Hi, and congratulations...you’ve taken the first step towards your singing journey! There is quite a lot of information here, but it is well worth a read to help you in your first lesson.
With an academy that is founded on nurturing and encouraging students to achieve their dreams, students are trained by fully qualified teachers using the most up-to-date singing techniques, methodology and performance tools. All teachers hold Diplomas through the London College of Music, as well as Grade 8 Singing, and a BA(Hons) degree in a performance related subject. Teachers also hold ‘Estill for Singing Teachers’ certificates and are DBS checked, as well as licensed ‘Child In Entertainment’ chaperones through Warwickshire County Council. Whether you wish to sing for profit or pleasure, are 8 years or 80 years, ASA is the place for you!
Your First Lesson
Firstly, there is nothing to be nervous about. The academy has seen and worked with every type of singer out there, as well as every age and ability. You do not need to be amazing at all! Please have two songs in mind to work on in your first lesson. These songs can be from any genre (Pop, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Classical etc) and you do no need to know the songs from memory. We will provide lyrics, sheet music and accompaniment.
It might be useful to bring a bottle of water with you. You don’t need to bring anything else, just a smile and bags of enthusiasm.
Due to Covid-19, space restrictions and the free learning of students, parents or friends are respectfully not permitted to sit in on lessons at this time.
We thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Thank you for joining The Alana Shirley Academy of Singing.
In order for us to process your enrolment, we would be very grateful if you could complete the following form in full. You will receive an automated reminder email 24 hours prior to each lesson, as well as a monthly invoice.
You will also receive log in details to our student portal, where you can check your lesson times, account status and notes from lessons.
The Alana Shirley Academy
Terms & Conditions of Enrolment & Services Rendered
By agreeing to the following terms and conditions, the 'New Student Enrolment' form will act as a contract entered into by ASA Theatre Arts Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "the Provider") and the student (or parent if under 18 years of age) as named on the completed 'New Student Enrolment' form (hereinafter referred to as "the Client") on the date as detailed within the 'New Student Enrolment' form.
The Client hereby engages the Provider to provide services for private Singing, Music, Acting and/or Performing Arts tuition. The Provider hereby agrees to provide the Client with such services in exchange for consideration described herein under “Terms & Conditions for Services Rendered”.
The Client is to be prompt with all payment deadlines. This includes private coaching fees, rehearsal & show fees, exam fees and costume expenses, as well as any other related costs. Lesson fees are to be paid by the first of every month for the coming month’s lessons. An invoice will be issued to you 7 days prior to this deadline.
1:1 lessons are undertaken on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Payments are to be made via direct bank transfer or My Music Staff using the link on your invoice. Bank details will be issued to you on each invoice, please ensure to provide the students name as a reference. Any late payments will incur a £5 late fee administration charge. Please note that only 2 lessons per academic year (1st September-31st August) may be missed without charge (eg. if the students has a school trip, dance show etc). These lessons still require a 24 hour cancellation notice period. After the two permitted absences, missed sessions will be charged for IN FULL in order to hold your space and enrolment. Missed lessons without the required notice, or lessons whereby the notice period is not adhered to, will be charged IN FULL and no refund will be issued. Where absences are known in advance, the Provider will endeavour to reschedule the missed lessons to an alternative day or week, as available in the ASA Theatre Arts calendar.
Once lessons are booked and confirmed, cancellations must be made with 24 hours notice.
This must be done by contacting us via email, using the address
Failure to adhere to the notice period will result in you being fully charged for the missed appointment.
Should your teacher be absent due to illness, a pre-existing work commitment or a holiday, clients will be given the same 24 hour notice period. Lessons will be re-scheduled to another suitable time/day, or an academy cover teacher will be provided.
Due to the nature of lesson scheduling, your session cannot be extended to compensate for lateness. Please arrive 2-3 minutes early (no earlier). Full lesson costs are still applicable if the student is late. If the client is more than 10 minutes late, the provider reserves the right to cancel the lesson without refund.
All teachers have been briefed upon, and signed The Alana Shirley Academy Child & Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy, Health and Safety Policy and Risk Assessment. Personal items are the sole responsibility of the Client. The Client is asked to behave in a sensible and attentive manner to prevent injury within the teaching environment, and get the most out of each session. All teachers are fully DBS checked, and ASA Theatre Arts holds a comprehensive insurance policy.
Students Aged 16 Years & Under
Parents are required to provide data information for performance licenses when participating in a show, to be submitted to their local education authority for approval. The appropriate forms will be issued as and where necessary.
All photographs and video footage from ASA Theatre Arts performances, rehearsals, events & lessons will remain the property of the Provider, and can be used as required for publicity and advertising. This may be print or internet based. Written permission will be sought from parents of under 16's for each performance.
Please grant your permission for you/your child to be photographed and/or video recorded during lessons, rehearsals and shows for the purposes of social media, website posts, advertising , or any other promotional/advertising materials using the 'New Student Enrolment' form to the left.
For any queries, please contact the academy by email on
ASA Theatre Arts can be found at:
COPAH Studios (Upstairs)
6 Holliers Walk
Car park to the rear, drive down the left of the building. We are located in-between Carpet World and the Aldi carpark. On arrival, please press the ASA Theatre Arts buzzer and your teacher will come to let you in.