Beyond Vocals has been created by the contemporary jazz musician and award winning vocalist, Emilia Martensson, as a performance platform for jazz, folk and contemporary singers and vocal artists who are looking for ways to dig deeper into their own individual sound and expression.
Emilia offers individual coaching sessions, alongside a range of themed vocal workshops, masterclasses and summer courses, where you will get the chance to workshop and perform together with other singers, backed by inspiring and professional musicians.
The courses are aimed at singers on an Intermediate-Advanced level with an interest in Jazz/Folk/Contemporary/Improvised Music. All sessions aim to help singers explore and develop personal expression and individual sound/approach through looking at all aspects of vocal artistry : Vocal technique, general musicianship skills,band leading skills, interpretation of a wide range or repertoire, structure a focused practise routine, creative writing and composing.
'Beyond Vocals' also gives access to a community of professional musicians and aspiring singers and offers regular meet ups and performance opportunities.
Emilia aims to create a learning environment that is fun, warm and welcoming.
'It can still be pretty rare to find someone at the top of their game as an artist and musician, who is able to communicate and share their insight and depth of knowledge: someone, who seems genuinely dedicated to bring out the absolute best in each person, wherever they are currently at in their musical journey, with so much energy, professionalism, and heart felt honesty and wisdom'. -Student quote
The way she taught us, as individual voices, within a beautifully held, supportive group space, touched me deeply, as well as helping to develop many concrete new skills, in a very short time. Each day was filled with a mixture of warmth, practical guidance, discipline and precision, fun, hard work, creative imagination, and a lot of humanity. -Malka
"The course took me from amateur to being able to perform in a professional manner, in less than a week. Emilia was professional, creative and incredibly supportive of all her students on the course, getting to know each of us individually and developing us in our own direction. Best thing I've ever done in my life" -Alice
"I have learnt about things I wasn't expecting to learn about. The warmth of the environment encouraged me to push myself to try new things. It has more than met my expectations." -Nell
"The amount of happiness, knowledge and confidence I have gained from 'Beyond Vocals' is out of this world"-Natalie
..."the advice given is presented in a very constructive and helpful way, which I really feel can help me improve..."-Nadiah
…"I feel like i have developed my vocal technique as well as overcoming my stage fright a great deal when it comes to performing. This course has thought me how to trust myself and to relax in to the music and I feel as though I arrived to a place where I could really enjoy myself. The week has been scary, exciting and enriching all at the same time”...Anna
ABOUT Emilia Martensson
….”A voice of quite remarkable expressive depth” -JAZZWISE
…”Martensson invest every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity”… JF, The Guardian
…”Ethereal Voice… -Time Out
…”the music is immediately enchanting, bewitching, and approachable…” -AllAboutJazz