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I’ve been working with Rae for awhile now and she doesn’t just help me improve my singing skills she help me improve social skill as well. after having a lesson with her I feel happier compared to when I didn’t have lessons. she’s also very patient and I really need that in a teacher because I get overwhelmed if people yell at me or get mad if I get things wrong. she’s the best teacher that I’ve ever had and if anyone was to ask me to recommend them someone for singing it would be RaeJun 16, 2019VerifiedClaim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Anastasia, Thank you from my heart. I truly enjoy working with you. I'm thrilled with the progress you're making. I admire your courage in doing this. You give me every bit as much as you get.
I originally decided to take voice lessons because I had developed a fear of being heard. Basically, I "lost my voice." I wanted to overcome that fear and enjoy singing again. Rae has been amazing and incredibly patient with me. She has really been helping me work through my anxiety and pushes me every lesson to be braver. I can definitely say Rae has been helping me "claim my voice" again, not only with singing but in other aspects of my life as well.Feb 4, 2020VerifiedClaim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Alex, I'm so proud of you. Thank you. You deserve everything good that's happening. That's your work. Rae
THANK YOU RAE!! I’ve been singing for years but had no idea I have an amazing voice I’m just now able to access!! It feels easier to my body to sing now and yet it comes out better. My voice feels set free and I am loving the freedom! Rae is an AMAZING instructor AND the lesson is fun! Couldn’t be happierFeb 7, 2018VerifiedClaim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Linda, Thank you so much. You're a teacher's dream, and I really do have fun with you.
Rae is a pleasure to work with. She creates a very safe environment to make mistakes and to learn from them. Off the bat, she believes you can reach your goal. Her focus is to make sure that you believe in your abilities and because of that fact, you end up singing really well (without strain, easily). I would recommend her services to anyone who needs a safe and, straight up, learning experience. Cut the fat, let's talk singing situation. Be forever warned, what you get isn't what you're expecting when it comes to "voice lessons". Trust your gut, she a good catch. Peace!Jan 18, 2018VerifiedClaim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Ryad, Thank you so much! I love that I never know what my students get and it's all wonderful. I really appreciate what you said, and I'm having as much fun as you are in the lessons. Rae
Rae is an excellent, patient and laser focused teacher. A real pro who gets you motivated while pushing your talents further. As a professional voice over actor, who earns a living with my voice through spoken word, I wanted to include singing as another service, as well as live performance. Rae really helped me gain the confidence in my voice I needed by strengthening my abilities. I look forward to every lesson. I highly recommend her!Dec 9, 2017VerifiedClaim Your Voice TEACHING AGES 14+ IN NJ or ONLINE's reply
Suzanne, Thank you. It's such a wonderful opportunity for me to work with someone who's free and confident in her voice, but in a different way than I am. Working with you is great fun.
Rae De La Cretaz
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?1/2-hour $40 45-minutes $70 1-hour $70 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.