Private Singing and Coaching

I am very lucky to have started my career as a performer so I know what it feels like to be in your shoes. Whilst I was performing professionally people began asking me to help with their auditions and I realised my passion lay in enabling singers to dramatically improve their technique and performance across all genres – contemporary pop and rock and musical theatre. It is extremely moving when I see one of the hundreds of performers I have tutored to get into drama school or land their first professional gig.

I have always been fascinated by music and performance, studying oboe, piano, theory of music and I sang with the Chapel Royal Choir at Hampton Court Palace.

1981 I trained in musical theatre at Redroofs Theatre School; after graduating I trod the boards professionally in The Rocky Horror Show, Godspell, Pantomimes, Operas (Ambrosia Chorus) and cabaret shows etc.

1989 I began helping friends and colleagues with their audition songs and decided to continue studies in music and singing techniques at Goldsmiths University Graduating with Bmus, whilst teaching groups and solo classes privately and at various drama schools; Guild Hall School of Music and Drama, Italia Conti, Sylvia Young and Redroofs Theatre School.

1993 During my last year at university I was asked to appear on the Big Breakfast, and I continued to work on many other TV shows in the UK, Switzerland and Germany.

Pupils who have trained with me regularly appear in major West End musicals, Pantomimes, recorded albums and TV shows. Their credits include, Hair, Grease, Beautiful, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, In The Heights, Kinky Boots, Cats, Mamma Mia, Fame , Martin Guerre, Joseph, Phantom of the Opera, Chess, & Juliet, West Side Story, Tommy, Enter the Guardsman, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oklahoma, Passion, Oklahoma, Miss Saigon, Spend Spend Spend,  The Lion King, Rent, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, American Idiot, Buddy, Starlight Express, Annie, Lend me a Tenor, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Dirty Dancing, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The King and I, Footloose, We Will Rock You, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Avenue Q, Thriller Live, The Rat Pack, Matilda, The Mousetrap, Jersey boys, The Windsors Endgame, Showstoppers, Multiverse, Aladdin (film) Cabaret, Dancing in the Streets and many more.

I have taught in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Mallorca, Chile, Ireland, and Dubai.

Celebrity clients include Amelia Lily, Natalie Imbruglia, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Dawn Porter, David Ginola, Laura Paussini, Kirsty Young, Denise Welsh, Josie Lawrence, Greg Wallace, Cheryl Baker, Kevin Woodford and Billy Bragg etc.


A singing teacher with a difference.... what stands him apart is his burning desire to make singing fun


Robert can teach anyone to sing; his approach is unique and refreshing

Avril MacRory producer Silverapples Media LTD former Head of Music BBC

I had some singing lessons from a wonderful teacher Robert Bicknell who taught me how to sing and breathe and not ruin my voice Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young (winner of Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes).

Robert is the one to show you how and give you confidence... From inspiring young performers to seasoned performers, singing on stage or television.

Victoria Jones (Development Diamond Management, former BBC Development / Talent producer)

I have witnessed Roberts work with students at showcases and in my own shows, he has a positive approach to teaching and enables students to reach the height of their potential.

Derek Nicol ( Managing Director Flying Music )

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