I began taking private voice and piano lessons around the age of 7. I'm classically trained in both. After performing throughout high school, I studied Musical Theatre/Vocal Performance (Opera)/ Piano and Composition in a private college in NW Ohio. I have performed throughout the country while in college, finally settling in Columbus. I would like to help you form your craft into the performer you want to be.
*** Lesson Details ***
Above all- You should want to take lessons and enjoy it. For Vocal students, you should come prepared with styles of music you would like to sing. Pick your favorite genre and I will incorporate that style into your lessons. You will learn a wide variety of styles, ranging from classical, broadway, opera and pop. I am laid back but will make sure you are progressing with your development. We will work on ear training, tonal retention and sight reading each lesson. With proper breathing techniques and vocal warm-ups, students will be able to hold notes longer and and will be able to broaden their range.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Front Room: Kitchen table, piano, seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment ***
A piano or a full sized keyboard is needed for piano and vocal lessons. No instruments are needed for acting. I am allergic to cats. If you do have cats, we would need to make arrangements for the cats to be out of the house at least for the day I will be there. A closed off room that is cat hair free would be ideal.
*** Specialties ***
With singing- High Soprano. I have a high head voice. Belter Altos- They fit perfectly with my range. Acting-Improv skills fine tune every day mishaps that happen on stage. Diction sells a song. Opera-Dialect in foreign languages can make or break the song. Piano-feeling the tones.
· Singing · Highly satisfied student highly recommends Brent R.
Brent R. IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER! HE MAKES ME FEEL COMFORTABLE! HE ATTACKS MY WEAKNESSES AND SUPPORTS MY STRENGTHS!
· Singing · Brent's a cool cat!!
He really awesome and fun! Tons of personal attention and knows how to communicate in many ways to get the lesson across!! Also very helpful in many areas of production.
· Piano · Brent is Great!!!
My daughter Alaine is 13 and this was her first time playing piano June of this year. Brent was patient her and taught her the basics first which made it very easy for Alaine to grasp and build upon and in return made it very enjoyable for Alaine! Alaine enjoys it so much that I invested in buying a piano which has been one of my best investments so far! Brent is simply great! I'm glad that Brent was the one I choose when deciding which teacher to pick for Alaine. Brent is always there at the time he says he will be, he listens and address any questions that I or Alaine may have. Great job Brent!!!
· Singing · Not what I expectedâ¦but in a good way
I definitely had a lot of preconceptions about singing and how vocal lessons worked prior to coming to Brent, and my experience so far has been well above anything I had expected. Brent is incredibly adaptive and efficient at teaching, where I am never finding myself without direction or a new higher goal to reach. I couldn't ask for more.
· Singing · Singing Lessons
Brent has been knowledgeable in suggesting exercises to improve my singing since day one. He's also honest, humorous, and positive during constructive critiques, helping me to remember what I need to work on, but never allowing to think less of myself.
I didn't get back into singing until after college due to negative experiences as a kid. Brent's energy and passion for music is so uplifting that my involvement with his lessons have easily erased any past sad memories I had of singing.
After just a month of lessons I already feel more confident with my singing and how I sound. At this pace, I can't wait to continue learning and improving over time.
· Singing · One of a kind
Brent has an amazing voice and can find ways to communicate to the individual to relay his knowledge and understanding of not just how to sing, but music in general. He is personable while staying professional. He has a great ability to make the student feel comfortable learning which is essential to improving as a singer. He makes you want to get better and is the reason why I've improved.
· Singing · Brent makes learning to sing fun.
I came to Brent for singing lessons having already been singing for over twenty years, but I had so much more potential. Brent has helped me learn how to unlock that potential; to have a fuller sound, more confidence, a stronger and wider range, breath support and even how to make sure you connect with your audience while singing. I feel like Brent offers me a "bigger picture" of singing so that I can understand the "why's" of what we do instead of just what to do.
All the while, the entire process has been encased in an uplifting, positive and fun environment. Even on Brent's worst days, he greets you with a smile and you leave feeling better than when you came in.
But when it comes down to it, Brent has the knowledge and the teaching style necessary to turn anyone into a singer who loves to sing.
· · Energetic and Knowledgeable Teacher
I have had several lessons with Brent Robers and find him to be an energetic and knowledgeable teacher. He has a creative teaching style with a large vocabulary of descriptive pictures to help the student connect with seemingly elusive singing techniques. He is quick to observe what is happening physically while singing. It's nice when he mentions these details which help me recognize what is happening with my voice. Typically he shares a large amount of information. These comments tend to stick with me between lessons and help me through while I try to make changes.
· · Excellent vocal teacher!
Brent is very friendly and personable. He communicates very well, and is very encouraging. I've only had a couple lessons and I already see my improvement. I would definitely encourage anyone to take lessons from Brent.
· · Fun Fun Fun!!!!
I was looking for an instructor that would be pleasant to be around and that would make learning to play fun. Brent is way beyond what I expected. He makes learning very fun and he is just adorable to be around. He is an exceptional instructor with a great voice. I can't wait to be on his level of singing and playing!!!