Hello, my name is Beth S. I am a professional Singer/Actress/Entertainer with 20 years of hands on experience.
Most importantly, I am one of the last proteges of the late great world renown vocal coach, Judy Davis. I have developed an exciting curriculum based on my 4 yrs. with my beloved friend and mentor Judy Davis, (cut & paste into your browser "Judy Davis/Vocal Coach to the Stars" for more information) and now I want to share them with you. These lessons really work! I will teach you what she taught me and many legends of our time, such as Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. These lessons are not your average singing lessons and I am not your average singing teacher. I paid a fortune for these lessons and now I want to share her work with you.
But wait, there's so much more! Being a great singer isn't just a great voice, it's being able to entertain! It's being able to deliver a song so that your audience never forgets you! It's stage presences, showmanship, musicianship, it takes personality, charm and pizzazz! I will teach you these things and much more. I will teach you vocal techniques, breath control, stage presents, and showmanship so that you truly entertain your audience. I will teach you how to write your own songs, speaking techniques and audition tips so you get the roles and jobs you seek. So, if you dream of being a professional singer or just sound like one, then this is a fun and exciting studio for you!
For you who aspire to sing professionally, there's so much more to learn besides how to sing.......The business aspect of the music industry is a real business and you'll need business "savvy."
I will teach you how to market yourself, how to network, put your promo pack together (demo, bio, head shots etc...) I'll teach you how to get paid gigs, studio work, and how to manage your career. I'm not only a teacher, I am a professional singer/actress and songwriter with many years of experience. I have played with top notch musicians, done hundreds of shows, venues, concerts, live theater and radio. So if you want to become a professional singer/entertainer then these are the lessons for you!
*** Lesson Details ***
I am a patient and easy going vocal teacher who enjoys teaching, supporting, inspiring and empowering my students. I have worked with students of all ages from 5 to 60 and believe it's never too soon or too late to learn. I love what I do and am very passionate about music. On your first lesson I will teach you a breathing technique that will improve your singing within the first week, you will also leave my studio knowing your vocal range, and 2 very important vocal exercises that will strengthen your vocal cords in a safe and healthy manner. There is an infinite variety of musical styles and repertoire for you to explore and I will guide your tour.
In the following lessons you will learn the importance of singing on pitch, phonics, phrasing, diction, timing, tempo,and rhythm. You'll learn techniques that will improve your vocal range so you can hit high notes with ease! You'll learn how to deliver a song, and connect with your audience so that never forget your name.
Learn how to read key signatures, transcribe music into your key and sub-plot your songs so you never forget them. You'll learn stage presence, showmanship, musicianship and how to work your microphone and set up your own equipment.
Stars the limit! If you dream of becoming a professional singer, rapper, entertainer or professional speaker, I will do everything in my power to teach you what you need to know to succeed. I can guarantee you that your vocal skills and stage presence will improve 100% within the first 3 months providing you do the work! In time you'll be ready to audition for shows like American Idol, musical theater, performing arts schools, choirs, speaking engagements or just sing for family and friends with confidence!
All's you have to do is believe... (and do the work!) :)
*** Studio Equipment ***
Bright, airy, well lit music studio with upright piano, music stand, microphones, top of the line PA equipment, comfortable chairs, couches, and environment. Student also have their own private bathroom.
Everything a student needs to succeed. Parents/guardians are always welcome to sit in on lessons.
I have over 20 years of hands on experience as a professional singer/entertainer. I have been the leader of my own band, have had my own original songs played on radio and have been the lead singer for a 10 piece salsa band for the last 5 years.i have had the pleasure of singing on television, festivals, concerts, sung for senators, mayors, put on benefits for such causes as a Cancer & Lymphoma Foundations, AIDS Foundation, Hope for Haiti benefit concert, Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert, Missing & Exploited Children Concerts, International Film Festival and many other worth while benefits and shows.
I am a certified singing teacher and member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing.
I am also a certified youth counselor, domestic violence counselor and specialize in drug and alcohol counseling.