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Volovna Vocal Studio
Volovna Vocal Studio

Volovna Vocal Studio

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50
starting cost


Zip code
Student age

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: My “Quantum Singing Method” teaches the student to manifest new singing concepts through creative visualization. It is a speech level singing technique and works equally well for all genres of singing. The “quantum” principal has proven that molecules come into existence based on our thoughts! We manifest correct vocal principals through visualization, speedIng up the process of singing with ease, power and stamina! My students range from musical theater to folk, rock and classical.I also specialize in vocal damage repair and damage prevention. I am passionate about teaching and developing voices and my students are singing professionally, as well as semi professionally as soloists and for their own pleasure And in choirs. The breath support technique, I teach cuts down the time it normally takes to learn singing to a fraction and protects the voice from vocal damage, hoarseness and straining. The “magical breath” creates the effortless and beautiful sound. It is very satisfying to see singers improving quickly and having the tools necessary to make that happen. I am working using Zoom at this time during Covid and am surprised at how well it is working even long distance. Please feel free to get in touch with me and I am open to answering your questions by phone or email. All lessons are currently through Zoom until further notice. Zoom works equally well!
Overview

Hired 27 times

Serves Pacifica, CA

Background checked

1 employee

26 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

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Tammy D.

Singing Lessons

This was my first singing lesson, and Marla really made me feel at ease. I learned so much just from my first lesson, and Marla was so wonderful to work with! I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve on their singing, she got me to sing notes that I didn't even know I could. Great experience!
Apr 23, 2021
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Colin P.

I have been taking lessons from Marla for around 3 years now. I was a choir student in school and a decent singer when I started, but Marla helped get me to the next level and then even more. I have unlocked a much larger vocal range than I had before, increasing my 1.5 octaves to 2 octaves after about a year and a half and then even to 2.5 octaves in the last year. Furthermore, singing is far more comfortable to me now. Marla has taught me how to sing properly and I almost never end a lesson with sore vocal cords. Marla is a fantastic teacher and can teach you no matter what genre you sing. Whether you want to sing musical theater, opera, classical, folk, pop, or rock she will help you perform your best.
Sep 24, 2020
Barbara M.

Marla Volovna has given me technique that I can count on. I can sing, even when I feel tired or poorly. Marla's technique has changed my sound, in a short time, from uninteresting to something I am proud of. She is very patient, has infinite knowledge and uses different techniques depending on the student's challenges. My voice was totally in the throat, when I began, and now, I have power, a large range and it is easy for me to sing well. Thank you, Marla.
Mar 1, 2021
Thumbtack Customer

When I started taking voice lessons with Marla I had no singing experience and a very limited range. 2 years later of weekly lessons the vocal transformation Marla has created with me is amazing. I can see the progress every lesson and she knows exactly how to challenge me while still going at the pace I need. I would highly recommend taking lessons with Marla no matter your experience level.
Oct 29, 2019
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Thumbtack Customer

In one lesson with Marla, I learned about breath, sound and how to make different notes without hurting my voice. (I'm a beginner and have sang only in choirs before. I was also shy to sing out loud by myself.) Marla made me realize this can be a comfortable, easy and FUN process; and helped me see the capability in my own breath and sound and vocal chords. The technique she taught was effective (you just need to practice) and really fascinating!!!
Oct 28, 2019
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Marla Kuchuk

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I give a $10 reduction for the first month of lessons: $65 instead of the normal $75 lessons The first lesson I gift the student an extra 15 minutes and give an hour instead of the usual 45 minutes. After the first month, students who join the studio pay for the month of lessons in advance on the first lesson of the month and if they take 4 lessons, get a $10 reduction.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It depends on many factors.I begin with proper breathing and use of the exhale, and show how to connect to the diaphragm. Then I find the vowel that works best for each customer and begin various exercises that connect the sound to the breath.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    One never stops studying in the music field. I had many teachers, and finally found the great one. Now, I put together the best of all of them and try to be in the moment with each student to deal with each specific need.I have a MB from the New England conservatory, and MM from the Mozarteum in Salzberg and a MFA from Indianna University, Bloomington, but I did not find my technique in any of these famous schools. I coached with some of the most famous teachers in the world and took the best from several great techniques.

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