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Do you want to study voice? Are you looking for a voice teacher to work with long term?

Email me today to receive lesson details… triciapine@RejoiceInYourVoice.com

Once we have discussed what package is right for you, you may make purchase voice lessons with check or cash, or  by clicking the  paypal button below.




 

Read below an excerpt from the About page on this website. It will give you a better idea of what to expect during your lessons with me.

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What is your teaching experience?

For twelve years, I have been sharing with my students, not only the wisdom I have gleaned from my professional career, but the best practices of vocal pedagogy passed on to me by my teachers in L.A., New York, and Europe. Each one gave me valuable technique used by world class singers, tools that helped me sing better and perform with more confidence.

 

Like you, I am a student, I continue to take monthly lessons, and annually travel to New York City. Behind the scenes, I do daily research, writing, and reading on vocal pedagogy, body strength, acting, business, and performance psychology. These topics make up the 5 tenants of my Complete Singer System™. It has been my personal experience that the comprehensive nature of the Complete Singer System™ creates a strong foundation, addresses the gaps, and aligns the singer with their divine potential and creative joy.

What kind of musical styles do you teach?

My studio is grounded in teaching a healthy vocal technique that can be adapted to any genre of music. I focus on efficient breath management, freeing body tension, and healthy placement of the voice. I prefer an integrated approach that aligns technique with nurturing performance opportunities as well as a look at the mind-set my students bring to their creative process. I want all my students to embrace the unique quality of their voice so they can enjoy the growth process and rejoice in their voice every step of the way… this includes singing with a healthy technique for a lifetime.

My students sing music they love; melodies and lyrics that resonant with their soul and feels good in their vocal range. I spent years singing music everyone else wanted me to sing, until one teacher encouraged me to research and discover pieces that spoke to me on deep level. Those songs were fun to learn, sing, and perform. I foster that same connection when selecting and working on music with my students.

What is a typical lesson like?

An hour lesson is split up into warm-ups, transitioning into learning new exercises from the Complete Singer System™ curriculum, then applying what the student is learning into selected music pieces.

How much time commitment do I need?

In addition to one-hour weekly lessons, for students, I would recommend minimum 30 minutes a day…this can be split up…but remember to warm-up each time before you start working on your songs. For the hobbyist and professional, it would be very beneficial to practice an hour a day. But truly…like learning a language…consistency is more important than cramming 3 hours of practice into the day before your lesson. Practicing a little bit each day will keep your vocal folds limber and your muscle memory engaged.

 

The wonderful thing about learning an integrated approach to singing is there are many exercises and concepts that may be applied and practiced during everyday activities; breath work, vocal placement in speech, mind-set awareness…etc.

Do you offer on-line lessons?

Yes, I do.

 

If you live more than 30-miles away from Boulder County, out-of-state, or out of the country, but still would like to join my studio, why not try Skype lessons?

 

On-line voice lessons, using Skype or Oovoo, are a popular choice for student that live more that 30 miles from my studio or for vocalists that frequently travel.

 

You will be amazed how well Skype lessons function as a medium to improve your vocal technique and performing skills – all from the comfort of your home. All my monthly tuition Skype students gain individualized access to the Complete Singer System™ curriculum.

 

What technology do you need to have a great Skype lesson?

 

Internet Connection

The faster your Internet connection, the better your Skype experience.

Here are two websites to test your connectivity speed

 

1. http://www.speedtest.net/

2. http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

 

 

Laptop or iPad

If you have a PC…

External speakers

External USB microphone that can facilitate high frequency sound

 

An example of mic options:

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Silver Edition

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser USB Microphone 

Samson C01UCW Studio USB Mic with Cakewalk Sonar LE

 

If you have a Mac…

Mac already has a high-quality microphone, camera, and speakers built in the body of the computer.

 

How do I pay for Skype lessons?

 

All my Skype students may either use check or Paypal.

 

Lessons are prepaid for the lesson date.

 

Call or email me today to schedule your free 30-minute lesson.

If we feel it is a good fit to work together, then we may discuss what Rejoice In Your Voice™ package best meets your vocal training needs.

 

Phone: 303-886-5418

Email: triciapine@rejoiceinyourvoice.com

How often will I have lessons?

Once a week is the most popular choice and gives you most value for your investment. You may also choose to have a one-time coaching if that fits your needs and/or if you need extra coaching because of an upcoming audition or performance.

What other learning experiences can you provide?

In addition to my Rejoice In Your Voice™ Complete Singer System™, I provide a monthly performing class free of charge for my monthly tuition students.

 

Students also receive my weekly online newsletter; giving valuable learning tools for vocal improvement.

Who are my students exactly?

I have three types of students…

The Student; males and females raging from 7th grade through college age. They are developing their voice and acquiring the necessary tools to sing healthfully and dynamically for a lifetime.

The Hobbyist; males and females that are either parents or employees…or any combination there of, but who desire music is their life. They sing in choirs, perform in community theater or bands, or sing some mean karaoke!

The Professional; males and females dedicated to performing. These students make a living creating, performing, or recording music and are dedicated to reaching their full potential.

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

The student that benefits most from my style of teaching is the student that is deeply committed to the process. They have a desire to improve and will take the necessary action to accomplish the work… this can be as simple as working for 10 minutes on warm-ups each a day, yet they show up and take the action. They are open to new ideas and trying new techniques. They understand that consistency is key to all conditioning and training.

How am I different from other voice teachers?

Every teacher filters their work through their unique experience. There are many schools of thought and philosophies in the singing world, and to make it even more confusing, some contradict each other.

 

I like to keep my teaching philosophy very simple. I come from classical background. My desire when I was young was to sing well into my 80’s. I wanted to know how to avoid vocal damage and sing with a healthy, beautiful sound for a lifetime. I also felt acting and reaching the audience was crucial to my delivery. I spent a great deal of time developing my acting skills and discovering how to deeply connect with the audience while serving the music and the drama of the piece.

 

If you take a moment to read my story on the About page, you will read the reason I created the Compete Singer System™ was to help singers in an integrated way, to nurture the entire artist.

 

The Complete Singer System™ is a series of personalized resources targeting five crucial areas for your singing development.

 

You may choose one of three tracks to best meet your needs:
Student Track
Hobbyist Track
Professional Track

 

Each track is specifically designed to meet the individual’s vocal needs and guide him or her through exercises and awarenesses necessary to sing with more beauty, confidence, and joy.

Step 1. As a student, hobbyist, or professional, you will fill out a questionnaire regarding the areas you would like to work on and the outcomes you would like to achieve.

Step 2. During your free 30-minute consultation, in person or via Skype, we will talk about your vocal concerns and goals, discuss a strategy that meets your needs, and introduce you to some level-appropriate singing exercises.

Step 3. Set up a lesson schedule that meets your needs.

 

All students will have the opportunity to explore the following areas:

1. Healthy Technique
2. Body Connection
3. Acting Singer
4. Performance Mind-Set
5. Business Awareness

 

Each area is personalized to your singing and performing needs and aligned with your desires; meeting your goals in a designated time.

 

Because of my Complete Singer System™ I find my students sing better, perform with more enjoyment….less fear… and make a greater connection to their audiences.

What kind of results can I expect?

You will have practical, easy to use exercises that will bring you more ease in your singing, more confidence in your performing, and better body connection assisting you in breath management and movement. Your vocal range will expand. High notes will be easier to sing. Your volume will increase and you will better understand your voice as to create the sound you desire. You will also gain skills to navigate the poetry of the words to make a dynamic impact on your audience. Because of your tools and application, you will find new joy in your singing and in your life.

How quickly can I expect results?

Every student is different and brings their own set of goals to our lessons. Applying the tools of my Complete Singer System™ will help you reach your goals. How much time you can give, how focused you are, and how efficiently you use your time outside of your lesson time will greatly determine rate of your progress.

What type of singer is this program NOT going to work for?

I believe the tools I have for healthy vocal technique, body connection, and performance mind-set can apply to every type of singer. I feel the singer that will not benefit from the program is the inconsistent and sporadic student. There is a certain amount of muscle memory that needs to be conditioned into a student’s awareness, and a student that has a lesson every two to three months, unless it is to specifically coach blocking for piece, will find it challenging to make vocal and performing progress.

Also, I am very selective about the young singers I teach. I will never encourage long term vocal damage while the vocal folds are maturing, so young singers that want to sing with a high chest voice belt would not be a good fit for me, as I feel this type of singing at very young ages can be detrimental to the artist’s long term career.

What are your payment methods?

For your convenience, lesson tuition may be paid by personal check, cash, or using the paypal button at the top of this page.

Now that I know that I want to try your Complete Singer System™, how do I get started?

Please call or email to receive details about working with me one-on-one.

Cell: 303-886-5418, Email: triciapinerejoice@gmail.com

I so look forward to connecting with you!