Senior Reverb Instructor
18 Years Experience
Prices Per Lesson
|Location||30 min||60 min||90 min|
Arlys' Studio Location
Eden Prairie, MN
Arlys' Most Recent Post
Classical Voice, Country Singing, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Vocal Training, and Voice
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Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors
I am a Voice Teacher | Performance Coach. I help singers & speakers develop powerful, authentic voices by helping them understand the whys behind the exercises, feel & hear the differences in tone and follow-up with daily practices to encourage consistent healthy vocal habits. Together, we find your most relaxed & elongated posture, breath support, resonance and pitch control. We'll use exercises that promote a more comfortable way to develop good posture, while becoming more aware of our vocal habits to learn exactly how adjusting habits positively affects the voice.
My specialty as a professional voice teacher is Contemporary Commercial Music [CCM] which encompasses genres & sub-genres from Pop, Country, Hip/Hop, Folk, Rock, R&B, Soul, Gospel, EDM [electronic dance music], etc.
I grew up singing freely and naturally until I destroyed my voice thru improper, frequent overuse. I believed my career was over, but it was just starting. Private lessons with vocal professionals coupled with academic studies rebuilt my perception of how I was generating sound and their training gave me back MY VOICE, for which I am forever grateful.
I CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS: My cross-training in dance, yoga, Tai Chi, commercial & improvisational acting provides a well-rounded platform from which to deliver information, guide vocal explorers and also help develop talent.
* 18 years teaching experience
* 12 years living & working in Los Angeles
* A lifetime of performing experience
* 12 years personal private vocal studies master teachers of bel canto & contemporary singing techniques.
LIFE SKILLS: No matter the subject, my focus is also teach skills that can be extrapolated into any area of your life. Life Skills focuses on eradicating negative self-talk and expanding communication skills that help develop confidence, enhancing daily life.
Between performing and my own artistic studies, I have been taking the occasional private voice student since 1997, mostly via referrals from friends and other students. While living in California, one of my voice teachers requested me as her regular substitute at Culver City and Santa Monica Music Schools from 2008-2012, which I felt deeply honored. She said she trusted me with their voices, which encouraged me into full-time voice teaching practice. In June 2012, I returned to Minneapolis and began teaching in my home studio through music services like Take Lessons. Past projects include producing a vocal showcase at The Ritz Theater, musical direction & choreography for a school's 2016 production of the Wizard of Oz; assisting students to prepare for local & national auditions like La Banda & The Voice; prepping singers for studio recordings and congratulating a new student who's stepped out of the chorus to land her first lead role!
I am forever grateful to all of my teachers, past and present, for their valuable gifts of knowledge, skill, grace and compassion.
EDEN PRAIRIE: Lessons in separate "studio" room, electric piano, mirror, music stands, table for your water, chairs. Parents/loved ones can lounge in the large comfortable lobby area, drink free coffee/hot chocolate, read, or watch TV.
HOURS: Central Standard Time
TRAVEL: Cost for travel is charged at the same rate per hour, as the lesson itself.
Exception: Travel is included for In-Studio Coaching to Success sessions
Mutual 24-hour advance notice agreement states both parties will respect the difficulty of planning schedules by providing 24-hour notice to change a reserved lesson time.
* Cancellations within 24-hours of lesson require a phone call or text
- Lessons not cancelled w/24-hour notice are the responsibility of the cancelling party
- Policy is effective for both students & teacher
- True emergencies are exempt