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Ian Preston is a top UK & London vocal coach, with clients on a variety of major and independent record labels (Universal, Domino, Island, and Phantasy). He offers bespoke 1-1 coaching and singing lessons to vocal artists of all abilities, from complete beginners singing for the first time, to signed artists and touring professionals.
Discover the tools to grow the voice you deserve, one that is rich and expressive of who you are as an individual, and in whichever style your heart loves to sing. Whether you’re a Rock and Roller, a Singer-Songwriter, a Punk, a Rapper, a crooner, or some combination of all of these, you’ve come to the right place to explore and develop your sound..
Professionally record demo’s for your soundcloud, or vocals for your new album. Get performance coaching to get you in the zone. Even make your first performance with Ian at a partner Open Mic night. Whether you need a few tips for good voice use, or you’re looking for a fully supported journey, Ian is happy to support you on your pathway to true vocal magic.
Ian is great – I am always full of confidence after a session. Very intuitive teacher, good vibes during the lessons, great at encouraging and guiding you to get the most out of your voice. Couldn’t recommend him more 🙂
Can’t thank him enough for giving me back my confidence in my voice and introducing me to new techniques and exercises to develop my range and sound. Ian is a great coach to work with, friendly and professional without any pretence or agenda. I would always leave my singing lessons feeling refreshed and excited, they were very productive times.
I am having the pleasure to work with Ian since 2013 – he’s just an amazing teacher! He really does understand what can be done with your voice and gets the best out of it. I am now able to sing songs I never thought I could, thanks to Ian’s individual training schedule and fun way of teaching the right technique. I’ve been travelling to London once a month just to meet Ian in his studio for a great 2 hour session that I wouldn’t want to miss once.
Ian’s style is relaxed, non-judgemental, supportive and fun. He helped me tune in to my body’s way of naturally singing, without force, helping me unlock areas of my voice I’d never used before. Ian is a sensitive teacher and a good listener so was able to tune into what I needed to help me move to the next stage. Heartily recommended!
I came to Ian with very little confidence in my voice and a lot of emotional baggage, and he has taken me on a great journey helping me to tackle the mental, emotional and physical blocks that have been necessary to find my voice. He is generally nurturing and gentle, hard working and generous with his time. I have been impressed by the way his holistic approach has taken us beyond even the voice and the body – we’ve even been getting into some stage performance coaching and invaluable artist development stuff recently. He has worked patiently to coax me from being withdrawn and protected and I’m starting to feel I can confidently present my voice to the world. This is a gift beyond measure.
Signed up with Ian for singing lessons as a COMPLETE beginner & like most people, a bit embarrassed about the noises I made. A bunch of sessions down the line, I’m still going – just because it’s fun. I’m not a musician or in a band, but I’ve found a new hobby and Ian’s helped me turn singing from something to be dreaded to something that I’m enjoying exploring. Because I’m learning from a musician, I’ve gained insights into the process of making music as well as learning how to find and improve my own voice. Lessons go at my pace and I get to play around in a creative, supportive environment. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, Ian pulls a new technique or idea out of the bag. My singing has gone a whole lot further than I thought it ever could.
Ian is a very patient teacher who would identify your areas of strength and help you further develop them while working through your weak and problem areas, all in a very friendly and supportive environment. You would also have the opportunity to record therefore listening to your own voice, objectively evaluate your own progress and gain more confidence as a singer. I now feel more comfortable and confident with my voice, which I never have before. I strongly recommend Ian as a teacher!
As a complete novice to performing, I was initially apprehensive about singing in front of a stranger but Ian’s teaching style put me at immediate ease. Learning to control my breathing has given me a new-found singing confidence and the daily exercises he gave me have strengthened my voice hugely. In just 5 singing lessons I feel like I now understand how to make the best of my voice.
When I started having singing lessons with Ian I hadn’t sung for some time and had lost a lot of confidence. Ian has a wealth of expertise and clearly adapts his approach to suit the individual. He is gentle and affirming but has also challenged me to try new singing styles, increase my range etc. He is an excellent coach and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. I’m really enjoying singing again.
Ian’s a fantastic and friendly singing teacher who, (unlike my previous teachers), allowed me to break out of my shell and learn to find my voice in a comfortable and fun setting. Would highly recommend him.
Learning to sing with Ian has been an amazing experience. Ian’s mix of focusing on having fun with singing whilst improving my technique has been great. Ian has tailored his approach to suit where my voice is and what I enjoy singing, whilst pushing and encouraging me to achieve more than I would have thought possible. It has increased my confidence in both my voice and myself. Working with Ian has been a wonderful journey – I can whole-heartedly recommend him.
I immediately felt more confident in my voice and in my ability to sing in front of others. Having only ever sung in front of a couple of friends before, I’m now happy to sing in front of anyone- and after just 4 singing lessons with Ian I performed my first gig. Ian’s holistic approach to voice training has greatly benefitted me and is a lot of fun! The lessons are perfectly tailored to my strengths and weaknesses.
Ian is a great and very patient teacher! He taught me how to strengthen my vocal cords and how to be more confident. He brings a relaxed attitude to the studio and is very easy to be around which is great if you are nervous at singing in front of other people, such as myself.
He has pushed me out of my comfort zone and his enthusiasm during the sessions really rubs off on you! I always leave the studio with a smile and some newfound awe of Ian. He truly is the best teacher you could have. I’m already looking forward to our next session…
I have had so much fun learning with Ian and have gained lots of confidence and control in my singing. Being in a touring band singing every night, its easy to strain your voice. But after working with Ian & learning new techniques to stay healthy, I have been able to perform each night without worry or pain, which is a huge relief!!