"Hi, I started with Coco as an 'older aged' student .. I had sung as a teenager but had this urge to get out some noise and hear myself :-) Coco has been awesome for me - encouraging me and we have fun every lesson .. she is a compassionate , caring person who creates an atmosphere for everyone to flourish to the best of their ability .. I'm always blown away by the thought and time she puts into preparing for every lesson as well. I'd recommend her to anyone."
10 November 2019·
"Coco is a natural teacher. She is positive and re-assuring while being constructive and informative. If you want your voice to soar then you need to see Coco."
~Dionne Weitekamp, Wellington
"It is my privilege to give my personal recommendation of Coco as a vocal teacher. In my work, I am a private music educator for guitar and keyboard, and so I understand the difficulty in finding a teacher who not only knows their craft, but is able to teach it and then do so with care and thoughtfulness. Coco can do all this and more. She has been teaching me vocals for the past 5 years, and has been brilliant through this time. She has helped me find a voice for my songwriting and I can’t recommend her highly enough".
~AJ Crawshaw, Paraparaumu
“Coco was an excellent singing teacher for me. She helped me find how to best use my voice, and the lessons themselves were always positive and rewarding as singing should be”.
~Rian Kannemeyer, Wellington
“With Coco’s bubbly personality, strong work ethics and her tremendous musical background in singing and dancing and her experience as a working recording artist in the real world, she is a great inspiration for aspiring students who want to learn the magic of music!”
(from Facebook reviews)
"I'm a student at The Vocal Lab and Coco has been my tutor since I began, October 2017.
Coco is an inspiring teacher who is passionate about empowering her students to achieve their goals. Her professionalism along with her wealth of knowledge, skill and experience enable her to work with students of varying age and ability.
Whether you are a beginning singer or experienced, preparing to perform or wanting to explore, develop and find your own voice, Coco's ability to be a flexible and versatile teacher enable her to cater to your needs. Through my lessons with Coco I am discovering that I can do things I would never have believed possible when I first began my singing journey! THANK YOU !"
By Aleisha Ward, "NZ Musician"
"Introducing… Coco Favre"
is a solid debut album by Wellington vocalist Coco Favre that does a fine job of living up to its title.
Accompanied by the Reuben Bradley Trio (Bradley on drums, Ben Wilcock piano/Rhodes and Rowan Clarke on bass), the Swiss-born Favre charms with a range of jazz standards, both old and new. Arranged by Bradley and well supported by the trio, her voice has a delicious range of show-style tonalities and inflections, from dark, deep and bluesy, to light and winsome.
Favre further illustrates the range of her different vocal moods and tonal inflections by singing in English, Spanish and French on various tracks, adding another layer of appeal.
The Reuben Bradley Trio are equal partners in this, interweaving interesting and exciting lines and solos without overwhelming her vocals, nor disappearing into the background.
Recorded at various Wellington studios including NZSM, with mixing and mastering by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios, this album has a broad palette and charming tone. A delightful take on popular and enduring jazz standards, with its laid back attitude Coco Favre’s introduction will appeal to listeners unfamiliar with the genre as much as it will jazz fans.