Little People Big Voices & Big People MiX Voices

Little People Big Voices & Big People MiX Voices

5.0 (2)
2 hires on Lessons.com
5 employees

About this pro

We offer so much our package plans, and not only vocal. We also offer Beginner Music Theory and Beginner Piano. 

We currently serve Children (Little People Big Voices) and Adults (Big People MiX Voices) K-Grey and we make it fun for all. Our lessons are tailored to each individual student. We not only assign homework and exercises but most importantly practice what we preach by doing our homework on the vocal styles you like, track your progress, and maintain your goals all while keeping YOU a PRIORITY!

Our fees are affordable, we offer flexible hourly lessons and a variety of monthly memberships to fit every budget.

We are not only a vocal studio, we provide a platform for artists to put in real work and lay a foundation for performers to express themselves through music.

My greatest reward is to witness my students growth and vocal transition! I absolutely love when I'm able to assist a student reach their highest musical potential and in return offer simplified methods of practice. 

I teach for the journey and wherever that takes us, we'll go!

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Credentials

Washington, DC 20020
Email verified
Phone verified

2 Reviews

5.0

  • Jarond F.

    This coach right here is great, I can't say enough about how much she helped me. There was a some tough love but I needed it, she really helped me find my SOUND. I went in thinking i was one thing and she did complete 360 on me, now I'm able to easily flip from one style to the next.---LOVE HER!

  • Miranda Lynch

    Coach Nat worked with my daughter patiently, she has a disability and since I'm always nervous with pairing her with different instructors I was surprised how fast they connected. Music is able to calm her and coach Nat, with having no experience working with children with disabilities was able to help my daughter through music with fun activities. We no longer are able to work with Coach Nat since we relocated to New Jersey, but I recommend her highly! She's funny, patient, a great listener, and is amazing with kids.



FAQs


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

Building the trust factor is always number one. I have to establish a trust relationship to begin the connection process between my student and myself. Starting a first lesson with some basic "get-to-knows" never gets played out, and it's a great icebreaker. Choosing a musical subject is another great topic, and genres can tell the intructor a lot about a student.

Maybe talking about favorite artists or events, past musical history and sometimes even family may be the headway for a long-lasting coach & student bond.


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

Professional Bio:

With Over 20 years of performing throughout the United States alongside various groups, musical icons, luminaries, organizations, religious affiliates as well as secular affiliates and as a solo artist.  

My vocal performance history and experience consists of, however, not limited to the following:

  • Owner/Founder of Little People Big Voices (Kids)
  • Owner/Founder of Big People MiX Vocies (Adults)
  • Current Independent Vocal Instructor (Beginning and Intermediate Levels), Washington, DC
  • Current contracted vocalist/soloist and alto section leader for Howard University Andrew Rankin Chapel Choir, Washington, DC (2009-Present)
  • Current Vocal Instructor with Taylor Robinson Music
  • Current Vocal Instructor with Mussika
  • Current Member of Carter Legacy Singers, Baltimore, MD
  • Performed in Carmen Chorus at The French Embassy, Washington, DC
  • Performed with Donnie Mcclurkin -Greater Allen Cathedral, New York, NY (2 consecutive years)
  • Performed with Yolanda Adams, Columbus, OH
  • Performed with Dottie Peoples, Washington, DC-Kennedy Center
  • Performed with Angela Brown (NY Met), Cincinnati, OH
  • Performed with Take 6, Cincinnati, OH
  • Performed for The Boys Choir of Harlem to increase enrollment for Wilberforce University-Harlem, NY
  • Performed at Darryl Green's Retirement Party, Washington, DC
  • White House Christmas Reception-attendee for reception with attendees including; Chris Tucker, Angela Basset,  Star Jones, The parents of Travon Martin, Lynn Whitfield, Caroline Kennedy, Forest Whittaker, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Photo with First Family (2 Consecutive years)
  • Performed British National Anthem for The Prince of Whales, Washington, DC
  • Performed National Anthem for two (2) consecutive years for the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Former member of Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music, (recording artists) Washington, DC
  • New York Performance at the Greater Allen Cathedral with Rachel Ferrell, New York, NY
  • Performed at the Bet Gospel Fest, Baltimore, MD
  • Performed at Bethesda Jazz & Blues Supper Club with sons of Serendip, Bethesda, MD
  • McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour invitee for background Vocalist for 2012 Fred Hammond Summer Tour
  • Former member of Children of the Gospel Choir, Washington, DC
  • Former member of Women & Men of the Gospel Choir, Washington, DC
  • Former member of Heaven's Reign A Capella Group and Wilberforce University Choir, Wilberforce, OH (2004-2009)
  • Praise and Worship Vocalist for Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (2017-Current (seasonal))
  • Brown vs. Board of Education with Ellington Concert Choir, Washington, DC
  • Performed for Birth of a Nation Soundtrack Release, OH 
  • Current and Past Performer for private engagements such as Weddings, Corporate Events, Memorial Services, etc.
  • Performed at New Orleans Jazz festival and was afforded to share the stage with Kim Burrell, Byron Cage, Alicia Keys, and Dave Hollister 
  • Performed at The Wes Angeles Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dayton Performing Arts Alliance- Dayton National Opera Company Chorister for Samson and Delilah (Dayton, OH 2008)
  • Current Vocal Instructor at The MusicanShip.

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

Yes!

FREE 30min Consultation

Kid Hourly Rate:     $55/hr

Adult Hourly Rate:  $65/hr

MONTHLY PACKAGES-Less than 50%!!! 

Kids Monthly Packages: ($25/hr)

6 Lessons:  $150.00

7 Lessons:  $175.00

8 Lessons:  $200.00

9 Lessons:  $225.00

10 Lessons:$250.00

Adult Monthly Packages: ($35/hr)

6 Lessons:  $210.00

7 Lessons:  $245.00

8 Lessons:  $280.00

9 Lessons:  $315.00

10 Lessons:$350.00

The Weekly Unlimited Plan!

This plan offers unlimitied 1hr weekly lessons for an entire YEAR! That means that you can book anyday of the week, for one hour a week.

Plan Fee: $2,100.00 (We also offer installment options for this plan where you're able to pay per quarter)

The Anytime Unlimited Plan!

This plan offers exactly what the title says, UNLIMITED singing lessons for an entire YEAR! Students are able to book whenever they need a lesson for a year at one price. (We also offer installment options for this plan where you're able to pay per quarter)

Plan Fee: $2,500.00


How did you get started teaching?

My passion for teaching surfaced after shadowing other great vocal instructors. I loved the idea that a person could take a non-vocal person and turn them into a star. Being able to see the light before the end of the tunnel is always a drive, I'm able to see my students potential even if they don't, I'll believe in you, when you're not strong enough to believe in yourself. 


What types of students have you worked with?

My Past experience includes students from all backgrounds, different age groups, even students interested in various genres of music. 

I've even had students that were non vocal and studied beginner piano and found it interesting enough to sing along.

I am very adaptable in my teaching approach and that's important to any learner, especially for beginners.


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

A teacher should always have EXPERIENCE. I'd hire an experienced teacher over a teacher with a fresh degree ANY DAY! Why? Because, music is an ever changing industry and profession, if a voice coach isn't learning new things everyday or working with different students to broaden their experience and strengthen their coaching skills, this may not be a good relationship. An experienced teacher will know what to look for and will be better at diagnosing challenges before they begin. Communication will be more fluent and open, and teaching styles will be advanced.

Students should also look to get the best bang for their buck. Voice Coaches that are extremely expensive , sometimes are looking for the next dollar and not necessarily interested in the students vocal health, growth, potential or needs. A coach with affordable rates, makes it so that students are able to pay for what they need and not struggle in the process, it shows they care and why not? There's plenty of learning to go around for those who want to invest in their future---if even just a little.


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

Students should have in mind what they'd like to accomplish. Coming to the first lesson with goals, allows the instructor to deliver the best thought out solutions and therefore will be able to lesson plan accordingly.

Students should be ready to WORK and have FUN! 

Smiling is Free and we plan to do lots of it while we learn

Students will need to know their availability

Students should understand their vocal/musical limits

Students should be able to accept constructive criticism  

Do I have reliable transportation to and from lessons?