ACM was pleased to welcome one of the UK’s leading session singers and contemporary vocal coaches, Kim Chandler who delivered a Vocal Masterclass on Tuesday 25th March.
Kim Chandler (MMus (Dist) BMusEd AMusA) has coached high-profile clients such as Courtney Love, Paloma Faith, Katy B, Laura Mvula, Hannah Reid (London Grammar), Josh Franceschi (You Me At Six), Dave McCabe (Zutons), Danny McNamara (Embrace) and the current UK no.1 Jess Glynne. Kim is also the creator of the popular “Funky ‘n Fun” vocal exercise series that is a popularly known product internationally.
Kim works regularly at Abbey Road Studios leading their corporate recording sessions and was part of the coaching team on the UK Audition Tour for the latest series of “The Voice”. Kim is invited to do master classes, workshops & teacher training events around the UK and abroad, and is a regular presenter at national & international voice conferences.
Aside from her voice being heard throughout the UK on jingles for Capital Radio, Radio 2, Smooth FM and the Real Radio network, Kim has also performed with an array of international artists (inc. The Bee Gees, Susan Boyle, Brian May, Natalie Cole, Michael McDonald, Bjork, Michael Bolton, Jocelyn Brown, Neil Diamond, Thelma Houston, Rick Astley, Uriah Heep) and has performed at iconic locations such as the Royal Albert Hall, Downing Street, Wembley Arena & Stadium, the roof of the O2 Arena and Buckingham Palace.
Kim has several articles in the recently launched industry book “The Ultimate Guide to Singing” and is an endorsed vocal coach for the vocal technology company TC Helicon. She also has been invited to write a chapter on teaching contemporary vocal styles for an upcoming textbook “Teaching Singing in the 21st Century” for Springer Publishing to be released internationally later this year.
Having been an Executive Director of the British Voice Association for the past five years (and President for a year in 2012), Kim has a keen interest in voice research, voice science (vocology) and vocal physiology. Her specialities include detailed vocal technique, high-level musicianship as it applies to contemporary repertoire, in-studio vocal production and industry advice & mentoring.