Singing for Adults

Singing for Adults – Beginner and Intermediate

Want to learn to sing? Thinking of taking singing lessons and are wondering if they’re for you?

Whether you are a beginner or a professional singer, you can benefit from voice coaching.

If you are a complete beginner and feel that you can’t sing and there’s no hope, think again! Singing Teacher Mags has years of vocal coaching experience, a degree in Psychology and personal experience of working through anxieties and fears around singing in front of others. It’s because of this that she has a particular skill for coaxing even the most rusty and timid-voiced students into song.

Your singing lessons will be as unique as you and we can work on any style of music, with covers or originals, with or without guitar, backing tracks or piano. During your vocal coaching sessions we’ll work on breath control, voice technique, posture and song performance. As your control and tone develop so will your confidence.

You can become the singer that’s inside you, waiting to be released!

Singing Teacher Mags Lowe

Whatever your previous experience of singing and whatever your personal opinion of your voice at this time, you will quickly be using your voice in new and exciting ways. The first session is usually diagnostic and involves guided exercises, which allow us to explore the potential of your voice and to identify where Mags can help you improve. Usually we also find time to discuss suitable songs for future exploration. It is suggested that you think in advance of songs that you’d like to potentially work on and we can choose the one that suits you best, with the aim of developing this in any further lessons.

All sessions are recorded to ensure retention of the teaching we cover. You’ll find it invaluable to go over key points and techniques at home by listening back to the recordings.

During any private lesson you will touch on or explore in more depth many or all of the following topics:

Breathing – dispelling myths about breathing and introducing useful techniques to improve your breath efficiency

Posture – proper use of the body during singing – anchoring & the Alexander Technique

Physical warm-up – learn an effective, energising and focussing routine drawing on tai chi, acupressure and yoga

Voice Qualities – Twang, Speech, Falsetto, Cry, Sob, Belt and Mixed Voices (e.g. Cry with Twang)

Vocal Training – useful exercises you can practise at home and their applications

Vocal Health – guidance on lifestyle choices to support your voice, safe use of the voice through correct technique, help with voice problems e.g. hoarseness or fatigue when singing

Practice – how much to do, what to do, where to do it. What is safe, what is not

Confidence building – the secret to increasing your confidence is in learning great technique, connecting with the song’s lyrics and losing yourself in the enjoyment of singing your heart out!

Interpretation – examining the song’s text and how we can bring this out during performance.

Connection & Colour – singing from the heart, storytelling, light and shade, dynamics, choreography

Extending Your Voice – Extending your range, developing power and style, bridging breaks in your voice smoothly

Performance – bringing everything together to give your best performance

Supported Progression – next steps, your goals & aspirations, Open Mic nights, preparing for gigs & auditions (if appropriate)

Lesson Slots

Lessons are available 6 days a week from 10am until 9pm in Marple in Mags Lowe’s home Music Room near Stockport, Manchester.

Student Feedback

The atmosphere Mags creates in our lessons naturally encourages me to challenge myself more and more, week by week. I can say to anyone thinking about lessons that you’ll definitely... Read More

The atmosphere Mags creates in our lessons naturally encourages me to challenge myself more and more, week by week. I can say to anyone thinking about lessons that you’ll definitely notice the improvement in your voice, your tuning, and your confidence after only a few sessions. Jenni (25)

Jenni (25)

I started singing lessons with Mags maybe 3/4 months ago and she has helped me an unbelievable amount. From breathing technique to projection, everything has improved. Most importantly she has... Read More

I started singing lessons with Mags maybe 3/4 months ago and she has helped me an unbelievable amount. From breathing technique to projection, everything has improved. Most importantly she has helped build my confidence, which was much needed. She encouraged me to enter Open Mic UK and I’m through to the Area Final! I never thought I’d be able to sing in front of people and now I am doing so. Her home studio is more than comfortable, quite spacious and is well equipped for singing lessons. Mags on the whole is a lovely lady, caring and funny. I can’t recommend her enough! Natalia

Natalia (Oct 2015)

Having never sang before I met Mags 4 years ago at a spur of the moment taster session. Mags’s passion for singing and relaxed teaching style rubbed off on me... Read More

Having never sang before I met Mags 4 years ago at a spur of the moment taster session. Mags’s passion for singing and relaxed teaching style rubbed off on me and made me come back for more and I haven’t looked back since. I now sing in a choir and a barbershop Acapella group as well as regular top up lessons to fine tune my voice. I have been involved in some fantastic performances over the last few years including singing with a choir pitch side at Wembley, on stage at Echo Area & Birmingham NEC and backing G4 at one of their comeback gigs this year….none of which would have happened had I not met Mags on that Saturday afternoon in the sun!! I would highly recommend for anyone to let Mags help them on their singing journey whether your ultimate goals are to sing better in the shower or to sing on stage in front of thousands…she will help you bring out the best you have inside you. John 

John (Oct 2015)

Well what can I say singing is the one thing I love in life. At school I was in the choir and in my teens dabbled in a bit of... Read More

Well what can I say singing is the one thing I love in life. At school I was in the choir and in my teens dabbled in a bit of the old karaoke. Then I had my kids and left singing behind. As my kids are older I started going out more and found my passion for singing again, if not that well. But my hubby bought me the most amazing prezzie – singing lessons with Mags. I was so nervous on my first lesson, scared she would just laugh, but she was great. She told me to make a list of songs I wanted to sing. On the day she asked me about the songs then picked the one I was most dreading doing as I just could not sing it. Well within 2 weeks applying the techniques she taught me I could hit all the notes in the song. It’s hard to believe how much my voice is improving given the short time I have been having lessons. I really cannot recommend Mags enough. Nikki 

Nikki (Oct 2015)

I am so glad I chose Mags as my singing coach. She makes you feel instantly at ease which is not easy to do when you have to stand and... Read More

I am so glad I chose Mags as my singing coach. She makes you feel instantly at ease which is not easy to do when you have to stand and sing in front of somebody new! I’ve had lessons for just over a year now and have improved so much. Songs that I wouldn’t have dared tried a year ago are starting to feel almost natural. Most importantly she has encouraged me to get out there and do something with my singing and so I have been in a studio and recorded a song – which I would never have had the confidence to do before. If you’re looking for a singing coach i would highly recommend Mags – she is a top class coach and such a lovely person – you would definitely enjoy her lessons! Grace 

Grace (Oct 2015)

After my lesson I tried loads of songs that I struggled with before and all of a sudden I’m hitting notes I couldn’t get before and my tone is comfy... Read More

After my lesson I tried loads of songs that I struggled with before and all of a sudden I’m hitting notes I couldn’t get before and my tone is comfy rather than stressed. Honestly, it’s like my whole singing voice has changed and very much for the better!! I can’t thank you enough. The guys at band practice were astounded by the difference in 1 hour and I really am as well. Can’t wait for next week’s lesson. Nick Lowe 

Nick Lowe (May 2015)

As an experienced singer, I approached Mags for some lessons to improve my technique and performance stamina for singing lead vocals with a covers band. Mags did a brilliant job... Read More

As an experienced singer, I approached Mags for some lessons to improve my technique and performance stamina for singing lead vocals with a covers band. Mags did a brilliant job of quickly getting to know me and asking all the right questions to ensure every minute of the lesson was completely tailored to my needs. In just three lessons, Mags has equipped me with personalised advice, practical skills and tips to take my singing to the next level and ensure I don’t damage my voice. I’d highly recommend Mags for singing tuition at all levels. She really knows her stuff and has a great knack of putting you at ease so you can lose inhibitions and break through singing barriers. Thank you! Janelle 

Janelle (2014)

Mags is a very supportive and friendly singing teacher. My voice and confidence have improved so much that I have started a rock band and am lead vocalist. Miles (2011)

Miles (2011)

I had some lessons with you several years ago in Mossley and absolutely loved them. I have since been travelling all over the globe singing and acting and have just... Read More

I had some lessons with you several years ago in Mossley and absolutely loved them. I have since been travelling all over the globe singing and acting and have just returned from working in Disney World in Florida for the past year.
Now I’m back in the UK I’m wanting to audition to do my Masters in Acting/Musical theatre and also for Disney cruise line but I really need your help to work some magic on my voice before auditions.
Marple is kind of a long way to go for me (as I don’t drive) but I am willing to travel seeing as you are a million times better than any other tutors I’ve had. Natalie 

Natalie (2013)

Never in a million  years would I have thought I could I have sung solo in front of 150 people and be part of such a high quality cast and... Read More

Never in a million  years would I have thought I could I have sung solo in front of 150 people and be part of such a high quality cast and have had the confidence  to sing “Stars “. I said it before and will say it again  you are a fabulous coach. Thank you. (Ian)

Ian

Mags has transformed my voice from what could best be described as a window-shattering strangled cat to something very passable! We’ve tackled some fab power ballads and I can now... Read More

Mags has transformed my voice from what could best be described as a window-shattering strangled cat to something very passable! We’ve tackled some fab power ballads and I can now sing my heart out in the car without my passengers demanding ear plugs. I absolutely love my sessions with her and feel like I just keep on improving. She is a fantastic teacher, exceptionally perceptive and very lovely to boot. A vocal miracle-worker for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Mary, August 2018)

Mary, August 2018

My partner said when he hears me singing (I still don't do much practise when he is around!)  he has gone from "slightly wary to slightly warm!"  He also said his... Read More

My partner said when he hears me singing (I still don’t do much practise when he is around!)  he has gone from “slightly wary to slightly warm!”  He also said his brow does not get so furrowed when I burst into song!  So an improvement already! Thank you.   (Alison, May 2018)

Alison, May 2018

Just wanted to say thanks for an amazing lesson tonight. I am still buzzing; not sure I’ll get much sleep before my 4am alarm!  You are an amazing teacher and I... Read More

Just wanted to say thanks for an amazing lesson tonight. I am still buzzing; not sure I’ll get much sleep before my 4am alarm!  You are an amazing teacher and I get so much than learning to sing from my lessons. I tell anyone who’ll listen how it is the best thing I have ever done.   Can’t ever thank you enough.   (Sarah, May 2018)

Sarah, May 2018

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Based in Marple near Stockport in Greater Manchester, I work with many organisations, care homes and charities have students travelling from across the North West for voice tuition as the transport connections are excellent. Marple is served by two train stations, good bus connections and is just 10 minutes from the M60 by car. For more local Stockport, Cheshire, Peak District and Tameside residents, Singing UK vocal coaching in Marple is less than 20 minutes from Mellor, Romiley, Bredbury, New Mills, Disley, Offerton, Poynton, Bredbury, Brinnington, Adswood, Davenport, Woodley, Hazel Grove, High Lane, Hyde, Gee Cross, Denton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Moor, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Bramhall, Birch Vale, Werneth Low, Hayfield, Charlesworth, Chisworth, Glossop, High Peak, Tameside, Broadbottom, Gamesley, Reddish, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge, Chinley, Buxworth, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Woodford, Compstall, Dukinfield, Stalybridge, Mottram, Hollingworth, Brookfield, Hadfield, Tintwistle, Padfield, Chorlton, Sale, Oldham, Middleton, Mossley, Lees, Levenshulme, Didsbury and Cheshire.

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