About Vocal Command

mai rbs kitchen gardenJazz * Classical * Soul * Rock * Folk * Musical Theatre


vc22Vocal Command is run by Maighread Hegarty a singer and vocal coach with over 20 years professional experience.

Maighread began her career as a singer in Birmingham, singing mainly traditional and contemporary folk .  While  studying Drama at Manchester  University, she began performing as a Jazz Vocalist and  as a student of Dorothy Townson, developed a repertoire in Oratorio and Opera. After graduating, Maighread  completed a Postgraduate Course in Voice and Opera at Birmingham Conservatoire, studying with Keith Darlington and Pamela Cook. She began performing as a solo recital artist specialising in the  mezzo-soprano repertoire of Handel, Mozart, Rossini and 19th Century French Opera. In addition, she continued  to perform as a guest soloist with Jazz ensembles . Recently, Maighread has joined the established the Country/Folk band Red Bird Sky (www.redbirdsky.com) performing at venues and festivals accross the UK.


 Maighread has worked as a vocal consultant with theatre companies, recording companies and individual artists. Her students are mostly established professionals or emerging young artists from a wide variety of musical genres from rock to reggae and classical to country. Maighread is Head of Music and Performing Arts at a large Birmingham college, specialising in Popular Music.  She has a full, enhanced CRB and a level 2 professional qualification in Safeguarding

Vocal Command offers vocal coaching, workshops and seminars to individual singers or groups, theatre companies, businesses and educational professionals.


Sessions are delivered at a home studio based in Hall Green Birmingham (B28) , at a practice studio in central Birmingham (Digbeth)  or by request at commercial business venues.


Vocal coaching includes all aspects of:

  • Breathing Technique
  • Vocal Projection
  • Vocal Tone 
  • Repertoire
  • Performance Technique
  • Audition preparation
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Rockschool; ABRSM; LCM


 Former student -  Yaz Alexander Reggae/SoulArtist                  www.yazalexander.co.uk

 "When I met Maighread I was a backing vocalist with basic vocal technique ability, I’ve since become a professional Solo Artist and mainly inspired by Maighread have since incorporated P/T vocal coaching in the work that I now do. Maighread is the best vocal training coach that I have come across and I would recommend her to anyone thinking of embarking on a singing career and anyone wanting to improve their singing ability regardless of genre or age"