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Singing Lessons (for adults)
Jacob is great! I've been doing singing lessons with him for the past few months and I am already better then I was, and am more confident than I was!Dec 30, 2015Verified
Singing Lessons (for adults)
Working with Jacob has been amazing. I've been singing on Youtube for several years now and while I've made a lot of progress on my own, I found myself at somewhat of a standstill. My fans would always say I had a great voice suited for ballads, but anytime I would try to sing anything remotely powerful they seemed to find it lacking. I was skeptical about voice lessons, mostly because I wasn't sure if working with a teacher would be worth it when you can find all of this great information online without one nowadays. I thought my voice was just stuck like that and I couldn't really sing anything beyond gentle songs. And now? I wish I had started much sooner! Within three lessons I already felt a huge difference. I've only been working with Jacob weekly for a couple of months now and singing has gone from feeling difficult and stressful to being fun again. It's like I'm finding a completely new voice and it's so much fun to experiment with it and feel like I'm realizing my potential and singing properly. Songs I previously found impossible to sing are finally possible - even EASY to sing. The improvement was immediate. Jacob explains things in a way that's really easy to grasp and practice with, and we record every lesson so every time I go to record a new song I pull a lesson up and do the warm ups. My fans noticed a difference straight away, and now I'm getting a bunch of feedback telling me how much I've improved. For the first time in almost 200 uploads and a total of 16,342,345 Youtube views, people have started describing my voice as powerful. I finally have my confidence back, and instead of feeling like I want to quit like I did just a few months ago, I feel motivated to improve even further. Now instead of hearing a song and thinking 'I could never pull that off', I feel confident enough to give it my all, and I know Jacob will help me reach all of my goals. It's been amazing so far and I can't wait to see what's in store. I would highly recommend Jacob, he's a wonderful instructor!Jun 1, 2016Verified
Jacob is simply the best vocal coach! He cares about your life journey and considers the best ways to help you improve vocally for your future. His skills range from guitar lessons, speech therapy, playing piano, writing and music; the list could go on and on. Jacob is always improving on his skills. He's talented, kind and inspires you to be the best! Jacob has over a decade worth of experience with writing, playing guitar and singing. I was very nervous during my first voice lesson, but Jacob was very patient and calm and was ultimately able to bring out my unique voice! I hope you choose Jacob for your next voice lesson!Oct 28, 2015
Mr Jacob is an excellent guitar, voice and Spanish teacher! He taught my son guitar when my son was three until almost age six before breaking our hearts and moving away! My son knows his chords and can play simple songs and read some sheet music. He's extremely gifted at teaching very young children, keeping their attention and making the lesson fun. I imagine such a skill translates well to older kids and even adults. Each week our home was filled with beautiful music and singing. Ans some of it came from my kid! Ha ha! Highly recommend. Joyce S. Roswell, GAJun 12, 2015
Jacob was an absolute pleasure to work with!! We stumbled upon each other through a mutual friend and I was lucky enough to meet with him personally which allowed me to know, in-depth, his background in music theory and vocal coaching. Our first encounter was a musical lesson, including myself singing while he accompanied me on keyboard/guitar. He walked me step-by-step through warm-ups which was very thorough and well-organized, giving me the opportunity to reach musical notes I had not previously realized. Also, Jacob was sure to teach me the proper vernacular that comes with certain performing strategies, such as vocal mixing and harmonizing. I very much enjoyed Jacob's modality of teaching. I even referred a friend who was looking for a different type of vocal coaching, which would allow him to be more conscious and confident while talking on the phone, a vital part of his job description!!! I was also informed that Jacob can complete vocal lessons via Skype. Multi-faceted. I wish him all the best in Music City!Jul 10, 2015
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first time I meet with a new customer is a free consultation and vocal assessment. We focus on their background, their goals, their diet, etc. Once I am able to pinpoint where a singer's voice is having troubles, we can then formulate a personalized plan to help that singer reach their specific goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from the University of Georgia studying Communications and Music Business. I have been singing all of my life and I have been fortunate enough to train under some of the top vocal coaches in the country. My techniques are built on the foundations of Speech Level Singing, mix voice training, and real life experience in the music industry as a professional singer.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?After years of studying under some of the top vocal coaches in the industry, I was torn between pursuing music or becoming a counselor. A lot of my vocal coaches at the time tended to double as therapist in our lessons and I saw a marriage of my two passions: people and music.