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Norbert has been a Repertoire professor (German Lieder classes) and German Language coach at the Royal College of Music since 2005. In 2022 he was appointed as a Fellow of the college (FRCM) for services to music and to the college by its patron HRH Prince Charles, now King Charles III.  

Norbert also teaches Sung and Spoken German and Professional Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and dedicated to continued professional development to ensure highest standards of teaching and learning. He completed a professional certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London and has received training in coaching and mentoring at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for a number of years. He has given masterclasses in the UK, Germany and France and has produced a series of educational films about singing. 


In addition to coaching at conservatoires, Norbert works as a regular vocal coach for the London Symphony Chorus and runs a private studio in central London where he enjoys working with singers of all levels. Please contact Norbert if you would like to enquire about singing lessons or language coaching. Alternatively you can go to the 10to8 booking page to see available times and book an initial consultation. 

Vocal and Language Coach


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Norbert is a leading specialist in German language coaching for choirs, opera companies and individuals. His thorough and fun approach combines almost 20 years of experience in teaching German diction to leading singers and choirs in the business and intimate knowledge of vocal technique. Among his clients are the BBC Proms, the London Symphony Chorus, the BBC Singers and Symphony Chorus, the Bergen Philharmonic Choir and Edvard Grieg Choir, the Netherlands Radio Choir, the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, the Halle Choir in Manchester, the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus, Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the choir of Trinity College Cambridge. He has also looked after performance and recording projects for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Holland Park Opera, Garsington Opera, the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow, Hyperion Records, Harmonia Mundi and Orfeó Català Barcelona. 

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Click here to download Norbert's free PDF guide to German pronunciation in singing, produced for Choraline.

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