( Due to Covid, all lessons are virtual and done on Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook, WhatsApp, FaceTime or a platform of your choice that may not be listed here)
* Learn everything from how to care for your voice, inside and out in the elements when it comes to performing.
* Stand out and be unique and memorable with your vocal stylings.
* Speak eloquently and lose the accent if you so choose.
* Learn what to do in a live performance with your arms, posture, etc
* Do you have the right countenance? Is your face saying your happy when singing a melancholy song?
* How important it is for you to know how to create a set list that will ebb and flow when performing?
* How do you know what songs are best suited to your range and vocal ability so that you always sound great?
We assist our students in gaining the skills they need to tell musical stories they way they need to be told.
We truly believe that it is the job of a vocalist to share music in a way that it reaches the individuals that needed to hear that song in that moment on that day in that way.
Music helps us to connect to our past, it grounds us in our present and it gives us a beaming hope for our future.
There is always a song for every moment in your life.
Let us help you in your journey to become the vocalist you desire to be.
If you are a public speaker then we can help you gain the confidence to stand in front of thousands and deliver a speech, keep your audiences engaged in what you're saying and belive in what you're sharing.
With almost 100 combined years of experience in singing, song writing and performing available to you how could you lose?
Is it the right decision to choose VIP to get you where you want to go in your journey?
If while reading this, which comes from the heart as we are extremely passionate about what we do here at VIP then do not waste another minute looking, everone has a Voice In Progress, let us help you with yours.
You have found your home!
I enjoy the results. I create strong singers, if they work hard, take instructions well and are passionate about their craft.
I also enjoy teaching my students how to think about their talents and why it is important they do not squander a talent many wish they had but don't.
As the story tellers of society, it is our jobs to relay feelings and experiences that others cannot put words to.
We have a job to do and a responsibility to share our talent with the world, no matter how big or small.
Jazz is very good with children & has a lot of patience. My 8 year old daughter loves her lessons & tells me how fun her lessons are. I would definitely recommend Jazz to everyone. 🎼🎤
I started taking lessons with Jazz about 6 months ago. Since starting, I’ve gained much more control over my vocals and feel like I’m developing my ear significantly. I know my strengths and know the areas where I still need growth. Jazz also really knows how to boost your confidence and can pinpoint exactly what you need to overcome a vocal challenge. I’m so excited with how far I’ve come and can’t wait to keep developing my vocals! Jazz is the best!!!
Jazz @ Voices In progress has been my coach for almost 6 years. She can be strict and has very unique ways of coaching that worked very well for me being a senior citizen who is a Guitarist and Folkalist, lol I’ve stepped away from my lessons, and do I ever notice the difference when I get back to it. Jazz works you a bit, but when I am doing my lessons with her on a weekly basis I feel like I can breath. There’s such a big difference in my capacity to hold air, I’ve told Jazz “You’re a miracle worker.” I had two other local coaches before meeting her, but I knew when I hit gold and I keep coming back. If you want to be coached by someone passionate about music and teaching then you’ll be happy you chose her. Happy learning.
Jazz helped me to get better control over my technique and sing in genres that I never knew I could. She challenges me to be the best that I can be and gives an open hand to guide me there.
The first thing i do is to find out from my students what their ultimate goals is.
The second thing I do is meet with them via video to have a conversation, my goal here is to find out if we are a great fit as Teacher and Student.
In the past I have had to fire students, onlt two but this has caused me to become more strict about my process for taking on new students.
Third, it is important for me to educate my students on the importance of fluids and exercises needed specifically for people in the industry of Acting, Speaking and Singing.
Fourth I will often ask a potential student to do a series of warm ups and stretches and then have them sing something for me like a nursery rhyme of sorts.
This is very helpful for me to gage what level they're at.
And Finally Fifth, at this time I will give a potential student an assessment of where i believe they're at and the areas they need to work on in my opinion.
If at this point we are in agreement and they have enjoyed the orientation process we can move forward.
Obviously my process is different for each skill set. but I am just as passionate about everything I do and how I do it.
I have studied under several chior directors and Teachers myself for decades and have developed my own style of teachings combining everything I've learned over the years.
I myself have received compliments and praise from, award winning Vocal Coaches and assisted them in finding solutions to help their own students get past a certain challenge they were having.
I have many sites online where I can be seen performing and sharing my talents with the world.
Children ages 6-12 are priced at $30 for 30 minutes
Teens from 13-17 are priced at $45 for 40 minutes
Adults from 18 - 80 are priced at $60 for 50 minutes
Family discounts must be discussed with me directly!
All students who buy a 10 pack get their 10th lesson for free.
There are no hidden costs or small print.
A fan approached me and asked if I had been studying under a certain Opera professor at a local University near where I used to live, her and her friend felt certain I must have been one of his students due to my technique being flawless, my range and breathing.
The fan was shocked to learn that I had not ever been one of his students and that I had honed my craft after many years of live performances with only an award winning coach that assisted me very little over the years, as he felt that I had very little to improve upon vocally.
After this happened, I found myself being approached by several of my fans, asking me if I would give vocal lessons to their son or daughters, I was even asked by the vocal coach I paid $90 an hour to critique me to help out with one of his song writing coaching weekends.
It became clear that I had a way of performing that people liked, enjoyed watching and wanted their children to learn, I then decided that I hat to learn how to coach so that I could assist these students to be the best they can be.
I have worked with students who used vocal lessons to help overcome confidence issues.
My students range in age from 6 to 68 at the moment.
I've actually helped younger students learn how to deal with bullying, shyness, speech issues and have seen my students thrive.
I have worked with Mother and daughter duo's, boy bands and solo artists, from Folk, Country, Delta Blues, Gospel, to Rap, Soul, Jazz and RnB
Some have gone onto musical careers and some have not, but their memories of working with me is something I know they will cherish for many years to come.
I am so encouraged and fond of all of the musicians that have been coming together from all walks of life during this pandemic, to show us all just how much music matters in our lives.
My Favorite was hanging out in James Taylor's living room while he performed on Facebook as well as The Boss's tribute.
I' glad I am who I am and that I do what I do, and just like these performers, I let music speak through me and tell the message it has to share.
Anytime I get to witness that is a day I am filled.
Be sure that your teacher is passionate about music, teaching and is not limited to certain ideas or genres.
If your teacher is limited, there's only so much they can teach you and only so far they can take you.
Always be authentic to who you are and know what you deserve from a teacher, sometimes a teacher can learn good habits from their students too, this isn't a one way street.
Be sure they are open minded and will push you in the right ways at the right time. A student is only as good as the teacher, choose wisely!
How much time do they have to practice?
Are they interested in classical training or contemporary?
Are they able to afford weekly lessons.
As an Adult, can they afford a minimum of Bi-weekly lessons?
Are they willing to follow instructions on certain habits that work in favor of their success?
Can they keep a journal?
Can they keep their appts unless it's an emergency?
Do they have a reliable internet connection?
Do they have an e-mail account where they can receive lesson plans?
Is this something they will enjoy?
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