Meet The Team
Founder & Head Teacher - Vocals & Keys Teacher
Expert Vocal Coaching & Holistic Music Education
Meet Talena, a musical virtuoso with an illustrious 22-year performance legacy and two decades of teaching experience. As a specialist in popular music genres, metal distortion, and powerful vocals, Talena offers more than just vocal coaching; she provides transformative mentorship in the realm of music.
Tailored Music Education:
Singing Lessons & Vocal Coaching: From aspiring beginners to seasoned professionals, Talena tailors her vocal coaching with precision, drawing from her in-depth training under renowned American vocal coach, Robert Lunte and working with The Honest Vocal Coach, Georgina Hill-Brown
Instrumental Proficiency: Talena guides students through RSL Rockschool grades (Debut to Grade 8), RSL Rockschool Diplomas, and imparts expertise in piano (from Beginner to Advanced), ukulele (from Beginner to Intermediate), and guitar (from Beginner to Intermediate).
Creative Mentorship: In her role as a Music Mentor, Talena fosters artistic growth, offering valuable insights into songwriting, artist development, and hosting specialized workshops through Hertfordshire Music Service. Furthermore, she continues to serve as the Head Vocal Coach at MusicGym in Watford, where she passionately empowers musicians.
SEN and Mental Health Focus: For the past 10 years, Talena has dedicated herself to working with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and mental health difficulties. Her empathetic approach and specialized techniques make her a trusted mentor in this area.
Educational Excellence: Talena holds an MA in Vocal Performance and a BA Hons degree in Popular Music & Recording. She is recognized with Grade 8 ABRSM Singing, Grade 8 ABRSM Piano, and Grade 5 ABRSM Theory certifications, coupled with her A-Level Music qualification.
Affiliations: Talena is a proud member of the Musicians' Union (MU) and possesses a DBS full disclosure, ensuring a secure learning environment. Additionally, she is certified in Good Autism Practice and holds a Level 2 Understand Children and Young People Mental Health certificate, reaffirming her commitment to inclusive and empathetic teaching practices.
Embark on an enriching musical journey with Talena, where expertise meets passion, and every note resonates with potential.
Head of Guitars - Teacher, Songwriter & Stringed Instrument Luthier
Unlocking the secrets of music and guitar mastery, Paul brings a wealth of experience and expertise to your musical journey. With an illustrious 27-year career in professional guitar performance and global touring, Paul's musical odyssey has taken him across continents. Not just a musician but a guitar tech extraordinaire, he has fine-tuned the sounds of renowned bands and artists worldwide.
Why Learn with Paul:
Professional Credentials: Paul holds a DBS full disclosure, ensuring a secure and trustworthy learning environment. He is a proud member of MU (Musicians' Union) and possesses Public Liability Insurance, demonstrating his commitment to professional standards.
Specialized Expertise: With 15 years of teaching experience, Paul is a specialist in popular music and metal genres. From RSL Rockschool grades (Debut to Grade 8) to composition guidance, he imparts comprehensive knowledge.
Global Experience: Paul's extensive touring and recording background offer a unique perspective, enriching your learning with real-world insights. He provides training in recording techniques and the nuances of touring, elevating your understanding of the music industry.
Multi-Instrumental Mastery: Beyond guitars (both acoustic and electric), Paul offers expert instruction in Bass Guitar (from Beginner to Advanced) and Ukulele (from Beginner to Advanced). His guidance extends to the art of Songwriting, empowering you to create your musical masterpieces.
Paul's musical legacy includes numerous releases with diverse musical acts, showcasing his versatile talents. His dedication to teaching is not just about transferring skills; it's about igniting your passion for music and guiding you toward artistic excellence.