I often wondered how singers sang. So I took the journey, and learned. I attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona and got started on the road to learning how to sing. I continued the journey at Arizona State University in their Masters of Music graduate program. At that point I had some skills and landed a job with Sesame Street Live as the Character of Professor Art, travelling the country singing and dancing with the Muppets. Then I landed in Las Vegas where I performed for people from around the world as a Gondolier. I have also had the pleasure of performing in foreign lang
uages in the Operas "La Boheme" and "La Traviata". Learning to sing is not an over-night thing. It takes time. But if you want to start the process, let me share my experience and knowledge with you. Thanks.
*** Lesson Details *** When you study with me, you study in an open accepting environment. I know that this is a process and that everyone has their own way to learn. Together we will decide what is best for you. And after sometime with me, you will be able to stand up in front of friends, family and even strangers and belt out a song.
*** Studio Equipment *** Baby Grand Piano
*** Specialties *** I use the bell canto style of singing. But am versed in any style. I believe that using a technique that avoids tension in the body and vocal instrument, a person can sing forever.
BarbaraL2 March 19, 2012
Extremly down to earth Professor ... helps you strengthen your good qualities In singing demonstrates in a visual way how to apply good singing habits and helpes you completly break down the bad Habits i love the way he taught me i undertood well in his way and he helped me alot ...
CarmelS January 29, 2010
Very good instructure, I enjoy taking voice lessons with him
VickiW November 17, 2009
I am getting the BELL effect. I can actually feel it in my throat! Thanks!
Learn the best in vocal technique from a highly qualified voice teacher.
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 Performance and Choral Conducting) from Oregon State University. I am an active choral director and singer in the Las Vegas Valley and sing opera semi-professionally.
*** Lesson Details *** Breathing is the key to singing and speaking. After a few months in my studio, a student will know how to sing healthfully and on the breath. If a student wants to focus on more popular styles like rock, pop, or country, I can instruct you on the best ways to maintain vocal health and increase the power, range and agility of your voice. If a student wants to sing in one of the major Classical languages (Italian, German, or French) I have extensive training in the pronunciation of each.
I have taught singer/songwriters how to convey their creative images. I have also taught adult singers how to contribute more of their own sound to their community or church choirs. All doors are open for a healthful singer!
*** Studio Equipment *** extra room with piano, recording equipment, seating
*** Travel Equipment *** All a student would need is a piano or keyboard.
*** Specialties *** Classical and operatic voice, popular genres including Rock, Pop, and Broadway.
*** Choir Opportunity *** Check out the Battle Born Chorale for the choir that I conduct here in Las Vegas.
Chris B. March 29, 2015
Online Verified Student
The first lesson was a great time. I'm learning and doing things I never did before.
KathyV January 6, 2012
Very happy with these lessons
I'm so glad I started taking these lessons. I'm learning a lot, and singing is becoming more and more comfortable and enjoyable. I especially appreciate the emphasis on healthy singing.
KristyD June 10, 2011
what a great time
The classes that Jadelan is taking are great! She has been learning a lot of things she needs to know. It's very nice to have Mr. Jonathan as Jadelan's vocal teacher.
Sharon T. is a professional singer, international recording artist and songwriter. She released her first single here in the US in 2003 and reached number 7 in the Tower Recordsâ chart. Her single âTell Meâ a dance version of the Philippines legendary composer/producer Louie Ocampo's composition was released in Europe in 2004. This landed Sharon T gigs in London, Burgundy, France and Italy. Sharon T is currently with Kult Records, a New York based recording company and is soon to release her own composition âDonât Tell Meâ under the same label. She is also in a joint venture wit
h Dauman Music, Universal Music Group doing songwriting and musical arrangements.
Golden Pisces has helped aspiring singers sing with power and control and develop their confidence. Sharon T's lessons include physical exercises that develop the support muscles, proper breathing techniques to control tone support, high voice techniques, blending of the voice registers (splitting the voice into head tone and chest tone has ruined many voices) and stage attitude. Sharon Tâs experience as a singer, performer, recording artist and producer allows her insights into the problems of singers. She also helps her students in recording sessions.
Sharon T sang the National Anthem for the LA Lakers at the Staples recently and wowed the audience with the strength of her voice, according to Kobe one of the Best Renditions of National Anthem in the history of his Lakers Team. Sharon T. has GROUPS produced champions and finalists in several singing competitions. Some of our students were given major roles in school plays recognizing their singing abilities. And now a group just got signed with YOUNG MONEY (Producer to Nicki Minaj , Drake , Tyga and many famous artists) and the group WTF â WE THE FUTURE is starting tour in July 2013 with Lil Wayne W3 The Future is currently touring back to back with Austin Mahone 2014. Lose your fear of singing high notes, develop your confidence, break your personal singing barriers, learn the proper singing techniques and sing with power. Learn these in just several lessons than most voice teachers teach in several months
*** Lesson Details *** Im a teacher that will create and involve myself to the students, I will be singing with you so my sound will remain in your thoughts and muscle memory. I am not strict nor laid back. But guaranteed will make a fun lesson and the student will go asking for more hours. Music has been my life its my PASSION ... so lets have fun and GET THAT SINGING VOICE TO THE TOP !!!
*** Studio Equipment *** MICROPHONE KARAOKE MACHINE IPAD 3 INTERNET ACCESS KEYBOARD GUITAR SPEAKERS MIC STAND
*** Travel Equipment *** cd player microphone
*** Specialties *** LEARN VOCAL TECHNIQUES INCREASE VOCAL POWER & STAMINA BUILD VOICE PROJECTION & CONFIDENCE VOCAL REPAIR & DAMAGE PROTECTION DISCOVER YOUR VOICE OF SINGING EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TALENT
E. S. August 27, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Sharon is great! She was professional and very sweet. My daughter was shy in the beginning and Sharon helped her find her voice!
Diana C. July 20, 2014
In studio Verified Student
Sharon is an amazing teacher! She taught me how to gain more power within my voice and better to hit the high notes I would most definitely recommend her to anyone who's serious about learning to sing better
tanya M. May 21, 2014
In home Verified Student
Sharon was absolutely fabulous and got my son prepared and confident for his auditions!! She was always on time, easy to reach and sincerely took a personal interest in preparing him to be successful in his immediate goals but also has given him the tools to continue to practice on his own and hone his skills. I would absolutely recommend her and she more than exceeded our expectations!!
Students will focus on character studies, operas from different periods, and be able sing and study arias in different languages such as English, Italian, German, and French. As well as learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and pedagogical techniques.
I am a teacher who passionately loves music and teaching. I have studied Music Education for 5 years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Over the years, I have had the opportunity to study and work with renowned vocalists and teachers. I have sung as a Bass-Baritone in various ensembles such as the UNLV Chamber Chorale, the Desert Singers, the Las Vegas Master Singers as well as performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Henderson Symphony, and the Desert Winds. Throughout my time at the university, I have had the privilege to teach many choirs from the middle school to university l
As your instructor, I will use my experiences to give you the best possible lesson. I am well-versed in vocal pedagogy and can help develop a healthy singing voice/tone that will lessen tension and allow for long-lasting singing. Whether it be with sight singing, ear training, music theory, diction, vocal technique or posture, I will make sure you succeed as well as making each lesson fun and memorable. I hope to be your teacher soon!
Emma November 20, 2015
In studio Verified Student
he made me feel comfortable and I like his techniques
Walter D. August 14, 2015
In studio Verified Student
He's very professional and really patient. My daughter has been making improvements, due to Jame's teaching style. I would recommend him to other students.
Abigayle O. June 17, 2015
In studio Verified Student
James was terrific! He worked well with my daughter, gave immediate, positive feedback and had a plan for instruction after the first lesson. Very nice!
Known for unearthing talent; building voices from inception; and guiding and managing the well trained singers through the inherent difficulties of a performing career: We have earned a coveted reputation for providing a meticulous regimen that builds a strong and consistent singer with a “complete package” ready to take on the difficulties and rewards of a major career.
About Zeffin Quinn
🎶 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 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 li
ttle overweight!). We will spend the hour working on very physical and concrete exercises to build a comprehensive technique that will support you through any genre of singing. At the end of each lesson, usually about 15 minutes, we can work on your chosen repertoire. Utilizing both vocalise and song literature of your choosing, we will go through very pragmatic and utilitarian methods that will generate an easy, free and uniquely individual sound.
🎥 🎶🎙 STUDIO EQUIPMENT 🎥 🎶🎙 Main teaching studio is 14'x14' 800 sq ft recital & class space Microphones Sound System with: iPhone/iPod dock Standard 3.5mm input jack for other phones/players "Old School" cassette tape recording Full Library of Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop Music
🎥 🎶🎙 SPECIALTIES 🎥 🎶🎙 ✓ I have served as a vocal consultant on many professional recording sessions ✓ I have nearly 20 years experience working in all genres - POP/Rock, Opera, and Musical Theatre. I have a long client list that includes many celebrities all the way to beginners who are dedicated and ready to embark on a systematic process. ✓ In order to gauge your progress, I also provide performance opportunities through quarterly recitals and studio classes.
🎥 🎶🎙 BIOGRAPHY 🎥 🎶🎙 In addition to a rigorous performing career, Mr. H. has also been the principal associate vocal technician to world renowned master clinician Joann C. Zajac for the past fifteen years. Known for unearthing talent; building voices from inception; and guiding and managing the well trained singers through the inherent difficulties of a performing career: ZajacStudio has earned a coveted reputation for providing a meticulous regimen that builds a robust and consistent singer with a "complete package" ready to take on the difficulties and rewards of a major career. Students have traveled from as far as Hong Kong to work with these down to earth and practical technicians, and they encompass every genre including pop, musical theatre, and opera. Using Ms. Zajac's exceptional approach, clients have garnered both critical and popular success working on Broadway, London's West End, and in opera houses all over the world. The ZajacStudio client list also includes recording artists and an extensive list of top celebrities.
Working with the concept that all performance art is pure storytelling, Zeffin is also an accomplished director and acting coach. He is the co-founder of Singing Actors' Lab, the production and group class arm of ZajacStudio. The mission of SAL is to bring the best of both worlds from acting and classical singing to a "no compromises" well-rounded performance where acting choices support the vocal technique and vice versa. SAL has produced many full productions of operas, legit musical theater, also a series of concerts at Le Petit Greek Los Angeles, and a countless array of master classes throughout the country. As a stage director Mr. H.'s productions have been on the stages of Opera Las Vegas; Los Angeles' Dell Chamber Opera; Larchmont Concert Opera; California State University, Northridge; Wichita State University; and also recently at the Off Broadway Theater, The Lambs.
Zeffin has sung over 90 leading roles at many of the country's most significant opera houses including Dallas Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Pacific, Opera Theatre of Pittsburg, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Delaware, Toledo Opera, New Orleans Opera, Dicapo Opera Theater, and also at Hungary's Szeged & Pecs National Theaters. Mr. H. has had the pleasure of many orchestral appearances as a soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic; Lincoln Center's Little Orchestra Society of New York; Westfield Symphony; Palm Beach Opera Orchestra; Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra; Owensboro Symphony; Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra and Rome's International Chamber Orchestra. His signature operatic roles include Scarpia (Tosca), Escamillo (Carmen), and Jack Rance (La Fanciulla del West). Mr. H. also represented the USA as John Proctor in the award-winning production of The Crucible broadcast to 46 countries on Mezzo Television.
Ming-An May 24, 2016
I have been been blessed to be able to work with Zeffin for over 2 years now. Zeffin is a great voice coach, and he has been very instrumental in helping develop my instrument continuously and steadily. I can only highly recommend to anyone serious about singing, but don't take my spot. OK?
Angie April 20, 2016
Shortly after finding Zeffin 2 1/2 years ago, my daughter started getting cast in shows! He has a way of working with children to bring out the best in them in a very natural way. He asks probing questions, makes them think about each scene and character and truly has a gift for working with young talent. My daughter has learned so much and grown in her acting ability. He is a great resource for all kinds of questions about the business. We are so glad we found him.
Jessica April 14, 2016
Zeffin Hollis is indeed the Best Instructor Ever! I've taken lessons for over three years now and continue to improved my vocal and performance skills. Zeffin's various skills and many experiences allows him to help his students in every dimension of the performing arts. He can work with modern, classical, or any other genre of work. He has a gift for finding out how to best work on what it is you are struggling with as well as displaying your strengths. From vocal warm ups to acting out a monologue, Zeffin knows how to get a student to reach their highest potential. His patients and ability to listen to his students and identify what they need, not to mention his own artistic talents, makes him the best!
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