Feedback and comments from clients and course participants enable Leigh to regularly monitor and improve her teaching skills.   Please see below a selection of the most recent testimonials.

Individual Lessons

"I came to Leigh from a 40 strong ladies barbershop chorus and as a quartet singer.  I was nervous singing to a stranger but I was determined to get my own individual voice back!  But I needn't have been quite so scared as after only a few moments in the studio I felt quite at home and relaxed and the session went well.  I have since taken Grade 5 & 6 music theatre exams,  which really helped stretch my singing and acting skills.  I love taking part in the showcases and showing what I have learned from Leigh.  Thank you Leigh for boosting my confidence as a solo singer x ".  Mandy Miller

"My daughter Katherine attended weekly lessons with Leigh for around two years and her progress was remarkable.  Leigh has helped her with every aspect of her singing, from the proper enunciation of lyrics to the expansion of her vocal range.   Kat passed her singing exams with fantastic scores under Leighs tutelage.  LMT also provided her with plenty of opportunities to sing and perform in front of an audience which really helped build her confidence.  It has been an amazing and enriching experience for her and us as a captive audience!  As Kat moves on now to pursue her love of the musical theatre world on a full time MT foundation course, we will always be grateful for Leigh's contribution to her future as a  singer and performer, thank you!" Maria Inventor

" I have been having vocal coaching lessons at LMT Singing School for a couple of years and can honestly say I have learnt so much from Leigh during that time.  I have gained confidence in performance skills and have been able to put that into practice a couple of times a year in shows that Leigh organises.  I have also gained two LCM (Music Theatre) qualifications, grade 5 & 6 and with Leigh's vocal expertise, encouragement and guidance, I have achieved near perfect scores, Distinctions in both grades and am busy preparing from my Grade 7!  I highly recommend Leigh as a vocal coach and as a lady in my sixties am testament to the saying "it is never too late!".  Linda Darrington

"My daughter Poppy started singing with Leigh at the age of 7.  Leigh was recommended to us because of the teaching techniques she uses.  After a little research we knew that this was the singing method we wanted Poppy to learn from.  From our first meeting we knew we had made the right decision.  Poppy was at ease, she felt relaxed and comfortable.  Well 18 months on we have seen her singing abilities go from strength to strength.  She has participated in various singing shows where her confidence is flourishing.  She has recently taken her first singing exam and I will never forget the joy on Poppy's face when she received her exam results, she was ecstatic, it was such a fantastic feeling of achievement for her.  Thank you Leigh for giving Poppy the confidence to reach her potential!" Katy Foley

"Leigh helped me prepare for a new musical play I was cast in this year.  I am so glad I found her as I have never before found my confidence as a singer and view myself more as an actress and dancer.  I was so happy with the results of our sessions.  I got to perform for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and it was amazing!"  Tamara Lee Smart

Estill One Day Workshop Feedback

"Thanks for an amazing day, Leigh.  It was really uplifting and inspiring session and I came away having learnt loads.  Loved your teaching style and being part of a group of lovely people. Awesome to see the model in action and to practice it throughout, particularly with the singing and technique sessions at the end".  Sophie Tott (Professional Singer and DJ)

"Brilliant workshop, Leigh!  Thank you very very much!  Will have to come back to you and sort out my 'belt!'" Matyas Basco (Professional Singer/Composer and Piano Teacher)

"Thank you so much, Leigh!  You are a fantastic teacher.  I enjoyed the day immensely and feel really inspired with the possibilities for my own voice.  I'm planning on doing the level 1 and 2 and teaching certificate once funds allow.  Lovely day with a lovely group who sang beautifully :)xx" Rebecca Batty (Singing Teacher)

"Thank you Leigh for an interesting day, lots learnt.  Great to watch you sort out singing problems, and thank you to all the singers" Susan Coulson (Choral Singer)

"Fantastic workshop with Leigh Martyn Thomas, fascinating, fun and very detailed, loved it!" Tanja Daese (Professional Singer & Singing Teacher)

From Event Organisers and Companies

"Leigh was an asset to our shows at The Mercury Theatre.  Always timely and enthusiastic, very creative and focused.  Working with a very large inexperienced chorus of varying ages and abilities, she successfully managed to produce some spectacular sounding harmonies with a great end result" Zoe Insull, Principal, Ilaz Performerz Dance Company

"We were delighted with the professional service we received after booking LMT Singing School to provide entertainment at our village fete.  The fine turn out of support for the singers allowed us to raise over £800 towards our church fund.  All the singers were wonderful and the "Great American Songbook" theme she chose, perfectly suited our 4th of July celebrations" Chairperson, Friends of Great Wigborough, St Stephens Church

"Leigh ran a workshop for our youth group a few weeks before our show.  We encouraged everyone to come along as we don't have a Musical Director to help with songs every week.  Leigh started off with a fun warm up to get the kids to relax and teach the basic techniques and then got them to focus on key skills that they could apply to all their singing.  Then she worked on one of the songs for our show, adding in harmonies and getting them to sing together really well.  Afterwards, the kids all talked about how much they had enjoyed it, particularly "Big Pumpkin, tiny little raisin face!".  Those who hadn't attended and heard what the singers had achieved couldn't believe how good it sounded after just one workshop!  We will definitely invite her back to work with us again and will recommend her to everyone!" Alex Berriman, Chariman, KYDS Youth Drama Society

"Leigh recently held a workshop at the care home where I am the Activities Co-ordinator and it was brilliant.  She got the tone of the session just right and everyone felt included and participated as fully as they were able.  Leigh tailored it to the abilities and age of the residents and we all had a good giggle with the songs and actions.  It was especially rewarding to see some of the residents respond in ways I have not previously witnessed and we look forward to welcoming Leigh back.  One resident who struggles with their speech and pronunciation was particularly taken with the warm up (articulation) exercises and Leigh forwarded on copies so he is able to practice in his spare time, which I found very thoughtful" Activities Co-Ordinator, Seven Rivers Care Home, Great Bromley