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Before studying with Deanna... I was less confident overall in my singing, my voice cracked in a lot of places and my range was a bit narrower. The most difficult part about that was singing in front of others and not being quite sure what notes were going to come out of my mouth. The thing about Deanna is that she is very welcoming, supportive and makes you feel comfortable. My biggest insight learned during our lessons was that it is possible to get my voice to be more predictable, the importance of proper breathing and that it really is helpful to record and listen to your own voice. And this was valuable because it's a confidence booster especially during performances. If I had to measure the results I'd say I gained confidence, comfort and knowledge about singing. I'd recommend Deanna to singers that want to stretch the current limits of their voice and feel more confident singing. Thanks so much for this great experience!Jul 6, 2017
I really liked the instructor Western. He was very patient and explained things thoroughly. I did not like the lack of communication with the studio, however. First, I had a "Fit session", which I was charged the same price ($49) as an actual lesson for, where I casually just talked to the instructor about what kind of music I liked. I felt short-changed when I found out that was all it was, and that I was spending basically $50 to talk to a person. A couple weeks into my lessons, I found out that I was auto-enrolled into a membership that I never agreed to and my account was charged a chunk of money that I did not authorize. Upon emailing the assistant and asking why this was, I never received a response. A week later, I decided to contact the head of the studio and she had told me that I had "I clearly marked this membership option", when I know that I had not, because I did not want to enroll into any membership until I knew I liked the instructor. She went on about policies in the fine print, instead of apologizing for the poor communication and the oversight of billing someone's account without notifying them. Unfortunately the poor standards of communication and customer service the studio has, is enough to make me not want to go there anymore.Jul 6, 2018VerifiedConfident Voice Studio's reply
Santrell, thank you for the feedback and for letting us know about your experience. We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with our business. Your happiness is our number one priority. We always want to deliver a five-star experience for our customers. Please reach me personally by phone at 503-714-1198 or reply to my email, and I would be happy to discuss the issue at your earliest convenience. Looking forward to hearing from you, Deanna Maio Founder, Confident Voice Studio
I get frustrated with myself (particularly when I compare myself (foolishly) to others) often and I wonder if it's worth it to take voice lessons (am I wasting my time/money, what am I hoping to accomplish blah blah)... And then I will have a session like our last where I feel inspired and confident. I appreciate Deanna's creative approach to learning, encouraging working on originals and other material that motivates me. I'm glad I found her. Or did she find me?Aug 14, 2018
Before I worked with Deanna my singing voice did not feel natural. She has helped me find my true voice. Deanna is that she is keenly focused on your particular needs as a singer, and is able to assist you in reaching your particular goals. Working with Deanna, I gained confidence, strength of voice, as well as greater range.Aug 8, 2017
My 4-year-old son has been taking lessons with Deanna for the past 6 months. I am a preschool teacher. I was immediately impressed by how Deanna was able to connect with my child and work with him with such calmness and ease. My son tried many different classes and has had many different instructors. Deanna has by far been his favorite instructor and he is always excited and ready for class. The program she uses is wonderful, it introduces children to sequencing and patterns, fine motor skills and development and so much more. I highly highly recommend classes with Deanna. We love her!Jul 6, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We offer Monthly Memberships, Punchcards (prepay and use when you want) "A La Carte" lessons, and custom training packages for large projects or big goals. Members save and get so many benefits. As a member you'll get: • All learning materials included (saves you $50-$100 each year) • Unlimited email and text access between lessons for questions or help • Same tuition every month for easier budgeting • No recital fees (saves you $25-100 each year) • Savings on any other studio programs • Individual lesson planning and preparation • Virtual/web or video lessons when you're sick, traveling, or in bad weather • And more. Studio members get lots of amazing benefits. Membership is a great option for you if you like: *Having your lesson at the same date and time each week because of your schedule or you know you do better with some friendly accountability. *Saving money *Knowing that your tuition is ALL INCLUSIVE and includes any books, music, exercises, or tracks you may need. Plus your recital fee and registration fee are WAIVED. *Knowing you can schedule additional lessons if you want them for free (based on availability) *Not being locked into a semester or annual commitment. Studio members can cancel anytime. *the option to have your lesson recorded for later learning *the option to have a virtual lesson if you can't make it into the studio using our private secure video conference system (it's free for you) *And much much more. All students can benefit from: • No long-term semester or annual commitments - cancel anytime • $50 credit when your referrals enroll • Family members savings • Optional recordings of your lessons to capture even more learning And if a regular monthly lesson isn't for you, then A La Carte lessons could be perfect. 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons are available. A La Carte lessons are a great option if you: *Don't want or can't make the time date and time every week. *Don't want a weekly reserved lesson time *Don't mind a few extra occasional expenses like music or background tracks to practice with. *Don't mind an initial learning materials fee to get started.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First we chat in a complimentary telephone consultation. We’ll work together to… => Create a crystal clear vision for ‘ultimate success’ so you know exactly what you want, where you’re headed, and what you need to do to make it happen. => Uncover hidden challenges that may be sabotaging your ability to make changes that last or that are slowing down your progress => And learn how Confident Voice Studio can help you achieve your goals faster and easier than if you go it alone. Then if we think it makes sense, we'll meet for an Initial Fit Session at the studio. We will: >PLAY - You experience how I teach; I experience how you learn! We'll go over where you are musically, your current skills. >DREAM - An overview of how I see this studio will fit into your training goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Collectively we have 50+ years of teaching experience to support your learning and development as a musician. Traditional college, continuing professional development with the leaders in music education and our instruments and let's not forget the best teacher, the school of hard knocks. Life and working experience in the real world is the best teacher. Deanna, our founder has been performing for over 40 years (yep she started when she was 2 years old) She's written, produced and directed over 100 productions as a band leader and the founder of Portland Musical Theater Company. And she's still performing today.