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Acting lessons Southport, Theatre, acting, dance, piano, guitar lessons Southport

44 Bedford Road

01704 567578



Voice+ (Voice Plus) in Birkdale, Southport near Liverpool, Merseyside's, is a fine, new singing school and academy of arts. Voice+ (Voice Plus) has purpose built studios and offer private and group lessons to adults and children of all abilities and experience, novice-professional.

•Singing Lessons in Southport

•Acting Lessons in Southport
•Voice & Speech
•Public & Corporate Speaking
•Speech Writing & Event Preparation (Wedding Speeches etc)
•Audition Technique
•Musical Theatre

•Vocal/Guitar Performance Workshops
•Piano Lessons Southport
•Guitar Lessons Southport
•Hip-Hop / Dance
•Street Cheer
•Recording studio - hire for recording and for parties

Voice-plus offers a personal touch to your learning, with a team of dynamic, qualified & professionally experienced, CRB checked tutors, helping to build confidence while developing and enhancing your skills.

Depending on your individual requirements, your lesson may be solo or be part of a group. Whether you are wanting lessons for a career in the arts or just for fun, Voice-Plus offers you the chance to learn in a relaxed and friendly environment with professional teachers who work to get the best out of you and to encourage you to be versatile with your skills, while improving your strengths and tackling you weaknesses. Building confidence and enjoying your lesson is the most important factor in order for student's to reach their full potential. Whether you are 5 or 95, come and give it a go.


Recording Studio in Southport

Recording studio available for private hire.

Need a demo? Want to create the perfect recording?... Our studio engineer can cater for all your needs.

Available Services
•Demo Recording Sessions
• Pop Star Package
• Group Bookings - Hen Parties / Birthdays
• Learn to Use Logic Pro

Please contact the Voice Plus team for further information and prices on:

Tel: 01704 567578
Email: info@voice-plus.co.uk

44 Bedford Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 4HJ


Our Teachers

All of our Voice Plus team are CRB checked.

Natasha Brookes
BA (Hons) Music/Performing Arts. PGCE
After graduating from LIPA (1998) with a BA HONS performing arts/music, Natasha worked as a singer with the famous Joe Loss Orchestra, working from home and abroad. After 8 royal performances at Buckingham Palace and many exclusive gigs for 10 years, Natasha decided it was time to move on and develop her career as a Solo Singer, Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach. Natasha has recently qualified with a PGCE from UCLAN.

Natasha is..
As a Musical Director, she has produced many musicals including....
•A Highly Respected Professional Singer
•A Singing Teacher/Vocal Coach
•An Accompanist
•A Composer/Singer/Songwriter
•A Musical Director.

•Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
•West Side Story
•Les Miserables
Natasha was the singing teacher for 15 years on the BTEC National in Performing Arts at Southport College, and also taught at Merchant Taylors boys school in Crosby and Sacred Heart Catholic School, Crosby.
Natasha also composes music for herself and also creates songs for other peoples' lyrics. When Natasha is not busy with her own private singing pupils, she is singing for weddings and private functions.

Amanda Neale
Amanda is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher aswell as a great singer, singing professionally at weddings and functions around the north west. Amanda started singing at the age of 9 along with piano and music theory regulary taking part in festivals and singing in the Liverpool Philhamonic choir.
After passing her teaching qualification she became part of my team at Voice-plus and uses her experience and skills well to engage and teach her students in a caring and professional manner.

Wendy Weldon
Drama, Voice, Speech
Wendy has had a vast amount of experience teaching Drama and Voice & Speech throughout her professional career. Alongside working in schools and at KGV, she was also Director of Southport Arts Centre Youth Theatre. During her time at SAC she founded the popular JTW for 8-12 year olds. Wendy opened her own highly successful Theatre Group, Merry-Go-Round, offering workshop and performance opportunities to countless children, young people and adults. She was a Drama Tutor at Southport College for 15 years, guiding many students towards the audition process into Higher Education. A Guest Director for SONG on 3 occasions, and part-time drama lecturer at Southport College. It is an honour to have Wendy as part of the team at Voice-Plus sharing her wealth of experience with students and staff.

Wendy Chalke
Singing, Dancing, Musical Theatre
Wendy has been dancing tap, modern and ballet since the early age of 2 (RAD & ISTD) and was trained at Southport's Loreto Bamber Dancing Academy. She is a past student of Natasha Brookes. She studied a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, achieving a triple distinction, leading her to gain a full scholarship in Musical Theatre at Liverpool Theatre School. She is a past member of S.O.N.G and SDC. She has 3 years professional in Merseyside and the North-West. Wendy is also a choreographer and has spent 3 years as a member of the 'Harmoney Belles'. As a regular solo artist singing at venues in the North-West Wendy has supported numerous tribute singers and bands and for the past 3 years has toured with a production of 'A Night at the Musicals' and has a residency at Southports' 'The Prince of Wales'.

 Natalie Rice
Dance Teacher, Choreographer and Street Cheer
Natalie is a dynamic and enthusiastic dancer and choreographer having been immersed in the dance culture since the age of 3. Natalie trained professionally at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, London where she studied Tap, Modern, Ballet and Jazz. She then branched out in different styles of Hip-Hop, Funk, Latin and Salsa, House, Breaking and Belly Dancing.
Natalie is a highly experienced professional dancer as well as a choreographer featuring in music videos, fashion videos, television shows and theatre productions. In 2006 she opened her own Dance School in the North West. She has also spent 3 years travelling and performing in New York and Dubai. Whilst in New York she studied under Jermaine Brown and many other famous choreographers

Mike Smith
Saxophone, Piano, Music Theory and Sound Technician
Mike started playing sax at the age of 12 so that he could escape Maths lessons on a Tuesday. Mike graduated from LIPA in 2005 with a 1st Class Honours Degree. Mike is currently working as a session musician playing keys and saxophone for a multitude of bands and artists.
Mike also works as a solo saxophonist for weddings and corporate events.
Mike has worked alongside Steve Winwood, Sandi Thom, Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Craig David and Kid Creole to name a few. Mike also has his own band "Ginger Tunes Quartet". Mike teaches regularly throughout the North West and is now a welcome member of the Voice Plus team

Natalie Read
Street Cheer
Natalie's main area of training is in gymnastics but she is now pursuing her career in dance. A qualified street cheer coach, she is a confident and reliable acquisition of the Voice+ team. She has a level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and competes regularly in gymnastic competitions.
She also voluntarily teaches gymnastics to children aged 4 and above. Her bubbly personality is infectious and her classes are great fun.

Callum Williams
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Music Theory and Sound Technician
Callum has been surrounded by music from an early age, with a bloodline filled with musicians and music teachers. He began initially acting at the age of 4 and then began playing piano at the age of 6, and the rest is history! By the age of 14 he had already begun working with professional bands playing up and down the country, now aged 19 with more than 5 years experience he is a busy working professional as a lead singer and bass guitarist, even holding a residency on the world famous Mathew Street, Liverpool.
He has worked and studied under big names such as Simon Carter (Jamiroquai), Neil Fairclough (Brian May) and Ian Mathews of Kasabian. A keen musician and lover of all things musical, Callum has turned to teaching, alongside completing a Music Degree.

 Les Gomersall
Drama/Acting Coach, Corporate Speaking and Events Preparation
Les has over 30 years experience in theatre as a performer. Ranging from Shakespeare to Farse, Comedy to Serious Drama, Panto and Musical Theatre. A professional director to a vast array of productions and also a role-play workshop coach for the NHS and various teaching organisations.
Les is a NODA Award winner for best director of West Side Story and received an overall award for services to the theatre. Les loves to work with people, sharing his experience and passion with them whether for their professional career or just having some fun.

John Coates
Singing, Acting, Musical Theatre and Magic
John is a multi-talented member of our team who has spent the last 16 years working professionally on the West End stage, most recently Sweeney Todd with Michael Ball.
John has performed in a vast array of musicals and plays. In his spare time John has studied the art of magic and is now a member of the Blackpool and Manchester circle of magicians.
John is a great asset and multi-talented member of our teachers.

Natalie Foster
Musical Theatre, Singing and Movement
Natalie has been singing professionally since leaving Southport College having studied the BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts.
She has worked both in the UK and abroad singing and dancing and has finally decided to become a teacher of singing and performing arts here at Voice Plus whilst studying her CertEd.
Natalie specialises in Musical Theatre and truly loves working with children.

Voice+ is primarily an academy for singing and voice work. We also offer the following:

Singing Lessons (no age restriction)
Professional singing lessons, designed for people of all ages who want to learn to sing and develop their voices to their full potential. Whether you have never sung a note or are a budding pop/musical theatre star. The singing teachers at voice plus can offer you a chance to learn the skills and technique you need for a career in singing or simply give you the confidence to have some fun and enjoy your voice. (one to one and small groups available).

Piano/Guitar Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced performer, we offer professional tuition in Piano, acoustic guitar/electric guitar. Examination available.

Musical Theatre (7-15 yrs)
Musical Theatre classes provide training in all three disciplines- acting, singing & dance.. Combining the use of script, music and movement, these classes (Group or private) are a fantastic way of gaining performance skills as well confidence.

Pre-School Musicality Lessons
One-To-One sessions for budding pre-school singers and musicians. Children learn about rhythm by using percussion instruments, listen to different styles of music, learn the basics of playing piano and guitar and create music with an added touch of movement.

Voice/Guitar Performance Workshop
This session is both a vocal & guitar workshop and is tailored to help the performer to develop their musical skills. Build your repertoire while learning material from all genres and gain knowledge on performance technique. (one to one & group sessions available).

Music Theory
Learning to read music is a must for the budding musician. Come and learn the basics and rudiments of music and further your knowledge. Examination available.

Do you have a melody in your head but you can't find the words to put with it, or have you written lots of meaningful lyrics but need a melody? Come to Voice+ and try out our songwriting lessons. We'll bring your song to life.

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