Certified Teacher Oliver Smith

About Oliver

“I really enjoyed my lesson with Oliver. He explained things so well and the lesson flew by. I didn’t want it to end. Thank you so much!” Angela Todd

“Evie absolutely loved her lesson with Oliver and she didn’t want it to end” Jennifer O’Leary

Whether you are a complete beginner, a karaoke singer, performing with your band, preparing for an audition or looking for a singing teacher for your child, Oliver is the singing teacher for you! With his passion for vocal technique, producing sounds, words and linguistics, Oliver is very knowledgable about singing. As someone who has had 125+ hours of vocal training with Kathryn Lowdon, his firsthand experience in developing and shifting his voice makes him adept at passing on this knowledge and skill to his students.

On top of that, Oliver is an outstanding performer! He really brings this side out of his students. His artistic flare and studies in live performance technique (thanks to Rhonda Carlson in Las Vegas), has taught him how to capture the emotion of songs, how to connect emotionally with the audience and how to make songs visually pop on stage through movement. He is very enthusiastic about bringing this out in his students too!

He has continually put his performance skills into practice when gigging in the North-East music scene. Oliver started performing under his stage name ‘George Haywood’ which he uses for shows with guitarist Robert McClean. In 2019, Oliver graduated from Newcastle University with a BA Honours in English Language; his linguistic study and love-of-language continues to inspire his songwriting and vocal technique which oozes into his teaching to this day.

Oliver has a Level 3 Learning and Support Assistant qualification and has substantial experience of working in schools with Primary school children. This valuable experience has given him the ability to explain complex concepts to those who are unfamiliar with a topic which he has transferred into his singing teaching at Kathryn Lowdon Vocal Studio.  

On top of this, Oliver loves to teach adult singing students and has a great understanding of adult vocal mechanics and techniques to suit a range of voice types. He thoroughly enjoys getting to know each individual voice and helping his adult and child students alike to reach their singing goals.

Oliver continually expands his vocal technique and pedagogy through further studies in his Singing Teacher Development course with Profty where he is taught by world class Master Teachers Greg Enriquez and Rhonda Carlson from Las Vegas and Monique Thomas from Paris. Oliver continues to be mentored and supervised by Kathryn at her studio in Newcastle as his education develops and grows.

He has MU membership, Safeguarding Children in Music Certificate and an Enhanced DBS Check.

Oliver is very excited to meet you and your voice!

Oliver’s Price List

Individual Lessons

1 x 60 Minute Singing Lesson Gift Voucher £30 
1 x 45 Minute Singing Lesson Gift Voucher £25 
1 x 30 Minute Singing Lesson Gift Voucher £20

Discounted Block Bookings

5 x 60 Minute Singing Lesson Gift Voucher £125 
5 x 45 Minute Singing Lesson Gift Voucher £100 
5 x 30 Minute Singing Lesson Gift Voucher £75


Payment Options You can pay by contactless card payment, cash, cheque, bank transfer or via Paypal above.

Cancellations/Rescheduling All cancellations should be made 48 hours in advance otherwise your payment will be forfeit. To cancel, please text 07794040802 or email using the contact form below. Please do not cancel via social media. You will need to reschedule within 5 days to secure your payment. We do not offer refunds.

Book a Lesson To book your lesson with Oliver email Kathryn@klvs.co.uk or call 07794040802. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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