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Review by Steven
"Really great instruction great energy looking forward to more lessons"
Los Angeles, CA teacher:
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Review by susan
"Kelsey is very good. she explains in detail."
Saint Louis, MO teacher:
Review by Ann
"Thank you, Vanessa Pace!
THANK YOU, VANESSA!
A year ago when I was shopping for a voice teacher, Take Lessons provided a wide selection of viable option
s. As a senior adult, I was feeling a need to clarify my "Call" in life, and to return to some of the personal strengths that I hope to continue using in the last 1/3 of my life. In my profile I indicted I was looking to maintain the voice that has been a part of every aspect of my life from theatre to singing, to preaching, to creating radio spots. When I mentioned that goal to Vanessa in our first meeting she countered: âWe wonât just maintain it, weâll restore it!â What a confidence booster that was!
Although my life work mostly involves speaking, I also have a love of singingâsomething I have participated in one way or another for the last 50 years. I wanted to overcome the âold ladyâ vibrato syndrome if possible and to be able to sing without concern that those within earshot would shudder.
In addition, I was looking for certain attributes in a teacher: â¢ A person who is at my stage of life or beyond. â¢ A person who is knowledgeable in both singing and speech. â¢ A person with a personal teaching style that is positive and encouraging.
ENTER VANESSA PACE!
Vanessa is confident and knowledgeable. In addition, she has customized my learning program to suit my current objectives, which have changed from one week to the next depending upon my professional assignments from work and my personal creative pursuits.
In this year Vanessa brought me to a point of âbreaking throughâ inhibitions and moving beyond what I thought Iâd be able to do. Her constant use of cues to put me on track with the use of my voice has been invaluable! She compared letting sound pass through the vocal cords (without strain) in the same way breath becomes music through a clarinet. Using words like âPull up your spineâyouâre two inches taller!â; and reminders to draw on the strength of (underused) larger muscles to support the efforts of diaphragm have been helpful in numerous practical matters of everyday life.
Vanessa is inspiring in that she is a life-long learner and passionate about things to the degree that she invests in them with intelligent research, attention to science, and a spiritual passion that drives her to draw out the best in her students in similar fashion.
If you are looking for a voice teacher, Vanessa will work with you where you are--and help you move toward the goal of where you are hoping to be.
I am thanking God this Thanksgiving Season for Vanessa Pace.
~ Ann Thomas"
Seattle, WA teacher:
Review by Latifa
"Wonderful experience!! She is very fun, great at what she is doing and my daughters loved her very much!! She also new how to teach everything I asked!!"
Philadelphia, PA teacher:
Review by Gary
"Very talented, skilled and effective instructor. Taught through demonstration and coaching. Very effective."
Cincinnati, OH teacher:
Review by Alexis
"I haven't acted in years and felt very self-conscious about getting back into it. Jenny listened to why I wanted to start again, what my ultimate goals a
re, and assured me she would guide me as far as she could. She made me feel at ease almost immediately, and has been the best acting coach I have ever had. When I find myself struggling with a certain character or monologue, she doesn't judge or get irritated. She knows exactly what to say and tweak to make me get it perfect. She's so supportive of where I want to go and has not made me feel like I'm aiming for something completely out of my reach. She listens and shows that she cares, not only about our lessons, but personally as well. I feel very fortunate to have found her and would not leave her for anyone else. She's guided me to alternate acting seminars, which I have registered for, and with her lessons, I feel ready to take this new opportunity on. I wouldn't have been this confident 6 weeks ago. Thanks to her, I not only feel better at acting, but I feel more confident in my every day life. I highly recommend everyone look into her classes and give her a chance. She's the best!"
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