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You DESERVE to Shine!


Posted on 2016 bt Kathryn Lowdon


“My voice, my talent, my training, my hard work, my financial investment in myself and my music earns me the RIGHT to shine!!” Time and again I work with singers who are highly gifted yet their self confidence leaves them lacking. Maybe they have had bad experiences at school from peers who are jealous or… View Article

Singing Competitions


Posted on 2016 bt Kathryn Lowdon


At Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studios I have students who have successfully completed auditions in Music Competitions and I am in regular contact with ITV’s The Voice UK, The Voice Kids, X Factor and SoundWaves Music Competition. For further details about the competitions and auditions, please see below.   SoundWaves Music Competition   http://www.soundwavemusiccompetition.com     The… View Article

Celebrating my move to Newcastle with NE Volume Magazine


Posted on 2016 bt Kathryn Lowdon


Again, Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studios has featured in the local press. Thank you to NE Volume Magazine for this fantastic feature about my journey of setting up the studio. I really enjoyed talking to Emma about it and my future plans. You can now pick up a copy of the magazine at my studio which… View Article

Kathryn in the Press


Posted on 2016 bt Kathryn Lowdon


It has been an exciting week for Kathryn and her band, The Soul Engineers. They have been in the national press in the UK and Ireland. Kathryn featured in The i, The Irish Independent, The Belfast Telegraph, The Berwick Advertiser and The Sun. You can read the article here: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/jazz-singer-conquers-hearing-problems-to-launch-recording-career-34414022.html

Moving to Newcastle City Centre!


Posted on 2016 bt Kathryn Lowdon


There is lots of exciting news at Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studio over the next few weeks. We have moved to a new location in Newcastle City Centre which is Bamburgh House on Market Street. This is a scheme by Breeze Creatives and will be a creative family full of artists, performers and has recording space… View Article

Acting for Singers


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


What Shall I do with my Hands? by Rhonda Carlson I have recently had the pleasure of taking part in a workshop with Rhonda Carlson who is a performance coach from Las Vegas and she specialises in teaching acting to singers. I was full of joy and inspiration when I finished her session so I… View Article

New Artwork


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


I have a new painting at Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studios. Many thanks to Samantha Forster who painted this wonderful creation. Sam is an artist, art teacher, author and social worker. She is a woman of many talents and can do commissions if anyone is interested in their own colourful creation. Just get in touch if… View Article

Kathryn features in Bdaily Magazine


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


Entrepreneurial Gateshead jazz singer launches vocal coaching startup Check the link out here: https://bdaily.co.uk/creative/11-02-2015/jazz-singer-sets-up-own-business/     Jamie Hardesty 11 FEB 2015 CREATIVE Thirty year old Kathryn Lowdon from Gateshead has launched her jazz singing career and vocal coaching business after being cured of deafness she had suffered for years. Since she has been able to… View Article

Setting Goals with an IVA Teacher


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


Firstly, singing lessons should be about you and your voice, however,  with and IVA teacher your lessons should be well structured and work towards a clearly defined goal. What should I expect from IVA singing lessons? GOOD SINGING LESSONS INVOLVE: Your teacher diagnosing your personal vocal needs Your teacher selects exercises according to the cause… View Article

What Should I Expect from a Good Singing Lesson?


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


WHAT DO I EXPECT FROM  SINGING LESSONS? Singing well is not just about singing songs. A good voice lesson provides exercises that are tailored to your voice, exercises that help you improve. Your teacher should ask: what you’ve done what you are doing what your singing goals are for the future This information is important… View Article

Practice makes Perfect


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


GETTING POSITIVE RESULTS FROM SINGING LESSONS I am regularly asked by students: “SO WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET RESULTS FROM SINGING LESSONS?”   To begin with, take regular lessons! Most professional singers still take lessons consistently. As a beginner you definitely should. The more often you have lessons, the better. We recommend… View Article

A Child who Sings is a Happy Child!


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


When is the best time to start?   I often get queries from parents asking me when is the best age for children to start having singing lessons. They tend to have anxieties about being “too pushy” or too strict with their children which is a very normal way to feel. I often recommend that… View Article

Your First Lesson


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


  Congratulations! You are planning your first singing lesson at Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studios. I hope you find it enjoyable and feel improvements with your voice very soon. I understand how it feels to have your first singing lesson, I was nervous when I started but now it feels as easy as ABC. Here are… View Article

Inhale Confidence Exhale Doubt


Posted on 2015 bt Kathryn Lowdon


There is much more to singing than technique and performing. One of the most important elements of singing is how it makes you feel. Singing can be a great way to improve your self image and boost your confidence and have a positive impact on your life as a whole. However, some singers can experience… View Article