Testimonials

“Paul Sand is a gifted songwriter, composer, and a teacher with real professional experience in the industry. I pass students on to him when they are Brighton-based. Having worked with Paul, I would recommend him unreservedly.”

Mary Hammond FRAM, LRAM, Head of Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music & Doyenne of British vocal coaching
“I commend Paul Sand as one of the best singing teachers I’ve ever encountered in my long and fortunate career. He’s not only a superb technician, he has great soul and perception. As well as teaching you how to sing, he’s an inspiration. He helped me prepare to audition for Tim Burton’s movie, Sweeney Todd. I got the part. Thanks Paul!”

Timothy Spall OBE, actor
“Paul is a wonderful, supportive and helpful vocal coach. I came to him on the advice of Mary Hammond after I’d had a vocal cord cyst removed and another one diagnosed. My voice was quite stiff but, with Paul’s help, I’m back singing, touring and recording professionally again. With Paul as your teacher, you can move forward with total confidence.”

Annelies Van de Velde, singer with Kovak

“Paul Sand is a tremendously talented songwriter, composer, musical director and pianist. I’ve worked with him on a number of productions including Pasionaria and Dusa Fish Stas & Vi. His assistance and advice on early drafts (Piaf, Marlene and others) has been essential to me. I would always take Paul’s advice on anything musical.”


Pam Gems, playwright
“I was an actress with no vocal training. Paul was my musical director. He told me to close my eyes and visualise the images in the song, line by line. He then taught me to remove the tension from my throat. I have since become a professional singer and I have witnessed Paul develop his teaching technique. Very particularly, he takes on non-singers who are of the opinion they are tone-deaf, and teaches them pitch and the joy of making music. He has never had a failure. He is equally at home with an opera singer with nodes or a 17-year-old songwriting talent desparate to become professional.”

Denise Black, actress and singer

“Apart from being a great singing teacher, Paul is also an amazing musical director. He helped me and the band prepare for our first London gigs, sorting out harmonies, arrangements, staging, the structure of the performance – everything to maximise our impact. He’s just brilliant at what he does.”

Tracy Coleman, singer with Plum Busby

“Thanks to Paul’s training, I am now able to sing songs that I would never have thought possible. Paul Sand has not only improved my vocal ability but, as a result of his vast experience, has guided me with regard to composing, performing and promoting myself as a musician. If you are in need of some vocal coaching, I strongly recommend visiting Paul.”

Lorenzo Poulloura, singer and songwriter

“Although I am a musician and drum tutor at BIMM, I was a beginner at piano. After just a few months, I am able to read and play piano music, as well as to improvise in various styles. I’m aware that I’m progressing very quickly. Also, the theory Paul has helped me with, I already use to help students in my classes. He’s an excellent keyboard and piano teacher and I would recommend him to anyone.”

Andy Maclure, drum tutor and pianist

“I had always wanted to play piano but never found the right teacher. Apart from being an extremely nice person (and funny – we have a laugh), Paul is very patient and encouraging. He needs to be – with me as a student! Now I play piano every chance I get. I don’t think I could have undertaken to learn piano with anyone else.”


Chris Franklin, Fund Manager, Consultant and pianist