BMus (Hons), BSc (Hons)
Ed is the highest level Speech Level Singing (SLS) instructor in the UK and now works full-time as a professional vocal coach. Personally trained by Maestro Seth Riggs himself (who was Michael Jackson's voice coach and who developed SLS), Ed specialises in vocal technique and is an expert in fixing singers' voices and helping them prepare for auditions, recordings, gigs, tours, or just for pleasure.
Ed works with recording artists and stage performers as well as amateurs. His clients have toured internationally and taken lead and supporting roles musicals such as Chicago, The Lion King and Thriller. Ed has also helped countless beginners find their own voice and express themselves.
He teaches privately here at Soho Vocal Tuition and also teaches the Vocal Anatomy, Function & Technique module on the B.Mus. degree course at the London Centre of Contemporary Music (LCCM).
Ed has been a certified SLS instructor since 2005 and has studied the SLS technique since 2003, including considerable time with the legendary Seth Riggs in his L.A. studios. Ed is also the UK representative for SLS and helps run the teacher training program here.
Ed holds a B.Mus. degree in Vocal Performance, Music Production and Arranging as well as a second degree in Psychology & Physiology (B.Sc.). These disciplines help strengthen his understanding of the voice and mind of the performer, which helps in communication with pupils.
As a vocal coach, Ed strives to bring the best out in his students' voices without compromising their individuality as a singer or making them sound either over-trained or unsuitable for their genre.
Although he now specialises in vocal technique, Ed has over 20 years’ experience as a singer, starting out as a rock singer then pop. He has also studied R&B, Jazz and Latin.
Ed is also an experienced guitarist, pianist and songwriter, and occasional arranger and producer.
He is also a member of the BVA, the British Voice Association.
TEACHING Hours / Location
Mondays: 10am-2pm (Schott), 3-6pm (Berwick St)
Tuesdays: 10am-6pm (Berwick St)
Wednesdays: 10am-1pm (Schott), 3-6pm (Berwick St)
Thursdays: 10am-2pm (Schott), 3-6pm (Berwick St)
Fridays: 10am-6m (Berwick St)