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Zelda S.
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Zelda S. can help you with Accent Reduction training whatever your native language is. With her easy to follow activities and exercises she can help you be better understood when you are speaking and also better understand others. Zelda is helping students across the USA including top level professionals, performers and artists, front-line customer service personnel, to teachers and trainers and people of all ages and all walks of life and family cultures. The lessons are interactive, fun and effective and you'll love the experience building skills with your voice, speaking and communications. WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING "I enjoyed all my lessons with Zelda and I have learned so much. I learned how to pronounce words correctly and reduce my accent which was important to me in my work in technology. This has helped me come out of my shell and be more confident talking with others especially in my job." KH, Edmonton, Canada "Zelda has helped me reduce my accent and speak more clearly. As a Chinese born teacher in the arts world I was finding it difficult to speak English and be understood. People would always ask me to repeat myself and tell me they couldn't understand me. Zelda's lessons were so helpful, and I saw a huge difference not only in my speaking voice but also in my singing voice and feel so much more confident speaking with others. Plus she is an amazing person to work with and a fun teacher." NC, NYC USA.
About Zelda S.

Are you here because you want to be a better singer or speaker? Do you lack confidence in your voice? Have you wondered if your voice is capable of improving? If you said yes, you're in the right place to get the help you need to be a confident and dynamic singer and speaker. As a professional singer, speaker, and voice coach Zelda has been delivering a high level of training for 14+ years to students of all ages and levels across the world in private lessons. She is currently available to teach weekly singing, speaking, performance, and music lessons online from her home studio in Nashville MUSIC CITY, TN, USA. She provides a dynamic, holistically structured training curriculum for people who want to love their voice and sing and speak with confidence and control. Her students enjoy learning how to use their voice more powerfully for both singing and speaking, accent reduction, conversational and professional English and speech, ear training, performing and presenting as well as songwriting, bass guitar and ukulele. She shares her passion for creativity and lifelong learning with students from 7 to 97. Her lessons are refreshingly different - centering on the individual student and their unique needs and has helped many students improve their abilities for professional communications, confident performances, succeed in auditions and competitions, become more effective with media and workplace interviews, presentations and events, working in a team, joining and playing in a band, creating dynamic setlists, singing karaoke and in recording audio and video and a lot more. HOW ZELDA'S LESSONS ARE STRUCTURED Zelda's coaching is student-centered. Lesson ONE is where you discuss your goals and then your voice is measured for both the coach and student to clearly see the baseline of where you are now so that the progress you are making each week is clearly seen and heard. Then in the following lessons, the foundational voice tools are introduced one by one, explained, and demonstrated, which you then practice yourself and then show what you've learned by demonstrating your understanding and ability to use the new tool. You then apply all the tools you are learning to the material and projects that are relevant to you so that you can master each tool and technique in real-life application. You are given practice activities and homework to help you progress even faster and your success is monitored so you can see how far you've come. Students love this super-organized and systematic approach to learning to master using their voice because they can easily see their breakthroughs, successes, and progress in each lesson and celebrate how they achieved marvellous milestones of accomplishment. WHO ZELDA WORKS WITH She's worked with speakers and vocalists of all kinds - from all over the world with both professional and personal learning goals. Her students are speakers and singers including English as a second language speakers; speakers in high profile professions; professional touring and recording artist singers; soloists, lead singers, karaoke singers, duos, choirs, singer-songwriters; guitarists and songwriters who don't call themselves singers; children, pastors, professors, professionals and people with a passion for learning the strategies for loving their voice. Zelda is a voice professional performing as a speaker as well as a singer-songwriter, music, and performance coach, author, and creator of the highly effective voice warm-up program 'Zelda's Voice Warm Ups' for anyone who uses their voice - teachers, coaches, actors, singers and is available on iTunes for purchase to use anytime for keeping your voice in peak condition. As an award-winning songwriter, Zelda has been a performing musician for over 40 years and has enjoyed a well-rounded career in communications and entertainment including live performing, studio performing and directing singers, speakers, actors and musicians, and music education program development. She continues to work in recording studios with professional speakers, singers, and musicians across all the pop music genres and her award-winning works continue to be broadcast on television worldwide. An expert in her field working in the high end of commercial broadcast production, Zelda looks forward to helping new students enjoy their learning experience and prepare for the many opportunities as they arise. Her students range in age and include adults of all ages, teens, children, and a wide range of skill levels. She works with speakers, singers, musicians, songwriters, and producers across many genres and styles. Some of the musical styles she regularly teaches include Pop, Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gospel, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Broadway and Musical theater. For Speaking and communicating, Zelda helps her students and clients gain confidence in their personal communications and professional careers. Students love Zelda's fun, encouraging and systemized lesson format and enjoy reaching learning milestones and achieving their goals. What do you want to do with your voice? MORE Zelda is a professional speaker, singer, songwriter, and coach with a mission - to change the way people think about creative talent. She knows first-hand that when students get into the right headspace they can make amazing breakthroughs with their voice, their careers, and themselves in all areas of their life. As a young child, Zelda was extremely shy with her voice. She was so unconfident she could not sing in front of anyone else, not even her family. It took her many years to gain the confidence to actually sing and perform. This is why Zelda loves working with shy singers, because she knows firsthand what is stopping the shy singer from letting themself come out of their shell. She knows what the shy singer needs to gain confidence step by step in a supportive environment. Zelda believes it’s not just about talent you're born with - but rather passion to master easy-to-learn skills to advance to the next level. She’s right at home with people at any level from raw beginners to shy speakers and singers to high-level professionals. Her encouraging style helps speakers, singers, musicians, and songwriters develop their unique voice for any situation - workplace, live performance, audio and video recording, auditions, presentations, and any type of event. If you're looking for life-changing coaching and Zelda's story resonates with you - then you’ll love lessons with Zelda.

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I love working with Zelda, she is a wonderful teacher especially for someone brand new to singing! I'm 53 and new to singing and Zelda makes every lesson fun as well as giving me solid lessons and homework to work on for the next week. So far I've learned posture, breathing and vocal health exercises that will also help me as a trainer who often speaks for long periods during the work day. But the best part is that I'm really enjoying singing and feeling more confident in my voice all the time! I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Zelda and I highly recommend her to others just starting out.

Posted Aug 10, 2022
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I really enjoyed lessons from Zelda! I am an absolute beginner in my mid years, Zelda is very patient and experienced. She made learning very enjoyable!!

Posted Jun 15, 2022

Zelda is the best! She has so much positivity and patience. She makes the lessons enjoyable and enriching, so happy to be working with her.

Posted Jun 13, 2022
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Curriculum and training modules design for all ages of students to achieve high level learning outcomes.
Ukulele Coach
Jan 2010 - Sep 2012
Ukulele Lessons Today
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Master Life Coach Certification
Jan 2020 - Dec 2020
Transformation Academy
Stress Management Coach Certification
Jan 2020 - Nov 2020
Get Results Coach Academy
May 2017 - May 2017
Bachelor Arts Communications maj Psychology
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University of New England
Professional Proficiency
Certified Stress Management Coach
Oct 2019
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Who better to talk about Stress Management coaching with Zelda than someone who has experienced it first hand themselves. "Zelda was like shining a light in a dark corner, bringing things to the forefront and helping me understand myself better. I'd certainly recommend Zelda as a trusted guide leading me through the process. I liked the interactive approach. process, the writing -the different activity - the charts, drawings, timelines, I looked forward to seeing each week what was new and different in the activities. It's helped me understand my beliefs that don'' serve me, helped me put words to beliefs that I couldn't find words for, helped me feel safe, help me create the emotional life that was calm and at peace.It addressed my compromising beliefs that kept me stuck.  took me to a place of more power. This was amazing - thank you so much. I'd recommend Zelda's coaching to others if you are ready to look inside yourself and participate and find new beliefs that serve you in growth."
Workplace Training and Assessment Certificate IV
Oct 2004
This government program enables teachers, trainers and coaches to create, implement and assess student-centered training across multiple disciplines to a vocational level.
Couples Choice Wedding Officiant
Jan 2020
Wedding Pro
'The Elegant Solution' TV Series Song of the Year Nomination
Nov 2002
AGSC Australian Guild of Screen Composers
Folk Alliance International
Sep 2017
To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.
Feb 2013
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Feb 2013
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Jan 2012
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
Nashville Songwriters Association International
Feb 2008
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.

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