Singing Is Healing

Singing Is Healing

5.0 (10)
1 employee
27 years in business

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www.SingingisHealing.com

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Leslie Garbis is a respected vocal teacher with more than 25 years' experience working with singers and voice professionals.  She has sung professionally both on the stage and in the studio.  While her two degrees are in Classical Vocal Performance (Belmont University, BM; University of Miami, MM), Leslie has extensive experience both teaching and singing a variety of styles.  

 

Her innate curiosity regarding different bodywork modalities, and her own challenges with some lower back injuries, led her to Pilates, first as a student and then as a certified instructor.  

 

Before resettling in Nashville, Leslie taught voice at multiple colleges in Miami, including University of Miami, Barry University, and New World School of the Arts.  While living in New York City, she taught voice at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) and taught Pilates at Erika Bloom Pilates.  Most recently she was an adjunct voice teacher at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, where she taught for 7 years.  Life in academia had lots to teach her, but her private voice studio has experienced a lot of growth and deserves more time and attention.  She is delighted that Pilates teaching has come into her life again as well.  

 

Currently, life is full being a wife and a mom who balances private voice clients (both in person and remote), organizing women’s circles and retreats, teaching Pilates, writing and recording songs, and part-time homeschooling her son.

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Nashville, TN 37203
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10 Reviews

5.0

  • Uri

    I am a producer/songwriter and a vocalist by default. For the past year, I have been taking private vocal lessons with Leslie. It has been an amazing experience. I came to Leslie with a huge list of issues as a vocalist. Missing basic vocal techniques such as breathing to incorrect pronunciation etc... Leslie has been diligent in addressing all my issues with patience, a steady hand and deep knowledge of her craft. ​ As a recording vocalist I went through too many frustrating sessions. In less then a year, Leslie has been the main influence in changing my approach, preparation and the process of recording vocals. I can't thank her enough for helping me find love in being a vocalist.

  • Sheridan

    "Leslie has an incredible ability to ground my voice and my body so that I may sing freely and more effortlessly. During our first lesson together, she helped me hit a high note perfectly on pitch that I had always previously struggled with. She cares deeply for her students and I have so enjoyed every moment together!"

  • Anastasia

    "Leslie Garbis is so much more than a vocal coach. I started working with Leslie two years ago after I had vocal surgery and was in the process of trying to relearn how to use my voice. After feeling incredibly discouraged going to every vocal coach in town, I was introduced to Leslie. In our first session, I was in tears because for the first time, someone understood my voice and what I was struggling with. In no time, I was reaching new heights and my voice is now the strongest and most flexible it has ever been. Leslie’s approach is holistic and all encompassing. She looks at who you are as a person, where you are in your life, what is going on with your body and your emotions, and your vocal technique and is able to address each thing with knowledge and ease. She makes singing easy and joyful. I could not recommend her more and I would be lost without her!"

  • Kristin

    "I went to Leslie to gain some tools to improve my singing. I had no idea the depths of the gifts I would receive from her. She immediately took me in all many levels - what my body was doing - where I was holding my body funny or in ways that would not aid my desire for a full supported singing voice. She came up with creative imagery to help me understand how to recalibrate my body and vocal placement . She took me in energetically as well- with a deep sensitivity and a joyful enthusiasm for ME- who I was - what my voice has to offer that is unique to me. She made things that had seemed impossible to achieve vocally ...suddenly possible and achievable. As I practiced what she had taught me and felt my voice beginning to fly free, I realized that Leslie was a teacher in the deepest spiritual sense of the word. Through her extensive knowledge of human physiology as well as her expertise as a singer and voice teacher plus her wisdom and true investment in the well being and growth of her students - a freedom occurs- then a confidence grows. Things that were stuck get unstuck. And when it is your own voice that was stuck the feeling of it becoming free is incredibly profound"


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

As individuals, we each have different needs and wants.  I like to hear what you perceive as your specific challenges and then I am able to ask questions to help find more clarity around things. I'll simply share with you my perception of how I can best help support the shifts that you're ready to make, coming from a very holistic angle.  I look at each person as a whole. 

 

The best way for us to move forward is to get to know each other so I can help you develop your plan towards success

STEP ONE

a free and necessary

CONSULTATION

This consultation will last about 15-20 minutes. I create a safe space immediately, as I get to know you and your personal needs and goals.  Based on those needs, I can create a plan of how I can help you personally and give you a quote so you can decide if we make a good fit for your future. This can be a video call, a phone call, or in person. Whatever makes you feel comfortable.

STEP TWO

this is an easy one

SCHEDULE

We then create a schedule based on the scope of work discussed, as we move forward together peeling away what is NOT working for you.  Instead, we can find ease and flow as you discover how your unique voice can show up for you in a freer, more authentic and empowered way.

I offer in person and virtual learning via things likeZoom, Marco Polo app, and FaceTime.

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

with more than 25 years' experience working with singers and voice professionals.  She has sung professionally both on the stage and in the studio.  While her two degrees are in Classical Vocal Performance (Belmont University, BM; University of Miami, MM), Leslie has extensive experience both teaching and singing a variety of styles.  

 

Before resettling in Nashville, Leslie taught voice at multiple colleges in Miami, including University of Miami, Barry University, and New World School of the Arts.  While living in New York City, she taught voice at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) and taught Pilates at Erika Bloom Pilates.  Most recently she was an adjunct voice teacher at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, where she taught for 7 years. 


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

15 minute free Consultation

$100 an hour

$75 for 45 minutes


How did you get started teaching?

Mhy mom says that I was singing pretty much before I was talking.  I have always sung.  As soon as choir was an option in school, I was involved.  Choirs led to musicals, cabaret and operas, studio work, and other cool singing stuff, as I chose to make singing my pursuit in college, and my profession. I even had the opportunity to perform on a cruise ship, which is where I met my husband. Along the way though, I started taking some singing students to help pay the bills and found out that I am a teacher through and through.  This world opened up for me more and more, and I found satisfaction in helping others, while I was also continuing to sing and perform.

I also recall from a very young age that I was that friend who everyone wants to go to for advice and support. I guess you could say I am a good listener (better now at 50 yrs of age), and that I am sensitive to others and what they are dealing with.  When I think of it, I have always had a way of sort of knowing how to best be of service with the words I choose to use, and the actions I take to help others.  I create a safe space.

 

If you were to ask me what I “geek out” about, it would be the holistic wellness field.  For many years I have passionately delved into my own studies and personal healing through bodywork modalities, herbal remedies, essential oils, energy work, meditation, and more.  Bringing this sort of knowledge to my clients, I am able to recommend all sorts of helpful natural aids for them to then look into themselves.  Also, being well connected with practitioners in the field of healing, I can intuitively and successfully refer vocal clients for further help when needed.

 

All of the above, and other gifts and skills that I have honed over the years, equates to my Singing is Healing business that encompasses all that I do, and who I am.  It is my belief that singing is healing to each individual, and to others, and that discovering the truest version of your voice is a healing process in and of itself.  I am incredibly honored to help guide and support others on their path of singing and healing.

Her innate curiosity regarding different bodywork modalities, and her own challenges with some lower back injuries, led her to Pilates, first as a student and then as a certified instructor.  


Lessons offered

Singing Lessons Country Singing Lessons Classical Voice Lessons Christian Gospel Lessons Broadway Singing Lessons Arrangement And Composition Lessons Accompaniment Lessons Gospel Singing Lessons Jazz Voice Classes Opera Voice Lessons Vocal Training Lessons Voice Lessons Songwriting Classes