I thought I was a pretty experienced speaker but this gentleman put me right on a number of issues: the importance of eye contact and involving the whole room; helping me to pace my presentation to keep it interesting and in the moment; and not least, teaching me how to support the voice properly and the use of inflection to keep the pizzazz in the voice. Thanks very much for your help and I hope to work with you again at some point.
It was most interesting doing these workshops. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Julian kept us all focused throughout the day and we had a few laughs along the way. In the end, I thought it was less a teacher/student relationship which was at work, and more that of a helpful, older colleague giving us the benefit of his experience and wisdom. I feel more equipped and prepared when I do my presentations, and that’s great. Thanks again.
I have been working with Julian for almost a year now and am delighted to have found such an accomplished mentor. He is a very talented teacher who really understands the workings of the voice and is able to use his creative abilities to help each student. His enthusiasm and love for the job is very obvious and he is an encouraging teacher who always looks for the positive aspects in students. At the same time, he is both pragmatic and realistic, and helps you to understand your strengths and weaknesses.
I have seen great results in a relatively short space of time. Not only has my range increased, but more importantly my voice sounds far more connected and my breaks are now hardly noticeable.
As I continue to train my voice, I feel confident that with Julian I will continue to improve and enjoy the benefits of a stronger singing voice. Most importantly, I look forward to the fun I have working with Julian every lesson. He is a great source of inspiration and always makes me laugh.
Julian has helped with my breath control and strengthened my voice. This allows me to sing longer, and because of the way he teaches technique, my vocal cords and throat no longer hurt. It has also helped to increase my vocal range. Julian is a great teacher, who’s very supportive and helpful, making sure you understand everything
I want to thank Julian for giving me this incredible gift of expanding my range and building my power so I can sing more songs with bigger ranges. I feel that my voice is fully connected now and I can sing two and a half octaves. I’m getting more gigs with my band and I really appreciate the lessons.
One of the problems I used to have was having to rehearse early in the morning. Well, I can now wake up at 6.00am and start rehearsing at 7.00am without any problem. I am building towards a bigger range and my repertoire has greatly expanded. I know I would not have achieved any of this without Julian’s help.
I feel that I’ve had my voice totally recreated by Julian. For various reasons, I’d had quite a few different teachers before him, and I just didn’t feel comfortable with any of them. I’ve been having lessons with Julian for almost three years now, and the first thing he did was to take me right back to basics. It turned out that I’d been singing the wrong way all that time. I’ve got my confidence back, my technique is far stronger, and I’m back on the audition trail again. The difference now is that I feel fully prepared and go into every audition believing that I’ve got a real chance. Thank you, Julian. You’re one in a million!