Anna Profile

anna headshotAnna (Leddra): Anna is a singer, songwriter and vocal coach. She has been into music all her life and has recorded, worked and performed with The Likes of Ed Sheeran and Tom Jones.

In December 2009 she released her first album ‘Telling Tales’, the collection of tracks was acclaimed as ‘pitch-perfect acoustic pop’ by The Independent. Her Debut single ‘Story’, was playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Anna also performed her single on ITV’s This Morning. Follow up singles ‘Summer Song’ and ‘Edie’ achieved similar radio success.

She also found the time to duet with Alistair Griffin on the BBC Radio 2 B-listed ‘The One’. The track was the fifth consecutive single with Leddra’s name on it to be playlisted by Radio 2.

After a summer packed with festivals, her latest, ‘Fidelity and Grace’ is set to be in stores for Spring 2016.

Experience: Besides performing at many venues all over the UK and Europe, a personal invitation to perform as main support to Tom Jones at three sold out concerts in London, Essex & Manchester, had Anna playing to 35,000 people over the three nights.

For the second year running, Anna has played at Signal FM’s live event in Stoke-on-Trent – performing ‘Summer Song’ and also new EP track ‘Where You Want Me’ (written with and produced by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran) to an audience of 15,000 people.

Coaching Style: Anna has an honours degree in Vocal health and performance and puts great importance on ensuring that her vocal clients understand how to take care of their voice and ensure that techniques such as belt are learned and performed in a manner that’s not damaging to the voice.

Clients are encouraged to reach outside of their comfort zone and are provided with skills that enable them to vocally achieve notes and textures that before felt unattainable. She enjoys sharing her skills and knowledge to help develop talent.

What is covered within vocal training (depending on level & goals)
  • Vocal Health
  • Understanding how the voice works
  • Increasing vocal range
  • Releasing vocal strain and tightness
  • Improve voice texture and quality
  • Vocal dynamics
  • Improve your speaking voice
  • Understanding different registers
  • Building confidence
  • Dealing with stage and audition nerves
  • Exploring different sounds within your voice
  • Song performance & establishing an emotional connection
  • Artiste development & promotion
  • Audition preparation
  • Songwriting
  • Safe Belting techniques & twang exercises
  • Breathing using the diaphragm / re-coil
  • Exercise CDs or session recordings to work on a home
  • Harmonies
  • Learning and recording songs
  • Gig coaching
  • Mic techniques