Pop . Rock . Jazz . Musical Theatre
Professional Private Vocal Coaching
Voice and Musical Theatre Lecturer
Ruth is a highly experienced vocal coach and performer working in the north west of England.
With 20 years of experience in the industry, performing, writing, and coaching, Ruth understands the demands of careers in the music business and the theatre profession.
Above all Ruth is extremely passionate about teaching. With qualified teaching status and up-to-date vocal training knowledge, Ruth feels confident that she can release the potential of any student whatever their age or ability.
"One of the most professional coaches I have ever met..."
"Through her hard work, dedication, and above all talent, she has always achieved outstanding results... you cannot afford not to use her."
"...professional and friendly and delivers a high class service... one of the best vocal coaches in the North West."
"Ruth is a fantastic vocal coach with a professional and fun approach. She always made my lessons appealing by teaching me a wide range of skills from technique and breathing to rhythm, theory and phrasing.
Ruth has great knowledge and enthusiasm of jazz and musical theatre songs and opened my eyes to this music which I now sing frequently in my career today as a part-time freelance singer.
Ruth is extremely encouraging and helped build up my confidence working on both my vocal and performance skills. I highly recommend Ruth as a vocal coach. I always looked forward to my lessons and achieved great things with her help and expertise."
"I have spent years directing and producing professional theatre throughout the UK and when I started working with Ruth she totally transformed actors in to musical stars. I have now worked with Ruth on many occasions and she has coached professional actors and young people with little or no musical training for many of my theatre productions.
Through her hard work, dedication and above all talent she has always achieved outstanding results. There are not enough stars on here to recommend her fully. If you are a professional company, actor, singer, college, school, youth group, community company etc. she has the drive, ability and outstanding wealth of knowledge to make your production a success. I can't wait to work with her again and you really can't afford not to use her."
"Ruth is one of the most professional vocal coaches I have ever come across. She has excellent technical knowledge whilst having the ability to explain and deconstruct for any level.
I would recommend anyone who wishes to improve their singing ability be it an amateur or professional to consider Ruth!"
Manny Crooks is the Voice lecturer for BA hons Music Theatre at UCLan
"Ruth is a very talented vocal coach who has taught both my son and daughter at various intervals. She first helped my son who had been given a main part in a show and had never sung before.
She gave him so much confidence and technical tips that he blew us all away with his first performance. Ruth also helped my daughter not only with her singing technique but with her acting and movement on stage too. She has a really relaxed approach that puts her students at ease straight away, meaning she gets the best out of them too.
Ruth is a very experienced singer herself and I think this really helps when demonstrating and explaining techniques to clients. I recommend her very highly."
"Having such a soft and breathy voice, going to college and being surrounded by wonderful singers with powerful voices was extremely overwhelming for me. Ruth helped me overcome many of my struggles. I really wanted to learn how to sing with more power so that I could have more variety when choosing songs to sing and when writing new songs. She also taught me how to inject more feeling in to my singing and helped me enjoy it more instead of just worrying!
Ruth was always so kind and made me feel relaxed when I was having my lessons. She helped me have a good understanding of my voice and made me feel a lot more comfortable and confident with it. I would recommend Ruth for lessons any time. Thanks Ruth!"
"I went to a school where classical music was the only type of music taught and so if I wanted to sing and perform at school my main option was the choir. This was not what I wanted as I am not a classical singer and prefer contemporary music. I also wanted to get grades in singing so that I would have more chance of getting onto the popular music course at Liverpool University but it was not possible to take 'Rockschool' exams at my school. So I asked a member of staff to look for a teacher who could help me achieve this. Ruth helped me achieve Grade 5 and Grade 8 Rockschool singing over the course of two years.
She also helped me develop my confidence in areas that I wasn't as strong at. We also had a lot of fun over the two years and she made lessons a good laugh. I got into the University of Liverpool to study Popular music. This course involves a lot of performance and is exactly what I wanted to do at University, Ruth helped me achieve this and I would go back to her for lessons any time."
"After having lessons with Ruth, I learned things about my voice I didn’t know before. She really helped me improve my vocal quality after just a few lessons and gave constructive criticism, which was honest but not confidence destroying.
She is professional and friendly and delivers a high-class service. Ruth is one of the best vocal coaches in the North West and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to start from scratch or is just looking for a booster lesson between gigs."
Nick is an alumni of UCLan and currently studies at LSMT
Private lessons are based in Alderley Edge and are held in Ruth's private home studio.
Within easy reach of Wilmslow, Poynton, Knutsford, Macclesfield, and Manchester.
Professional studio or recording sessions can be held in various studios that Ruth can arrange depending on the specific requirements of the client.