Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I will help you with vocal technique; Breathing, High notes, the Break, Resonance, Power and Nuance. I work with all musical styles and most important is that your lesson is recorded so you can practice the exercises at home!
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Three students three stories; One student has just graduated from high school and is headed to Honor's College in the fall. After three years of lessons she has participated in band, has had numerous solos in her vocal ensemble and is writing music to play and sing along with her ukulele.
One of my student's is blind and has embraced her vocal ability to sing solos at school in church with my choir and in recitals to great applause!
I am still teaching my most loyal and endearing student after 14 years, we have so much fun every week and he has enjoyed writing and recording two of his songs!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Here's the answer to the unanswered question. Everyone can learn to be a better singer by following some simple techniques. I can show you vocally how to do what I want you to do which will help.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. One good question: What is the best way to practice the exercises that you give me?
Answer: We record the lesson, the practice is up to you!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I have 17 years teaching experience as a voice teacher but I am also a working vocalist. I sing for many occasions, weddings and funerals, solos in church where I am the Director of Music, with my professional Chamber Choir 'The Paul Delgado Singers'. I can sing the technique that I am teaching you which is invaluable to a voice student. I am a pro at explaining in words what I want your voice to do, where I want your voice to go.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. My new students come in with shyness and nervousness, but I like to tell them congratulations for putting themselves out there to try something new. Voice lessons are very personal and I like making my students feel welcome and to help them relax with a bit of humor and humanity. I love it when I see the light bulb of that 'got it!' moment in their eyes. Music is Magic I always say, and I have had many memorable moments over the years where my students have surpassed their own expectations in their performances!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Yes I can teach anyone to sing with more beauty and power...IF you practice! That's why I record your lesson so you can practice at home!
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I once had a student with pronounced pitch problems who wanted to sing in the Community Playhouse. I worked with her for six months and not only did she make the chorus but the last time I saw her perform she had one of the lead parts!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I am living proof that this 'Speech Level Technique' really works! Still singing strong after 30 years!
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I've been singing since I represented my home state of Montana in the Miss America Pageant and won a talent award scholarship. I love teaching voice, especially the look on my student's faces when they find a powereful voice they never knew they had. I can help!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Check out the video I posted...that's my new student Paulina singing her very first solo at our recital on March 2, 2013. She is singing a song from The Little Mermaid where the tempo of the song 'Part of Your World' fluctuates and she forgets the lyrics from time to time as she doesn't read yet! You will see me feeding her the words and trying to hold her from going too fast and getting ahead of the track...so cute!! She was so proud along with mom, dad and Grandma and Grandpa.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am the Director of Music for my church and can teach you how to read music. We can work with harmony and since I have experience in bands and in the recording studio I can offer you sound performance advice. I also record your lesson on a micro SD card for you to upload into your computer or on your phone voice recorder so you can practice at home. I am a member of the Paul Delgado Singers...like us on Facebook!
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I teach 1/2 hour and hour long lessons. It's not complicated at all. $25 per half and $50 per hour. I will see you every week, you pay me at the beginning of each month. If I miss your lesson then I owe you one, if you miss without a 24 hr. notice then I charge you. Easy
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. I'm a people person and my greatest strength is the ability to show you how to do what I want you to do through my vocal ability.