Singing Lessons & Classes in Eastgate-Cougar Mountain
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I am an active performing singer who has been teaching for over 7 years. Whether you are a beginner just starting out or an experienced singer, I can help you to achieve your goals! I have my Masters of Music in Voice Performance and have sung professionally all over the country. I believe lessons should be tailored to each student, since every person has different goals and experience. Whether you need more technique or just to polish some old repertoire, I can help!
1) My experience as a teacher: I have been teaching both privately and at music schools for over 7 years. I have experience teaching private voice lessons and music therapy.
2) My experience as a performer: I currently sing and perform in the Seattle area. I recently moved from Chicago where I had a very active career singing. I know how to prepare you for auditions and performances because I myself am performing and auditioning.
3) My students: I've taught many different students, from beginners to advanced singers, children to adults. Whether you just want to learn how to sing your favorite song, or you are preparing for professional auditions, I can help!
4) I think singing takes hard work, but it's also important to have fun!
It is my goal to help every on
1) develop a healthy singing technique that will bring longevity to your career or hobby.
2) learn music efficiently and independently.
3) develop good practice habits.
4) learn basic ear training/sight singing.
If that sounds like something you would like to learn, click the green button on my profile to book lessons with me. If you are not quite ready to book, feel free to ask me a question.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
I've been studying voice for 12 years and teaching for the past 7. I received my Masters of Music degree in voice performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and my B.M. from UCF. Since graduating in 2013, I have sung with throughout the Chicago area and recently moved to Seattle. Some performance highlights include but are not limited to performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and in CCPA's production of the Chicago Premier of Daron Hagen's Amelia, and performing with the Grant Park Chorus.
I look forward to working with you!
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I will provide books. I expect my student to provide a piano.
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I specialize in operatic singing. I received my training in opera; however, I also have training and performance experience in musical theater. I believe I am well equipped in several genres.
The main thing that I like to remind students of, when they take lessons with me, is that music is FUN! A lot of hard work goes into it, but the end result is always rewarding! I am a pretty laid back teacher, yet I still work to inspire my students to try their hardest and to be the best that they can be at what they do. It is very important to me that my students get their musical wants AND needs fulfilled.
In my singing lessons we will work on a variety of topics, including:
-Gaining a feel and command for your own instrument.
-Finding your SOUND: Making sure that you are singing the right music for your vocal style and also that connects directly to you, the vocalist.
-EXERCISES: Breathing and vocalization that will lessen fatigue and enhance the strength, endurance, and quality of your voice.
-Music Theory and Ear-Training
-Building your repertoire, which is necessary for performance.
-Arranging and Communication with your accompanying musicians or band.
For me, having parents of different ethnicity and siblings that were much older than me, I was heavily impacted by the wide variety of music to which my family members listened. The force of this crayon box of rhythms and sounds captivated and affected me so much that it is the key experience that I draw from in making my own music today.
I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska (a small town in the center of the state) so my only option for entertainment and fun was getting involved in the arts! I started performing at a very young age as both a dancer and a musician. I studied classical ballet, modern dance, hip hop and street dance, and world dance traditions throughout my formative years, which helped me to gain rhythmical fluency. I started my
I moved to Seattle in 2003 to study opera at Cornish College of the arts, only to later change my major to Jazz, and then again to Latin music studies. Since graduating from Cornish in 2007, with my Bachelor of Music degree, I have been actively and diligently working in the local music scene; performing and recording with artists and groups of many different styles. Everything from various Latin genres, to Rock, to R&B/Soul, to Hip Hop, and Jazz. Through my music, I aim to reach out to people of all cultures. I also aim to teach my own students with the hope that they too can discover the same continuous love of music that I have grown to feel (and still am growing to feel) over the years. :)
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88 key piano, cello, various percussion instruments, guitars, ukulele, library, computer, lessons are given in a private studio.
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As far as voice goes, I teach all genres and styles but I personally specialize in the Latin genres. I teach all aspects of the music; rhythm, harmony, theory. I even teach performance; how to work with a band in real-time communication, song communication (or story telling as I like to call it), and developing ones own personal style. I believe that there is much more to singing than just vocal technique alone, so I believe in teaching musical fundamentals and functions so that my students will not only be considered vocalists, but competent musicians.
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I am happy to take students ranging from the "pitch challenged" to those working on professional recordings.
• Work on your singing in a warm, friendly and private studio with an experienced teacher that makes singing fun! Students of all ages are always welcome!
• Member of the National Association For Teachers of Singing (the only selective professional organization for Voice Teachers) whose mission is: To encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.
• Voice students learn more then just how to sing, they learn how to be performers and musicians.
• I will not take on a student I cannot help.
• Voice students have MANY performance opportunities offered to them that are appropriate for their level
My unique studio uses the basics of Bel Canto technique to teach all styles of music to all ages. Parents often comment on how much fun their students have in lessons, while getting feedback from outside professionals (adjudicators, directors, etc) on how much their technique has improved. Adult students are commonly shocked by how easy singing can feel as they meet their career goals.
Current students can be seen performing with:
America's Got Talent!
Hardrock Cafe LAS VEGAS!
Puget Sound Concert Opera
Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan
5th Avenue Theater
Hwy 99 Blues Club
I realize that voice lessons can be REALLY scary and I totally understand why, especially for kids and beginners! I do my best to use modern psycology and technology to help my beginning students feel confortable in what can be a frightening new endeavor.
Personal Performance Experience: Extensive lead and supporting opera performing experience with Bellevue Opera, Puget Sound Concert Opera, Skagit Opera, Tacoma Opera, Portland Opera,Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan, Seattle Opera and Seattle Youth Symphony. Prior to that spent 7 years performing Jazz and Gospel and 10 years in musical theater.
Personal Education: BA in Music from Seattle Pacific University 2002, MM in Opera Performance (Unfinished due to 1 year of German) at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Teaching Experience: 8 years as a private voice teacher in my own studio, 3.5 years teaching opera workshops throughout the USA, 2 years working in studio with local bands as a 'fixer.'
Have you tried lessons before and felt unsuccessful?
Not all students learn the same way and for years voice teachers have been treating every student as an aural learner. What I have found is that students with a history of struggling with matching pitch simply need to be taught in a different manner. That is why I now ask students to take a voluntary learning style inventory prior to their first lesson.
Visual Learner? Not a problem when "Adam" started with me he could only match pitch 30% of the time. But after finding that he needed to see concepts in order to learn them I have now made all of his lesson visually based and he is now averaging 90% pitch accuracy 3 months later.
Kinisthetic Learner? I had the hardest time helping "Clark" learn new music until we realized that by taking the time to have him play his parts himself on the piano he could learn them in minutes. He just is a person that learns by doing and now that we know that, music has become so much less frustrating for him.
Physical Learner? With "Steve" the traditional 'visualization' style of teaching that most voice teachers start with just wasn't helping him improve his sound and reach the high notes we both knew he had. After we figured out that he needed large muscle movements to understand concepts I added the use of a resistance band to his lessons. He has had so much success with this technique that he 'stole' my resistance band so he could use it in recording sessions and before he got on stage.
The stories just go on and on.
CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENT REFERENCES AVAILABLE!
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Students help structure their lessons by providing a general overview of their goals during their first lesson. Just as not everyone's voice sounds the same, neither does everyone's lesson!
A typical lesson begins with vocal warm-ups specifically targeted to strengthen the students technique and help them learn more about their voices capabilities. Next students work on songs of their choosing, that help them develop the freedom of voice, control, stamina and overall vocal health that they will need to be confident in their performing.
Additional opportunities for performance are provided for students as desired. These may include Karaoke Nights (for adult beginners), no-stress recitals, studio sing-a-longs, community choirs and small roles in local productions.
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piano and guitar
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Voice, Music Theory, Music Performance, Acting, Speech, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice
Singing for Musical Theater, Classical Voice, Jazz Voice, Improvisation, Rock and Metal Vocals, Healthy Metal Growling, Beginning-Advanced Intermediate Voice, Composition, Music History, Music Appreciation
Specializing in helping young singers find their voices and learn healthy technique so as to not damage their instrument, while having a lot of fun! I also teach Spanish, Latin and Italian Diction for Singers.
I have worked with many local guitar/singer/songwriters and rock band frontmen, helping them gain the stamina and power they need while maintaining their instrument for the future.
Also, I have had extensive experience and success working with students who consider themselves 'tone challenged'
My voice teacher Carla H is a very good teacher. She is pleasant, has patience, and gives me a confidence.I am a senior citizen and my voice to improve from zero to ....... Certainly she gave me that confidence I needed. I know it is long way to go and I don't know I will be here in this world, but certainly I am enjoying taking lessons from her.Kazi
I have struggled w/ my break/passagio for sometime and would work on a song with my high range for 1-2months and then loose my voice on performance. Carla imediatly identified my problem and knows exactly how to fix it. I have been seeing improvement the past few weeks. What more can I ask for!
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I will teach you techniques that you are unlikely to learn anywhere else. I will teach you to not only hear music but to understand music, to fully understand the language of music. How to find your own unique voice, and how to use it to its full potential.
Some of Dan’s past students have been finalists in televised talent shows and now enjoy professional music careers. For example, Sofia Olsson ("True Talent" Finalist, Sweden), Feridah Rose ("Denmark's Got Talent" Semi-Finalist), and Rasma Freimane ("Top Vocalist", Tech Music School, London).
Now you have an opportunity to learn from acclaimed producer, composer, pianist, and vocal coach, Dan whose resume includes studio recordings, Radio- and TV broadcasts, and concerts in venues such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, the Latvian Government, the nationally televised talent show, ‘Clash Of The Choirs’, Christmas Spectacular, and Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan. Dan has performed in 30+ countries on four continents, and his music is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
Dan holds an MA from Uppsala Univ
I look forward to guiding you on your educational journey! Lessons are offered either in my home studio in Kent, WA, *or* I can teach you through live, online private video lessons.
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Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical.
The vocal folds are the core of the sound, and must be given the utmost care and consideration. Proper hydration is essential. They are also muscles, that need strengthening exercises and time for them to change. This will improve your vocal endurance and range. As a highly trained voice teacher, I can hear if the vocal folds are behaving in a healthy and efficient manner. It is essential that your teacher understand how to care for these delicate components of the human voice.
Vocal resonance is how opera singers are heard without amplification. It can be enhanced through awareness and coordination of the various portions of the vocal tract. There are two main components that help magnify the sound. The pharynx, also known as the throat, and the soft palate. Having an open throat and lift soft palate not only help your boost the ...
Whether you want to have more confidence singing karaoke or play Beethoven. I can help you reach those goals. We will build a repertoire that is appropriate for your age and ability. Over time you will gain greater control, endurance, and confidence.
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I have a strong background in musical and straight theatre, having taught and assisted/directed children's theatre. For the past fifteen years, I have performed in the following genres: Music theatre, theatre, Opera, film, monologue competitions, solo competitions, and abroad performances. I require that all music students become proficient in ear
I can assist students in using healthy vocal technique for any style of music. My goal is to make every lesson helpful, informative, and also fun!
I have studied and been trained in multiple genres, and I can assist students in using healthy vocal technique for any style of music. While much of my performing experience has been in Classical singing, I have also performed Pop music, and I have performed with multiple a cappella groups. Whether you're hoping to start your career in opera or just want to have another hobby in your life, I can help!
Whether you're a beginner and want to learn the building blocks of singing and vocal technique, or if you're more advanced and want to focus on phrasing, improvising, and stage presence, I'd love to help you achieve your goals.
I look forward to hearing from you!
I performed on any occasion, and at every opportunity. I always noticed how much joy it brought to people. That notion stuck with me to this day.
Music plays a big role in our lives. It is therapeutic, helps build self-confidence, and is a great way to express your individuality.
I consider myself a laid back teacher, and focus on instilling a long-term love and appreciation for music and performance.
My approach to music education is holistic. I incorporate all musical aspects during lessons -- rhythm, ear training, sight reading, theory, and technique.
I believe that anyone can learn music, and I enjoy empowering students by helping them achieve their goals.
Come, learn in a fun and professional environme
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She is making sure that my kids are having the right material to take home, and to practice. She is very kind and easy to work with.
I would recommend Alina to any parent that is looking for Piano lessons for their kids or themselves.
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I recommend any parent to have their kids taught by Alina.
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I don't believe anyone is really tone deaf and I'm more than happy to teach anyone from people who just want to learn how to sing for fun to people prepping for college auditions to people who are seasoned performers and want to take their skills to the next level.
My name is Megan and I've been singing for 20 years, performing for 17 years and took piano and vocal instruction for several years. All of this has prepped me with the skills and experience to show others how to really sing and perform like a pro.
I have been teaching ages 10 years to 60 years old and have performed several genres and instructed others on these genres including musical theater, jazz, pop, punk, rock, soul and classical. I have been singing choirs and vocal jazz groups for 18 years, am the lead singer of a pop punk band, and perform jazz and pop all over the greater Seattle area and have done choral ensemble work as well.
I am super confident that no matter where you're at musically or what style
I have spent my entire life figuring out how to sing with passion, with real emotion and rawness, how to write songs that paint a picture, how to go beyond my self limiting beliefs and reach goals I never thought I could. And in so discovering how to do this for myself I now teach others how to do it too.
If you're ready to go from good to great, o
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My entire life revolves around music! I got my first paid gig at 9 years old and I've never looked back! With more than 40 years of performing in musicals, choirs and rock and blues bands, a capella and with instruments, and over 10 years as a teacher, I show my students exactly what their instrument does by using as many senses possible to help re-wire your brain and create permanent muscle memory and habits in singing and general performance. My unorthodox approach includes allowing my students to select their own music, showing my student exactly what their instrument looks like with videos, and teaching through concepts my students already know and understand to help them quickly learn what the voice is and how to use it in every way possible! I've worked all over the world with many cultures and helped them to create a truly continent dialect in singing. I can't wait to help you! Contact me asap and let's get it started in HA!
With over 40 years of performance experience, I decided to began teaching in 2007 while living in Europe. I found that using ideas which my students already understood to explain how to sing, was something tha
From beginners to accomplished musicians, I've helped committed students realize their Inner Diva. Confidence issues, tonal issues, or just plain issues? I am the teacher who can bring your talent to full fruition. I've worked with professionals and novices from Poland to Oklahoma, France to Italy, UK to New York City to Switzerland and back to Oklahoma. I am permanently settled in the Greater Seattle area now! You pick the music, and I'll pick your brain, and together we can find the path to fulfill your dreams. Step beyond the fear to be the best artist you can be! Life's way too short to have regrets ... Sing Already!
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Jordan helped me match pitch better, and become more aware of my breath. I had already taken piano lessons in the past, so it was
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