Private Singing Lessons & Pop Choir in Derby
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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, 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. Two of our young members recently competed on the BBC’s The Voice Kids! 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! 

We offer a FREE 15-minute 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. 

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! 

Vocal Coaches


Based in Mickelover 
Available Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  

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!


Based in the south of Derby
Available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

James’s passion for music began with his upbringing of classical training and singing in church. This led to him forge a career in music and coaching; 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.


Based in Oakwood 
Available: Weekdays and Saturday  

Geraldine has been teaching for almost thirty years. She has herself Grade 8 singing, Grade 8 music theory and on top of that three singing diplomas AVCM Hons, LVCM Hons, FVCM. She has been a professional singer for most of her adult life, currently leading and writing the vocal arrangements for her vocal quartet as well as organising charity music showcase events. She teaches all styles and levels; her students work with both the ABRSM Classical and Rockschool Exam Boards.


Based at Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street 
Available: Friday and Saturdays  

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.


Banks Mill Studios, Bridge Street 
Available: Monday, Wednesday and Sundays

Emily trained at University of Chichester Conservatoire from which she graduated with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Music and Musical Theatre. Though she started with classical singing in her training, she specialises in musical theatre as well as teaching other styles. Before she went to university she completed her Grade 8 Musical Theatre and Singing exams whilst also gaining experience as a singing teacher at a stage school. Whilst studying in Chichester she taught one-to- one singing and piano lessons, which she continues to do now, alongside working at a stage school as a singing teacher. Emily has also done voluntary work at a special school, helping in their music classes, so she has worked with a range of needs and abilities. She enjoys teaching alongside being a performer; her credits whilst training include Mimi in RENT and Whatshername in American Idiot.