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Annabel Williams, head vocal coach on the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

PODCAST [29] How I became X Factor’s vocal coach, with Annabel Williams

In this episode, I talk with head vocal coach for X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, Annabel Williams. Annabel talks about her about her route into vocal coaching, gives some insights into the support given to TV talent show contestants, shares some tips and advice for vocalists, and talks about her The Vocal Coach app for singers of all levels wanting to develop their voices, or use singing for fun and wellbeing

You can listen now below, or on Spotify (search for the name) and iTunes or your favourite podcast app.

What’s in this episode?

We talk about:

  • Annabel’s route into her current roles – through the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, session singing, private tuition, and coaching for a record company
  • how she overcame shyness and ‘earned her stripes’
  • the range of support offered to contestants on X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent
  • using The Vocal Coach app – a tool for singers to use anywhere, with 18 exercises explained by Annabel on video, plus bespoke backing tracks and tempo slider
  • the wellbeing and vocal benefits of breathing
  • the importance of being yourself and finding your unique sound

Links for this episode

The Vocal Coach – Annabel’s website

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Bill Ashton


About the music for education & wellbeing podcast

Listen in each month to get ideas, inspiration and practical advice from people involved in music education, community music, music therapy and more. Learn how you can break down barriers to music, through communications, advocacy and inclusive practice.

The music for the podcast was created by Otis Hynds, a young person working with Noise Solution.


Transcript for the Music for education & wellbeing podcast [29] TRANSCRIPT: Annabel Williams, vocal coach and vocalist.


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