Joni is a vocal coach, performing vocalist and keyboardist, blending original soul, classical voice, and improvisation. She has a Bachelor's degree in music, eight years of performing experience, and would be thrilled to help you discover your authentic sound through singing or playing piano!
Also teaches: Music Theory, Songwriting
Instructor's Location and Online
Children, Teens, and Adults
Joni Clare is a performing vocalist, songwriter, and vocal coach also training to be an Alexander Technique teacher. She studied the instruments of voice and piano at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned a Bachelor of Art degree in music. Her vocal repertoires started in classical, jazz, musical theater, and gospel and later specialized in extended vocal technique, experimental improvisation, composition, songwriting, and vocal pedagogy. Her piano repertoires have included classical and popular music.
Clare has been performing for eight years ranging from back-up singing, collaborative projects, and singing/playing keys in her band, The City Pines. She released her first album 'Dividing Silence' in 2012 and EP 'Harvest' in 2015 and is currently performing and recording music with her band in Portland, Oregon.
She is down to earth and has a strong, eclectic sound mixing original soul singing with classical and experimental training. She helps you build awareness and conscious control of the singing muscles while expanding the vocal range. Under her guidance you'll explore colors and resonation in relationship to tuning. The goal is to establish a free, confident voice through opening up choice and decision making with an understanding of your instrument!
Her experience includes teaching at Brass Bell Music Store in Glendale, WI, 4/4 School of Music in Clackamas, OR, from home, and out of her private studio on SE Hawthorne since 2016. She invites students of all ages in.