Gareth Henderson has nearly 20 years experience as a Professional Vocal Coach. He began his career as a gigging singer 30 years ago. In that time, he has performed in literally thousands of gigs including venues like Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre, the Bournemouth BIC, the West End’s Strand theatre and the London Palladium. As both a singer and vocal coach, he has worked with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, 4 time Ivor Novello award winning songwriter/producer Mark Hill, Dance Music legend “Yazz” (The Only Way Is Up) and he is currently teaching one of the UK’s bright young stars, Birdy, with whom he has been working since 2009 when she won the national Open Mic contest. He has been helping other vocalists since 1995 and during that time has taught a huge number of pupils who have gone on to make success from their vocal talents, including not just many local gigging singers but leads in major West End musicals, a handful of X-Factor finalists and a number of chart topping stars. 10 years into his vocal teaching career, he discovered the Speech Level Singing vocal technique and literally learned to teach all over again from scratch, forming a passionate belief in the necessity for vocal coaches to have a strong grounding in a proper vocal pedagogy that gives them an overview of all voice types, not simply their own. He is now proud to be one of the small number of Vocology In Practice (V.I.P) authorised Voice Instructors in the UK.