YOUR VOICE YOUR CONFIDENCE YOUR OPPORTUNITY
YOUR VOICE YOUR CONFIDENCE YOUR OPPORTUNITY
Vocal and Confidence Coach
Total Vocal’s Sheridan Coldstream trains, develops and encourages singers at all levels. From Pop, Rock, Jazz and soul to London’s West End – he can train you. If you’re a beginner and lack confidence, he will guide and nurture you all the way. Equally if you’re an established pro looking for a technical top-up, he can get you back on track.
Some of you aspire to be signed by a major label while others dream of a place at Drama School – let Sheridan help you deliver an audition that gets results. People travel from Oxford, Milton Keynes, Banbury, Northampton, Birmingham, London, Bicester, Brackley & Buckingham.
Total vocal exists with these objectives:
What's on offer?
One-to-one Singing Lessons
These are one-hour sessions and the initial aim is to help you feel as comfortable as possible. There is no ‘one size fits all’ as every singer is unique, so lessons will be tailored to meet your needs. Teaching methods are intuitive, upbeat and fun and may cover any of the following areas:
- Vocal Technique
Every singer needs a solid foundation of technique – areas to be worked on typically include breathing, support, tuning, range-building, posture, placement, larynx position, tone, diction and microphone technique.
Confidence is everything. Who you believe you are and what you believe you deserve is the starting point for everything else. It’s a priority of ours to help you develop a great self-image, conquer any demons and feel fabulous.
With confidence comes stage presence. Learn to wow an audience and deliver a dynamic and charismatic performance.
- Audition prep
The country’s leading drama schools have very specific audition requirements. We will help you select the right musical theatre repertoire to best showcase your ability. Maybe you feel the time has come to audition for a TV talent show such as X Factor, The Voice or Britain’s Got Talent – again matching the song choice to the singer is an all-important first step. First auditions need to make an impact, let us show you how.
We have recording facilities here so that we can capture your favourite songs prior to uploading to YouTube, Soundcloud or social media. For those bigger projects, we team up with some of the finest recording studios in the area and will always endeavour to offer an attractive package.
These are real ‘Feel Good’ days and provide the perfect platform for students to try out their developing talent in front of a real audience. A newcomer to Total Vocal may well start by attending a workshop. These one-day events culminate in a show of material covered whilst providing an exciting opportunity to meet other likeminded singers. See our blog for details of forthcoming events.
The opportunity to perform in public is vital to any singer’s progress. Whenever possible we provide open-mic style pub nights, parties or similar, providing the opportunity for any of our students to sing in front of an audience. There is no greater teacher than experience.
Periodically Total Vocal students have the opportunity to work together as a company and demonstrate their talent in our spectacular and colourful showcase events. Soloists are selected by audition from our pool of singers. These showcases aim to present performers of the highest possible standard in professional theatres to a paying public audience.
Things you need to know
How much does it cost?
One-to-one singing lessons last an hour and cost £65 each.
The majority attend lessons fortnightly, some weekly and others monthly or ad hoc. We are happy to help you formulate a plan to suit your budget. Workshop prices vary depending on exactly what’s on offer. There is no charge to take part in our public performance events or showcases.
When do lessons take place?
One-to-one lessons take place from 10am till 8pm Tuesday to Saturday.
We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. However, workshop events or rehearsals are often scheduled for Sundays.
What do I do next?
Where does it all take place?
All one-to-one lessons take place in the Total Vocal studio which is in Finmere – The Old Stores, Little Tingewick, Bucks MK18 4AG
We are about 10 minutes drive from Bicester, Buckingham and Brackley and approximately half an hour from Milton Keynes, Banbury, Oxford and Northampton.