Ian Preston is a vocal coach teaching singers of all abilities, from complete beginners to touring pros, in a professional studio in Bethnal Green, London.
He is an experienced & extremely supportive coach, highly musical, friendly & a good listener. With clients on both major & independent record labels (Universal, Island & Domino), he has the knowledge & experience to help you improve your singing, whatever your experience level & whatever your goal.
Sessions are held 1-1, tailored especially to help you discover your own unique sound in any or all modern singing styles, from Rock, Pop, Folk, Punk & R&B, to HipHop, Singer-Songwriter, Alternative, Jazz & Blues.
“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 He has worked patiently to coax me from being withdrawn and protected and I’m starting to feel I can confidently present my voice to the world.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.”
“When I started having sessions 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.”
“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”
“Learning to sing with Ian has been an amazing experience. Ian’s mix of focusing on technique and also 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 increase my confidence in my voice as well. Working with Ian has been a wonderful journey – I can whole-heartedly recommend him”
“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 recomend him more :)”
“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”
“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 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 Ian’s techniques have meant I have been able to perform without worry every night!”
“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”
“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 lessons I feel like I now understand how to make the best of my voice.”
“Can’t thank Ian 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 lessons feeling refreshed and excited, they were very productive times”
“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 lessons I performed my first gig. Ian’s holistic approach to voice training and singing has greatly benefitted me and is a lot of fun! The lessons are perfectly tailored to my strengths and weaknesses”
You can reach me via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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