Melanie Aulich

Melanie A.

19 Reviews
Nashville, TN

About Melanie A.

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Melanie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 2007
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I have been giving voice lessons for the last 8 years. I have taught from elementary school students to adults, new/fresh beginners to intermediate. I am a great encourager and am eager to see you grow in your talents and abilities. I have been singing in church choirs and receiving private voice lessons since I was 6 yrs. old. With a BA in Music, I graduated from William Jessup University, emphasis in voice. From there I went on to teach at a Music Academy and then a music focused college known as "Instituto Canzion". I have received additional instruction from classes and private lessons at Musician's Institute located in Hollywood, CA and continue to gain teaching techniques from their professors. One of my main goals as a teacher is to make sure you are constantly growing and being challenged. As a teacher I hope to provide specifically for each students need. I have experience with instructing for pop, rock, indie, country, musical theater, and contemporary christian genres. I have worked with choir pieces as well as solos and duets, and have spent some time in recording studios, Coaching vocalists as well as doing some recording of my own. My desire is that every student would feel comfortable sing/performing
in front of an audience while having fun, because that's what it's
about, after all, that feeling of accomplishment after you've worked so
hard. So let me help you to feel confident while performing and have a great time!


*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is somewhat laid back. I always tell my students, "You will get out of these lessons only as much as you are willing to put in." I can be strict if that helps a student, but I try to work with each individual at a pace that works best for them. I do challenge my students to reach and push themselves to what I know they are capable of. One of the first things I will do in a lesson is to set a personal goal with the student. This helps to have something to work towards. In lessons I will focus on areas like correct breathing, posture, relaxing tension, vowels, pitch, pronunciation, performance, and others. These are some of the areas that should definitely show noticeable improvement after 3-6 months. Other things like vocal physiology and ear training will be implemented as well as some sight reading. In the end it's really all about what you want to learn. I don't claim to know it all, but I am a life long learner and am continuing to better myself through further education.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, Mirror, Recorder, Music stand. The student needs to provide their own flash drive to download lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard and a recorder, but I need to be informed as to whether I need these items or not. The student needs to provide his or her own flash drive to download lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I mainly teach Pop, Country-pop, pop-rock, Musical theater, Christian and contemporary genres.

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Experience

Vocal Instructor Feb 2009 - Jun 2009
Canzion Instituto

• Organize and teach vocal exercises and performance skills
• Provide opportunities to display growth/ability in a safe/positive setting
• Educate students in all areas of voice

Education

Vocal Performance Sep 2009 - Apr 2010
Musician's Institute
Bachelor's Degree in Music/Worship, Bible/Theology Aug 2003 - Jun 2008
William Jessup University

Languages Spoken

Spanish Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CBEST - Passed Dec 2008
California Board of Education

California Basic Educational Skills Test for standard reading, writing, and mathematics.

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19 Reviews on Melanie A.

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Shane S. Mar 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Melanie is awesome! I need so much help with singing and she's great at explaining how to fix whatever is necessary to get the best sound.
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Bretta B. Dec 7, 2013
Singing
The coolest teacher evs.

She's my favorite teacher ever! She's so cool. I can talk to her about anything and I learn so much at every lesson.
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Michel B. Dec 7, 2013
Singing
Excellent choice

I have greatly enjoyed Melanie's investment with my child. She has loved taking lessons as well as learning the art of singing and songwriting. She has helped my daughter to grow greatly and I am so happy that we have found her! I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Jewel H. Nov 7, 2013
Singing
Lesson Tailored to my Goals

Melanie did a phenomenal job of giving me tailored instruction to where I wanted to go with my voice. The tools she gave me in our lessons have helped me produce the strength I'm looking for in my unique sound. And I love her bright and joyful attitude as she teaches. Such a great experience!
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Sydney G. Nov 5, 2013
Singing
She is awesome!

She has a great personality! I LOVE her. She makes it so fun To learn and she will help in any way she can. She will not only be your teacher,but she will be your friend as well. She has the biggest heart and I couldn't have asked for a better person to be teaching. She is AWESOME!!! She is the best mentor ever!
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janice M. Nov 2, 2013
Singing
Melanie is Awesome!

I have not been singing in awhile, but just a few lessons with Melanie and I can't wait to sing. Since working with Melanie, my voice has developed a better tone and strength. I feel much more confident in my ability. Melanie focuses on exactly what my voice needs to develop into a much more professional sound. I look forward to my next lesson and know something tremendous will come out of it.
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Gavin T. Oct 31, 2013
Singing
Melanie is an awesome teacher!

I had the pleasure of learning from Melanie when she directed and taught a small performance group. When the group had to learn many difficult parts and songs, Melanie always was extremely patient with us and really took her time to explain the "why" behind her direction. She is an excellent, technically strong singer and an excellent communicator. She makes sure you understand what you are doing with your voice which is so important! She definitely brought out the best in the performance group!
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Emily E. Oct 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Melanie was a great teacher and lots of fun!

Melanie was able to communicate wonderfully with my teenagers. She was able to talk to them on their level.

She made practices fun and provided them with a wonderful
opportunity to perform on a stage with live musicians, photographers and the whole nine yards. Way cool!
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Christina F. Oct 30, 2013
Singing
Melanie helping reach their potential!

Melanie is a professional and wants to share her knowledge with all who will want to receive it. She is professional, brings excellence and teaches you in away you want to learn more and be a better student! Thank you Melanie!!!!
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sonal L. Oct 30, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Amazing!

Melanie is the best vocal teacher I've ever met! She's really helpful, but makes me feel super comfortable at the same time. I never feel super awkward while performing for her. I've learned so much in a few months. Absolutely amazing teacher!