Norwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood
Norwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood

Norwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$60
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Introduction: RESULTS. I can save you time and money with a technique that is so effective you will see results in minutes, rather than weeks or months. We will not spend multiple lessons just learning how to breath, or running through silly exercises that don't help. At each lesson, a workout program will be customized for the needs of your voice to keep it progressing steadily. Through clear instruction and guidance, students gain control and an understanding of their instrument which lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy, effective singing! I love working with voices and being a part of their development. I don't care how good or bad a singer is when they come to me. I get excited when I hear the progress we make at each lesson and as the voice develops over time. Ask me for a 1/2 price trial lesson! I currently offer both in-person and online lessons.
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Nat R.

Singing Lessons

I am a hobbyist singer and guitarist who wants to perform open mics. Virginia stuck out because of her experience working with professional singers and because she is a teacher continuing to improve her practice. Her experience is evident and she is very professional. I feel comfortable during the lesson and she always allows space for questions. I’ve noticed improvement in my vocal pitch and tone and muscle coordination. I recommended her to my partner who struggles with pitch. She immediately customized the lesson to his vocal needs and she explained things in a way he understood best. He also enjoys the lessons and has had a couple aha moments. Clearly, we definitely recommend Virginia.
Norwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood's reply
Thank you Nat! I look forward to our sessions and to watching your voice blossom.
Nov 23, 2021
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John C.

Singing Lessons

For the last 60 years, I firmly believed that I lacked any potential to sing in a way that anyone (including myself) would appreciate. The thought of singing in front of others evoked so much fear in me that I immediately dismissed it. So far, I've only had two sessions with Virginia and my experience of singing has gone from something I avoid to something I love. Virginia's skillful guidance and feedback has pretty much eliminated my limiting beliefs and fears regarding singing and made it clear that even I can improve my voice ... its tone, range, etc. Why has her coaching been so effective for me? Perhaps her teaching style is ideally suited to my individual needs. However, I think it is more likely that Virginia is a highly gifted teacher who's teaching style adapts to best address the needs of whomever she is working with. Thank You Virginia!
Norwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood's reply
Thank you for your kind words John. You are a pleasure to work with. I love helping singers discover their potential!
Oct 28, 2021
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Josephine p.

Singing Lessons

Virginia is such a great teacher! I seldom saw so much improvement from Just 1 lesson! in just 1 Lesson I was able to cruise through my dream song "In my Dreams" from anastasia. I would highly recommend her as a vocal Coach! <3 love her
Norwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood's reply
Thank you Josephine! It is a pleasure working with you. I look forward to our work together, and hearing your progress.
Jul 11, 2021
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Kris T.

Singing Lessons

I tried the initial lesson and it was a great value for the price. I intend to return for additional lessons.
Norwood Music Studios - Virginia Norwood's reply
Thank you Kris. I look forward to working with you again.
Sep 10, 2021
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Michelle I.

Singing Lessons

I started with Virginia just recently. Not as a complete beginner, but rather as someone who has enjoyed singing and little performances here and there for years. I had a relatively pleasant voice, though I knew it was much softer than it could be. After starting in a more rock/soul oriented band, I realized I needed access to power in my voice, and a steadier, more confident progression through my range. And to learn just how the heck are you supposed to use that diaphragm anyway?! Learning by video exercise can only do so much! And thus, I found Virginia on Thumbtack. Her experience, continuing vocal education, and participation in bands herself greatly appealed to me and I let this good feeling lead me to her tutelage. And then..one lesson. That's all it took to open the gates to the improvement I was looking for! I was by no means -there- yet, but the level of power and clarity I increased to after that one free intro was really surprising to what I had expected. She seemed to know what parts of myself I had strength in and which parts I was having trouble utilizing. Instead of vague guidance she had clear, precise troubleshooting. She showed me a technical diagram of what my vocal cords were doing to my sound. She also instructed not only with exercises to train cords, but also with explanations for them. She also gave helpful ways of imagining sound in the head to assist in vocalizing each exercise correctly. Also, she seemed to "learn" my voice very quickly, picking up on what I needed work on and what styles matched me. And there is a helpful little stage in the back with a mic to practice actual stage presence as well. Throughout the two other lessons I've continued with her, things just keep getting better. It seems to me this is complete package training here! The exercises are smoothing out my weak spots, boosting my chest power and I'm learning how to correctly engage the stomach, and keep everything in my mouth positioned correctly. And I got tips on technical performance things like usage of in ear monitors, etc. I feel like I've already gotten a lot out of the mere couple of lessons I have so far attended. I managed to shock all my bandmates with my sudden improvement, which was a reeeeeally great time =). I can't wait to see how I'll progress later on down the line!
Jun 22, 2014
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Virginia Norwood

FAQs

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

    Clients can pay per lesson, monthly, or purchase a 2, 4, or 8 lesson package. There is a discount for monthly and package purchases. Please refer to my web page for current prices, packages and specials.

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

    At the first lesson I will take the student through a diagnostic scale to assess their voice and determine what it's strengths are and where they need to improve. Based on that assessment, I develop a workout program for them, then we work on a song and learn how to apply their improved coordination to singing.

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

    As a certified Speech Level Singing (SLS) Instructor, I am required to fulfill educational requirements yearly. These include private lessons with Mr. Riggs, teaching in front Mr. Riggs and other SLS teachers, watching Mr. Riggs work with one of my students, and attending the yearly SLS Training Camps.

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