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Conveniently based in different areas of Bristol, to ensure maximum access for students Sammy, Nina, Roberta and Chrissie are four of the best vocal coaches Bristol has to offer. We are proud to welcome them onboard and introduce them to you here.

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Sammy Hayes

Sammy

Sammy is able to offer online lessons to students of all learning abilities, including beginners.

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Nina Sawicka

Nina

Nina is based in Bristol and welcomes both beginner and advanced students to take singing lessons.

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Roberta Mussilami

Roberta

Roberta is a specialist jazz singer, able to help students across all genres.

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Chrissie Huntley

Chrissie

Chrissie takes a holistic approach to teaching and helps students improve many aspects of singing.

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Sammy

Sammy is a highly versatile vocalist with nearly two decades of experience performing live across the UK and internationally. She has been able to adapt her skills as a full-time singer/performer to helping others as a singing teacher. After completing a BA honours in professional musicianship at the Bristol Institute of Modern Music in 2016, accredited through Bath Spa University, Sammy has worked in numerous Primary Schools teaching PPA Music to both key stage one and two pupils, teaching music theory and singing.

She also has experience in Musical Theatre having performed in various production shows at Warner Leisure Hotels and attended Bath Musical Theatre Academy. Sammy can help prepare students for auditions in Musical Theatre using acting through song and to help with their repertoire. Sammy is currently teaching one-to-one sessions online (using Zoom) with students aged 6 and above. She teaches students of all abilities and experience, developing vocals through a variety of techniques including warm-ups and breathing. Sammy can also teach various genres, helping you progress by learning your favourite songs along the way. As a performer herself she can help develop your stage presence by using different performance-based techniques which will help your confidence as well as prepare you for gigs or exams.

“Samantha is a really friendly tutor, my daughter felt very comfortable with her. She loved her structured teaching approach with some warm up exercises followed by some singing of her choice. She explains the theory behind all the warm up exercises and why it is so important. I would highly recommend her.”
– Khushvinder

Sammy says: “I thrive on seeing my students develop in confidence in both vocal style and as a performer. I really encourage students to set and reach their goals. I am a highly enthusiastic teacher and love seeing my students develop, watching them grow from their first lesson with me is a wonderful feeling”

“I know what it’s like to start out from the very beginning, not having any knowledge or vocal training and being able to gain that experience is vital for any performer. I hope I can guide each student on their musical journey, whether they are wanting to do it as a hobby or to help build confidence and take it to the next level of singing professionally. I can meet your very needs so if you do have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me”

To book your first lesson with Sammy simply email at sammy@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk.

Sammy's Teaching Info

Sammy Hayes

Prices: £28.50 per 3/4 of hour

Location: Fishponds, Mobile Tuition & Online

Lesson Type: In-Person & Online

Ages Taught: 10+

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00-7:45

Contact: sammy@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk

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Nina

Nina focuses on developing a technique that allows you to sing with freedom of expression. She understands that singing is a vulnerable thing and therefore helps you gain confidence and use your voice to express yourself.

Her classes are fun and informative, with the option to learn stagecraft and music theory but as a default focusing on the projection of the voice, rhythm, and creative interpretation as well as emotional delivery of the song.

Nina is a skilled singer-songwriter performing on her own and with multiple bands. She also hosts a weekly open mic night at the Swan with Two Necks. The styles she performs and teaches include folk/country, jazz, blues and rock, but she also has a sweet spot for everything avant-garde and she welcomes students from the age of 10 upwards to join singing lessons.

“Nina is a wonderful teacher. Her enthusiasm for singing is contagious. Nina has helped me so much that I'm planning to sing at an open mic night!”
– John

Nina started studying the music at just 4 years old. She has grade 9 classical piano and has studied jazz and contemporary vocals A level so has a good understanding of both classical and contemporary singing techniques.

Nina has later trained with a coach working with muscle awareness and releasing muscle tension, and she now focuses on vocal health and singing with freedom.

To book your first lesson with Nina simply email nina@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk.

Nina's Teaching Info

Nina Sawicka

Prices: £30 per 3/4 of hour | £35 per hour

Lesson Type: Online Only

Ages Taught: 14+

Availability: Tuesdays, Online only from 5pm

Contact: nina@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk

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Roberta

Roberta will help you explore and develop your unique singing voice while building your confidence.

She specialises in jazz singing, but can teach many different vocal styles and a wide range of repertoire, such as pop, rock, blues, bossa, folk. She believes that vocal health care and warm-up techniques are a fundamental part of the learning process. Roberta can enrich her classes with notions of music theory, ear-training, notation, harmony, improvisation and more, but always focusing on the student's voice and goals. All levels are welcome.

Roberta is a RWCMD MA Jazz graduate professional singer-songwriter with +15 years of experience and self-employed singing tutor. In Italy, she obtained a First class honours Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice at the Conservatorio di Musica Tito Schipa.

“Beyond blessed to have her as my tutor. Everything a beginner or an insecure singer needs is what she can give you. The support I'm getting from her and her belief in my abilities are just beyond the words can express. So professional, and at the same time, a true friend, with an ability to understand her student on a deeper level. You're a God's gift, Roberta”
– Kornelija

She's a self-employed bandleader, band manager, singer, songwriter and arranger in the award-winning band Lunar Bird. The band released its debut album in 2021, 'Lunar Bird' s/t, including a single featured on the Welsh A-List on BBC Radio Wales.

Roberta works as a session musician in professional recording studios. Her performance experience, in large and small jazz ensembles, includes a number of performances featured in the RWCMDʼs Amser Jazz Time series as well as numerous concerts in Italy.

To book your first lesson with Roberta simply email roberta@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk.

Roberta's Teaching Info

oberta Mussilami

Prices: £32 per 3/4 of hour | £37 per hour

Location: Horfield, Bristol

Lesson Type: In-Person, Online & can travel (+£5)

Ages Taught: 14+

Availability: Tuesday to Thursday 3pm-8pm

Contact: roberta@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk

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Chrissie

Chrissie’s aim is to guide you in understanding your voice both anatomically and aesthetically in order to encourage the most healthy and efficient techniques and practices.

Through doing so, Chrissie will help improve many aspects of your singing (such as stamina, tone, breath control, pitching, range, agility and power) as well as additional skills (such as performance/microphone technique, improvisation and songwriting).

Chrissie specialises in a number of Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) styles, including soul, pop, R&B and jazz; as well as contemporary musical theatre and acting through song. Taking a holistic approach to teaching, her lessons are underpinned with a sense of “soul”- regardless of genre. By this she means the philosophy of soul, using the art of singing to communicate unapologetic, passionate expressions of who you are, what you believe and how you feel.

“I would not say I’m the ideal student. I’m very nervous, and often show up for lessons unprepared. But I chose Chrissie because I saw in her story a sensitivity that reminded me of my own, and it gave me hope that, with her help, I could use music to reawaken my creative heart.
– Monika Aesta

Chrissie studied Musical Theatre at the BRIT School, receiving a triple Distinction* (star) for her National Diploma. Subsequently, she went on to receive a 1st Class Honours degree in Professional Musicianship from the British & Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM). More recent accolades include performing at Glastonbury Festival, on BBC1 and the UK House of Commons; providing backing/session vocals for artists such as Natalie Weiss and Wasuremono; and writing and releasing music both as a topline writer and as a solo artist.

Chrissie is excited to share her knowledge, experience and passion for singing with others, whether you’re just starting out, or an advanced singer looking to brush up on technique or learn some new skills.

To book your first lesson with Chrissie simply email chrissie@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk.

Chrissie's Teaching Info

Chrissie Huntley

Prices: £27.50 per 3/4 of hour | £33 per hour

Location: Bristol Cathedral School

Lesson Type: In-Person

Ages Taught: 10+

Availability: Monday-Tuesday 5-9pm

Contact: chrissie@singinglessonsbristol.co.uk

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