Cressman Music

Cressman Music

2 employees
34 years in business

About this pro

 Sandy Cressman's continuing work as a performer and studio vocalist has enriched her approach to vocal education towards developing the sounds and skills necessary for today’s vocalists.  Cressman was trained in both Bel Canto and Speech Level Singing and was an Associate Instructor of Seth Riggs from 1995-2003.  After finding that both techniques lacked essential elements for application to jazz and popular music, Ms. Cressman created her own method of vocal training, ConnectedVoice.   This method unites the development of a “mix” voice with ear training for the complex melodies of jazz and Brazilian music, and focuses on the application of vocal technique to performance.  Ms. Cressman tailors each lesson to the unique student's needs and level, and makes sure that there are musicality and fun involved.  Ms. Cressman is an Adjunct Professor at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA, and an Artist in Residence at the Nueva School.  She has taught vocal technique, vocal jazz and Brazilian singing at:

California Jazz Conservatory                    JazzCampWest    
Speech Level Singing Institute                 Stanford Jazz Workshop
KUG University, Graz, Austria                   Voice Conference Munich
San Francisco State University                

The Nueva School
Cornish Institute of the Arts                     IVTOM Convention
California State U Long Beach                  
California Brazil Summer Camp                

A Cappella Summit           
Jazz Education Network Convention
Jazz Vocal Academy International(Paris)

Sandy is affiliated with IVTOM, International Voice Teachers of Mix

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San Francisco, CA 94112
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I speak with the student about their history, their goals, and any concerns they have.  We begin with a vocal warmup and then I have them sing a few lines of a song, so that I can craft the approach I take with them, based on hearing them sing.

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

Certified IVTOM teacher (International Voice Teachers of Mix)

Was a Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing instructor Level IV for 15 years

Vocal Jazz Major at San Jose State University

Continuing education at IVTOM conferences and various Music Intensives.

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