- Teaches students:
- Ages 18 to 65
- Teaching since:
I have taught beginning to advanced teens and adults for 20 years. My focus is on vocal technique and the importance of having a well-trained voice.
I teach students of all genre styles and help you to build a strong, beautiful voice. With a little technical ability, a good ear and a strong passion for music...you will learn to sing and sound great!
I also offer Vocal Therapy with an emphasis on freeing the voice and building confidence and vocal power. Vocal Therapy is a supportive program that gently guides and encourages anyone who has experienced trauma or criticism with respect to creative expression. Voice Therapy is a safe & supportive environment with a sensitive, positive teaching style. There is no judgment. The goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident in the experience of development of self expression. We work together to help release the limitations to reaching your goals.
I grew up listening to all styles of music. At the age of 10, my favorite Country artists were Ray Charles, Roger Miller & Johnny Cash. My sister played a lot of R&B & "Motown," especially artists like The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smoky Robinson & Steve Wonder.
I also always loved jazz which both my mother and grandmother sang and played in our home when I was growing up. My mom had a satiny Sarah Vaughan style contralto voice and from her I learned concepts like phrasing, timing, lyrical expressions and improvisation. My grandma sang and played the piano and organ by ear. By listening to her I began to simulate some piano voicings and essentially began a study of ear training. My mother's influence exposed me to the valuable study of Jazz which would become the most important influence of my career.
Whether it is regarding the singing voice public speaking or performance of any kind, my work can dramatically help to overcome the effects of negative experiences. It is for anyone who has had blocks emotionally and are
challenged to express their TRUE VOICE.
If you devote the time to practice, I'll work hard for you to help you discover the dynamic and unique voice that only you have! ---Trish Mairet, MA
VOCAL TECHNIQUE FOR ALL LEVELS & STYLES
We'll start at the beginning and consider your level of experience and continue to build from there to help you develop a strong, well-trained voice.
Beginning Vocal Lessons
Develop your voice and your musical ability with vocal exercises, scale practice and vocal technique skills. Breathing properly is important and learning to use your diaphragm for supported singing is central to the work in the beginning. Building a solid foundation is going to determine whether you sing well or not. You'll learn how to sing properly (so you won't damage your vocal chords), your range and how to choose songs that best showcase your voice. Develop confidence and potential. The result: a strong healthy voice that will serve you well for years to come.
Intermediate Voice Training
Learn how to best utilize your practice time to your benefit. Practicing is the name of the game and you will learn to love it and expand your practice sessions first to 1 hr then to 2 hrs at a time. You will also build upon basic vocal technique tools, ear training and sight reading to be an informed singer and sharpen up your vocal skills. Learn mic technique and how to achieve endurance for performance. Develop a Repertoire book of your personalized music charts. Understanding how to sing with a band and communicate with the musicians that will back you up in performance is crucial. Learn the language of music and performance technique.
Professional Voice Development
Gain understanding of musicianship and it's role in your performance success. We'll work to develop your personal style and musicality and address any performance issues. Learn to choose songs in your range and how to transpose to your best key. Define and develop your musical goals. Learn to sing professionally with performance training and experiences designed to build confidence. Opportunities to perform locally are available when you are ready.
On-going Lessons - weekly and bi-monthly classes...
Release blockages and improve confidence.
Non-judgmental, creative teaching methods.
Beginning to advanced students accepted.
No previous training or experience required.
Local teacher who has taught students for nearly 20 years.
Get help to reach your dream and to find the joy from learning to control and to train your voice properly.
* Improve Tone ~~ Intonation
* Increase Power and Control
* Explore Vocal Style and learn to Express Your Creativity
Email us today to set up a time to discuss your situation.
QUALIFICATIONS: • PRIVATE VOCAL COACH • MUSIC PROMOTIONS • MUSIC PRODUCTIONS • MUSIC MANAGEMENT• FORMER JAZZ CLUB OWNER •VOCAL FORUM FACILITATOR •VOCAL THERAPY • WORKSHOPS
• MUSIC STUDIES – PIANO AND MUSIC THEORY – JAZZ APPRECIATION - SANTA ROSA JR. COLLEGE 1997
• PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH SUZANNE PITTSON, MA, ASST. PROF JAZZ VOCAL - CCNY 1998
• PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTION WITH FAITH WINTHROP JAZZ VOCAL TEACHER, SAN FRAN, CA 1999
. JAZZ SCHOOL/CONSERVATORY – BERKELEY, CA – JAZZ VOCALS & IMPROV, ART OF DUO 1999-05
• BA LIBERAL STUDIES & PSYCHOLOGY - JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY, 1992
• MA CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - JOHN F. KENNEDY UNIVERSITY, 1996
CREATIVITY VOICE STUDIO - VOICE TRAINING - 6/2000 - PRESENT
Beginning to Intermediate student instruction of the fundamentals of music and the foundation of voice.
Assist students with developing a trained voice utilizing technical exercises and vocal technique with various
styles of music repertoire. Emphasis placed on protecting the voice and utilizing the diaphgrahm for support.
Areas covered: How to Warm-up, Practicing Scales, Microphone Technique, How to choose appropriate songs, Maintain Pitch, Ear training, Intonation, Vocal Range, Effective use of Practice Time, How to sing properly. Protecting the voice and vocal chords, Personal Style, Power & Control, Projection, Articulation, Modulation, Agility, Transitioning Registers, Understanding Parts of Voice, Personal Expression & Creativity, Performance Skills, Working with a Band, Recording a Demo,
Trish grew up North of Detroit during the height of Motown which her sister played every day after school. Trish learned to sing by listening intently to the soulful sounds of those talented artists. Recently relocating from the West Coast to Yellow Springs, Trish was born into a family of music lovers and performers, She began to play piano by ear at age eight following in the footsteps of her grandmother who played piano and organ and sang jazz and popular music of the 20’s – 50’s.
Her mother had a satiny Sarah Vaughan style contralto voice and from her Trish learned the concepts of phrasing, time and improvisation. Her grandmother sang and performed locally and by listening to her, Trish began to simulate voicing’s she heard in the music. Her exposure to jazz through her mother and grandmother became the most important, stimulating and challenging musical genre of her career.
Moving to the West Coast from the Midwest in the latter 80's introduced Trish to KJAZ" which was at the time, the premier San Francisco Jazz station. Listening to jazz was extraordinarily challenging and very compelling and the most musically inspiring to date. Her brother, began making audio cassettes for her of compilations of the history of jazz, which included many instrumental groups and vocalists
Trish tuned into the local SF jazz scene and she began attending Bay Area jam sessions and shows at Yoshi's Jazz House and many other music venues around SF Bay Area. Trish took beginning piano and jazz appreciation at Santa Rosa Junior College and attended Jazz Camp West, where she met and worked with vocal teachers Jay Clayton, Rhiannon and Faith Winthrop. She took courses at the Jazz School Conservatory in Berkeley, CA and studied Vocal Scat & Improv & Art of Duo with Mimi Fox and Speech Level Singing technique with Dave Stroud.