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Two and a half years of training with Patrick and I could sign like I never thought possible. I have performed His methods of teaching are very effective; his charisma is incredible. He makes it a priority that YOU become better. He builds your confidence, motivates you to practice and perform in public. Some are teachers and some are mentors. Patrick has been both to me. I would encourage anybody who wants to improve their singing voice, improve their onstage presense, or learn to sign to come and take lessons at Performance Career Center. I do not regret a minute of time I have spent with Patrick and Annette and other teachers.May 26, 2016Verified
This is my first review: His voice assessment was outstanding! It was an eye-opening event and different view of my voice as well as my musical skills. He assigned me an excellent instructor. I mean excellent because only after the first lesson, my voice and singing improved dramatically. Looking forward to improving even more! Update: After about one year of lesson, Patrick started to teach me and it's been about seven months. His instruction leads my voice to higher level that I couldn't have believed years ago. Definitely recommend him to anyone looking for vocal teacher.Jan 19, 2017Verified
Great instructor/mentor. Patrick and his team have a detailed progress plan which tracks the areas you're currently working on, the progress you've made and goals you're working towards. After just a short time studying with him, I had corrected 90% of my bad habits and have gained the confidence to perform in public! All lessons are recorded which is great for listening to your own singing as well as reviewing tips or directions he had given you. Overall - highly recommendedJan 28, 2015Verified
The evaluation was incredibly thorough. Much more comprehensive than I would have every imagined. I have every confidence that the vocal problems I have recently developed are in the very best of hands with Patrick Wickham. I'm looking forward to my first singing/vocal lesson with him.Mar 26, 2015VerifiedWickham Vocal Studios's reply
John, Thank you so much for the review. I look forward to seeing you again! Patrick Michael Wickham
I havent been taking lessons for that long, but I can already tell that my singing voice has improved tremendously since my initial lesson. My voice now has a lot more power than it has ever had before. The lessons are very informative, educational, and a lot of fun! Since Patrick Wickham is a voice physiologist, he knows all about the voice and what should be happening in your throat/back/abdomen to make certain sounds. I enjoy hearing about how everything works and what exercises to do to work certain muscles and things to improve my breathing, singing etc. I am very impressed with my experience and the service at WVS. Before every lesson I am offered tea, coffee, and water. Patrick Wickham makes every lesson slightly different so that we can work on different aspects of singing. The lessons are also catered to the individual so that you get the best experience and also the best techniques that will work for you. The lessons are recorded and sent to you after the lesson. That way, you can practice at home and you know what you need to work on. Just like everything else, you have to practice if you want to get better and want to see the results you desire. Patrick Wickham even sends you (via email) exercises to do to practice using the various muscles and things you use while singing. If you ever have any questions about anything from a clarification of something in the lesson, or a question about your performing career, Patrick Wickham is always there is help you in any way he can. Since he has an incredible amount of experience in performing, he can give great and reliable advice to any of your questions or concerns. I have had an outstanding experience so far and I cant wait to see how much I will improve in the future! Thank you Patrick Wickham!Mar 14, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We build a plan around your budget. Pricing is based on the teacher, duration, frequency, term of study and add-on classes. We want the chance to win you over before we talk about money! I've discounted my Vocal Assessment to just $45 for all Thumbtack customers.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Initially, WVS students are required to have a one-of-its-kind VOCAL ASSESSMENT so we can determine level and factors such as: Musicianship, Application, Technique (Agility, Range, Flexibility, Power, Efficiency, etc.) and the actual Functional Mechanics to make sure they pursue the exact type of instruction that will ensure their progress and success. If there are no instructors here that fit, we have a large network of highly-qualified affiliate instructors that will!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Personally, far too much to list. (Please see our website for faculty profiles)