Every day I wake up and feel thankful to have a job that I love, using my gifts to help others be the best they can.
I was born into a musical family and was always surrounded by music. Dad was a professional singer/voice master and mum was a costumier. I started singing professionally aged 7 and spent much of my teens on tour or in a studio…I performed in shows and worked as a session singer. Before I was even 24, I had performed at most of the major concert venues in the UK and worked with Celine Dion, Holly Johnson, Sinitta, New Order, Robert Palmer and was regularly singing at the Prince’s Trust concerts.
I started coaching for labels aged just 18 and have been coaching ever since. An exciting chapter of my life was spent living and working in the West End, where I worked equally with actors, as well as singers. Between coaching and session singing, I chalked up an impressive CV – I worked with Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Jeff Goldblum, Ian McShane, Sir Derek Jacobi, Keanu Reeves, Cher, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Avril Levigne, Eminem to name a few.
So on the weekend I rock out with the band and in the week I’m coaching online or from my purpose built studio, which is minutes from my home, and contains all the equipment needed for professional recordings, but is cosy enough to help clients feel at ease in assessments and technical lessons.
I am passionate about bringing out the best in everyone, whatever their level and their need. When you come to me for a session, I will be fully committed to helping you become the best version of your self – whether you are Lady Gaga or an enthusiastic “bathroom” singer! All you need is enthusiasm and a great coach!
‘Working with Sally has proven to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. Knowing that you are working with someone who knows and has perfected their craft inside out, automatically instills confidence. She has not only helped me remedy the issues that had been plagueing my performances but has helped me grow as an artist. To fully understand the mechanics of your own voice really does give you limitless possibilities! I regard our sessions as integral as rehearsals with my band and come away each an everytime with more strings to the bow! Honestly, anyone considering this level of coaching is in for an eye and voice opening experience
‘Sally really is the best! If you are considering having coaching with Sally then do not hesitate and I\’m sure you won\’t regret it. Sally has taught me things that nobody else could and I honestly could never thank her enough. She always goes the extra mile to make sure that you\’re the best that you can be and never stops trying to make people happy. Thank you Sally, you have given me all of the confidence and ability that I have today!
Coaching With Soul truly is what Sally Rivers does! The level of knowledge and skills that she possesses are inspirational. She truly is a master in her field and can fill anybody with confidence, technique and belief. Sally has helped me believe in myself in a way I never did before and I genuinely feel that she could do this for anyone. This isn’t just a vocal coach … she is so much more!