Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento. Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Naked Lounge, the Shine, Shady Lady. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum
I am a serious singing teacher and coach (as well as a performer). If you attend your lessons and practice regularly, I will help you learn to sing very well. I thoroughly understand how to use your body to sing well and I have developed many way to communicate it to you. This means you will learn to manage the following elements of singing: even tone, breath management, on pitch, a well focused voice, and clean pronunciation.
I teach you how to sing with technical competence and to develop awareness of the sensations that provide you feedback necessary to sing musically and convey emotion.
As part of your studies you will master the elements of style that define the genres of music that interest you, including pop, rock, jazz, Broadway and classical singing. Elements like rhythm, harmony, articulation, pronunciation and tone quality and color.
Your lessons are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to successfully perform in public. I work hard to prepare your lessons and I ask my students to invest daily time working on skills studied at their lessons. Performing music requires the patient integration of multiple skills over time, however, the rewards are BIG. I continually update my teaching methods by attending workshops and master classes and I incorporate my knowledge of human anatomy and function, to help you perform with minimal strain. Also, I incorporate internet resources in your lessons to keep them interesting and up to date. What will your lessons be like? At your first lesson we will explore and name the parts of your instrument (voice or cello). We'll talk about what you ...
I have been studying and performing music for the majority of my life, starting with piano in the third grade. I started singing in choirs in high school and continued studying voice throughout college. I have a classical background and moved to jazz voice as an undergraduate at California State University of Sacramento. I am excited to begin my graduate studies in Vocal Pedagogy in the spring of 2014! *** Lesson Details *** Teaching music gives me joy! I create a positive and encouraging environment for students to gain confidence in their performance abilities. Every student is different and I approach each lesson accordingly in order to accommodate each student's needs and expectations. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano, microphone, sound system, music stand, sitting area for ...
Basics and advanced technique, as well as beautiful expressiveness and beauty in tone and performance.
Kat S., Soprano, has her Bachelor's of Music in Classical Voice, as well as teaching singing lessons in San Jose and Sacramento, CA. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she strives to support her students in finding their voice, no matter what level they are at. A proponent of being able to use your voice healthily for all singing styles, she is versed in classical, jazz, musical theater, and pop styles. She also has experience teaching beginning theory. Now a teacher for elementary school music in San Jose, CA, she is also a professional singer for Fremont Presbyterian in Sacramento. Previous jobs she's had are section leader for St. Mark's Methodist Church and director for music for young adult Masses at the Sacramento Newman Catholic Community. Her own ...
My goal is to train voices to sing in a free, natural manner, while keeping your lessons engaging and fun.
Good singing technique offers you many more options as a singer. Technique can ultimately give us more freedom to express ourselves as artists, assisting style and expression. I will work with you so that as a singer, you will be able to sing through a greater range with more consistency. As a performer. you will become confident that your voice will deliver time after time.
I was born into a family of musicians. We must have had every style of music floating around every family gathering. I would roam with delight among the Mariachis, Rockers and R&B singers and musicians in my family. As early as 3 or 4 years old, in an effort to get me to quit bugging them, they began to invite me to sing with them.... at least that way I wasn't twirling around knocking down their equipment, or asking a bunch of questions while they were rehearsing or jamming. Music was always and continues to be part of my existence, as normal to me as breathing. I love to sing and enjoy sharing that passion with others. It makes my day to see my students grow in their talents and confidence. From beginners who just want to sing for fun to the more experienced vocalists, I can ...
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