Vocal Hub to welcome singers at open day in King’s Lynn

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Budding singers and aspiring pop stars will have the chance to find out more about singing, vocal warms ups and recording at an open day at Vocal Hub in Lynn.

Expert training will be provided by Gary Leonard, an experienced vocalist and touring musician with many years training as a vocal coach, at the free event on Sunday.

Gary Leonard said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in singing to come along and have an assessment to see if they can sing, perhaps to try some vocal warm ups or even record something.

“We’ll have some of our existing students on hand during the day to answer questions and talk about what Vocal Hub has done for them.”

Gary tailors his lessons to suit each individual student whether they are singing for fun or are a serious performer. Services offered by Vocal Hub include audition preparation, vocal coaching and exam preparation.

There is also a recording booth and 28-seat performance space, and singing lessons are available for anyone aged 8 or over.

Gary added: “There is so much interest in singing, performing and song writing these days, and we can help in all aspects.

“Just a few lessons can equip you with the techniques to make your voice stronger and more controlled and help you stand out from the 

Vocal Hub, previously the King’s Lynn School of Rock and Pop, was established in 2011. There are currently 45 students and the school has helped students get into music colleges such as BIMM, Tech Music and various universities.

The school has also supported students through the Open Mic UK competition, and several others have achieved qualifications through Rock School graded exams.

Sharon Clifton, 45, of Downham, took her first lesson earlier this year. She had only ever sung in the car or at home before and was nervous when she arrived.

Sharon said: “I would never have done this if my friend hadn’t bought me a lesson, but I’m so glad I did.

“I’ve always loved singing, but never knew whether I had a good voice or not.

“I’ve learned so much during my lessons about breathing and other techniques and I’m even getting to grips with reading music.

“Each lesson is such fun, it really is the highlight of my week. And it just goes to show, you are never too old to learn something new.”

The open day takes place at 7 King Street from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be available.