ABOUT US

Educating. Guiding. Inspiring.

We offer accessible, exciting and modern music education. We appreciate the busy schedule within a school environment, and therefore we provide a flexible tuition to fit your schools needs and time schedule.


We can work within the curriculum to add extra support to your music department or we can focus more on extracurricular subjects.


Yorkshire Pop Star provides modern tuition incorporating up-to-date knowledge about the music industry. Similarly, we incorporate current technology that students use in everyday life, encouraging them to practice and create music in their own time. This approach allows them to become independent music creators in an enjoyable, challenging and exciting way. 


Yorkshire Pop Star offers high standard tutoring, supporting each individual to become an independent music creator whilst being part of a supportive community.

 

TEAM

Committed to Education

METTE GRAVENGAARD NIELSEN

Vocal Teacher & Songwriter

Mette Nielsen graduated with a first class BA (Hons)(Pop with Jazz vocals) from Leeds College of Music where she studied performance and composition. She now works as a session singer, composer, arranger, vocal coach and performer around the UK. She currently also teaches acapella choir, group singing and one-to-one singing lessons at the “Tom Ball Live” academy in Leeds, preparing talented children and young adults for a career in musical theatre.

She has worked within the music industry for 16 years and toured around the world in countries such as Japan, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany and in the UK. 

She has studied a range of different vocal techniques intensively since the age of 13 with 15 different vocal tutors. She therefore has a very unique teaching style utilising the many techniques and musical experiences.

Mette specialises both in working with groups, as well as with individuals. She has therefore been a musical director of a gospel and a pop choir, and has also worked with music therapy in care-homes.
Furthermore, she has studied “mindfulness for singers”, which has equipped her with  excellent techniques she uses to help her students dealing with stage fright and being present on stage.

LIINA TURTONEN

Music Producer & Songwriter

Liina  Turtonen is a music producer, songwriter, and performer based in York, UK. She is a tutor in music production at Leeds College of Music and she is also the creator of a new female-centric audio channel on YouTube called ‘LNA Does Audio Stuff’. She has a masters degree in music production and BA degree in commercial music. Liina plays violin, piano, guitar and sings, with many years of experience in choirs, bands and orchestras. Among this she has studied drama at Helsinki Theatre school, which allows her to teach performance from a professional and technical point of view. 


The past years, she has worked as a private tutor and a workshop leader in music production, songwriting, as well as instruments such as guitar, piano and bass. Liina’s has many years of experience working with children and children with disabilities, through private tutoring, choirs, working for Action for Children, as well as several community projects. Recent jobs include workshop leading at the York Art Gallery and teaching Ableton Live courses for women in both Leeds and Sheffield. 

Read more: www.lnamusic.com

 

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