Vocal Coaching and Performance Coaching
One to One Vocal Coaching is taught from Beau’s home studio in Northampton. Beau’s clients are diverse in age and experience - all sessions are tailored to suit the needs and goals of each individual.
Whilst lot of Beau’s career has been spent performing alongside some of the UK’s biggest artists, he has also helped to prepare artists for a wide variety of stages including live performances on TV Shows such Top of the Pops and Strictly Come Dancing. Working with singers and performers to develop their technique, performance and confidence has become a passion for Beau over the last few years.
Starting in the music industry as a Solo Artist before developing a career as a Session Musician and Musical Director gives Beau a very unique perspective as a tutor and mentor. Understanding first hand what it takes to develop yourself as an artist, singer or performer helps Beau to give advice and guidance from a place of experience and understanding. Working alongside some of the most successful vocal coaches and performance coaches in the world has also been invaluable for Beau, helping him to understand how to truly get the best out of yourself as a singer or performer.
Beau is currently accepting new clients in person (under current social distancing rules) and via video conferencing. Please get in touch for more details.
Got What It Takes
In addition to preparing artists for live performances, he has worked on the BBC Show ‘Got What It Takes’ as a mentor and accompanist for the contestants throughout three series’. Whilst on the show, Beau worked closely with the contestants to develop their singing and songwriting, helping them to build confidence and improve their performances.
Beau started as a Vocal and Performance Coach in Northamptonshire original but now works with clients in London, Leicestershire, Rutland, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, West Berkshire, Worcestershire, Luton, West Midlands, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. He is one of the most in demand Vocal Coaches in Northamptonshire.
The Health Benefits of Singing
Music making and other creative activities can make you feel healthier and more positive. There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your general health and wellbeing. It also seems to be especially good at improving your quality of life if you’re living with a lung condition.
Singing is good for you?
Many studies done over a number of years have focused on the health benefits of singing, and the evidence is overwhelming.
- Singing releases endorphins into your system and makes you feel energized and uplifted.
- Singing gives the lungs a workout.
- Singing tones abdominal and intercostal muscles and the diaphragm, and stimulates circulation.
- Singing makes us breathe more deeply than many forms of strenuous exercise, so we take in more oxygen, improve aerobic capacity and experience a release of muscle tension as well.
— Professor Graham Welch, Director of Educational Research, University of Surrey, Roehampton, UK
Scientists say singing boosts the immune system.
Singing strengthens the immune system, according to research by scientists at the University of Frankfurt in Germany, published in the latest edition of the US Journal of Behavioral Medicine. The scientists tested the blood of people who sang in a professional choir in the city, before and after a 60 minute rehearsal of Mozart’s Requiem. They found that concentrations of immunoglobin A – proteins in the immune system which function as antibodies – and hydrocortisone, an anti-stress hormone, increased significantly during the rehearsal. A week later, when they asked members of the choir to listen to a recording of the Requiem without singing, they found the composition of their blood did not change significantly. The researchers, who included Hans Guenther Bastian from the Institute of Musical Education at Frankfurt University, concluded singing not only strengthened the immune system but also notably improved the performer’s mood.
If you have ever wondered why singers look to be on a high, here are some of the reasons. The health benefits of singing are well documented:
- Singing improves your mood. It releases the same feel-good brain chemicals as chocolate!
- It is very effective as a stress reliever and improves sleep
- Singing releases pain-relieving endorphins, helping you to forget that painful tooth/knee/whatever
- Your posture improves
- Lung capacity increases
- Singing clears sinuses and respiratory tubes
- Your mental alertness improves
- Singing tones your facial and stomach muscles
- It boosts your immune system, helping to fight disease and prolonging life expectancy
- Your confidence increases
And of course the social benefits are important too. (Some information quoted from www.barbershop.org)