Julie-Anne Shapiro
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Julie-Anne Shapiro

Julie-Anne S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Express your joy through singing!

I create a safe space for you to explore your voice wherever you are on your singing journey, whether you are a beginner or more advanced.

I design each session to your individual needs. We'll always make sure we warm- up your voice to sing safely. Then here are some of the things we can look at:

Improving range and pitch
Transitioning smoothly from chest to head voice and vice versa
Melody variation
Riffs, ad-libs and effects
Making a song your own
Telling the story of a song
Feeling the emotion and conveying it to an audience
Overcoming nerves and anxiety
Using your whole body while singing
Working on specific songs or audition pieces
and so much more...

Above all, we'll have fun, laugh a lot and enjoy the journey together! I would love to support you - do get in touch today!

About Julie-Anne S.

Hi there

I'm Julie-Anne. I'm a Singer/Songwriter & Singing and Performance Coach. I've been singing since i was a child and teaching for 20+ years. I LOVE to sing with a passion and it's a real pleasure to pass this passion and the joy of singing on to others.

Growing up in London, I was part of the great city's music scene as part of various bands. I have gone to to sing on cruise ships, in bands, at weddings, piano bars, hotels, restaurants and events and festivals around the world.

I create a safe and kind space for people of all ages and abilities to explore their voice - free from judgment and full of love! I believe that we sing with our whole body and will teach you how to be truly free to convey your heart and soul to an audience. Each lesson is customized to you and your particular needs and desires!

Whether you are at the beginning of your singing journey or are a more experienced performer, i would love to support you.

Here is just some of what you can learn:

- Vocal warm-up and exercises
- Breathing and how to use the breath
- Improving range and tone
- Harmonies
- Melody variation
- Making a song your own
- Transitioning from chest to head voice and vice versa
- Ad-libs and riffs
- Performance tips and technique
- Using your whole body for singing
- Conveying the emotion of a song and telling the story
- Overcoming nerves and anxiety

Plus so much more... and we'll have so much fun!


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31 Reviews
Ansley D.
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Julie-Anne was INCREDIBLE with my 4-year old! It was such a precious experience, & literally, my daughter is already singing a bit better after just one lesson!

Posted Apr 8, 2021
Marjorie G.
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Posted Oct 25, 2020
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Posted Sep 27, 2020
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Excellent instructor.

Posted Aug 24, 2020
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Awesome teacher, I’ve learnt so much with her and have become a lot more confident. I would definitely recommend her.

Posted Mar 19, 2020
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Julie-Anne is a great singing teacher.
I have done some singing on and off over the years but for several reasons I had completely lost my confidence in my voice and was close to giving up on singing. However, attending Julie-Anne’s ‘Sing to Perform’ course helped me see that I still had the ability to sing and more importantly how much I love it. She creates a safe place where it does not matter if things go wrong with a performance and gives you the confidence to try out different genres. I am now enjoying trying out different songs at home that previously I did not think I could sing.
I am looking forward to attending her next singing workshop or performance course and would encourage anyone who loves to sing to get involved.

Posted Mar 19, 2020
Marjorie G.
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Julie-Anne is a wonderful instructor for my beginning singer 12yo daughter with no previous singing training. The child wants to sing in musicals and we find that Julie-Anne is a must-have to prepare for auditions and musicals. She is very positive with kids and as a result my child now sings all the time. With her help we also placed in an intermediate-level local choir. She is teaching good warm up technique and voice protection as well. Thank you Julie-Anne!

Posted Mar 19, 2020
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Julie-Anne is the best vocal instructor. She's incredibly patient and helpful. I'm glad I decided to take lessons from her. I'm learning so much.

Posted Nov 7, 2019
Isabela V.
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Julie-Anne was great with my daughters on her first online singing lesson. She was patient and has a very soothing domineer.

Posted Oct 17, 2019
Marjorie G.


Posted Sep 30, 2019
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Awesome teacher, gives the best tips and is extremely helpful

Posted Sep 18, 2019
Kerry C.
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent in all aspects, from vocal training to stage presence and bringing out a song’s emotional meaning.

Posted Aug 22, 2019
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My daughter enjoyed her first lesson with Julie-Anne!

Posted Aug 4, 2019
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Posted Aug 4, 2019
Marjorie G.
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Posted Aug 3, 2019
Rachel G.
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Julia did a great job with my 11yo child. She is patient and tailored lesson for my child’s skill level. She is ontime and organized. Thanks and looking forward to rest of lessons!

Posted Jul 28, 2019
Michael U.
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Great teacher, very knowledgeable and supportive. Inspires a desire to succeed in your quest. Very personable, making the lessons an enjoyable experience.

Posted Jul 24, 2019
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Posted Jul 21, 2019
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Julie-Anne is an amazing teacher! She is very helpful in teaching me techniques that helped me widen my vocal range. She also is very helpful in guiding me on how to make a song my own. I feel like I have improved so much on my singing thanks to her guidance!

Posted Jul 13, 2019
Michael U.
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Very professional and relaxed first lesson, Thank you.

Posted Jul 10, 2019
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Julie-Anne is very easy to work with! She explains what you could do better and helps you through it. She gives good advice.

Posted May 15, 2019
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Julie-Anne was great! Very helpful and supportive of my daughter’s singing. She also was wonderful to work with when we had a tight schedule and a deadline. We would definitely work with her again!

Posted Nov 16, 2018
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Posted Nov 12, 2018
Geoffrey L.
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I’ve been working at getting my voice in pitch over the last couple of years and have worked with some wonderul teachers along the way.

Julie guided how to feel what I was singing and all of a suden, all of the pices started to come together. So frateful I found her.

She is a wonderful and gifted teacher.

Posted Aug 24, 2018
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excellent and very friendly teacher. My daughter love it and I can see...sorry hear the progress.

Posted Sep 12, 2017
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Julie-Anne has the voice of an angel. As a teacher she is patient, empathetic and encouraging. I highly recommend her

Posted Sep 12, 2017
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Do you want to find your voice and experience joy in a safe environment- then Julie Ann is the person to get you there- you leave feeling uplifted and energised. Highly recommend this event and this teacher......enjoy !!!

Posted Sep 12, 2017
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Julie-Anne has been such a positive teacher. She has helped me start singing with confidence and joy. I've enjoyed every minute of the lessons and I think the results are starting to show.

Posted Sep 12, 2017
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Julie-Anne immediately made me feel comfortable with my voice and had me singing unself-consiously in no time. Her professionalism and technical knowledgeable are blended with warmth and humour. I highly recommend her to singers of all levels, including people who think they 'can't sing'. She's a wonderful teacher!

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Tim B.
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Incredibly passionate, very empathetic, and great listener. She truly can demonstrate that literally anyone can sing, and turn a dull song into a virtuoso.

Posted Sep 11, 2017
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Julie-Anne is an inspiring and skilled teacher. She creates a space where you feel confident to sing even when you're a beginner, as I am. She manages all levels of ability and confidence and by the time you leave the lesson you feel positive and relaxed. Singing is great fun when she's teaching you!

Posted Sep 11, 2017

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Singing & Performance Coach
Jun 2007 - Present

Private business

Hello...I run my own business leading singing workshops, events and retreats around the world. I also teach singing and lead groups at international festivals. In addition I have a private practice giving individual lessons via online or in-person.

Singing Teacher
May 2005 - Aug 2007


I had the joy of working at Crisis Homeless Center, London teaching singing to groups and individuals.


Singing and Vocal Studies
Sep 2007 - Apr 2009

Bristol Arts Center

Music Graduate Degree
Sep 1991 - Apr 1994

Guildford School of Music

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