Nobody has to have a stronger and more flexible voice than the musical theater performer! The competent Broadway singer has a ton of colors, tones and characters available and I'm all about discovering them. I am not an accompanist or a coach, I am a vocal technician. My job is to give you the tools, your job is to come up with your interpretation - but how can you create a good painting without many colors available? If you want more colors in your voice and more strength and flexibility... come see me. Let's unmask that Broadway star you know you are!
Gabriel is a fiery and passionate vocal instructor proficient in the fields of acting, singing and vocal development. A professional singer, actor and teacher with a BFA in Theater Arts.
Gabriel doesn't just possess a formal college education, but more importantly a real world education based on his experiences on the stage, on the road and in the studio. His approach is direct, simple and to the core, getting straight to the heart of the matter: developing the voice from the inside out by breaking things down to the essentials.
An expert at creating vocal warm-ups, vocal exercises, and vocal cool-downs, he is also deeply passionate about psychology, he is your guy for learning to keep your voice and mindset in tip-top shape. Beyond improving technique, Gabriel can help you cultivate a healthy attitude and help you to survive and t
hrive in a career in the world of the performing arts.
With a kind and compassionate, yet stern and honest tone, Gabriel will work with you to develop the focus and dedication necessary to get your voice beyond what you even knew possible.
*** Lesson Details *** Regardless of the genre you sing, developing your voice with Gabriel's help will improve your tone, range, power and overall ability. You can expect to become a much better singer without losing any of your personal and unique traits.
His approach isn't overly technical or mysterious. It's about re-learning the facts about how the voice functions best and the application of this updated knowledge.
Expect to clear away many confusions about how the voice works thus taking away the guesswork from the vocal development process.
If you want to improve your voice quickly, being guided by someone who understands how it all works and by someone who was where you are today and is now closer to where you want to be in the future is the best way to go. Gabriel is that guy!
Gabriel's approach is quite simple, yet very effective at developing the entire voice.
"There are two basic levels that every singer must address. The first one is addressing the condition of the body and voice and the second one is addressing the functioning of the voice and body."
I - Silent Foundation
The silent foundation refers to the condition of your instrument as it is silent. If we are looking at the body as an instrument that sings, we first have to make sure that our instrument is in good condition. How healthy is your instrument? Is it well rested, well hydrated and loose? Or is it tired, dehydrated and tense? As you could guess, the condition of your instrument will have a significant impact on the quality of the sounds you make. So the first thing to be addressed is how your instrument is before it starts making sound.
II - Conditioning of Singing Behaviors
This is when we get busy. Once we have a well rested, healthy, hydrated and relaxed instrument we can start working it out. The goal is to condition our singing behaviors to be reflexive, reliable and strong. The way to do this is through a series of vocal exercises that will condition your voice to respond to the desires of your heart. Whatever it is that you want to express will be possible once your instrument is conditioned to the point where there is no gap between what you want to express and your ability to do so. Learning to sing is all about learning how to express yourself without barriers. You should be able to develop enough range, power, control and skill so that you can express your heart without feeling like you're incapable of achieving what you pursue. To achieve these abilities training is often necessary.
*** Specialties *** ALL CONTEMPORARY GENRES! Confidence Building, Warming-Up, Releasing Tension and Strain, Eliminating Stage Fright, Expanding Range, Improving Tone, Developing Vocal Power and Presence, Eliminating Doubt, Simplifying Singing, Strengthening The Voice, Improving Pitch, Building Stamina, Increasing Creativity, Performance Tips, Artist Development, Acting and Songwriting.
Once we have a good foundation any contemporary genre or style can be improved.
Gabriel is an excellent teacher. I thought he immediately had insight into how to help improve my singing voice with varies exercises. He acted most professionally. I think I really benefited in only my very first lesson with him.
April 1, 2019
Gabriel is very patient and understanding, helping to guide you into the areas that you need to work on and improve. He is fantastic at explaining things in ways you can understand them to help you better reach your goals. Additionally, he is all about being yourself and feeling comfortable which makes the experience all the more enriching!
March 21, 2019
Great teacher! Makes you feel confident and comfortable !! His lessons go above and beyond the expectations!
Hello! A little about me... I have a Bachelors Degree in Music, 15 years of performing experience, and 10 years of teaching experience. I would love to share what I've learned to help you find your authentic sound. I try to approach each student individually vs treating everyone the same, catering to learning styles and willingness to learn. I hope to see you soon!
*** Lesson Details *** I think everyone is born with the capacity to sing, with their own unique voice. I think often times we "get in our own way" and hold ourselves back from truly realizing our potential. I would love to help find your true voice so that you can do anything you want, whether it's singing in the shower or in front of thousands of adoring fans at Carnegie Hall!
*** Studio Equipment *** Practice rooms with upright pianos.
*** Travel Equipment *** If t
here is no piano, we can work from the mp3 player or a cd player and make it work!
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Jazz voice, improvisation (scatting) and Broadway singing. I am also trained in Acting.
I teach the foundations of both "legit" and "belt" techniques. Audition prep and skills included!
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I have been teaching lessons professionally for over 10 years now. My primary instruments are voice and piano, and I also teach music theory/ear training/musicianship skills. I earned my degree in vocal performance from James Madison University, where I taught lessons to non-music majors as well as tutored general music for the student population. I also hold a masters degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory. I would describe my teaching style as fun and relaxed, with a strong emphasis on healthy technique. I believe that all students should have a strong technical foundation, and that begins on day one. Genres I teach include classical, musical theatre, pop, and accompanying skills for pianists. I can also help with audition prep on both instruments. I look forward to meeting with
Rachel very good. She listen to my concerns, and address them. Very professional.
March 2, 2019
Rachel provides instructions that are understandable, and that you can use to improve your technical skills and make true progress. She has also change my approach to piano practising. I believe I enjoy practising more and with greater efficiency. She is very talented, also has a great personality, bubbly and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Rachel!
February 27, 2019
Rachel is a fantastic and knowledgeable instructor. My daughter first started with piano lessons and is now taking voice lessons as well. My daughter loves going to lessons with Rachel and looks forward to it every week. My daughter has learned so much. I highly recommend Rachel.
Students can expect help with healthy singing technique suitable for Broadway-style singing, as well as learning performance practices and audition techniques (if applicable).
As a piano and voice instructor, I have taught individual lessons for the past 13 years to students from 5 to 85, beginners to advanced students. I hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Collaborative Piano Performance and Vocal Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. In addition to my private students, I am the vocal coach and accompanist for the Sacramento City College Music Department, Choral Academy Coordinator and accompanist for the Sacramento Children's Chorus, and accompanist for Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento. I also am co-founder and artistic director of the Empire Arts Collective Pop Choir.
Lessons are taught at the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy. Please note that while piano lessons are offered for students as young as 5, voice lessons are not offered until students are at least 13.
I am currently teaching vocal music in North Little Rock School District. Lessons will include breathing technique and vocal fundamentals. We will pace lessons based on goals set at the beginning of your first lesson and continue creating more goals as you develop as a musician. I am willing to teach various genres of music. Cannot wait to know you and help you find your voice!
I have been teaching music and tutoring for a few years now!
I enjoy music so much! I received my degree from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. I am also a member of the worship band at my church.
One thing that I enjoy the most, as a teacher, is seeing growth and seeing students get that “aha” moment. The most amazing thing about teaching is being able to see the joy in students as they perform. They get to be themselves. Playing an instrument or singing is raw, vulnerable and takes a lot of hard work.
Being a musician is worth it. You get to be able to express yourself in ways impossible otherwise.
Please let me help you along your journey to become the musician you dream to be.
I also mentor/ tutor students at the middle school level in the four core subjects: Math, Science, English and History. I really enjoy w
orking one on one making sure that my students are setting goals and really understanding the material they should be studying.
I would love to teach music and do a little bit of math if you would like that for your child. I can also teach English while we play instruments or sing.
Please let me know if you have any questions! Cannot wait to meet you!
I believe that singing is about so much. It is a way to express yourself, it is a way to gain confidence, and it is a wonderful discipline. I want to help you find YOUR voice. It would be so much fun to get to work with you on anything you might need: sightreading, Choral solos and music, your favorite pop or country song! Anything that interest you!
I am an opera singer and voice teacher. I received my bachelors in vocal performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where I taught secondary lessons through the conservatory. I have performed all over the United States and in England. I am currently studying at The Eastman School of Music as a master's student. After graduation from Oberlin, I began my private studio in Texas. My weekly lessons numbered around 60. Over the last 4 years, I have taught students with a variety of interests and goals. It is important to me to find the one thing that excites my students, be that a certain song or style, or maybe how to be more comfortable singing in their church choir. In lessons, not only do we work on vocal technique, we focus on what makes their voice unique, special, and all their own. Students will always have a new building block t
o practice each week. My intention is to inspire my students to have a discerning ear and to appreciate all that goes into making a voice work. My students have been accepted to major college voice programs, as well as participated in competitions and summer programs around the United States.
Are you looking for a qualified teacher who’s available to provide tailored lessons for your needs? I’m a voice instructor offering personalized lessons and instructive services to students in the Austin area (including San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda) and online. I love what I do and have been teaching people of all ages and experience levels since 2011, always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential.
My goal as a voice teacher is to create a safe space for learning without judgment, a place to challenge the singer while being cheered on the entire way.
As a singer and performer of different genres and styles, I know how important it is to find a teacher who can help you understand just how singing works, giving you the freedom to sing whatever your heart desires!
I've studied voice for fourteen years, including two years of vocal pedagogy (the study of how to teach vocal technique). My students have gone on to place high in competitions, including three students who made first chair at the state level in the Texas All-State Choir auditions. I'm happy to see growth in every student, and it's not limited to competitions. Students can expect to see growth in their voice after the first lesson, which covers the foundations of singing technique.
In my lessons, I help you uncover the mystery of the voice so that you are prepared for whatever you'd like to improve: breath, posture,
placement, range, and performance practices. My knowledge is based in classical technique, which is backed by centuries of old-school teachings, and modern scientific discoveries, using exercises and information that are useful and skill-building. Every singer is unique, so it's my job to help you discover what works for you.
My goal is to create a fun and safe space for learning without judgment, a place to challenge the singer while being cheered on the entire way.
Jennifer is such a nice and patient teacher. I enjoy her lessons. Thank you for your help!!
April 4, 2019
Jennifer saw where I was, listened to my concerns about my vocal progress and really took the time and care to help me reach my goals vocally and instructing in a way that felt intuitive to me. I was completely comfortable and trusted her methods because they work! So happy with our work together Jennifer!
April 4, 2019
Jennifer is an amazing teacher. Because of her, I feel more confident when I sing. I noticed an improvement in my tone and breathing. She also helped increase my vocal range! Her teaching style made me feel comfortable right from the start.
I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a voice teacher.
Thank you, Jennifer, for helping me find my voice!
With more than 20 years or training under my belt, I want to make sure that my students to learn how to communicate and express themselves through music. I believe that you can learn and have fun at the same time. I place a particular emphasis on the actual performance, expressive understanding of music, and interpretation. I teach all genres of music and specialize in audition preparation and vocal dynamics. It’s not enough to just stand up and sing if you can’t express the emotions that a song is trying to convey. Music is meant to make people feel something, and your vocal performance should do the same. I can help you do that and so much more.
I have studied voice for over 20 years and I have extensive training and performance experience with classical, gospel, jazz, and musical theater, as well as art songs. I have a bachelors of music from Oberlin Conservatory and have performed in countless plays, musicals, gospel church choirs and toured overseas.
Who I want to work with: I’m accepting all levels of students from beginner to advanced. My lessons are highly individualized towards a student’s learning style, vocal abilities, and level of comprehension. I want to work with students who are interested in learning how to sing using proper vocal technique, no matter the genre and who truly want to express themselves through music. I am a firm believer that proper technique and thoughtful vocal maintenance is the key to to creating longevity and overall vocal health and strength
"She is very good at telling me what is expected for each lesson and long term"
"Kristin is a great teacher. She's very patient and knowledgeable about musical theatre. I was nervous at my first lesson. But she listened to my expectati
ons and what I wanted out of the lessons, and tailored the lesson to those expectations. Plus she gave me vocal excercises to help me a better singer, have fun, and enjoy the whole experience. Highly recommended."
"Amber accomodated me on short notice getting me prapared for an audition. She is wonderfully giving of her time and energy and her expertise in musical th
eatre. i was thrilled by how hard we worked, what great shape she got my voice into, and how dedicated she was in helping me prepare, not only vocally but, with character work as well."
"Quality Instruction, very flexible and a wonderful person to work with"
"My experience with Stephanie has been exceptionally awesome and inspiring over the last year. She is sensitive, super positive, and full of light and ener
gy when it comes to guidance. I have never felt so confident as a singer, and though I still have a little bit to go before Broadway, I highly recommend her to anyone interested in rapidly developing or fine tuning their singing voice. She is also exceptionally talented as a singer herself and truly tailors sessions to really benefit your particular goals and vision for where you want to bloom as a singer."
Serena has been an incredible influence on my 11year old thespian. She is always on time, positive, and she clearly communicates any ch
anges or needs in an effective and timely manner. My daughter has improved significantly from her time with Serena and I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
"Great first lesson. Really enjoyed Julia's style. Will be very helpful for me."
"Michelle is a fantastic and motivating teacher who uses a variety of techniques customized to help each student maximize their potential with continual pr
ogress and learning. My daughter loves her lessons, is fully engaged, and works hard at home as well as during her lessons. Highly recommend Michelle for any student at any level!"
"Patricia is a wonderful teacher.
Patricia is an amazing teacher. She is patient, kind and extremely knowledgable when it comes to music. My daughter is l
earning so much and loves going to her lessons every week. We were so lucky to have discovered Patricia!"
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