TASHAKA B'S SINGING SCHOOL
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I come away from every lesson feeling more and more confident in my voice and what I'm capable of."
— Aleena W
SINGING LESSONS NOTTINGHAM
Teaching professionally for over 10 years!
Private lessons, workshops, small groups and schools.
Lessons delivered in person or online. Any ability.
As a well accomplished vocalist with over 30 years of experience performing, I have been involved in many exciting projects. Having had the pleasure of touring most of the world with some of the UK's top pop artists, over 100 television appearances and performing in the West End, I now aim to use my wealth of experience to inspire others.
My aim is to share my skills, experience and artistry with others, helping to develop style as an artist, technique as a vocalist and confidence and insight as a performer, so you can stand alongside the best. Whether your goal is to perform professionally, prepare for an audition, work through grades, or you would just love to sing, I can help you achieve your goal in a natural, fun and inspiring way!
I began teaching in 2005 and as well as teaching privately I also teach in secondary schools in and around Nottinghamshire coaching vocalists from small groups and one-on-one, up to full choirs. I work on all aspects of singing and performance techniques, with pupils of all abilities.
I will help you explore and develop your own voice at your own pace in a safe, supportive, respectful environment. Learn skills such as; correct breathing, projection, voice control, expression, dynamics, improvisation, audition preparation, increased range, improved tone production and quality, microphone technique and how to overcome vocal obstacles. Working on a wide variety of genres and vocal styles based around the needs of each individual pupil, I aim to draw your best possible vocal to the surface.
Please contact me for availability, to book, or for more information.
I am pleased to be offering a 2 hour recording or
songwriting session for only £120!
During the session you can record between 1 and 2 songs,
either your own song, with your own backing track, or a cover.
I will guide you through the vocal every step of the way and produce your track, leaving you with a professional and polished recording.
After your session, I will mix and master your track and you will receive a digital copy, to keep, share and use as you wish.. All included in the price!
More than 2 hours may be required if the songwriting session is booked including music production. Please ask if you would like more information.
"The ceremony was supported by Tashaka (Craig Baumber on piano giving background vocals)… and I was doing reasonably ok until she started singing. Then I turned into a jibbering wreck." - Chris Giles Photograpy.
"My 14 year old daughter had her first lesson with Tashaka last week and absolutely loved her .. As do I.
Tashaka is lively, fun, and got my daughter straight away. She also knows her stuff and gave my daughter loads of positive feedback. Looking forward to seeing her again and to watch how my daughter grows under her very experienced wings!!" Karen M
"I feel I have learned so much from her, and I come away from every lesson feeling more and more confident in my voice and what I'm capable of. She is a real gem, and I look forward to every session I have with her. She critiques very well, which is what I feel I need from a tutor, but I never feel put down by her. Such an inspiring person to work with! Super kind but critical, which is exactly what I need to improve! I could not recommend her more. She's absolutely fantastic and helps you utilise your strengths, not just improve on your weaknesses. I love every lesson we have She is well worth seeing, and I can't wait to learn more from her :)" Aleena W
"I am so glad I choose her after a long time of deciding. I learned so much in just that one lesson. I know there's some cheaper singing teachers out there but you get what you pay for and honest it was worth every penny and was the best money I've ever spent on a singing teacher. She's well experienced, very honest and a really nice women and I promise you won't ever regret it. And I'm going to carry on having lessons with her once every fortnight. :))" Rachel H
"Tashaka taught me how to look after my voice, how to perform and connect to the music, and really built my confidence as a vocalist! Very happy to have had such valuable teaching from her, would absolutely recommend!" Lydia Bernard-Brooks
"My daughter is 13 years old and has had just two lessons with Tashaka and is already gaining more confidence. Tashaka really made my daughter feel at ease when she was so nervous on her first lesson. Would definitely recommend Tashaka as a tutor and will be booking many more lessons" Linton W
'Great first lesson improvement, loads in just one lesson. Lots more to come!" Tom F
"Tashaka instantly made me feel at ease, she is so friendly and personable, yet also very professional and an amazing singer herself. Her teaching methods have brought me out of myself and enabled me to develop good singing habits (and break bad ones!). Most importantly she helps me to believe in myself!" - Jo Tilley
"I really looked forward to my lessons with T. With her guidance I think I became more confident in my ability, and using her techniques and expertise I managed to conquer some very difficult songs!" - Bethan Griffiths
"Since I have been singing with Tashaka, both myself and my family have been amazed at my progress! My voice has gone from strength to strength. I have learnt how to control my volume, harmonise, improvise, worked on tuning and placement and even recorded my songs using the professional recording equipment. My time with T has given me the confidence to follow my dream of being a performer and helped me into drama school. For this I am truly grateful!" - Harriet Watson
"I had singing lessons at school for 4 years with Tashaka and have made an enormous improvement, not only in my voice, but in confidence and self-belief, through Tashaka's constant support and encouragement. My singing lessons have brought out an individual style which I have developed through song choice and styles that Tashaka feels suit me best. I never feel I am not 'being myself'. Working with Tashaka has inspired me to live my dream, as her support and help have given me a lot of confidence. I would recommend Tashaka's singing lessons to anybody who wants to improve vocally and grow as a performer - A truly amazing singing teacher!" - Rebecca Smith (17)
'Tashaka is a great teacher, her teaching style works not only on vocal technique but building confidence too. T is very friendly and approachable and instantly makes you feel comfortable enough to sing in front of her. T has helped me so so much and I feel my singing and confidence have improved due to her lessons. So thankyou T!! xxx" - Anna Eason
"T's lessons are not just brilliant at building on your voice, but they are brilliant at boosting your confidence. I felt that things were explained in a way I'd understand and after time you gain your own understanding of what you're doing wrong and gain an understanding of how to put it right, or reach that big note. I like how I was pushed to try new things and new songs, and to bring more feeling, texture and tone to my songs. I always enjoyed going to the lessons as they're a great laugh and good fun as well. Dan" - Daniel Spendlow
"Tashaka has taught me since the age of 14 and I have progressed so much with her help. Her lessons are fun and I have learned a lot of techniques that I can use myself to practice in my own time. I have also had more experience in performing with The Magnus Choir and doing other singing concerts. Without Tashaka's help, I wouldn't have been able to do this! Thanks T!" - Rachel Percy
Theatrical pupils live the High life A WEST End star and former backing singer for a pop heartthrob has been helping prepare youngsters for their upcoming musical production.With their unique performance of popular American hit High School Musical coming up, the budding stars from Norwood Primary School, in Gunthorpe, Peterborough, were over the moon with the special visit from Tashaka Baumber. With her wealth of experience as a performer in the West End and her time as a backing singer for X Factor winner Shayne Ward, Tashaka had plenty of tips to hand over during the sessions. As well as handing down some handy acting pointers, she gave the group of youngsters some vocal training, teaching them how to carry their voices on stage - Published Date: 05 March 2009, By Marie Baker
“Years 3 and 4 were visited by Tashaka Baumber who played Nala in the West End production of the Lion King. She has also been a backing singer for Shane Ward and Westlife. The children had a fantastic time listening to and singing songs from the Lion King which is the story they have been focusing on in Literacy and links with their topic of Africa. Everyone sang so well that Miss Warren's class and the office staff came in for a mini-concert!” - GUNTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWS
"Tashaka is a fantastic singing teacher, providing excellent teaching techniques that have improved my voice immensely. Tashaka has also given sound advice regarding gigs and auditions. Thanks T for making me a better singer!" - Jessica Crosby
"When Tashaka joined our school she transformed the opportunities available to our students. She inspired students with her experience and professionalism. Lessons were fun and students were encouraged and successful in achieving extra qualifications. It was a privilege to work with an artist who is so dedicated." - Nick Entwistle (Head of reforming arts - Magnus CofE)
"When listening to Tashaka sing it is obvious that she has spent many hours listening to the great female singers of the past such at Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and also present day singers like Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and Imelda May" - Tony Farrell (MD, Tony Farrell Big Band)
"Her ability to really 'feel' the music not only makes her utterly captivating to watch and to listen to, but provides inspiration for the musicians on stage with her, raising the level of the band's performance. Audiences love her. We love her!" - Phil Street (Formosa)