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Candid L. B.
Developing your speaking voice is a practice on confidence and vocal physiology. Applying vocal techniques from singing, we can boost your performance by increasing vocal power and a better expression. Having an international career of 20 years crossing different genres, I coach artists to start and develop a career and musicianship. I have a mentoring program structured that combines with specific demands for the artists. The program includes vocal coach, composition, reading, acting, and more. I am based on the Linklater Technique, combined with vocal techniques and body exercises to make your voice and communication free In English, Español ou Português! Classes are a very fun and practical way to learn and create your songs, as well being inspired by other tunes! It can be based on playing by ear or writing scores and chords. Also, includes training on technique, creativity and composing, to start putting your ideas together to create your own songs or your own arrangement for composers you like! Write your own music and tell your stories! * Classes online and in studio in NYC and online too. Please ask for it by message!
For anyone that needs to have their breath and vocals working properly under the stress of public speaking will learn how to breath property, speak with confidence and conviction, resonance and a sense of commitment. I teach what it takes to be prepared for that special speech. These skills eradicate stage fright and performance anxiety.
As a professional classical singer and Alexander Technique teacher in training, I am well equipped to work on healthy speaking voice techniques. I often find myself addressing speaking voice with my singing students, as it is a life-changing and very important skill. Do you have a speech to prepare for? Suffer from vocal fatigue? Wish to improve your daily speaking? Any and all students are welcome. I would love to help you discover your optimal speaking voice!
Hello! I teach online and in person at my studio in New York City near Times Square. I teach voice and acting to people of all ages who love to sing, who think they can't sing, or who would like to sing more athletically than they currently do. I provide discounts for children and recreational singers, and I provide additional piano accompanying and self-taping services for professional students. ***Please contact me to check my availability if you do not see a time that fits with my calendar.*** I am a practical vocal coach with 25+ years of experience as a private voice teacher, audition coach, music director, and piano accompanist. I am based in New York City where I enjoy providing affordable lessons and helping aspiring athletes and artists pursue their dreams to belt on Broadway, let loose with karaoke, or rock out with a local band. I really enjoy troubleshooting difficult songs and helping my students who are passionately committed to their goals but have limited time for a more traditional curriculum. My main expertise is coaching professional dancers, singers, and actors to: (1) sing a variety of styles (especially pop/rock), (2) build an audition book that represents their brand, (3) prepare sides and monologues for callbacks, and (4) develop a storyteller mindset. Although I work primarily with young professionals, I also enjoy serving recreational learners whose musical dreams may simply be to: (1) learn a new song, (2) sing karaoke with friends, or (3) jam out alone with YouTube. For both recreational and professional learners, I hope to instill a love and joy of singing and acting without the pressure of grades, perfection, and judges. Consultation/Introductory Workshop available - If you are new to singing lessons and would like (1) a consultation, (2) more time to prepare audition materials, or (3) a one-time Intro to Singing class, please feel free to request a longer workshop session. Professional Memberships: NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers' Association), NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Voice Foundation, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) I tailor my lessons to the needs, goals, personality, and financial circumstances of each individual learner. If you have never taken voice lessons, or you are unsure about what to expect from voice lessons, you may read the following to help clarify your goals to me as I structure lessons differently for the recreational and professional learner. PROFESSIONAL: In general, both student and I will choose songs. We will learn various singing styles (music theatre, pop, rock, country, jazz, classical/legit) and build a standard Broadway audition book. We will also develop the speaking voice and prepare for auditions and performances. Sometimes I will provide the sheet music or learners will need to purchase sheet music. Throughout the lessons, students will: (1) learn some new mindsets about what it means to be a performer and storyteller; (2) learn the pitches and rhythms of a variety of audition cuts of pop/rock and musical theater songs; (3) learn singing tips to build performance confidence; (4) learn some easy ways to connect with themselves and with an audience; (5) learn to be more confident when preparing for live auditions and submitting self-tape auditions; (6) learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA); (7) learn voice and speech tips to prepare for "slates" and "sides"; and (8) learn easy movements to be an expressive performer. RECREATIONAL: In general, the student often chooses the songs to sing at each lesson, and I provide singing tips for the student to apply to the songs. We will: (1) build a repertoire of favorite songs that the student chooses and songs that I may recommend; (2) exercise various muscles involved in speaking and singing, including the eyes; (3) learn some basic musicianship skills; and (4) learn some easy performance skills. No prior experience is necessary -- just a curiosity for trying new things, a willingness to make mistakes, and a love for singing. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (AGES 8-10): In general, we will spend most of the time building repertoire and learning songs that student enjoys singing. As children can differ widely in their physical and mental development, and even on a day-to-day basis, I will adjust the lessons accordingly to be more musicianship-based, technique-based or performance-based depending on the student's personality and student's goals. We will learn primarily through imitation and repetition. As children tend to enjoy repetition, we may spend several lessons on the same song, which I will use to build: (1) thinker skills (e.g., rhythm, solfege, pitch matching, sight reading), (2) doer skills (e.g., muscle coordination involving breath, articulation, and range), and (3) feeler skills (e.g., expressive movements, style, groove). We will combine these skills to develop connection with an audience and to build confidence when performing. ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: For online lessons, it is helpful to have a second device to play accompaniment tracks. For professional students, please be prepared to purchase digital sheet music from Musicnotes or Sheetmusicdirect. Some other helpful accompaniment resources are PianoTrax and The Accompanist.
I have alot of techniques to help the speaking voice. It's an instrument and is helped by repetition. I will listen and watch to make sure you are not employing tensions instead of techniques. -tone, vitality, a quick tongue for quick language. How to deal with all kinds of language styles and demands. And the emotional component of being in the center of oneself.
Do you want to sound more confident and convey your messages more clearly? Are you terrified of speaking publicly? Do you experience frequent vocal fatigue? We will work together to overcome all this and more. As a professional vocalist, I have spent years thinking about the voice and using it as a tool for communication and can help you achieve your goals for vocal clarity and health.
Passionate, effective and thoughtful teacher. I attended an Alexander Technique workshop Jameson co-hosted at the New England Conservatory and recently began personal lessons on AT and voice lesson
Dan Smith (Speaking Voice lessons with Jameson J.)
Very organized and focused. Troy is affable and attentive.
Mark (Speaking Voice lessons with Troy W.)
My first lesson with Candida was exactly what I needed. She is warm and encouraging and has opened up my world to have fun learning.
Alex Nicole Marcelo (Speaking Voice lessons with Candid L. B.)
I enjoyed my lesson so much I increased the frequency so I can learn faster. I already see changes based on the techniques discussed in the lesson a few days ago.
Karen (Speaking Voice lessons with James W.)