I am a singer.
I was born with a song in me, yearning to be released.
I come from a family of storytellers. Some might call them liars. I am but a vehicle for the fairytale.
I try not to discriminate against any genre, but my heart is helplessly lost in jazz.
I am a pianist.
I used to play the music of the old masters and cry when I heard their whispers through my fingertips.
I cry less now and the whispers have grown to shouts.
I am a tutor.
Sharing knowledge is exhilarating. Helping someone succeed is an honour.
Seeing people reach their potential is beautiful.
This is a calling.
MEd Artist/Teacher Ongoing
Estill Level 1/2 2020
Graduate Diploma in Jazz 2015
BA (Hons) Applied Music 2011
EXPAND YOUR RANGE
NURTURE YOUR CREATIVITY
AMP UP YOUR STAGE PRESENCE
REFINE YOUR VOCAL TECHNIQUE
ENHANCE YOUR PERSONAL EXPRESSION
EXPLORE IMPROVISATION AND MUSIC THEORY
FIND CONFIDENCE IN YOUR UNIQUE, PERSONAL VOICE
I am an experienced vocal coach and musical director and have worked in a variety of settings from teaching individuals to conducting vocal groups and choirs. I combine my knowledge of good teaching practices, Estill Vocal Technique, body mapping, yoga and mindfulness for a truly holistic teaching approach.
I believe a good teacher is a lifelong student, and I am currently studying for a Masters in Education (Artist/Teacher) at the RCS, as well as for Estill Figure Proficiency with Gillian McLaren Scott. I offer private vocal tuition from my home in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
Currently all lessons are conducted online via Zoom!
Lessons are suitable for beginners as well as advanced singers and tailored to suit the needs and goals of each individual student, whether it's preparation for a specific event, exam or show, or just singing for fun and wellbeing.
Genres covered range from pop, rock and folk to jazz and beyond.
I am passionate about singing and do my best to ensure that lessons are as fun, relaxing and informative as possible.
Lessons are charged at £35/60min, or £20/30min.
Limited number of discounted spaces available for primary school children at £15/30min.
I can also offer singing workshops and coaching for vocal harmony groups.
Contact for more info.
I heard a rumour...
Outi is an excellent musician, a great teacher and musical instructor, who brings energy and a sense of humour to her practice. Recommend her warmly
Educated in both classical and jazz music, this was a rather downbeat, minimalist affair, but positively so. Voiced emotion loomed large as Outi sang of love’s many hurts and comforts, while the audience tried to keep their awed hush to a bare minimum. In the end, though, justified applause prevailed.