Vocals By Shontelle

Vocals By Shontelle

5.0 (5)

About this pro

Shontelle is a singer/songwriter for over 25+ years and been teaching for over 25 years.  She has worked with many artist and producers and has the knowledge to help you in your vocal needs.  She has a home-based studio in Boca Raton and offers via Skype/FaceTime if location is a problem.  She allows you to record session so students can take assignments home to practice. She works with all ages from those who want to learn to sing to performers.

I love teaching and helping people and writing and recording music.  I love all genres of music and passionate about it and love seeing students thrive in their passions. I meet so many great people and I even learn things from them. Very rewarding. Once a student gains confidence and begins to see their improvement, the look on their faces says it all!

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Boca Raton, FL 33487
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Bernadette A.

    YOU WILL LOVE "VOCALS BY SHONTELLE" "Vocals by Shontelle is absolutely what you are looking for! Vocalist today, no matter what genre, are looking to go to the next level of excellence in their vocal capabilities. Shontelle's skill level and expertise will definitely take you to that next level! I knew from the first time she gave me lessons that she cared about the people she worked with. She will definitely help you believe that you can go higher if you work towards your goals. You will be encouraged no matter if you are just getting started or are an established singer in your profession. I highly recommend 'VOCALS BY SHONTELLE' to everyone reading this! I truly believe you will grow in your gift so call her up!!!!"

  • Esther U.

    A Wonderful Person and a Great Teacher "Shontelle is an amazing person and a wonderful teacher. From the time I have known her in college, (working with her as an accompanist), I have seen her wonderful talent, and the way that she pours her heart into her singing. This devotion carries into her teaching, and I'm sure that anyone who studies with her will not only grow in their ability to sing, but they will also be inspired in their lives."

  • Susana C.

    Excelent teacher! "She is so patient, has a very good energy, sings like angels and her attitude is a good motivation to learn!"

  • Barbara P

    Excellent "excellent, I recommend Shontelle, to anyone who wants to improve their talent I look forward for my lessons each week Thanks Shontelle."


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FAQs


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

I play scales on the piano to find out their vocal range, work through some breathing techniques to see how they breathe. I let them sing a song so I can hear pitch, tone, and technique then we work on a plan together to set goals for what they want to achieve. I work with all genres. I give assignments at each lesson for them to work on until we meet again. I allow students to text me with questions if needed for clarification. I teach how to use your vocal chords the correct way and training is just like exercise. You have to exercise to correct bad habits.


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

I went to school at University of Tennessee where I majored in Music. I began writing and recording in college and pursued a music career. I wrote songs with other artist, worked with many producers and studios. I have recorded 2 albums and offer lessons via Skype to my students afar. 


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

I offer packages for 1-hr lessons a week and needs to be paid in full for the month and used within the month for added discounts.  Summer is upon us and I offer group lessons and individual lessons.  Please email me for more information at [email protected]


How did you get started teaching?

I have always loved music and started singing when I was 5 and got my first guitar in High School. I taught myself to play and from there pursued a career in singing and songwriting. I majored at the University of Tennessee in vocal performance and begin to pursue a career in Nashville, Tennessee. I was married at 27 moved to Arizona and focused more on starting a family. Here is where I began to teach kids, teens, adults and groups.  I attend songwriting classes, co-write with other artist and was involved on a worship team for over 20+ years. I continue to sing for studios as a backup singer for others, co- write with other musicians working on my next album.  I believe if you love what you do, it isn't work at all!


What types of students have you worked with?

I work with all ages from 5 to 95.  Doesn't matter the age and apply my techniques to any singer.  I have worked with college students looking to audition for music programs in college (they were accepted) worked with Muscial Theater students and student looking to record, perform and travel.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love teaching stuents and when they get confident in me and themselves, they begin to see and hear their vocals change and become powerful!  That is so rewarding.


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

That is a hard question. I believe a connection has to be made with one another because singing, writing and being a musician can feel uncomfortable and vulnerable. You should speak to the professional and see if there is a connection. If so and you will feel comfortable being yourself you will be able to achieve more.


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

The best way to start is a phone call.  I want to feel comfortable with anyone I am getting teaching from.  If you feel comfortable, you will achieve more.