About

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.  

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.

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Course Trainer Year
  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   2018     2018     2017   2017     2017
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
The Singing Actor Dane Chalfin 2008
Estill Level 1 and 2 Paul Farrington, Anne-Marie Speed and Kiereen Lock 2008
Successful Singing Auditions Vocal Process 2008
Top Techniques Vocal Process 2008
DipLCM in Musical Theatre London College of Music 2008
2 Day Intensive Course in Contemporary Vocal Technique Dane Chalfin 2008
Professional Trainer Certificate (Credit) CEIH 2007
New Horizens Sound It Out/Birmingham Music Service 2007
Jazz Singing Anita Wardell 2005 & 2006
Easter School in Vocals Leeds College of Music 2004
Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Acting Birmingham School of Speech and 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

Singing lessons with the following specialists Musical Theatre — Mark Meylan, Gillyanne Kayes Jazz — Anita Wardell, Sara Colman Classical — Pauline Alder, Amanda Baldwin, Gill Robinson