MICHAEL
THOMAS
FREEMAN

In 2018 I started The Singers Space, which revolves around the simple principle of   "Rediscovering the Art of Singing"

 

I want to get back to teaching singing as an art form and not a science.  We have made huge strides forward in understanding the physiological responses in the body when we sing but now singing has become too mechanical.  As performers we need to excite people when we sing, this is how true stars are born! 

 

I am a singer myself and believe very strongly that teaching cannot be taught by a textbook alone.  We need to know how to implement techniques that are effective in real world, high pressure situations.

"There has never been a tennis coach who has demanded a player know the anatomy of the arm before letting them hit the ball" Meribth Dame, PhD

 

I do hold a Postgraduate in Vocal Pedagogy so I am well versed in the anatomical functions of the voice, but that is a very small part of what makes up good vocal tuition.  There is more to singing than making "sounds".

Teaching Experience - Current Singing Teacher at Mountview Academy and Guildford School of Acting

and previously at the  Urdang Academy, Bird College, and American Musical Theatre Academy.

 

Education -  Post Graduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy with The Voice Workshop 

Vocal Teaching Diploma (LTCL Dip) with Trinity College London

Principles of Music Teaching Diploma (ATCL Dip) with Trinity College London

Perfomance diploma (ARCT Dip) with the Royal Conservatory of Music

Advanced Level in the Estill Voice Model (The Voice Explained)

Success Stories  - Students from West End productions of the Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Follies, The Lion King, Funny Girl as well as numerous other touring productions. 
 

HEALTHY

BELTHING

A lot of singers find maintaining a healthy technique while belting difficult. I help students understand the difference between harmful and healthy belting. Healthy belting feels much easier.

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voice

 

Going from your lowest note to your highest note seamlessly can be a big challenge for singers. I help singers blend their registers to the point where the audience won’t hear your transition. This removes “breaks”, cracks, flips, and straining.

RANGE

EXPANSION

 

When a singer can’t get past their “bridges” they assume all higher notes are out of their range. By balancing a student's registers, I can drastically improve a their range which makes the high notes easier to hit!

VOCAL

HEALTH

 

I want to give you a healthy singing technique so that your instrument will last a lifetime. Helping students use the correct muscles and releasing tension in the wrong ones can help save a voice from permanent damage. Staying in shape on tour is crucial for a professional career.