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I've been taking voice lessons from Natalie for a couple of months and just in the short time, I've improved my vocal technic and qualiy. I'm almost 40 years old and wish I would have started voice lessons a long time ago. There is so much more to singing than I realized. Natalie is extermely knowledgable, experienced and provides an easy and comfortable learning environment. She also video records each lesson so I can go back and practice excerises and recall our conversations and helpful tips. If you are thinking about voice lessons, I would recommend calling Natalie.Apr 21, 2014VerifiedA Higher Note LLC Voice Studio's reply
Thank you, Anne. It was a pleasure working with you for a year to grow and develop your voice, not to mention attend The Voice audition with you.
Our 7 year old has taken voice for over a year but recently started with Natalie. She has gone from refusing to sing in front of us to now singing in front of us, joyfully and excitedly. Natalie instills both fun and discipline into her lessons which is the best combination for building confidence in our budding singer.Oct 2, 2019
I took a few months of voice lessons with Natalie shortly before she relocated from CT to OH. I also knew Natalie from community connections. I think she's an absolutely wonderful teacher, not only personality-wise (she's very kind and funny, very encouraging) but in terms of her ability to teach me how to understand what singing involves and how to use breathing, posture, and face position to best use. She videotaped each lesson on with her laptop and gave me the DVD right away for home practice: what a great idea!Jul 19, 2013A Higher Note LLC Voice Studio's reply
Thank you, Brian! I hope you're still singing and developing your voice in CT!
I came to Natalie tone-deaf, at 23 years old, with no singing experience, never having sung in a chorus or ensemble of any kind. I now have the technique and confidence to sing out whenever I have the time. My pitch, tone, and range have improved dramatically. If you take lessons from her, heed her advice, and practice diligently, you will not be disappointed.Jul 5, 2013
Natalie was very knowledgeable, and an excellent teacher! She individualized the lessons and was quickly able to help me fix issues with my posture and technique. I learned a ton, and it was really enjoyable!May 17, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?As of June 1, 2018, A Higher Note LLC fees are as follows: In-studio fees: 60-minute lesson – $60 45-minute lesson – $45 30-minute lesson – $30 Internet Lesson Fees: 60-minute lesson – $65 45-minute lesson – $50 30-minute lesson – $35
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After a new student or student's parent contacts me and we agree upon a lesson day and time, I send them an email with complete instructions, including 1. What happens next 2. Registration instructions for student (and parent/guardian, where applicable) 3. Payment instructions 3. As applicable, either directions to my home-studio or requirements/instructions for logging in for internet lessons 4. Required forms, which must be completed and returned to me before the first lesson.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My training has come from a variety of world-class music instructors and choral conductors (Norma Lowder, Earle Lowder, Gary Bradberry, Morris Beachy, and others); private music lessons with instructors specializing in Broadway-performance techniques (Margaret Riddleberger), classical (bel canto) (Bonnie Bradley), and general music theater and performance (David Troupe); and the school of hard knocks. :-) Since 1979, I’ve been involved in a broad variety of musical endeavors: musicals (a season in The Washington Savoyards); dinner theater in D.C.; professional entertainment on a dinner cruise ship; wedding and event singing; church soloist (classical); church worship bands (contemporary); church choirs and licensed major musicals as a child, youth, and adult; The University of Texas Longhorn Singers; early childhood music education (both Music TogetherTM and KindermusikTM, and owned and ran a KindermusikTM studio for several years); teaching music in public and private schools; and all manner of singing, both meaningful and fun, from childhood up to now.