Helen Welch: Voice and Performance
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England
Helen is now a professional singer and entertainer performing throughout the U.S.A
Helen Welch is a critically-acclaimed vocalist whose live stage performances explore a diverse range of musical compositions, starting with the 1930s up through present-day. Whether she’s singing Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan, or Elton John, Sting and Randy Newman, Helen’s sophisticated vocals and humor leave audiences breezily enchanted. The “Helen Welch experience” is perhaps best described by a fan who wrote on her Amazon page, “If you have a chance to see Helen perform, do it! You are in for a special treat.”
A native of England, Helen is well-known throughout the United Kingdom for her musical theatre roles and 1-woman shows. Upon moving to the U.S. in 2003, she began appearing in venues throughout the Northeast and immediately began cultivating a devoted fan club. She appears in the region’s most celebrated entertainment establishments including Severance Hall, Playhouse Square Center, Akron Civic Theatre, Blossom Music Center, Nighttown, Cain Park and many more. She frequently guest-stars or headlines with world-class musical organizations such as The Cleveland Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and many other symphony orchestras around the country.
Helen has been teaching in Ohio for approximately six years, recognizing that there was a need for someone to teach not just singing but also performance skills, song styling, improvisation, microphone techniques, building a song portfolio and overall stage presentation. With some of her more mature students she has guided them through making a demo at a local studio, taken them to open mic nights and talked them through designing a press pack to help promote their talents.
As a teacher she encourages positive thought processes focusing on what the performer/student wants to achieve which in turn develops their self-confidence. Helen’s studio is a place where students are allowed to experiment and make mistakes, by being allowed to do this they learn to take more risks with their musical styling that again develops the self-confidence that is so imperative for singing. Throughout all of this Helen continues to develop her professional singing career and is able to share those real experiences with her students.
Come along for a free trial lesson and lots of fun! See HelenWelch.com to learn more about Helen.