Voiceboxqueen

Voiceboxqueen

5.0 (4)
6 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

I believe my service stands out because I am not only a Voice teacher.  I am an Acting coach.  More importantly, I was once someone who suffered from terrible stage fright. After bombing my first professional audition at age eleven, I made it my mission to beat my stage fright. Long story short, after nine years of classical voice training, along with Musical Theatre Conservatory training I did just that.  I then went on to play more than fifty leading roles and Headlined with a thirteen piece Big Band.  When I became a mom, I joined the Girl Scouts as a leader.  In that role, I realized how many kids are dealing with the same things I did.  I wanted to help them.  I didn't want anyone to have to go through what I Went through. That's when I set out to create a program to not only teach people how to be incredible singers and actors, but to show them how to kick their stagefright to the curb!  My program is not only powerful, it's can truly be life changing.  

 I love it when my students light up when They walk through the door.  I love watching them grow and develop into confident performers!  Most of all,  I love it when they have those aha moments and they realize that they have so much more ability than they ever dreamed.  Thats the real meat!  It's why I do this.  It's my passion!  I get to change the world by helping people!  What could be more satisfying?  More info on me and my services can be found at;

www.voiceboxqueen.com

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Credentials

Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • David Martinez

    The exercises have been beyond helpful and I improve with each lesson. Going over the dialogues in different ways and even the breathing exercises have helped tremendously.

  • Meaghan Campos

    I love the smile on my daughters face when she leaves and the excitement when she talks about her lessons. She is 10 and the youngest of our 4 daughters, we have always pushed her into activities that her sisters have done, these were all failures! When she said she wanted to get into theater I had no idea where to start, this is something we have never done. The few months she has been working with Voiceboxqueen she has experienced being back stage, makeup, has been given the opportunity to work on costumes for the high school and much more. I love that she isn’t focused on one area she is getting to know Adalei, and teaching her how it all comes together. I am so grateful to have found someone and something that makes my daughter so excited and happy!

  • Sky

    Jamie is an amazing teacher! I LOVE coming to my lessons because I know I’m going to get so much more than just a basic voice lessons. I’ve always wanted to study acting/singing, but never felt confident enough to do so, but these sessions have already helped me so much, and that has so much to do with the fact that Jamie is so knowledgeable in her craft and she creates a really cool and comfortable, judgement-free environment. She makes me work hard and always want to learn more. I’m genuinely excited for our class every week because I learn so much, make clear improvements each week, and I leave knowing exactly what I need to work on. I really couldn’t recommend her more highly. She is who you need to see if you are looking to expand your singing and acting skills. It’s very clear that she loves what she does, and is able to help others improve as well! Honestly, 100% recommend her to anyone, no matter what your level of experience is! :)

  • Melita Rodgers

    I would recommend Jamie to anyone from children to adults. The techniques Jamie teaches have helped me improve my understanding and awareness of my physical body and improve my confidence. Jamie has tailored my classes to meet my needs. She has provided a part of my vocal training that I was missing. Progress started immediately. Classes are fun, engaging and challenging. I learn and grow as an artist/musician each time I have a class with Jamie.



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FAQs


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

Once the student contacts me, we set up their free consultation.  Gives us a chance to get to know each other.  Then we have a strategy session.  In that session we figure out where you are at and where you see yourself in the future, and we talk about how we are going to get you there.  At that point we put together your lesson schedule and begin your transformation!


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

I received my training from the Conservatory of performing arts at Webster University as part of the Repertory Theater of St Louis,MO.  I then went on to study Improvisation with Second City at Columbia College and had the opportunity to write and perform in a show called Comedy Cabaret with Second City along with Mike Stoyanof from the Sitcom Blossum as well as The Dark night and The Mentalist.  I also have nine plus years of private classical voice training as well, I have performed in leading roles in more than fifty musical theatre productions and operettas, along with Headlining for a thirteen piece Big Band That performed all over the North shore and northwest territories.


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

My standard pricing for private voice lessons is $50/hr.  And $25/ for 30 mins.  
 My pricing is the same for my private acting classes.  I also do Audition prep for voice as well as acting.

I do charge more for combination lessons and the addition of accents and/or dialects.

If you would like to learn about my specials and discounts you can visit my website and submit your email address.

I am more than happy to do group lessons.  Price would depend on the number of people and the curriculum.


How did you get started teaching?

Having battled stage fright as a young girl and learning how to, not only, overcome it, but to flourish as a lead singer and get leading roles as well as a number of awards for my talents, I had a lot of people ask me to teach them To do what I do.  As I raised my daughters and taught them what I know, more and more people would beg me to help them or their children.  I discovered that there is a void out there.  I decided to fill it.  My students have become confident, knowledgeable , talented performers and That is why I keep doing it.  It is my passion.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ages 6 to 92.


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

Buyer Beware!  You should honestly narrow down your search to three that speak to you and go talk to them.  Don't be dazzled by awards or degrees.  It does not guarantee that the teacher knows how to teach you to sing.  Scary? Yes, I know. I've been there myself


Lessons offered

Stage Performance Training Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Improv Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Method Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Speaking Voice Training Theater Acting Classes Voice Acting Classes Audition Prep Lessons Broadway Singing Lessons Classical Voice Lessons Jazz Voice Classes Music Performance Lessons Music Theory Lessons Musical Theater Classes Opera Voice Lessons Singing Lessons Vocal Training Lessons