vocal coaching

to answer what is probably your first question: i do not publish my rates on the internet, except to say that an introductory first-time coaching costs $40 for an hour or $20 for half an hour — a reduced rate in acknowledgement of how difficult it is to find the right match between coach and singer.

and now, on to other details.

if you come to me for a vocal coaching session, i will ask you what you need to accomplish during our time together.  i will keep an eye on the clock and make sure that we work toward all of your goals during our time together.  

if i believe that i am not the right person to help you accomplish the goal, i will tell you so.

i can help you to Choose songs, choose cuts, choose keys.  we will work through your technical issues together.

i will Make sure that the song shows what you have to offer.  together we will shape a satisfying musical and/or dramaturgical arc for the song.  you will act and sing at the exact same time.  you might even get so busy that you'll forget to doubt yourself.


sheet music

my extensive experience as an audition pianist has equipped me to help you to choose cuts wisely, and to pianist-proof your audition.  i have spent thousands of hours thinking about and working on this area.  if you come to me, i will apply my knowledge to your songs, unless you ask me not to spend time on this area.

i will help you to Make your sheet music as easy as possible for a pianist to sight-read.  

i will Teach you how to explain your song to an accompanist quickly and clearly.

PRICING FOR THIS WILL VARY ACCORDING TO PROJECT, BUT IF IT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH A COACHING, MUCH OF THIS ASSISTANCE WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE COACHING.


mp3s

i do feel a bit uncomfortable with bragging, but i must tell you that many Performers who are new parents have said that their babies calm down when my mp3s are played.  Stage parents have told me that they themselves fall asleep when their performing children play my mp3s.  

in other words, I will be your very own Bob Ross while you are learning your song.  

there are a few stages in the learning process for a song: learning exact notes and rhythms, sometimes starting at slower speeds for complex material, gradually becoming independent enough to sing it correctly with only accompaniment, and finally, singing it with only the accompaniment.  i can make recordings for you to address any or all stages of this process.

if you are learning a new song with a fast series of notes in a strange pattern, i will anticipate your likely areas of frustration and i will break it down for you.  i will take you by the hand (ear) and walk you through the difficult sections, so that you can master the material with a minimum of extra stomach acids.

Your mp3 will be a high-quality recording, specifically designed to make your studying process as gentle and pleasant as it can be.

AS WITH THE SHEET MUSIC DISCUSSION ABOVE, PRICING FOR THIS WILL ALSO VARY ACCORDING TO PROJECT, BUT IF IT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH A COACHING, MUCH OF THE ASSISTANCE WILL BE INCLUDED.