Band Services by Heather Normandale Music

4.9 (13)
I put my whole heart into my music. The songwriting process for me is a deep and therapeutic process of self reflection and thoughtful commentary on life transformed into a more uplifting message of encouragement and love. I imbue my music with intention to make the world a better place.

Being good at it. I'm happy to have held my aspirations in music high enough that I always have something to aspire to, but reachable enough that I actually have continued to develop and grow over the years. I love doing something that makes other people happy too.
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Years in business

17

Times hired on Thumbtack

10

Number of employees

4

Location

Oakland, CA 94606
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Reviews

Customers rate this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism and value.
  • Bryan W.
    Singing Lessons
    May 16, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Adrian G.
    Singing Lessons
    Great instructor!! Makes you feel very comfortable.
    May 12, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Julia C.
    Band Entertainment
    She and her fellow band members were wonderful to work with. I would definitely love to have them back.
    May 8, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Paul M.
    Heather is a brilliant singer and songwriter. Her intonation and sense of harmony is very precise and intuitive which comes from years of experience and a great ear. She is a lovely teacher, instrumentalist, and performer and every time I'm around her I feel great and learn something about music and how to relate to the world.
    Mar 18, 2015
  • Keith M.
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Mar 2, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Najuma Z.
    Singing Lessons
    Feb 25, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Huntly M.
    Singing Lessons
    Feb 19, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Katie H.
    Heather has a generosity of spirit that is rare and wonderful. Her warmth and willingness to jump into learning new songs for our wedding, made it a truly special and unforgettable day. I cannot say enough how honored I am to have her angelic voice singing for our families on what will surely be one of the most memorable days of our lives.
    Mar 18, 2014
  • Eben K.
    Heather was amazing at my wedding! She did a rendition of Ring of Fire, by Johnny Cash as my bride walked down the isle (per our request). Later in the evening she sang upbeat and soulful tunes.
    Mar 7, 2014
  • Mike N.
    Heather played at my Weddimg. It was excellent, Her talent is unique and was a welcone addition to a special day. I rrecommend her highly and hope to hear her play again soon.
    Mar 7, 2014
  • Rose R.
    Heather is not only an incredible musician, she is a very talented teacher. Voice class consisted of a warm up and various exercises that are relevant to the time/season/body. Heather is very knowledgeable, and she approaches each student and each lesson with remarkable patience and openness. It feels like a sharing and exchange of song, nothing feels wrong, there are no mistakes. She is an inspiring and encouraging presence and she will lead you into a discovery of your own voice.
    Mar 7, 2014
  • Craig M.
    Singing with Heather Normandale has been an incredible experience. Every encounter feels like a meditation that goes far beyond my body, and at the same time it's very focused. My comprehension of melody and ability to find melody with my voice have both improved vastly.
    Mar 7, 2014
  • Tomas S.
    "Heather's unique method of vocal instruction was perfect for me. The incorporation of was an excellent way of approaching singing technique that made it feel comfortable, meditative and most of all fun. Through call and response I was guided through rich melodies that brought my voice to new places, and I left the lesson feeling very encouraged and musically satisfied".
    Mar 6, 2014
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Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Prices vary depending on how many band members are hired for the gig, how much equipment is needed, and how far away the event will be. For voice students, it is generally $45 per hour - in certain circumstances I can come to you for a higher price. I also offer low cost small group sessions for $20 per person (usually 3-5 people).
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I continue taking voice lessons and classical indian vocal training, I take brazilian mandolin lessons, afro-pop guitar study, and I work with a songwriting group for creative support.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I found a guitar when I was 12 and haven't stopped playing since then. I was always very moved by music growing up and I wanted to create that experience for other people.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Live performance, usually weddings and party events, voice coaching, and group music classes for children.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am currently working with a student who is thriving from the voice lessons I am offering her. They are providing a great sense of self esteem, and getting past fears and insecurities tied to the voice. Voice work is a powerful way to unblock your authentic voice.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be fair in your pricing, plan with adequate advance notice, and make sure your location can accommodate electrical needs.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That I deeply believe that singing is a natural as speaking, it is incredibly healthy, meditative and uplifting and I believe that EVERYONE is capable of singing beautifully.

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