lessons, it's been a pleasure having you as my student. I truly appreciate your kind review.


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Nwando O.'s review on Jul 26, 2016

I'm really happy I found carol, and she is now my vocal coach and singing mentor. Over the past two months we have Identify my major problems working on exercises to improve my breathing and blocks and bad habits. she is very professional as she gives constructive feed back in the lessons and in an email. Carol is an outstanding vocalist she has sung for me which is really helpful for me, and I have also heard recordings I think it's important that your vocal coach can really sing , as it is very motivating and sets a standard, she is both technical and soulful which is important. She is not intimidating she is friendly encouraging and supportive but is also firm, as she has told me I need to practice everyday which is something, I'm now incorporating into my life.

Reply from Carol Black from Carol Black Music
Jul 27, 2016

Thank you Nwando for such a lovely review. Having you as my student with all your drive, enthusiasm, and determination is nothing short of a pleasure. Looking forward to working with you in preparation for your tribute show to Soul Divas, as I'm confident you're going to be amazing.


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Sarah F.'s review on May 10, 2016

I would highly recommend Carol for any singer. Carol is caring, professional, kind, thoughtful and such a pleasure to be around and work with, indeed the best singing tutor I have ever worked with. Carol takes the time to understand what level you are currently at and where you would like to go to next, making you feel very comfortable and at ease from the very first lesson, especially if you're not the best singer. Carol makes the singing lesson fun so you enjoy the lesson thoroughly.

Reply from Carol Black from Carol Black Music
May 10, 2016

Thank you so much Sarah for your kind words. Likewise what a pleasure to meet you. You are warm friendly and a lot of fun to work with. Music and singing is a beautiful form of expression so I know you'll be your best when your relaxed and having fun. So I am looking forward to nany more enjoyable vocal sessions with you.


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Daniella L.'s review on Apr 30, 2016

I have had 2 sessions with Carol so far and will have many more to come. Shes very kind and understanding and i'm looking forward to working with her more in the future.

Reply from Carol Black from Carol Black Music
May 01, 2016

Thank you Daniella. Looking forward to that.


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Rushard A.'s review on Jan 26, 2016

Very good vocal coach, with clear experience and knowledge of the voice. I enjoyed our session and look forward to having Carol helping me to grow as a vocalist.

Reply from Carol Black from Carol Black Music
Jan 27, 2016

Thank you Rushard. Looking forward the next session you're an absolute pleasure to work with. You're driven focused and determined. Continue applying those qualities to developing your unique sound as you improvement in your technique.


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Ramona F.'s review on Jan 12, 2016

I had my first ever singing lesson with Carol just before Christmas. She was very accommodating with the schedule and managed to work around my busy life. I was quite nervous as I'd never had a singing lesson before, but Carol made me feel relaxed and comfortable. She had a pack prepared for me and was very professional. We went through breathing and warm up exercises as well as singing a song of my choice and her attention to detail and focus on all the aspects of singing made me feel like I was in very capable and knowledgeable hands. She also has a beautiful voice! I'm looking forward to continuing with the lessons in the future.

Reply from Carol Black from Carol Black Music
Jan 13, 2016

Thank you Ramona for your lovely review. Looking forward to supporting you further in your endeavours to achieving your goals.


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Location

Greenwich, SE18

The pro travels up to 15 miles from SE18


Business hours

Monday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Tuesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Wednesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Thursday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Friday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Saturday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Sunday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm


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