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Janet Rayor
Janet Rayor

Janet Rayor

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50
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Introduction: Fundamentally expand range, ease, tone, expression, sense of yourself. Certain movements & positioning allow people to shift ingrained habits and build freedom. If one technique doesn't work, you'll have five more to succeed! After 4 decades of performing professionally, I prefer making it easier for others to find their voice. I teach excellent vocal technique for a variety of styles to songwriters, teens (13 +), people who just want to grow, and active performers. Lessons by Zoom only now, usually in Greenwood in Seattle. All lessons 55-60 min. $60. 45 min. $50. Specials for students and low wage earners. CALL to schedule Sun-Wed. It is incredibly satisfying to watch people progress so quickly, and expand their sense of themselves so deeply! It's empowering to watch people being empowered! "Janet is the best voice teacher I've ever worked with. Seriously." - Lori Bellamy with The Drunken Maidens " I am so excited to finally begin to RE-FIND MY VOICE!!! This is so good!!! I love your energy and how you "get me". I have worked with other teachers that just wanted to change me to fit into their mold of what they thought I should be. Thanks for helping me shine! You are so much fun to work with." Bonnie Sandberg “Janet’s not just a great voice teacher, she’s a great teacher period. Her instruction is specific, articulate and customized for your unique vocal instrument. She will make your sound a lot more interesting — even to sober people!” - Roo Forrest, song-writer, MC, performer "Janet is a phenomenal voice teacher. Dynamic, enthusiastic, and personable, she understands how to use the body to get the biggest and most authentic voice. Minor adjustments make major differences, and she personalizes lessons to help students grow at their own pace through clear and creative coaching. I have grown exponentially since I started taking lessons. My voice no longer seems like a guessing game (will it be good tonight or shaky?). And Janet has taught me how to be convinced of the words I am singing." - Jaspar Lepak, touring singer-songwriter
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Seirra S.

The progress that I have seen in my voice since working with Janet is astonishing to say the least. I have seen other coaches and didn’t really learn anything. We just did scales, breathing exercises, and usually I was left with a hoarse voice. This is not your average vocal coach. Janet is all about technique and making sure you still have a voice in 30 years. I didn’t even realize what proper singing was before I went to her. Now, I can belt high notes effortlessly and I am learning true skill. Plus, the price is fantastic for the quality of the education. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things. She is so professional and personable. Just try even 1 lesson, you won’t stop coming.
Feb 20, 2021
Ann T.

Singing Lessons

Janet is extremely professional and warm. Voice lessons can be very personal, and Janet achieves the balance between guidance and connecting with you as a person and a musician. I had been singing for about ten years when I worked with her, and was looking to improve on my technique, so finding a voice teacher who could teach adults with experience was imperative to me. I enjoyed my lessons with her and continue to use several of the warm-ups and vocal drills that I learned while working with her.
Aug 10, 2017
John Y.

Singing Lessons (for adults)

Janet is an excellent teacher. In just two months she taught me from being an absolute beginner in singing to being confident in singing and projecting my voice. Her attention to details and experience in teaching allowed me to make great progress after every lesson
Dec 19, 2016
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Bob C.

Singing Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Fantastic experience working with Janet. My 13-year-old daughter is the student. She's never had a singing lesson and no one would call her a natural and she lacked confidence she needed to put herself out there for auditions. After just her first lesson with Janet she had a sense of confidence about her voice that I had never seen in her. Janet asked me to come to pick up my daughter a few minutes early just so that I would have a chance to see how she did. With Janet's accompaniment on the piano, she started singing the song she was working toward auditioning with. Ok... I admit I can be an emotional guy about my daughters, but I was crying after her first verse. In just two more lessons, she called me excitedly while I was traveling to tell me that she "had a break through". I don't know what else I need to love Janet as a teacher for my daughter.
Feb 9, 2016
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Claudia F.

Singing Lessons

Janet teaches both with technique and with heart! My vocal range and tone have improved immensely with her classes. During the quarantine she has held classes over zoom, which to my surprise has worked out really well. I look forward to class every week! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their vocals.
Jun 4, 2020
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FAQs

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

    I watch them sing, see what they are doing in their belly, ribcage, upper chest, posture, and face. Then I give a diagnosis: what is working well and what we would focus on. We work physically, bringing awareness to shift the problems. Then we return to the song or speaking to use what we learned. We go phrase by phrase slowly, then bring it up to speed.

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

    I started private vocal training at 11 years old and continued through college. With 3 choirs in high school--show, women's, and classical--I went to regional and state choirs which were very competitive. I played major roles in musicals including a season stint at 18 with a fully pro theatre company. I grew up learning about teaching through my award-winning teacher mother. I integrate what I learned through Feldenkrais Method, a summer with Shakespeare & Company, private theatre vocal training, and many years of intense listening to hear where tensions are getting in the way of free singing while at the same time building the muscles to allow certain sounds.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    People who want: advice on various types of singing careers. Who want to add range, stop "ripping" out their voice, feel good about singing in front of others, be able to be heard, or breathe more easily. 11-85 years old. Various styles--musical theatre, jazz, classical, pop, folk, spoken-voice. Experience with trans-women voice.

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