We ensure healthy vocal instruction in commercial genres from rock to musical theatre by integrating cutting-edge voice science discoveries through the International Voice Teachers of Mix, while still using proven approaches that have taught generations of vocalists to sing.
All teachers are background-checked and active in the Denver music scene.
We work with singers in all commercial genres: pop, rock, R&B, electronica, jazz, country, blues, folk, musical theatre, and metal. Different teachers have different wheelhouses, and we will fit you with someone who has similar interests, but we’re all versatile. Genre-specific techniques diverge far above the common foundations of healthy commercial singing.
Why Private Lessons?
You can save money by watching free videos and buying programs. We do that too; we love to learn more tips and tricks.
But a good teacher will:
- Save you time.
- Know not just the tricks of the trade, but the anatomical, physical, and scientific facts underpinning why the tricks work.
- Evaluate your voice quickly and know what you should work on first.
- Guide you to do exercises correctly. (Doing exercises wrong is worse than not doing them at all.)
- Guide you through the “dip” in confidence that often accompanies changing well-worn but incorrect vocal habits.
A single lesson with a great teacher can change the course of your career, but a year of lessons with a mediocre teacher can leave you worse off.
Instruction vs. Coaching
A voice teacher teaches you the technical aspects of how to sing – things like how to breathe, how to support and project, how to get pleasing tone and good resonance, and how to sing smoothly across your entire range. A voice coach helps you interpret your song, find your voice, make songs your own, and improve your performance.
We do either or both, depending on your needs.
Our voice lessons do draw some elements from classical and modern vocal methods, but all of our teachers do teach mix. This means that all of our voice teachers teach you to develop consistent tone and power across your entire range, rather than two separate registers that are difficult to navigate between.
What We Do in Voice Lessons
In your first lesson, you and your teacher will chat so we understand what you like and dislike about your voice, why you are taking lessons, and what you want to get out of them. Then we’ll do a 15-20 minute evaluation using vocal warmups and exercises to explore your voice and learn which areas you will benefit most from working on first. We also like to hear you sing a song or two, since people often sing songs differently than they do exercises.
Depending on what your strengths are, we may work on things like:
- Smoothing your break
- Singing with power and resonance but less strain
- Singing with more consistency from note to note and day to day
- Improving tone quality
- Being more expressive
- Polishing pitches, riffs, and runs
- Extending range
- Developing a unique sound
Rates vary by teacher, lesson length, and payment plan. See more details on our Rates page.
Hour or Half Hour?
Most adults take weekly or bi-weekly hour-long lessons, although some take half-hour lessons.
Pre-teens and young teens usually take weekly lessons. We suggest half hour lessons for shorter attention spans and hour lessons for kids and teens who can stay focused.
Yes, some of us do Skype lessons. We usually prefer to work with you in person if you’re nearby, but if not, we’re happy to meet online! We can meet on Google Hangouts, FaceTime, or Skype. Adrienne can also meet on Zoom.
- We seek to understand your reasons for taking lessons and tailor your lessons to reach your goals.
- We seek quick results while still helping build healthy habits over the long term.
- We respect all genres of music.
- You and your voice are safe with us. Although you will be stretched, our studios are safe zones.
- Lessons will be fun and relaxed, but efficient. We value your time.
- You sing what you want. (If you select a song way beyond your current ability, we may suggest circling back to it at a later time.)
More Than Just Voice Lessons
Sure, we teach people how to sing. But that’s really just the tool. What we really teach is personal growth. Belief in self. Possibility. Opportunity. Change. Crossing bridges. And learning how to learn. Adrienne talks about this in the video below.