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For training in classical voice

Studio Location: Botley Rd OX2 0BL
we're just a short walk from Oxford Main Station, behind St Frideswide 
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About Us: 

 

Both Florian and Caitlin are voice teachers with extensive experience in coaching singers from a wide range of voice types and backgrounds. OVC studio caters for singers aged 18 and upward, with the philosophy to work in partnership with each singer to extend his or her vocal potential.

 

Using targeted exercises and enjoyable fitting repertoire, the instruction during coaching is grounded in an accurate anatomical and acoustic understanding of the voice.  Questions are encouraged, and topics such as alignment and breathing, phonation and resonance, articulation and coordination are thoroughly addressed, giving you the tools for communicative and expressive singing. We can develop short and longer term practice plans with you that fit to your personal goals, so sessions are matched to your pace and wishes.

Florian Thomas

  

Florian began as a boy soprano soloist in Austrian festivals such as „Steirischer Herbst“ and during the years of voice change he studied both law and French horn. Having worked as a freelance as a French horn player, a teacher and as a music journalist, he then gained a teaching diploma from the Conservatory of Wiener Neustadt. Florian also completed master of musicology degree in which his subject of research was Schubert Lieder. Deciding to pursue developments in his voice after this time, he undertook a Masters in Lied and Oratorio, studying with Robert Holl at the University of Vienna. He is now a freelance tenor, performing in opera, concert and recital. For information about Florian's past and future performances follow.

www.florianthomas.co.uk 

Florian's teaching is informed by his Austrian musical heritage and by his own training with respected London voice coaches Prof. Janice Chapman and Paul Farringdon. He is a member of the BVA and currently teach students in  Oxford London and Vienna. Florian is also a certified Rolfing ® manual therapist with studios in Oxford and London see: www.align-in-time.co.uk. Rolfing Structural Integration focusses on the fascial layers of the body to optimise alignment, which can be of great benefit singers. Special voice-oriented Rolfing sessions are available on request for OVC students. In addition, Florian is a Tomatis ® Grade 1 practitioner and can offer this auditory attention training to singing students to support aural issues, balance and relaxation. 

Caitlin Hulcup PhD

Alongside her performing career, Caitlin is a passionate singing teacher and a Vocal Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  She enjoys helping students discover more about the capacity of their voices and extend their joy in singing and communication with audiences. 

Caitlin holds a PhD in vocal performance and pedagogy and has given masterclasses as a visiting academic at University of Melbourne, as well as workshops in YST Singapore. Caitlin holds a MMus in Vocal Performance from the The Victorian College of the Arts working with Anna Connelly, then studied at the National Opera Studio in London with Prof. Janice Chapman. In 2016 Caitlin adjudicated and delivered master classes at AIMS in Graz and was on the staff of the Singing and Teaching Singing summer course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Caitlin is a member of the BVA in UK, and ANATS in Australia. 

For information about her performing experience and upcoming events follow:

www.caitlinhulcup.com

 
Rates: 
Adults £65 per hour
Students £60 per hour

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