Billie Godfrey is one of the UK’s leading session singers and vocal arrangers; Her singing credits include work with some of the world’s greatest artists such as Prince, Sir Paul McCartney, Heaven 17, Lionel Richie, Adele, Sting, Chaka Khan, Jools Holland, Amy Winehouse, Paul Weller, Kylie Minogue and many others.  Her work spans UK and European tours and other live work playing at Europe’s major venues  including London’s O2 Arena, Wembley Arena and The Royal Albert Hall.


Billie’s studio work includes featuring on “Ray’s Theme” on the filmscore for the Oscar winning film “Ray”, and her many studio recordings include albums for Beverley Knight, Michael Ball, Jools Holland and Ray Lamontagne at Abbey Road Studios to name but a few.


As a vocal coach Billie currently teaches privately and at the Conservatoire of Music & Dance in Thouars, France and has taught at degree level at Brighton Institute of Modern Music.

Contact for more Info

Email: mail.lagrandemaison@aol.com





Billie’s philosophy: 

“I think singing should never be about being judged. It should be a joyful and liberating experience; so many people want to explore their voices but feel intimidated – I like to help people overcome their inhibitions and enjoy learning how to use their voice with confidence.”

My sessions include exploring the vocal range that suits your voice the best as well as techniques for controlling breathing, tuning and volume as well as exploring tones of voice, emotional delivery of lyrics and how to deal with fulfilling your vocal aspirations by demolishing your mental, physical and technical obstacles.


         ….. “Singing should be fun - just come and enjoy yourself!”


Billie: on La Grande Maison:


“I love working in the ballroom here; not only is it a beautiful and historic setting but the high curved walls give the room wonderful acoustics which bring out the best in the voice…..  after a great singing session what could be better than enjoying the garden and river and sampling the great food and wine that the region has to offer -  perfect!”



Singing Courses for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Singers

Advanced Immersion Courses at La Grande Maison:

“Professional Performance”

These immersion courses are for the more serious or aspiring professional vocalists. Also written and tutored by Billie Godfrey (and other professional singers) these workshops take a holistic approach to you as a whole performer; to reach your full potential vocally, physically and mentally. This course will help you to know and own your voice, boost and control your mental attitudes and learn how to OWN the stage you deserve to be on.

Please contact us for further details of this course. Please note, courses only run with a minimum of 6 people. Prices on application.

Are you a course Tutor?

Why not host your own course at La Grande Maison using our ballroom to teach your own discipline? From music, drama & art to yoga, well-being, dance or anything you need seminar/workshop space for.   Contact us for our “Host your Own Course” package details.