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Popular Speaking Voice Teachers Near Atlanta

Jabari K.

Decatur, GA
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Laurelanne D.

Roswell, GA
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Kadina W.

Decatur, GA
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Jabari K. Decatur, GA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

I am a classically trained singer, who loves to teach the art of voice. I am experienced in the world of popular music, assisting several independent artist during recording sessions and vocal training for the past 8 years. Students who train with me will learn how to reach their full potential and produce their best sound consistently.

My education comes from The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts Pebblebrook high school. Also I spent time studying with Oral Moses of Kennesaw State University school of music.

*** Lesson Details ***
First i want to know what the student is trying to accomplish, i.e. are you studying for a specific event, general improvement, etc. Once the students goals are clear we will set a time table to achieve them.

The first lessons will concentrate on breathing and finding the student's range. Once the student feels comfortable we will move to vowel shaping and recognition of tone. once the student is ready we will develop repertoire, a set of songs the student will learn and be able to use for various purposes. Diction, and foreign language will be a focus as well.

I'm a laid back individual so my lessons will be fun and freeflowing. I love to laugh and have fun. I understand a relaxed, confident singer will be a better singer. I want to really develop a special relationship with each student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Classrooms w/ keyboard and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
i will bring a Keyboard, student should bring a pencil and paper

*** Specialties ***
experience working with R&B and Gospel Artist. In studio, and live. also writing R&B, Hip Hop, and Gospel.

Laurelanne D. Roswell, GA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

I graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA with a BA in Music Education, voice principal. During my years in public schools I taught a variety of age ranges and subjects including kindergarten general music, beginning band, high school chorus, and remedial middle school English and language arts. I have professional Yoga training and enjoy incorporating aspects of that when tutoring adult, middle school, high school, and elementary students. I also uses Yoga, brain respiration and other healing techniques in my lessons as needed.

I was a member of The William Baker Festival Singers and Summer Singers since 2003 before becoming Media Relation Coordinator in 2006 and Assistant to the Music Director in 2008 and left the group in July of 2009 to pursue other musical ventures.

Every student has a potential for greatness no matter what their strengths and weaknesses are. No matter your age or ability level I will help you set your goals and reach them. All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs. I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your lesson is customized to meet your individual needs.All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs.I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently. It is a slow building process but a student should always be happy with what they do every day but never be satisfied and know that what they do today will be ever better tomorrow. We all grow and learn together and improve every time we try. I expect my students to do the best they can, practice regularly, be on time and have patience. I am excited about music and know it is also important to have fun and enjoy the process. So lets make some goals and get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with keyboard, stereo system with iPod connection, CD player and computer, futon sofa, large mirror.

*** Specialties ***
I teach a wide variety of styles and specialize in audition and performance preparation. I do vocal coaching as well as voice lessons. I teach, Pop, R&B, Country, Musical theater, classical, folk, choral music, praise band and others. I also work with music in different languages such as Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, German and of course English.

Kadina W. Decatur, GA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Choir, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Born to sing, is something I take to heart. I believe that any one can learn to sing. Most people desire to be a singer and I am here to show you how. I believe that with the proper training and consistent practice to perfect your craft, you can do it! Most people can sing, they just have not been taught how to properly do it. My motto is "Singing should be as easy as talking". Each student is individually assessed and I design a program that it catered to you, and only you. Each student will work at their own pace. I also provide the opportunity to perform in my seasonal showcases.

I have a passion for music, I have a passion for seeing people progress, so teaching voice is something that comes natural for me. I have over 8 years of teaching voice of all types. I have taught mostly in individual and group settings. I have taught classical, jazz, r&b/pop and studio voice. I can ensure that you will have a grand experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect a great experience! When learning to sing you want to make sure the experience was worth while. Singing is fun, relaxing, and can bring out a different confidence within. I aspire to teach you in a manner that caters to each student. In order to progress, you must practice your craft, so yes expect homework. When you return for your next lesson, the time you spent practicing on your own time will reveal itself.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio Office: keyboard, keyboard stand, music stand, and laptop video recorder and seating for parents. Recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
keyboard, keyboard stand, music stand, and tape recorder.

*** Specialties ***
classical voice, jazz voice, musical theatre voice, r&b/pop voice and vocal recording.Beginners Piano.

Patrick L.

Loganville, GA
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Mary Frances K.

Norcross, GA
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Maria M.

Smyrna, GA
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Patrick L. Loganville, GA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acting, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Biology, Choir, Choreography, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Elementary Math, English, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Improv Acting, Modeling, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Organ, Pageantry, Piano, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Stand Up Comedy, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Patrick has been teaching for the past ten years, conducting mostly choral groups. As the Lead Teaching Organist he has extensive experience in training both youth and adult choirs. More than twenty years of experience in playing piano, and has a unique passion for teaching new students. Music is a major part of all of our lives, and if you are looking to be a part of that, certainly stop by and TakeLessons!

*** Specialties ***
Most of my experience is in Christian Choral Groups, but I also have lots of experience in theatre, choral performances. I am also trained in contemporary styles of music, as well as versed in teaching classical music styles.

Mary Frances K. Norcross, GA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice

About Me

Biography - Mary Frances K. has been teaching voice since 1991. She works with youth and adults, beginner and advanced. She helps voice students develop a healthy, beautiful sound, proper placement and projection of the voice for singing and speaking. Her goal is to help singers gain fulfillment and joy while improving their art.

Voice students of hers have won university voice scholarships and have been accepted into Allstate Chorus for High School in Georgia and other voice programs at the college level. She has taught in her home, and for Music Life Studio.

She also teaches piano. She has taught piano for about 8 years. She studied piano privately for 10 years and had further study at Indiana University. She accompanies herself in her own vocal study and rehearsals for synagogue choir practice. She believes music should be fun and rewarding.

Students wishing to have any combination of piano, music theory and/or vocal development can receive a program of study that meets their individual needs.

Mary Frances has performed with the Southeastern Savoyards Light Opera Company, the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Studio, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Marietta Theater in the Square, and Neighborhood Playhouse. She has sung title roles in Patience, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Other roles include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, the Princess in The Student Prince, and Connie in The 1940'¬ôs Radio Hour.

She has performed many roles with Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) including Annina in The Saint of Bleecker Street, Bastienne in Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne, Nora in Vaughan Williams¬¬ô Rider¬¬ôs to the Sea, and Gilda in Milton Granger¬¬ôs Talk Opera. She sang for many years in CCOC'¬¬ôs school outreach program. She has sung many concerts for CCOC as well.

Mary Frances was a soloist in Handel'¬¬ôs Messiah for Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She has worked as the soloist at The First Church of Christ Scientist in Roswell, Georgia and continues as a soloist at The Second Church of Christ Scientist in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She has occasionally directed the choir at Congregation Dor Tamid in Alpharetta, Georgia.

She holds a bachelors degree from Indiana University School of Music in both Voice and Theater. Mary Frances continues her education as a long time student of Elizabeth Colson of Atlanta, Georgia. She has attended Brevard Music Center, The Georgia State Opera Workshop and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. While in Graz, Mary Frances was a finalist in the Meistersinger competition.

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Teaching Style and Curriculum - My teaching style is relaxed yet progressive. I use positive reinforcement to encourage progress with adults and children. Students are allowed to progress at their own pace which varies with age, coordination, processing speed and previous exposure to musical education.

I prefer the Alfred'¬ôs Basic Piano Library series for my piano students. I find that my students learn more music theory and music reading with this series. If the student has started lessons in a different series, I can work with that as well. I have a large music library that provides a wide selection of music in addition to the Alfred books. I expect most beginning students to learn basic music reading and theory in 3 to 6 months. They should also to be able to play simple tunes in that time. I am an active professional singer, so I have a large library of vocal material at my disposal.

I begin my voice lessons with breathing techniques and vocal placement using widely accepted exercises coming from a large body of sources such as:
Vaccai, professional level vocal teachers, coaches and directors that I have worked with and learned from over the last 30 years, and the writings of highly acclaimed authors in the vocal field. I also have a wide selection of art song books, oratorio, musical theatre, and opera. My background is classical and musical theatre,
but I believe all styles of singing need the basic skills of breathing and vocal placement. I strive to keep voices healthy as well as find each student's most beautiful sound. Most students will see progress in breath control, range, projection and diction in 3 to 6 months.

Repertoire is chosen on an individual basis depending both physical and musical ability. Younger students and beginners will be encouraged to not push their voices with material that is too difficult for their individual abilities because singing requires a certain amount of physical endurance. My goal is to find each student's natural sound without strain for whatever style he or she
sings.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Computer with Internet Access, Library of Music and Reference Materials (Sample Listing):Alfred's Basic Piano Library Books Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias, Medium High and Medium Low Voice; Schirmer Sing at First Sight; Alfred Basics of Singing by Jan Schmidt; Schirmer Many Soprano Collections of Arias, Oratorio, Sacred, and Art Songs from Schirmer Several Broadway Music Collections from Hal Leonard Discover Your Voice by Oren Brown Training the Speaking Voice by Virgil Anderson International Phonetic Alphabet for Singers by Wall Dynamics of the Singing Voice by Meribeth Bunch Classical Singer Magazine Subscription Journal of Singing, The Official Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing,Inc.Subscription

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained bel canto voice teacher, but I can work with broadway and pop styles. I use the Alfred Basic Piano Series for Piano students

Maria M. Smyrna, GA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

I have been known to do very well with students with ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia.

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