- Teaches students:
- Ages 16+
- Teaching since:
- January 2007
I can teach you how to:
* Sing in contemporary styles -- Pop, R&B, Jazz, Rock, Country, Gospel
* Belt safely
* Control all of your dynamics
* Shade your voice with different colors and textures
* Sing with a clear sound
* Increase your FULL VOICE range
* Develop your falsetto
* Develop consistency and stamina
* Eliminate vocal strain
* Improve your intonation
* Do licks and runs
Who am I?
My name is Marnell Sample. I've been teaching singers in contemporary styles of music for 10 years. I have a no nonsense approach that is thorough, effective, and applies directly to the music you want to sing!
No more singing boring classical songs.
No more doing scales for months on end.
No more singing music you're not interested in.
I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO SOUND LIKE A CONTEMPORARY SINGER, NOT A CLASSICAL SINGER!
I get straight down to business from the moment we begin talking, and hone in your YOUR specific problems and what we need to do to move you from point A to point B in the least amount of time.
I have had extensive experience in Speech Level Singing (SLS), having received over 400 hours of teacher training from voice teacher Badiene Magaziner. I am also well versed in many of the contemporary methods such as Singing Success (SS), Complete Vocal Technique (CVT), and Jaime Vendera's Isolation Method in addition to traditional Bel Canto techniques.
I understand the anatomy and physiology of the voice and how it relates to the sounds you want to make as an artist thanks to a Bachelor's in Communication Sciences and Disorders (the field of speech pathology). I creatively use all of this knowledge and experience to help you find the shortest route possible to your goal.
Be sure to check out the examples of the technique applied in the videos below. For more examples, visit Vocal Liberation.
About Online Voice Lessons
I teach voice lessons via Skype. All you need is a simple mic (nothing fancy necessary), a webcam, a broadband internet connection, and a free Skype account.
ALL LESSONS ARE FOR ONE HOUR.
Lessons can be recorded using software available on Skype so that you can go back and review all of the topics we cover in the lesson at your convenience. You can use Pamela for Skype (Professional Edition) if you are on a PC, or ECamm Call Recorder if you're on a Mac. Alternatively, I can record the call for you.
For more information on how online singing lessons work, look at my video below.
Look at video testimonials from students below. There are more on the lessons page of Vocal Liberation.
Want to hear me sing?
I have a cover of Kenny Lattimore's "For You", Stevie Wonder's "You and I", and Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" below. There are many more on my YouTube page.
Why are your lessons so expensive?
I can get you from where you are to where you want to be faster than anyone else and in a more STABLE way than anyone else. The results you gain with me will not be hit or miss. They will not be something you can only do with a stroke of luck. They will be repeatable for you and you will understand how to do it. There will be no mystery or guess work.
If you have questions about anything, feel free to message me.
A web site devoted to helping singers learn the finer aspects of vocal technique. There are many articles and videos on the site covering diverse aspects of vocal technique.