Facebook Icon Flickr Icon Instagram Icon Linked In Icon Twitter Icon You Tube Icon Pinterest Icon Email Forward Icon Email Envelope Icon Language Selection Icon Institute for Vocal Advancement Logo Mark Institute for Vocal Advancement Coloured stripes in the IVA brand colours

Rachel Black

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom

Before joining IVA Rachel was a certified Speech Level

Singing teacher with Seth Riggs for 8 years and was regional representative for

London and Southern UK hosting SLS Teacher Training events at her studio over many

years. She has also taught master classes in Italy, Israel and Latin America.

Rachel has over 20 years of performing experience as singer

and guitarist and has participated within groups, duos and as a solo act in

major music festivals and venues and events all over the UK, Mexico, Germany, Italy,

Istanbul, Spain and France.

She speaks 5 languages fluently (English, Spanish, French,

Portuguese and Italian) having lived in Mexico, Brazil, France and spent long

periods in Spain and Italy. With

strong connections to Latin America, she grew up listening to and playing Latin

music, more recently delving into Italian and French song. She performs Latin American and

Mediterranean music as well as Jazz and Pop.

Whilst Rachel's musical background dates back to early childhood

piano playing and later guitar it wasn't until her early twenties when

playing saxophone for a Bristol based band that her voice was discovered and

her singing career started, quickly appearing on a BBC radio broadcast of a

live show of Brazilian Bossa Nova.

Over a period of 10 years her singing career ran in parallel to a career

in finance – based in London, and travelling all over Latin America. She was

Regional Representative for Mexico for a major British Investment Bank and

lived there for 3 years whilst at night performing gigs all over Mexico City

and major Mexican music festivals. She has also worked in translation and as a

language teacher as well as on educational tours all over Europe.

Rachel's music studies span well over 20 years from the

conservatories of Mexico City and Paris to major London colleges learning

piano, guitar, saxophone, percussion and of course voice covering genres as

wide ranging as Jazz (studying with top UK jazz singer Anita Wardell),

Classical, Latin, RnB, to Flamenco (on which she wrote her university thesis)

and many Spanish and Latin American styles from Argentinian Zamba and Brazilian

Samba to Cuban Son, Mexican Boleros and so on….

Her

vocal training has straddled most major techniques that the British Voice

Association promotes but her 8 years studying and being a certified teacher

with Seth Rigg's Speech Level Singing finally really took her own voice and her

understanding and teaching of voice to a whole new level.

With her relaxed but professional approach,

Rachel is able to put her students immediately at ease and can quickly identify

their specific individual needs.

Dedicated to student as well as teacher development she has supported

many students from the beginning phases of vocal development through to

recording, performance and through competitions.

Rachel Black
  • Mentor
  • IVA Ambassadors

Provides In-Person Lessons

Provides On-Line Lessons

Rachel Black Vocal Studio

Mulberry Cottage (Brookfield) Highgate West Hill
London
N6 6AS
United Kingdom

Directions to Rachel Black Vocal Studio

+44 7815 053887

www.rbvoice.co.uk