VOICE LESSONS ~ I teach Musical Theatre, Classical and Popular styles in a fun and supportive atmosphere (ages 12 and up). I am known to have an easy-going, friendly teaching style, and the vocal technique I teach promotes the health and longevity of the vocal mechanism. Singing should never be difficult, strained or uncomfortable in any range, whether high or low. With study and practice, you will learn the skills you need to be a more confident singer. When you learn to sing with breath control and support, resonance, a free jaw and correct body alignment, your vocal range will increase, singing will become easier and a stronger, more projected tone will start to emerge. Stage presence and song delivery is of utmost importance as well, so when all the elements are combined it makes for a confident and well-executed performance. Not to mention it is a heck of a lot more fun to sing when you feel like you know what you're doing!
THE VOICE LESSON PROCESS ~ During the voice lessons we will do vocal exercises that work technique and focus on areas that you or your child may find challenging (throat tension, nasal quality, breathy tone quality, tuning, limited range, breath support, stage fright, auditions, pitch matching, harmony, etc). If desired I can add music theory and sight-reading into the voice lessons, or just focus on audition material (Musical Theater shows, choir solos, etc.). However, if you are the type who prefers to sing songs simply for the enjoyment of it, that’s totally fine too! We can tailor the lessons to your specific needs at any given lesson. The goal is to have FUN while you learn. I can also help you pick out songs that are the best for you if you need some guidance in that area. The lessons can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length. Regular weekly lessons are encouraged for best results. JS Vocal Studio ~ Voice Lessons in Pleasanton.
FUN PIANO LESSONS ~ Learn how to read piano sheet music and all about chords and theory in a fun, non-stressful way. You will learn at your own pace. Life just gets in the way sometimes, so I allow my students to tailor their lessons accordingly.
AUDITION PREP ~ Need to get ready for an audition? Whether you need help choosing audition songs or perfecting the audition material you have, preparation and practice is the key to a great audition. Don't go it alone!