We now offer an exciting new Vocal Course at our Altrincham music school. Pupils will experience well-structured lessons designed to motivate, inspire and promote progress and where possible classes will be grouped according to age and ability.
The courses will explore a diverse repertoire taken from a wide range of musical styles – from well-known classical favourites to contemporary popular music. This allows us to offer a range of singing experiences, including lead vocals, harmony singing and improvisation.
All lessons are carefully prepared with fun warm up exercises to develop good vocal technique and will gear towards live and recorded performances so pupils gain that all important sense of achievement.
Richard Hansen Mmus
New Zealand born Tenor Richard Hansen made his operatic debut at the age of 12 in the children’s chorus of National Opera of Wellington’s La Boheme, and following a move to Sydney, Australia in 2001 to study he subsequently relocated to the UK in 2010 to further his performing and teaching career.
Richard has completed both a Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance and a Masters in Music at the Royal Northern College of Music. He also holds degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Newcastle and University of Melbourne. Prior to operatic study Richard was a choral scholar and later a Lay Clerk for ten years at St Andrew’s Cathedral Sydney.
Richard’s operatic experience includes roles in The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, il Trovatore, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, The Mikado, Carmen and many more. Richard also has extensive oratorio experience including works by Handel, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. He has participated in numerous Masterclasses with world-renowned performers as well as workshops with the British Youth Opera and Opera Galas with orchestras in the UK and Europe.
Recently, Richard has completed a UK tour of with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company and appeared in La Boheme and The Barber of Seville with Opera Australia in Sydney. Upcoming engagements include an appearance at the BBC Proms with Opera Rara.
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Book Your Free Trial Vocal/Singing Lesson at Dawsons Altrincham
Submit your details above and someone will contact you as soon as possible to arrange your free trial singing lesson.
Your free trial vocal lesson will last approximately 30-45 minutes and gives a taster of the course. We will also explain the cost of the lessons and advise of available lesson times.
Free Trial Lessons (FTL) are open to anyone (providing they are above the minimum age) so it really is NEVER too late to learn. All of our vocal teachers have adult classes and in some cases operate mixed age classes so we really do have something for everyone.
Where a prospective student has previous experience the singing teacher may offer a free one-to-one consultation instead of a FTL, with a view to putting the student into an already existing singing class.
Please note that free trial vocal lessons take place when there are enough students to fill a group, this may mean your details being kept on a waiting list until the next available FTL. Some of our music schools only offer lessons during term-time, where this is the case FTLs are held in term-time.
Free taster singing lessons are available to those who are not already existing students of Dawsons Music School. A taster singing lesson will be held by arrangement with the teacher providing the student is above the minimum age for the relevant course.