I am Roos Kruijswijk. I am a qualified singer with a music degree. I have experience performing a wide variety of music, from jazz and pop to metal, at venues across UK, The Netherlands, Sweden and France. I have experience in singing lead and backing vocals in duos and bands as well as being part of a close harmony vocal group. I also run ‘The Bridge Choir’ in London Bridge, 2 children choirs in Canary Warf, and teach singing and beginner piano at the ‘The London School of Arts’, Enfield, with a focus on applying good technique to support healthy singing in all contemporary genres. Singing is my passion and I love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students!
All ages and levels are welcome. Jazz, soul, blues, pop, etc. My singing lessons are tailored to each individual student's requirements and each lesson will vary according to what areas need more attention or what you, the student, wishes to work on.
Lessons will be divided in two, beginning with strengthening your vocal technique; singing correctly using your Diaphram, controlling your breathing, rehearsing your scales, working on Pitch & Tone and many other (sometimes weird ) exercises that will help you develop your own unique voice. The vocal technique I use is called Complete Vocal Technique.
Secondly we will apply the technique to a song of your choice. I think vocal technique is very important, but it is also important that you enjoy the songs you sing and that you put as much feeling and connection into your performance as possible. This is what will bring the song and your voice to life! You will learn how to apply vocal technique to your song in order to facilitate this.
The special thing about my lessons is that feeling is very important and often overlooked by teachers. Also I record your voice on the song you choose by using a recording program; Logic. So you can listen back to your own voice and can really hear what you are doing, and maybe even put it on Youtube and show it to family and friends! It is a great way of capturing your improvement.
I am very flexible and will fit all the lessons around how you want to learn. I will always be honest and if I am not sure about something I will tell you and find it out for the next lesson!
I teach in my house, 2 min walk from New Cross station,
30 minutes: £20.00
1 hour or more: £30.00 per hour
Phone number: 07412722844
"In 1 year of lessons Roos Kruijswijk has massively developed my technique, tone and singing range. She was as determined to get good results as I was and taught me a range of easy exercises that were extremely beneficial and with practice have made me a far more competent and confident singer. Roos is extremely personable and friendly, but also professional. The atmosphere in her lessons is fun but very focused and I would highly recommend her as a singing teacher" Cole Salewicz, Artbreak.