I absolutely adore getting lessons from Fabienne! She's both patient and tough (in the best way) and I have really learned so much from her! She's really knowledgeable and it feels so cool to be able to learn from her! I have definitely improved as a singer since I started taking lessons with her and I cannot wait to learn more from her!
Fabienne is a very professional and thorough teacher, she had a lot of training herself and is very mindful of the details involved with anything to do with singing!! She sings many styles, from opera to pop, it's always a great experience to learn from her :)
I have known Fabienne for quite some time. She is not only a great person, but is the best vocalist I have ever worked with in professional circles. Currently, Fabienne was chosen out of 250 singers to front a popular Los Angeles based rock group. Her music theory is awesome as well as her approach to classically taught vocals makes her the obvious AND BEST choice for your lessons.
After my first lesson with Fabienne, I noticed that my singing improved significantly. She helped pinpoint bad habits that have been hurting me and that prevented me from singing with the ease and control that I have always wanted. Surprisingly, after working with her, I have been able to sing much lower notes than before and with strength as well! Her attention to detail has also helped me become more artistic in my singing. It has been a longer and tougher process in acquiring this skill, but worthwhile. I also like how her lessons complement any style of singing well; being a singer of multiple genres and a recording artist, this is big.
First thing, we will have a quick discussion to see what you want to achieve with your lessons and see if you have any previous singing experience. So that I can evaluate and design a course around your needs.
I have over 25 years of experience in singing and vocal pedagogy. I graduated from ETM in Geneva, Switzerland in vocal technique in 1991. I graduated from Musicians Institute in vocal technique and songwriting 1994. And I also have been studying with Dr.Joel Ewing (Juillard School and vocal coach to Steve Perry, Seal, the Eagles etc..) for the last 18 years in vocal technique and vocal pedagogy.
I usually charge $60 an 1hour or $30 for half an hour at my home studio or online (Zoom/Facetime).
Through the years, I have been approached many times by fellow musicians and music teachers that had questions about how I was achieving my sound or that wanted me to help them with their vocal technique, or their own students. That's when I realized I could make a difference in teaching and passing along my expertise.
Beginner singers. Songwriters who want to improve their singing. Professional vocalists that are having issues with their voice or have reached a plateau.
I am working currently with a vocalist that is also going to M.I. She felt like she was stagnating, and was having issues with her voice especially when she was getting in her higher register. So she started working with me, and within a few weeks of training and doing the excercices I gave her to do, she saw a big difference. Her teacher at M.I even asked her what she was doing different because her voice had improved so much within a short period of time.
They should ask the teacher what kind of training he or she has.
How long have he/she been doing so with continuous improvement or positive results?
Does the teacher performs as well?
I believe you have to know an instrument well to be able to teach it.
What do they want to achieve, is it for fun or to become a professional?
I will teach you slightly differently if you want to sing as a hobby or if you want a carreer.