About us

Your Voice was created from a genuine love of singing and through seeing what discovering that passion can do for others.

Owner Ruth is inspired by growth mindset pedagogy and her ethos of creative development, derived from over twenty years of academic and practical teaching experience – students are able to make mistakes and grow and learn from doing so. 

Different people want to sing for different reasons and, whatever your motivation and your goal is, Your Voice will help, support and encourage you to reach it. Lessons are tailored to each student so, while there’s progression, there’s no prescribed route. 

We have students (adults and children) who are complete beginners, students with special needs, and students who are signed artists.

For some, a singing lesson is about taking time out of a busy life – much like a yoga class; for others, it’s about honing a skill that will make them a living. Either extreme, or anything in between, is absolutely fine by us! So, that’s us, in a nutshell… what about you? Tell us what inspires you to sing and let us help you become the singer you dream of being! 

Ruth Discua


I created Your Voice to help foster students’ passion for singing; I’ve taught a vast array of students over the years and I love facilitating a community of singers and hosting performance opportunities. It’s a privilege to see students develop and their confidence grow through our coaching and experiences.

As the founder of Your Voice I’m driven by a desire to constantly improve our students’ experience, I always strive to keep coaching standards high – that’s why I’ve recruited some of the best vocal coaches in the area and encourage the whole team to
maintain high professional standards. 

Good vocal training
can influence and encourage personal breakthroughs – having the right teacher can make all the difference! 

Our studio is located at Bank Mills Studios, a beautiful creative grade two listed building, in partnership with the University of Derby.

We offer a FREE consultation for all new starters so you can discuss your background, singing experience (which may well be none, so don’t worry!), your musical interests and what you’d

like to achieve. 

Vocal Coaches



Andrea is a passionate, classically trained musician with a degree in popular music performance from The University of Derby. From the age of 7, Andrea has taken an active role in music, participating in events from choral concerts to festivals. As a teen she showed a particular aptitude for opera, choir and piano but has since performed as a vocalist on a diverse range of projects covering genre from post-rock and shoegaze to jazz, indie and pop.  Andrea has experience of working with students of all ages from juniors to adults, tailoring lessons to their technical and artistic needs and working to improve ability whilst helping them to develop their individual talent and style. She has a particular interest in the impact of music on stress, anxiety and mental health.


Banks Mill Studios

Emilia has completed her BA (Hons) Degree in Popular Music from the University of Derby, very much enjoying researching and writing her dissertation on "The Physical and Cognitive Factors Influencing the Singing Performancet; 
Her background includes professional vocal training from a young age and, in line with the high standards of all our coaches, enjoys being an active and professional performer in addition to her teaching.



Having gained qualifications from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, Sarai has a wealth of experience from professional performance to teaching. In addition to coaching, Sarai has a home recording studio from where she works as a singer/songwriter with a variety of urban and hip-hop producers – and, through this, she’s achieved international chart success!



James since gaining a 1st class honours degree in Popular Music, he has gone on to achieve vast and varied successes including enthusiastic reviews and radio play as a singer-songwriter, producing and singing children’s songs, and great demand for singing at weddings.  He began teaching in 2006 and over the years has helped many people to find and develop their voice. James also has recording studio facilities at his home and enjoys recording and producing songs with students.