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⭐️Gentle, Flexible, Fun Voice Lessons
⭐️Gentle, Flexible, Fun Voice Lessons

⭐️Gentle, Flexible, Fun Voice Lessons

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Introduction: Hi there! My name is Orla Conway and I can’t wait to sing with you :) -The biggest difference between my teaching style and that of any other voice coach is: my Relaxation First method. This wholistic, centering, and therapeutic technique uses guided relaxation to insure that students not only learn about proper vocal technique, but actually master it in a way that is natural to their own voice and learning style. I am dedicated to nurturing the differences in each students voice, and through this customized approach my students learn to understand their bodies and gain total control over their intonation, resonance, and vibrance. This simply means that the student will be able to sing any style of music they want! ~~Understand your body fully, and express Yourself effortlessly~~ Together we will eliminate tension, strain and pain from the singing experience. We will gain comfort and ease while singing and will highlight the beauty in your unique sound. Together we can master: *Singing on Pitch or correcting “tone deaf” singing *Understanding and Mastering Rhythm *Projecting *”Belting” *Singing and understanding harmonies *Expanding the Range up and/or down *Stage fright *Mastering the Audition Process *How to use a microphone during a live performance *Performance etiquette *How to sing in a recording studio *How to use a microphone in a recording studio *Recording studio etiquette Applying my Relaxation First methodology to these industry secret foundations of strong vocal technique make it easy and natural for you to find your voice and transition out of your stage fright so that you can own that stage like you were born to be there, because you were!! These are not only vocal coaching sessions, but complete performance-ready-workshops. I am not only here to help you find your voice and reach your pre-set goals. I'm here to help you achieve even bigger and bolder dreams as you begin to see how capable you truly are <3 Please feel free to message me with any questions. It’s my job to make this process as seamless and comfortable for you as possible :) Let’s get singing!
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Hired 43 times

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7 years in business

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Jul - Dec

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Louise B.

Singing Lessons

Orla is very professional and organized. My daughter enjoys her lessons and looks forward to meeting with Orla each week. Lessons are informative and fun.
Mar 24, 2021
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Carolina M.

Singing Lessons

It can be very intimidating to sing in front of a vocal couch but Orla made me feel extremely comfortable. Very professional and knowledgable but fun and friendly at the same time. I gladly recommend Orla for anyone who is interested in singing: young, old, amateur or pro!
Mar 18, 2021
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Liat S.

Singing Lessons

Orla works very well with my son. She is extremely responsive to our goals and to my son's style of learning. She is keeps it interesting, fun, and engaging. The relationship she developed with my son makes it work, and keeps him going longer than he ever did with any other teacher. Her musical knowledge is expansive, and the pricing is reasonable.
Oct 22, 2020
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Brigitte B.

Singing Lessons

Orla is a delight to work with- she is thoughtful, knowledgeable and a great teacher. I really appreciate her ability to adjust her teachings for her student’s needs. I’ve learned a ton from her - she really knows her stuff. So extremely happy that I came across her. 10/10 would recommend to others.
May 26, 2020
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Jihoon K.

Singing Lessons

Excellent interaction and detail and structured training method! My daughter really enjoys the lessons and looks forward to it each week!
May 17, 2020
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Orla Conway

FAQs

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

    For my beginner students we always start with the three most important foundations for proper, healthy vocal technique: 1. Breathing 2. Posture 3. Placement During our first lesson we focus ONLY on breathing and posture since these two elements of singing are the most foundational and effect everything else the singer does! Over the next 3-4 lessons we cover the three principal vocal placements: Head Voice, Mask Voice, and Chest Voice. Learning to get comfortable placing your voice in these three areas of your body are the absolute key to being able to sing any style or genre you want. My goal is not to tell you WHAT to sing, but teach you HOW to use your voice so that you get to have the freedom of choice! Once we finish the three foundational principals of vocal technique, we apply those techniques to your favorite songs. If a student has already had a decent amount of vocal training, or has an audition coming up in the very near future, we will customize a lesson plan that fits to the students exact needs. One of my favorite parts of being a private instructor is the flexibility afforded to my students and I. Each student will have a unique journey when working with me, and they will always be encouraged to ask questions, make changes, and give suggestions to me. I have tons of experience with Audition Preparation, have developed a Stage Fright Survival Guide, and often have my students practice with microphones and blocking (movement) to make sure they are fully prepared for their performances. Whatever you’d like to learn, we can master it! Now let’s go make your dream a reality!!

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

    I have been taking voice lessons since age 12, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor of Music. I got my start in professional musical theater at age 12 in Washington D.C.s historical Ford’s Theater in their annual production of A Christmas Carol. I continued performing in professional and local musical theater until graduating high school. At Berklee College of Music I focused on song writing, and studied Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, Celtic, and Electronic music. I started a Celtic Music band and we played together for 2 years. We toured through D.C. in the winter of 2014. After releasing my first EP and learning all about an electronic performance software called Ableton Live, I started performing my original electronic music live. I met some incredible musicians my senior year at Berklee and we formed my original band, PYKE. We played all through the Boston venue circuit for two years and were fortunate enough to play in NYC at Silvana and Mercury Lounge on two separate occasions. I am still performing my original electronic music under the title ORLA and have released original music on all music streaming and purchasing platforms. My most recent EP called Transformation was released May 2019.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I first started when I was 19 teaching my friends and neighbors for free around my neighborhood. I realized right away that the connection and deep feeling of community that come from sharing a skill and helping others grow are absolutely transformative! I can’t imagine a better way to commune with local artists, create lifelong friendships, and give back to my artistic community in a way that gives my life a deeper meaning and leaves me feeling whole heartedly fulfilled For me, any moment spent teaching, making, and experiencing music is a gift that I cherish. Every student I have ever had has become a dear friend to me. I view the time we spend together as musicians, artists, and people one of the most fulfilling experiences available within our community!

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