Martin Le Poidevin

Singing Exercises

My Little Book of Singing Exercises - is there now! Exercises based on food with increasing difficulty, to teach control and accuracy in singing. Also available - the version for adults with settings of Shakespeare and other great poets

About Martin

LePatStGeorgesMartin Le Poidevin is a British singer, liturgist, composer, teacher, conductor and administrator living and working in the South West of England. 

Among his many functions he is Director of the Music Group at Clifton Cathedral, author of A Little Book of Singing Exercises, singing teacher with South Gloucestershire Music Hub and Bristol Plays Music and proprietor of, a web studio.

Me right now

Have always supported Ipswich Town

Currently listening to Vivaldi Gloria

Currently practising Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel; Faure L'Horizon Chimerique

I love doing cryptic crosswords. Most days I attempt the Guardian crossword. Here is my latest completion (or not) record

Upcoming performances

22nd February Lunchtime Live A recital at St Francis Church in Ashton Vale, Bristol. Featuring Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel. 1.10pm start.More details on the Lunchtime Live website

30th March Brahms Requiem Brahms' mighty masterpiece, with the Bristol Cabot Choir. In Clifton Cathedral

For a full list of upcoming concerts, click here.

Little Book of Singing ExercisesOne of my major teaching aids is the Little Book of Singing Exercises. Available in Food, Poetry or (still in development) Psalms versions, they are for children (of all ages), adults (again, of all ages) and church cantors respectively. 

Find out more here.

Be a better singerAs a very experienced cantor in the Catholic church I can provide day courses on a number of subjects. Recent ones have included Be a Better Singer (for any mixture of people - cantors, would-be cantors, choir members and just-want-to-sing-in-congregation-singers) and Singing the Office, which helps choirs and music leaders introduce Morning and Evening Prayer into their parishes.

Talk to me about any other sort of day that you might like to 

I teach singing to adults and young people alike, in schools and in private lessons. Lessons are fun and informal, but I will be constantly probing what your current singing ambitions and requirements are so that we have a target and direction for each lesson and overall. 

We concentrate on a rounded approach, balancing everything that a singer needs, such as breathing, reading music, intonation, performing tricks and confidence and much more. It's a constant happy voyage of discovery!