Lessons begin with stretching, vocal warm ups, scales, and extensive breath work, as well as resolving any tensions that may be hindering your vocal production. I then through collaboration with the student, work on beginning repertoire that is suited for the voice, and challenging at the same time. I record all lessons, and email them to the student so that one has the opportunity to review the warm ups, and hear the improvement in the voice, I also write a review of every lesson, with notated warm-ups and a list of "To Do's" for the week so that the student will have a structured practice week. I provide music, and if needed recordings of the pieces so that the student can take the materials back to their homes and practice them on their own.
Mezzo-Soprano Jordan M., will be making her Tacoma Opera role debut of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in February 2014. In the summer of 2013, she was accepted by Maestro Alberto Zedda for his Accademia Rossiniana program in Pesaro, Italy, and participated in Cincinnati Conservatory’s Realizing Rossini program as Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Ms. M. is a recent graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and studies with Mezzo-Soprano Catherine Cook. While at the Conservatory she had the opportunity to sing Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Virtu in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Beth in Little Women during her undergraduate and graduate studies. Jordan made her professional debut with Kitsap opera in the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly ...
I have been teaching voice lessons in the Seattle area for ten years. I teach students how to strengthen and develop their natural gifts to free the voice within. Singing is a skill, just like riding a bicycle and I believe anyone can learn to sing!
I start with warm-ups to target specific technical issues with singers. I teach singers proper breath management, legato, interpretation, tone colors, passion, dramatic truth, etc.
I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for eight years. I was employed at The West Side Music Academy for over three years and am currently working on a Bachelors in Music Education at Seattle Pacific University. I am a huge believer in being a lifelong student! I have continued my music education throughout my adult life and have studied Jazz, Opera, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Soul, and Folk. As a pianist I began individual instruction at age 14, and have studied Jazz with Darius Willrich, Ryan Burns, Dan Kramlich and Mark Samson. I began singing and playing piano at age 5. I have been involved in school and church choirs including The Total Experience Gospel Choir, Seattle Pacific University Women's Choir, and ...
It's time to find and strengthen the essential source of a strong voice, the diaphragm. We will accomplish this with a series of breathing exercises, stretches and stances that will contact the proper muscles and regions of the body required to produce a strong, controlled and healthy singing voice.
Then we will find your range; the span of notes in which you are most comfortable singing. Once established, we will strengthen and expand your range.
If this is your category, you've sang in bands, choirs, open mics, you probably play an instrument(s) and you've maybe already taken a lesson or two.
First, we'll take a look at your strengths and weaknesses to weed out any bad habits. Then we'll talk about the style(s) you wish to sing; songs, artists, your own personal twist and build up from there.
You've taken lessons, you perform live, you've been singing for a long time and you need professional assistance to achieve your next goal as a ...
Hello Students! My name is Evan G and I've been teaching for nearly 15 years. I was raised by music educators and began playing guitar at age six. I do it all; performing, writing, recording, building and teaching (guitar, voice, ukulele, music theory, live performance, etc). I have a Bachelors in Music from Cornish College of the Arts (2003-2007) and I've studied and performed with many great musicians from all over the world. My teaching methods begin with your goals and your needs as a musician. I will get you there. My main areas of expertise are Jazz, Latin, Blues, Funk and Rock. Guitar and bass students will begin with a fundamental foundation of scales, chords, rhythms and theory that will fully prepare them for whichever direction they choose to go. Advanced students will ...
Master Your Vocal, Emotional, and Presentation Techniques and Material
Become the masterful Singer that you really ARE! Learn to bring out the natural beauty and power of your Voice, and to match your own unique personality and vocal qualities to complementing repertoire in order to show your voice and talents in their best light. We'll develop the repertoire that fits YOU. You'll learn how the Voice works and where it really comes from, and probably be amazed at the almost immediate widening of your vocal range and increased ability to sing long phrases.
We'll polish your audition pieces, and then video them to allow you to see what the judges will be seeing. Then we'll polish them some more as needed!
We'll work on stage appearance, and even on maintaining your "cool" under pressure.
You will learn to overcome self-imposed limitations, and to bring out all those vocal treasures that have been poking at you to let them out for a long time!
Its time to take your ...
Become the masterful Singer that you really ARE! Learn to bring out the natural beauty and power of your Voice, and to match your own unique personality and vocal qualities to complementing repertoire in order to show your voice and talents in their best light. We'll develop the repertoire that fits YOU. You'll learn how the Voice works and where it really comes from, and probably be amazed at the almost immediate widening of your vocal range. Trained by one of the Metropolitan Opera's most beloved Voice Coaches, Vanessa brings to the world of music a wonderfully varied Performing and Teaching career ranging from Opera to Broadway. She holds a BA degree in Music Performance from the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Boston University, and is an award winning Poet. Vanessa has ...
With over 25 years experience teaching voice, including at the college level, I bring a wealth of experience to my students. I earned my Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance, studied at the Tanglewood Institute, as well as with many other professional singers and acclaimed teachers. I have sung professionally with opera companies, symphonies and other presenting organizations. My students will learn vocal techniques that work and that will allow them to be the artists they want to be! I create a safe, supportive, and fun atmosphere for my students. I firmly believe that studying music should be enjoyable, and that high standards don't equal stuffy seriousness! *** Lesson Details *** My students start singing better immediately - learning the basics of breath ...
For age 8-100.
Student will learn proper breathing technique, rhythm, body coordination, stage presence etc. I use different approach depending on each students' need, personality, and goal.
Half or more time will be focusing on vocal exercise to strengthen their vocal ability, then we will work on the student's favorite song.
I also cover how to work with other musicians and music theory for singers to those who wish to play with others or want to be a professional singer.
Minami is an accomplished singer, songwriter, music instructor from She has taught 1000+ lessons to students of all age. She is especially passionate about early childhood education and work with children. She started a career as a musician and a voice teacher in Japan and had opportunities to share the stage with a pioneer of Japanese blues harp, Ryuichiro Senoh. Minami moved to Seattle pursuing her musical interests in 2009. She is currently playing in Charles Mack Band, The Highlife band, Charles Street Messengers. She also leads her own band, Minami and the Cyclophonics. They released their first EP " Sum of Us" in spring 2014. She went on Europe tour with the Highlife band in 2014 playing in 11 shows around France and Spain. Minami studied Popular Vocal with Andy Shaw, and ...
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