I’ve had a few one-to-one lessons with Matt, and highly recommend him. I’ve come to understand more about my voice through these lessons than I have with other teachers. He quickly puts you at ease, and if necessary will sing along with you to help with that, and yet he can still pick up on exactly what’s going on with your voice. He works at improving all aspects of your singing: strength, range, tone, vibrato, style, performance… He is extremely perceptive in identifying the cause of any problems with the way you sing, not just what’s going on with your vocal cords, but the way you shape your mouth or position the palate, how you control your breath, or simply the conviction you give to the words, amongst others. He makes you work hard but you don’t realise because the lessons are fun. If you’re thinking about booking a lesson, just do it!
Jane Morris – One to One Vocal Tuition
I received 6 lessons for the “beginners vocal workshop” as a Christmas present and must admit, really wondered what I was getting myself into on the first week. When I arrived at the studio, however, I was greeted by a very friendly, happy face (Matt) and there was no pressure to perform straight away, which made me feel more relaxed and made the session very enjoyable.
The lessons were very helpful with a good balance between learning technique and singing some really good songs. I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for a second 6 week session. I feel I am confident enough to sing in front of a small audience, which was my initial goal. I’d recommend to people who are just starting out and want to build some confidence, and learn a little around the basic techniques.
Vivienne Dargan – London Beginners Vocal Workshop
Matt Thompson has helped me achieve the goal of becoming a good vocalist by teaching me everything I needed to know from breathing techniques and vocal health to creating powerful melodies and sustaining higher notes. By taking the best out of various music genres introduced to me during Matt’s singing lessons I was able to discover a whole new world of singing possibilities and develop my own vocal character. Thanks for all the hard work!
Victor Alyanich – One to One Vocal Tuition
” I attended attended a beginners course 2 years with Matt of Arpeggio music and found the entire experience amazing! Matt introduced singing techniques in a practical, easy to follow way which has proved invaluable in developing my confidence to sing . His encouragement coupled with his professional know how gave me a clear uncomplicated insight into what a serious vocalist might do to develop their voice, I would definitely recommend a course if your curious about what you can achieve with your voice ! ”
“I have always had an interest in singing but despite having sung on and off when working as an actor in recent years I had let this slip and no longer felt very confident in using my voice. I found Arpeggio music on an internet search and went along to the group class. I absolutely loved it, not only did we learn valuable techniques to enable us to hit notes I would have thought were out of my range but it was also great fun and I found myself looking forward to each class. Matt makes the class lighthearted and informal and it was a fantastic opportunity to sing alone and with others, to try new things out in a safe environment and most of all just to have fun singing.
I would strongly recommend this class to anyone who would like to explore their singing voice either as recreation or as a first step towards professional singing.”
Dan Higley, 35 – Beginners Vocal Workshop
‘I came to the workshop full of excitement wanting to try a go at singing. The beginners workshop is the perfect place to give yourself an opportunity of finding your voice. Matt has a most professional and excellent way of making his students feel comfortable and encourages them safely to their true potential.
I cannot believe I came out by week 6 singing something as daring as Ike and Tina Turners Proud Mary. I feel so good about my voice now and have already signed up for the next workshop – its just so much fun.’
Hanan – Beginners Vocal Workshop London – July/August 09
“Just wanted to thank you again for all your help during the beginners
workshop, i really feel like the lessons have helped my confidence &
technique incredibly! I would have never been able to perform a whole
song in front of people before I started!Â I was also really impressed
with how you handled the class and the differing levels of singers, will
definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for singing lessons in
the area! Keep me posted if you’re ever teaching in Bath!”
Sadie Flemming – Beginners Vocal Workshop Birmingham