YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY
- Spark your musical fire and keep the embers glowing -
Whether you wish to learn to play the ukulele, to write a song or brush up on your vocals, I can provide you with the tools you need to get your musical fire started without the need to read music or understand theory. Lessons are fun, authentic and easy to follow and can be delivered online or in person.
The Magic behind Musical Embers
- Sharing the warmth of the Embers -
I'm a Dorset born singer songwriter, who's passionate about making music and its therapeutic benefits. I believe every individual is musical in some way and we don't need to read music or understand the theory behind it in order to be 'good' or to enjoy the benefits of it.
Musical Embers was born during the first lockdown when I recognised the need for music, creativity and personal development in people's lives and so the online beginner ukulele courses took off and the rest has evolved since then.
I am a respected musician and teacher within the community, having trained as a music workshop facilitator with Community Music London and a choir leader with Susie Ro and I have performed as a singer songwriter at over 40 different venues and festivals in the UK. I have experience of teaching adults and children and whole class ukulele lessons for Key Stage 2.
Music has brought much joy to my life and I feel called to share my skills and knowledge with others wishing to explore their musical creativity.
- Ukulele - Singing - Songwriting -
Kitty offers 1-to-1 and group lessons and courses for children, teenagers and adults. These can be delivered online or in person - in the comfort of your own home, in nature or in schools and workplaces. Kitty also offers workshops at events, weddings and festivals.
- Fun, easy and a great musical companion -
Whether you're a beginner or you already know a few tunes, I can help the ukulelist in you, without any need for theory or reading scores!
I offer uniquely tailored 1-to-1 lessons to suit your specific needs and 6-week beginners courses teaching you all the basics including chords, strums and finger picking.
- A powerful tool for processing and expressing emotions, spreading messages and telling stories -
Offering a range of techniques to help you find your creative flare and to uncover the songwriter within.
Visual art, guided meditation and free-writing (inspired by the Artists Way by Julia Cameron) are incorporated to help you unlock and explore your creative writing. Focusing on feeling rather than theory whilst still cultivating the key elements of songwriting, I draw wisdom from my own experience and training to deliver inspiring and innovative workshops.
- We are born natural singers, sometimes we just need to rediscover our voice -
Did you know that singing is scientifically proven to boost your emotional, physical and mental health?
Whether you've performed a few gigs or you're an absolute beginner, I will share my techniques and encouragement to get you feeling confident. You'll be given guidance in breath and muscle discipline and body posture whilst covering a range of songs. My top tips for performing to an audience and camera can also be offered. Meditation, breath work and light yoga stretches will also be incorporated into lessons.
I also facilitate 'Sing for the Soul' workshops online and in person.
~ Music is a universal language that brings strength to communities. It is a powerful tool for processing and releasing emotions and creating connection amongst ourselves, other humans and nature ~
I offer a range of music workshops including, interactive performances, ukulele taster sessions, "Sing for the Soul" wellbeing workshops and songwriting workshops. These are a great opportunity to get creative, to learn new skills and to have fun!
Perfect for special occasions, community gatherings, experience weekends, weddings, schools, events etc.
Great for team building and strengthening human connection.
Song sheets, ukuleles and percussion provided when necessary
A welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all, promoting self-confidence, growth, a sense of wellbeing and good fun!
Suitable for all ages, special needs and abilities
LIVE MUSIC AROUND YOUR CAMPFIRE
An intimate evening of acoustic music around your campfire. This will be a night to remember!
Invite me to play at your family gathering, romantic night away or friendly campout and I will make your evening truly magical. Heart-warming tales will accompany my mix of original songs and covers themed around nature, what it is to be human and upbeat, fun songs that'll make you laugh and possibly even dance and sing. An intimate evening of music around the fire will bring uplifting, wholesome energy to every occasion.
Get in touch for a quote, more info and bookings.
FOREST SINGING REVIEW
I came to see Kitty for singing lessons after decades of believing I "couldn't sing" because that's what I had been told. Kitty's unique approach to teaching, which combines being in nature with meditation and pranayama as well as warm up exercises and singing practise, really helped me to feel relaxed, grounded and in my body. I immediately felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands. With Kitty's encouragement and belief, I really enjoyed lessons and in a short time really noticed a difference in my confidence. And it turns out...
I can sing!
UKULELE COURSE REVIEW
Kitty is a brilliant ukulele teacher. She's so friendly, patient and welcoming in her lessons and that makes you feel at ease. I was an absolute beginner and after just one lesson I was confident playing a simple song. She provides excellent handouts so you can continue to practice at home. I had so much fun in Kitty's ukulele course and would definitely recommend it to everyone!!
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP REVIEW
What a truly beautiful and inspiring workshop!
I can’t thank Kitty enough for letting me be a part of it and sharing so much knowledge and wisdom with me and all the others in the workshop.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and the time Kitty allowed us to write, free write, take notes, spark ideas and share thoughts with one another. I learnt a lot and felt so happy and inspired to be songwriting again. I highly recommend Kitty’s workshops, she’s such a beautiful, kind and talented soul with so much knowledge and wisdom to share. Thanks for this amazing opportunity Kitty, I can’t wait for the next one!
1-to-1 Tuition Online:
30 mins: £20
1 hour: £30
1-to-1 Tuition In Person*:
30 mins: £25
1 hour: £35
1-to-1 Ukulele Course In Person*
£175 (6 x 75 min lessons)
1-to-1 Ukulele Course Online
£150 (6 x 75 min lessons)
Group Ukulele Course Online
£95 (6 x 75 min lessons)
Group Songwriting Workshop Online
Private Workshops In Person
Please contact me for a quote
*Prices include travel within a 3 mile radius of my location (Bournemouth BH1 / Glastonbury BA6 / Bristol BS1) - please contact for more info.