"The UK singing retreat is an uplifting experience and will have you doing things you never thought you would! Improve your singing skills, gain confidence and make new friends within a totally supportive and encouraging environment."
Linda Horsfield, UK Singing Retreat (April 2012)
"This will rank as one of my best holidays ever. Great people, lovely villa and best of all, so much wonderful music. It's inspired me to do so much more with my singing. Thanks Mike."
Karen Cargill, Barbados Singing Holiday (August 2012)
"You may not leave sounding like Barbados native Rihanna, but the seven-day Barbados Singing Holidays program might be the most enjoyable summer school you’ll ever attend."
Jane Leung, CNN Travel
"Sunshine and singing in such beautiful magical surroundings; that mountain and the sound of our laughter will keep me warm throughout the winter months and provide me with happy memories to last a lifetime."
Valerie Noble, Spanish Singing Retreat (September 2013)
"I loved every minute of it and it exceeded all my expectations. From the first moment, I was welcomed into the Barbados family by Mike and Carol and felt part of things. The villa is the most beautiful place you can imagine and it is just a few steps from the garden on the sand into the sea."
Mary Wallis, Barbados Singing Holiday (October 2014)
"The most amazing 10 days in paradise! Thank you so much for the whole experience! The gorgeous villa in Barbados located right on the shore, snorkeling before breakfast, a wonderful chef and housekeeper looking after us like we were part of the family - amazing food and spectacular rum punch, the special days and evenings out all arranged for us and most of all - the singing! I feel so much more confident singing on my own thanks to your encouragement and coaching. Thanks so much Mike and Carol!! Having worked in travel for 15 years I really couldn't have suggested any improvement at all."
Rebecca Fry, Barbados Singing Holiday (August 2013)
"I have just returned from the most amazing, brilliant singing holiday in NYC.
I can't praise Mike King and Carol King enough for this unforgettable experience. Who would have thought that little old me would one day perform on the stage of a New York City jazz club. Certainly not me, not in my wildest dreams. I have to thank Mike for his tremendous tuition, musicality and extreme patience because he gave me the confidence that I'd never had before.
Of course when we weren't singing we were out and about with a wonderful itinerary arranged by Mike and Carol. As well as visiting jazz clubs we went to Broadway and enjoyed the fabulous show, 'The Color Purple'. What an amazing night that was! In addition to all of this Mike took us to Ground Zero which was very moving and on our last day we spent a wonderful, sunny afternoon in Central Park.
I can honestly say that my singing holiday was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone."
Margaret Carvalho, New York Singing Holiday (June 2016)
"It is a challenge to describe the full Barbados Singing Holiday experience! It takes your heart, your soul and your body. A couple of years ago I attended an 'open day' (organised by Mike in London) to see if I could possibly sing with a choir. I have always wanted to sing but never really had the opportunity and certainly never the confidence. Well, that changed that day. I felt included and supported immediately even though I am a very nervous and new singer. I signed up for their UK Weekend Singing Retreat and was blown away by Mike and Carol and the other singers who were there. I vowed to go to Barbados. I made it this year! I would give it 10 stars if I could. The most idyllic beach location. Right on the ocean. A glorious villa where we were looked after royally and where the chef cooked us amazing local dishes. We sang in the mornings and then had the afternoons free - to sing some more perhaps whilst lolling in the calm sea, or to catch a bus or taxi to explore local sights and fab restaurants, or to curl up with a book, or to spend time in the company of the other singers. The group was great. We had some incredible voices and then a range down to my novice attempts. Having said that, I was supported and encouraged at every stage. I was never once made to feel silly or incapable. The warmth and inclusion of Carol and Mike and the other singers was tangible and I was made to feel confident enough to sing a few lines on my own for our little local concert at the end of the trip. It was all fabulous and.... I will do it again! Thank you Mike and Carol, and my new friends."
Tibby Stodel, Barbados Singing Holiday (October 2016)