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Octave Higher Voice Studio

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Introduction: The first 30 minute Lesson is free! The technique that I use is proven successful. From classical to pop, the technique works. Most successful artists use this technique. I encourage all to research Speech Level Singing and those artists that use it. Also, for those that want the training, I was a high school choral teacher for many years. I have many years of experience teaching music reading as well as ear training. Helping those succeed! Successful singing is dependent on successfully understanding the voice and how it works. Watching those people learn and successfully engage their voice from the very lowest note to the very highest is very rewarding.
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Kelly J.
Aug 28, 2021
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Gene got my daughter singing the high notes with power on the first lesson. He connected with her instantly, and she can’t wait to learn more. Professional, kind and personable.. highly recommend. So glad to find this great teacher for my daughter!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Musical theater • Pop • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Jennifer R.
Aug 6, 2021
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My 14yo was nervous about meeting a new voice teacher, and this was her first time taking lessons outside the school setting. Gene’s professional but kind demeanor immediately put her at ease, and his knowledge base and teaching skills were immediately apparent. She left feeling more confident and energized by what she had learned.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Musical theater • Jazz • Opera • What the teacher recommends • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Eric J.
Jun 12, 2021
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Gene was very very nice to work with. He made everything feel comfortable and made sure I wasn’t injuring myself and because of the condition my vocal cords are in it really helped. He clearly had a passion for music and helping people learn to sing so his enthusiasm made the experience very fun! Definitely returning to the studio soon! Can’t wait to work with him again

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • R&B • Classical • Country • Rap • What the teacher recommends • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Katherine V.
Apr 4, 2020
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Gene is a miracle worker. I have been working with him for about 2 months now, and in this short amount of time, I have learned to do things with my voice I never thought I would be able to do. For years, I sang soprano in choir. After I graduated, I quit and the only singing I did was at church. The songs I sang tended to be in the higher range, but seeing the difficulty I had in singing them powerfully, I decided to start taking voice lessons. They helped, but none of them really taught me how to use my voice for the style of music I was singing. I even had one teacher tell me I wasn’t really a soprano and to never let anyone tell me that I was. Gene has shown me that I was right all along. In teaching me proper vocal technique, he has shown me that my comfort zone is, in fact, in the higher range (if anything, I actually have a bit more trouble singing low now, because I don’t make unhealthy changes in my voice to do it!) My voice now has a tone and smoothness it has never had before, and I know it’ll only go up from here. I can’t thank him enough!!!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • R&B • Gospel • Pop • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Poc S.
Jan 31, 2018
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Singing lessons here are the best I have Experienced before, I’m Learning things about my voice I never thought they were there , hitting higher notes so easily, I highly recommend it!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • 30 minutes • On an ongoing basis • Willing to work around teacher's schedule • Conducting initial research • The voice coach travels to me • I travel to the voice coach

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The first lesson is free. My standard fee is $40 per half hour. I’m always open to negotiate!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I typically assess the voice, check for tendencies that inhibit good singing, create exercises that help the student get rid of the bad tendencies, and apply what the student learned to a song of their choice.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I still take lessons, attend Master Classes, attend conferences. BA in performance from The University of Wisconsin with certification MME from Indiana University

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