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I have a degree in Opera. I teach classical and speech level singing which is the connection between chest middle head voices with a gospel belt. I also offer bel canto. Please check with me if you would like to know more.
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“Jan is one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets. She has an uncanny ability to put her finger on exactly what the issue is that keeps good artists from being great, and then
helping them to overcome or remove whatever roadblocks stand in their way.
Jan is an expert at fine-tuning and bringing out the best performances in artists and musicians.
Tess Taylor President, NARIP (National Assn. of Record Industry
Jan L. is a Grammy nominated award winning singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing thei
Backed by an extensive musical background debuting with the Philadelphia Orchestra and continuing her career singing with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Jan L. went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education in Opera at Temple University and two Master’s Degrees from Combs College of Music in Theatre Arts and Composition.
Jan is the author of the performance book called "Once More With Feeling."
There is exciting news with Jan. Jan has been teaching online on Zoom.us. It's like Skype but better because you can record the whole lesson. For those of you who want a world class teacher, you can learn from Jan who has 20 Grammy winners. No driving, Just sit yourself in front of your computer screen. You will love the intimacy without leaving your home. Give it a try.
Jan teaches vocal technique that connects the chest middle head voice with a gospel belt. Jan covers proper breathing, vocal technique, performance coaching and recording in her protools studio.
"Jan L. is an award winning songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing their creativity."
Writer of performance book called "Once More With Feeling:
· Piano · In studio
· Music Recording · In home
· Piano · In home
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Reading the detailed "About" section below should give an aspiring singer all the information relevant as to how and what I teach, with regard to vocal performance and technique. I was classically trained as a vocalist, and from that training I was able to incorporate the various musical nuances necessary to navigate the world of Classical Voice. I personally feel that a singer trained classically, can cross over into other genres with relative ease, should that be their desire. You will learn the foundation to controlled singing. To capsulize my mission statement as an instructor: You WILL be a better vocalist AND performer. THIS I GUARANTEE!!
I have been truly blessed in my career to have experienced so many highlights; too many to document. From winning an understudy roll in the Broadway Musical "Platinum" starring Hollywood actress Alexis Smith, to performing our National Anthem at events ranging from Major League Baseball to ESPN Boxing to receptions for major dignitaries, to recording 7 albums and a full-length video, to being asked to perform for Mr. Frank Sinatra at the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament, I have lived a full life on stage, learning and absorbing every bit of knowledge gathered along the way.
Now it is my desire to escalate my status as an educator to a more "one on one" experience; availing myself the opportunity to pass along that wealth of knowledge to individual students who aspire to enjoy the entertainment profession as I have, providing them with the skills needed to successfully compete. Or, should it be their choice not to pursue entertainment as a vocation, to gain a working understanding of all facets of their instrument so as to gain a better appreciation of music. Whatever the goal of the student, I feel that I am equipped to provide them with the tools needed to achieve that goal.
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Content of Sessions
Generally, the first 10-15 minutes of each lesson will be focused on vocal warm up and exercise. (For guitar students, we will review the previous
week's assignment). For Vocal Students, it is understood that the voice mechanism is made up of muscles, and as an athlete prepares for a sporting event, a singer must prepare to vocalize. It is at this time in our lesson when the student will develop good habits of voice maintenance, which will serve them well throughout their careers. The proper care and preservation of the vocal unit cannot be stressed enough, especially for pubescent and pre-pubescent students. Vocal chords in a developmental stage are most susceptible to damage, and because they are particularly sensitive, they must be handled with care. Our warm up regimen is designed to strengthen as well as preserve the singing voice.
I am not an advocate of getting too involved and "bogged down" in the technical aspects of singing, especially with the young students, and
especially early in our program. This is not to say that breath control, tonality, pitch, etc. are not vital to good singing, because these workings are ESSENTIAL, and their application will certainly be incorporated into our studies. Some instructors, on occasion, have a tendency to lose sight of the fact that much to do with singing happens "naturally", and too much focus on the "technical" can actually be inhibiting. This can alter a beautiful, natural tone into one that is unnatural and contrived.
I adhere to the philosophy that above all else, SINGERS WANT TO SING SONGS, and musicians-in-training want to play music. That is our focus, and all of our training is conceived with that objective in mind. All the technical knowledge and coaching serves no purpose without practical application. It is my belief that the most significant progress occurs when a vocalist is singing a song.
Nearly every element of instruction can be utilized in the performance of one song. This is why the majority of our session time will be spent "in song". For the very young student, we will concentrate our efforts with the students choices of favorite and familiar songs. The older students will undoubtedly have favorite songs, styles and artists. Special attention will be paid to the genre most enjoyed by the student, but diversity will be emphasized as well, and a variety of genres will be unpacked and explored. I believe that whatever a student's musical goals and aspirations, it is in their best interest to gain knowledge and insight in all facets of music, singing, and performance.
The most vital pre-requisite for any student is their enthusiasm. My ambition will be to harness that enthusiasm and channel it productively through stimulating instruction. Our sessions will be informative and educational, but always predicated upon "having fun with music".
I am proud to feature a curriculum that emphasizes the entertainment aspect of singing as well as the technical; created to benefit all ages and experience levels, from beginner to seasoned professional. After just weeks of my "Triple Threat Training" a student will begin to see astounding results: vocally, musically, and in the art of performance. I am excited to share my knowledge with you. Let's get started!
*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is equipped with a full vocal sound system with microphones that I utilize to teach the valuable art of mic technique. Young students enjoy using the mics and hearing themselves sing and perform. Since our lessons are predicated on enjoying the art of singing, this opportunity has proven invaluable. For the advanced performer, studying all aspects of amplification and what a singer should know about their stage sound is a part of our educational curriculum. My studio is furnished with the equipment that is essential to mastering that knowledge.
Since the practical aspect of my course is based on singing songs, I provide all the latest technology required to allow my students the opportunity to sing the songs of their choosing, with and without the lead vocal tracks. I feel that when students are singing their favorite songs, it offers me the greatest teaching opportunities. I make certain the every musical genre can be represented, and feel I have the knowledge and ability to guide the student is whatever their musical tastes. My studio is also equipped with piano (for vocal exercises), and guitars, which gives me opportunity to accompany my students when the musical moment is appropriate. Be assured that all the technology I need to fulfill the educational needs of my students is but a step away!!
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When meeting with a student for the first time we always discuss his or her needs or goals. After that, we get into the foundation of building technique, starting with posture. Next, the student is assigned breathing exercises to practice.
Melissa earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and performed in music festivals all over the world including The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Accademia
Melissa specializes in the Alfred Series for piano and My First Piano Adventure for young students. This approach focuses on ear training and reading music. Custom exercises and choice of material is based on the student's level and field of study. Lessons are scheduled at the student's convenience as per availability. Frequency and length of lessons is based on the students needs.
Young voice students are taught general concepts, music theory, and ear training. After the voice is more mature, advanced and serious vocal study can be pursued. Melissa's students receive a well-rounded training in the style of their choice: Classical, Popular, Musical Theatre, and Jazz.
Melissa emphasizes on solid technique, posture, breathing, and control, in addition to music fundamentals.
· Singing · In home
· Music Performance · In studio
· Vocal Training · In studio
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Experienced singer and educator teaching students of all ages and skill level. High energy and fun vocal lessons take place in my home studio, online, or in the comfort of your own home! I am classically trained, and teach with a foundation in classical singing to ensure the development of a healthy vocal technique. In addition to regular voice lessons, I offer help with audition preparation (high school, community theater, college, etc.). Let's get started!
I am a Senior Vocal Music Education student at James Madison University! I specialize in teaching beginning voice and piano, and tutoring in music theory and ear training for students looking to explore their musical abilities.
I also offer culinary lessons in baking and desserts, perfect for any occasion!.
With all lessons, expect a fun, positive and supportive environment!
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· Singing · Online
· Classical Voice · In studio
Upon receiving instruction on vocal health and properly navigating through my passagio, my voice has now improved in endurance, flexibility, and resonance.
Kathryn also polished my knowledge in music theory so that I may perform the Aria's I currently sing with more accuracy to the composers intent.
She is patient, passionate, and willing to go the extra mile to be able to guarantee the success of each of her students in their musical endeavors. Rarely have I found a teacher willing to take the time to make sure that everything I learned is done to how I learn as a student.
I cherish the time I spend with Kathryn and am confident now in my abilities as a performer and as a musician to be successful in the professional world. 11/10 would go again.
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I have been an active opera singer and flutist for the past 10 years, and have extensive training and experience in a variety of musical styles (baroque, classical, romantic, modern, art song, chamber music). Because of that, I am especially well trained in breath management. The one thing you will take away from my lessons, is how to breath and sing comfortably, and naturally without tension.
I specialize in classical voice and opera, though I believe a good vocal technical foundation is applicable to all musical styles. I also teach music theory, for those just getting into music, and for those who would appreciate a refresher. Since I studied both flute and voice, I am especially well trained in breath management and alignment. The breath is the most important thing in both flute and voice. It's what sends our sound out into the world!
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I am now on my second year of graduate studies at Shenandoah University for Music Performance with a concentration in voice. Before going to graduate school I took a year off and taught privately at a music school. Within a few weeks my students improved a few of them even performed in a recital. One student also performed in a local children's production of Legally Blonde. Students who study with me will learn the basics and proper technique to sing, will sing appropriate repertoire and I will prepare the student if he or she would like to make a career in singing.
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I offer private voice and musicianship lessons to all ages with a specialty in young voices.
Lessons in singing provide the benefit of learning music basics as well as a healthy voice technique. By tapping into basic methods of the Alexander technique and classical bel canto, students develop a solid foundation in singing that is able to translate across various styles (classical, opera, gospel, musical theatre, pop, country). My goal is to keep students singing without damage to their voice for the next fifty years!
In my studio, students are provided the opportunity to frequently perform in low pressure settings to become comfortable presenting not only their voice, but also themselves to the world in a confident manner.
I've been performing in opera, musical theater, and jazz since I was a child and I have a passion for translating my stage experience into teaching. My students are instilled with the importance of stage craft and presentation as well as maintaining a healthy technique.
My spirit is fun-loving and I like to make sure every lesson is full of joy. Singing is about YOUR MIND
Anybody can sing, so long as your mind is in the right place!
I look forward to guiding you on this journey to spreading joy!
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I am a seasoned and experienced operatic, classical, and musical singer with experience in such areas as choral/church music, musicals, holiday shows, special events, and teaching highschool choir. I have two years experience with teaching high school students one on one, and am seeking more students of all ages and skill levels to teach.
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Welcome to Super Training! It's jedi master training, and we laugh, find the beauty in the struggle, and transform. We dig down on what your struggles are, and how to develop skill sets and chops what beyond what you think you are capable of. Founder Deborah Liles practices what she teaches, and is, quite simply, obsessed with what fuels better vocals to stellar performances and artists. She is a professional jazz and adult contemporary artist, and will guide you in every aspect of a singer's life. If is it a hobby you love to a Taylor/Carrie/Whitney, etc., career, Super Training is not your average weekly lesson. We don't pick material you do not want to train on, and then make you recital once a year. This is true vocal/songs/hooks/biz/performance results oriented training and coaching. We have found many students and artists at varying levels, so we provide artist development services, including image, songs and hooks, production, contracts and business. We are also developing a ...
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My singing lessons are developed from a wide variety of performing experiences and music education background. I have been teaching voice for 12 years and specialize in opera. I have performed in various countries in Europe and taught in the United States and abroad. I hold degrees from Duquesne University and the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland. I hope to work with your talent soon!
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