Believe You Can Sing & Vocal Explorers Studios
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Arlys was very knowledgeable, attentive and enthusiastic despite my status as a novice singer. She teaches vocal drills by example and is good at helping the student relax and learn vocal exercises that would otherwise seem awkward to perform for that first time. I should have recorded my lessons and listened to them for practice and review during the time until the next lesson. She suggested that but I never got my recording device to work. Vocal miracles cannot be performed overnight but if you are serious and willing to work hard between lessons she will improve your singing ability as fast as anyone.Nov 17, 2014Verified
My shy 14 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Arlys for several months. Arlys keeps my daughter focused with a sense of playfulness and fun. I have watched my daughter's singing confidence grow. I highly recommend Arlys for voice lessons.Jan 24, 2013Believe You Can Sing & Vocal Explorers Studios's reply
Valerie, thank you so much for sharing your experience!
I am a woman in my 40s with very little formal vocal training. I sing very part time in a cover band (mostly 80s & 90s rock). I have had weekly half-hour singing lessons with Arlys for the past year. In just the first few months, I experienced a dramatic transformation in my voice and confidence. I have learned how to warm-up my voice, stand and breathe correctly, form vowel sounds to enhance pitch and tone, transition more easily through chest and head voice, and added at least 4 notes to the upper end of my performance range. Over time, my skills increased to the point where our lessons focus on "tweaks" to the songs I will be performing. Arlys strengths are her knowledge of how anatomy affects the voice, her ability to explain techniques in a variety of ways (so that at least one of them clicks for me), a prodigious sense of humor, flexibility, and a passion for both teaching and her own continuous learning. Arlys is delightful, and I wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone who wishes to sing better, especially shy singers, young people, and those who need to know why or how something works.Dec 3, 2013
Arlys has been wonderful with our daughter who needs help learning to sing and project her voice to fulfill a desire to participate in more theater activities.Mar 28, 2018Verified
My kid loves her visits and wants to continue coming back for lessons.Oct 16, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My voice training rates: SINGLE SESSION RATES 60min=$60 30min=$35 45min=$45 NEW LESSON BUNDLES Four 60-min sessions = $200 [$40 savings] Six 45-min sessions = $240 [$30 savings] Seven 30-min sessions = $215 [$30 savings]
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I ask about the singer or speaker's goals, develop a lesson plan that is suitable for their voice and also work with any obstacles that hinder vocal development. Students choose their own musical selections and may also ask for suggestions.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?12 years of private vocal training A lifetime of performance experience. Performance resume available upon requests. Performance videos available on YouTube.