Jerry Martin
Maryville, TN
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Jerry Martin

Jerry M.

Maryville, TN
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My mission is to help talented students harness their dedication to the performing arts and become successful artists, filled with the courage and passion needed to reach within themselves to affect and move audiences with the gift they’ve been blessed with. Students learn how the MIND, the BODY, and the VOICE work together seamlessly to have a more well-rounded voice. No matter what level you are at, I will help you reach your goals. You will be singing like a Pro with the methods I teach and have fun doing it!

I also work with students who are interested in singing shows like America's Got Talent, The Voice, and American Idol.

Together we can do amazing things! Let's get started today!

About Jerry M.

Hi! I'm Jerry, a professional singer, songwriter, and vocal coach located in Maryville, Tennessee. I've been performing professionally for over 27 years as a touring/recording artist. My passion is teaching and sharing my wealth of knowledge I have obtained throughout my career. I know what it takes to be successful and to have a fulfilling life and career as an entertainer. I can help you get there too! I work with soloists, bands, theatrical performers, singer/songwriters, and help prepare singers for American Idol, The Voice, America's Got Talent, etc. If you have a dream, I will help you get there!

I teach how the Mind, Body, and the Voice work together to give you the voice you are destined to have. The methods I teach are specifically designed to build your voice the right way to give you vocal freedom. Here is what you will learn and master with the methods I teach.

My Lesson Details:
My students gain expertise in the following techniques:

The Mind
*Focusing the Mind
*Controlled Breathing

The Body
*Destressing the Body and releasing tension

The Voice
*Proper Warm-ups
*Vocal Placements
*Chest/Head/Falsetto
*Vocal Strength Building
*Vocal Power and Resonance
*Precise Pitch
*Diction
*Vocal Tone
*Connecting the tones
*Erasing vocal breaks
*High Notes and the Mixed Voice
*Advance Vocal Strengthening
*Advanced Vocal Agility
*Vibrato
*Vowel Shaping
*Vocal Health
*Harmony

These methods have sustained my singing career for over 27 years and it will give you the longevity you need to protect your voice and keep you singing for as long as you desire.

I also teach:

Artist Development
*Branding
*Appearance
*Social Media Marketing
*Email Marketing
*Building Your Fanbase
*Content Creation
*Recording Preparation
*Gig Preparation
*Song-writing
*Protecting your songs
*Streaming Platforms
*Interview Preparation
*Tour Preparation

Performance Coaching
*The Set-Up
*The Tear Down
*The Set List
*Performance
*Running Lines
*Dramatic Expression
*Rehearsal of scenes/songs
*Audition Preparation
*Conquering Stage Fright
*Building Confidence

There is so much more that I will teach you and I can't wait for you to get started with me!

Here is a few more in-depth descriptions on the ways and programs I teach my students.

ONLINE
I love coaching students online all around the globe in every area of the music industry. You don’t have to come to my professional studio in Tennessee – and you don’t even need to live in the United States! You can get the best training, and singing tips when you welcome us into your home through your computer screen.

I work with free and easy tools for students to access and receive online voice lessons. Even many students who live close enough to drive to my professional recording studio opt for virtual singing lessons because of the convenience factor paired with the high-quality lessons we provide.

IN-PERSON
There are a lot of different vocal coaches and methodologies out there, and I know this. I am very protective of any student that comes through my door in person or online. I know how vulnerable a feeling it is to entrust your voice to someone else. I carefully design my coaching based on a multitude of factors in my students'. I have a heart for other singers and I look for qualities in my students like charisma, work ethic, drive, passion, the ability to easily understand the methods being taught, creative prowess, diversity, and undeniable passion for music which are just a few.

No matter if you are a beginner or have ever been told you can't sing, I'm here to tell you that it is not true! Every great singer started somewhere. They weren't just born with a "golden voice". They may have had some God-given talent at the start BUT... they still had to hone and craft their skills to get better and that is where a great vocal coach comes in. Trust me, every professional singer who is on top of their game still takes vocal lessons. It's a MUST! Why? Because no matter how talented they might be, there will be some issues that can arise and a vocal coach is what you need to get you through them and correct anything that may be going wrong with your voice.

If you want to take your talent from the ground level and build it into something you can be proud to share, if you are already singing here and there but you want to get serious about your vocal career, if you are booking shows already but want to be sure you will still have a voice in 10 years…welcome to my studio!

You’re home now.

RECORDING STUDIO PROGRAM
This program will teach you how to record just like a professional recording artist. I take you from the beginning stages of the recording process, picking the song, proper breathing, placements, song style. diction, mixing, tuning, and so much more that is applied in the methods taught.

Students who have social media accounts can also share their work within their own social media. This is a great program that no other vocal coaching program offers. I show the student exactly how their voice is responding to the song they are performing and recording. I pinpoint any issues that need to be resolved and fix them on the spot by showing the student proper placements of notes they are singing, where to breathe, the enunciation of the lyrics being sung, plus stylistically and artistically how to capture the essence of the song through a command performance each and every time.

This program will not only help shape a singer's career but give them the "Jump Start" they need to be able to handle any studio recording situation. This is one of the most popular programs that I offer and it is recommended that you go through our Online or Private lessons first before starting at this level.

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
The first order of business in Artist Development is the music itself. Good songs are not good enough when you are preparing to market your music. People only respond to what they feel are great songs Your songs must have some commercial appeal, if only to a certain music niche. (Folk, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, New Age, Jazz, Blues, etc.) Finding that niche, and learning how to manage its growth is essential to becoming a successful act.

Artist Development is also about protecting the great songs by registering them with the copyright office. Songwriters and music publishing companies need to affiliate with the Performance Rights Associations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC) as well so that if and when those songs are played by the broadcasting industry, or in certain public places, they will receive proper payment for the uses of those songs. This can sometimes be a confusing and frustrating task. I will walk you through this and other processes to streamline and clarify the necessary steps that need to be taken to get it done right the first time.

One of the most delicate issues involved with Artist Development is the matter of creating and consistently maintaining a clear and honest image. What people hear in your music must be seen in how your dress on-stage, and can help or hurt you when you create promotional materials and artwork for your CDs, etc. As your coach I will help weave a thread of consistency with your chosen image throughout your website, social media, and all other aspects of music marketing.

Artist Development as you can see is a combination of creative and business issues that must be dealt with to make your music, and the business surrounding your music, run smoothly. Let me help you create a clear and straight path forward so that you and your music can saturate the market as soon and as effectively as possible.

PERFORMANCE COACHING
Wow! You did it!
You landed the role, you got the callback, you booked the gig, you’re on the show!
Now, how do you leave your audience, casting director or producer spellbound not just by your voice…but by your performance as a whole?

Two words: Performance Coaching!

This is the secret sauce that keeps everyone coming back for more, that all elusive “it” factor you see oozing out of your favorite performers when they take to the stage. What you don’t know is that it can be taught, and you can have it too! Performance coaching takes the capabilities you have and teaches you how to capitalize on them in real-time during any performance.

My performers are put through their paces in every session, making sure our singers can work the stage and even dance while singing, engage the audience by creating memorable moments, properly express through facial expressions, hand and body gestures, conversing with the audience, wardrobe, and much more. We also teach our singers how to be a flexible performer. Without a doubt, unplanned things can happen when on any stage and we ensure vocalists are prepared to go on with the show regardless of anything unexpected that may come their way. Success in the music business is all about standing out consistently.

Having a healthy outlook and the right mindset is a great starting point for any performer no matter if you are a singer, musician, or in a theatrical production. You must be confident in your skills, focused on the task at hand, and rely on your training. Most of all have FUN!

+++++ Studio Equipment and Gear+++++

For Online and In-Person lessons, I use:
Logitech WebCam
Dropbox
Google Drive
Protools DAW
On-site Professional Vocal Booth
KRK Rockit Monitors
Mackie Thump Live Sound System
Mackie Mixer
Blue Babybottle microphone
Blue Spark Microphone
Shure 55 Microphone
Various other Microphones
On-site Keyboard
On-site Synth

Whether you are learning through the RSE program or practicing your material live, I have you covered.

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Robyn
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We are extremely happy to have found Jerry as a vocal coach for my daughter. It was hard to find someone to fit her needs to not only be able to help her develop her vocals but in addition teach her the recording side of the industry. Also, it has been great for Ashley to have someone that lets her pursue the type of music that she loves all while improving her technique. His techniques are focused on strengthening the body and staying healthy to support your vocals. He is very dedicated to his students needs and is always willing to give his time and attention to them. We very much recommend Jerry has a vocal instructor/coach. Thank you Jerry!

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Kaylie
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I have learned so much and honestly it is just such a fun experience and it has helped me grow in my singing career.

Posted Jul 3, 2020
Angela
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My daughter has been taking singing and vocal training lessons from Jerry for about 8 months now. We can't say enough positive things about Jerry. Not only is he down to earth and personable, but a wonderful coach. Kaylie mostly enjoys recording cover songs for her YouTube Channel. Jerry has helped her discover her range and holding those difficult notes longer among other things, like confidence. We love Jerry!

Posted Jul 3, 2020
Madison
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Jerry’s Sing Smarter Sing Longer vocal coaching has amazed me with the different ways you can train your voice! Jerry teaches how the mind, the body, and the voice work together and how it is much more than just your voice. My vocal range and confidence in myself has really grown thanks to Jerry. If you are a singer or want to become a singer then recommend Jerry’s program 100%.

Posted Jul 3, 2020
Reney
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I have been through Jerry's course Sing Smarter Sing Longer and certainly never had any vocal coaching before. I was amazed at the different excercises that you could do to combat any issues that you have and how the mind, the body, and the voice come into play together. The course is very simple with Jerry in videos giving full details of each exercise and of course having the convenience of doing this course online at your own pace and lifetime access to it is awesome. Plus Jerry will answer any questions you may have along the way. I love being here and so will you.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Gavin
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Jerry's Vocal Academy is great for anyone wanting to improve their singing no matter the skill level. His courses take you through the fundamentals of singing as well as the more advanced areas. I've been taking lessons with Jerry for only a few months and have already noticed a difference in my singing. Jerry not only provides knowledge about singing, but also about live sound and music production. If you are looking to go far with music Jerry's courses are the way to go.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Aaron
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During this forced time off from touring, I decided I wasn't going to just sit around and get vocally out of shape, but also wanted to learn how to get better pitch and tone quality. I happened to see a post about MVA and sent in for a free vocal assessment right away. I've only been taking lessons for a couple of months and already noticed a big difference when I finally got back on the road. Jerry has a wealth of knowledge and knows how to help you find vocal power and control you didn't know you had!

If you are a singer or want to learn how, I highly recommend going through the program, if not signing up for private lessons. You won't regret it!

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Mark
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Jerry is a experienced voice teacher that knows the method to the madness of singing. If you’re having difficulty with your singing (mental, physical, or technical), he can teach you the right technique to make you a more relaxed and confident singer.

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Casey
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This course has been and still is such a great help for improving vocals! Through Jerry’s trainings I have learned so much and continue to learn something new about my vocal strengths through this course. I love being able to go back and watch videos because this definitely helps when I’m struggling with an issue. I strongly recommend this course to anyone that is FOR REAL wanting to improve their vocal abilities

Posted Jul 1, 2020
JC
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Jerry is quite possibly the most talented singer I have ever heard! He is an amazing singer but even moreso, he is an amazing teacher! When I started taking lessons from Jerry I was still a bass singer that had moved up in my quartet to singing baritone. I did not have the range needed to do what I felt I needed to make my quartet a great baritone singer! With Jerry's help, I have expanded my range and my tone is much cleaner and brighter as well! Jerry will tell you that you can always learn more and I strive to do so! I will continue to use the techniques that he has taught me for as long as I have a voice! Thanks so much, Coach!

Posted Jul 1, 2020

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Experience

Vocal Coach
Apr 2015 - Present

Private studio

I teach local and worldwide students Vocal Lessons, Artists Development, and Performance Coaching.

Recording Artist
Jan 2011 - Present

Dollywood

Perform for over 1 million people per year. 4 shows per day, 5 days a week.

Owner/Engineer/Producer/Arranger
Mar 2010 - Present

Private company

My company provides an affordable recording studio that utilizes both cutting edge digital equipment and programs. Based out of East Tennessee, the studio specializes in vocal recording and was created as an alternative to the more expensive recording studios for those who are on a lower budget but get the same quality you would want out of the bigger, more expensive studios. We specialize in Vocal Recording, Mixing, and Mastering, Audio Editing, as well as record Demos for writers. We also offer Voice Over recording as well.

Education

Studied Under Aaron Anastasi
Feb 2019 - Oct 2019

Superior Singing Method

Studied under Vocal Coach Eric Arceneaux
Apr 2017 - Dec 2018

AApproach

Studied under Claire Burgrund
Jan 1997 - Nov 2002

Claire Burgrand

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Studied Under Aaron Anastasi
Feb 2019

Superior Singing Method

Aaron is a world-renowned vocal coach
AAproach Certification
Apr 2018

Eric Arceneaux

Certification of the AAproach Methods taught within this field of study.

Awards

Ambassador of Goodwill
Mar 2001

State of North Carolina

Hall of Fame Inductee
Sep 2000

GMA

Affiliations

ASCAP
Dec 2010
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
BMI
Dec 2010
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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