- Teaches students:
- Ages 13+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
A native of San Diego, California, Ebony grew up in a large family where her four siblings, as well as eleven aunts and uncles, all sang. She discovered her own voice at age three when her mother, a gospel singer, encouraged her to sing in front of their church. Ebony accompanied her mother’s gospel group on tours around the country, and was competing in local talent shows by age twelve. At sixteen she performed as a soloist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and won first place in the gospel category at the California Teen Vocalists Competition.
Ebony enrolled as a Music Major at Clark Atlanta University in 1996. She soon won the opportunity to sing for production company Illfunk and later began working with producer Charles Harmon on recording her own material. By 2000 Ebony had a music degree and her own demo album with Harmon, who composed many of the tracks. As her career grew, Ebony performed on the urban variety show, “Showtime in Harlem,” and landed a high-profile gig overseas where she opened for 70’s era disco group, Heatwave. Ebony became a background vocalist in 2004 for Anotha Dais Productions, an Atlanta-based recording studio by artist Jovan Dais.
From 2005 to 2019 Ebony was recruited to the team of vocal coaches at Jan Smith Studios. Ebony rose to the position of Master Vocal Trainer as she helped develop and facilitate training to the oncoming vocal coaches. In 2015 Ebony became very interested in body alignment modalities such as Feldenkrais and Yoga and as a result took a brief sabbatical to Hawaii for 40 days to earn a Yoga Teacher certification. From that point Ebony began incorporating new knowledge of body balance and alignment to create physical exercises to help strengthen the voice and focus the mind for optimal performance.
Ebony continues to pursue her own creative path as a singer, songwriter, and performer as she helps others to do the same.
Ebony has been instrumental in my growth as an artist and person over the last 3+ years of voice lessons. Her positive attitude and commitment to her clients is exemplary—I recommend her highly to any struggling artist trying to find his or her way.
My favorite thing about Ebony is her honesty during our lessons. She is professional yet makes me feel like I can let go of my nerves.She makes lessons fun and I leave each lesson feeling like I learned a lot and I am improving.Her encouraging spirit is very appreciated and I am thankful for finding a vocal coach who is helping me to find my voice.Show More
Vocal Lessons with Ebony has been truly one of my best experiences as a vocalist. The way she connects with you, opens you up, and guide you to deeper aspects of your voice, it is truly incomparable. Because of her vast knowledge and years of experience, she wasted no time finding any issues, problem areas/techniques that I had, and was able to address them swiftly and effectively.
You leave every lesson feeling informed about your internal instrument. She gives you very productive exercises, even nutritional information to help sustain your instrument over time. Whether for a tour, future performances, or just everyday life.
I highly recommend Ebony for any vocalist who is serious about taking their talent to the next level, and who are dedicated to improving their instrument!
- Satisfied Student!