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Voice Coaching

Suitable for all, join us for a 5-night singing holiday in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Hannah Howie, our professional singing tutor, works with all types of singer from any background with any skill set and experience – you do not even need to read music. Come and explore the capacity you have to communicate effectively and learn how to use your voice with colour, control and confidence.
Grow your confidence! Learn all about breathing techniques, the do’s and don’ts of vocal health, solo singing, group harmony and counterpoint work and more!

To see pictures of the course please visit our gallery

Dates 2022

All of our holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

January 30th to February 4th 2022
August 7th to 12th 2022

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

Payment, Terms & Conditions
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 3 months prior to arrival. For art, craft & activity holidays booked within 3 months of course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Art, craft & activity holidays are subject to availability and subject to change.

Sunday
Check in is from 4pm where you will receive a warm welcome from our team.
Once you are unpacked and settled, we invite you to enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
If you have never been on a holiday like this before, we understand how anxious you may be. That’s why, come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Monday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the week, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have. 
From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Monday to Thursday
Throughout the week, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.
All your meals are served in the dining room.
Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

Friday
Check out by 10am

What’s Included

  • 4 days of specialist tuition from Hannah Howie
  • All materials required for the course
  • Full board catering
  • 5-nights accommodation
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

All participants of the signing workshops will receive the following materials:

  • printed choral music 
  • sheet music and backing tracks for individual solos (x2 songs each)
  • workbook and pencil 
  • resistance band 
  • vocal tube

Guests should also bring a smartphone/laptop/tablet and headphones for use throughout the week for research purposes, note taking, recording and listening to online material. 

Tutor Hannah Howie

Hannah was born and raised in Scotland, beginning her musical life very young as a scholar at Fettes College for voice, violin and piano. She then studied Psychology at Durham University, trained with Scottish Opera, and then at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduating with distinction in her Masters. She has since worked in Scottish theatre ranging from Pitlochry Festival Theatre, The Citz in Glasgow and The Traverse in Edinburgh all whilst founding her own singing school “Happy Voices”.

She often tours the globe performing her own shows on cruise ships and venues outside of Scotland, but all whilst sharing a little bit of home with her whenever she goes! Her show ‘Caledonia Dreaming’ celebrates Scottish culture and music for an international audience complete with ceilidhs and sing-a-longs, all with a dram in hand, of course! In her spare time, Hannah writes her own songs, enjoys the outdoors, travels the world, all whilst enjoying quality time with family and friends.

For more information about Hannah please visit his website.

  • Hannah is an excellent teacher. She has a fantastic knowledge of vocal technique, has helped me improve my voice greatly and learn about different singing skills. Every lesson is extremely fun, and she is very dedicated to helping me get the best out of my voice. I would recommend her to anyone thinking of taking singing lessons!’’ – John Fullerton, Happy Voices student
  • ‘’Happy voices have helped my confidence so much. It’s been such a pleasure working with Hannah’’ – Kate Hart, Happy Voices student
  • ‘’Hannah has taught me a huge variety of techniques, explains thoroughly what’s happening to the anatomy of the muscles whilst you are singing which has helped me in so many ways. It is also great to be given warm ups specifically for your voice. Cannot recommend Hannah enough!’’ – Amy Espie, Happy Voices student

Please note: The above reviews come from past workshops and courses run by the tutor out with Gartmore House.

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