Voice Coaching for all levels: Beginner to advanced
"Every singer possesses a truly unique voice, a treasure waiting to be discovered.
In the world of singing, regardless of the musical genre you love, consider yourself akin to a 'vocal athlete.' To achieve your peak performance, you must embrace the physical, emotional, and artistic demands of the journey, much like an athlete prepares for their event.
I specialize in a dynamic discipline known as Contemporary Commercial Voice coaching/lessons. But what does this entail? It means I guide aspiring vocalists through the vibrant landscapes of pop, rock, jazz, and country—the genres that thrive on amplified sound. Here, mastering microphone technique is paramount for a captivating Contemporary Commercial music performance.
Now, you might wonder, "Is it too late for me to start singing lessons?" The resounding answer is, it's never too late! Age is but a number, and I assure you, everyone can sing. If you're feeling shy or anxious about lessons, rest assured, I was once in your shoes. I understand those first-lesson jitters all too well!
In addition to nurturing emerging talent, I extend my expertise to women navigating the changes in their voices as they approach menopause. Having personally experienced this transformative journey, I empathize with the challenges that arise when your vocal tone shifts and high notes seem elusive.
In our lessons, we prioritize one essential element: FUN! Learning to sing should be an enjoyable adventure. You, as a student, need to feel comfortable to explore various sounds and unearth your unique voice.
Here's a glimpse of what we'll delve into during our sessions:
First and foremost, we focus on making lessons an enjoyable experience.
We explore various breathing techniques; there's more than one path to breath control!
We build the foundation of vocalization, harnessing the power of resonance for vocal health and efficiency.
A customized practice plan will be crafted, featuring specific warm-ups tailored to your voice, such as Semi Occluded Vocal Tract exercises like straw phonation, lip trills, or bubbles.
We'll dive into the intricate world of vocal registers, including Chest, Head, Mix, Falsetto, Flageolet, Belt, Whistle, Creak, and more.
We work on smoothing out vocal transitions, refining the passaggio.
Understanding vocal anatomy and health becomes pivotal—know how your voice works and how to cherish it.
We tackle stage fright head-on and foster mindfulness of your body's role in your performance.
Finally, we assess your existing skills and build upon them to unlock your full potential.
Our online lessons are priced at $60 per hour.
For your online lesson, you'll need the following technology:
A computer, tablet, or smartphone.
A video communication platform like Zoom,
Earbuds or a USB microphone and headphones.
I eagerly anticipate embarking on this harmonious journey with you."
"Unlock the World of Music with Beginner Band Instruments: Flute and Saxophone!
For budding young musicians embarking on their band journey, having a solid foundation is crucial. In a bustling band class, it can be challenging for each student to receive the individual attention they truly deserve to make their band experience exceptional.
That's where I come in. I specialize in mentoring young, up-and-coming musicians, helping them grasp the intricacies of their chosen instrument, read sheet music, understand key signatures, master rhythms, and unravel the language of musical definitions.
But it doesn't stop there. I also teach the essential skill of assembling their instrument correctly and producing beautiful sounds. This skill is the key to ensuring their lasting membership in the esteemed 'band geek' club!
The school band journey is filled with remarkable opportunities and cherished memories. My own musical journey began in a public school band program, ultimately leading me to study classical and jazz music at Vancouver Island University.
If you're a parent who recognizes your child's interest in joining or is already a part of a band program, my coaching can provide them with the extra edge they need to thrive.
And for adults who dream of playing in a community band but hesitate due to concerns about learning a new instrument later in life, fear not. I'm here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to achieve your musical goals.
Our online lessons, priced at $60 per hour, are designed to accommodate your schedule and learning style.
Join me on this harmonious journey, and let's unlock the world of music together."
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