Voice Lessons & Vocal Coaching By Julia Bolden
I am excited and passionate to work with both beginning as well as more advanced students of singing and the voice....
I have spent many years of my life in the pursuit of a beautiful sound and the ability to express it meaningfully, in a way that moved others. I was blessed with a natural musical ability, but not everyone is. Since beginning to teach, it has become my endeavor to effectively and creatively impart that which does not always come naturally to others. As a teacher, coach and inspirational influencer of my students, my background in voice performance and an innate talent for teaching combine well with an intuitive ability to give supportive and constructive feedback. I have an excellent ear, a knack for troubleshooting, a compassionate heart for what we go through as performers, and a great sense of humor which, mixed together, make for a productive albeit gentle combination for teaching. I love creating a safe space where students feel free to unfold and can begin to blossom! Together we can see where you're "at" vocally, and move you toward where you would like to be.
My background includes:
Bachelor's Degree in Music, with a major in Voice Performance, including studies in vocal pedagogy
Innate musical talent + a life long involvement with music and performing
Solo vocalist on two musical albums
Creator and performer of/with successful and award winning professional a capella groups
Singing telegram deliveries over three decades
Professional voice over artist and vocal coach for spoken word
An intensive background and training in the practice of breathwork, meditation and guided imagery, energy work and toning, as well as other holistically oriented modalities
I find that working with people to improve their vocal production with sung and/or spoken word, generally engages much more than just technical expertise, also involving the whole person in body, mind, Spirit and breath. In other words, when the voice begins to shine, so does the student; confidence grows and happiness ensues!