Mr J Jessop


Welcome to the homepage of Jonathan Jessop, B.A.(Hons.), P.G.C.E., L.T.C.L., F.I.S.M.
Singing and Piano Tuition.

Telephone:  07464089195 or 01733 735552

Before Beckham became an expert on free kicks, he learned how to correctly kick a ball.  Usain Bolt was a natural runner but then coached to greatness. As in all disciplines - and singing is no different - it is generally agreed that you need to learn the basics in order to reach your potential. Once these basics are learned, the world is your oyster.   In singing, the basics are the same whether you aspire to the Royal Opera House, Glastonbury or the X factor.  I am a skilled music teacher able to analyse and develop singing voices.   I have worked with singers from many different genres helping them to realise their potential and through learning correct techniques, also protect their voices against harmful practice. Hayley Sanderson, resident singer on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, studied with me for five years. She is arguably the most successful of my pupils.

Whether you wish to sing in a rock, soul, reggae, folk, or classical style the basics are the same and my teaching of the basic vocal exercises will set you in good stead for a future career or just plain enjoyment of wonderful art of singing. I can help you to discover your inner Shirley Bassey!

You may also be interested in learning to play the piano. I offer high quality tuition in classical and jazz styles.  I have successfully taught piano pupils up to Grade 8. 

1. For a short career resume about Jonathan Jessop click here.
2. For details about basic singing, piano and music theory lessons, current charges and availability click here.
3. For details about advanced singing lessons click here
4. For details about group singing lessons click here
5. For answers to freqently asked questions about singing lesson click here.
6. For some free vocal exercises which are very helpful click here
7. For details on how to find Jonathan's music studio use this Multi Map link.
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8. To contact me ring the telephone number above, or to send an e-mail
9. Can a pitchdeaf person learn to sing? For a further discussion about this topic click here
10. Some thoughts about breathing and breath control. click here
11. How to learn to sight-read simple and compound time. How to improve your piano sight-reading. click here
12. How the Voice is Made. click here
13.Resonance and Vibrato in the Voice. click here
14. Vocal Ranges and Register Changes. click here
15. Vocal Constriction - Causes and Cures. click here
16. What is Voice Placement? click here
17. Symmetry in Music Notation. Some observations which might help pianists who struggle to read the music above and below the staves. click here
18. Testimonials from pupils, some exam results and pupils' other achievements. click here

I am a professional private music teacher, approved by and registered as a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, in London. I work to the ISM Code of Practice for Professional Private Music Teachers and use the I.S.M.'s Private Music Tuition Agreements. I have third party insurance and an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Certificate, which is portable and on the update service.  Dated 4th September 2017, it is clean.
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