Private Singing Coaching Services

  • Singing Technique & Style Development
  • Recording Studio Coaching-on location
  • Pre-Production before recording
  • Songwriting and Production
  • Skype & Zoom Sessions Available

 

I’ll Help You Find Your Voice

Are you struggling to define or fine-tune your voice?

Do you want to work toward becoming a successful singer and artist?

You can rely on me to provide you with the voice lessons you need to succeed.

 

Customized private lessons: Whether you want to work on technical voice issues, your style, your repertoire, emotional and psychological blocks, or even song writing, I can help.

  • Singing groups sessions: I’ve successfully helped vocalists from singing groups, theater productions and church choirs dramatically up-level their performances.
  • Voice therapy: Do you need help after voice surgery or voice loss? I provide preventative singing therapy and pre- or post-surgical voice therapy to help heal and strengthen your voice.

 

My Method

You can have the singing voice that you’ve always wanted. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been singing, the right training can change everything. And you can learn to sing successfully in all situations. Whether you are in the recording studio, in live performances, in concerts, or in a theatrical production, in order to have the results that you want you simply need to know and trust your voice.

 

When we are singing with freedom and connection to our artistic expression it seems to come directly from our soul.  I’ve certainly experienced that feeling in my body, my instrument. I’ve experienced my body expressing resonance, tones, vocal textures, even phrasing that I never consciously thought of.  And my students have experienced that same feeling.  It’s what athletes call “being in the zone.”

 

The cool thing is that your body is an instrument capable of creating and expressing your most interesting and unique voice.  When most people sing, they are trying to control their singing.  But what I usually observe is that many singers are over-controlling their instrument. They are using muscles in their jaw, tongue, throat, upper chest and stomach to try and hit high notes, sing with volume, or develop a style. This will create excess tension in the body and it will shut the natural voice down.

 

We do need to be able to control our instrument, but this is done best with what I call “Breath Management.”  Not only do we need to manage our air pressure, we also need to direct the airflow (and sound) that happens above the vocal folds. When we efficiently place this airflow and sound in our resonating chambers, our mouth and in our head, it will have a direct positive result in the color or tone of our singing. And when our instrument is free, our emotions are connected and we can truly move our audience.

 

I teach many singers of all styles. We begin with making sure you have a rock solid vocal technique to support your voice. Yes, we’ll be doing some exercises that strengthen and develop your voice. And then we will start right away with singing songs of your choice. This is about you not me, so my goal is to help you create the voice that you want. We’ll listen to singers and styles that you love, and I’ll help you break down exactly what they’re doing, and then I’ll teach you how to do it yourself. Then as I help you incorporate what you learn into your singing, your own style will emerge naturally.

 

It doesn’t matter if you want to have a beautiful and crystal clear tone or have that wonderful soulful rasp in your voice.  It’s all possible, when you know your instrument and free it up.