PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
I offer private one-on-one vocal coaching sessions at my studio in Berkeley, California and virtual Skype lessons. I also provide private instruction in San Francisco and in Los Angeles. I teach singers of all ages, both professional and amateur, performing in any style of music, including pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop/rap, musical theater, classical, world music, and jazz.
I specialize in providing appropriate and effective technical tools, which allow the singer to perform with ease and without hinderance. My philosophy is grounded in the belief that there must be a balance of technique and emotional connection when one sings.
Under my supervision, any singer can develop high vocal expertise. I am exceptionally qualified to assist performers in cultivating the following skills...
vocal and physical conditioning, endurance, stamina, support, and controlled distribution of air and energy
ear training and musicianship skills to perfect intonation, relative pitch, and rhythmic phrasing
expansion, evenness, cohesion, and control of dynamic and melodic range
specific tools to directly address and resolve any cause for vocal stress
interpretation and storytelling
instruction on the use of vocal effects (i.e. distortion, rattle, growl, grunt, hammer vibrato, etc.) in a safe and healthy way, avoiding vocal strain and/or irritation
tricks and strategies to enhance vocal harmony skills
In addition to vocal technique training, I prepare singers for studio recording, auditions, and live performances of all types.