Keith Gray

Keith Gray

5.0 (10)
3 years in business

About this pro

I have a strong interest in working in this field and have a passion for singing, music, drama, dance, health, and fitness. I am very traditional with technique in the arts, as the performing arts and music are a vocation for me. My goal is to teach students how to develop a strong foundation first, to enable them to grow as artists, as people, and in their academic careers. I don’t believe in skipping steps, and I strive to make sure students learn each step well, in order, before moving forward. I aim to provide a fun, respectful, and professional environment for students and tailor lessons to each individual depending on grade level, prerequisite, age, and learning styles. I have a extensive educational and professional background in early childhood development, drama, dance, all things music industry, film, theatre, and composition. I hope to instill in my students a love of learning and a sense of rightness.

Services:

Opéra-ballet and Fitness

with Keith Gray

Keep your voice and body in shape with classical training and ballet technique acting in conjunction. Your whole body is an instrument, and a healthy body and voice work in tandem. It is difficult for singers to know what type of fitness programs are safe for their voice because choosing the wrong workouts can cause fatigue and vocal damage. Well, search no more! I can help you reach your goals and develop a signature voice.

All ages (specifically designed for students age)

All styles welcomed (classical, church music, musical theatre, pop, rock, etc.)

Available Lessons:

Beginning Voice and or

Beginning Ballet

Rates:

30 minute: $30

45 minute: $50

60 minute: $65

“Technique is the basis of every pursuit. If you're a sportsman or you're a singer, you have to develop a basic technique to know what you're doing at any given time.” Bel Canto opera vocalist, Joan Sutherland

Credentials:

AA - Dance

Vocal training from Jacqueline Victorino (of the San Francisco Opera)

Performed at Carnegie Hall, NY

Sacred Heart Church men's chorus Vox Nova (Donald Kendrick)

Recording Artist - Singer and songwriter (iTunes)

Davis Musical Theatre (Mamma Mia, Gypsy)

Deane Dance Center (Sac Civic Ballet - Girl of the Golden West, Nutcracker, Miriam, sister of Moses)

Best Composer of His Own Career (The Great Seal of the state of California)

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Credentials

Sacramento, CA 95815
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10 Reviews

5.0

  • Randee

    Keith is a wonderful voice teacher. Very professional. So happy I found him. Could not have found a better teacher.

  • Dani

    I watched Keith perform about 7-8 songs in midtown Sacramento about 3 weeks ago. His love of music translates to his unique sound. He was respectful of the venue and unlike other artists, he humbly engages he crowd. Keith invites everyone into his musical journey. He is a delight to watch in person. I would recommend him to anyone looking to pick up a musical skill, especially piano!

  • Tony

    I met Keith at a job we had together once, he was a really laid back normal dude & we got along pretty well. A little later on I found he played music & gave lessons so I asked him for some. He was really helpful & nice, & now my songwriting abilities have gotten so much better because of him. Thank you Keith!

  • Sarah

    Keith has been teaching singing lessons at my school Capital Innovations Academy for the past school year. He is kind, patient, and clearly talented. He understands how to talk to teens and how to impart his knowledge in a non-threatening, easy to comprehend manner. I highly recommend him! -Sarah Barbulesco-Lamb (Head of Education at CI Academy)


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Offering classical voice lessons for students all ages. I teach bel canto Beautiful Singing; (Italian classical) voice technique for beginners. This is the fundamental technique to develop proper voice health, pitch, natural tone, strength, range, quality and breath control.


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

Voice Instructor Apr 2017 - May 2020

The Silver Orange (Teen Center)

Voice and Performing Arts Instructor Sep 2016 - May 2020

Capital Inovations Academy

Tutor Jan 2017 - May 2017

Ethel Phillips Elementary School

Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience This course provided an opportunity to explore the field of K-8 teaching. It included a supervised structured field placement of three hours weekly (minimum of 45 hours per semester) in a local public elementary school with a campus-approved certificated teacher.  The weekly class meetings focused on the profession of teaching, observation skills, communication skills, and cultural competency.  

Education

Bel Canto (Classical Voice Training) Jan 2012 - Present

The Jacqueline Victorino Voice Studio

Music Performance, Theater Arts Acting & Dance Emphasis Sep 2008 - Present

Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA

AA - Dance Jan 2008 - May 2020

American River College

Awards

State of California Best Composer of Own Career Nov 2018

State of California

Perfect Attendance Dec 2003

High School


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Rates:

30 minute: $30

45 minute: $50

60 minute: $65


How did you get started teaching?

Studied Liberal Studies in college, with a teaching emphasis. Worked at public and private K-12 as a tutor and recreation aide.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with early childhood, teenagers, and adults. I have also worked with students with special needs and accommodating to their needs. Many of my students are interested in classical voice, ballet, and musical theatre. My program offers training for those who have an interest in professional careers. Pre-professional program


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I performed in the choir at Sacred Heart Church with Don Kendrick, and Sacramento City College Choir at Carnegie Hall. As the Nutcracker Prince in Sac Civic Ballet. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Making sure your teacher is qualified, is easy to understand, fun, challenges you, and who is student-focused who can help you with your specific goals. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals? What would you like to improve?  How much experience do you have?