Roar Academy

Inspiring the world to sing

ROAR ACADEMY  

INSPIRING THE WORLD TO SING

Roar Academy trains, inspires and educates anyone who is passionate about singing. Whatever your ability, whatever your age, whatever your background, Roar will enable you to sing, perform and learn in a supportive and fun environment.
SINGING IS ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING AND EXCITING ACTIVITIES ONE CAN DO.

Roar Academy is an amazing contemporary choir academy that operates all over the UK bringing people together who share a love for singing. Our classes have a spirit, drive and energy like no other. Uniquely, we bridge the gap between amateur choirs and high end professional training.  

Through small classes high on personal attention and quality, designed by one of the UK’s top choir vocal coaches, we give you the opportunity to...

SING

Explore and develop your voice

PERFORM

Sing and perform in a supportive class environment

LEARN

Acquire solid foundations in stagecraft and technique

THE ROAR ACADEMY TEAM

Roar Academy was founded in 2016 by musician and singer Bethany Compson-Bradford. Roar Academy creates contemporary choir classes that bridge the gap between amateur choirs and high end professional training. In its first year Roar Academy has grown considerably, opening choir classes across the UK and partnering with Joshua Alamu, vocal coach to the stars, to provide our choir community with pioneering vocal training.

Bethany Compson-Bradford

Managing Director

West End performer, 'Silver Seas' Musical Director and founder of Roar Academy. Bethany brings a wealth of experience and passion to her company. She has worked with all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to professionals and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to sing.

Joshua Alamu

Head of Vocals

Fiercely talented vocal coach Joshua Alamu’s CV reads like a who’s who of the London music scene. Working with critically acclaimed artists such as Westlife, Will Young, Beverly Knight, 911, Daniel Bedingfield, All Saints and Joss Stone to name but a few. He currently coaches Fleur East and Little Mix amongst others. His intricate knowledge and understanding of how the voice works has helped him devise the most effective exercises to deliver exceptional live performances. All that matters is the voice, the music and the heart.

Phoebe Katis

Vocal Coach - London

Phoebe is an experienced tutor and performer who specialises in pop, jazz, soul and musical theatre. She has six years worth of performance, recording and songwriting experience across the UK and has written for movies such as the BAFTA nominated “Kajaki”. Phoebe has a wealth of experience working with adult singing groups, has a real talent for harmony work and has a knack for putting nervous students at ease.

Tom Steedon

Vocal Coach - London

On a mission to simplify many of the confusing techniques surrounding singing, star of the West End smash-hit Avenue Q, Tom Steedon is an excellent asset to Roar Academy. His classes are clear and easy to understand and will help you find your voice.

OUR CLASSES

Whatever your age, ability or background we have a class suitable for you. Try out our flagship singing class Roar Choir, Beginners Singers for the more nervous singer and Roar+ for extra vocal technique.
ROAR CHOIR

Roar Choir is an exciting new contemporary choir class that performs a diverse range of genres from pop, rock, jazz and gospel. More than just your average choir, our weekly classes focus on learning, performance and delivery whilst having loads of fun!  

The choir perform at events throughout the year and is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people in a fun and friendly setting.  

In weekly rehearsals, you can expect to work on:

Range, Harmony & Pitch

Building a choral performance as a team

Increased confidence

Knowledge of Music Genres

Vocal Style and Creativity

BEGINNERS SINGING

Discover your voice and build your confidence, even if you’ve never sung before! Nervous students need not worry, everyone attending will be at beginners level. This class is a great introduction to basic vocal technique. Lessons are fun, informal, relaxed and educational. The emphasis is on group singing and is ideal for complete beginners.

Our tutors have a great reputation when it comes to helping students relax through lessons and you will never have to sing alone if you don't feel comfortable to do so. 

You don’t need any prior experience to attend these beginners workshops, just a love for music and a desire to sing.

Have a listen!
ROAR+

Want more from your choir training? Learn how to understand your voice with Roar+ technique classes.  

We encourage you to take Roar+ lessons to build on all you have learned in Beginners Singing or Roar Choir. Class numbers are kept low to assure high personal attention and quality.  

Designed by some of the UK’s top choir vocal coaches Roar+ expands on technique covered in Roar Choir. The term is broken down into eight easy to follow essential technique classes, which can be taken as one off single sessions or repeated for continuous learning.  

Roar+ can be taken by anyone who wishes to improve technique, whether it is first time learning, recapping or practicing skills. Our tutors are fully trained, adapt the classes to you and will guide you as you progress and learn. .  

In weekly classes you can expect cover (don't worry if you don't know some of the terms, that is what you are here to learn!):

Breathing & the diaphragm

Vocal Health & Anatomy

Head, Chest & Mix Voice

Airflow, Volume & Dynamics

Vocal Style

LOOK, WATCH & LISTEN

Inspiring the world to sing

Roar Choir London - Higher and Higher

George Washington Blake - Ol' Man River

Beginners Singers - Forget You

Chi Leung - Power of Love

Lowri Davies - Summer in Ohio

Phoebe Katis - Natural Woman

ROAR

LOCATIONS

Roar Academy is an amazing choir academy that operates all over the UK bringing people together who share a love for singing.

Our classes are delivered by our trained vocal instructors in a venue near you. Check out our locations by browsing the map below.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

All of our Roar Academy classes costs £80 per term which can be paid in two monthly sums of £40. If paying for the first term you have attended, your £3 session will be taken from the term fee (£70 for the remaining term). All sessions must be booked and paid 24hr in advance of the first class.

For extra technique why not sign up to Roar+ and get two classes a week for £150 a term. Email enquiries@roaracademy.co.uk for more details on our Roar+ offer.

CONTACT US

Want to join us or find out a bit more about classes? Feel free to drop us an email and we will get back to you ASAP.

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