- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
- July 2009
I have been studying the voice and healthy vocal
methods for over a decade. Previously, I was a Certified Speech Level Singing (SLS) Instructor under Maestro Seth Riggs, and am now currently a Certified Institute for Vocal
Advancement (IVA) Instructor.
I am very passionate about singing and teaching, and have so much fun doing so. As a voice instructor I require of myself to constantly excel and commit to a number of educational
hours and events each year. This process encourages me to be a teacher who is constantly growing and bettering myself for my students. I am passionate about continuously advancing my education by observing Master Teacher's from
around the world instruct both vocal pedagogy and performance development courses.
My devotion is to help each student find confidence, strength, and agility in their own unique voice. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to communicate and connect with people. I am quick to help my students feel at ease
and build their confidence – while also diagnosing the voice and helping the student grow and improve. While being fun-loving and easy-going I also take great pride in helping my students to succeed in every capacity possible.
I have studied with the acclaimed Jeffrey Skouson as both a vocal student and as a teacher. Other Master Teacher's I have at one point studied with, or under, are: Maestro Seth Riggs, Greg Enriquez, Spencer Welch, Linda Tomkinson, Kathy
Kennedy, John Henny, Dave Stroud, Guy Babusek, Stephanie Borm, and more.
I am immensely passionate about teaching and furthering my education and experience, and am completely devoted to continuously educate myself to be a first-class teacher for my students. Come on in and enjoy the fun of singing!
*** Lesson Details ***
While studying voice may have its challenges and frustrations,
it still can be (& should be!) enjoyable and inspiring!
In our lessons you will spend the first half vocalizing and warming up the voice, and then the second half working on repertoire. I will record your vocalices (on a CD or other device) for you to practice with for the week. I am not a genre teacher, but a technique teacher. With whatever genre you wish to sing you can apply the technique. I will work with you on your song to change vowels and notes where needed, and also help you to connect to the story of the song.
I try to make the environment I teach in stress-free and
enjoyable. Before coming to a first lesson a student may feel intimidated or nervous, but please keep in mind that I am not here to judge or tear-down a student... Instead I am here to take them where they are at and help them to improve and grow. I will also never ask you to do something that will harm your voice – your vocal health is my main priority. I stand behind my education and personal experiences, and will only deliver my personal best to you.
As stress-free as my lessons are, there are still a few
expectations. I ask my students to do their own part and practice their vocalices throughout the week. The vocalices are designed to help your voice strengthen and increase in range and skill, therefore by practicing during the week you are helping your voice to continue to grow.
Come willing to learn, have fun, and make some silly noises in the meantime – you will be making some funny sounds, but they are designed to strengthen the vocal cords agility and adduction. In a nutshell, come prepared to sing! What good is a voice lesson without some singing?! Am I right?! :).
Also come prepared knowing you will make mistakes – mistakes are an important part of learning, and the sooner we stop expecting perfection is actually when we start to learn & grow the best. I do not expect perfection, just growth! And most of all, come prepared to have fun and to learn!
*** Studio Equipment ***
In my studio I have a piano to play scales, computer to record lessons and play songs, a sound system for music, a microphone & stage for performances/showcases (which are done at least twice a year), and a waiting area.
My current studio location is at a Theatre Company located in Henderson near 215 & Gibson. Parents are welcome to sit in the lobby or relax in their car as their child has their voice lesson.
*** Specialties ***
I studied the Speech Level Singing (SLS) method for over 8 years, and was a certified teacher in the method for over 2 years. I am currently now a certified teacher with the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). I have requirements within my certifications to test yearly with a Master Teacher to ensure I am teaching healthy & proper technique. I specialize in technique and, regarding genres, I focus mostly on Broadway or Pop. However, through the technique I teach, I can help any genre of singer improve their vocal abilities.
While working at Hollywood Kids Academy (HKA) I taught multiple Glee/Vocal performance group classes as well as private voice lessons. Each "semester" I worked on a handful of group numbers & solo numbers with the students and at the end of the semester we would put on a big show for friends & family to enjoy, but more importantly, for the singer's to showcase their talents & hard work. I loved working here & helping singer's of all ages to develop confidence in their vocal abilities as well as getting them out on stage as much as possible!+ Read More
Britni is fun, energetic, and knows her stuff! Both our kids love to sing with her.
Thank you Britni, we love you!
She coached me in my audition for a professional Las Vegas show. I don't normally consider myself a strong singer, but she was easy to work with. Also I got the part and was with the show for one year.
Britni has a way to help a nervous but aspiring singer feel relaxed. She is a gentle leader. Another thing I appreciate about her is her continuous education. I know my teacher is always trying to be the best version of herself, & if she doesn't have an answer she goes looking for it. She comes highly recommended!+ Read More
Wonderful teacher, wonderful person! Would like to take lessons again if I weren't out of the state! Very kind and complimentary and makes you feel good about your voice even when you're new to singing
Britni is THE BEST! She is so positive and the self esteem and talent of my son improved drastically! He went from never going in front of a crowd to singing in front of hundreds of people without fear! Her positivity and love of her students is second to none! I highly recommend Britni!+ Read More
I've always loved to sing so I thought taking lessons would help build my confidence in singing in front of people. In just a couple of lessons I improved dramatically! I was stunned at how much I could do with practice to improve my voice! Britni is incredibly intuitive in her methods for helping me improve my voice. She easily tweaks my exercises accordingly and explains her methods to me as we exercise. My range has grown as well as my confidence. Britni's passion for singing shows in her teaching and makes excited for our weekly lessons. Britni also teaches my daughter and has helped her with auditions and performances she's had to do for school. She's really brought out my daughter's talent and my daughter enjoys her weekly lessons as well.+ Read More
Britni has given me a few lessons in her home, before I moved away to another state. She is a caring teacher! Not judgmental or laughing EVER if I hit a bad note, so kind and encouraging! She instantly recognized my voice type and my strengths and weaknesses I needed to work on. She is the nicest and she made me feel so comfortable. I so enjoyed her lessons!+ Read More
My daughter loves going to lessons and has learned so much from Britni. She has taught her about using her voice as an instrument, giving her great exercises to strengthen and helps push her a little each week to improve. My daughter feels comfortable and confident and loves how well Britni shows her understanding and encouragement.+ Read More
Britni has been a true professional. My daughter was shy and overly nervous. Britni and I talked about working together and encouraging my daughter as a team. It worked and my daughter loves going to lessons and we've seen much improvement in her voice. singing abilities and over-all confidence. Thank you Britni!+ Read More
Britni is incredibly talented! She is so encouraging and uplifting, but never sugar-coats, which is why I get better. Britni has an absolute passion for what she does, which motivates me to become better and better! I recommend Britni for anyone who wants to improve their vocals!+ Read More