I am a singing technique specialist and creative producer. I'm also a branding and marketing expert in the entertainment field - and a published success author. My students are prepared for demanding industry careers. The singers have strong, resonant, projecting voices that can sustain the rigors of entertainment. I have a track record for preparing serious students for professional careers and this is because I know how to train a voice that meets industry standards. I mentor developing singers of all ages and backgrounds, including many Las Vegas celebrities performing now. My singing students are amazed at what they are able to achieve and I am thrilled to experience their transformation from desire - to talent - to results.
My Summerlin studio is equipped with PA, recording bay, music library and production office (a.k.a. "war room").
--WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM ACADEMY OF DIVA ARTS? WHY DO I TRAIN LIKE NO OTHER COACH IN THE INDUSTRY?
** All commercial styles.
** Vocal gymnasium training regimens.
**Vocal building techniques that give professional quality to your singing.
** WEEKLY PRO AUDIO MODULES that will enable you to practice effectively between sessions, on tour, and keep your voice in shape throughout your lifetime career. (How you practice is an important key to your success - and most singing coaches fall short of the bar in this category.)
** Research assignments that help you plan and focus your aspirations.
** Industry introductions and performance opportunities that are aligned with your interests and skill sets.
** Trade secrets that can propel your singing ambitions at bullet speed.
** Bigger discounts on volume package deals. You can shop products and additional packages from our official business website.
** No nonsense vocal training that meets industry standards and enhanced joy of your singing.
--YOUR VOICE TRAINING IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF. Really take your training seriously and consider that all vocal instructors are not equals. They vary in experience, education, methods, commitment, genre knowledge and skills. My peers in major music markets charge $200.00 - $400.00 an hour. After a 30-year international career, I am passing my torch to my students at a friendly local rate and condense the best so they can excel quicker and more effectively!
"Give a Diva a fish and she feasts for a day. Teach a Diva to fish and she feasts for a lifetime." - Susan Diane Howell, MBA
--INSTRUCTOR'S EDUCATION (Partial List)
**Bachelors of Music Theater Arts -
California State University, Northridge
**Masters in Business (MBA) -
Pepperdine University, Malibu
**Vocal Studies -
The Juilliard School of Performing Arts, NYC
**Vocal Studies -
Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music, Rome, Italy
**Audio Engineering -
LACC, Los Angeles
I love to see the change in the lives of my students. Doors open for them - and many have achieved astronomical success. (Even shocked me!) They walk taller, speak better, dress for success! My students find a new confidence because they have become really good in a skill. They can shine in a way that makes them feel unique and special. I love the sparkle in their eyes and their stance of happiness. I have developed lifelong trusts with my students. I am privileged to work for what I love and I teach my students to do the same.
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I believe in establishing strong foundations. I really don't care who you are or how successful you have been. We start with the basics and build an unshakable foundation. This is why my students have lifetime careers, billboard representation in Las Vegas, Major Label representation and even followings of millions of fans. Foundations are key!
I invest 10-15 hours each week into research of new singing technologies, vocal methods and entertainment trends. This helps me stay current in the music industry and enables me to pass valuable knowledge onto my vocal clients.
Academy students learn singing techniques from authorities around the world, as my approach to world class vocal instruction. They also have access to a variety of vocal ideologies that enable them to exercise their own judgement and preferences in the vocal styles they wish to pursue. None of my students sound like me, or any of my other students for that fact. Each client is a jewel in themselves. Self-created and unique in their own signature tone. The students learn how to reach out to their music communities at home, nationally and abroad to build a serious hobby or career that enriches their lives with new friends and adventures.
My Adult coaching rate is $140.00 for 90 minutes - and $75.00 for 45 minutes in session. These fees include Pro tutorials. I offer 20% off ($240./$440.) when a student pays by the month (or 4 sessions). Kids, under 18 may take a 60-minute for $75.00 with 20% discount on 4-lesson package.
I also have large package discounts that you can shop from the homepage of our official business website. Children's semester programs are available. My fees include all take home materials. How you practice between sessions is a key factor in your success and I am equally committed to your artist development. No singer is left behind!
Mentoring budding singers has always been enjoyable for me, so I decided to base myself locally and focus my interests on artist development. My first exposure to teaching was at the Academy of Performing Arts, Japan. I continue to produce showcases and album projects. Since my career shift, it's worked wonderfully for me and the students - and allows me to be a great mother to a Rockstar son. It's a family affair.
I have worked with singing professionals and beginners alike. Most of my greatest achievements in teaching have come from beginners surprisingly. Here is a secret about voice coaches... Many coaches like to promote the big celebrity names they have worked with. What they often fail to mention is that these big names were celebrity stars BEFORE they coached them. Coaches who name drop stars typically did not teach these people to sing, or establish their career platforms in terms of the business. Here is where I differ. I have worked with celebrity headliners, reality television competition stars, celebrity rappers and major record label superstars. The difference is that many of these top celebrities were not celebrities when they came to me. These big stars were real people when they came to me, with a dream and a willingness to be taught and do the work that was assigned them. They became hugely successful AFTER they worked with me because I gave them the foundation they needed to be ready and prepared for success when it came knocking at their door. They could hold their own and they could sing, and they believed in themselves. Like a thumbprint, no two careers are alike. What is important is that you, as the budding singer, have the skills and character to be able to rise to requirements of a career, whatever comes into your life and grasp success when opportunities are offered to you. I give you the foundation to do just this.
As a facilitator of new artists on the music scene, I created an album project that transforms mindset for singing artists. Mindset is extremely important for singers - perhaps even more important than talent itself. Consider all of the talented singers in the U.S. who never achieved a professional career. They had the musical talent, but they didn't have the MINDSET for a successful industry launch. "Ultimate Diva" and "Ultimate Rockstar" are 10-disc mindset programs designed to retrain how a vocal artist thinks about their work, their contributions, and even themselves as worthy and deserving talent. These programs can be purchased from our OFFICIAL website at DivasInTraining.com (Product menu) or on Amazon (Digital music). The best pricing is available from the Academy's official website. I designed these CDs for people like YOU - because we don't get what we WANT - we get what we ARE!
How serious are you about your musical aspirations? Really. Just how serious are you? Are you going to take 2-3 lessons and blow out? Are you going to return the Agent's call? Are you going to show up when the weather is 115 degrees, you got a last minute call to substitute at work, your cat is sick, your house needs to be dusted, you feel tired, your girlfriend or boyfriend broke up with you, you are questioning your artistic destiny? Do you really want to be a singer and are you willing to do what it takes - with no excuses. This is WHAT YOU WANT and you have made your decision to GO SINGER - or BUST. You are not ready for a coach or any team professional until you decide that you are ready to commit some effort to your endeavor. You are going to do this. When you are serious, call the agent - and the producer - and the manager - and call the coach!
How serious am I about wanting to learn to sing?
What is my monthly budget that I am willing to invest into my training?
Am I prepared for a 6-month commitment?
What are my end goals as a singer?
How many hours a week am I willing to practice?
What is my primary fear that is holding me back from being a serious singer?