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

⭐️Gentle, Flexible, Fun Voice Lessons

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$45
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Introduction: Hi there! My name is Orla Conway and my therapeutic Relaxation-First Method uses guided relaxation to insure that students learn proper vocal technique without using tension and discomfort to do so. I am dedicated to nurturing the differences in each students voice, and through my tension-releasing, relaxation focused approach, my students learn to use their instrument effortlessly. This applies to all genres of music! We can master any style when the malleability of the human voice is fully understood and used as a tool. ~ Understand Your Instrument Deeply, Express Yourself Effortlessly ~ Together we will eliminate tension, strain and pain from the singing experience. The comfort and ease gained through Relaxation-First singing is key to healthily mastering these core skills which will be the main focus of our first 4-8 lessons : * Breath Control * Singing on Pitch (correcting “tone deaf” singing) * Expanding the Vocal Range (singing higher & lower notes) * Understanding and Mastering Rhythm * Projecting * Belting * Singing and Understanding Harmonies * Stage fright * Mastering the Formula for Any Audition * Confident Performance Technique Applying my Relaxation-First methodology to these professional foundations of strong vocal technique make it easy and natural for students to find their voice and transition out of stage fright so that they can feel confident on any stage: from karaoke bars, to local and professional musical theater productions. From open mic nights to performing with their very own band. These are not only vocal coaching sessions, but complete performance-ready-workshops. Once we have mastered the students' preliminary vocal technique goals and conquered some of their favorite songs, I always encourage my students to expand their creative horizons with these bonus areas of study: * Song Writing * Music Production Using Electronic Software such as Garage Band, Ableton, Logic, or even SoundTrap (a free, online music production software). * Beginner Level Piano Playing * Beginner and Intermediate Level Sight Reading * Understanding Music Theory from the Singer's Perspective (Using Solfeggio) * Developing Content for YouTube and Social Media * Forming a Band of Live Musicians to Play Originals and Cover Songs * Writing Lead Sheets for the Band to Easily Communicate Musical Ideas and Simplify the Rehearsal Process * How to Use a Microphone During a Live Performance * How to Sing in a Recording Studio * How to Use a Microphone in a Recording Studio All of these core skills and bonus areas of study go from completely mystifying and intimidating, to comfortable and natural when approached with the wholistic, positive reenforcement based, Relaxation-First Method. We embrace the notion that singing is not pass/fail. It's a gradual and open minded exploration of all the amazing things our vocal cords can do. Please feel free to message me with any questions. It’s my pleasure to make this process as seamless and comfortable for you as possible. Let’s get singing!
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Sarah J.
Jul 28, 2022
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I really enjoy working with Orla because I have learned the correct technique to project my voice. I have taken lessons from many voice coaches through the years and Orla has taught me something I never knew - how to sing effortlessly without harming my vocal chords.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • Pop • Musical theater • Classical • Rock • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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Jacob V.
Oct 13, 2021
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Orla is very nice and has made me feel relaxed to make all the horrible noises you might when learning to sing and has helped me make a lot of progress

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Rock • Pop • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Seth S.
Apr 26, 2018
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Orla is very nice and incredibly knowledgeable about singing. I hadn't taken voice lessons before, but she made me feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Pop • Classical • Musical theater • 45 minutes • On an ongoing basis • As soon as possible • Ready to hire the right teacher now • I travel to the voice coach

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Patrick C.
Jun 16, 2017
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I only had time for a single hour lesson with Orla because of my travel schedule, but she was wonderful and has helped me out tremendously in terms of some excellent, practical breathing and singing techniques to use and practice while I am away. I look forward to future sessions with her. Big thumbs up!
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Louise B.
Mar 24, 2021
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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.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • R&B • Pop • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

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

    Pricing Details: 30 min - $45 40 min - $50 45 min - $55 60 min - $60 Ask me about my New Student Discount! Students may take classes up to 3 times per week or as little as once a month. Whatever fits your unique budget and schedule. The average lesson frequency is one 60 min lesson, once a week. However, I am confident that any of the time frames I’ve listed will get you to the results you’re looking for, especially if you practice outside of class. I accept Zelle (preferred), Venmo, the cash app, & PayPal 24 hour cancellation policy: Cancelations less than 24 hours in advance must be paid for. Students do have the option to make up the lesson later. But that lesson must be on top of a regular lesson schedule. So that usually looks like two lessons the next week instead of the usual 1, or one long lesson the length of two.

  • 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. Placement 3. Locating Muscle Tension and Relaxing it Away We focus on these three foundations over the course of the first 3-4 lessons. The placements we cover during this time are: 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 in any genre of music. My goal is not to tell you WHAT to sing, but to teach you HOW to use your voice so that you can feel that any genre of music is available to you. After covering these preliminary techniques, we apply them to the students' favorite songs, expand their musical repertoire, and slowly start leveling up to more advanced and bonus areas of study. If a student has already had vocal training, or has an audition coming up in the very near future, we will customize a lesson plan that cuts out extraneous information and focuses directly on the students immediate needs/goals. 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!

  • 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 training under Ben Cantil of EDM duo Zebbler Encantee Experience, I became comfortable producing my own music in the Digital Audio Workshop called Ableton Live. I released my first Electronica EP titled PYKE in 2014. I met some incredible musicians my senior year at Berklee and we formed my original band, ORLA. 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 writing original ambient electronic music, and performing my originals live and digitally 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.

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