Reverb Lessons - Joni  Clare - Portland, OR

Joni Clare

Portland, OR

About Joni

Joni is a vocal coach, performing vocalist and keyboardist, blending original soul, classical voice, and improvisation. She has a Bachelor's degree in music and eight years of performing experience. She would be thrilled to help you discover your authentic sound through voice or piano.

Teaches

Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Piano, Pop Piano, Songwriting, Vocal Training, and Voice

Location

Instructor's Location and Online

Experience Teaching

Children, Teens, and Adults

Bio

Joni Clare is a music coach, performing vocalist and keyboardist, blending original soul, classical voice, and improvisation. She has a Bachelor's degree in music and seven years of performing experience. She also studies conscious control and physical misuse patterns currently in a teacher-training program at the Oregon Center of the Alexander Technique.

She has been performing since a little girl, but professionally for eight years. She studied four years of music and voice along with two years of piano while earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Interested in many directions, she also emphasized experimental improvisation, composition, and vocal pedagogy.

Joni has released a solo album ('Dividing Silence') and EP ('Harvest') and has been featured in many collaborative projects, one being In The Waking Hour (2016) including a trio of voice, gongs, and upright bass. Most of her work has been with her band that released 'The City Pines' in 2015 and she is currently performing and writing music in Portland, Oregon for their next album. Many inspirations have also been drawn from her art residencies at the Wormfarm Institute in August 2015 and 2016.

Joni carries philosophies of awareness and helps students create a balance between the mechanical and spiritual voice. She is down to earth and helps you build conscious control of the singing muscles and full vocal range. Under her guidance, you'll explore all colors and resonation while carrying ideas about singing with your whole self. The goal is to establish a free, confident voice through opening up choice and decision making in music.

She has taught at Brass Bell Music Store in Glendale, WI, 4/4 School of Music in Clackamas, OR, from home, and out of her private studio since 2016. She invites students of all ages in.

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