NEWS: Meet the Liverpool singing coaches bound for Hollywood this summer

VocalizeU Artist Intensive 2015Two leading Liverpool vocal coaches have been selected amongst a very small group of elite professionals to be a part of the VocalizeU conference in Hollywood, Los Angeles this summer. Ian Davidson and Kaya Herstad Carney of Balance Vocal Studio based on Wood Street, will travel out to teach at the world-class event which takes place on Friday 10th July until Sunday 19th July 2015.

The retreat focuses on great performance and vocal ability in music and includes lessons from practitioners who have worked with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé and Rhianna. With their vast background in the Liverpool music scene, Liverpool native Ian and Norwegian born Kaya will also be bringing their extensive vocal and musical knowledge to the programme.

Kaya is a musician well known to Liverpool, having supported Brett Anderson (Suede), The Wombats, Lamb and The Farm. She has become one of the most sought after vocal coaches in the UK and now specialises in teaching singing teachers through the BAST (Become A Singing Teacher) course. She currently works at the University of Chester as lecturer of popular music and program leader for the MA in Pop Music.

Ian is amongst the best vocal coaches in Britain and has been invited all over the world, including Spain, Malta, USA, Norway and Switzerland, and he has just returned from Lecturing in Musical Theatre at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. He has contributed hugely to the Liverpool music scene with clients such as Dan Croll, Esco Williams and The Staves, and he most recently collaborated with Guy Chambers on the Justice Collective Christmas No. 1 ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother’.

Both Kaya and Ian are keen to bring their musical expertise to Hollywood this summer, for what will surely be an interesting and informative few weeks at the VocalizeU conference.

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