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What is The Helen Astrid Singing Academy

Helen Astrid - The Helen Astrid Singing AcademyThis is a teaching singing organisation based in London. Run by top music professional Helen Astrid where students have access to exclusive singing opportunities.

Singing Lessons in London are in-person and also virtual.👌

Helen trains non-professionals as well as professional singers. In addition, she can prepare you for ABRSM or Trinity exams.👍

★Opera Live At Home★

Recently we featured Katie Coventry,Jessica Cale,  Milly Forrest and many more fabulous artists.


Claire Lees, soprano

Helen coaches in German, French, Italian and Russian and her singing students are based in London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Toronto, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Helen’s company Corporate Singing Workshops provides first-class virtual tailor-made team-building workshops for businesses, bringing colleagues back together post pandemic. Find out about the benefits for your organisation.

Opera Productions

Helen Astrid stages UK premiere of Philip Glass opera in London

An electric cast led this spell-binding production of Juniper Tree, directed by Donna Stirrup.
Performed at The Hammond Theatre in 2017 an outstanding cast included Mariya Krywaniuk, James Corrigan and Angus Whitworth (Head Chorister at Chapel Royal).

Read a review in Opera Magazine.

mariya krywaniuk

James Corrigan

juniper tree

juniper tree actor

juniper tree orchestra

dido and aeneas

Dido and Aeneas, Music and Drama Festival Richmond 🎶

February 2016 
Purcell’s classic masterpiece Dido and Aeneas in collaboration with St Mary’s University, Twickenham Preparatory School and a Russian ballet school was a highlight of the festival directed by Simon Iorio from Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Civic Pride Fund Richmond Council LogoCelebrating Songs of the Nations 🎶

October 2015 
Twenty countries participated in the Rugby World Cup so we sang a song representing each nation. Conducted by the renowned Nicholas Cleobury, support was gratefully received from the RFU and Richmond Councils Civic Pride Fund.

Helen’s reflections, facts & chat

  • The Winner Takes it All

    The Winner Takes it All

    This article first appeared in the Huffington Post on the 11th September 2015. Music and sport are the perfect marriage; they are made for each other. The benefits of using music in sport and exercise is not new. Music grabs our attention, causing a reaction and it even changes how …Read More »
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Press coverage

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Helen Astrid Singing tips at your finger tips

Helen’s Book on Amazon in paperback & Kindle.

Transform your Voice

“For the beginner or seasoned professional, Helen Astrid’s Singing Tips at your Fingertips is concise and informative.
If you want to knock ’em dead at your local karaoke bar, this short, knowledgeable and very readable book can help you get started.”

Gary Lachman, The Guardian

Helen on BBC World News

Tell me the Truth about Opera - Helen on TEDxSquareMile

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What people say

 I originally wanted to have lessons purely for the joy of learning a skill. I'm delighted to find myself in Helen's very capable hands. She clearly knows what she's talking about and is a true professional. She quickly puts me at ease, gives me confidence, and helps me understand both my range and which songs suit my voice. I'm motivated and energised afterwards. 
Michael Nealon, bass chorister
 Learning to sing with Helen has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. She has a real talent for making the learning process great fun and I always end the session feeling energised and uplifted. 
Dr Gillian Tomlinson, MBChB, BSc, MRCP(UK)
 Helen is patient, supportive, encouraging and utterly professional. I gave myself 10 lessons and am still having them after 20 years. There can't a better accolade for a teacher than that. 
Jill, Dr of Philosophy, B.Sc, PhD, AKC, MS Biol, C Biol.
Singing makes me feel happier and healthier. I feel very positive after each session. 
Dasha, Intensive Care Nurse
 Helen's  patience,  strength,  trust and  encouragement  is  both  thrilling  and  inspiring. 
Gabi McKeowen
 Learning with Helen is an immensely healing and pleasurable experience. 
Pauline, Psychotherapist

Team-building singing workshops

We provide virtual corporate team-building and leadership workshops for global organisations and senior leaders during Covid-19 and afterwards. For details see www.corporatesingingworkshops.

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