About Singing & Music Lessons in Newcastle

“After a lesson with Kathryn, I feel like I can achieve anything.” Laura, 24

Kathryn Lowdon Vocal studios has what you need to coach you on your journey to becoming a singer and musician. We have carefully picked professional, friendly and qualified singing and music teachers to help and support you on your musical journey. Here you can have singing and musical instrument lessons from our studios in Newcastle city centre and worldwide through Skype. We will provide you with 1:1 lessons in singing and musical instruments, regular opportunities  for you to learn how to perform live at our student showcases, recording studio experiences and opportunities to star in your own music video. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals and are empathetic about what you want to achieve.

Meet our  Singing Teachers!Teaching Jasmine 2

Kathryn Lowdon

Kathryn is a hard worker who through determination has grown to be the ‘go to’ Vocal Instructor in Newcastle city centre who specialises in solid vocal technique, developing stage presence and confidence building.  It is these three components which make her a favourite amongst her students and artists who come for lessons time and again.

Unlike lots of vocal coaches, she is not just a professional singer but also a qualified Vocal Instructor who is certified with the Institute of Vocal Advancement.

She works with all kinds of singers from children, adults, amateurs to committed professionals and wants the best for all of her students regardless of their aims. Lessons are tailored to your individual needs and you get to sing songs of your choice. Kathryn will teach you how to sing them better and is committed to getting the best out of your voice.

Kathryn works with singers who are preparing for auditions and has coached those who have gone on to appear on Greece Has Got Talent and finalists in the SoundWaves Music Competition and Teen Star. She has coached artists who have gone on to achieve publishing contracts with Universal Records and those who have frequent BBC Radio 1 airplay.

She provides bespoke vocal regimes for professional singers on touring schedules to build stamina and promote vocal health in a climate where singers are experiencing enormous pressure to deliver time and again. She is also experienced at working alongside speech and language therapists (SALT) and ENT specialists to rebuild voices following health issues such as nodules and warts.

Kathryn is committed to the importance of confidence building and coaching her students so they can manage their emotions when dealing with the pressures of being a performer and over coming stage fright. She has a number of effective psychological techniques which she has developed through professional training at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy in Jesmond which has helped her students have the courage to fulfil their potential.

She is a qualified Vocal Instructor who is certified with the Institute of Vocal Advancement. She has the pleasure of ongoing training with world class Master teachers and vocal scientists such as Greg Enriquez (Las Vegas), Jeffrey Skouson (Las Vegas), Guy Babusek (Los Angeles) and Spencer Welch (Vancouver), protégés of Michael Jackson’s singing Mentor Seth Riggs who have contributed to her voice and teaching in a profound way. It is her passion to bring this knowledge and vocal technique to the adults and children of the North East.

Kathryn understands what it is like to be a student as she continually learns herself and takes regular singing lessons with Advanced Master Teachers. With the support of great singing mentors, she has performed in New Orleans and Memphis, writes her own music and performs with her band. She is also a Vocal Instructor and Choir Leader in her hometown at the prestigious music venue Sage, Gateshead where she teachers harmony singing in the genres of jazz, gospel and blues. Kathryn has studied jazz and scat singing with Professor Bob Stoloff the Jazz Vocal Lead from the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also completed drama courses and studied with Broadway performance coach, Rhonda Carlson which inspired her stage presence and performance techniques which she incorporates into her teaching and professional performances.


Jon Isbell

Jon is a pre-certified vocal instructor with the Institute for Vocal Advancement and works with Kathryn and her students in the Newcastle city centre studios. He is a passionate and understanding teacher who puts his students at ease with his friendly personality. Jon also takes regular singing lessons and studies vocals, benefitting from the wealth of knowledge filtering down from world renowned Master Teachers who have worked with many of the worlds best known vocalists. With a background in musical theatre, Jon is passionate about helping his students with developing solid vocal technique and then building on that to deliver strong, emotive performance. He can be found regularly performing around the north east, as well as taking on a wide variety of roles in theatre shows with his community theatre group including lead characters, director, choreographer and producer. As well as all of this, Jon is a songwriter and is currently working on his first complete album, taking time to find his own sound.




Hear Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studios Students:

Instructor I Certificate

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