Wendy Parent “My daughter always looks forward to her lessons with Sally and readily accepts her advice and wisdom. This has enabled her to grow both in confidence and technique. She recently gained distinction at ALCM level - which delighted us all. The same week saw her perform in her first
Professional engagement. She would not have done either of these things without you.”
Janina, Soprano Manchester; “The work I have done with Sally over the last two years has transformed my voice, given me greater vocal stamina, developed my confidence and deepened my understanding of the art of singing. She is a warm and encouraging instructor; perceptive and able to identify the potential and strengths of those she teaches, whatever their age.
Vicky, Soprano, Masters in Music Manchester University; “I would wholeheartedly recommend Sally’s online Zoom lessons to anyone looking for vocal tuition. Having had face-to-face lessons with Sally for just over a year, it’s great to know that none of her expertise or warmth is lost through the screen. The quality of the lesson delivery and the standard of teaching is just as good online as in person”.
Eve, Grade 6 ABRSM Distinction; “I would certainly not have earned a Distinction in my grade 6 singing exam without Sally’s fantastic teaching”.
Elske, University Student; “I have been with Sally for the course of my study at UoM and I have developed so far in that time. I consider her a friend, teacher and most importantly a supporter of who I am”.
Retired Student; “Before Sally I had tried six teachers without any success. finally things are beginning to happen and I think this is because of Sally’s acceptance and perseverance, trying different approaches until something communicates with me”.
Phoebe, LCM Diploma distinction; “My technical skills and vocal knowledge have improved considerably since the beginning. It’s been great developing previous knowledge, working on the songs and feeling the improvement”.
Ana, Jazz Student; “Before you started to teach me, my voice was a mere foetus. Now, 2 years later, my voice has grown so much and you have helped me to understand where I fit in musically, thank you”.
Sacha, University Student; “I had never sung anything but English and French when I first started with Sally. She has helped me leaps and bounds towards understanding my voice and how to get the best sound I can. One of the most understanding teachers ever!”.
Tina, student 25; "I wouldn’t be able to achieve this level without you. You are a kind, passionate and talented teacher…I am forever thankful for you believing in me and rescuing me from abandoning hope of entering into a conservatoire. You helped me to discover the real me…..” Tina has recently completed her studies at Birmingham Conservatoire.
Anna, student 15; "Sally is a very inventive and creative teacher, always thinking of new way's to help you to master things in your singing. She is a very knowledgeable teacher and is still performing. Her voice has always inspired me."
Karen, Parent; "Sally Johnson is a highly skilled practitioner gifted at developing technique in younger voices up to advanced singers. A wide knowledge of repertoire, a versatile approach from classical to folk, music theatre to Opera. Sally adapts her teaching style to the individual learner."
Karima, former student; "Sally is a truly inspiring vocal coach. She always made me feel confident in my voice when performing live using specific breathing exercises and teaching me new ways to reach difficult notes without pushing my voice. I was once recording in Parr St Studios with Ken Nelson (producer of Coldplay, Gomez) and Sally came and worked with me before I was recording important vocal takes which took away any anxieties. I still use Sally’s vocal warm ups to this day, she really is a passionate and caring vocal coach”