A.T. Music Group - Helping you learn to sing one step at a time
It has been scientifically proven that singing reduces levels of anxiety and improves your mental and emotional health.
We specialise in vocal development. A lot of our work is with the record industry and TV shows such as The Voice and X Factor but this doesn't mean it's out of reach if you are not to that level. Infact we love working with students who haven't done much before. It's a great feeling watching you develop along the path that you are about to walk down.
But with soooo many vocal coaches out there now how do you know who to choose?
We are mainly recomended from the record labels and mgmt companies. If you are new to all this then try more than one voice coach. We're pretty confident you'll see why we are recognised by the industry.
Singing lessons isn't just about singing your favourite song, its also about vocal biology and development. The voice is a muscle after all and needs time to grow and strengthen. Much like the muscles you would build at the gym.
We also work with a lot of speech therapy. Singers / vocalists often lose their voices for one reason or the other and need balanced exercises to bring it back.
We put on a large music concert each year for all students to perform with a live band, and plenty of open mic nights around the country. This is a great project to set your sights on and use as a goal, as well as recording your songs in our studio and taking your grades.
So from singing techniques, breathing and strengthening, to maybe singing in our choirs and going all the way through to auditions and end up singing infront of Simon Cowell like our student James Graham once did, its all here for the taken.
So... what are you after?
We'll introduce you to some basic breathing and control and more importantly discover what your voice has to offer
You must have done some singing already and noticed some problems to be considering this option. Take a look inside
Usually for professional singers who need vocal care or singers studying other avenues. Take a look
Need to blow away the cobwebs and refresh your muscle memory. Our refresher courses will you get you back up to speed in no time.
We offer a discounted rate for group lessons so can help make it more affordable. Groups can consist of up to 6 people in one class.
A recent study found that group singing is responsible for lowering stress, anxiety, and increases endorphin levels. Group singing has also been found to build a sense of community.
Understanding theory is something that every musician should know in order to achieve the best out of your instrument.
We can work with children as young as 4. It's a great package to introduce your young one into singing.
Its great fun for students that can already sing or those who want to have an introduction into a fast track way of learning more about the voice.
Lets get started?
Meet our tutors
Alex graduated from University with a First Class Degree with Honours in Musical Theatre and has been singing and performing non-stop since.
A fun, multi talented musician who runs the company. He graduated from Harlow with a Diploma in music and The Royal Academy Of Music. With his wealth of experience in the music industry you can rest assured you'll be in great hands.
Katy has been singing in well-established bands for over 10 years for the BBC and ITV doing backing vocals for artists on shows like The National Lottery, Blue Peter, Fame Academy and featuring in the world cup advert in 2010 for The SUN newspaper.
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What our pupils say
ATMusicGroup are brilliant. My daughter has had singing lessons with Katy and piano lessons with Marc and Dale. All the guys are really friendly and she loves having her lessons in the studios. My husband is in a band and they have recorded in the studio with Marc. Can't recommend them highly enough. Well done guys
Katerine Bott, age 44 from Billericay
Brilliant organisation run by Marc. Just about everything catered for in providing tuition, recording, videoing and opportunities to perform live plus much more. Keep up the good work
Bruce Tann, age 52 from Chelmsford
Really helpful and understanding. Marc and Alex both lovely. I look forward to carrying on in the future
Victoria Herbert, age 39 from Wickford
I came across Marc and AT quite a few years ago when I was looking into singing again in my mid 30s. Since then with Katy's excellent teaching, I've got Grade 8 vocal level, a much more confident performer with a much stronger voice and wider range than I ever thought I could have. My band have rehearsed at AT as well, they've rented us PA equipment for gigs sometimes at not much notice and we've opened the Rose and Crown Beer Festival featuring many AT acts and other local talent. My only wish is that AT were around when I was a lot younger so that I could have started a musical career then with all the development, tuition, production and everything you need in one place. They are absolutely brilliant for young artists to learn and be supported to go as far as anyone can go in music. It's 5 stars from me AT :)
Lindsey Goldsbrough, age 44 from Chelmsford
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Frequently Asked Questions
How are our lessons structured?
All lessons are planned after the first initial couple of lessons. Every student has a unique game plan and achievement schedule. Yes we have our own guidelines that we would like to see you achieve by a certain period, but it’s also about how much you put into it. At the end of every lesson all notes on what was done and what you need to practise is put onto our system and sent via email so you have a digital copy (and can’t lose paperwork). Then you can update it with what you have done so we can monitor your progress at home. Feels like Big Brother doesn’t it! It’s not quite that bad. You just get an opportunity to share with us what you found difficult or what felt easy when practising.
How long are the courses?
We have had students with us for up to 5 years and some that stay for just 1 year. You get out of it what you want. We can take you down all the avenues or you can simply just get to a level that you are happy with that is within your budget. Either way we almost put it in your hands. If you want to be the best you will continue with lessons and show us what you have been achieving, if you haven’t then perhaps this is not right vocation for you. The type of students we absolutely love taking on the books are the ones that have practised what we set them for home work but then who have done extra work by learning something from youtube for example. When they show us what they practiced and more, it just excites us to want to push you more and get to the fun stuff of what we love about the guitar.
What if i'm struggling with learning?
We work on getting a balanced process, where on the one hand you are getting a good progressive understanding for the instrument, fret board harmony etc., and how that applies to music and music theory, including (optional) theory grades. And on the other, a general understanding of musicality and performance. All this is done at your pace. If its slower than others it doesn't matter. As long as you understand in the long run.
We can help teach you through your favourite songs and breakdown the songs to show you what’s going on behind the structure. This is a great basis for helping you become creative in your own right and encourage you to compose your own material. We of course have input on some of the songs we’d like you to look at because they have been carefully selected for tuition purposes.
Are your staff DBS checked?
All staff are DBS checked and we are proud to share with you that we have a 100% pass rate with all students taking grades. It honestly is all about the way you communicate and teach. We want our students to feel like they’re coming to see a friend and break down those barriers and feel relaxed.
Do I need singing experience to join the choir?
Most people don't have experience in choirs and some tell us they haven't sung since school. You don't need any singing experience at all. We will show you the ropes and how to sing as part of our choir.
We'll obviously show you how to warm up your voice, some basic breathing techniques, and vocal dynamics! You will never be asked to sing by yourself and there are no auditions. Just give it a try and let us teach you how to sing.
If you have sung before then we encourage you to speak up so we can give you some solos. However, this is completely voluntary. You don't need to read sheet music and we will give you the lyrics to each song or use our big screens to put lyrics up on.
How to Find A.T. Music Group?
The Studio is conveniently situated on the old A130 between Chelmsford & South Woodham Ferrers. The location is easy to get to from all directions, and has a bus stop right outside our main gates. We are 10 mins drive from the Chelmsford Train Station. We are also very close to the main A12 junction 17. The Sat Nav will take you close enough to our site but then on the approach just look for the “Rettendon Antiques” BILLBOARD sign, we are behind that sign through the main gates. The business complex is next door to a car cleaners and is smack bang in the middle of the two pubs at the bottom of the hill - The Rettendon Bell and Le Benaix - conveniently.