Looking for a singing teacher /vocal coach in the Woking Surrey area? To enquire about singing lessons please email. joe.st.johanser@ntlworld.com

Hi. I teach all styles of singing - both classical bel canto (for opera and Lieder) and more popular styles (for music theatre, pop and rock).

I tutor advanced singers with preparation for music theatre or opera auditions and roles. I also assist with preparation for examinations or work to fix individual vocal or performance problems.

I'm very pleased also to welcome adult beginners to the wonderful world of singing. I do teach under 16s but they will need to be accompanied by a parent.

I also work with students to modify accents, especially English for non-English native speakers, and help with public speaking and vocal delivery for actors.

Joe has taught singing privately for seventeen years, starting his singing studies in 1984 after a previous career as a software engineer. He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, (past Chairman of the ISM Guildford Centre), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is on the registered private teachers list of the ISM. He studied singing with Wynford Evans, John Huw Davies, Glyn Davenport and Pamela Barker.

He has performed some 40 roles in opera, operetta and musical theatre - press the Performance CV button above for more details.

listen to Joe singing opera in Italian

listen to Joe singing Lieder in German

OR in English - a cover of a rock favourite by the Doobies - alas badly recorded at a battle of the bands

OR again in English - a sad art song by Finzi with pianist Sheila Blow

OR one of his own compositions - a science fiction comic opera - Joe sings the role of pompous musicologist Bernard Bickel

OR another of his own compositions - an art song to a Browning poem

OR another of his own compositions - a serial satirical song written for a bet

He is a music graduate of the University of Surrey, (B.Mus. Hons. Surrey University) and also holds degrees from London University (B.Sc.(Econ.) Hons., University College London, M.Sc. (Computer Science, University of London). He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and has regularly acted as an expert witness.

He is also a composer: mostly of vocal music. His works include over 50 songs, 6 full length stage works (operas/musicals), 2 ballet scores and 1 oratorio - available from Joe's Compositions