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!
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.
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.