Helen Bradshaw

"I .... approached [Sarah] after beginning my degree in Music and Drama at the University of Hull. I was experiencing many problems with my voice at the time, and was completely out of practice after almost four months without having a lesson. I had lost confidence in myself as a singer and was no longer passionate about singing. As a result of this I doubted the choices I had made to study music and drama and had considered changing my degree to single honours in drama. I cannot believe the difference in my voice and my attitude since I began lessons with Sarah. I had never before planned to pursue a career in singing, but …I ...am now ... hoping to continue my studies by doing a post graduate degree in performance. Sarah teaches from her own home.

As a student, it is very refreshing to be able to learn away from the university campus. I find that I can leave the stresses of university life at home and concentrate fully on my singing in the very welcoming and yet professional environment that Sarah provides. It is also reassuring to know that my peers and lecturers cannot hear me through the door; I can relax and enjoy myself!

After every lesson with Sarah I leave feeling determined to improve. She has an infectious personality that encourages you to succeed. Over the last two years Sarah has not only made a remarkable difference to my voice but has helped me to find the love for singing that I had lost. Her tuition has enabled me to improve my results in performance from a low 2.2 to a high 2.1 in just under a year, and she has completely rebuilt my confidence.

Sarah has become far more to me than a teacher; she is a kind, generous and caring person who I admire and respect, and I hope that she will be a lifelong friend."