Dan Gibbs Vocal Studio

Dan Gibbs Vocal Studio

5.0 (11)
1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

I am a professional vocalist with 6 years of teaching experience.  I have a degree in Vocal  Performance, and have studied at both Southern Oregon University and the USC Thornton School of Music.  My expertise ranges from Classical to Broadway, Pop, Rock, Country, and other contemporary styles.  My clientele ranges from complete beginners to professionals; and I cater my teaching to fit the needs of their instrument and desired outcomes for the styles of music they wish to sing. 

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Credentials

Beaverton, OR 97005
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11 Reviews

5.0

  • Stephen

    efficiently identified by particular issue and quickly gave me the feedback needed to correct it. I got just what I was looking for.

  • Geri Shimabukuro

    Very knowledgeable and kind.

  • Mike

    My overall experience with Dan has been excellent!! I have never had singing lessons before and he started out with the basics...breathing exercises and technique. I did not know that all that really can make a person a better singer. I am now into my 6th lesson with him and I know I have improved. He is knowledgeable, patient, funny and shows interest in what your individual goals are. I would highly recommend him as a vocal teacher!!!

  • David Smith

    Dan focused quickly on the basic needs of breathing and finding range. Being an older singer that has never been trained I found his approach very helpful. We worked on basic vocal production, singing with guitar, and memorization.


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FAQs


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

First I assess their current level of ability and experience through an interview and vocal exercises.  What follows is a lesson and development plan to help them achieve their desired goals, as well as what techniques to emphasize and improve upon.  Initial songs are selected to highlight their natural ability, as well as to challenge growth in a gradual manner.  


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

I have a degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Oregon University, and additional training from the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, CA.  I’ve participated in master classes, opera and vocal workshops, performed as a featured concert soloist, and on the stage as well.  


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

Lessons are prorated for the month, with the following options:

30 minutes: $30

60 minutes: $55


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching while attending graduate school at USC, and over the years gradually became more involved until it became my main passion alongside performing. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with beginners of all ages and backgrounds, as well as more advanced singers and professionals. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have been chosen as the featured soloist for Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “5 Mystical Songs” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” with the Oregon Chorale and the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra.  These pieces are near and dear to my heart, and it’s an incredible honor to have the chance to perform them with a wonderful choir and orchestra!


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

Look for the care and interest they place in you as an individual.  Make sure you know if they have a particular specialization, and whether or not that fits your goals, and the kind of music you want to sing.  


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about the outcomes you want out of your lessons.  Ask yourself why you want them.  Finally, think about what you need from your teacher to help you achieve them.