The Studio Of Tamra Glaser

The Studio Of Tamra Glaser

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

If you want to sing like a pro, study with a pro! I hold a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan.  I'm a professional singer/actor (AEA, SAG, AFTRA) and a member of NATS (National Association for Teacher's of Singing).  My credits include starring as Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" opposite Sir Michael Crawford and Davis Gaines. I teach vocal techniques for musical theatre "belting", pop/rock, and classical. I also help my students prepare their material for college auditions (see link below), pro auditions, competitions, and performances.  My students learn amazing technique that's grounded in science to improve range, vocal power, and stamina.  The lessons are targeted, and my students experience transformations and RESULTS! 
 
JOIN my FB groups for FREE tips and training!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/singersnook/?ref=share

for High Schoolers who are BFA or BM College Bound!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/collegeauditionmentors/?ref=share

I enjoy helping my students discover the voice they always dreamed using solid and effective techniques. I also love seeing many of my students achieve success singing professionally in musical theatre, pop/rock bands, and in the recording studio as singers and producers of original music.

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Lomita, CA 90717
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Victoria Thurlow

    Tamra is an expert regarding vocal technique. Her teaching style is upbeat and lessons are fun and extremely productive. Studying with her remains an unmatched experience. Transformative!

  • Jeannie Lambert

    Tamra has been my teacher since I was a teenager and is still my go to teacher when I need a touch up in my professional career. She has a background and attention to detail that ensures a singer has a healthy instrument with which to pursue their chosen singing career. She is highly sought after and is especially experienced in preparing students for their entrance auditions to many high end performing arts college programs. You will be in amazing hands should you choose to learn from this amazing teacher.

  • Mike Campbell

    I had lost confidence in singing many years ago and avoided it as much as possible, but I decided to work with Tamra and she helped bring that confidence back. I'm a guy who likes to know the mechanics of my voice and Tamra is a master at explaining what is happening during the process. I have recommended Tamra to everyone I've come across who is interested in learning to sing properly and take care of their instrument. There are a lot of pop singing fads out there, but without a true foundation you can damage your voice. Tamra makes sure you have that foundation.

  • Adam Ruiz

    Tamra is amazing! From the very beginning when I first met her in 2011 up until just recently, she has been so encouraging, so uplifting with every vocal lesson I leave encouraged and impatiently waiting for my next lesson. She pushes to your best because she knows what you’re capable of and does a very good job in taking you out of your comfort zone so you can reach your maximum.



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FAQs


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

First and foremost, I want the student to feel relaxed and comfortable.  Next, I want to understand the student's goals, and what they've been trying thus far. Then we begin to dig into technique by doing some basic scales and warm-ups". This is where the magic happens and voices begin to transform! When the student has some strength and healthy technique going, we work on songs. I love to suggesting repertoire for students based upon their voice type, genre of choice, age, and level of skill.  We can also add what I like to call "enrichment", which would include ear-training, sight-singing, and music theory, lyric analysis, acting for singers, performance coaching.


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

I hold a BFA in Musical Theatre (Voice) from The University of Michigan SMTD. I'm a member of several Unions for professional singers and teachers:

SCREEN ACTOR'S GUILD, ACTOR'S EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AFTRA, and NATS


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

Protege (one-on-one) mentoring opportunities with me are available in in a bi-monthly or weekly option for meeting. Each level is a 3 month minimum commitment, and has a different price point. I also offer group memberships (paid weekly, cancel at any time). All Protoge lessons are currently on Zoom using Marco Polo as a platform for asynchronous feedback between lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching following the birth of my first daughter, when I realized that I wanted to transition from a professional career to my passion for helping others develop their gifts as artists. I learned my teaching methods (pedagogy) from the same teacher whom I trained with during my career! 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students aged 8 to 80 for the past twenty years. My students range from pop/rock musicians on tour to New York based Broadway performers, to choir singers to students who want to star in their high school musical! Many of my students hang out in my FB Group, the "Singer's Nook". Please feel free to join them! Here's the link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/singersnook/?ref=share


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just watched a student of mine (Delphi Borich) in a hilarious "social distancing parody" (on video) that she was in with other Broadway performers. They are attempting to rehearse a Broadway musical with mask and social distancing restrictions. Here's the link from Broadway World:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Ellyn-Marsh-as-Tina-Fey-Jay-Armstrong-Johnson-Gerald-Cesar-and-More-take-on-MEAN-GIRLS-in-a-Social-Distance-Parody-20200819?fbclid=IwAR1VtI3pcS0OsjFRD-QmnRp6FHPWHQIufQUqTs9cTtxOVPDYTY_EqlX8A_E

I also enjoyed a release of a new song and music video from my students in the alt rock band OBLIO. Here's the link

https://youtu.be/l3AVV72jlII


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

I always advise students to hire a teacher who has a college degree in voice, and who can prove that they have peformed as a professional singer by their Union affiliations. 


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

What are you vocal goals? What have you tried already? What's working with your singing, and what's not working? Have you ever experienced hoarseness or loss of your voice after singing? Who are your favorite singers, and who would you dream of sounding like?