Dr. Felix Graham

“I can honestly say he is the best vocal teacher I have had. I have completely changed the way I sing so it is easier and I can do it for longer.”

 

Ellie here! I dig Dr Felix! He holds a doctorate in vocal pedagogy from Columbia, is VP of the New York Singing Teachers Association, and is a total voice nerd with specialties ranging from belt voices for pop/rock and theatre to transgender voice.

I’ve actually taken voice w Dr F myself and got so much out of them that I hired him!

“Dr F” (as we affectionately call him) teaches both vocal technique (how to use your voice and prevent injury), vocal coaching (interpretation of a song), speaking voice, and workshops for singers in how to practice, how to write melodies, etc.  All the stuff he was teaching at the university level, but right here in our midtown location – and online.  

Dr Felix is amazing with people and what I like about him is he brings the love to our clients and makes them feel secure and when I next hear them they sound amazing!

Dr Felix has authored many papers, done masterclasses, and made presentations at National Association of the Teachers of Singing and elsewhere throughout the United States and Europe. Topics range from how to spot and treat vocal injuries, age and voice – from kids to elderly, women’s voices, understanding the changing voice in teenage boys, trans voice, and music as a tool for social justice.

Dr Felix is a FTM trans man and works with trans clients and cis clients alike – he is a top notch voice technician and I’m really lucky to be able to hire him.

Special areas of expertise:

  • Post-menopausal/peri-menopausal voice (he’s published on this)
  • Hormone therapy and voice, including NB/Trans voice, hrt, etc
  • Fear and ways singers psychology affects the voice, stage fright
  • Vocal injuries including Muscle Tension Dysphonia, nodules/polyps, etc (published)
  • Sustainable belting technique
  • Mixing
  • Generally, Dr F is a first-class vocal teacher (this is Ellie talking)

Felix is a veteran of some of the top studios in Manhattan and has worked extensively in not only classical but also to prepare people for professional careers in pop, rock, and theatre singing. He is also Vice President of the New York Singing Teachers’ Association.

 

Money-back guarantee on all 1st lessons (must arrive on time)

 


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Workshops

 

Melody Writing Workshop with Dr Felix, 90 min

  • Workshop meets once at 3pm EST/ 12pm PST Sun 11 July
  • $45 one time fee.
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  • This class is free for our Workshop Enrollees which include all our weekend group classes (sign up) use COUPON CODE ProdSW50 for $50 off 1st month

Do you struggle with writing songs or wish there were an easier way to write melodies? This workshop takes the mystery out of the melody-writing in a way that song-writing beginners AND experienced writers can benefit from. In this session, we’ll explore text, stress, contour and intonation, to determine the natural melodic AND rhythmic quality of your lyrics. At the end of the session, you will have created a melody of your own, based either on your own lyrics or a pre-provided poetic text.

 

“How to F@&king Practice” with Dr Felix, 90 min

  • Workshop meets once at 1pm EST/ 10am PST Sunday 12 September 2021
  • $45 one time fee.
  • This workshop is online due to Covid.
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If there’s one thing musicians, and especially vocalists, are never actually taught, it’s how to practice. This workshop will attempt to rectify that by discussing what practice is for, how to do it, how to set goals, how to make plans, and most importantly, how to follow through and get the results you want. At the end of the session, you will have created a practice plan with actionable goals that will keep you on track towards the voice you want.

 

“How to F@&king Practice 2” with Dr Felix, 90 min

  • Workshop meets once at 3pm EST/ 12pm PST Sun 10 October 2021
  • $45 one time fee.
  • This workshop is online via Zoom, link will be in the appointment confirmation email
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You’ve set your goals, you’ve made your plans, now what? In part 1, we learned about efficient and effective skill acquisition, as well as the different aspects of vocal technique. In part 2, it’s time to apply that literally: we’ll be using what we’ve learned and covering how to work on that technique and put it to work for us in musical repertoire. In this session, we’ll cover the different aspects of learning music, picking and practicing repertoire.

It’s not required that you have attended the first workshop.