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I was met with immediate comfort from my first lesson, in the form of honesty and encouragement, a very hard balancing act that she makes seem effortless. A huge part no less being because of her authentic nature and vast experience. So transformative to be taught be someone with such a true gift in teaching.Jul 25, 2019Verified
Specialized Language Lessons
Bettina is absolutely astounding in her ability to coach stand-up comedy! I'd taken several comedy courses but no matter what I tried, I couldn't overcome sounding scripted. With a single Bettina coaching session, my PAR score (positive audience response) went from 26 to 34. After my second session, it went to 46 for my entire set, with some minutes at 58 PAR. Headliner PAR is 30 and above. I'd say Bettina is a total comedy, speech, acting, and coaching GENIUS. I'm not saying you'll get the same superb results. You have to want it and you have to work it, too. But I'm still astounded by the way she can tweak a chuckle into a belly laugh. Thank you, Bettina!!!Jul 17, 2018Verified
Voice Over Lessons
Bettina was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. Her insight and comments helped me tremendously in our first meeting.Sep 6, 2019Verified
Voice Over Lessons
Bettina had the energy, passion, experience and guidance I was looking for. She has a special quality of making you believe in yourself and bringing out the best in you. I absolutely love working with her and highly recommend her!Apr 9, 2018Verified
Amazing energy with endless, helpful techniques!Jul 22, 2019VerifiedBettina Devin's reply
Denielle! You beat me to the punch! I had on my to do list to ask if you could write a review. Always nicer when it's unsolicited! I so look forward to helping you get that album just the way you want it!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I'm offering SIGNIFICANT discounts to Thumbtack clients off my regular non-thumbtack rates. Sometimes up to 20% off. To compare, potential students can see my regular private coaching rates on my website listed on my profile.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Each student is unique. I don't have a set, inorganic syllabus, as I absolutely do not believe the student gets the best of what I can offer that way. For singing students, I always start with warmups/scales that also entail dispensing information re: the importance of vowel shadings and diphthongs, etc. I ask the student to bring a song they want to work on, and we work phrase by phrase. I absolutely do not believe in "branding" my students. My philosophy is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". If a student has naturally wonderful technique , and only has a few trouble spots, that's what we focus on.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I started studying voice privately at the age of 15. I only stopped lessons a few years ago, as I believe in the importance of ongoing training. I have a BFA from USIU, from which I graduated Magna Cum Laude. The entire college was focused on the performing arts.