I love working with singers and helping them meet their goals. The human voice has fascinated me my whole life and I am always learning more about it. Whether you are interested in studying vocal technique or are auditioning for the school musical, were asked to sing at a special event or just want to become more comfortable singing in front of an audience, I can help you meet your goals. I got my training at Berklee College of Music and my degree from McNally Smith College of Music, studying both Bel Canto and contemporary voice. My specialty is working with students pursuing musical theater, "belting" and pop voice techniques. As a professional singer for many years, I have extensive recording and performance experience in the styles of jazz, pop and gospel music. This allows me to demonstrate what I am teaching to my students. I like to show my students that, just like a painter, we can have a palate of vocal colors to choose from. I help my students find the many colors in their voice. Choices of timbre, of placement, of vibrato and texture. I want them to have lots to choose from when they sing and teach them how to have access to their whole voice, how to mix registers, gain vocal-range, get great resonance and a method of breathing that will give them more vocal power than they ever had before. I also help them to become a more confident performer. My advanced students can choose to go on to study "belting" technique from my Belting Workshop that I have used with adult choirs. I am fun, but love to get down to work, to get you to the next level. I am a safe place and willing to work as hard as you are:)
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I enjoy so many things about teaching singers. But, I get very excited about showing students things they can do with their voice. Things that they thought weren't possible for them. I love the moment when I see them light up from the sound they are making. I love watching their confidence build. I love the back and forth of singing examples to them.
Beth is INCREDIBLE! She is SO knowledgeable and resourceful regarding musical theater. My daughter excelled so much taking singing lessons with Beth. Highly recommend!
Taking voice lessons from Beth Yeshaya is an enjoyable experience! Beth knows how to bring out the best in my voice and teaches how to sing in a healthy way as not to damage one's vocal chords. Beth is great at getting one ready vocally and more confident for a performance! Thank You Beth!!
I find out about the student, what they know, what their goals are. I explain what we will be doing and how the time is spent. Typically, we spend the first segment doing warm-ups and skill building exercises. The next segment is working on their song of choice, focussing both on technical and performance aspects. At the end of the lesson I discuss with them what they should work on during the week and what exercises will help them the most. I try to help students find interesting ways to fit practice into their routine. All lessons are custom to the student's skill level.
I studied Vocal Performance at both Berklee College of Music and McNally Smith College of Music, where I received my degree in 2017. I have almost 20 years of teaching experience and 40 years as a professional singer. At 17, I was cast as a "Brettonian" (singing waitress) at the Mt. Washington Hotel. After many years as a gigging singer in jazz clubs and concert venues, I released a jazz CD. I went on to become a soloist with a gospel choir for some years. I have studied with many great teachers and continue to take workshops and study voice to stay current and expand my knowledge. I have been a guest artist/teacher in Los Angeles, doing jazz and vocal intensives. I have done several workshops in Minnesota with middle/high school choirs and I have a "belting" workshop that I have done with choirs. My advanced students can choose to study from my belting course, which is a popular request from my students pursuing musical theater.
60 minute lesson $60 (in studio or virtual - students 13+ to adult)
40 minute lesson $40 (younger students 10-12)
60 minute lesson at student's home $75 (within driving distance)
I've been a working singer since I was 17. Teaching came naturally from there. I think working musicians often wear many hats. I really enjoy that aspect of being a singer. I really love to sing and I really love to share what I know.
All ages and levels. I mostly work with middle/high school students and specialize in voice for musical theater. I also have quite a few adult singers of various ages. I have worked with rock bands, R&B bands, jazz and pop singers vocal groups and many musical theater students. I have done vocal and jazz intensive camps at a music school in Los Angeles and vocal workshops with choirs, (high school and adult) showing them how to gain stamina and volume in a vocally healthy way. Most of the students I work with are interested in my contemporary voice or musical theater training. I have also worked with many budding songwriters and lyricists.
Going to see one of my students in a leading role at Children's Theater was pretty exciting. But really, any time a student gets a new concept and I see their eyes light up...best part of my day.
Find a voice teacher who can sing and example what they are teaching!! Someone who is knowledgeable and wants you to succeed as much as you do. Someone who will come to your shows, if possible. Someone who understands vocal anatomy and can help you understand how your voice works and how to use it. Find a voice teacher that makes you laugh and makes you make funny noises and tells you to make your mistakes loud. A teacher that doesn't want to change your voice, just make it better, stronger, more versatile. A teacher who accepts you as you are and helps you feel really confident and skilled.
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