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. 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!
Our studio is located at Bank Mills Studios, the building was created in a partnership with 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.
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.
At the moment, Andrea provides online lessons only.