I have performed in several musical's: Music Man, Superman, A little night Music (quartet), Sound of Music, plus many variety shows. I like teaching musical theater pieces because it helps to bring out the acting part of singing and requires a beautiful round tone, which is good to have in anyone's repertoire.
I started taking piano lessons at age 6, learned to read music and play mostly classical, my first pop song was Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher, remember that great riff at the beginning? I was beyond thrilled to actually play it myself. These are the kind of experiences I seek to provide my students, enjoying the thrill of actually making music, not just going over mundane head information. I do combine learning by ear with reading music, teaching theory along with the music making as well. Music is really simple, repetitive and easy to learn. It's a life long gift you give yourself and others. I started singing seriously in 9th grade, I had the greatest teacher, in fact he turned my life around because I had been running with the wrong crowd, but now that he told me I could ...
Professional Broadway singers perform everyday of the week. Prepare healthfully for the rigors of the profession.
All of my past experiences lead into my real passion: Teaching. Whether it's conducting throughout Europe or singing as featured soloist with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Symphony, I use past experience to teach students about musical and healthy singing techniques. I am currently a Doctoral candidate at UNLV. I am excited to incorporate new instructional techniques into my teaching that I learned from conventions and coursework. Most of all, I believe that singing should be a fun expression of yourself. It should be an outlet for creation no matter the skill or age level of the singer. I hold a Master of Education degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I specialized in Secondary Vocal Music. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Vocal ...
Reading the detailed "About" section below should give an aspiring singer all the information relevant as to how and what I teach, with regard to vocal performance and technique. As a lover of Broadway, then and now, I incorporate my knowledge of what is necessary to perfect the craft of being a confident singer on a theater stage. To capsulize my mission statement as an instructor: You WILL be a better vocalist AND performer. THIS I GUARANTEE!!
I have been active in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when I gave my first professional performance. Prior to that I was already being introduced to music with years of guitar, and then vocal instruction. I do not remember a time of my life when I was not singing somewhere; in the house, in the yard, in the classroom. That is perhaps why I identify so well with the young people who gather so much enjoyment from "just singing" at every opportunity. I studied professionally for over 10 years with renown soprano and voice teacher Sylvia Jensen, who was instrumental in the enhancement of my vocal knowledge and technique. She is now the Director of Education for the Miss Ohio pageants of the Miss America competitions, elevating many young ladies to the national spotlight. At ...
Bring the best of both worlds from acting and singing to a "no compromises" well rounded performance where acting choices support the vocal technique and vice versa.
♪ If you want to... 1) Build a vocal technique that will not fail you 2) Have piece of mind that the SOUND you want to come out of your mouth WILL come out 3) Know that you are using your own 100% authentic sound ...then you have found the right teacher! ♪ ♪ ♪ LESSON DETAILS ♪ ♪ ♪ Most teachers "vocalize" or "warm you up" for 5 or 10 minutes and then the lesson is spent just singing through songs with no real emphasis on how to execute awe-inspiring and healthy singing. Working with me is a truly distinctive experience, much like a workout with a trainer (Don't laugh because I'm a little over weight!). We will spend the hour working on very physical and specific exercises to build a comprehensive technique that will support you through any genre of singing. At the ...
I have been a part of a couple smaller community productions, and have also been trained in Broadway vocal technique by my professors.
Hello! My name is Stephen, but I go by Finn. I've been teaching voice lessons and basic music theory for a few years now. I started in college back in California when the director of my choir asked me to host sectionals for the students. Since then, I've had many people come to me asking for help to hone their skills, develop technique, and become a better performer. I have been surrounded by music my whole life, playing in wind ensembles and singing in choirs since elementary school. I sing tenor, I play 13 instruments, I won best soloist for the International Championships of Collegiate A Capella Quarter Finals in 2014, I was in honor choir and Solo competitions in high school, I have conducted church choirs, lead worship teams, sang for weddings, and have been invited many times as a ...
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