About Singing Lessons in Newcastle, Nationally & Internationally
“He (Sam) loves working with you too and I think already it’s been a super positive couple of weeks!”
Owain Davies, Sam Fender’s Manager
“You are the best singing teacher. Everything you teach has power and uplifts me every time I walk out of your studio”
Caitlin Dixon 16
Kathryn is one of the most sought-after Vocal Instructors in the UK. With over 14 years experience teaching hundreds of singing students, she is a thriving force within the music industry today.
Kathryn is certified in Speech Level Singing, The Institute for Vocal Advancement and Profty. She is now mentored by world renowned Master Teacher of Voice, Greg Enriquez from Las Vegas who taught Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Courtney Love to name a few. He is protege to Seth Riggs who famously taught Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder. Kathryn is from a lineage of world class voice teachers and she was one of three voice teachers world-wide to be invited into Greg Enriquez’ Mastermind group in 2021 which was a huge accomplishment . She continues to develop and grow under his wing until this present day.
She herself has coached artists who are household names and prides herself on training North East talent such as Sam Fender whom she was hired to prepare for his current level of success in the music industry. He has now achieved 2 Brit Awards, 2 number one UK albums and a major record deal. Kathryn has also coached primetime CBBC TV and radio presenter Tilly Lockey who went on to win CBBC’s talent competition Got What it Takes in the final of the show and then performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Additionally, Kathryn has worked nationally and prepared artists for performances such as The Graham Norton Show, The Jools Holland Show, Blue Peter, Got What it Takes, The Voice Kids, Radio One’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury Festival and Greece Has Got Talent.
Her ‘can do’ attitude lead her to be invited to be UK Ambassador for international training organisation, Profty where she supervises the continued professional development of voice teachers and mentors them from her studio in Newcastle city centre. In 2023, she was also invited to be part of Durham University’s approved teachers list where she coaches music students on their undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Kathryn’s students have been accepted into elite performing arts and theatre schools such as RADA and LAMDA in London, AADA in both New York City and Los Angeles and LIPA in Liverpool. She also has a brilliant track record of training children so they can enter into West End Prep Schools.
With a background in Psychotherapy, Kathryn is skilled in confidence building, dealing with performance nerves and mindset coaching enabling her clients to get the very best results and helping them to live fulfilling lives.
She is a professional singer in her own right and is currently recording her solo album. She has a full DBS check, MU membership and Child Protection in Music Training. Kathryn is also endorsed by VocalZone which is a nation wide brand supplying vocal pastels and teas for singers.
In 2023, she is launching Kathryn’s Soul Choir throughout the North East to bring the local community together through our soulful music heritage. Kathryn is really looking forward to meeting you and your voice!
You can check out Kathryn’s credentials with Profty below:
Who Kathryn Teaches
Kathryn works with all kinds of singers from children to 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 has coached singers who have gone on to gain major record deals, number one records, Brit Award winners, those who have appeared on The Jools Holland Show and primetime TV in both the UK and America. She has also coached TV and Radio presenters on shows such as Blue Peter and Captial Radio. Through her positive and ‘can do’ attitude, she mentors singers who are preparing for auditions including those who have gone on to appear on Greece Has Got Talent, winners of BBC Children’s TV Show Got What it Takes and Teen Star. She has also coached performers through successful auditions for the world famous American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in Los Angeles and has works with artists and sculptors for sound art projects which have been exhibited at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Vocal Regimes for Touring Artists & Professional Singers
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 able to give advice to artists and music industry professionals regarding realistic touring schedules.
Kathryn works alongside speech and language therapists (SALT) and ENT specialists on health issues such as nodules and warts on the vocal folds or vocal rehabilitation following surgery. Kathryn has also collaborated successfully with medical professionals and patients who have COPD, acid reflux and sleep apnea.
Confidence Building, Nurturing Self Belief and Managing Performance Anxiety
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 studying a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy in Jesmond. This knowledge and expertise has really has helped her students to have the courage to fulfil their full potential.
Professional Vocal Studies
Through her training with The Institute of Vocal Advancement, Speech Level Singing and Profty, she has had the pleasure of ongoing training with world class Master Teachers such as Greg Enriquez (Las Vegas), Jeffrey Skouson (Las Vegas), Guy Babusek (Los Angeles) and Spencer Welch (Vancouver), protégés of Michael Jackson and Prince’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.
In her hometown, she has been involved in numerous community projects such as leading choirs for people over 50 years old at The Sage Gateshead to help with social inclusion, she is regularly involved coaching women in her local Jewish community and has mentored children in the care system to help them overcome great emotional challenges through music and performance which has enabled them to rebuild their lives following difficult life circumstances.
Kathryn currently leads ‘Kathryn’s Soul Choir’ from The John Marley Centre in Benwell which is open to all adult singers.
Speech and Accent Neutralisation
Kathryn has experience of working with lecturers and a range of professionals who want to deliver dynamic and clear public speaking as part of their work. She is currently working with the English School of Business and Social Etiquette studying spoken word, optimum pitching, accent neutralisation and received punctuation (RP). She will be delivering 1:1 coaching in this area in the coming months.
Kathryn understands what it is like to be a student as she continually updates her education 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 professional band. 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 studied with Broadway performance coach, Rhonda Carlson who has inspired her stage presence and performance techniques which she incorporates into her teaching and professional performances.
KLVS is endorsed by Vocalzone who produce vocal pastels and tea to aid vocal health.