Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tona de Brett

Many of our regular customers already know that Tim’s Mum is Tona de Brett, legendary singing teacher to the stars (check this out if you don’t believe me) In fact I would be surprised if there was anyone in Wood Green, Hornsey or Muswell Hill who didn’t know. It is said that in order to gain access to Crouch End you must know that Tona briefly taught Annie Lennox.


Well, Tona – with the help of author & journalist Chris Charles – is writing her memoirs, and she could do with a little assistance.

We're looking for anyone who was taught by Tona, and we have set up an email address solely to collect their memories/stories of Tona. It is

Tona has lived and worked in Muswell Hill for over 50 years and, in that time, has taught hundreds (possibly thousands) of people. We want to hear from as many as possible. From the people she taught piano to as children to the megastars who came to top up their singing skills.
If you've ever had the pleasure of being taught by Tona, or can can share this with people who might be able to help, we'd really appreciate it. 


Unknown said...

I had the privalige of singing lessons in the late 90s with Mrs de Brett, I ended up working abroad but can't help to this day thinking 'what if' she was the most charming and graceful teacher.

Greg said...

I first got to know about Tona through a guy who knew Adam ant who was having lessons with Tona at the time. This was around 1983/84, he gave me the address and I just turned up, she was amazing so warm and kind she invited me straight in. I told her I wanted to be a "pop star" and I needed her help in developing my voice. I spent a few years with Tona and her teaching abilities were just fantastic. Bless you Tona happy memories.... Kindest regards Greg ( the chap all in leather from sunny Dorset)