About VOCADEMY

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. Dani is also certified in Level 1 & 2 of the Estill voice model.

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 Mowle

Vocal Coach

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 Drury

Vocal Coach

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.

Phoebe Brookes

Vocal Coach

Phoebe is a 22 year old professional, freelance vocalist who has grown her music career aplenty with various skills and experience from different avenues of the industry performing under her stage name "April Rose". She is eager to impart the love of music as well as the history, vocal techniques and performance expertise onto her students.

 

Starting at the young age of eight, she joined a choir, which gave her the opportunities to perform in renowned venues such as The Palladium, The O2 and whilst also being given the chance to be a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall and in various other performances across London and New York City. 

 

Since her younger years, her passion for music has grown into something more than just a hobby; she began gigging professionally at fifteen, where she developed excellent live performance skills that led her to become the front-woman of the versatile function band, Studio 33, aged just 17. 

Whilst managing her own band, she also established a duo called “Strings & Roses”, with her guitarist, to gain further experience in the field of live performances and functions. Alongside her successful function work, she has also become a session vocalist, recording demos for songwriters alongside performing backing vocals for a variety of artists.

 

In 2020 Phoebe graduated with a First Class honours in Music Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music, and has received her Grade 8 RSL Vocals qualification.

Lauren Wingrove

Vocal Coach

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. whilst continuing her tutor training under Dani's mentorship. Lauren is currently preparing for her RSL Grade 8 Vocal qualification.

 

Lauren has been teaching 7-15yr old students for 2 years and has recently starting building her adult client base.

Tura Paice

Piano Tutor

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. 

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