Bristol Recording & Voice Studios
At Bristol Recording & Voice Studios we offer a variety of services such as private voice, piano and guitar lessons in addition to having professional music production and recording studios on site. We work with all level students, from beginner to professional. Lessons are a full hour or half an hour in length, delivered in the studio or online.
The Bristol Voice Method is unique- we are one of the few vocal programs in the world that teaches the TRUE pop/rock/r&b/folk method (non-classical) which is the style of singing used by nearly every contemporary major recording artist for the last 40 years. While most voice instructors teach a classical or Broadway style, the Bristol Vocal Method prepares you to succeed as a contemporary singer and offers all the tools used by today’s top singers. Styles: Pop, Rock, R&B, Folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Hip Hop, Rap and more.
We have trained many singers who have excelled on live tv, and placed first, fifth, placed in the finals, or competed in all of today's national television singing shows such as: The Voice, The Voice Brazil, America's Got Talent and American Idol.
We care about RESULTS! We love to see our singers achieve goals far beyond their expectations! Discover the four tone qualities that today's top singers all use; improve power, range, stamina, tone quality, breath control, personal style, performance, confidence and stage presence!
We offer a free 'no obligation' introductory voice lesson with the director of the program, Ric Poulin, to discuss how the program can help you achieve your goals as a singer and bring your voice to the next level. Once we know what you are looking to achieve as a singer/performer and what particular styles of music you like to sing, we tailor our lessons towards your goals and needs.
Our services include all aspects of Artist Development- Performance and Audition Coaching and Workshops, Songwriting Coaching and Workshops and more.
We are located in a beautiful old bank building diagonally across from Symphony Hall in Boston and have been in business for over 30 years.
You can give us a call at 310-525-0801 or 617-247-8689, or you can share your number and we can call you, and we can get you scheduled. I'm looking forward to talking with you more and answering any questions you may have!
We'd love to know more about you and your goals. If you'd like, please take a few minutes out to fill out our vocalist questionnaire form so that we can get a good idea of your objectives. It's a google form at this link: https://forms.gle/qguWttXHkex9Lyiv5
Guitar Lessons - Learn guitar from Guitar Master Joe Mack, and have fun doing it!
Joe’s 40 plus years of experience teaching guitar, his love of seeing student progress, his patience, training as an educator and world-class skills as a guitarist make him an exemplary guitar coach who always gets great results! Joe’s background in education provides him with unique methods of study that help his students learn with a gradient approach catered to their ideal speed of study.
Joe teaches students from beginner to advanced, and has taught students from age 5 to 72! Styles include Blues, Rock, Pop, Funk, Fusion, Soul and Rhythm & Blues.
Joe offers a free introductory guitar lesson to all new students.
TESTIMONIALS: “I knew I had found an excellent guitar teacher when I began taking lessons with Joe when I was only nine years old having received no prior musical instruction of any kind. The fantastic thing about Joe is that he will happily adapt to music that his students wish to play, while simultaneously sharing his own wisdom and vast knowledge of the guitar. Joe’s teaching style consists of a perfect blend of honing students’ technical abilities while making the lessons extremely fun!”
“I strongly recommend Joe as a guitar teacher. He has been an incredibly positive force in our lives. Joe has a patient and adaptable teaching style, a very thorough knowledge of music and a great method focused on modes and learning through playing songs you love. And he plays an awesome guitar!"
Bristol Recording & Voice Studios is a leading full service Artist Development company with a 30 year history of helping artists acquire the skills, tools and confidence necessary to achieve their goals in the music industry. We have trained many singers who have won, placed top five, placed in the finals, or competed in all of today's national television singing shows such as: The Voice, The Voice Brazil, America's Got Talent and American Idol.
Bristol has developed and/or worked with some of the most influential artists and producers in the business: Jada (Universal/Motown), Dropkick Murphys (Warner), Yo Yo Ma (Sony), New Kids on the Block, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Swizz Beatz (Jay-Z, Alicia Keys), RedOne (Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Jada), David "Big Papi" Ortiz and more.
At Bristol Recording & Voice Studios we offer a variety of services such as private voice, piano and guitar lessons in addition to having professional music production and recording studios on site. Bristol is unique- we are one of the few vocal programs in the world that teaches the pop/rock/r&b method (non-classical) which is the style of singing used by nearly every contemporary major recording artist for the last 40 years.
We offer a free 'no obligation' introductory voice lesson with one of our coaches to discuss how the program can help you achieve your goals as a singer, whether you are a beginner, or professional singer looking to bring your voice to the next level. Discover the four tone qualities that today's top singers all use; improve power, range, stamina, tone quality, breath control, personal style and performance!
Bristol Recording & Voice Studios/Bristol Entertainment • 238 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 • 617.247.8689 www.BristolStudios.com
At Bristol Studios, our vocal coaches enjoy helping singers recognize and bring out the unique qualities of their voice and sharing specific tools of the Bristol Method to improve their voice to the fullest potential. We love to see our singers achieve goals far beyond their expectations! Results-that's what we care about!
Our coaches are professionally certified in the Bristol Method and are trained to help students at any level, whether they enjoy singing on a casual basis or aspire to professional standards. Please read more about us at: www.BristolStudios.com
Call today for a free introductory voice lesson and take the first steps to becoming a great vocalist! 617-247-8689
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We offer a FREE no obligation consultation to evaluate the students voice. We focus on what skills the student already has, and what skills they need to focus on. From there we develop a specific curriculum based on the students needs and personal goals.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Voice and piano students have the choice to pay weekly or take advantage of our discounted rate when they buy a block of ten lessons (and get the 11th for free.)
What types of students have you worked with?
We work with all levels of students, from complete beginners to professional level singers. Some of our students wish to improve their performances at open mics and some of them aspire to go on and become professional singers. Many of our students have won top categories or auditioned and been selected on tv shows such as American Idol, The Voice, America's Got Talant and XFactor. The benefit of our program is that it leaves students with new abilities and the knowledge and tools to navigate the world of pop/rock/r&b music, and allows them to curate a voice that grabs the attention of listeners.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Students love our Open Mic nights, and our packed house Student Showcases!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
It is important to find a teacher that understands what you are looking for. There are many people out there who teach classical, operatic and musical theater styles of singing but not many who solely focus on the pop/gospel style. While other teaching styles can still be successful in shaping a contemporary voice, our program specifically studies the techniques and styles of the chart toppers from the past 40 years. If you want to see results, the best thing to do is to study the voices that have achieved the results that you want.