Vicki Gray

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  • Skylar W.

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    so far, i love going to ms. vicki. she's very sweet and knowledgeable. she definitely knows her stuff. there is much to be learned and much to be accomplished. i really think she can help get me where i need to be.

    Oct 29, 2016Verified
  • Jason A.

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    Vicki has an awesome way of providing you with tips and techniques to get the best out of you. Had a lovely class with her and I feel 100% better off after as a singer. Looking forward to continuing lessons with her.

    Oct 30, 2015Verified

About this pro

I've been doing this for 40 years as an Industry professional. Aside from having a degree in Voice, I started in music as a violinist and in the Music Industry as an orchestrator, arranger, copyist. I have worked with many of the major record labels. I come with the work ethic and standards of the "Old School", where "auto-tune" and "we'll take the best one and fly in the rest" did not exist. I get to do the thing I love most, which is music, and I get to assist others in achieving their dream. I believe that if I have to work, then it is imperative that I enjoy what I do to make a living. So, for me, it has always been some form of music. Whether it is teaching, singing, composing, producing.... as long as I'm doing music, I'm happy. Life is too short to be anything but happy. What puts the icing on the cake for me is when a student says "Oh....that's what she meant". This happens when they FEEL their Body Instrument start to produce the sound they want to hear.

Years in business

42

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Location

Lithonia, GA 30038

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Single lessons: $65/hour, $90/90 minutes $120/2 hours Group lessons: determined by number of people in group *Small groups: Each person has their individual strengths and weaknesses which must be addressed... then they come together as a whole... and group strengths and weaknesses are addressed.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      The first thing I do with a new customer is have them sing something for me. This helps me to easily assess their strengths and weaknesses. The second thing I do is show them how to inhale and exhale using the diaphragm. Next, I introduce a series of exercises that will help them de-program the use of the throat muscles and engage the diaphragm to start pumping the air. These exercises will also start to reinforce pitch accuracy. Other exercises will start developing tonal placement and fluidity of motion. Songs are not actually sung until there is some master of the diaphragm inhaling and exhaling. All during this process we are looking at songs to sing that will reinforce the new muscle usage. If the student comes in with specific songs, we start applying the new principles to those songs. New exercises will be given as there is some mastery of existing ones....it is a building process.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I have a Bachelor of Music from Catholic University, with a major of voice education. Since I still perform, when I can, I go to California to take voice master classes from Seth Riggs, vocal coach to the Stars.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    SaturdayClosed
    Coverage Area for Vicki Gray is about 30+ miles of Lithonia, GA.