Rated 5 out of 5 by Ra52 She is a superb instructor
Vanessa is very knowledgeable and takes the time to teach her student well. Very professional also.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kesa9 Excellent teaching style!
Vanessa has incredible wisdom for the VOICE! She has so much to offer in the way of teaching both the knowledge and the physical aspects of speaking and singing. She is so encouraging and upbeat. A few sessions we laughed and laughed. The first time I felt the strong vibration of my own voice in my head (like a bell vibrating and ringing) I laughed so hard! It tickled and I had never felt anything like it before! It is cool! She is helping me heal and recover my voice and I am so very grateful!
I was in the middle of doing a voice acting job and just the other day my customer said she loved it because the final record was confident and had more pep than the previous records. I am so happy about that!
My voice acting school instructor told me I would benefit from singing lessons. I knew I needed to take them if anyone was going to take my business skills seriously. I was right and so happy to have found Vanessa for the job!!!
I will be going back to Vanessa for more classes early next year for the continuing of my progress! She is an excellent teacher and someone I love to have as my mentor and guide in the voice industry! Thank you all so much!!!
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnT Thank you, Vanessa Pace!
THANK YOU, VANESSA!
A year ago when I was shopping for a voice teacher, Take Lessons provided a wide selection of viable options. As a senior adult, I was feeling a need to clarify my "Call" in life, and to return to some of the personal strengths that I hope to continue using in the last 1/3 of my life. In my profile I indicted I was looking to maintain the voice that has been a part of every aspect of my life from theatre to singing, to preaching, to creating radio spots. When I mentioned that goal to Vanessa in our first meeting she countered: “We won’t just maintain it, we’ll restore it!” What a confidence booster that was!
Although my life work mostly involves speaking, I also have a love of singing—something I have participated in one way or another for the last 50 years. I wanted to overcome the “old lady” vibrato syndrome if possible and to be able to sing without concern that those within earshot would shudder.
In addition, I was looking for certain attributes in a teacher:
• A person who is at my stage of life or beyond.
• A person who is knowledgeable in both singing and speech.
• A person with a personal teaching style that is positive and encouraging.
ENTER VANESSA PACE!
Vanessa is confident and knowledgeable. In addition, she has customized my learning program to suit my current objectives, which have changed from one week to the next depending upon my professional assignments from work and my personal creative pursuits.
In this year Vanessa brought me to a point of “breaking through” inhibitions and moving beyond what I thought I’d be able to do. Her constant use of cues to put me on track with the use of my voice has been invaluable! She compared letting sound pass through the vocal cords (without strain) in the same way breath becomes music through a clarinet. Using words like “Pull up your spine—you’re two inches taller!”; and reminders to draw on the strength of (underused) larger muscles to support the efforts of diaphragm have been helpful in numerous practical matters of everyday life.
Vanessa is inspiring in that she is a life-long learner and passionate about things to the degree that she invests in them with intelligent research, attention to science, and a spiritual passion that drives her to draw out the best in her students in similar fashion.
If you are looking for a voice teacher, Vanessa will work with you where you are--and help you move toward the goal of where you are hoping to be.
I am thanking God this Thanksgiving Season for Vanessa Pace.
~ Ann Thomas
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kay58 Absolutely worth the time and the fees.
Vanessa is an excellent teacher. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in her field, and does a wonderful job passing that on. My son has improved incredibly in a short time. She is also a great confidence builder, she makes my son feel that he can learn to sing any song he chooses and sing it well. She is also very personable and easy to work with. We are both very glad we chose her for lessons.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CurtH Cameron is enjoying the lessons with Vanessa and has learned new skills and techniques in the two lessons she has taken. Vanessa is doing a great job providing useful instruction and has established a good teacher-student experience with Cameron.
May 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeganJ Wonderful, comprehensive teaching!
Although I have only been with her a few weeks, Vanessa has really opened my eyes (and my throat :) to excellent singing. Not only is she a pro when it comes to teaching good technique, she's also very attuned to singing as a physical, mental, and spiritual undertaking. Oh, we also have fun and laugh during every lesson. I can't wait to learn more!
January 22, 2012