I am a professional vocalist with a broad range of experience. With a Bachelor of Music (Musical Theater) from Belmont University I am more than qualified to teach with a well supported vocal foundation.
As a true lover of music and arts, I encourage my students to sing as much as possible! My confident and exciting approach to singing brings out the best in my students, which translates beautifully to real life situations.
*** Lesson Details ***
Each person is different in nature and each performer has a personal style and goal. My goal is to get to know what kind of voice and style each student desires, and base the curriculum off of that knowledge.
A basic lesson looks like this:
5 minutes of breathing exercises
10-25 minutes of vocal technique exercises (e.g. scales)
15-30 minutes of repertoire (song) work (practical application of exercises)
The time and efforts put in to voice lessons depends on the student's desire to learn and accomplish goals. There will be recitals for those students who are ready and wish to participate, or can be a goal to work toward for students who don't yet feel comfortable singing in front of an audience.
A beginner, within 12 lessons, will be able to successfully and proficiently sing through at least two songs of their choice, and will have a deeper understanding of his/her voice and music.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room studio, piano, room for parents
*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have a piano or keyboard, and must buy the music (through me or on their own) that they wish to keep.
There is no equipment, aside from the books I bring in and take home, that I will provide.
*** Specialties ***
I am a very well rounded singer and teacher. My training started in classical voice, before I moved on to jazz, pop and musical theater styles, and I teach all styles.
The basics of singing are the same for all genres of music. Scales and exercises and proper breath support, along with a basic knowledge of music theory, are essential in becoming an accomplished singer. I can help you!
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· · Marissa is a very good teacher and a very nice person. What a great voice she has. I am very happy with her.