Olivia Mai Withey – Arts1

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Olivia Mai Withey

Two years ago I decided to have some singing lessons to improve my voice. Although I was a full-time student of a London based performing arts school, I felt my voice had not improved in the three years I had been attending.

I had heard about estill vocal training and decided to book a few one to one vocal lessons with James Grimsey from Arts1. Within two sessions James had sent me to a Harley Street Physio to have some vocal massage on my high positioned larynx. Two years on and weekly one to one lessons with James, I feel my voice has developed significantly. I have had lots of vocal coaches but can say without exception, James is by far the best and most inspirational teachers I have had!

My passion is acting and although I have been accepted on a drama course in September at a prestigious drama school in London for my A-levels, I will continue to have lessons with James. James is not only my vocal coach by I now consider him a friend. I would recommend anyone who is thinking of a career is singing, dancing or acting to consider Arts1 School of Performance.

Although I have a three hour round trip every week to Arts1, I always look forward to it. Everyone at Arts1 always make me feel welcome. I have seen several performances by other Arts1 students and can honestly say they are as good as any London based school!

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