Private Vocal Coaching, specialising in Jazz repertoire and improvisation, Popular music, technique including distortion guidance, physiology and anatomy, and repertoire, performance skills, preparing for auditioning, piano lessons in Jazz and classical style- Please email for more information and a consultation appointment.
I can’t recommend Nicki enough. I’m a relapsed trained singer who hasn’t sung for 25 years and after only two lessons my confidence and vocal ability has increased ten fold. Nicki is welcoming, professional, intuitive, knowledgeable and an inspirational singer. I can’t wait for my next lesson! Michelle Hodgeson, Pianist and MT Singing teacher
” Nicki has taught me both vocal and technique confidence through our lessons together. As a third year music student, it was essential to be paired with someone whom is encouraging and so easy to learn from. Nicki guided me through my ‘session musician’ module by helping me with techniques such as improvisation and harmonies. I wouldn’t of got the grades I did without Nicki’s coaching and encouragement. She is someone I couldn’t recommend highly enough, a very friendly and lovely lady with your best interests at heart. Thanks again Nicki, its been great!” Laura Boylan, Hull University Student
ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC 2001 – Present
Principle Study voice Tutor for the RNCM BMUS Degree in Popular Music. Current popular music singing tutor for the past 9 years and actively involved with the structure and development of the singing module for years 1 & 2 that meet the current changing demands of today’s Vocalists. The Principle Study modules focus on Pop, R & B, Rock, Jazz and contemporary songwriting DAW, incorporating Improvisation, musicianship and encouraging individual artistry, composition in all disciplines within a rich and diverse, thriving musical community.
HULL UNIVERSITY 2013 – Present
Principle Study voice Tutor for the University of Hull BMUS Degree course. Degree level to post Graduate and Masters level teaching. Here you have the opportunity to develop your creativity and Instrument within the parameters of a flexible yet structured learning environment through a choice of specific and current module strands of the degree.
LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC – 1993 – 2013
Senior lecturer in Music for 20 years developing various modules throughout that time including: Popular voice training, Interactive Keyboard Skills, Musical Theatre coaching, Popular music Ensemble and Gospel Choir for HE, FE and Post Graduate levels, appointed Music Coordinator for the Jazz/Popular and Summer Schools 2003 -2006.
SLP PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE – 2006 – 2009
Teaching and working with highly dedicated students and staff in a very intense Musical Theatre Stage school in Leeds. Most repertoire was set to dance routines and I had the pleasure of working alongside many accomplished London West End Actors, Teachers and choreographers. I directed choirs for all years, taught sight singing and theory to all non-reading students and Supervised and assisted at many shows. Teaching included preparation for LAMDA, Trinity and ALCM exams.
JAZZLEEDS CHOIR DIRECTOR
After developing the Choir initially in 2012 with JazzLeeds it is still a great pleasure to coach them during the Summer Period from April to July. The choir rehearse fortnightly at Inkwell, Chapel Allerton with programmes ranging through folk, pop and definitely jazz with regular concerts. Please contact Jazzleeds for details of how to join.