Singing lessons with Andy Follin will give you the necessary vocal skills to use your voice effectively, in any style and genre.
Andy Follin is one of only two Estill Master Trainers working in the North West of England.
Estill Voice Training™ merges Science with Art, giving singers complete knowledge and control of their voices.
Andy can teach you to sing in many genres (Pop, Musicals, Opera, Rock) with total freedom and skill.
Andy does not insist on regular, long-term tuition. Clients attend as and when it suits them.
Discover your true potential and take control of your future
Have you ever sung well, but not known how? Or had a problem that you couldn't fix? Do you wish you could sing in more than one style? If you've ever asked the questions 'how did I do that?' or 'why does my voice do this?', Andy can help.
Singing lessons with Andy will give you complete control over your voice, allowing you to sing in any style, in any repertoire, all with complete skill and understanding - and all with your own beautiful voice!
Unlike 'traditional' singing lessons, which focus on one musical style or genre, Estill Voice Training™ can explain the requirements of any type of singing - and show you how to achieve that sound, quickly and simply. Whether you sing Musicals, Opera, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel or Worship, Andy will give you the knowledge of how your voice works, and how to apply it to each unique style:
Whatever you want to sing, Estill Voice Training™ will answer the questions:
…what sound do I want to create, and which structures do I need to control to create that sound?
Be in complete control of your own individual voice
Andy Follin is an Estill Master Trainer (EMT) of Estill Voice Training™, and one of the most respected vocal coaches currently working in the UK.
Certified EVT representatives are an elite group of teachers and coaches - internationally recognized for their extensive knowledge of the voice, and for the innovative teaching techniques they employ in their singing lessons and vocal coaching sessions. Andy is one of only two Estill Master Trainers working in the North West of England.
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Andy is a full time professional vocal coach, not a school teacher, singer or pianist giving a few singing lessons in their spare time. Andy does not insist on long-term tuition, where students have to attend regular lessons, repeating the same exercises until their voice improves. You can attend as often as you like, but there's no compulsion to attend every week or every fortnight. In fact, many students find that a singing lesson every 4 to 6 weeks suits their needs.
Estill Voice Training™ is known for producing quick results. Quite often, Andy finds that long-standing problems can be fixed in the first few lessons. At your first session, Andy will give you an assessment of your abilities and draw up a singing lesson development plan that ensures you get to where you want to be, as quickly as possible.
If you're ready to take your voice to the next level, book a singing lesson with Andy today (see bottom of page).
Andy runs his studio in St Helens so is ideally located for students in the Liverpool, Merseyside, Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire areas. Please check out the separate pages for students from Liverpool, Merseyside, Warrington, Widnes / Runcorn, Wigan, Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales.
In setting up Vocal Skills back in 2001, Andy committed himself to bringing high quality, professional standard vocal coaching to clients of all ages, backgrounds, experience and genres.
Although Andy works mainly with professional singers, he's more than happy to work with serious students at all stages of their career development, to ensure they're given the right guidance at the right time - all he asks for is a willingness to learn!
All lessons take place in a custom-built, soundproofed studio and the environment is one of safe experimentation. Lessons are clearly structured and explained, and pupils are encouraged to find new ways to use their voice, without a sense of 'right' and 'wrong' - so long as the voice is used efficiently and healthily, all sounds are welcomed!
Unlike 'traditional' singing lessons, which focus on one musical style or genre, Andy, as an Estill Master Trainer (EMT), can explain the requirements of any type of singing - and show you how to achieve them, quickly and simply.