Tania Nazare
SOPRANO SINGER // TEACHER

About

Classically trained soprano singer, graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2020 (BMus Hons). Latest performances include lunchtime concerts at the Reid Concert Hall (Edinburgh), Greyfriars Kirk (Edinburgh), Edinburgh Society of Musicians and Marchmont St Giles Church Choir as a soprano scholar.

As part of her graduation recital (sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19), Tania has worked closely with John Kitchen MBE (harpsichord) to deliver an interpretation of the Handel's cantata La Lucrezia. This performance will hopefully take place sometime during the summer/autumn of 2020.

Tania teaches the voice since 2010 to a wide age range, both in schools and in individual lessons. Tania is highly interested in the holistic approach to singing and anatomically-informed teaching. Previous teaching positions include Stagecoach Performing Arts School (Stirling and Edinburgh) and James Gillespies Primary School (Edinburgh, Ritmico).

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Services



Singing Lessons

Singing lessons on genres such as opera, choral, musical theatre, pop and rock. Online, individual and group formats available.
All levels welcome.
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Music Theory Lessons

Music theory lessons for both individuals and classrooms. Suitable for all ages. Preparation for examination boards such as Trinity College London, ABRSM, Rockschool, SQA, among others.
All levels welcome.
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Classroom Teaching

General music for all key stages. Flexible teaching methods such as Kodáli. Further education musicianship and music theory offered under consultation.
All levels welcome.
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Tania is certified under the PVG scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups by Disclosure Scotland).
This scheme includes child protection. You can request this certificate at any time.

Teaching



Private Lessons

Jan 2016—present
Individual lessons.
In person or online.

Stagecoach Performing Arts School
(Stirling, UK)

Jan 2018—Mar 2020
Main stages teacher. Teaching duties include: teaching key stages 1-4; lesson planning in accordance with the school’s teaching framework; teaching in accordance with child protection (PVG).

Ritmico Music School
(Edinburgh, UK)

Jan 2016—Jun 2019
Teaching duties include: teaching key stages 1-2; lesson planning in accordance with Ritmico’s framework; teaching in accordance with child protection (PVG). Work with teaching methods such as Kodáli and Dalcroze.

Arena RK Music School
(Setubal, Portugal)

Jun 2010—Jun 2011
Organising and teaching at singing summer camps of 2010 and 2011.

Reviews

C.

I have a problem with anxiety and was very worried about starting singing lessons. I had nothing to worry about. Tania had me hooked from lesson one—I said which songs I would like to sing and she finds the ones that will bring on my singing and confidence. She has her work cut out for her with me but she is getting me to hold back less each week. AND it's fun! I know nothing about music and all my questions are answered without me feeling like I'm dumb. I am very glad I found a tutor who so fits my nature and l look forward to each lesson regardless of what my anxiety is telling me.

M.

My daughter thoroughly enjoys her lessons with Tania and looks forward to them every week. Tania is enthusiastic and her lessons are engaging. A skilled teacher and talented singer, we feel very lucky to have found her.

S.

Tania was friendly, prompt, and really flexible. The singing lesson was a surprise gift and it went brilliantly! The lesson combined vocal exercises and singing some songs. I will definitely be booking again.

D.

I've only had two lessons and already learned more than what I've learned from any one else about singing. I think her teaching style is amazing and I'm getting more and more comfortable with singing even though I'm an anxious person.


Reviews retrieved from Tutorful and FirstTutors.

Performance highlights



Graduation Recital
(Edinburgh, UK)

(sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19)
Tania has worked closely with John Kitchen MBE (harpsichord) to deliver an interpretation of the Handel's cantata La Lucrezia. This performance will hopefully take place sometime during the summer/autumn of 2020.

Marchmont St Giles' Church
(Edinburgh, UK)

Feb 2017—May 2020
Soprano choir scholar.
Tania has also performed at the MGC charity evening concert in 2017 to raise funds towards the restoration/refurbishment of the church.

Studio Recording
(Edinburgh, UK)

Dec 2019
Studio singing for a short Christmas greetings video created for Chartered Surveyors
Blackhall & Powis. See details here.

University of Edinburgh Concert Series

Dec 2016—Mar 2020
Recital-format performances at Greyfriars Kirk, Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh Society of Musicians and City of Edinburgh Methodist Church.

Jukebox: A Musical Revue

May 2017
Acting, dancing and singing as
one of the main characters.
See details here.

Recordings

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Awards And Scholarships



McGill University Scholarship

Sep 2020
Scholarship covering part of the tuition fees for graduate education at McGill University (QC, CA).

Reid School of Music
Tovey Memorial Award

Mar 2020
Runner-up prize for solo performance.

Marchmont St Giles Church Scholarship

Feb 2017—May 2020
Scholarship covering part of
personal singing tuition fees.

Edinburgh College
FE Academic Award 2015

Awarded by nomination to the student in further education at Edinburgh College (all courses) that show excellent academic results.

Arena RK Studentship

Sep 2009—Dec 2012
Vocal tuition awarded through auditioning and merit in Arena RK music school (Setubal, Portugal).

education

  • 2009—2012

    Arena RK Music School (PT)

    Pop/Rock singing and music theory lessons. Various performing opportunities.

  • 2014—2016

    Edinburgh College (UK)

    HNC Classical Music;
    TCL Grade 8 Music Theory;
    TCL Grade 8 Classical Singing;
    TCL Grade 5 Piano.

  • 2016—2020

    The University of Edinburgh (UK)

    BMus (Hons) Class of 2020

  • 2020—2022

    McGill University (CA)

    MA Music Theory





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