Realize Studios / Realize Records
Realize Studios / Realize Records

Realize Studios / Realize Records

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Introduction: Our company has been in the entertainment business for over 30 yrs. We work in the film, television and music industry. We offer vocal, acting, musical theatre, scene study, songwriting, producing, career coaching, music therapy and guitar sessions by industry professionals. We offer in-studio one on one sessions as well as virtual sessions that place in the comfort of your own home by entering our virtual studio with just a click on a link and knock on our virtual door. The sessions can take place on a computer, Ipad, tablet or your phone’s browser. We create an environment that is tailored to each person’s individual needs. We believe that giving clients the opportunity to experience the entertainment world from instructors who live in it every day is important for those who want to pursue a career professionally. Our clients who are looking for a private safe space to pursue their love of the arts or to just get some “me” time has the chance to do so with top entertainers who make the sessions fun and relaxing. We also offer sessions for special needs such as speech therapy, music therapy, and breathing techniques. Our clients with autism and other disabilities have shown great improvement in socialization skills and speech improvement. About Me: I’ve been in the music and entertainment business as a professional actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and a touring musician since 1987. I was signed to Sony /CBS records and have had national releases and toured with major acts before creating my own independent record label, Realize Records. I have been featured in several magazines and TV shows such as Billboard, Variety, Music Connection, Movie Maker and Delmarva Life. I am a member of The Recording Academy and have been on the Grammy entry list in multiple categories over several years. I have also been a songwriter and producer for recording artists since 1998. I have starred in Musical Theatre productions including Rocky Horror Picture Show, Equus, Cabaret and Sweeney Todd. I have also starred in feature films, TV shows and have been the subject of music feature film documentaries. I also compose music for feature films, animated and tv series. I have had the honor of being nominated for the IDEA award’s Most Innovative Teacher in 2017 and won for the best pop song in a feature film at Garden State Film Festival for the song We are Waiting. I am currently working on music for a new documentary, a feature film and I will be releasing my latest music project recording in 2020.

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12 employees

22 years in business

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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

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Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Exceptional 5.0

16 reviews


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Dhruv P.
Apr 3, 2021

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Paul is an great voice teacher with a unique ability to detect subtle voice issues and equally effective at addressing them. He keeps classes fun and engaging with an upbeat and motivating personality. I am already seeing a noticeable improvement in the areas noted below with only a few classes. I am hopeful more training will lead to measurable impact in my corporate career. 1. Improve tone variation and quality 2. Reduce effect of slight accent on pronunciation of certain letters and word 3. Improve enunciation 4. Developing a commanding tone for corporate presentations

Details: 28 or older • No experience • General introduction • As recommended by teacher • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Voice Over Lessons
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Dollicia C.
Sep 18, 2019

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My daughter was very happy at her first visit. The staff was very friendly and the instructor was very knowledgeable about what we needed to care for our instrument. We are looking forward to next weeks lesson!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
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Lynn W.
Sep 7, 2016
My 10 year old daughter has been taking singing lessons from Paul for the past 2 years, (recently added guitar lessons) -- I cannot even put into words how awesome he is as an teacher. Just the right amount of nurturing, positive encouragement and fun. And he comes with years and years of "in the business" experience, so his advice really carries weight. It's a bit of a drive from where we are to get to him, but we cannot even imagine going to anyone else. Daughter literally looks forward to each lesson (this is the same person that groans every morning about school, just to give some context). Worth the drive. Worth the cost.
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Dana V.
Sep 7, 2016
My daughter has been taking vocal lessons with Paul Lewis at Realize for about 4 years. Wow! What a difference a great teacher makes! Paul not only encourages his students to push themselves to a higher level, he also allows his students freedom to pursue their own creative path. I would highly recommend the Realize company without question.
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Rachel F.
Sep 10, 2018
I have had a great experience with Paul Lewis and Realize Studios. I have seen my child grow and improve so much within the last year. The performance and audition opportunities are frequently offered and a great experience. It doesn’t feel like coming to a studio, it feels like family.
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Paul Lewis


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

    Our lessons range in between $55 to $65 an hour for most sessions. Flat rates are available for recording projects and are determined by the scale of the project.

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

    Our first session is spent getting to the know the client and what they are looking to get out of the sessions after that we turn our focus to creating an individual plan using specialized techniques to bring that plan to fruition.

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

    I have over thirty years of experience in the music and entertainment business as a touring musician and have been helping artists with their vocals and performance in the studio and while on tour since 2000. Prior to that, I majored in acting and music at Salisbury University in Maryland. I have personally performed over 5,000 live shows and have techniques that have allowed myself and my clients to find their voice, take it to the next level and how to maintain a sense of calm under stressful situations.

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