Brad C.

Brad C.

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5 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA

About Brad C.

Brad teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: November 1978
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

Being a winner of 22 Platinum Records with Multiple Grammy award winning clientele, I can guarantee the best Voice Lessons available. • When you SING: Do you ever sing off key? • Can you belt out any note you want, in any emotional dynamic or soften to nothingness? • Do you strain your voice? Having a studio in West Hollywood, Ca I am fully integrated into the LA music industry and I can help you sing anything you want. By coming to me, you can learn the same techniques, skills, and feel of the stars. Paramore, Brad Paisley, Justin Timberlake, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, The Band Perry, Lil Wayne, Volbeat, Stone Sour, Device, Bruno Mars, Florida Georgia Line, Pink, Luke Bryan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, Fun, Mumford and Sons, Rihanna, The Lumineers, Andrea Bocelli, Little Big Town, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, James Blake, Adele, Taylor Swift, Killswitch Engage, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, etc. All levels taught (including beginners)!
45 years experience in today's music industry.

*** Lesson Details ***
Veteran and 22x Platinum awarded voice coach w/ Grammy winning clientele, Brad asks a simple, but provocative question of prospective students on his website that encapsulates his approach to developing artists: “When you sing…Do people Cheer, Dance, Cry, Laugh, Love, Feel Anger, Feel Chills, Feel Inspired and Want More? If the answer is no, let’s make it happen for you and your audience. If you can already do the above, but want your voice to have more range and power…we’ll make that happen too.”
Many renowned teachers spend as much time selling CD and DVD instructional kits as teaching one-on-one. However, Brad stands out in his belief that one-on-one, in-the-moment feedback from a teacher is crucial to a vocalist’s growth.
A onetime student, associate and later, partner of legendary coach Seth Riggs; Brad believes that a great voice coach puts the individual’s needs above everything else. His trademark phrase ‘SingFromFeel’ (a twist on more common ‘sing with feel’) implies that the song generates from a feeling.
The “SingFromFeel” concept is about feeling the word, sentence or story before the singer begins. It’s something that all great singers do instinctively, and it’s immediately felt by the listeners. Brad coaches this art by following three key steps:
1) Freeing up and developing the voice to follow emotional commands, i.e. power, tone, range, dynamic control. The louder and higher the note is, the more the listener feels the intensity; the lower and softer the note, the more casual and or intimate it feels.
2) Brad knows that the song must be memorized to the point where there is no conscious effort on the part of the singer. Any internal thought, such as… “Will I be able to hit all the notes?”…or “What’s the next line?” will distract the singer from the feel – and the audience will feel a void of emotion.
3) Brad provides coaching and feedback of the performance, ensuring that the singer’s audience will feel it too. His term for this is ‘vocal pre-production’ before a live show or recording session and ‘vocal production’ during recording sessions. Confidence and emotion are a major part of a great singer’s style.
“Feedback from my clientele, tells me that a lot of my success over the years is due to my background as a rock, R&B, concert, club singer; and my drive to accomplish the needs of today’s recording artists,” says Brad…who has worked with Anita Baker, The Bangles, Quincy Jones, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Epose', Marq Torien of the Bullet Boys, etc.. “I was a 60s rock singer and guitarist; and I have been singing on and running mics, sound reinforcement equipment, recording equipment since I was 14 (46 years). The other critical side of that coin is that I have lived and coached the fact that an artist’s feel is by far their most important attribute, not technique...that, equals over 46 years of experience in the skills that modern singers are succeeding with today.”
In 1987, not long after he launched his own studio after years as a partner of Seth Riggs, Music Connection Magazine ran an article about his unique approach to microphones and electronic elements. He explained his desire to make sure that students learn to sing well with mics, so they didn't over-sing and that their emotional nuances would shine through. Brad teaches all genres that use mics for amplification; not the ones where mics are scarce and perfect, extreme resonant techniques are necessary (opera, classical, musical theater).


*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, microphones, recording studio, guitar and seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
All styles that are sung on microphones

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Dave P. September 25, 2013
Singing
Confidence for my 9 year old daughter

"With Brads knowledge, expertise, and gentle will, he has given my Daughter the confidence to explore the world of performing.
She is 9 years old. What a thrill it is to watch her grow as a musician.”
- Guitarist/
/Songwriter
Dave Phillips
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Mark C. September 11, 2013
Singing
Brad Chapman has elevated my voice where it's never been

Brad Chapman has elevated my voice where it's never been. He helped me get my first band and I am using those skills to lead another. I will be seeing you soon, Brad, to strengthen and tone, to bring my voice to NEW MUSIC!!
Mark
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Zachary K. February 14, 2013
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why pick brad

brad is the best teacher i have ever had he is my first but he is very open and understanding.
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CatherineL1 July 31, 2012
Love Brad, he is so down to earth, and very encouraging as he teaches...I like his style of teaching, he makes me feel very comfortable!
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EmilyS1 July 26, 2012
instills confidence

I am a beginner at singing and after 9 lessons with Brad, I was able to perform in front of a group with confidence. Brad is well educated in music and voice and teaches in such a way to challenge you and also give you confidence with where you are.