Ailsa Nicholson


Hebden Bridge, Leeds, West Yorkshire


Vocal coach, vocal technique, vocal health, a cappella choirs soul, pop, folk and well-being.

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Ailsa brings her 20+ years experience as a singer, director and vocal coach into all of her work: she is founder and musical director of the fun and funky Vocal Highs a cappella group, an aspirational pop, soul and nu-folk vocal based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Ailsa coaches pop vocalists, west end actors and choir leaders in person and online, and sings in renowned soul group New Freedom Gospel. As a soloist she’s performed at a variety of events, festivals and on TV and radio.

Ailsa has devised one-off workshops and ongoing courses for several organisations including the Royal Exchange, Hayes community college and a variety of community arts projects.

My choirs

Vocal Highs

Vocal Highs is an aspirational, non-audition Pop, Soul and Nu-Folk vocal group meeting every Tuesday in Todmorden. Vocal Highs promises to be an exhilarating experience – an a cappella choir…and then some! Incorporating cutting edge vocal and performance techniques, we offer a cutting edge take on unaccompanied harmony singing.

We take people on from scratch and you will learn all about how to make the most of your voice in a supportive, fun envoirnment. This is a great group of people – we’re all down for supporting each other, singing adventures, creating great performances and laughing a lot – all under the experienced leadership of Ailsa Nicholson. Drop me a DM or email for more information or to book a place on the taster sessions; these are run at the beginning of the choir term, and sometimes it’s possible to join mid-term.

Session times

Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9pm

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