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I was looking for a serious voice lesson teacher to fill in the gaps in my technique and help me grow as a singer (specifically in classical/operatic style). I found that teacher in Rena. She really hones in on voice technique in ways no other teacher has before, and within 1 year of training with her, I have already significantly improved my breathing, control, and sound. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to become a better singer, in any style, and at any level.Mar 22, 2018Verified
Renas lessons completely changed how I engage with my voice and the confidence behind it. The techniques she teaches help expand your understanding of the art of singing as well as how your individual voice works! I've never taken lessons before, but I feel as though I've already improved a lot under Rena's tutelage. I'd highly recommend her to beginners!Nov 9, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$60/hr for the first month of lessons. After that it is $70/hr with the student preferably coming once a week if possible.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?If the student has never sung, we simply start at the beginning with the basics. Even if someone has sung before it is good to review the basics. Then after a few months for a beginner we start on simple songs to put into practice what we've worked on. Singing involves muscles and coordinating various body systems so the learning takes time.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have an MFA in vocal performance and have done a lot of performing all over the world. I also took a course in grad school on the anatomy and physiology of voice which really helped me to understand what is going on when one phonates (makes a noise) which includes, of course, speech and singing. I also continue to go to workshops for teachers sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. I am NOT a guitar or piano player who came to teaching voice because i can read music and do some singing myself. I love finding a singing voice in someone who thinks they might have one but just isn't sure. It is a very exciting journey of discovery for both of us.