NEWSLETTER december 2018


seasons greetings!

Hi there! Christmas is just around the corner and as you can see Milo is clearly thrilled and reflecting on what a productive and fun year 2018 has been. I was fortunate to be able to attend IVACON - the Institute for Vocal Advancement's annual international conference in Edinburgh which was educational and exciting ... not to mention the Ghost tours! SKVS ran an Introduction to IVA course and 3 successful Performance Workshops throughout the past year.

Now it's time to plan for 2019 and I have Xmas treats galore for you!



Looking for something special for a loved one? Gift vouchers are valid up to 6 months from the date of purchase. You choose the number of lessons you wish to gift... or perhaps drop a hint to someone for your own Christmas gift. For more information or to purchase a gift certificate contact me on or contact me via the form below.

Performance Workshop

“The Sue Kingham Vocal Performance Workshop has given me a burst of energy and confidence in life! I have always loved to sing and this gave me the opportunity to get up and learn how to use a microphone, perform on stage in front of an audience, make new friends and have a blast at the same time. It has helped me personally with my anxiety issues and I can’t wait until the next one. Sue is a fantastic teacher and I recommend the SKVP workshop highly!”
— RUBY GODINET 18 July 2018

What better gift to give a budding singer than one that will grow their skills as a performer! The objective of the SKVS Performance Workshop (PW) is to provide a unique opportunity for singers to practice performing in a safe space with vocalists who have a similar goal. Performing your songs adds a whole other dimension to your vocal technique and enriches and adds to your growth as a singer.

After consulting with PW students, the first Performance Workshop for 2019 will have a different goal. It will run for 8 weeks and the final week will culminate in a performance for family and friends. SEE Performance Workshop page for new dates!

For more information go to  or contact me via the form below.

Introduction to IVA Course


After successfully presenting this course early this year, I will once again be running IVA’s Introductory Course in January 2019.

This course is designed for new voice teachers, choir directors, speech language pathologists or anyone who wants to learn about the basics of teaching voice in a successful way. It is also great for those who are unsure if they want to focus on the teaching path, or for those who have already acquired other vocal education and want to take a look at the IVA method.

The course is 8 hours and will be taught over 2 days (4 hours a day).
The content of the course will cover the following and more:

  • How the voice works

  • The Singers Perception

  • Vocal registers

  • Basic Vocal Tendencies

  • Vocal Passages

  • Core IVA Values

  • Tools

  • Basic Lesson Structure

For more information please email me at or contact me via the form below.


Singing Yourself Awake 

The singing voice is a remarkable and sometimes frustrating instrument, in that as we attempt to build our skills we are unable to see how it works. It is affected by so many things including the weather, our emotions, jetlag, sleep deprivation, what we eat and so on. Spencer Welch - IVA's Director of Education share's some ideas on how to get a handle on this most unique instrument.

The Balanced Singer

I am so excited to share The Balanced Singer, a new resource for daily singing tips, information, and inspiration—all perfectly aligned with how I teach my singing students. A full website complete with singing courses is to come, but for now, follow The Balanced Singer (TBS) on social media. Join the TBS community to get your daily dose of singing expertise. 

Best wishes from Sue Kingham Vocal Studio for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, full of love and family and friends - and don't forget the singing!!!

As Ella Fitzgerald said: "The only thing better than singing is more singing".

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