The performing arts need brilliant teachers who draw out the best in people – with skill, discipline, and heart.
Al Toogood is one of these.
Director & Musical Director, London
My goal for students is to learn the skills that enable them to continue to develop independently over the course of their careers.
My approach is that of simplicity, consistency of technique, muscle memory and physical sensitivity – irrespective of workplace, style or theatrical genre. I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of dramatic repertoire, and my musical work has taken me from classical, through musical theatre to hard rock.
I enjoy working with a range of people across many professions, such as lawyers, accountants and auctioneers seeking confidence in the workplace, as well as professional performers. This work has included presentation skills, accent reduction, preparation for auditions, singing lessons, voice over techniques, dialect training and general vocal strengthening.
I have found that training people’s voices, whether spoken or sung, is a tremendously rewarding experience. It is beneficial for performing artists wishing to develop their instrument, for anyone interested in strengthening their vocal presence in the workplace or simply as a joyful life pursuit.