Candy Ma

Location: South Woodford, London

I originally trained in classical singing at XingHai Conservatoire of Music in China, where I graduated with a first class BA(Hons) in Music Performance (singing). I have also studied at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where I received a MA with distinction in Music Theatre. Amongst my musical theatre credits, I have performed in Avenue Q in the West End (Noël Coward and Gielgud theatres) and A Chorus Line at the Lowry theatre in Manchester. During my pop singing career, I have performed in concerts and TV shows internationally and established a pop group in China which won Best Professional Group and the Pepsi New Star Prize at the 2002 Guangdong Pepsi Music Festival. I have also done screen/voice over work for clients including BBC, Dell and Pearson Education.

Through my performing career, I have developed significant experience in many singing styles, including Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock, Classical and Jazz. I also have a great passion for teaching and have taught privately since 2001. I believe that working on vocal technique is the key foundation, but there are also other areas to develop which can help students become more rounded singers and performers. This includes helping students to find their own unique voice and their own interpretation of each song, as well as developing their stage presence, audition technique and performing stamina.

I truly enjoy building strong working relationships with students and find it immensely rewarding to see them learn, develop and succeed. No matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced singer, I will tailor my methods to suit your needs. Singing is a great enjoyment!


I have been taking lessons with Candy for a year now and have noticed a real improvement in my voice.  I never thought I would have the confidence in singing that I now do. Candy is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, giving much thought into teaching me how to improve. Lessons with Candy are always a pleasure and I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Jessica Radley, singing student


Candy is not only able to do an outstanding singing demostration, but also a really good teacher that can use the simplest language to explain to you, make you be able to copy, learn and finally gain the skills.  I can feel my improvements from a guy who random sings, to a more professional singer and have fun.

Candy is very organized girl; she manages my training process and calibrate to ensure I gain the best results. Sometimes when my body condition is really low, she instantly finds other funny things to cheer me up, and refresh my brain, so that I can carry on my training. By the time I move to a higher singing level, I can see the exciting, happy and encouraging look in her eyes, she is always happy with me!

Candy is not a boring old school teacher, she is really funny with passion and energy that brings out the best in me. I can dump all my stress from work,  just focus and enjoy the singing. I keep improving and I am now very confident about my singing.

If let me choose again, I will go for Candy, definitely and no doubt about it!   

Hao Ran


Session Fee: £40 per hour