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Meet Lucy

Specialist Vocal & Singing Coach


I’m Lucy! Welcome to Dexter Vocals - my private practice offering specialist Voice & Singing Coaching. This practice runs alongside my other role within the NHS as a Speech and Language Therapist, in which I specialise in clinical voice disorders and performers voice rehabilitation. 


I work with elite & professional voice users who are finding some difficulty within their singing or speaking voice. This includes a range of professions including; professional musicians, singers and actors, amateur performers, teachers, public speakers, lawyers, anyone who relies on their voice on a regular basis.

I hold space for my clients to focus on, and explore the areas of their vocal system to inform, healthy positive and efficient voice use. I sometimes work with private and NHS ENT departments to aid clients pre and post ENT/speech therapy referrals, to begin or continue their rehabilitation and vocal journeys. 


In your sessions with me we will take a holistic approach to coaching your voice, considering your whole person, the body, the mind, and your environments.

Your voice is precious and unique to you, so your sessions are completely centred around your vocal and personal needs and goals.

Building awareness of your whole vocal system with mindfulness, and respect for your body will all be essential. I am always working toward empowering you with the knowledge to take charge of your own voice and feel confident doing so. 

Areas we could cover include: Vocal health and self-care // alignment and postural work // breath-work // tension release // the spoken voice // the singing voice // vocal efficiency // strengthening techniques // vocal stamina // resonance // SOVTe // knowledge and awareness of your vocal system // awareness of vocal load // exploring all areas and possibilities within your voice // acting through song // character work // text analysis. I work with clients of all ages, voice types and genres. 

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*** Please note: I am not a replacement for an ENT referral or package of care from the NHS. If you would like advice around this, or around accessing speech therapy services please do not hesitate to contact me, I would be happy to talk to you about it. 

Reiki Treatment

Release, Reset Restore Vocal Workshops

The very popular 'Vocal Reset' where you will work in a private peaceful studio to Reset, Re-align and Nourish your voice, mind and body. 

You will focus on finding balance in your voice and 'reseting' yourself physically, vocally and mentally. We look at posture and alignment, tension release, breath work, breath to phonation balance, resonance and 'effort' levels.
We also take time for self reflection and future goal setting if that's something that fits with your needs for the day. 
With the full day Reset, the day is split into a morning and an afternoon session and a Veggie/Vegan lunch is provided as part of your day. This is also offered in small groups of up-to Ten. 

My Background

I began my journey into coaching when performing professionally as an Actor and Singer in London, touring the UK and Europe from the age of 17.

Throughout my own training and professional career, I have (and continue to) shadow/ed and work/ed alongside some of this country’s finest practitioners in Voice, Singing, Movement, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and Acting Techniques. These practitioners, and my own vocal and performance journey inspired me to move further into coaching rather than performing, and dedicate myself to learning more about our fascinating vocal system and what affects its performance potential. I have now been coaching privately for 11 years with 8 of those years purely as a vocal coach. I have seen clients privately as well as in institutions and performing arts schools, coaching singing, voice, acting through song, technical acting and audition technique. In my own time I practice Kundalini yoga and breath work techniques as well as hiking in the glorious Peak District and a spot of wild swimming when I'm brave enough.


My Training and courses include:

BAHons in Drama and Theatre Studies

PG Diploma in Acting

MSc in Speech and Language Therapy 

Postgraduate Cert in Dysphagia Management in Adults

Advanced Singing Teacher Training- The Vocal Process

SOVT 1 + 2 -  The Vocal Process

Mastering Musical Theatre - The Vocal Process

Best Practice Update in Singing Teaching - The Vocal Process

Managing Laryngeal Injury - The British Voice Association

Neuro-Laryngology - The British Voice Association

Working with the CCM Singer - The British Voice Association

Recovering from illness - BAPAM

Understanding Autism - LSCFT

The Estill Model Level 1+2 - The Voice Explained

Personal: 9 years Classical singing study with: Sarah Rhodes AGSM



Newcastle Voice Conference 2022

Cutting Edge Laryngology 2022

Manchester Head and Neck Symposium 2022

Incorporating SOVT for Voice Disorders- North West Voice CEN 2023

Speech Therapy for Performers - Voice Study Centre & Newcastle Voice Team 2023

Feldenkrais for the Voice Studio - Voice Study Centre 2023


Applied Vocal Skills for client-relevant strategies - North West Voice CEN & Vocal Process 2023

Following the Science - The British Voice Association Nov 2023

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My MSc Research:

"Knowledge levels of Professional Singers in Typical to Atypical Vocal Function and the SLT’s role in their vocal management in the UK."


My Availability & Working Hours:

Monday & Wednesday: NHS Manchester Royal Infirmary ENT.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: NHS Manchester Wythenshawe Voice Team.


Monday & Wednesday: Private Vocal Coaching - Bechstein Studios, Manchester.

Friday: Private Vocal Coaching - Online


Saturday: Private Vocal Coaching - Vibration Studios, Huddersfield. 


Workshops: Sat/Sun UK Wide, throughout the year. 



I am currently open to music and drama colleges to discussion around teaching one to one coaching or providing modules on Voice, Vocal Health, Anatomy and Physiology, and the ENT Pathway


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