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Clear Lake Voices

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About Clear Lake Voices

I provide voice lessons for the Clear Lake community and the greater Houston area. Experience high-quality singing lessons from a degreed (BA and MM) and experienced voice teacher and performer.

I provide vocal instruction for all experience levels and ages. Voice lessons are offered at my home studio in Clear Lake and at several schools in the Houston area.

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Houston, TX 77062

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  • 5/5 stars February 19, 2013

    David is the best voice teacher we have come across. Our child's breath control, voice projection and overall presentation of music has improved a lot since we have started lessons there. Mr. Smith's music lessons help with techniques in other forms of vocal music as well. He is very encouraging in his approach. David is a sheer delight to listen to, so much so that any person who sits in the lesson watching will pick up music!

  • 5/5 stars January 23, 2013

    My daughters think he is a great teacher in singing well. He is a very understanding teacher and gives you plenty of time to think about how you should sing and works hard to help you improve, even more than you think you can.

  • 5/5 stars January 23, 2013

    David is a great teacher. He takes the time to listen to your sound individually then plan lessons that will benefit your specific voice!

  • 5/5 stars January 21, 2013

    Mr. Smith is a great coach for my child. He helps her work on her goals and she has improved in both delivery and confidence since he started working with her. We are happy that he is available to is as a mentor and teacher.

  • 5/5 stars October 4, 2010



    "For the past two years, David Smith has been a tremendous asset to our music ministry at Clear Lake United Methodist Church. His rich, resonant bass voice has made a huge difference in our choir. Numerous times, David has sung vocal solos for worship services; he has always been extremely well-prepared as a singer and performs in a way that conveys a commitment to musical excellence and to the text. His recent graduate voice recital in our sanctuary was a marvelous demonstration of David's gifts as an accomplished artist on many levels. As a performer, he will draw you into whatever song he is singing, whether it's Handel or Lerner and Loewe. We are certainly looking forward to David's presentation of the "Elijah"role in the spring of 2011.

    If you are serious about studying voice, it is critical that you select the right voice teacher. David's gifts as a teacher and his passion for learning will be an asset to any voice student. He led voice classes for each of our sections in the adult choir, and each one was extremely helpful and beneficial to our singers.

    On a personal level, David has been a delight as he has become involved in the life of our church. He is extremely personable, gracious and warm. It is a blessing to know such a gifted musician."
    ---Jeff Weiss, Music Director at Clear Lake United Methodist Church

  • 5/5 stars October 3, 2010

    David is a thoughtful and patient teacher who takes time to figure out what works best for you! i have enjoyed my lessons with him, and will continue to take them for the foreseeable future.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. 1) Voice Teacher
2) Opera and Musical Theater performer
3) Singer for weddings, funerals, and other special occasions.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. 1) Shop around. While voice teaching does have a science to it, do not discount the personal interaction between teacher and student. Some instructors will just 'click;' others will not. Trust your instinct.

2) Ask the voice teacher for references from current students and employers (either in performing or teaching).

3) Ask the voice teacher to sing a small selection for you. While not all great performers make great teachers, a good voice teacher should possess a strong voice.

4) Ask the voice teacher to give you an idea of their vocal goals for you in a month, 3 months etc...A good voice teacher should be able to give you a detailed assessment.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. 1) Have an idea of what music you would like to sing. It helps a voice teacher know what technical aspects of singing will be most important.

2) Visit my website www.clearlakevoices.com

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am very proud of my students and their successes: most make All-Region and State Choirs, earn top marks in Solo/Ensemble competitions, and are leaders in their church and community choirs.

I love to teach. I am passionate that all my students become confident in their singing and achieve their performance goals.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. 1) Do I teach styles other than choral, opera, and musical theater?

A- Yes. I have students in many genres - contemporary Christian, pop, classical music, musical theater, and choral music. Strong vocal instruction can benefit all singing styles.

2) What ages do you teach?

A - I teach all ages and experience levels. I have taught students as young as 8 and adults over 70.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. While I loved music and made State choirs in high school, I actually entered college as a history major. I proceeded to change majors several times before I was cast in the opera at school. I fell in love with performing and decided to make music my career choice.

Teaching voice lessons became a passion during graduate school; while I still enjoy performing, teaching is my real passion and I fortunate enough to be able to make voice lessons my career.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I continue to be an active performer in opera and musical theater. It is very important for a voice teacher to be able to continue to perform at a high level, so that your voice teacher can demonstrate and understand the concepts of good vocal technique.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. $25 for a half hour lesson, $45 for a full hour lesson.

I teach at several schools in the Houston area as well as my studio in Clear Lake.

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