Zelda has been teaching private lessons for over 12 years and is currently available to teach weekly voice, performance and music lessons online and at her home studio in Nashville, TN, USA. She provides a dynamic, student-structured training curriculum for voice, singing, confident speaking, accent reduction, conversational and professional English and Speech, ear training, performing, ukulele, bass and songwriting. She 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. 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, 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 one by one to the material and projects so that you can master each tool and technique in real-life application. You are given 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 each lesson. WHO ZELDA WORKS WITH 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 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 career in communications and entertainment 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 adults of all ages, teens, children and a wide range of skill levels. She works with speakers and 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. What do you want to do with your voice? MORE Zelda 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.
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Working with Zelda has shaped me as an artist in every way! I anticipated on merely learning to sing well, and how to home in on the aspects of my voice that make it unique. However, I have received so much more than that. I have learned how to create melodies, and build momentum throughout a song using the vocal techniques we practice throughout my lessons, and how to dissect the structure of some of my favorite songs, to build understanding as to why they are written the way they are. This has not only opened my mind, and heart, but most importantly my voice to a whole new world of musical possibilities and understanding.
I’ve learned a lot about my singing abilities so far in the first lesson! Zelda is fun and knowledgeable, I’m excited to continue my lessons with her :)
Zelda started my lesson with the very basics, which I told her I really needed to avoid my getting frustrated (as I had when I originally tried to learn the ukulele all on my own). She taught me the names of the different parts of the ukulele and how to hold my instrument. Zelda also helped me properly tune my ukulele, taught me a mnemonic phrase to remember the names of the strings and taught me finger placement for my first two chords . . . all in a half hour lesson. Now I’ll practice strumming and changing between these two chords until it becomes more natural for me and we meet again for next week’s lesson!