Lessons & Workshops

As a singing teacher and vocal coach I offer edu­ca­tion and guid­ance on healthy vocal pro­duc­tion and on how to achieve your tech­ni­cal and/or artis­tic singing goals.

I wel­come singers of all musi­cal back­grounds and lev­els, from begin­ners to pro­fes­sion­al singers, actors, and speak­ers. I am also avail­able as a coach for bands, stu­dio record­ings, vocal groups, etc. The fol­low­ing top­ics are cov­ered as need­ed or upon request:

What you can learn

  • support/breath con­trol
  • more volume/power, singing soft­er
  • reach­ing high and low notes
  • vocal pro­duc­tion anato­my
  • the four vocal modes of singing
  • blend­ing with oth­er voic­es
  • sound col­or — how to adjust your per­son­al sound
  • vocal effects (dis­tor­tion, creaks, creak­ing, growl, grunt, vocal breaks, vibra­to, orna­men­ta­tion…)
  • prevent/ solve vocal prob­lems / emer­gency aid
  • style
  • inter­pre­ta­tion
  • per­for­mance prepa­ra­tion
  • micro­phone tech­nique

Lessons

Private Lessons

Indi­vid­ual atten­tion — great for address­ing indi­vid­ual issues, vocal trou­bles, brush­ing up on tech­nique, prepar­ing for a per­for­mance, or for those look­ing for a safe and con­fi­den­tial envi­ron­ment. 

Les­son fees as of Jan 2014:

  • sin­gle les­son: 30 min — $35 / 1hr — $65 / 1.5 hr — $90
  • Pre-paid month­ly rate: 1 hr $55 / 1/2 hr 30
  • Block-rate pre-paid: 6x 1hr seg­ments for $345.
    Lessons must be com­plet­ed with­in a 3 month peri­od.

Group Lessons

Explore the voice togeth­er and learn from each oth­er. 2, 3 or 4 singers learn­ing togeth­er is fun. If you know oth­er singers, get togeth­er and sign up as a team. It makes lessons more afford­able for every­one and you have a ready-made sup­port group. Or, sign up for pri­vate lessons and let me know that you would be inter­est­ed in a group expe­ri­ence. When pos­si­ble, I will glad­ly group stu­dents stu­dents togeth­er. 

  • Con­tent is flex­i­ble depend­ing on the group’s inter­ests and needs.
  • Learn about the 3 over­all prin­ci­ples, the 4 modes, sound col­or and effects.
  • Les­son rate depends on length of time booked, fre­quen­cy, and size of group.

Skype lessons

a very viable way of work­ing togeth­er long dis­tance. Reg­u­lar pri­vate les­son rates apply. Note: inter­na­tion­al pay­pal pay­ments incur a small addi­tion­al fee of $2.50.

Workshops

  • work­shops are a great way to learn about Com­plete Vocal Tech­nique (CVT) and how it applies to singing or speak­ing.
  • work­shops can be orga­nized by any­one. (see guide­lines and for­mats)
  • I am avail­able for trav­el as long as expens­es are cov­ered either by or in addi­tion to work­shop fees.

Inter­est­ed? Please con­tact me here!

Current workshop offering

From time to time, an intro­duc­to­ry work­shop will be offered local­ly (Baltimore/Parkville). Cost is $20 per reg­is­trant. Fol­low­ing this work­shop, a mas­ter­class is avail­able to 2 par­tic­i­pants (25 min each). Fee $15. Please con­tact me here and let me know you are inter­est­ed to be noti­fied.

Coaching

Pre-studio coaching

Get­ting ready to record? Pol­ish your vocals ahead of time and make sure you sound the way you want to sound and cap­ture your best per­for­mance!

Song/vocal/performance coaching

you feel good about your singing, but some­thing is miss­ing. Let’s look for it togeth­er!

Click here to schedule a lesson.

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