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Zelda Sheldon

Zelda S.

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Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 11 years and is currently available to teach weekly lessons at her home studio in Nashville, TN or online.

She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, speech, singing, ear training, performing, ukulele, bass and songwriting, and shares her passion for creativity and lifelong learning.

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, performance, auditions, media and workplace interviews, presentations and events, competitions, working in a team, joining and playing in a band, creating a dynamic set list, recording audio and video and a lot more.

She's worked with speakers and vocalists of all kinds - from all over the world with both both professional and personal learning goals. Her speakers and singers include English as a second language speakers, professional and touring artist singers, soloists, lead singers, karaoke singers, duos, choirs, singer songwriters as well as songwriters who don't call themselves singers.

Zelda S. is a voice professional performing as a speaker as well as 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 and has been a performing musician for over 35 years and has enjoyed a well-rounded music career including live performing, studio performing and directing and music education. She works in recording studios with professional speakers, singers and musicians across all the pop music genres and her award winning works continue to be broadcast in television worldwide. An expert in her field, Zelda looks forward to helping new students enjoy their learning experience and prepare for the many opportunities that come.

Her students range in age and include children, tweens, teens, adults of all ages and a wide range of skill levels. She works with 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, Classical. Broadway and theater.

Students love Zelda's fun, encouraging and systemized lesson format and enjoy reaching learning milestones and achieving their goals.

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Zelda S. is a professional speaker, singer, songwriter and coach with 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.

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 this resonates with you - then you’ll love lessons with Zelda S.

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  • Background Checked
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Arts Communications maj Psychology from University of New England

Reviews (11)

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Inna Aug 11, 2019
Accent Reduction · Online

Zelda is a very attentive and knowledgeable instructor. She helps me to reduce my Russian accent.

Taly H. Jul 13, 2019
Accent Reduction · In studio

I have really enjoyed Zelda’s class!! She is brilliant on what she does.

Wesley Apr 16, 2019
Singing · In home

Zelda is a fantastic singing teacher. I felt a good vibe when I read her bio. I started out doing a half hour lessons and changed it to hour long lessons on the first lesson. She has helped me advance in my skills. She makes it relaxing, right off the bat, when you walk in and she offer's you tea. She is very patient and helpful. I've taken five lessons and signed up for five more.

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Jennifer Jan 29, 2019
Vocal Training · In studio

I had always wanted to see if I had any vocal talent whatsoever. I met with Zelda and she was patient and took me through the steps to check my range and abilities. I was very nervous as I had never sang in front of anyone before and she made me feel confident and comfortable as I stepped out of my comfort zone for the first time.
I will definitely go back to continue my work with her in the future when the timing is right! Thank you so much Zelda!!!

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Renee Jan 28, 2019
Singing · In studio

I loved getting lessons from Zelda! Her bright bubbly personality is so welcoming. She greeted me each lesson with a cup of herbal tea to sooth the vocal cords and we then worked on a series of great vocal techniques that have helped me maximise my singing potential.
This has subsequently led to me being a professional singer and touring extensively both nationally and internationally in a number of different singing styles and genres (including Jazz/Classical/Pop/Rock/Folk/Country).
Her safe methods build vocal control and stamina; as well as develop world class expressive and stylistic techniques. She manages all of this while also making lessons fun!

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TJ Jan 28, 2019
Singing · In studio

Zelda is an AMAZING teacher with so much knowledge about the human voice and proper singing technique. As a professional singer, I use her vocal warm-up EVERY DAY. I love it so much that I even share it with friends and on tour with fellow singers. Zelda also taught me skills to continue the longevity of my voice and help me massage my vocal chords after a long vocal workout. She is by far the best vocal instructor I've had, incredibly engaging and so very talented. I highly recommended her vocal training for any level singer.

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Susan Jan 28, 2019
Singing · In home

Zelda is the most amazing voice coach. Thoughtful, encouraging and incredibly knowledgeable, her rich experience in the industry and her empathy as an artist, songwriter and teacher are invaluable for anyone wanting to take their performances to the next level. Supported by an invaluable series of voice exercises designed to protect and strengthen the vocal chords, together with an innovative system of song interpretation, Zelda's unique approach to unveiling the natural voice and revealing the artist within gives her students a special kind of confidence.

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Elizabeth Jan 27, 2019
Vocal Training · In studio

Zelda is a great teacher and always provides a positive experience. She gives specific instructions and feedback on how to improve while still being super encouraging and supportive.

Caroline Marshall Jan 25, 2019
Vocal Training · In studio

Not only is Zelda a pleasure to be around, she is also a fantastic vocal coach. For me she was able to really pin down the areas of my voice that I struggled with and assess my range and pitch in a variety of ways so I could track my success. Having taken vocal lessons before from other teachers, I could see a definite difference with Zelda. Other coaches will waste your money and time with just hanging out or talking, but Zelda provides real value and results from day one. I 100% recommend her.

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Trenton Jan 25, 2019
Country Singing · In studio

Zelda is a brilliant! If you are wanting to sing for a living you need a great coach. Zelda will help you in every area ... hiring her was one of the best decisions I have made !

Nick Jan 23, 2019
Vocal Training · In studio

Zelda's knowledge about the human voice is astounding.... she makes the lessons challenging but also matches her students pace and understands where they're at.

Everyone sings differently and Zelda understands this and adapts her program to make sure her students receive the most benefits. Highly recommended!

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Lesson Details

Artist Business Coaching

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Zelda S. provides a clearly defined pathway and strategy for artists embarking on a music career.

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Experience

Certified Trainer and Training Curriculum Designer
May 2012 - Dec 2014

How To Sing School

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

Curriculum design and implementation for ukulele students of all ages and levels

Vocal Coach
Jan 2006 - Sep 2012

Sydney Singing Lessons

Curriculum design and implementation for singing students of all ages and levels

Early Childhood Specialist Performer
Jan 2007 - Aug 2012

Ukulele Baby

With her brand Ukulele Baby she is a specialist performer in early childhood music and movement classes and concerts for ages one through five years. She has performed in a wide variety of shows including major Festivals, council and community centers, libraries, early childhood centers, family-friendly venues and private parties. She also designed a weekly curriculum for 12-months and facilitated each week for 60 children ages 2 to 6 in her hometown Sydney Australia and has received rave reviews for her shows.


Education

Law
May 2017 - May 2017

Harvard

Bachelor Arts Communications maj Psychology
Feb 2001 - Nov 2005

University of New England


Languages

English

Professional Proficiency


Certifications

Workplace Training and Assessment Certificate IV
Oct 2004

TAFE

This government program enables teachers, trainers and coaches to create, implement and assess student-centered training across multiple disciplines to a vocational level.

Awards

'The Elegant Solution' TV Series Song of the Year Nomination
Nov 2002

AGSC Australian Guild of Screen Composers


Affiliations

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.
BMI
Feb 2013
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.
SESAC
Feb 2013
SESAC currently licenses the public performances of more than 400,000 songs on behalf of its 30,000 affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers, which include such familiar names as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, RUSH, Charli XCX (PRS), Disclosure (PRS), Zac Brown, Mumford & Sons (PRS), Lady Antebellum, The Avett Brothers, Shirley Caesar, Paul Shaffer and Thompson Square. SESAC has long represented the music on some of TV’s biggest shows including Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Parenthood, Dateline NBC, Dr. Phil, Seinfeld, and The Doctors among many others and is the PRO of choice among many of Hollywood's most sought-after film and television composers including Christophe Beck, Danny Lux, Jon Ehrlich, Dennis C. Brown, Bruce Miller and Paul Shaffer among many others.
ASCAP
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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