About Me

Rebecca Schwarz Singing Teacher, Birmingham, Worcestershire, UK

I love empowering people to release their voices.  I may use technical exercises or Yoda-like  mind tricks but together we will smash through the barriers that inhibit your full vocal release.  It’s what I live for.  I’m unnervingly obsessed about freeing singing voices. 

When I was a young child I was that shy kid who didn’t say boo to a goose but I sang, very loudly in my bedroom every night.  I was loud! I played musical instruments from aged 4 but I didn’t feel that I was a singer. 

It wasn’t until I was 23 and I worked with a singing teacher, Mark, who changed my life that I started to think that I could have a voice that I loved. 

That teacher changed my life and that’s what I want to do for the singers I work with.  I want to give them the gift of loving singing.  

For a fuller biography see this blog post.

Training & Qualifications

  • BA (Hons)
  • Estill Qualified (CFP)
  • LLCM Performance
  • ALCM (Teaching Diploma)
  • Certification in Advanced Anatomy for Voice Professionals, Distinction (Voice Workshop)
  • British Voice Association Education Working Party

I am committed to continual professional development and take Singing lessons with the following specialists:

Musical Theatre — Mark Meylan, Gillyanne Kayes Jazz — Anita Wardell, Sara Colman

Classical — Pauline Alder, Amanda Baldwin, Gill Robinson

Freeing the Dancer’s Voice, Chain Reactions,
Janice Chapman Masterclass,
Advanced Anatomy for the Voice Professional Introduction to Somatic Voicework Practical       Pedagogy Pathway Estill
CFP (Certificate of Figure Proficiency)

The British Voice Association,
The Voice Workshop,
Jeannie LoVetri
Mary King
Charlotte Shorthouse
EVT

2017  – 2018

Taking It Further  Estill
Advanced Figures and Voice Qualities

The Voice Explained,
Anne-Marie Speed and
Paul Farrington.

2015

Estill
Complete 5 Day Course

The Voice Explained 
Anne- Marie Speed and
Paul Farrington.

2015

Rock The Stage

British Voice Association

2015

 

Aberystwyth Summer School – Musical Theatre

Mark Meylan

2014

 

Rock and Pop Day

British Voice Association

2013

LLCM in Musical Theatre

London College of Music

2013

The Summer and easter Schools (x3)

The British Kodaly Academy

2012/13

The Clown / The Dark Clown

Peta Lily

2012

Singing and the Actor

Vocal Process

2011

An Introduction to The Accent Method

British Voice Association

2010-11

ALCM (TD) in Musical Theatre Teaching

London College of Music 

2009

Fundamentals of the Singing Voice

British Voice Association

2009

DipLCM in Musical Theatre

London College of Music

2008

Professional Trainer Certificate (Credit)

CEIH

2007

Jazz Singing

Anita Wardell

2005 & 2006

Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Acting

Birmingham School of Speech & Drama (now BSA)

1998-9

BA (Hons) 2:1 English and Drama

Queen Mary and Westfield College
(University of London) and Central School of Speech and Drama

1995 – 1998