Mark Thress, MM, MA, is dedicated to entrepreneurship and fueled by a passion for positive influence. He is an award-winning vocalist and producer, session vocalist, and vocal coach with a demonstrated higher education teaching history. His strong background in vocal research has helped carve a unique path of innovation and vocal science, in the Singing Health Specialization. Owner and founder of Vocal 360 Global, his clients have performed on National Tours, Television, Broadway, Cruise ship, and more.
Hello! I am offering Flexible Weekday and Weekend Hours for anyone interested in taking their singing or speaking voice to the next level.
My clients benefit greatly from customized vocal exercizes-- specific to the development of their individual voice--vocal health development, as well as access to the Vocal 360 Global artist network.
Enhancing Your Tone
Stretching Vocal Range
Studio Session Support
Piano Backing Tracks
Help with Songwriting
My methodology is based around vocal and mental health education. Performing requires transparency and a vulnerable exploration of oneself. Therefore, knowledge of one's physical capability and emotional expression is necessary to inform the overall growth and development of a vocalist.
I love watching my clients set a goal and accomplish it. It is a fulfilling experience knowing that I was part of the process which empowered my client to dig deep within their ability and succeed.
Mark is my first voice teacher and I could not have asked for a better one. Within the first lesson, he caught onto unhealthy vocal habits of mine, coached me through singing without them, and also explained why I shouldn’t. He knows both the biological consequences of singing with unhealthy habits and the performance consequences I should avoid. He also took interest in my personal development as a performer and an artist. I'm more than grateful for my experience with Mark; I had an excellent semester with him and am looking forward to lessons with him in the future!
I am known as the "dancer" to my friends, but I really wanted to learn to sing as well. I am so glad that my mom found Mark Thress to be my vocal teacher. When I began working with Mark about one year ago, I had no confidence in my vocal ability due to limited experience. Working with Mark has helped me greatly expand my vocal range, and has given me the building blocks to develop my sound. Mark has helped me understand what changes need to take place in my breathing and posture to increase my projection. He has been an amazing mentor and friend, and because of our lessons I feel more confident in myself and capable of eventually landing a bigger singing role in my school musical.
Mark has been my teacher for several years, and he has helped me improve my singing immensely. His effective teaching methods have been extremely helpful, and his extensive knowledge of the voice shows in both his teaching and performing. From when I was a novice singer to now, he has always been a helpful presence in the learning process.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Mark in many different capacities. He has served as my personal accompanist for voice lessons, vocal coach, and music director for Back to Black, an original Musical I created. In all of these experiences working with Mark, I have continually been impressed and grateful to have him as a colleague. He is extremely professional and well versed in music and vocal-technique. Not only does he work to help those around him improve as artists, but he also is able to build their confidence while doing so. He is a hard-working musician whom I trust and admire greatly. There have been countless times, especially whilst collaborating on my original projects, that he has given overtime to ensure all of the performers felt prepared and the music reflected the high-caliber product we wanted to present. What I have valued most about working with Mark is that due to his kind-spirit and professionalism throughout our collaborations, we have developed a great friendship. He is the real deal! If you work with him, he will absolutely NOT let you down. I can attest to that.
I have had my fair share of teachers/ coaches who did not see eye to eye with my own personal goals. So, I understand the importance of having a teacher that is also a mentor and helps you take the necessary steps towards reaching your dreams.
I take into consideration your history with music along with the goals you have with your voice. Together, we establish a game plan in order for you to succeed.
Vocalist and pianist with over 15 years of stage experience. Assistant Produced two full-length a cappella albums, including a CARA award-winning Album.
Performed professionally at several Opera Houses around the country. Recipient of two Master's Degrees in both Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy with the Singing Health Specialization Certificate.
In-Person Lesson or Skype Lesson: $50/half $75/45min $100/hr
In-Home Lesson: ^ (plus small travel fee dependent upon location)
I routinely work with beginner, amateur, and professional musicians!
Students have had success on National Tours, Telivision, Broadway, Cruise Ships, and more.
Choose a teacher that fits YOU. Connecting with someone's personality is a big deal for vocal lessons. Everyone has their individual style, and it is important that you work with the person you feel most comfortable with.
Also, do research! Find out their background as an educator, and what technique they teach. Your voice is a delicate instrument and it's important that you learn from someone who is knowledgeable.