EL Melody Vocal Studio
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Hired 36 times
9 years in business
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Sam is a great voice instructor. He is experienced in both classical styles and traditional and contemporary R&B/Jazz styles and has performed with numerous popular acts such as Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin and was a successful contestant on MTV's Making the Band reality show. As an instructor, he stresses the fundamentals in his lessons and helps students to develop a solid foundation upon which they can build performance techniques. He teaches students artistry as well as technique. In addition, he is often encouraging and energetic in his lessons and is very friendly. For students of pop/R&B/jazz standard singing, he uses Michael Buble as models for students and likes developing a round, solid sound rather than the strained vocals seen in most of today's pop music. This helps students with damaged voices to improve vocal production technique and find ways to repair their voices.Aug 28, 2012Verified
Singing Lessons (for adults)
I have been taking lessons from Sam for about two months now. I am an adult who is coming to vocal training with little experience in singing other than some high school chorus and performances. And I am so glad I did! Sam was immediately welcoming, encouraging, and warm. He is clearly a wonderful person and it shows right away. But maybe more importantly, he is an extremely talented singer, performer and instructor. I really wanted an experienced and sophisticated teacher who will not just encourage me but teach me, push me, and help me to advance and become an accomplished performer. Sam has a great reputation and teaches many advanced, even famous singers but he is also great for beginners. He teaches you not just singing technique but how to develop as a musician both technically and emotionally. Before starting with Sam, I took a few lessons with others who start you off the bat with sheet music and just singing. That doesn't work in my view. Singing is difficult (more difficult than I expected actually) and to progress you have to understand theory, rhythm, timing and phrasing. Sam starts you with these kinds of lessons so that when you start singing you understand the music itself, not just technique. In short, you won't find a better teacher or person than Sam so if you are interested in progressing either as a beginner or an experienced singer, please check him out. You won't be disappointed.Sep 20, 2015Verified
Sam is a great voice teacher who is patient and understanding, and met me at my level of development. He is definitely skilled as a vocalist, and knows the little tips and tricks that have improved my singing. I've really appeciated his flexibility in scheduling lessons that work with my schedule.May 13, 2015Verified
" I had my first lesson with Sam on Friday. It was very good. We discussed my prior music experience, some techniques and my goals. Sam was on time and very professional and I would definitely recommend him. And using Thumbtack was a good experience too!"Sep 16, 2012Verified
I've been going to Sam a for about a month now and let me say that I couldn't be any happier. Sam really knows what it takes to develop your true singing voice and gives great instruction on how to bring that out. He's an amazing vocalist himself and shares the importance of every day health and the effect it has on your vocal ability and shares how to keep your voice healthy as well. I love the fact that he starts with the bare basics which is essential to being a great singer. With only a few lessons I can already hear and feel a big change in my voice. I'm excited for what's to come because as we progress and move forward I know he'll turn my voice into what I always imagined it could be.Dec 11, 2012Verified
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I live and breath with music. Music study shouldn't be happening only in school, It's everywhere. Look around and see what inspire you to sing. Everything and anything you see and hear can turn into music. I study music in my life basis.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?i have always been singing in my whole life and also been a professional vocalist for quite some time. I,m back to my town and back to God. Love give my passion for music to my students and share with them.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Weak Voice, Unstable High notes, Damaged Vocal cord. Want to become Professional singers and so on.