...more lovely testimonials
When I moved to Llanidloes I took up unaccompanied trad folk singing again, but found after 20 odd years I was a bit "rusty". Tried a few choirs and singing groups but found them a bit "staid" and that they didn't suit me. Then I found Jonna who seemed to understand me and gently but effectively led me to find my true voice again. She even joined me in a duet in the pub one night! A truly inspirational, practical and wonderful singing lady!!'
In the first few lessons I learnt so much! Jonna helped me discover how to support my voice to reach higher notes more easily. She also helped me with my posture, and without guitar too, so as to make me seem much more approachable. It’s helped me support my voice and make it much easier for me to sound nice while singing - thank you so much.'
I was lucky enough to be one of the members of Jonna's singing group and as the poster said, it really did fill my heart with joy... Jonna's teaching style is fun, relaxed, gentle, patient and inclusive. I felt like she had an easy knack of making us all feel like eejuts, as we did our warm ups, so that the ice was broken within the group and none of us felt that we were on the spot. Singing the harmonies that we had learnt together was a gift that we could take away with us until the next session.
You have helped me gain confidence as I would never have performed in front of an audience without your help. You're coaching is really good and you make it fun for me to sing, and make me want to practice all the time. I have definitely improved vocally since you have taught me warm ups, breathing and voice control, thankyou!'
Jonna Rivers is a wonderful teacher with a welcoming, reassurring manner. In particular her advice on taking care of your voice when under the weather has proved useful time and again. Her workshops are a fun and very valuable experience.'
Jonna and I combined our skills to present some singing workshops. I appreciated her enthusiasm and her humour as we embraced the inevitable difficulty or two. We were able to cooperate on finding solutions, while at the same time having the 'space' and freedom to do what we are specialised in as individuals. I can trust her to do what she says she'll do, which is a great bonus when there is a lot to think about and prepare.
As the time drew nearer and we each took our planned steps, there was a sense of excitement as everything seemed to simply fall into place. No foul ups, no missed deadlines, no worries! I had a great time collaborating with her, which is my favourite way to work.
On the many occasions that I have sung with Jonna I have always been inspired by her great enthusiasm and gusto. With a beautiful voice of her own she has the knack of inspiring me and leading me on a vocal adventure. Her smile and laughter is infectious and to be in her company, even for a short while, is worth the wait, every time.