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Mark JW Graham Vocal Guru

My name is Mark, and I am the Midlands’ leading Voice Coach. I provide singing lessons in Nottingham to singers from across the Midlands, and further still to clients worldwide via Skype.

My clients range from total beginners to gigging and recording professionals. They all trust me and know me as the “go-to guy” for quickly fixing issues in their voices faster than anyone else.

Whatever your style, whatever your goals, let me show you how we can develop your voice faster and more effectively than you ever thought possible.

“…After just one singing lesson with Mark, my problems with breathing were solved by doing simple exercises which strengthened the tone of my voice…”
Mandy Johnson, choir singer

Don’t just take my word for it! You can read testimonials from all my clients telling you exactly the same thing.

Let me show you what we can do for you and your voice.

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HOW DO LESSONS WORK?

Whether you feel like you’re a beginner, a pro looking to up your game, or you feel you’re somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered.

My studio is constantly full of all kinds of different singing students all looking to develop their voices, to grow in various styles and to accomplish completely different goals, from choir members and professional performers, to hobbyists and band members. I’ve taught lead performers in major stageshow productions, to amateur-dramatics singers who sing in their spare time. I’ve taught acoustic singer-songwriters who gig multiple times a week, to the front-men and front-women of bands that gig once a year. You name the kind of singer you are, I can tell you of the people I’ve taught who fall into that exact same category. The vocal technique we use in lessons gives us the tools to help achieve your goals together.

100% Tailored To Your Voice

Coaching is personally tailored to wherever you are at vocally. Sessions are fun, engaging, but ultimately they are designed to be incredibly effective, and to progress you to getting the most out of your voice. With the vocal technique we apply together in lessons, we will help you unlock range, power and control in your voice – it’s completely normal to experience the benefits of this even within the first few lessons! Of course mastering these developments takes time and commitment to working on your voice – but the results are absolutely worth the hard work.

My studio won the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award through the sheer results achieved in one-on-one sessions with clients - come see for yourself!

Mark won the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year award through the sheer results achieved in one-on-one sessions with clients – come see for yourself!

Whether you are preparing for a big show or are going out on tour, or whether you are just deeply passionate about your singing voice (even just to sing better in the shower or the car), you will be astounded at the improvement you can experience.

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“Since working with Mark, my voice has massively improved in a very short period of time, and EVERYONE can notice the difference – the improvement has been shocking! Mark makes lessons fun, and makes it clear as to what you’re being asked to do. Mark has even been able to help me with my guitar playing! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mark to any beginner who is considering singing for fun or professionally.”
Jamie Lutzuver, beginner singer and guitarist

 

Got some more advanced stuff you’d like to cover?

We’ve got that covered too. Everyone has things they’d like to be able to fix or do better, and here we have the tools to help you achieve those goals. Within the very first session we’ll conduct a diagnosis on your voice that exposes exactly what you’re at, no matter your level. We’ll immediately start dealing with the issues of eliminating that frustrating ‘break’ or flip between chest voice and head voice. We also work hard on taking the pressure away to relieve fatigue, as well as developing range and flexibility. We can also give you the tools and vocal strength to cope with the demands of a heavy gigging schedule, or to prepare you for an important audition or performance.

“Having wanted to get singing lessons for years I found Mark and decided to take the leap. I was very nervous at first, but Mark made me feel completely at ease and assessed my voice strengths and weaknesses. His knowledge of the functional implications of each sound and how to tailor them to my voice is second to none. I can feel and hear the difference in every lesson and my confidence builds with this. Mark has not only improved my voice but also given me the knowledge to identify my own tendencies and improve on them!”
John Jeacock, lead singer and guitarist

Regular voice coaching is as important as any pro athlete in their preparation for their sport coaching. If you’re not taking care of your instrument you can end up seriously hurting yourself and damaging your long term prospects. We can help you deal with these issues and maintain a healthy connected voice for life.

Skype Lessons

Mark JW Graham - the Midlands' leading Voice CoachNot local to Nottingham? That’s no problem either! We are able to offer lessons via the internet using Skype. I have clients in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and even further afield. All you need for this is a good microphone and camera set up on your computer – that’s it. Online coaching sessions work amazingly well and can make getting singing lessons really convenient for even the most hectic timetable. You just log on, work on your voice in your coaching session, and log off when it’s done. No travel time, no traffic worries, and you can keep singing in the comfort of your own home/studio/hotel room right up to the lesson and straight after.

 
 
 

WHAT HAPPENS IN A LESSON?

The first lesson will have an initial consultation and diagnosis in which we identify where you are presently in your musical journey, and look at how to take you forward. We will then dive into tools tailored to deal with tendencies you may have. We will also look at application to song and troubleshoot difficult areas there. We can also look at various types of equipment and the role it plays in your setup.

Structure of lessons will be approximately 50%-70% on giving you the right tools, and the remaining 30-50% on specific application of those tools to achieving your goals. The lessons are, of course, always flexible to suit your evolving skill and goals… and above all, they are always fun!

If you want to know more about the methodology we use in lessons, we have an helpful (and completely free!) membership area called The Voice Academy that goes through the basics from start to finish.

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WHY CHOOSE TO STUDY WITH MARK?

Ultimately, all my clients are serious about their voices and look for the kind of results I deliver session after session.

If you too are after BIG results for your voice, and you know that you get what you pay for, then I’m confident I’m the voice coach for you. But if you’re more concerned with price than quality, than I’m probably not the voice coach for you.

Quite frankly, we’ll get more out of your voice in just one or two lessons than you’ll get anywhere else. You only have to read the testimonials of my clients to see how the issues they were encountering for years were addressed right there and then, experiencing that change in just the first few lessons, to understand what I’m talking about. There really is no substitute for experiencing it firsthand.

In truth, you should be experiencing that BIG difference within the very first lesson, otherwise I’m not doing my job right!

Let me break it down for you: here is what you get in lessons with me, that you won’t get with anyone else. Let me tell you what you are guaranteed to get in your first lesson, and every lesson after that…

– a personalised vocal diagnosis in the first 5 minutes of your first lesson, so you know exactly where your voice is at and why on a musical and functional level
– a clear, scientific explanation as to why your voice operates the way it does, with as much or as little detail as you require
– a tailored vocal workout that directly deals with whatever is going on in your voice
tactically designed exercises that give you maximum benefit for minimum effort for your voice type
new tailored workouts every lesson based on how your voice advances from previous lessons and workouts
– a constantly growing vocal development plan that is specific to your goals are, that will guide you in your vocal development and keep you on track towards your goals
time to work on and troubleshoot tricky songs that you want to be able to sing
open access to my own tips and tricks to help you through the troublesome areas of your voice, and to further your own artistic voice

Here are just a few of the other credentials, accreditations and organisations we’ve been featured by:

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SCHEDULE

Standard lessons are available within Mark’s normal teaching schedule. We provide for a variety of lesson times within the following times:

Monday10am to 6pm
Tuesday10am to 6pm
Wednesday10am to 2pm
Friday10am to 2pm

PRICES

Lessons and packages available are:

STANDARD

1 hour lesson

£139

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1 HOUR PACKAGE
4 x 1 hour lessons package

£499 £556
Save 10% over buying individual sessions!
Saves you a full £57!

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BESPOKE MONTHLY PACKAGES

Starting from £179 per month

AVAILABLE AFTER A PERIOD OF STUDY WITH MARK

Available on a case-by-case basis alongside an 18 month commitment

PREMIUM
1 hour premium lesson
For those who urgently require session times outside of normal teaching hours
£209
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To get started working with Mark, simply purchase your desired option above and we’ll be in touch to schedule your first session.
 

OTHER SERVICES

I also offer a variety of tailored services and lesson packages, which can be customised to suit the needs of a given client or organisation. For example:
– Workshops – customised group vocal tuition suitable for bands, choirs, worship teams, schools, etc.
– Vocal consulting – often needed by bands/artists about to go into the studio to polish up particular songs or parts, or people struggling with a particular aspect of their voice in a run-up to a live event.
Vocal health seminars – For those who work with their voice every day, fatigue, vocal wear and tear can easily creep in, leaving you or your team struggling to cope with the vocal load of their daily grind. Simple exercises and better understanding of your voice can improve and even eliminate this, improving your ability to do your job and keep on doing your job.

If you have a specific query or need in mind, please fill in the enquiry/booking form below leaving a note in the enquiry regarding your needs. We will then be in touch to discuss your needs further and put together a bespoke solution for you.

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If we’ve just described you and what you’re after, and you’re genuinely serious about working on your voice and seeing some big improvements lesson after lesson, then Mark would love to work with you, so click the big red button below and let’s get you booked in.

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