Our daughter has been singing with Nikki for 4 years, significantly developing her voice and singing techniques. This has helped her confidence and ability in performing as Nikki has fully supported her taking recognised qualifications. The classes are also adapted to suit the student to make them fun and relevant. We would highly recommend anyone who enjoys singing to seriously consider classes with Nikki.
Louisa Ackland (parent)
Nicola is a knowledgeable and patient singing teacher. My teenage daughter has become more confident with Nicola’s positive teaching style and gained excellent results in her first two Rock School Exams. Nicola has a comprehensive range of music and lyrics to suit all tastes, singing levels and age groups. Definitely recommended.
Cheryl Brealey (parent)
Nicola taught my daughter singing for four years during which time she passed several ABRSM and Rock School singing exams with distinction. She also won one regional and three local singing competitions. When the time was right to move on, Nicola helped her to prepare for her audition at Birmingham Junior Conservatoire. Since being at the Conservatoire, my daughters singing teacher has been impressed with the techniques that she was taught by Nicola and by the way that Nicola had helped her voice to develop. We still keep in touch with Nicola who is always pleased to provide further help and advice.
Frankie Johnson (parent)
I have been a student of Nikki's for four years and throughout this time she has helped me develop both my technical ability and confidence in singing. I have particularly enjoyed focussing on the genres of pop and musical theatre. Nikki has helped me in preparation of auditions for theatrical productions.
Beth Smith Yr 12 Age 16
On arrival at Nikki's house, you can always be assured of a warm welcome. Nikki is very experienced and knowledgeable, always approachable and helpful when discussing any aspects of my daughter's singing lessons. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Nikki.
Debbie Smith (parent)
My daughter Katie, thoroughly enjoys her singing lessons with Nikki at Vivo Voce. they are fun, friendly and informal. Nikki has a real passion for music and is an enthusiastic teacher. Katie has learnt many new techniques, such as how to sing with a microphone and the importance of warming up her voice with Nikki's seemingly endless repertoire of vocal exercises! But more importantly for me, Katies's confidence in her singing has greatly improved and she is developing an appreciation of a wide variety of songs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vivo Voce to anyone.
Nicki Shuttleworth - parent
Since my daughter started having singing lessons with Nikki, she has improved her breathing techniques, dialect and pronunciation, even learning to sing in Italian for her grade 4 exam. She has taught our daughter the importance of characterisation skills when singing songs from musicals and has supported her in preparation for auditions. In addition, she has also supported our daughter with her music GCSE work, helping her with coursework, as well as guiding her when writing lyrics and composing melodies. Most importantly, Nikki has helped to give our daughter the courage and belief to pursue her dreams, giving her information, advice and guidance on where to study for further careers opportunities.
Becky Wicks - parent
Nikki has been teaching our daughter for quite a while now. She is extremely accomodating, allowing our daughter to explore her own music choices, whilst introducing her to many new genres. Nikki is very upbeat and encouraging, but there is no pressure. Our daughter feels this has helped her to achieve more in singing exams than in other music exams because of the relaxed style.
Ruth and David Jones - parents
I can thoroughly recommend Nikki Newcombe. Her lessons are great fun as well as informative and I can honestly say that without her encouragement and tuition, I would not have had the confidence to join my local community choir. Lessons are tailored to the pupil’s abilities and musical interests and are very reasonably priced.
Mrs. K. D
My daughter has been enjoying her singing lessons with Nikki for a long time now! What started as a reward for a good school report, has quickly become an integral part of Anna's week. Nikki has not only been consistently patient and encoraging towards Anna, but her enthusiastic and empathetic teaching style has developed Anna's voice greatly - and she has great fun to boot! I would highly recommend Nikki to anyone who has a desire to explore their voice; and wants to learn to sing.
Kevin Morel - parent