Testimonials

iSing0114_CoverLine is my go-to vocal coach in London. Her knowledge and experience in medical care and  vocal health got me back to work after a bout of laryngitis in record time. Her attention to detail was so valuable. Giving me lots of tools to take home, recordings and a full write up of our lessons complete with a timetable and vocal programme to get me back to normal meant I wasn’t losing work or putting my voice at further risk. Katie Holmes-Smith (Adele, Professor Green, Olly Murs, Band of Voices, Jessie J)

Sam Brown (singer/songwriter)

Sam Brown

I am really enjoying working with Line. She has taken great care to identify the problem issues with my voice, and has a great, positive attitude, without being unrealistic in her expectations of what can be achieved. I feel confident, that if there is a way to solve the problems I have with my voice, then I will find it through and with Line. My singing lessons are the highlight of my week! Sam Brown (singer/songwriter “Stop”) UK

Nerissa Campbell

Line is such an intuitive and nurturing teacher, and with the help of her and a great vocal technique, I am finally getting the results from my voice that I should have been getting when I started singing over 10 years ago. Line and I conduct lessons over the internet (using Skype) with her being in London and me in New York. The distance doesn’t matter, the teacher and the technique still work wonders. I am once again excited about singing and about the capabilities of my instrument, and it’s all thanks to Line! Nerissa Campbell, singer/songwriter USA

Anita Wardell

Since studying with Line I have increased my vocal range and gained a full rich, rounded tone. Other people, professional and non-professional, have noticed the improvement, but more importantly I can notice the difference. It gives me added confidence knowing that whether I perform a straight forward ballad, improvise over changes or sing a fast vocalese I can reach all the notes I need. More than ever before I can sing with amazing ease. Developing my vocal technique isn’t work, it’s pure pleasure! Anita Wardell jazz vocalist ( BBC Jazz Award for Best of Jazz 2006) UK

As a Jazz vocalist, when my own laryngeal health was affected by a prolonged illness, I was initially devastated.  I was fortunate to be able to quickly work with Line who instantly showed me a effective plan on how to work therapeutically and to get my voice back on track.  Anita Malzone, Ireland

Working with Line has been extremely safe and very supportive. She has worked with me on starting to rehabilitate my voice after long standing health issues stopped me working professionally and she has understood every aspect of my situation. She always took the time to find out what was going on and how it impacted me and thoroughly assessed what was going on vocally for me.

Line has the expertise and specialised education and knowledge to fully appreciate the many aspects of what the professional performer needs in a coach and the complexities of medical issues which can affect the voice (and the person !!).  She has a very straightforward approach and is a responsive and intuitive coach, and my experience of working with her has been very positive. Anon, UK

I am a primary school Headteacher and a singer so my voice is a very important tool both for work and for singing. After being diagnosed with strained vocal cords I thought I might never sing again.  However,  Line’s fantastic teaching not only helped to restore my voice to full working condition but also improved my breathing and vocal techniques.  I am so pleased with the results and can thoroughly recommend Line as a first class voice trainer for singers and professionals who use their voices regularly. Charles Beckerson, singer/songwriter

COURSE AND WORKSHOPS

THE PERFORMERS EDGE

I cannot recommend the Performer’s Edge course highly enough for anyone who aspires to perform to a high standard, but for whatever reason has not yet been able to achieve this.  Drawing upon Line’s expertise and constructive feedback within the small friendly course group, I was able to identify the areas that were holding me back and to learn the necessary tools and skills to overcome these.
After taking the course I went from being someone who was noticeably nervous in performance, to being the most confident performer at the events I attended, providing the effectiveness of Line’s methods.
The course really helped me enjoy performance and provided me with the skills to develop my abilities in this area. Olivia Palmer singer/songwriter

Although I’ve been performing quite some time it recently came to my attention that I am not actually ‘being free’ within my performances with nerves always getting the better of me. Upon this realisation I began to address the underlying issues that this might come from and  when I learned of The Performers Edge I jumped at the chance to have someone as  talented, knowledgeable and experienced as Line Hilton to help me along my path. I began this course not really knowing what to expect and came out of it with so much more knowledge, understanding and inspiration than I ever expected. Throughout this course I discovered so many things that had never occurred to me before that I could be doing not only to help overcome my nerves but also to grow as an artist and on the whole as a person. With Line’s help and my greater understanding of what it takes to be successful I feel I’ve now got the tools and confidence to put a plan into action that will ultimately lead me to the success on every level that I have always dreamed of. And I’m not so nervous any more! Bonnie Freechyld singer/songwriter

I’ve always wanted to perform with complete freedom but negative thoughts, worries and fears often interfere with my aim.  I decided to do TPE to learn about what it takes to consistently produce the “magic” that you feel on witnessing great performances. TPE is an ambitious programme that deals with fundamental topics – like how our self-beliefs impact our performance – and Line Hilton engaged superbly with each one of us to put the theory into practice.  One of the barriers I’ve grappled with is the fear of making a mistake, commiting an error or something else going wrong in front of an audience.  Through TPE I realised that this fear was leading me to play it safe and hold back to avoid making mistakes rather than letting go and going for an outstanding performance of the kind that raises hairs on the back of one’s neck.  Through the class discussions and experimenting in the class performances I’ve learned key strategies to overcome this fear and have also opened my mind to a different of way of thinking about mistakes.  TPE really covers the whole package for anyone serious about performance and having done it has given me the knowledge and tools to strive for my highest levels as a performer. Sachin Zodgekar, jazz vocalist

I came on the TPE course because I enjoy singing and wanted to feel more confident about performing. As I am relatively new to singing, I felt quite self conscious when it came to performing and would find myself trying to talk myself out of going through with performances. I have gained a lot of strategies (eft, anchoring, setting goals) from the course to help me deal with my anxieties and it was really interesting exploring topics such as ‘What is talent?’, looking at how you view yourself as well as how others see you and what you can do to improve your performance. The most important thing for me though was performing in front of the class, gaining immediate feedback (as scary as it was!) & applying given techniques. This was invaluable! On performance night, I did feel nervous as usual but I felt calmer and I really did enjoy it! Line and the TPE course have helped me to find ways to deal with my anxieties in singing as well as in other areas of my life. Thank you so much Line. Michelle Mensah, hobby singer

THE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

The performance workshop with Line Hilton was a great experience for me.
The atmosphere was one of support, and I felt comfortable to try out new things.
The ideas and inspiration I gained are sure to help me in future as a different way of looking at performing to make it somehow easier, and help shift the focus back on to the words I’m singing in new and fresh ways. I’m looking forward to the next one!
Jasmine Nelson (singer/songwriter/composer)

Line’s workshops are a great opportunity to develop your performance in a nurturing and supportive environment and to share inspiration and encouragement with other vocalists. I’ve found the insight so valuable and illuminating- there is always something new to learn. Hannah Karoshi, Kid Karoshi

It was the one of the best workshops I have attended. I have gained what I should work on for my singing and becoming a better performer.  Yuki Umiguchi, jazz vocalist

I gained some really valuable insights during the workshop. It made me think much more about what I do as a total package. I learned a great deal from the feedback given to other performers as we all as myself. I would definitely go again. Paul Dunn, jazz vocalist/pianist


THE SINGER’S EDGE WORKSHOP for Vocanics, West Midlands

Line seriously rocks! The ‘Singer’s Edge’ workshop was fantastic. She was faced with a very mixed group to say the least! From ‘hobby singers’ to professional singer/songwriters to singers recovering from nodules and gastric reflux damage. Line was the pinnacle in uniting them all and encouraging them to learn from each others experiences. Not too mention Lines amazing knowledge in so many different areas in singing – vocal health, performance, performance anxiety to name just a few… How one brain can retain that amount of information I’ll never know! She is so clued up it puts the rest to shame. Anyone with a passion to learn, improve and understand must attend one of Line’s workshops. We were all so inspired – Thanks for travelling up to the Midlands and delivering such a great workshop – here’s to the next! Joanne Creswell, Vocanics