SINGING LESSONS AND VOCAL COACHING
Welcome to my website.
My name is Barry Gerald Webb. I teach voice in music theatre (legit and modern), opera (classical, baroque, romantic, contemporary), jazz (blues, modern), folk, popular music (60s to now). I sang with the Royal Opera House from 1998 to 2011, then in Germany and the Czech Republic. I have sung in Cabaret, and even was in the choral singing on Star Wars and lord of the Rings.
I am now based in Liverpool; here are some of my pupils.
As you can see, my pupils are of different ages and from different backgrounds.
I offer professional and effective vocal tuition in 3 locations in Central and North Liverpool, and Central Manchester.
I am a singing teacher and professional singer working as a musician for over 30 years.
My professional singing career has taken me throughout the UK and abroad to such places as New York, Milan, Monaco, Madrid, Germany, Eastern Europe; I teach from the experience of performing at the highest level.
I can help change and improve voices.
Singing is finding a balance of technique with a positive attitude. We balance the voice on a strong support.
People come to me from established music academies and from other singing teachers. I teach other singing teachers.
I do not give ‘free consultation lessons‘ to find pupils. Most of my pupils come from recommendation.
My pupils sing solos with music theatre companies, opera companies, and in jazz and pop groups. I list on this site some of the huge and diverse repertoire I cover with my pupils.
My pupils also take exams with the ABRSM and other boards.
Congratulations to my singing pupils Hannah Whittle Sefton and Dominic Foord on getting Distinctions in their Grade 8 ABRSM exams!!
WHO I TEACH?
Beginners and advanced singers come to Voice Lessons Liverpool for lessons. People who sing for fun, or want to go on to a professional level. Teaching thrills me. It is great to see a pupil make progress.
I set up Voice Lessons Liverpool to enable students to sing with ease and confidence in all styles of music.
In the photo from an old newspaper clip, I am with old work colleagues, who are still established in the profession; I have been working in professional productions for over 30 years.
WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR TEACHER?
Singing has been part of my life since childhood. I sang as a boy at a local parish choir in Oxford. Later, I studied singing at the RNCM in Manchester (the performance as Guillot in Manon as a student on ‘About me‘ page; I went on as a last minute understudy), followed by the RSC in Glasgow (clip of me singing opposite), two of the top music colleges in the World.
I teach a technique learnt from the 12 teachers I have been privileged to learn with over the years since a child. I have an armoury of exercises and metaphors to give you a Bel Canto method of singing.
On top of this, I am a qualified teacher with a Cambridge Masters (M.A. Hons), and Post Graduate Certificate in Education, I was made a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians in 2018 and work as an active performer, composer, and conductor of choruses and orchestras.
I play the piano to accompany your lessons, which is better than stopping and starting a backing-tape or playing one or two notes, methods adopted by many teachers.
MAP SHOWING LIVERPOOL NORTH STUDIO
2A Birchdale Rd, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 9QX