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Acting, Music Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Hello, my name is Julie B. I am a professional Singer/Actress/Entertainer with many years of experience.
I have developed a very exciting program that I know you're going to love! These lessons are not your average singing lessons and I am not your average singing teacher. I have developed my curriculum based on my many years of experience as a professional singer, and most importantly, on my four years as a student/protege of the late great Judy Davis, world renowned vocal coach (cut & paste into your browser "Judy Davis/Vocal Coach to the Stars" for more information). Mrs Davis's singing techniques and methods were sought after by celebrities, singers, performers, actors, professional speakers and entertainers from all over the world. She taught such legendary singers as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and people just like you and I. I paid a fortune for these lessons and now I want to share them with you. These lessons really work! I will teach you such techniques as breath control, placement, phrasing, annunciation, singing in pitch, dynamics and exercises that will increase your lung capacity, strengthen and stretch your vocal cords, in a healthy productive way, so that you can produce luscious high notes, velvety low notes and everything in between! But wait, there's so much more! Being a great singer isn't just a great voice, it's being able to entertain! It's being able to deliver a song so that your audience never forgets you! It's stage presences, showmanship, musicianship, it takes personality, charm and pizzazz! I will teach you these things and much more. So, if you dream of being a professional singer or just sound like one, then this is a fun and exciting studio for you!
For you who aspire to sing professionally, there's so much more to learn besides how to sing.......The business aspect of the music industry is a real business and you'll need business "savvy."
I will teach you how to market yourself, how to network, put your promo pack together (demo, bio, head shots etc...) I'll teach you how to get paid gigs, studio work, and how to manage your career. I'm not only a teacher, I am a professional singer/actress and songwriter with many years of experience. I have played with top notch musicians, done hundreds of shows, venues, concerts, live theater and radio. So if you want to become a professional singer/entertainer then these are the lessons for you! Smile,
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I am a patient and easy going vocal teacher who enjoys teaching, supporting, inspiring and empowering my students. I have worked with students of all ages from 5 to 60 and believe it's never too soon or too late to learn. I love what I do and am very passionate about music. On your first lesson I will teach you a breathing technique that will improve your singing within the first week, you will also leave my studio knowing your vocal range, and 2 very important vocal exercises that will strengthen your vocal cords in a safe and healthy manner.
In the following lessons you will learn the importance of singing on pitch, phonics, phrasing, diction, timing, tempo,and rhythm. You'll learn techniques that will improve your vocal range so you can hit high notes with ease! You'll learn how to deliver a song, connect with your audience so that never forget your name.
Learn how to read key signatures, transcribe music into your key and sub-plot your songs so you never forget them. You'll learn stage presence, showmanship, musicianship and how to work your microphone and set up your own equipment.
Stars the limit! If you dream of becoming a professional singer, rapper, entertainer or professional speaker, I will do everything in my power to teach you what you need to know to succeed. I can guarantee you that your vocal skills and stage presence will improve 100% within the first 3 months providing you do the work! In time you'll be ready to audition for shows like American Idol, musical theater, performing arts schools, choirs, speaking engagements or just sing for family and friends with confidence!
All's you have to do is believe... (and do the work!) :)
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Bright, airy, well lit music studio with upright piano, music stand, microphones, top of the line PA equipment, comfortable chairs, couches, and environment. Student also have their own private bathroom.
Everything a student needs to succeed. Parents/guardians are always welcome to sit in on lessons.
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I specialize in world renown vocal coach, Judy Davis vocal techniques, which also includes stage presence/performance, song writing, and speaking techniques for the professional speaker. My genres stems from 1930's - 40's Jazz Standards, 50's - 60's Oldies but Goodies, Motown, Rock, Blues, R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Latin Jazz & Bossa Nova.
Acting, Algebra, Basic Math, Elementary Math, Improv Acting, Pre Algebra
I experienced life in Hollywood attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and it shook my world in not only the craft of acting but also that passion is key in pursuing this field. Because when success in roles doesn't come your way, you are still satisfied with your choice of occupation.
Personal Experience in Theater:
Several roles played at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2003
Performed in two local improv groups 2003-2005
MP role in "The House of Blue Leaves" in 2005
Manolo Costazeula in "The Odd Couple- Female Version" in 2010
Lenny Ganz in "Rumors" in 2012
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Through experience in drama school and additional time spent learning the craft, I believe I have learned what it takes to teach the craft with passion. With emphasis on objectives, improv, and being in the moment, certain techniques will be employed to enhance believability.
There is no one true path to learning the craft. Every teacher is different as well as any student. And every teacher that doesn't learn from their students are well. just teachers. As any craft/skill-based action, people are all always learning regardless of your position. There is no right way or wrong way of teaching but only a deeper understanding of what is possible.
As actors, we hope to dig down deeper. To open ourselves wider. It's like a muscle. Keep exercising it and we find "muscles" we never knew we had.
There are a variety of techniques that I have been taught. These are the basics of the craft of acting.
These are not film-based nor theater-based acting. It is understanding how to respond and learning how to be in the moment.
Acting, Child Acting, Improv Acting, Makeup, Sewing, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Theater Acting
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatre from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. I worked as a classroom teacher for four years and have directed over 17 theatrical productions. I have also worked in various capacities on a number of other theatre endeavors. I worked closely with the American River College Theatre Department and am currently working on starting my own theatre troupe.
I work with my students on creating the best learning experience possible. I tailor all of my lessons to the needs of my students. Using various techniques and activities, my goal for my students is to learn to treasure performing and build confidence and truthfulness on stage.
My ultimate goal for my students is to get them in productions. I will work to make every lesson rich and help the actor prepare to become a star.
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Classical Styles of Acting
Devising and Creating Theatre
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."