Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE
Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE

Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$40
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Introduction: ATTENTION: SING SAFELY - FOR NOW MOST LESSONS ARE ONLINE. IF YOU'RE NOT GOING OUT, I'M OFFERING A SPECIAL: 4 ONLINE 1/2 HOUR LESSONS FOR 1/2 PRICE $20 EACH. WHAT WOULD NORMALLY BE $160 IS NOW $80. LEARN TO SING IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME. BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN. People want to study singing for so many reasons. You've sung all your life and want to sing better. You'd like to be able to audition for a better chorus or a part. You were told you were tone-deaf when you were 5, and haven't dared make a sound since, or if you have, people have laughed at you. Those are all good reasons. My job is to take you wherever you are, whatever you hope to achieve, and help you sing better whatever that is. The lessons themselves can be done online, or in person within New Jersey only. New Yorkers usually don't want to come to NJ, but you could take lessons online. If you're apprehensive doing lessons online, please read my reviews. Quite a few of them are from online students. There's never a contract. You can try one lesson and see what you think. Your health is the most important thing to address in lessons. People come to me with chronic sore throats from strain, limited ranges, breaks. We fix these things, and you sound great and have fun. I don't let 12-year-olds sound like they're 30. I care, and I'm good. The human voice is the most wonderful toy I can imagine. As a teacher, I get to play in everyone's toy box. It's all fun. I love helping someone who thinks they can't sing on pitch sing on pitch. I love working with people who've sung all their lives and just hope people won't laugh at them. I show members of the chorus that they're soloists, and no one's laughing. I love working with beautiful, strong, healthy voices that just need a little help to fly. I love it all.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 182 times

Serves Caldwell, NJ

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49 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, PayPal, and Zelle.

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

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Adam G.
Dec 7, 2021
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She's great, I've never had voice lessons before so I can't compare any experiences but she has been a big help with understanding how to use my voice for singing. If you need help learning your voice, she's a great resource!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Adam, Thank you. I'm so glad you have the courage to do this. You're already making progress, and I know it will continue. Rae
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Jayanna R.
Oct 20, 2021
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Working with Rae has been an incredible experience! After each lesson I gain tools and confidence that I can directly implement in my singing practice. She helps me access the power within myself. She will push you to be your best, always keep you on your toes, and leave you excited for the next class.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Pop • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Jayanna, I'm so sorry I didn't respond sooner. I thought I had. Thank you. I'm so pleased with your progress, you're a delight to work with, and I'm very grateful for your kind words. Rae
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Anthony G.
Sep 2, 2022
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Excellent teacher! I highly recommend Claim Your Voice! I found her to be very supportive and helpful in working on the areas of my voice production that needed it most. I had a number of lessons and gained what I wanted to accomplish when I began. Well done!

Details: 65 years or older • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • Pop • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Anthony, Thank you. it was a complete pleasure working with you. Remember my number if you ever want help.
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Cayman R.
Aug 23, 2022
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Rae is and amazing vocalist with an extremely steady voice. She is also a great teacher in many different ways. I love my lessons and feel as though I'm getting better each lesson! I highly recommend Rae.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • Musical theater • Country • Rock • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Cayman, Thank you. I'm having fun with you, and can't to wait to hear how you do at your wedding. Rae
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Laura B.
Aug 2, 2022
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Rae’s coaching has improved two of my son’s vocalizing issues in as many lessons. She is attentive and engaging in an online setting. We are very pleased with her professionalism and acumen. My son’s confidence is also improving as well. Thank you, Rae.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Musical theater • Jazz • Classical • Gospel • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Claim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Laura, Thank you so much. He's so much fun to work with. I'm very glad to he's benefitting so quickly.
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FAQs

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

    1/2-hour $40 45-minutes $70 1-hour $75 I accept cash, check, Paypal and Zelle (Bank-to-Bank transfer including Chase Quick Pay) I DON'T work with children. Students need a reasonably mature instrument to study singing. Before that, they can take general music, sing in school, in choir, study instruments. They can destroy themselves studying voice too young. It varies on physical maturity, but the youngest I'm comfortable with is about 13-14. This is in the student's best interest. I make my full-time living teaching singing. I lose money when I send people away. This is my ethics. 1-hour lessons are great, but if you can't afford that, 1/2-hour is all the same things, just less of everything. I don't give 45- minute lessons, but I want you to be able to see my profile and choose. Lessons are a luxury item. Get as much luxury as you can. I don't use contracts or package deals. Try a lesson. You have to pay for that one, but you don't have to come back.

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

    The lessons themselves can be done online or in person within New Jersey. I do not currently service New York. We start wherever you are. No matter how much training you've had, you're new to me, so we have to go back to the beginning. We always do basic vocalizes. We review posture, pitch, diction, how to evaluate what you're doing. If someone has a strong background, we can progress to songs quickly. If you don't, it takes longer, but the journey always travels the same path. After however long is appropriate, if you can't read music, we work on that. We always work on the entire voice, not just one aspect of it. As you sing better, you stop straining, your range increases, you gain dynamics. It's all a package. You can't work just one aspect. It all comes together.

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

    I'm a graduate of Oberlin College, major in music, voice applied. Since then, I've taken private lessons for 30 years and am still in contact with my teacher.

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