Boulder Voice Lessons

Boulder Voice Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Joshua South, bass and lead teacher of Boulder Voice Lessons has performed with 50 Cent, Paul McCartney, Kelli O’Hara, Kelsey Grammar, Brian Dennehy, and many other world class singers, conductors and stage directors (Julie Taymor, Sir Jonathan Miller, Thaddeus Strassberger, among others) at many world class venues like Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He has been a member of a number of world class vocal ensembles, including The Clarion Choir (2017 GRAMMY nomination for Best Choral Performance), St Thomas Men and Boys Choir, New York City Opera Chorus, New York Choral Artists, the Bard Opera Chorus, Trinity Wall Street, and has sung on numerous SAG/AFTRA major motion picture soundtracks. 

In the 2017-2018 season, he sang Riff in West Side Story with Central City Opera, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte  (Boulder Opera Company), Sarastro in Magic Flute (Arapahoe Philharmonic), Pandolfe in Cendrillon (Boulder Opera Company), Dottore Grenvil in Traviata (St. Petersburg Opera Cover and Boulder Symphony) and the Big Bad Wolf in Cesar Cui’s Little Red Riding Hood (Boulder Opera Company). 

In 2016, Joshua South was featured at Opera North (USA) as Angelotti in Tosca. He also sang the role of Sparafucile with Amore Opera in May 2016, the Alter Diener in Elektra with Create Opera, and was an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera in early 2016.

He developed and performed the role of Mr. Hare in the New York workshop of Julian Grant and Mark Campbell's The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, a new opera which will serve as a collaborative effort between Boston Lyric Opera and Music Theatre Group.

Career highlights include a Carnegie Hall debut in the New York Philharmonic’s West Side Story Suites, an Avery Fisher Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra, and a New York City debut with Kent Tritle in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series. Joshua also appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the critically-acclaimed staging of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, directed by Sir Jonathan Miller.

He has performed in Brazil, Italy, Austria, and gave a 2 week recital and masterclass tour in China, with performances in Shanghai and Xiamen.

Joshua has been a student of vocal technique for over 20 years and has studied with the most well respected voice teachers, vocal coaches and collaborative artists in New York City. He holds a Master of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music.

Joshua is excited to offer world class vocal instruction in Boulder, CO with Boulder Voice Lessons. Please visit www.BoulderVoiceLessons.com for more information.

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Boulder, CO 80305
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1 Review

5.0

  • Alexandra Garritson

    Josh was very knowledgable and had a great way of explaining things. I have a fear of singing in front of other people but he was very good at getting me out of my head and making me feel comfortable from the get go!



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

I teach voice BUILDING. I will help your voice grow bigger, stronger, louder, and more agile, allowing you to fully express your emotions and artistic direction. You will gain strength in your Belt, Mix, Falsetto Coordination, Chest Voice and Head Voice. The technique is applicable to Musical Theater, Jazz, Opera, Pop, Rock, Rap... anything and everything that is sung.


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

Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music Bachelor of Music degree from Birmingham Southern College. I'm a proud member of Actors Equity (AEA), Screen Actors Guild SAG/AFTRA, and the American Guild of musical Artists (AGMA).


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

$70/hour


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching after my Master Degree, and have loved seeing the progressions of my students for the past 15 years.


What types of students have you worked with?

I teach a wide variety of ages how to sing: from 8 year-old students to 70 year-old students.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love teaching high notes - Helping a student sing higher than they ever thought possible is incredibly fulfilling!


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

There are a million voice teachers out there. Choose your teacher wisely! Ask around - look for the students of the teachers - do you like how they sound? I've been singing professionally in New York City and all over the world for over 15 years. I know how to teach the voice trainging that will keep your voice SAFE, which is the most important part of a lasting career.


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

As a young person, think about whether your teacher will help get you ready for college auditions - you can pay for a lot of your schooling if you get a vocal scholarship. As a college student or as a young professional, think about whether your teacher will get you ready for major auditions. Can you sing that song/aria/tune? What about that high note? What about the artistic integrity of the piece?


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