Susan Anders Vocal Coaching
Contemporary Singing Lessons
Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced singer, or somewhere in-between: if you're looking for a vocal coach who can take you to the next level and beyond, please read on. I've been coaching singers for over 30 years, and during that time I've helped thousands of professional and budding singers in all contemporary vocal styles: rock, country, jazz, musical theater, R&B, singer-songwriter, blues, and folk. My teaching method is effective and comprehensive, tailored to work with your style of music. That means that if you sing gritty blues rock you will not come out of voice lessons sounding like a Broadway singer—or vice versa! Currently due to the pandemic all of my students work with me via Skype or Zoom. More info on that is here.
"Susan Anders is a Godsend. I came to her vocally lost and she patiently helped me find my voice again. She is a wonderful teacher and always brings out the best in my voice." Bert Stratton
If you don't have a really great vocal warm up, I'll make sure you have one. If you're a beginner and want to move slowly, I'm with you. If you're a pro who wants nitty gritty polishing so you'll stand out in a crowd, I can do that. If you have a big audition next week and just want to work on that, no problem. If you've trashed your voice and need to get back on track vocally, I'll make sure you do that safely. I always try to do what's appropriate for where you are as a singer.
Fall 2021 Update: After almost twenty years of vocal coaching in Nashville I am moving to Bend, OR. I'll continue working with all of my online voice students, and when the pandemic is over I can see central Oregon singers in person in my new teaching studio in Bend. I'll stay in touch with all of my Nashville industry contacts and plan to visit there often.
"I hadn't sung in several years when I was cast in a musical where I was required to be a soprano. (I'm an alto.) Susan gave me some wonderful exercises that increased my range easily up to a high G and strengthened my belt-mix, too! I'm now auditioning regularly in Nashville and getting great responses." Holly Butler
In private sixty minute sessions you'll learn:
All the essentials: breathing, support, placement, relaxation, projection, singing in tune, how to increase your vocal range and volume, correct and safe belt technique, building your mix register, diction, and of course how to warm up effectively.
All the polish: interpretation, vocal style, tone development, phrasing, improvising, runs, performance skills, mic technique.
All the extras: how to harmonize, studio/performance preparation, how to find or create a band, music theory and sight singing, building a repertoire, songwriting, and goal defining.
Private singing lessons are $70/hour ($65/hour if you purchase four lessons at a time), beginners to pros welcome. Bands or friends wishing to study together are also welcome and may split the cost. My vocal studio is in southeast Bend, Oregon. I teach online lessons, too.
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