- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 11+
- Teaching since:
- July 1996
I graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA with a BA in Music Education, voice principal. During my years in public schools I taught a variety of age ranges and subjects including kindergarten general music, beginning band, high school chorus, and remedial middle school English and language arts. I have professional Yoga training and enjoy incorporating aspects of that when tutoring adult, middle school, high school, and elementary students. I also uses Yoga, brain respiration and other healing techniques in my lessons as needed.
I was a member of The William Baker Festival Singers and Summer Singers since 2003 before becoming Media Relation Coordinator in 2006 and Assistant to the Music Director in 2008 and left the group in July of 2009 to pursue other musical ventures.
Every student has a potential for greatness no matter what their strengths and weaknesses are. No matter your age or ability level I will help you set your goals and reach them. All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs. I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently.
*** Lesson Details ***
Your lesson is customized to meet your individual needs.All students should want to learn. I expect my students to be prepared and have an open mind. Learning to sing is a process. I focus on building technique and a strong musical foundation and customize my lessons for every student and individual needs.I use breathing techniques and exercises that are challenging and work toward quick and accurate results. I implement a variety of exercises to improve pitch, intonation, placement, strength, and endurance. My main goal in teaching is to encourage each student to get to know their vocal strengths and weaknesses while using all their skills to their advantage producing their best sound consistently. It is a slow building process but a student should always be happy with what they do every day but never be satisfied and know that what they do today will be ever better tomorrow. We all grow and learn together and improve every time we try. I expect my students to do the best they can, practice regularly, be on time and have patience. I am excited about music and know it is also important to have fun and enjoy the process. So lets make some goals and get started!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with keyboard, stereo system with iPod connection, CD player and computer, futon sofa, large mirror.
*** Specialties ***
I teach a wide variety of styles and specialize in audition and performance preparation. I do vocal coaching as well as voice lessons. I teach, Pop, R&B, Country, Musical theater, classical, folk, choral music, praise band and others. I also work with music in different languages such as Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, German and of course English.
Vocal instructor, voice coach, audition prep for a wide variety of students and styles including but not limited to classical, pop, folk, and musical theater.
I am a professional musician with a background in music education language arts, and yoga. I provide voice lessons and some vocal coaching to all ages, teach children's general music, and work with students in a variety of age ranges and skill levels. I offer individual one on one lessons as well as small groups. Ages range from toddler to adult. I started my own voice lesson and vocal coaching company to focus on teaching.+ Read More
Early childhood movement and development classes designed for interaction with babies, children, and parents. Parent participation is key! To promote a child's music development, parents need to enthusiastically model singing and dancing, and to interact musically with their child.+ Read More
Choral Director- Responsible for the daily implementation of planned choral music instruction, performances, and fundraising.
Laurelanne is one of the best vocalists, coaches and teachers I've ever met. Not only is she encouraging, personal and educational, she's challenging, engaging and patient. I have been taking lessons for a couple of months and I've already seen leaps in my extending of range and fixing my pitch. She knows exactly what she's doing as a teacher and coach and she'll bring your confidence out. I honestly can't say enough great things about her and her way of getting her students farther than they thought they could go. You're the best, Laurelanne and I plan on being one of your long time students!+ Read More
My first lesson was already the best singing lesson I've ever had. Laurelanne is not only patient, encouraging and challenging, she's sweet, nurturing and fun. Her relaxed style is welcomed and her wide range of technique and expertise is appreciated. She motivates me to continue on my path to not just ding, but be a singer. I can't wait for the rest of the lessons and results.+ Read More
Laurelanne is so great and helpful. DEFINITELY recommend her! I have learned so much just in three weeks!
Laurelanne is doing a fantastic job with my daughter's college audition prep! She is really helping her polish her vocal preparation and audition skills. My daughter is very happy with everything Laurelanne has helped her with so far. I have no doubt that she will be more than ready for her auditions. Very happy to have found such a highly qualified instructor in our area.+ Read More
I am really enjoying my lessons . Laurelanne is patient and knows how to motivate me ! I am excited to continue my lessons.
Very patient, full of experiences and very professional. I like her lesson a lot.
I really enjoyed working with Laurelanne during our first session. She tailored the lesson to what I needed very well. And I feel we are definitely on our way to accomplishing our objectives and getting what I want out of the lessons.
Laurels be has helped my daughter gain confidence and has taught her a lot in a short amount of time.
Helped me figure out how to pick out harmonies and control my breathing, but spent a lot of time talking about unrelated things.
Laurelanne has been very helpful in pushing me to reach my goals. In just 3 lessons, I was able to learn so much about singing properly. I highly recommend taking lessons from Laurelanne, she is a very good vocal instructor.
Very personable and professional, in a friendly atmosphere.
Laurelanne is a fantastic teacher! She is great with all ages and has done so much to help make me a better musician and singer. She is concise and thorough with her explanations, not to mention great at identifying a singer's strengths and weaknesses. Overall, she is just a genuinely great person and is always encouraging. She is the perfect teacher for me, and I'm sure she would be for you too!+ Read More
Laurelanne is great. Very personable and patient. She teaches the right technique and posture and builds from the ground up.
Laurelanne is a great voice instructor. She rich with experience and knowledge of her craft. You would benefit greatly from her expertise!
I have been taking lessons for a few months now and am very happy. It is like she has an x-ray machine right there and can see everything that is going on with my voice and she has the experience and expertise to make improvements. Every lesson I can feel improvement from the last. She is well worth the investment...and she's fun!!+ Read More
My 9 year old granddaughter has enjoyed her first 2 Voice Lessons! Laurelanne, you've done a great job of making her feel comfortable and to feel that she can one day be good at the singing she loves so much! Thank you!
Wonderful instructor! And she is flexible with scheduling.
Haley really enjoyed her first lesson!
Laurelanne made me feel so comfortable on my first singing lesson. No one ever feels comfortable singing for the first time in front of someone else and she did it! I was taught breathing techniques and I really hope to eventually sing at a festival in a year when I become really good. She's definitely the person to go to if you want to learn to sing!!+ Read More
Great instructor, I learned a lot in a short period. The exercises where fun and I became more aware of my speaking strengths and weaknesses. I would definitely recommend Laurelanne!
I looked forward to having class with Laurelanne each week. The lessons were fun and informative. The classes not only improved my voice, but improved my breathing, posture and boosted my confidence, as well. Excellent teacher!
Taught me techniques to preserve my voice
I'm a rock singer and prone to scream sometimes. As I've gotten older, I've noticed my voice wears out a lot quicker than it used to. After taking lessons with Laurelanne, she found I never learned proper technique when singing in this style. She showed me how to make adjustments and I've seen a lot of improvement with how long I can sing in my style.
Laurelanne is a wonderful teacher.
Laurelanne is an amazing teacher. She inspires you to become great by her words of encouragement.
She has a fabulous voice and teaches you to develop your voice to a whole new level.
I highly recommend Laurelanne for new students.