|Monday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
About this pro
14 years in business
18 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly G.Dec 24, 2017Verified
Jonathan is undoubtedly the best male voice coach I have ever had! His eye for all details of singing is incredible. And he is most patient even when I the student am obtuse:( I wholeheartedly recommend Jonathan to anyone who wishes to improve his/her understanding and performance of vocal literature! Bill SherertzSep 30, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The recommended lesson length is one hour, and that cost is $50. Most students prefer to have a professional accompanist during the second half of the lesson, so most pay $65 each week. The easiest payment is through personal checks brought to each lesson. Other arrangements can be made. The professional accompanist in this case is my wife, Sarah Silvia. She in high demand as an accompanist in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties, and frequently plays challenging pieces at the State Solo/Ensemble contest, and quite often for the winning students. She also teaches many pianostudents, accompanies choirs, and is a trained singer of her own right. Occasionally, if I am unavailable, she will teach the voice lesson, using her own rates.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?At the first lesson, I have a conversation with the new student about their experience and their goals. I always make sure to hear the student sing some so I can hear where they are starting from, and then we jump straight in by talking about breath. We'd work mostly on technique for the first few lessons, making sure to sing some easy pieces along the way to apply the new principles. After a few, we'd have a more balanced 3-part lesson: 1) teaching technique and warm-ups, 2) applying the technique, and 3) working on repertoire (songs). This pattern varies based on the student's needs; for example, if there is an audition coming up.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Often, private teachers have no music degree, or have something else as their main instrument and just try to tack on "voice" so they can make a little more on the side. My degree is a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy, from the conservatory of Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. "Pedagogy" is the music word for "teaching lessons", and we use the term "Music Education" to describe teaching in a classroom setting. So I have specialized training, just to teach lessons. More than that, however, I have spent many years earning my living as a full-time musician. I have hundreds of performances and over a decade of teaching to draw from as my experience. It gives me a unique perspective on what it takes to actually make it in the "real" world.