My name is Emma L.M. Sweeney and I am a voice coach and music tutor with more than twenty years teaching experience.
I teach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Liverpool, UK, and I also provide Skype and FaceTime lessons for international music students and professional singers. If you would like me to work with you or your child, please send me an email via the contact page. I teach in English but I also speak Spanish.
Who And What I Teach
I provide vocal training for singers, actors, clients involved in public speaking, and individuals who suffer with social anxiety or related issues that cause speaking difficulties. I also give dialect instruction, vocal retraining for transgender clients, and instrumental tuition. I teach Contemporary Mixed Voice Singing, based in Bel Canto (Beginner to Advanced). I work with students of all ages and levels of experience, from children beginning to explore their musical talents to professional performers.
I have regular weekly students who are invested in their musical learning, and ad-hoc clients such as amateur and professional actors and singers who are about to start a heavy touring schedule. I also help rehabilitate singers who have ignored advice to work with a vocal teacher and have injured their voices, either by pushing too hard and playing too many gigs in a short space of time with little or no technical knowledge, or singing while injured.
As well as singers, I work with public speakers, teachers, and other people who overuse their voices in their jobs, and help clients with any last minute needs, such as audition prep for school and university entry, or TV auditions. Some clients come to me for extra help with auditions and technique, before they start a long period of performing, e.g. in theatre shows, or to prepare for a heavy touring schedule.
- Violin (Beginner to Advanced)
- Viola (Beginner to Advanced)
- Cello (Beginner to Intermediate)
- Piano (Beginner to Upper Intermediate)
- Trombone (Beginner to Upper Intermediate)
- Guitar (Beginner to Intermediate)
You will start with the fundamentals of Classical playing, and also learn Jazz and Pop skills, should you wish to. Singers can incorporate piano or guitar into their lessons, so they can accompany themselves on stage.
Other Subjects I Teach
- Music Theory
- Exam Preparation for IGCSE, AS-Level, A-Level, and BA Music (Bachelor’s Degree).
How I Can Help You As A Singer Or Playing Musician
I will help you establish and improve your technique, build skills, reduce performance anxiety, find your signature style, and take care of your voice and body. Students report an increase in mood and confidence after working with me.
My Professional Experience
I am a ‘Mixed Voice’ singing teacher, which is a Contemporary method derived from Bel Canto.
I have studied and continue to study the voice and vocal methods extensively, including Contemporary Mix Singing, Bel Canto, Estill and Speech Level Singing.
Studies: BA (Hons) in Music; Diploma in Jazz and Commercial Music; Certificate in Commercial Music.
I achieved ABRSM (the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music) Grade 8 Violin at 12yrs old. I am also the author of ‘The Career Singer: Get Booked As A Professional Vocalist’. Available at Amazon.com and work under the stage names Emma Diva (House, Soul, Corporate) and Queen Tantrum (rock project).
I work as a session vocalist and songwriter for record labels and production houses worldwide, something I have done for the past twenty years. So my industry knowledge is not from a book, but from my own experiences.
Past & Present Clients include:
- Universal Music Group (UMG, Worldwide)
- BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, UK)
- WEA (Workers’ Educational Association, UK)
- BIC (Baleares International College, Spain)
- Academy International School (Spain)
- Creative Lounge Music Studio (Spain)
- Paunchy Records (Australia)
- Issamin Records (Australia)
- Sunflower Music Records (Italy)
- Money Razor (UK)
- SDL Recordings (Germany)
- Lansbury Records (UK)
- HSR Records (UK)
- Planet Punk Music (Germany)
- Aendael (Switzerland)
- Dejavoo Records (Italy)
- Team 33 (Spain)
- Pukka Up Records (UK, Spain)
- Rudedog (UK)
- All Around The World Records, AATW (UK)
- Unity Project (UK)
- Central Station Records (Australia)
To enquire about me delivering a workshop, lecture or seminar in your school, workplace or other venue, please email me for more information.
Hear some of my professional vocal work below.