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

I really couldn’t sing in tune and thought I was a no-hoper but Mags reassured me over the phone that it was possible to learn. She’s a brave lady taking... Read More

I really couldn’t sing in tune and thought I was a no-hoper but Mags reassured me over the phone that it was possible to learn. She’s a brave lady taking me on! I’m starting to recognise when I’m in tune now whereas before I hadn’t a clue; and whilst I’m not the best of singers, I can definitely hear the improvement in my tuning and voice strength. Mike (38)

Mike (38)

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)

Just wanted you know that Abi has got a singing part in the show that she auditioned for. Thank you for inspiring her to believe in herself xxx Ruth (Mum... Read More

Just wanted you know that Abi has got a singing part in the show that she auditioned for. Thank you for inspiring her to believe in herself xxx Ruth (Mum of Abi)

Ruth

Thank you for yesterday…..she was buzzing….she thinks you’re brilliant x Ruth (Mum of Abi)

Ruth

Thanks for Maya’s first lesson on Wednesday, she really enjoyed it. Maya is very keen to continue with you as you made her feel relaxed instantly. Suki (Mum of Maya)

Suki

Hi Mags, Thanks for sending the vocal exercise files over. I’ve downloaded and will see how I go with them. I must say I was really impressed with your lesson.... Read More

Hi Mags, Thanks for sending the vocal exercise files over. I’ve downloaded and will see how I go with them. I must say I was really impressed with your lesson. I left feeling really confident. I think that that’s what I need tbh. Maybe a good way to do things going forward is to play you my songs and you give feedback and ideas like you did last night. That was really helpful. I’ll definitely be booking more lessons as I thought lasts night’s was spot on. Thanks v much & good to meet you. Brad (May 2016)

Brad (May 2016)

Hi Mags, Just thought I’d let you know that Isobel was really buzzing after her singing lesson today. I think she had a lightbulb moment with the combination of singing... Read More

Hi Mags, Just thought I’d let you know that Isobel was really buzzing after her singing lesson today. I think she had a lightbulb moment with the combination of singing and acting and said it was the best singing lesson ever! She says she gets tingles when she sings that song now, so you’ve made a small girl very happy! See you next week. Richard (April 2016)

Richard (April 2016)

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 (Oct 2015)

Natalia (Oct 2015)

Well what can I say… When you first meet mags you can feel an instant sigh of relief that your not learning your vocal training from a stuffy teacher, even... Read More

Well what can I say… When you first meet mags you can feel an instant sigh of relief that your not learning your vocal training from a stuffy teacher, even though, she’s impeccably trained, you feel like she’s personalising the knowledge you need to take your next steps. I think that the most impressive gift a teacher has, is to make it fun, I never walk away feeling short changed. Quite the opposite, it’s amazing how much value she’s directly added to my creative experience. I never write reviews, but very happy to write a review here. Just don’t take my slots! “Customer and friend for life! 5*” Wonderful flexibility time wise and great facilities. Always goes the extra mile too by sending you your lessons in recordings. She will show you the path to becoming the star you want to be. Christopher (Oct 2015)

Christopher (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 (Oct 2015)

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 prezzy, 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 can not recommend Mags enough. Nikki (Oct 2015)

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 (Oct 2015)

Grace (Oct 2015)

I just wanted to say a big thanks for all your help with Joe’s singing over the past couple of months. He seems to be far more confident in his... Read More

I just wanted to say a big thanks for all your help with Joe’s singing over the past couple of months. He seems to be far more confident in his abilities now, which is brilliant. When he started, we had no clue whether he could sing or not! Sara Mihranian (October 2015) Joe is preparing to audition for a degree in performing arts

Sara Mihranian (October 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 (May 2015)

Nick Lowe (May 2015)

Isabelle adored her session with you. She has not stopped singing since! She came out with a big smile on her face and that’s the main thing. Dan (2015) (Father... Read More

Isabelle adored her session with you. She has not stopped singing since! She came out with a big smile on her face and that’s the main thing. Dan (2015) (Father of Isabelle, age 9)

Dan (2015)

In the time I’ve been coming for lessons, my breathing has improved immeasurably, I know more about what I am doing, and I know more about what to do. I... Read More

In the time I’ve been coming for lessons, my breathing has improved immeasurably, I know more about what I am doing, and I know more about what to do. I enjoy it all so much now, and feel confident enough to perform for others. Your guidance has given me the courage to enjoy singing as I always wanted to. You always know what you are doing, 100% concentrated and never distracted. Colin (2015)

Colin (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 (2014)

Janelle (2014)

Mags is, quite simply, an inspirational teacher; she is able to greatly improve one’s technique, tone and general confidence. Oh, and by the way, the whole experience will be great... Read More

Mags is, quite simply, an inspirational teacher; she is able to greatly improve one’s technique, tone and general confidence. Oh, and by the way, the whole experience will be great fun! Paul (2014)

Paul (2014)

I wanted to sing a song for my Wife at a party for my 40th Birthday but I had not sang in public since my school days and was very... Read More

I wanted to sing a song for my Wife at a party for my 40th Birthday but I had not sang in public since my school days and was very nervous about the prospect. I contacted Mags to arrange lessons. Mags taught me skills and techniques that gave me the confidence to get up and sing in front of all my friends and family. I would not have been able to do this for my Wife without the help and support I received from Mags, thank you so much. Andy (2014)

Andy (2014)

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 (2013)

Natalie (2013)

You added a wonderful new dimension to my life, thank you. Maggie (2013)

Maggie (2013)

I had vocal coaching/singing lessons with Mags for around two years before her maternity leave. Mags is a fabulous teacher providing not just tools and techniques for singing but also... Read More

I had vocal coaching/singing lessons with Mags for around two years before her maternity leave. Mags is a fabulous teacher providing not just tools and techniques for singing but also confidence to really give it a go! I’m incredibly grateful to Mags for getting me singing; I’ve been singing in a choir for the last two years as a result. What else can I say, Mags really is an awesome teacher and a really nice person too. Alec (2013)

Alec (2013)

Remember this amazing lady if you fancy trying to sing. She is marvellous. She is responsible for this wallflower now having the confidence to assault her colleagues with constant noise... Read More

Remember this amazing lady if you fancy trying to sing. She is marvellous. She is responsible for this wallflower now having the confidence to assault her colleagues with constant noise around the office all day long. (The WI choir really doesn’t realise what it is in for.) Mags put me at my ease so much that I put her through months of caterwauling, which she not only survived but during which she never once cringed. (despite the pain I was likely putting her unborn child through). Not many are made of such star stuff. Caroline (2013)

Caroline (2013)

I’m an actor that needs to be able to sing but I’m not a natural singer so I enlisted Mags to help me prepare for auditions and so far so... Read More

I’m an actor that needs to be able to sing but I’m not a natural singer so I enlisted Mags to help me prepare for auditions and so far so good, I’ve got into the college of my choice and I’m feeling much better about my vocal abilities. Sean (2013)

Sean (2013)

I’ve always wanted to record my own songs in the studio and with help from Mags I have recently finished my first album. She not only coached me on my... Read More

I’ve always wanted to record my own songs in the studio and with help from Mags I have recently finished my first album. She not only coached me on my vocals but also helped with songwriting. Chloe (2011)

Chloe (2011)

Mags has helped Charlie to believe in himself. He was struggling socially at school and through singing has just grown and grown in confidence. Singing has become his “thing”, something... Read More

Mags has helped Charlie to believe in himself. He was struggling socially at school and through singing has just grown and grown in confidence. Singing has become his “thing”, something he can feel pride in. He’s passionate about acting and has just got a singing role, something that would never have happened without Mags’s coaching. He feels comfortable with her and as a result is blossoming. Jules (2011)

Jules (2011)

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 found some courage! It’s been a roller-coaster of a journey but I’ve gone from being too self-conscious to even hum a tune when I thought folk were listening to... Read More

I found some courage! It’s been a roller-coaster of a journey but I’ve gone from being too self-conscious to even hum a tune when I thought folk were listening to being able to sing (out loud) when I know I’m not alone! Not much, you may think, but a huge step for me. I’ve found it’s even helped in other areas of self-consciousness. I’d recommend it to anyone who needs to find the “courage to sing”! Sally (2010)

Sally (2010)

Mags allowed me to go at my own pace and our singing lessons were great fun. I’ve got so much more confidence, have created some ‘time for me’ and have... Read More

Mags allowed me to go at my own pace and our singing lessons were great fun. I’ve got so much more confidence, have created some ‘time for me’ and have just signed up to join a choir. A year ago I’d have never thought it possible! Wendy (2010)

Wendy (2010)

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

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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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