Emily Anna Bridges, Vocal Coach
- What types of customers have you worked with?
I love working with people who are passionate about singing. Some of my students have studied voice for years and are looking to polish their singing skills after taking a hiatus, or to try some new repertoire, but most of my students have never studied voice before, and are searching for their voices. Some students sing with bands or choirs, while others sing in the car or the shower. Some are shooting to sing with friends or out at karaoke night. Others are looking to perform at coffee houses. While a lot of my students are already pursuing voice in some public way, others are just exploring it in private. What they all have in common is a love for voice, a passion for singing, and a strong desire to grow.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Contact several teachers. Meet with each of them face to face if possible. Look for a voice teacher who you'd feel comfortable working with, and who seems to understand your goals. They should provide you with exercises to do at home, as your voice will grow only with daily practice. Sometimes pianists branch off toward vocal coaching as a way to make money, but they don't offer in-depth instruction on the anatomy of the voice, healthy vocal technique, and other technical aspects of sustainable singing. Ask directly how he/she would tackle the exact issues and goals you would like to work on.