I love to teach. After years of classical study and stage performance in opera, musical theater, jazz, blues, gospel + soul, I believe in the power of vocal technique to provide flexibility and control on stage – regardless of what type of music you like to sing.
My lessons focus on developing your chest voice, head voice, working through the vocal break, expanding range, making vowel choices, increasing breath support, and giving authentic performances. Most importantly, whether you are just starting out or are a professional, my lessons are a safe, understanding place to learn. This is a deeply personal process and it's supposed to be joyful!
Lessons are typically once per week or twice per month. I also offer single lesson times on audition prep and music theory.
Bre Gregg was born into a family of musicians, and spent her early years learning and performing. After a degree in Music Education from Montana State University and musical studies in Italy, Bre was invited to a prestigious young artist program at Teatro Felice in New York City. She spent her days rigorously studying vocal production, performing and learning how to park a massive Dodge Ram truck into a parking space made for a Mini Cooper.
Bre was accepted to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for a master’s degree in vocal performance, which she turned down after realizing that Jazz and Blues were a more authentic direction for her. She then studied at the Stanford Jazz Workshop under Madeline Eastman, and learned a great deal thanks to the Regional Arts and Culture Council, who funded her educational experience. She spent the next few years entering the Portland Jazz scene, pretending like she knew what she was doing, and releasing her first album called On the Wind.
Bre’s latest album, Something to Talk About, was recorded at a live tribute to Bonnie Raitt that she produced featuring top NW talent including Lisa Mann, David Jacobs-Strain, Ara Lee, Shelly Rudolph, Mark Bowden, Anne Weiss, Rich Landar and Dan Stueber. She can also be heard setting harmonies aflame with her soul sister Shelly Rudolph in the wildly soulful, sultry and joyful affair that is the band, Midnight Honey.
Bre has performed at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Pdx Jazz Festival, Bite of Oregon, Silverton Jazz Festival, Alberta Rose Theatre, Craterian Theater, Everett Theatre, Columbia Center for the Arts, Secret Society Ballroom, the Kink Performance Lounge (now called the Skype Live Studio) and the Left Bank Annex, where she opened for Lily Tomlin.
She has appreciated radio play on KMHD, KINK, KBOO and Portland Radio Project. She has been talked about by the Portland Mercury, the Portland Tribune and the Jazz Society of Oregon, where she just received a full-page story as the Featured Musician for the month of August 2015.
Bre lives in Portland with her two ginger kids and her husband, and loves them all more than cheddar cheese and Pinot Gris, which is more than she ever thought possible.