The Premier Vocal Coaches
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
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
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.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
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
How did you get started teaching?
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.
What types of students have you worked with?
I work with all ages from 3-99. Most of my students sing popular styles. I also teach every student piano.