Joanna teaches privately at home but will also travel if necessary. She tutors on a one to one basis or with small groups. Her singing lessons are very relaxed and a lot of fun, always focused on singing for pleasure whilst building a solid technique.
A typical lesson will comprise of exercises designed to improve breath control, tone, articulation, resonance, rhythm, pitch and vocal range, and then applying these techniques to songs. Joanna has a large library of backing tracks from which to select suitable material, and is adept at choosing just the right song for the right singer! She is a believer in singing from the heart, therefore encouraging her pupils to find the emotion and dynamics of a song as well as being able to communicate and present themselves in front of an audience. She also has the facility to record.
“I have a long line of loyal students who have been coming to lessons for many years and am happy to say I have been instrumental in several students successfully gaining places at London Stage schools, students being cast in leading roles in theatre productions (amateur and professional) one student who progressed through five rounds of Britain’s Got Talent, and another who recently featured in the live shows of the X Factor. I have seen extraordinary transformations in people and I believe my success as a teacher comes from my love of singing, technical knowhow, my insight into being a performer, my personal relationship with each student and my ability to help people relax and enjoy their voices.”
– JOANNA LEE
Joanna is very experienced at taking workshops with small or large groups. Whether it be a mini musical in a day, a session in technique and presentation, staging a concert concluding in a performance, drama games or karaoke sessions, her strengths in motivating others produce amazing results! These workshops would be suitable for extra curricular sessions in schools, corporate team building, fun days at summer schools or something different for an amateur musical society.
There are no exams, there is no pressure!
She does not nag and she is not scary! Having built up a regular clientele, she prides herself in having a great relationship with every single pupil. Whether wanting to sing karaoke, surprise your family, audition for a West End show, sing in the bath, win the X Factor or just build up confidence enough to belt out a good tune, her lessons are thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial to anyone who has ever wanted to develop their singing voice.
Schools and TeachersJo has worked a lot in schools, whether as a visiting teacher running musical theatre workshops or teaching “voice shy” teachers how to teach their pupils, by explaining the physiology of the voice, supplying warm up exercises and repertoire ideas. She is regularly hired by Waltham Forest Council to supply summer workshops for primary school children during the summer holidays and can devise shows, and simple vocal arrangements. Jo is CRB checked and listed by Essex Music Services as one of their recommended singing teachers.
On submission of pupil’s GCSE recordings – “2 of the best vocal performances I have ever heard at GCSE -Yasmin’s voice is very mature and the way her teacher has honed her breathing, vocal control and phrasing is really quite outstanding for a student of her age…”
“I had never sung a note before my lessons with Jo, but wanted to surprise my wife to be on our wedding day. Not only did I sing solo on our day, I ended up joining a band. Best thing I ever did!”
PETE – CHELMSFORD
“After a year of singing lessons with Jo I actually entered a talent show and came second! I never ever thought I would be able to do that, Jo has done wonders for my self confidence.”
JANE – CHELMSFORD
I love singing lessons with Jo! They are fun, professional but also challenging which is a great way to improve! She helped me get my A* at GCSE, which was an amazing success! I am very pleased with the progress I am making thanks to Jo and all her support and hard work!
YASMIN – GALLEYWOOD
I am amazed at the difference in my voice and my confidence since starting singing lessons! I am doing things I never thought I was capable of thanks to the teaching, support and belief Jo has in me. It’s fun, exhilarating and one of the highlights of my week!
EDWINA – WITHAM
All of Jo’s lessons are fun and relaxed, even when I have been nervous, she has made me feel at ease. Due to Jo’s wonderful attitude and great teaching skill, my confidence has improved tenfold, not just in singing, but in many other areas of my life. She really is an incredible teacher and I would recommend her to anyone.
RACHAEL – BROOMFIELD
“Good vocal tutors are hard to find, but Joanna Lee is the most accomplished tutor I have ever had. She also makes it a lot of fun”
MICHAEL – CHELMSFORD