Norwood (Stephen) (Stephen) Norwood
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Stephen N.

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As a vocal coach of 5+ years of experience, I've helped hundreds of people become more confident on stage and taught them how to project their voice safely and comfortably. I specialize in proper breath support, diction, connecting with an audience, and self-confidence. I can help fix common issues such as a weak voice, breathiness, vocal cracking, poor pronunciation, stage fright, and more!

About Stephen N.

Stephen is a professional vocal coach, international recording artist, voice actor, and public speaker. Over the past two decades, he has trained under the best vocal coaches in the nation, studying a variety of techniques including classical vocal training, and the SLS (Speech Level Singing) method. He has also completed certification under the BAST program for singing teachers.

Stephen has performed in over ten countries, headlined large festivals for millions, and performed on cruise ships. He's recorded several original albums and singles, and collaborated with well-known acts such as Steve Dorff, The Weather Girls, and The Terri Green Project.

This wide range of study (combined with years of teaching and performance experience) has given Stephen a vast vocal vocabulary to help teach others the "secret sauce" of singing. He teaches singers of all experience levels in many genres including R & B, pop, country, rock, musical theatre, Christian, gospel and classical. He enjoys building a foundation of healthy vocal habits with students that will last a lifetime.

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Diane
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I really enjoyed my voice session with Norwood and I learned a lot! He is very passionate about helping his clients to work on their breathing and I could tell how much he cares about his clients because he was rooting me on and encouraging me with every new exercise. Since our virtual meeting, I have been practicing the exercises and they have given me confidence and helped me to improve my breathing and speaking ability.

I highly recommend meeting with Norwood. His enthusiasm for his craft is highly contagious. Even if it is just a 30 minute session, he will provide you with exercises and the confidence to improve your voice to the point where you are more concerned with the words you are speaking rather than worrying about how you sound to other people!

Posted Jun 21, 2021
Teo
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With English as my second language, it has been very challenging for me to sing in English. I’ve been taking lessons from Norwood for about 6 months and have seen tremendous improvement in my vocal skills and range. He has instilled confidence in my vocals and in my speaking abilities as well.

Norwood is a very patient teacher who has created an encouraging and comfortable atmosphere for learning and expanding my vocal skills. He has an amazing talent for cultivating strengths and improving weaker points. I believe I have benefited incredibly from his lessons and through his unique warm-ups, SOVT, trilling, breathing, pronunciation, and phonetic exercises. I highly recommend Norwood.

Posted Jun 21, 2021
Laura
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Norwood is extremely humble and easy to work with. He never made me feel like I wasn’t good enough but always made me feel like I could reach a higher level of excellence for my unique range. He embraces each voice as its own and meets the student where they are at. He is extremely knowledgeable on how sounds are created, how space is made in the voice, and he is able to communicate that knowledge effectively to the student. In short, I loved having Norwood as a teacher.

Posted May 31, 2019
Tina
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My 10-year-old son Lucky started taking lessons with Norwood a few months ago, and it’s like a star has been born! He has seen a big boost in his confidence, his pitch has gotten much better, and he really enjoys the lessons. He has even started performing! The changes have happened very fast.

Posted May 30, 2019
Jordan
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Norwood is an excellent teacher! He is very knowledgeable and is very kind. I was always very shy to sing, but Norwood helped me overcome that!

Posted May 30, 2019
Cathryn
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Thanks to Norwood, I can honestly say I have greatly improved my skills as a professional speaker. I used to have a crack in my voice, and after just a few lessons it was GONE! I have also improved my tone, range, pitch, and overall communication skills. Every public speaker can benefit from Norwood's help.

Posted May 30, 2019
Ty
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Norwood is a very insightful vocal instructor and teaches easy, effective techniques that work for speaking and singing. He also practices what he preaches!

Posted May 30, 2019
Judy
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My 11-year old daughter Danielle has made HUGE strides as a singer since Norwood has been coaching her! We not only rely on him to expand her range and musical interpretation, but when we have auditions the lessons with Norwood are tailor made for what we need.

Posted May 30, 2019
Sean
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I’ve been working with Norwood for about 2 months, and I’ve really seen an improvement in my breath control. I’ve also been able to release a lot of the tension I had been feeling when reaching for those higher notes. Norwood is very knowledgable about singing, and he has a teaching style that is easy to understand. Everything I’ve learned has been very simple and easy to grasp.

Posted May 30, 2019
Sara
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My son Jacob took lessons from Norwood, and after just a few lessons had gained a lot more knowledge and techniques that he didn't have before! His breathing improved, and his confidence came way up! 5 stars to Norwood!

Posted May 30, 2019

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Experience

Singer and Pianist
Sep 2017 - Present

Color the Night (Corporate Band)

Lead Vocal Coach and Co-Founder
Jan 2014 - Present

Transitions Voice Lab

Guest Artist
Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

AIDA Cruises

Featured guest artist (singer) on three AIDA cruise ships.

Headlining Performer
May 2018 - Aug 2018

Tour de Fierce

4 month, 5 country European Tour (United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Sweden)

Headlining Performer
Jul 2017 - Jul 2017

World Pride Madrid

Performed at the closing ceremony of the largest pride festival in history (3 million in attendance)

Opening Act
Sep 2009 - Sep 2009

B.B. King

Education

Contemporary Vocal Training
Jul 2020 - Present

Line Hilton

SLS (Speech Level Singing)
Dec 2012 - Present

RAab Stevenson

Vocal Teacher Advanced Training Course
May 2020 - Jul 2020

BAST

Contemporary Vocal Training
Apr 2009 - Dec 2012

Renee Grant-Williams

Contemporary Vocal Training
May 2010 - Dec 2010

Lis Lewis

Contemporary Vocal Training
Sep 2007 - Apr 2009

Jan Smith Studios

Classical Vocal Training
Jan 2003 - Sep 2007

Valerie Kennedy

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Singing Teacher Training Course
Jul 2020

BAST

Head Vocal Instructor
Jul 2016

Transitions Voice Lab

Awards

Atlanta's Next Legend
Jul 2014

Lenox Square

Macy's Rising Star 2009
Nov 2009

Macy's

Affiliations

BMI
Jun 2018
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Boys & Girls Club of America
Jun 2013
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Recording Academy
Apr 2009
Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community. The GRAMMYs are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

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