Maia is a Berkshire-based singing teacher and vocal coach specialising in Musical Theatre.
I primarily work with young voices who wish to enter the performance industry, students in training and professional adults, although amateur singers may be accepted upon request.
Lessons are 1-2-1 and can be conducted in person or via Zoom/Skype/Facetime.
NEW Workshops for 2020!
MHVS is excited to announce that we will be starting a range of workshops in the new year, in partnership with other leading practitioners in the creative arts. Check out WORKSHOPS for further details as we update them!
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Bespoke lessons to suit your needs.
Packages to suit your budget.
12 + Course (30 mins)(6 x 30 mins lessons)
- Perfect for all abilities; complete beginners or those who prefer a ‘little and often’ approach to their learning. This course is tailored to the individual and, as such, each will differ slightly.
12 + Course (45 mins)(6 x 45 mins lessons)
- Perfect for adults returning to voice work after a break, or younger students considering studying music and singing in higher/further education. This course is tailored to the individual and, as such, each will differ slightly.
12+ Course (60 mins)(6 x 60 mins lessons)
- Aimed at students 14+ wishing to enter into the performing arts industry or professionals looking to ‘brush up’ on technique or prepare for auditions. Unfortunately, these sessions are limited and only available to students meeting this criteria. This course is tailored to the individual and, as such, each will differ slightly.
Under 12's Course (30 mins)(6 x 30 mins lessons)
- A perfect introduction to singing, children learn technique through songs chosen specifically for them. A focused, fun-filled session designed to build confidence and enable self-expression. This course is tailored to the individual and, as such, each will differ slightly.
Pay-As-You-Go30/45/60 minute lessons available
- For those of you who want to invest in your singing, but can’t commit to a weekly, or regular, slot. Payment required upon booking – see cancellation policy for further details.
I found Maia after too many years of not singing in public and fearful that recent aggressive cancer treatment would have irreparably damaged my voice. With Maia’s skill and gentle encouragement I have been able to slowly rediscover my instrument and work with the changes. I know that I am in the hands of a professional who keeps up with the latest research and also has the uncanny knack of finding just the right songs to inspire me to continue the journey. It is also a pleasure to spend time in her warm and engaging company.
My daughter was keen to pursue a future in musical theatre, but had previously had no formal singing training. I heard, from a friend at my daughter’s dance school how well her child had progressed under Maia’s tuition.
After a half hour taster session, Lucy, my daughter was bubbling with enthusiasm, she felt she’d learnt more about her voice and how to use it than every before!
She found Maia relaxed and friendly and in turn felt that she could sing in a relaxed environment, which I’m sure has been conducive to her progress.
Lucy has been successful at two auditions since having singing lessons with MHVS. Maia prepared her in a way that her song was technically strong and was an all round performance. She had also learnt from Maia, how to prepare her voice before audition – knowing exactly how to warm up and which specific vocal exercises would be good for her in particular.
Every week Lucy explores new songs and is adding to her repertoire and in doing so she is expanding her vocal range, learning how to support her voice properly and in general developing her vocal muscle. Perhaps more importantly, Lucy is really enjoying her sessions and has recently increased to half hour session to an hour.
I’m over the moon with Lucy’s progress and even happier to see my child come out of each lesson excited and wanting more.
I have always been a very nervous singer but as an actress I feel its an important skill to master. I came to Maia’s first lesson a bag of nerves but was welcomed by a lovely, witty person with a big smile on her face. From here on my confidence has grown in abundance and it is thanks to the nature in which Maia teaches. We work towards goals, honing in on my specific strengths and weaknesses which has helped me discover my voice. Every lesson is a challenge and tailored to me and my requirements; very much orientated around what I hope to achieve and what I am after as a singing student. I would highly recommend Maia to all genders and ages, no matter what your voice, Maia’s your gal!
Maia is a fantastic teacher who has really helped to raise my confidence when singing in front of other people. Additionally, I have started to trust and believe in my vocal abilities which is due to Maia’s encouraging and welcoming nature. I would highly recommend Maia as a vocal coach to anyone and everyone as she is a joy to be around and her energy is infectious.
I started working with Maia earlier this year; I’d been thinking about having singing lessons for a while and Maia’s details popped up on my Facebook feed, so I decided to go along for an introductory session. Straight away, I felt confident Maia understood what I needed and how she could help me to improve and achieve my goals. Her explanations and strategies work so well for me, and after just a few sessions I felt I had a real breakthrough in terms of being much happier with how my voice sounded. Along with improvements in my tone and vocal range, I have also seen vast improvements in my confidence and how I feel about my voice. I so look forward to my weekly lessons; Maia is warm and welcoming, and pushes me both to challenge myself and enjoy myself. I would definitely recommend MHVS to vocalists; I have worked with a few singing teachers in the past, and my experience with MHVS has been by far the best, both in terms of the progress I’ve made and the fun I have during lessons!
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Maia Hendrickx Vocal Studios offer one-to-one lessons to all ages and abilities. Maia works with students to develop an authentic and individual sound, always focusing on your goals and expectations. You will find me to be open and supportive, but also highly skilled and knowledgeable. Enjoyment is paramount, so great technique is taught through repertoire chosen specifically for each student.
As well as private lessons, MHVS clients have included:
- St. Gabriel’s School, Newbury
- Flintlock Theatre School, Oxford
- Authentic Performance Academy, Oxford
- Stagecoach, Newbury
- Slough Music Services
This is obviously an important issue and you should feel confident that your child is working with someone who is qualified in all aspects of teaching and child protection. As such, MHVS only works with staff who are DBS checked and works hard to ensure that all relevant training is undertaken and kept up-to-date.