Paul Henley
Bass-Baritone               Opera & Concert Singer
                                            Singing Teacher 

Although Paul has had an extensive and diverse career as a performer, he also has considerable experience as a teacher. He places much emphasis on technique, particularly breathing and breath control, these being the foundation of good vocal production. With his experience of a diversity of styles he is well placed to work in both the Classical/Operatic and Musical Theatre genres. In addition to his work as a private singing teacher, his appointments have included East 15 Acting School, Mountview Theatre School, Queen's Park School, Oswestry and Dauntsey's School.

"Paul is a very experienced bass-baritone and I know from working with him that he is a reliable and thorough trainer of young voices"

                                                                         (Penelope Price Jones, Past Chair, Association of Teachers of Singing) 

".....Paul has had many pupils who have made tremendous progress as singers, displaying remarkable improvement in technique, musicianship and general confidence as performers."

                                                                                        (Chris Thompson, former Head of Music, Dauntsey's School)

"I have been singing as an amateur for several years, and started lessons with Paul three months ago. Already my technique has improved and I have a much better understanding of my voice. My voice sounds better and I have much more confidence in my ability. I really enjoy my lessons - Paul is great fun and quickly puts you at your ease."

                                                                                                                                      (Ami, Pupil - December 2014)

"I started singing lessons at the age of 54 having sung all throughout my life. I thought I could sing but I have been astounded by the amount I have learned from Paul and how my voice and ability have improved. I now have much greater confidence and it is thanks to Paul's coaching and encouragement. He is a great technician and a pleasure to work with."

                                                                                                                                    (Grant, Pupil - February 2015)

"I started lessons with Paul about 12 months ago, having some experience of choral singing but with no formal voice training.....However, in a relatively short time and thanks to Paul's encouraging teaching and strong emphasis on developing good technique, my voice, abilty and confidence have improved enormously"

                                                                                                                             (Lynne, Pupil - March 2015)  


"I am 49 years old. I have always had a good voice and I have sung all my life. After several years of dithering I decided it was time to see if I could improve my technique, and try some formal lessons. Paul's profile speaks for itself, and I felt that he would be the best fit for my needs. I have been attending lessons for four months now. The difference it has made, in this short time has far exceeded my expectations. Not only has my voice improved in quality and richness; I'm even achieving notes that I thought were beyond my range. In addition, Paul has introduced me to a whole new world of music. He is witty and very easy to get along with. He's also an excellent teacher and his enthusiasm for music and voice is infectious. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their singing voice, young or old."

                                                                                                                                                                               (Milo, Pupil - June 2016) 

"I started singing lessons with Paul about three years ago. He has helped me to find my natural voice and given me an understanding of how to use it in a more sustainable way. A fundamental part of his teaching has been to learn about breathing and I have found that this has not just benefitted my singing, but also my general sense of well being. He has also helped me to appreciate music that I would not have considered before having lessons."  

                                                                                                                                    (David, Pupil - February 2017)