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Dr Felix Graham
Online or IRL in NYC
Senior Voice Teacher
4 Music Degrees including a Doctorate from Columbia in vocal pedagogy
Amazing voice technician but also good with people who have anxiety about singing
Adults & Kids 16+
11+ years teaching
Online or IRL in NYC
MA in vocal pedagogy (Columbia), in process of second pedagogy Masters
Adults & Kids 7+
Multiple students on Broadway
8+ years teaching
Songwriting & Music Production
Degree in Music Production from Berklee College of Music
Kids & Adults
DAWs include: Logic Pro, GarageBand, Ableton Live, more
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Yes! Even if you currently think you suck! That includes if people told you you are tone deaf - if you like music you’re not tone deaf. Really tone deaf people don’t find music interesting except maybe drums. So if you feel you suck, come on in!!! That’s why you take singing lessons...to get better!
All of them. Okay, not the demon-voice heavy metal thing; I have no idea how that works. But basically there are two main schools of singing: classical and popular style (called CCM which stands for Contemporary Commercial Music). CCM includes all non-classical styles and there are very specific ways that you teach those styles, you can’t just go to anyone who teaches classical and expect to learn to sound like a pop diva cause there are some additional things you have to do to make it sound right.
Some people teach both - and some classical techniques are super useful for singing CCM - but you just have to make sure your teacher knows what’s what. Same goes for learning classical. You don’t wanna go to someone who only teaches, like, R&B or something if you wanna learn classical.
All our teachers have a strong background in classical but are also skilled with CCM. Dr Felix has like 4 degrees and his training in his PhD in vocal pedagogy included how to teach CCM. Ellie sings jazz but was trained in classical - jazz being a CCM style.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of styles we teach:
- Disco, baby! Disco!
- Musical Theatre
- Trip Hop
- Hip Hop
- Chill Out
You should make progress at every single lesson. However, coming in regularly is super important to make the most of your investment. For most people, that’s every week. Some people like to come in twice weekly (but you have to make sure you have time to practice between lessons) and some people come every other week (but you have to make sure you stay on track with your practicing and don’t just practice once every 2 weeks the night before your lesson).
Professional singers often come in just “once in a while” but for beginners and it’s better to have consistency for building your skills over time.
How many lessons you need is going to kinda depend on your goals. You should notice a change in the first lesson, though. You should notice pretty significant improvements by the 10th lesson. However, other things to watch for are improvements of how easy it is to sing. Often clients will come in having a hard time getting their voice to leave their throat and come out into the room. In addition to how you sound, improvements in that are one of the hallmarks of vocal lessons.
Yep! You’ll wanna hit Dr Felix up with that, but we do do one-time coaching for auditions. We know what’s up and can help you with where to cut the music, coaching you, and giving you the odd technique suggestion. However, just coming in for audition coaching when you have the occasional audition won’t move your skill level forward as much as doing technique-oriented lessons on the regular.
We do not do one-time coachings for American Idol or The Voice auditions (we will for our regular clients though).
Keep in mind that we don’t have video equipment but we’re happy to help with your self-tape if you bring the camera/phone!
Yayyyyy!!!! We’re going back to offering some in-person lessons (NYC only)! We’re able to do that when our faculty and any spouses/households are fully vaccinated. Those dates will be:
- Taylor Masamitsu: Thursday 8 April 2021
- Dr Felix Graham: Monday 10 May 2021
Our faculty in NYC will be registered with the Excelsior app which verifies a person’s vaccination status.
In order to keep the space safe for everyone, we will require NYC area clients to also be fully vaccinated and verified through Excelsior.
Many of our clients come in from out of the area during summer to study and the Excelsior app cannot right now verify your inoculation status for out of state vaccinations. However, you can get a PCR or Antigen test and get verified through the app that way. Any way you get clearance from the app, you are cleared to take a voice lessons with us in-person in NYC.
For those of you in California, I’m afraid the level of organization needs to be stepped up by the state before we reopen for in person sessions. I’m from CA and it’s a little embarrassing but that’s how it is rn.
Vocal training in the US uses a lot of different languages so most good voice teachers can accommodate singing in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, etc. The training of teachers in the US unfortunately does not include Asian languages which is kinda racist. However, vowels are pretty much the same in most languages so Ellie does do work with people singing in Asian languages as well and has a lot of students in the Hong Kong music industry. It’s good to start on a slow song so she can hear the vowels you’ll need to work with. European and other languages are all a—okay, too.
If you are singing in Mandarin, after learning technique you’ll want to do a few sessions with Mandarin speaker David Lin on our faculty who can help you with putting feelings into the song. This is called “vocal coaching”
Do you want group lessons? We could totally do those if you all want em - hit us up. We do right now have group piano and songwriting classes, but if there was a demand, we’d totally do singing.
Yeah, no. We’d love to! But we can’t do that because we have too much demand from paying clients. However, I know it’s scary to take a risk on something you haven’t tried before. But to help you feel more comfortable and know what to expect, check out our reviews