The First Lady of PVC, Ebony Sowell- Franklin
Music has served as an everlasting and enchanting purpose in the life of 34- year old music veteran, Ebony Sowell-Franklin. Her connection with music was sparked at the tender age of 5 where she vividly remembers telling her parents of her aspirations to become a singer. After that moment she aggressively went after accomplishing her dreams. At the age of 13 she began her education in classical vocal training. Her ventures in the musical field began to spread even further when she mastered musical theater, popular music and jazz styles. In high school her talents and academic excellence proved to be fruitful which resulted in earning a full music scholarship to the prestigious and historical Clark Atlanta University. Ebony continued to utilize her talents in the performing arts while attending university. She showcased her expertise by working as an actress and singer in various productions. Her internships at different record labels, radio stations (such as V103) and music publishing companies taught her the components of the music business.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a minor in Communication, Ebony discovered her true passion in life, which was to teach music and spread knowledge of this truly wonderful art with the world. She came to this realization after a friend sought her help to learn a song. Her aptitude for teaching was undeniable. Instantly, The Premier Vocal Coaches was born! The groundbreaking and innovative vocal training company has grown to exponential proportions in a little over six years. Premier Vocal Coaches is dedicated to Ebony’s vision of keeping music vibrant and organic as an art form. Her value of musical knowledge to all people is apparent in the accessibility of her classes to people of all ages and walks of life. Her success as a vocal trainer has reached the ears of many aspiring and established musical artists. Ebony has worked with artists such as Compound Entertainment, Reuben Studdard and Love and Hip Hop’s Karlie Redd. The goals she sets to accomplish with her students are true musicianship, music knowledge and the importance of artist development. These components all have made her students truly well-rounded.
Ebony Franklin-Sowell is a woman of astonishing knowledge of both classical and contemporary music. Her experience is well-established in the music industry. Her talent and passion for music is undeniable. Her techniques for educating her clients are innovative and current. Her combined skills and facets make her an unstoppable force and truly phenomenal woman
Ebony is a great coach, she is smart, funny, energetic and creative in her methodology of teaching music. She teaches all levels from beginner to pro. If you want to learn how to sing or just want to learn how to carry a tune I highly recommend her.
I love TPVC. Ebony coaches me once a week and already I've gotten gigs and roles that had turned me down in the past. She conforms the lessons to each individual she teaches and it works wonders!! Would definitely recommend!
When I first met with Ebony of Premiere Vocal coaching I was very hesitant about lessons because I felt that after having doctors tell me because of the trauma I'd put my vocal folds through I'd never sing again but after 6 months with my vocal coach everybody notice a major change in my voice. All of a sudden I was back singing at weddings and other special events! I would also like to mention that even surgery didnt help so I think God for her and her unique approach of vocal training. I would prefer anyone who has song before and lost it to give her and her staff a call!
I think Ebony is great. She was well versed and detailed in her explanations about why we were working on particular things. She always responded in a timely manner and tried to be as flexible as her schedule would allow. I would recommend her to anyone looking for vocal lessons.
I have to say my experience with the premier vocal coaches was wonderful. My children have been attending lessons for 4 years. This company goes the extra mile for each client and truly cares about the progression of each student. I would definitely recommend
My experience with working with the premier vocal coach group was okay. I didn't know what to expect being a young girl moving from up north. Ebony's attitude was extremely rude through text messaging and when I called to inquire she seemed a little low in spirit oppose to what her website online portrays. Overall, my friends did see a change in my voice but I can't get over the fact that she's the manager of this company with such a nasty attitude. This is my honest opinion of this company.
Typically I conduct a consultation before beginning lessons. This allows the student and their families to see the studio, meet the instructor ask any question, learn about the services etc. This is important because picking the best fit and program is essential to the training of each student.
I've studied voice pricvately for about 20 years
I studied classical music for over 10 years and popular styles for most of my life.
I studied vocal performance in college
I've been teaching for over 10 years
30 minutes $40 weekly
60 minutes $75 weekly
monthly four lesson 60 minute package is $245
monthly bi-weekly two lesson 30 minute package is $140
I was working in marketing in 2006 and unfortunately the company went under and I was laid off when I was 7 months pregnant with our first child. Long story short, a friend asked me to help her with a song for a wedding because she knew I had experience in the music industry and singing. She was so impressed she offered to pay me each week to train her. Word spread and in a few months I had over 10 clients! I began developing my system and business has been growing ever since.
I work with all ages from 3-99. Most of my students sing popular styles. I also teach every student piano.