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About Mandy Harris

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Qualifications:

MA Audio Production, University of Westminster, 2000
BA (hons) Commercial Music, University of Westminster, 1998
Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts, Barking College, 1995
Certificate in Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmiths, University of London 2009
Diploma in Youth Work, Level 3, George Williams, YMCA College 2004


Experience as a teacher:

Teaching singing since 1996. Youth worker and informal educator.


Current teaching work:

- Freelance private and group vocal tutor and vocal workshop leader since 1996
- Vocal tutor at Park School for Girls, Ilford since 2009
- Peripatetic vocal tutor at Chadwell heath academy, Romford since 2012
- Singing teacher at Hawkswood PRU, Chingford through B-Kreativ Since May 2015
- Workshops and group vocal training for churches and community groups


Previous teaching work:

- Choir director of Trust In Harmony Community choir - East London NHS mental health trust 2010-2014
- Vocal tutor at Plashet school, East ham 2011-2013
- Vocal tutor at Langdon school 2010-2012
- Peripatetic vocal teacher for Newham Music Trust 2007-2010 (Langdon school, Kingsford school, Plashet school, St Angelas school, Forest gate community school, Stratford school, New Vic college and the Newham Music Academy)
- Lead and assistant worker for Butterfly project - Music project for young people with disabilities at Newham music academy 2010
- Head of vocals for CASEx academy in Ilford 2009-2010            
- Boys to men singing workshop (ages 11-16) April 2009
- Music tech and vocals at City gates pilot project 2009
- Assistant Music technology tutor for Project with Disabled young people at the Round house 2008
- Vocal tutor for Taitt (Performing arts) Academy 2006
- Sessional youth worker, Junior Core Group worker and Interventions Coordinator at Baseline Youth Inclusion Project barking 2002-2005    
- Classroom assistant/learning support/special needs assistant in various schools in London through Exclusive agency (2002-2003)
- Youth and Childrens work placement, Pais project, Newton Abbot, Devon (2001-2002)
- Camp councillor/singing tutor/auxiliary sound engineer at Camp Keystone, Salvation army camp resort, Florida 2001
- Youth leader at Ilford Elim/City Gates Christian centre 1996-2006
- Singing teacher for Metro Summer Camp, Lambeth college (ages 8-15) 1999
- Private singing teacher since 1996


Current singing work:

I sing for/with UK Gospel/Christian artist Noel Robinson

As part of Kingdom worship movement we have sung with Israel Houghton, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Hillsong, Dave Bilbrough, Sonnie Badu, Noel Richards, Lara Martin, Mark Beswick,  Elim sound, Donna Akodu, Aaron T Aaron, Godfrey Birtill, Marcia Walder-Thomas, Mark Stevens and Dani Miche.

In House Of Troops (and backing vocals for Support UK Gospel acts) and Sound of tha Saintz (under direction of Solomon Facey). Session singing for Visual Ministries. Backing for Denyse Anyogu. Own material.          


Previous singing work:

Backing for Helen Yousaf, Steve and Velveta Thompson, Joseph Perry, Jon Bilbrough, Carren Richards and as part of International Ministry Singers for Beverley Crawford and Twinkie Clark. Naomi Thompson, Higher praise, Grace London Worship, Obsessions choir, City gates worship, Voices United choir. Session singer with Taw Music and Sound of Distinction Ltd. Acoustic Soul/RnB/Jazz with Andy Black (guitar) 2006-2011


Other information:

I am a member of the Musicians Union, Youth music, Sound connections, Music manifesto, Lonsas and Sound sense. Fully CRB/DBS checked (last carried out Aug 2013). Arts awards advisor Bronze and silver. A Musicians Union Learning Advisor.

Recommendations

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What people are saying about Mandys 1-to-1 lessons and workshops


"A TEACHER WHO HELPS YOU EXCEL AT WHAT YOU DO BY EXCELLING AT WHAT SHE DOES”
"Mandy is an excellent singing teacher who is capable of giving you a sense of direction where it may not have seemed possible. She specialises in vocal technique and through a vast amount of expertise and experience, teaches exercises and gives advice that will be useful to singers of all ages and experiences. There are several ways in which you can enjoy Mandy's teaching, whether it be through one-to-one lessons, workshops or even through her soul choir - which at the same time as helping to develop your vocals, can allow a chance to network with other singers and artists. Through attending Mandy's lessons during secondary school, college and outside of these, I personally have gained so much knowledge on different areas of singing such as: vocal control, projection, harmony, vibrato and so on. I would strongly recommend singers of any level to invest in themselves by grabbing these excellent opportunities where not only will you be able to see improvements in your vocals, but in your confidence and character as well."
- Semi-pro singer


"THE IDEAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE"
"Mandy is a terrific Singing teacher and motivator. She excels at tapping into the potential of individuals, and always challenges others to explore the capabilities of their voice. Her expertise and knowledge of singing ensures that she provides highly useful advice which aids the development of the singer. Her invaluable experience and longevity also speaks for itself. Lessons covered Technique, Control, Pitching, Harmonies and much more, to ensure that we can be as complete as possible. I strongly advise others to invest in this learning experience, as not only will it build confidence, but also helps tremendously to perfect your craft and tap into hidden potential that you may not even know was there!"
- Semi-pro singer

"FUN, FLEXIBLE AND HIGHLY INFORMATIVE - LEARNED LOADS WITH EASE”
"Mandy instantly puts you at ease - you have fun, and before you know it you've learned loads without even realising it. She can make what you thought was difficult seem easy, and you don't feel intimidated despite her immense knowledge when it comes to all things vocal.It's super flexible as well - you have a choice of various workshops that she does, as well as one to one. And to top it all off, as you'll hear when she demonstrates - she has the voice to back it up...and then some! I increasingly find myself recommending her to friends and colleagues of all different levels, which speaks for itself".
- Professional sound engineer, musician and song writer

"GREAT SINGING TEACHER"
"I think Mandy is an excellent singing teacher. She really knows her stuff and works hard to bring out the best in her students. She creates great resources that make learning fun and help tune up your ears. If you want a thoughtful teacher who will care about your progress then I really recommend her". The teaching was clearly well informed on all scientific aspects of the way the human voice works. Tuition was delivered with warmth and inspiring encouragement. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about using their voice".
- Professional community musician

"MANDY DRAWS OUT THE GOLD FROM PEOPLE"
Mandy is an incredible person! She is truly gifted not only to sing and teach, but to draw out the gold from people. When I first started singing I hated my voice and did not believe I could sing let alone that being a potential career path!? I thank God that despite my negative attitude she saw something worth fighting for and she would not let me give up. She vocal trained me and taught to believe in myself. I am now pursuing singing professionally and if it had not been for her I would have given up years ago. Whoever is lucking enough to have Mandy as a vocal trainer I can truly say you are in GOOD hands!
- Professional singer

 

What people have said about the singing training day

‘It helped me to understand my voice better, how to improve it and how to harmonise better’
‘It exceeded my expectations - I didn’t expect it to be so hands-on - very practical’
‘It helped me so much in gaining confidence’
‘I knew the standard would be high and it was’
‘Brilliant day’
‘I had to get out of my comfort zone, but the result was excellent’
‘I found the masterclass most useful - Getting the opportunity to receive 1-1 feedback and advice’
‘Absolutely brilliant - Great communication. Very positive, safe atmosphere created which encouraged participation’
‘I would recommend it. A good experience personally and as a team’
‘Made me love my desire for singing all the more’
‘The sessions helped me to realise that I may be nervous but I can sing in front of people I do not know’
‘Encouraged me to explore my voice and give it more attention’
‘It helped me identify my vocal range’
‘Friendly, confident, put people at ease. It was lots of fun. It was simply explained. All the sessions were great’

 

People I've taught (click on names to go to YouTube videos)

Clinton Elvis

Hope Murphy

Leah Guest

Gloria Pryce

Daniel Agyeman

Linda Paul

 

 

 

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What people are saying about Mandys 1-to-1 lessons and workshops

About Mandy Harris: CV

Office/1-to-1 teaching studio address

 

 

What people are saying about Mandys 1-to-1 lessons and workshops

"A TEACHER WHO HELPS YOU EXCEL AT WHAT YOU DO BY EXCELLING AT WHAT SHE DOES”


"Mandy is an excellent singing teacher who is capable of giving you a sense of direction where it may not

have seemed possible. She specialises in vocal technique and through a vast amount of expertise and

experience, teaches exercises and gives advice that will be useful to singers of all ages and experiences.

There are several ways in which you can enjoy Mandy's teaching, whether it be through one-to-one

lessons, workshops or even through her soul choir - which at the same time as helping to develop your

vocals, can allow a chance to network with other singers and artists. Through attending Mandy's lessons

during secondary school, college and outside of these, I personally have gained so much knowledge on

different areas of singing such as: vocal control, projection, harmony, vibrato and so on. I would strongly

recommend singers of any level to invest in themselves by grabbing these excellent opportunities where

not only will you be able to see improvements in your vocals, but in your confidence and character as well."

- Semi-pro singer


"THE IDEAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE"


"Mandy is a terrific Singing teacher and motivator. She excels at tapping into the potential of individuals,

and always challenges others to explore the capabilities of their voice. Her expertise and knowledge of

singing ensures that she provides highly useful advice which aids the development of the singer. Her

invaluable experience and longevity also speaks for itself. Lessons covered Technique, Control, Pitching,

Harmonies and much more, to ensure that we can be as complete as possible. I strongly advise others to

invest in this learning experience, as not only will it build confidence, but also helps tremendously to perfect

your craft and tap into hidden potential that you may not even know was there!"
- Semi-pro singer


"FUN, FLEXIBLE AND HIGHLY INFORMATIVE - LEARNED LOADS WITH EASE”


"Mandy instantly puts you at ease - you have fun, and before you know it you've learned loads without

even realising it. She can make what you thought was difficult seem easy, and you don't feel intimidated

despite her immense knowledge when it comes to all things vocal.It's super flexible as well - you have a

choice of various workshops that she does, as well as one to one. And to top it all off, as you'll hear when

she demonstrates - she has the voice to back it up...and then some! I increasingly find myself

recommending her to friends and colleagues of all different levels, which speaks for itself".


- Professional sound engineer, musician and song writer


"GREAT SINGING TEACHER"


"I think Mandy is an excellent singing teacher. She really knows her stuff and works hard to bring out the

best in her students. She creates great resources that make learning fun and help tune up your ears. If you

want a thoughtful teacher who will care about your progress then I really recommend her". The teaching

was clearly well informed on all scientific aspects of the way the human voice works. Tuition was delivered

with warmth and inspiring encouragement. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about

using their voice".
- Professional community musician


"MANDY DRAWS OUT THE GOLD FROM PEOPLE"


Mandy is an incredible person! She is truly gifted not only to sing and teach, but to draw out the gold from

people. When I first started singing I hated my voice and did not believe I could sing let alone that being a

potential career path!? I thank God that despite my negative attitude she saw something worth fighting for

and she would not let me give up. She vocal trained me and taught to believe in myself. I am now pursuing

singing professionally and if it had not been for her I would have given up years ago. Whoever is lucking

enough to have Mandy as a vocal trainer I can truly say you are in GOOD hands!
- Professional singer

 

 

 

What people are saying about Mandys 1-to-1 lessons and workshops

 

"A teacher who helps you excel at what you do, by excelling at what she does"

 

 

 

"Mandy is an excellent singing teacher who is capable of giving you a sense of direction where it may not have seemed possible. She specialises in vocal technique and through a vast amount of expertise and experience, teaches exercises and gives advice that will be useful to singers of all ages and experiences. There are several ways in which you can enjoy Mandy's teaching, whether it be through one-to-one lessons, workshops or even through her soul choir - which at the same time as helping to develop your vocals, can allow a chance to network with other singers and artists. Through attending Mandy's lessons during secondary school, college and outside of these, I personally have gained so much knowledge on different areas of singing such as: vocal control, projection, harmony, vibrato and so on. I would strongly recommend singers of any level to invest in themselves by grabbing these excellent opportunities where not only will you be able to see improvements in your vocals, but in your confidence and character as well." - Semi-pro singer

 

"THe ideal learning experience"

"Mandy is a terrific Singing teacher and motivator. She excels at tapping into the potential of individuals, and always challenges others to explore the capabilities of their voice. Her expertise and knowledge of singing ensures that she provides highly useful advice which aids the development of the singer. Her invaluable experience and longevity also speaks for itself. Lessons covered Technique, Control, Pitching, Harmonies and much more, to ensure that we can be as complete as possible. I strongly advise others to invest in this learning experience, as not only will it build confidence, but also helps tremendously to perfect your craft and tap into hidden potential that you may not even know was there!" - Semi-pro singer

"Fun, flexible & highly informative - learned loads with ease."

"Mandy instantly puts you at ease - you have fun, and before you know it you've learned loads without even realising it. She can make what you thought was difficult seem easy, and you don't feel initmidated despite her imense knowledge when it comes to all things vocal.It's super flexible as well - you have a choice of various workshops that she does, as well as one to one. And to top it all off, as you'll hear when she demonstrates - she has the voice to back it up...and then some! I increasingly find myself recommending her to friends and colleagues of all different levels, which speaks for itself". - Professional sound engineer, musician and song writer

 

 

"Great singing teacher"

 

"I think Mandy is an excellent singing teacher. She really knows her stuff and works hard to bring out the best in her students. She creates great resources that make learning fun and help tune up your ears. If you want a thoughtful teacher who will care about your progress then I really recommend her". The teaching was clearly well informed on all scientific aspects of the way the human voice works. Tuition was delivered with warmth and inspiring encouragement. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about using their voice". - Professional community musician

 

"Mandy draws out the gold from people"

 

 

Mandy is an incredible person! She is truly gifted not only to sing and teach, but to draw out the gold from people. When I first started singing I hated my voice and did not believe I could sing let alone that being a potential career path!? I thank God that despite my negative attitude she saw something worth fighting for and she would not let me give up. She vocal trained me and taught to believe in myself. I am now pursuing singing professionally and if it had not been for her I would have given up years ago. Whoever is lucking enough to have Mandy as a vocal trainer I can truly say you are in GOOD hands! - Professional singer

 

 

About Mandy Harris : CV

 

Qualifications:

- MA Audio Production, University of Westminster, 2000
- BA (hons) Commercial Music, University of Westminster, 1998
- Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts, Barking College, 1995
- Certificate in Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmiths, University of London 2009
- Diploma in Youth Work, Level 3, George Williams, YMCA College 2004

Experience as a teacher:
Teaching singing since 1996. Youth worker and informal educator

Current teaching work:
- Freelance private and group vocal tutor and vocal workshop leader since 1996
- Vocal tutor at Park School for Girls, Ilford since 2009
- Peripatetic vocal tutor at Chadwell heath academy, Romford since 2012
- Singing teacher at Hawkswood PRU, Chingford through B-Kreativ Since May 2015
- Workshops and group vocal training for churches and community groups

Previous teaching work:
- Choir director of Trust In Harmony Community choir - East London NHS mental health trust 2010-2014
- Vocal tutor at Plashet school, East ham 2011-2013
- Vocal tutor at Langdon school 2010-2012
- Peripatetic vocal teacher for Newham Music Trust 2007-2010 (Langdon school, Kingsford school, Plashet school, St Angelas school, Forest gate community school, Stratford school, New Vic college and the Newham Music Academy).
- Lead and assistant worker for Butterfly project - Music project for young people with disabilities at Newham music academy 2010.
- Head of vocals for CASEx academy in Ilford 2009-2010            
- Boys to men singing workshop (ages 11-16) April 2009
- Music tech and vocals at City gates pilot project 2009
- Assistant Music technology tutor for Project with Disabled young people at the Round house 2008
- Vocal tutor for Taitt (Performing arts) Academy 2006
- Sessional youth worker, Junior Core Group worker and Interventions Coordinator at Baseline Youth Inclusion Project barking 2002-2005.             
- Classroom assistant/learning support/special needs assistant in various schools in London through Exclusive agency (2002-2003).
- Youth and Childrens work placement, Pais project, Newton Abbot, Devon (2001-2002)
- Camp councillor/singing tutor/auxiliary sound engineer at Camp Keystone, Salvation army camp resort, Florida 2001.
- Youth leader at Ilford Elim/City Gates Christian centre 1996-2006.
- Singing teacher for Metro Summer Camp, Lambeth college (ages 8-15) 1999.
- Private singing teacher since 1996.
       

Current singing work:
- I sing backing vocals for UK Gospel/Christian music artist Noel Robinson

- As part of Kingdom worship movement we have sung with Israel Houghton, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Hillsong, Dave Bilbrough, Sonnie Badu, Noel Richards, Lara Martin, Mark Beswick,  Elim sound, Donna Akodu, Aaron T Aaron, Godfrey Birtill, Marcia Walder-Thomas, Mark Stevens and Dani Miche.

- In House Of Troops (and backing vocals for Support UK Gospel acts)

- Sound of tha Saintz (under direction of Solomon Facey)

- Session singing for Visual Ministries

- Backing for Denyse Anyogu

- Own material
           
Previous singing work:
Backing for Helen Yousaf, Steve and Velveta Thompson, Joseph Perry, Jon Bilbrough, Carren Richards and as part of International Ministry Singers for Beverley Crawford and Twinkie Clark. Naomi Thompson, Higher praise, Grace London Worship, Obsessions choir, City gates worship, Voices United choir. Session singer with Taw Music and Sound of Distinction Ltd. Acoustic Soul/RnB/Jazz with Andy Black (guitar) 2006-2011

Other information:
I am a member of the Musicians Union, Youth music, Sound connections, Music manifesto, Lonsas and Sound sense. Fully CRB/DBS checked (last carried out Aug 2013). Arts awards advisor Bronze and silver. A Musicians Union Learning Advisor.

 

 

Office/1-to-1 lesson address: 53 Westward road, Chingford, London E4 8LZ

Local buses: (Leonard Road) 97, 158, 215, 385, 397, 657, N26, (May road) W11.

If driving, please note Westward road is part of a one way system

 

Last updated June 2015