- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The vocal folds are the core of the sound, and must be given the utmost care and consideration. Proper hydration is essential. They are also muscles, that need strengthening exercises and time for them to change. This will improve your vocal endurance and range. As a highly trained voice teacher, I can hear if the vocal folds are behaving in a healthy and efficient manner. It is essential that your teacher understand how to care for these delicate components of the human voice.
Vocal resonance is how opera singers are heard without amplification. It can be enhanced through awareness and coordination of the various portions of the vocal tract. There are two main components that help magnify the sound. The pharynx, also known as the throat, and the soft palate. Having an open throat and lift soft palate not only help your boost the harmonic spectrum of you voice, but also prevents you from pushing or over-singing.
The articulators, the lips and tongue, must be trained independently through exercises that coordinate awareness and motor skill.
The most important part of the voice is emotion. Anyone can sing words, but if you don't know what they mean or how to express them they become nothing but white noise.
Selecting the perfect songs for your age, voice type, skill level, and interest is really important. It is important to find music that you love to sing.
I am proficient in teaching diction for Italian, French, German, Latin, and Russian.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+
- Teaching since:
- November 2012
I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective and way to express their feelings through music. I help my students embrace their artistry while learning. I have extensive training in music and vocal pedagogy that gives me the ability to teach both voice and piano. I hold a Masters in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of North Texas.
Whether you want to have more confidence singing karaoke or play Beethoven. I can help you reach those goals. We will build a repertoire that is appropriate for your age and ability. Over time you will gain greater control, endurance, and confidence.
*The vocal folds are the core of the sound, and must be given the utmost care and consideration. Proper hydration is essential. They are also muscles that need strengthening exercises and time for them to change. This will improve your vocal endurance and range. As a highly trained voice teacher, I can hear if the vocal folds are behaving in a healthy and efficient manner. It is essential that your teacher understand how to care for these delicate components of the human voice.
* Vocal resonance is how opera singers are heard without amplification. It can be enhanced through awareness and coordination of the various portions of the vocal tract. Using this natural resonance will make singing in any style more comfortable.
*The most important part of the singing is emotion. Anyone can sing words, but if you don't know what they mean or how to express them they become nothing but white noise.
*Selecting the perfect songs for your age, voice type, skill level, and interest is really important. I will help guide you in finding the right choices for you.
*Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical.
*Building hand coordination is essential to playing piano. A variety of agility and strengthening exercises will help you gain greater control and comfort in playing.
*Articulation and phrasing is how pianists convey emotion. By Understanding the different colors available, a performer can create a dynamic and moving experience.
*Selecting songs for your skill level and interest is important. Playing music you love will make your experience more enjoyable.
Even with a bit of technical difficulties it was a good lesson. We are enjoying working with Ms. Rachelle
Racheal was very nice. Knowledgeable and got to business right away. Really knew how to discover the students prior knowledge and where to begin!
Rachelle has been absolutely wonderful for my daughter as she's prepared for her college vocal audition. Within the small town she lives in, my daughter didn't have access to quality vocal instruction, so finding Rachelle was such a blessing. I was very skeptical at the thought of online lessons, but the quality of instruction and convenience is great. I had a good experience with customer service from takelessons.com too - I had an issue with receiving emails (on my end, not theirs) so I reached out to them to switch to a different email which they did immediately, and then they called me back to confirm I'd received everything I needed.+ Read More
Rachelle is a superb teacher! I am thrilled with her knowledge, style and ability to help me in ways I've never been shown or considered.
All I can say is wow.
Practical, able to respond to learning styles and abilities individually, there's no one size fits all for her. It's all about what you want to learn in the most effective way based on where you are right now.
I also sing, so she is helping me raise my game playing piano and singing.
I'm genuinely thrilled to have found her, I can see us working together for a very long time.
I really enjoyed my first lesson and found it very helpful! I am looking forward to the upcoming lessons.
She was awesome!
She’s a good teacher. My voice had improved a lot, and I feel really comfortable learning with her. Also, I love cat ❤️
I found Rachelle to be very knowledgeable and was able to gage my voice almost immediately. She explains techniques in a very understandable way and makes it quite easy to understand. I will definitely be continuing my lessons with Rachelle and I highly recommend her.+ Read More
I have really enjoyed lessons with Rachelle. She had been so great not only helping me re-learn piano technique again, but also explaining music theory & even some music history which are my goals!!
A wonderful experience and I received so much good instruction!
Rachelle really is the best! She is extremely patient and knowledgeable about music and the voice. She works hard to make me feel comfortable while still challenging me in new ways. I so look forward to our lessons every week! If you're looking for an amazing classical voice teacher, Rachelle's my recommendation! :-)+ Read More
I had my first lesson with rachelle and being really nervous in the begining she totally hit a home run. 1 lesson and never had any music training in my life she explained everything and as the lesson went on I gained more and more confidence she is so knowlegable and really knows how to convey it in simple terms that I could understand. I am so confident in her ability that I will reach my goal. Its real exsiting. Oh yea by the way I just turned 65. Great person and excellent teacher.+ Read More
Incredible instructor. Listens to your needs and pushes you to exceed them safety. Highly recommended!
A fantastic instructor who helped me grow as a singer.
I play an instrument and wanted to improve my singing abilities while playing an instrument. It was amazing how much easier this became to sing as she taught me proper vocal technic. Not only does my voice sound better. But I also feel less vocal chord fatigue and able to sing more at one time
In addition to all that she helped me to improve my ability to sing and play my instrument at the same time
I highly recommend Rachelle no mater what your singing level.