Vocal Life Singing Studio

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality.
  • Chance W.

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    Dec 5, 2017Verified
  • Gregg R.

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    Very productive, looking forward our next encounter.

    Apr 18, 2015Verified

About this pro

Providing quality instruction is very important to me. My students range from experienced professionals to beginners looking for the satisfaction of improving their singing. My students learn to sing in many styles of music including musical theater (I have studied drama as well as music), classical, contemporary Christian, gospel, rock, pop, country, jazz and more.My teaching emphasizes producing a vibrant, free tone utilizing the methods I learned during my 18 years of study with my vocal teachers, and through my university degrees. I enjoy working with a wide diversity of students with different goals and interests, while some teachers only like to work with classical students, only feel comfortable teaching pop style, or only want to work with those who are wanting a career in music. I have sung lead roles in operas, musical theater productions, and oratorios and have sung with bands and in a cappella groups. I bring all this background to my vocal studio teaching. Vocal music teaching is my profession, not a hobby. That's why I studied singing for nearly 20 years through private vocal lessons in addition to my musical studies at university. I studied advanced vocal teaching methods and combine this knowledge with a strong academic grounding in music and strong performance skills. Watching my students progress is the most satisfying aspect of my job. When teaching, I especially enjoy diagnosing any problems with the voice and working together to solve them. Voice teaching often involves visualization and finding common images between the teacher and student, and it is very exciting when this happens. Meeting and working with many interesting people who are passionate about music is also exciting. It is also educational for me to work with students who have many different musical interests. I learn about a lot of new music and performers this way.

Years in business

29

Times hired on Thumbtack

61

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Students come weekly (or more often) and pay monthly in advance at the last lesson of the month for the upcoming month. Prices are $20 for a half hour lesson, $29 for 45 minutes, and $38 for hour lessons.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I offer a free introductory lesson at which we discuss goals and background, have a mini lesson, and set priorities.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I have a B.M in vocal music, and an M.S in Music, Drama, and English. I am a trained teacher with teaching certificates in 2 countries. I am a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing which publishes a quarterly magazine that I read. It has informative, well written articles dealing with recent trends and solid research about the voice. In addition, I participate in some of their online chats discussing vocal issues. I attend recitals and concerts and listen to recent compositions using Sound Cloud, etc. Recently I completed a course in digital sound design and have begun online courses in music production and programming for musicians.

    Business hours

    Central Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    TuesdayClosed
    WednesdayClosed
    ThursdayClosed
    FridayClosed
    SaturdayClosed
    Coverage Area for Vocal Life Singing Studio is about 30+ miles of Springfield, MO.