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 technique training and mental triggers, keeping everything easy to understand and super effective!
We offer 1-1 SINGING & PIANO lessons for adults and children 7+. IN-PERSON sessions are available with Tutors in Maidstone, Kent 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 goals, online resources in our "Student Extra's" to help and encourage practice and regular gigs, open mics, showcases and LIVE online sessions to give you the experience needed to perfect your performance skills and trust your voice!
Meet Our Tutors
Principal Dani Baker
Company Director & Principal Vocal Coach
Dani started vocal training at age 11 studying Classical and Musical Theatre and throughout her teen's performed at various events, took part in competitions and studied for graded vocals exams, gaining Grade 8 ABRSM. At 18 Dani began performing at weddings and corporate events, performing everything through Pop, Rock, Swing & Motown and learning the world of professional musicianship.
With experience in a range of genres, 2016 brought the opportunity to explore a new direction as Dani joined Reggae/Rocksteady band The Scorchers. Having always loved Reggae, Dani fronted the band for over 3 years, releasing original material and performing at venues, events and festivals across the South East.
Dani now fronts Swing/Jive band Betty Baker & The Swingtones, enjoys playing piano, guitar and ukulele and continues to study and explore the voice.
Then of course, there's Vocademy...
Dani started teaching 1-1s and classes for Vocademy in 2013, soon the Maidstone branch started growing and in 2015 the Director at the time offered Dani a pilot franchise. Dani poured her passion for singing, music, performance and teaching into the school and in 2016 was handed the reigns and became Director and Principal Tutor of what is now VOCADEMY - Vocal Tuition & Artist Development.
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.
Harriet gradated with a Commercial Music degree from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2015. She has been professionally working in the industry for nearly 10 years now, performing in theatres and music venues around the UK as a backing vocalist for Neil Diamond tribute 'The Neil Diamond Story’ as well as lead vocalist in country tour 'Strictly Nashville' and singing in other Kent based function bands.
Singing is Harriet’s main passion in life and as much as she enjoys the performing side of the industry, she equally enjoys sharing her passion, skills and vocal techniques with her students. Harriet has been teaching for a number of years both privately and in group sessions for stage schools and music schools across Kent. Her positive and inspiring approach to teaching aims to not only give good vocal direction and technique but to build a confident performer and artist.
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.