Hi! My name is Mark Bradbury and I'm a singing teacher, based in Horsham, offering voice coaching and singing lessons online and in person for children and adults from my bespoke garden studio. I trained classically as a tenor at the Royal Academy of Music, studied for Estill levels 1&2 and I am a certified Vocal Health First Aider. I've a host of performing experience in everything from opera to contemporary music theatre. I'd love to help you find your voice whether you are 8 or 80 years old!
BMus (perf), LRAM, Estill level 1&2
I studied classical voice at the Royal Academy of Music before graduating to a career on the concert and operatic stage, singing regularly in the Glyndebourne Festival, at The Proms and as a founder member of European Voices along with other professional choir in Paris, Berlin, Salzburg and New York. I love to belt out a Musical Theatre number, as much as a classical aria and I even featured on some multi-platinum selling pop albums. You can ask me all about that!
Choir director/ Workshop leader
Having led workshops for Glyndebourne education and children's music workshop, I developed the annual Build an Opera summer school in Horsham in 2014. As a founding partner of SongBuilders, I've developed and conducted large scale performances and smaller workshops. I love leading my Big Notes Choir and Little Notes Choir and I continue to be the co-director of the international early years education program Little Notes.
Just as at home in classical repertoire or the world of music theatre, I have been teaching singing for many years, having held teaching posts on the Musical Theatre course at The University of Hertforshire, at the Hertforshire Music Centre and in my own private practice. Are you singing just for fun or wanting to explore graded exams? I believe that every singer needs a unique and creative approach as they expand the repertoire they sing and develop their vocal technique.
Mark has a vast knowledge and endless patience. He has been teaching my 9 year old daughter and she has really benefitted from his calm, friendly and supportive approach. What a great teacher!
Emma in Horsham
Digital or Live Studio
Zoom has worked incredibly well during the Coronavirus pandemic and some lessons will continue to take place this way. From the Summer 2021 lessons will resume face to face in my bespoke studio in Horsham. Drop me a line to arrange a trial online lesson
Zoom into the room or back to the studio
This past year's lockdowns have been the perfect opportunity for some of my students to take big steps forwards in their singing. The Zoom platform has allowed us to utilise High Fidelity Music mode and my purpose built studio helps you to connect as if we you are in the room. All you need is a laptop, tablet or even a phone with a built in webcam and speaker and we are good to go. All of that said I am so looking forward to welcoming students back into the studio during the 2021 Summer term.
Young or old or somewhere in between?
I have students from primary school through to retirees and truly believe it's never too early or too late to enjoy the huge health benefits that singing has to offer. So whether you are 8 or 80, now is the time to find a new song.
Why work with a qualified VH First Aider?
As a certified Vocal Health First Aider I am aware of some of the main factors that lead to voice problems and with a fundamental knowledge of how the voice works when healthy I can implement strategies that can minimise or prevent the development of vocal health issues. With an understanding of the physical and emotional demands upon a performer, I can identify the symptoms of voice problems and where necessary provide immediate help until specialist treatment is accessed.
Mark has been teaching my teenage son weekly for several months and has supported him through voice change skilfully and positively. Mark always takes great care to find him suitable, interesting songs and has taught him so much about vocal technique. If you're looking for a highly-skilled and friendly teacher with a wealth of professional performing experience, Mark is your man.
Claire in Horsham
Get in touch today
And arrange a trial lesson.
Let me know a little about your experience from singing in the shower to performing in the West End and we can get together on Zoom for a first lesson.
I can thoroughly recommend Mark for singing tuition. Mark has a very reassuring manner to put the most nervous of singers at ease but clearly has a huge amount of knowledge and experience which he shares easily. He has a great attention to detail, and is encouraging whilst asking the student to step outside their comfort zone. I have learnt more from Mark in 6 weeks of lessons than during a lifetime of singing.