VOCADEMY offers singing, piano and music theory tuition with an emphasis on technique, performance skill, confidence building and artist development. Learn how to sing and play at a professional level with our simple technical training and mental triggers, keeping everything easy to understand and super effective!
In 2016 our Principal Tutor Dani took the reigns of Vocademy and has since poured her heart, passion, knowledge and experience into making it the quality training hub it is today. Dani likes to keep an emphasis on team work, encouragement, opportunities and resources for all students no matter their age or ability which is why Vocademy students consistently excel in their technical and performance abilities.
We offer 1-1 SINGING & PIANO lessons for adults and children 7+, IN-PERSON sessions available with Tutors in various locations around Maidstone and our ONLINE lessons and resources make Vocademy's training available wherever you are in the world 🌍🎶 Lessons are tailored to each individual student to help you efficiently achieve your personal goals, online resources to aid practice and regular gigs, open mics, showcases and LIVE online sessions to give you the experience to perfect your performance skills and become the Artist YOU want to be!
There's also our GROUP SINGING CLASSES for those aged 7-18yrs. Fun classes packed full of technique training and confidence building. Check out our 3 courses available "Superstars" 7-11s, "Teen Skills" 11-14s & "Artist Development" 14-18s by heading to our Group Singing Classes page where you'll find more info on our 10 week courses and our awesome End of Term Gigs.
Meet Our Tutors
Principal Dani Baker
Company Director & Principal Vocal Coach
Dani started her vocal training at the age of 11 studying Classical and Musical Theatre. At 18 she gained an ABRSM Grade VIII Distinction in vocals and started performing at Weddings and corporate events. Dani then went on to create a Funk infused Ska band writing original material as well as putting a twist on well-known Jazz Standards.
Dani has recently completed Level 1 and 2 Estill Vocal Training and continues to improve her knowledge and skill set by attending workshops and master classes on a regular basis.
Dani now works as a session singer, a wedding and event soloist covering all genres and fronts Traditional Ska band The Scorchers Rocksteady Band
"My passion for singing just keeps growing, I think it's the perfect way to express and de-stress! When working with students my main focus is teaching them to have complete control and manipulation of their voice, whilst always focusing on safe technique and vocal care. My aim is to inspire them to love singing as much as I do!".
Adri was born in Hungary to a family of professional musicians. Her parents, both violinists, play for one of the most prestigious orchestras in the country. From the age of 5, Adri started to attend singing groups and receive music theory (Solfegio) and violin lessons. In her early teens, she was involved in various Musical Theatre productions, including playing a lead role in the musical 'Oliver Twist' in the National Theatre of Hungary. Since that time, singing became her main passion, and was developed further with classical training in her later teenage years.
Adri moved to the UK in 2009 and became fluent in English. She studied at BIMM London and graduated as a vocalist with an Honours Degree in Popular Music Performance. It was there that she met her musician husband, and they came to settle in Maidstone in 2015.
Adri has taught private singing lessons for a number of years, and is working with both school choirs and with adult choirs for SingingNation UK. She attends Hillsong Church in Tonbridge and regularly serves there as Worship Leader and Vocal Director. She is not only a gifted performer, but is a passionate vocal coach who loves to develop each singer's unique vocal qualities through intricate vocal technique. She loves to work with people of all ages and abilities, always looking to bring out the best in each individual.
Lauren has been training with our Principal Tutor Dani Baker for over 7 years and began Vocademy Tutor Training in 2018.
Lauren has been performing for over 7 years and continues to work establishing herself as a versatile professional vocalist. Lauren is now continuing her tutor training with Dani, preparing for her RSL Grade 8 Vocal exam and has recently started building a client-base of 7-12yr old students.
Tura is a new and enthusiastic contemporary piano tutor who also specialises in composition and music theory. She has completed a Level 3 BTEC extended diploma in music with the grade Distinction, Distinction, Merit. She is also currently studying commercial music performance at university as a contemporary pianist and has completed year one with a first.
Outside of this, Tura composes for piano, voice and orchestra and has played numerous gigs as a singer/songwriter over the past six years. She also writes musical theatre productions and her original, contemporary ballet, ‘Cold White Marble,’ is due to open in September 2020.
Tura is incredibly passionate and excited about teaching and strongly believes that learning music should always be an enjoyable experience; tailoring lessons to suit individual goals. She can also offer guidance with composition and theory if interested.