Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician
Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician

Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician

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Introduction: To My Voice Students: I am here to make you the best singer you can be. I am committed and passionate about all my students regardless of level, my students report fantastic results from landing the lead roles in their school shows to recording their first albums, my lessons are well structured, I've been trained by the best teachers and celebrity vocal coaches, studied at the best schools, I use many modern resources to streamline my student's improvement, I am more than a vocal coach but also a professional music artist, songwriter, and producer all of which informs my coaching. I'd love to work together and I offer the first lesson half off! To My Music Event Clients: I am here to give you the best live music experience you've ever had at one of your events. I have done virtually every kind of gig under the sun including performing at small pubs, restaurants, leading bands around the world on cruise ships, multi hundred thousand dollar budget corporate events, weddings, bar/bat mitzfahs, performing on America's Got Talent in front of 4,000 people, the Dolby Theater (home of the Academy Awards,) to The Troubadour (the venue that jumpstarted Elton John's career.) Not only do I have a song list of over 500 cover songs spanning most genres, I also have my own original universally appealing music (think Bruno Mars meets Ed Sheeran.) To All Clients: Everyone is important to me whether you're a beginner voice student or a music event client looking to throw a small intimate gathering. I am responsive, adaptable, approachable and am committed to always greatly exceeding expectations. Thanks again for considering me! More on Why to Work With Me as a Vocal Coach: 1. My Mission: I am passionate and committed about seeing my students succeed. I thrill in finding creative solutions to help your find your voice and reach your potential. 2. My Approach: I love working with students of all levels, ages, and backgrounds. In my 20 years of teaching, I have worked with students brand new to singing as well as seasoned professionals like Disney stars and artists with millions of streams on Spotify. With every student comes a new fun and exciting challenge for me to help them express themselves through music. 3. My Results: I can help you accomplish your goals and even help guide you to new vocal heights. Below are a few recent student milestone accomplishments since working with me: • Helped student land the lead role of Velma in her high school’s rendition of the musical, “Chicago” • Helped a student arrange and perform her first ever holiday concert • Helped a student nail the main riff on the chorus of Tennessee Whisky by Chris Stapleton • Vocally coached a student on his rendition of "Come Together" for an upcoming performance at an LA King’s Game at the Staples Center • Another longtime student was accepted as 1 of 7 spots in NYU’s Steinhardt Composition program • Assisted a student in releasing her first EP (short album) of cover songs • Helped a student improve her songs by suggesting different lyrics • Helped a student nail 10+ genres at karaoke 4. My Lessons: well structured with daily lesson topic PDFs, exercises, repertoire, and more 5. My Resources: I use modern tools and provide students with resources that many coaches either don’t know how to use or care to learn such as recording and mixing software, custom vocal exercises, google docs for homework/exercise/tips/in-depth analysis of repertoire, screen recording, custom key and arrangements of karaoke tracks, student zoom recitals, and more 6. My Influences: I have closely studied and even jammed with the most famous vocal coaches in the world and use their materials in my coaching (Stevie Mackey, Cheryl Porter, and Seth Riggs to name a few.) 7. My Training: I’ve been singing consistently since I was four years old, am trained in classical, jazz, and musical theater. Growing up, I studied with world-class teachers from Julliard and Boston Conservatory. I went to the best music school in the world, Berklee College of Music where I as a Voice Principal and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. 8. My Location: I’ve spent almost all my life singing and living in or close proximity to two of the most competitive music super cities in the world: New York City and Los Angeles. 9. My Vocal Skillset: I am a vocal master able to sing in most styles, can sing intricate runs most vocalists cannot, have mastered belting, falsetto, mix and more. I'm experienced in singing Jazz, R&B, Rock, Pop, Musical Theater, Folk, Classic Rock, Country, and more. At this point in my career, there isn't much I cannot do vocally. Full Bio: Alex Charles is as a music artist, vocal coach, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Throughout his childhood, Alex was mentored on singing by Boston Conservatory educated Michelle Oram and on woodwinds by Julliard Performance Master Stephen Hart. As a teenager, Alex was called back for Broadway’s “13 The Musical" and performed with his original band “Rhubarb Jones” at a major festival headlined by Weezer & Drake. Alex went on to attend the top music school in the world for contemporary music, Berklee College of Music where he was a voice principal and graduated with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. After Berklee, Alex promptly moved to Los Angeles where he continued to make his mark in the industry. Alex has released 33 singles and 10 cover songs on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Alex’s single, “Do You Still Think of Me?” has over 130k streams on Spotify. A veteran performer, Alex has performed hundreds of shows in iconic venues such as the Viper Room, the Whisky a Go Go, Troubadour, and the Pasadena Civic Center (for America’s Got Talent.) As both a producer, composer and artist Alex’s music been used in over 50 TV shows. He consistently works with major entertainment companies like Warner Bros and Paramount and has produced music for brands such as Target, Nickelodeon, and Credit Karma to name a few. From 2018 to its recent final season, Alex was the primary singer-songwriter for The Ellen Show having sung and produced most season promos as well as several celebrity musical guest spots. As a saxophonist, Alex has performed or recorded with well-known artists such as Camila Cabello, Brent Faiyaz and T-Pain. In 2022, Alex signed a record deal with Ninetone records but elected to leave on amicable terms one year later. In 2023, Alex signed with the premier college booking agency Degy Entertainment and is currently touring the US College Market. Since moving to the NYC area, Alex continues to focus on his vocal coaching, original artist project, and music production business. In Summation: I believe you'd be hard pressed to find another coach and singer on Thumbtack who not only cares and is committed to their clients' success on my level but also possesses my A-List Hollywood credits, versatile professional experience, elite multi-instrumental training, world-class singing voice, and deeply technical music production and engineering background. Lastly, I want to say thank you. Music & Singing make the world a better place so I am grateful to all my prospective clients for looking to bring more music into their lives! To my voice students, I applaud you for being brave and sharing your gifts and light. To my music event clients, I thank you for keeping live music alive and supporting independent artists like myself in this ever-digitizing world.
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Madison B.
Dec 6, 2023
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Working with Alex has been wonderful! I started my journey to improve my singing with specific goals in mind. Alex not only listened but paid attention and asked questions to create a plan that would help me with my unique aspirations. I greatly look forward to continuing lessons with Alex and would recommend him to any of my dearest friends regardless of experience level.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Musical theater • Opera • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Classical • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician's reply
Thank you so much Madison! So excited to be part of your musical journey!
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Jack A.
Feb 20, 2024
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Alex is a great coach and makes the training sessions fun and informative. He is very encouraging and supportive and helps me feel comfortable singing, even though I’m bit of an introvert and a beginner to formal voice training. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to improve their singing ability.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • R&B • Classical • Country • Gospel • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician's reply
Thank you for the kind words. You have a great voice Jack and I'm excited to keep working together!
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Fiora M.
Dec 11, 2023
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Though I’ve only started with Alex, my experience has been very positive. Very communicative and approachable, he’s been very flexible with my inconsistent, evening work schedule. Base focuses have been on breath support and control as well as developing vocal power through this support. Even through the few lessons so far, there had already been an accumulation of resources and practices that can be applied to a variety of vocal techniques. In regards to some of my more unique requests, specifically my desire to learn scream and growl techniques on top of rebuilding my basics, he has taken up my music goals as an individual with enthusiasm. I am looking forward to continuing my return to vocal training under his instruction.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • R&B • Pop • Musical theater • Rap • Rock • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician's reply
Thank you for these kind words, looking forward to continuing to work together and diving into your unique goals!
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Michael R.
Oct 7, 2023
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I just began working with Alex and he has already helped me so much! He is thoughtful and very client focused. I recommend him for anybody at any level of learning who wants to start singing!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician's reply
Love to hear it Michael. Thrilled for your journey as a singer!
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Shelly B.
Sep 19, 2023
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“I haven’t had a ton of classes with Alex yet, but the ones I have had have been great. I usually hate singing in front of people, including my family and friends, because I’m so self conscious of my singing voice, but Alex has created a safe space where I feel like I can mess at and I don’t have to be an absolutely amazing singer to just get myself started. I genuinely feel like I can improve and that I’m going to become a better singer.” -My daughter, Jocelynn

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Musical theater • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Alex Charles: Online Vocal Coach & Live Musician's reply
Wonderful so glad to hear this Shelly. Jocelynn is an amazing student!
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