Course Duration30 Weeks
Want to be a better pop singer? Would you like to improve your tone, sound or resonance? Do you know the "sweet spots" in your range? Every singer brings to the table their unique sound and talent. Are you where you'd like to be? Developing your talent is the key! In these lessons, we'll do just that! We'll listen to your range and current technique, assess where you are and where you need (or would like) to go. You will start to learn professional pop techniques that will give you more tone, more resonance and more control over your performance. By the end of the first lesson, you will hear the difference!
With these lessons (depending upon where you are now and how long you study), you will be able to improve your breath control, use the correct vocal placement on pitches and hold them, identify when you're off pitch (and get back on!), keep a correct body stance, use phrasing (not volume or pushing) to convey your feelings, what to sing on (vowels), how to protect your voice from strain and which key is best for you in a given song. Singing is a journey, but it's also self-discovery. These lessons give you a toolbox to sing how and what you'd like. Yay! How amazing! You don't know what you can do until you work it.
About the Instructor: Teri Danz, named by Backstage Magazine as one of the best Vocal Coaches, one of the Best Singing Teachers by Lessons.com for 2018 as well as a Backstage 2014 Reader’s Choice Finalist, is an American club hit recording artist and vocal coach. Over a long and successful singing career, she has many notable music industry figures such as famed music promoter Ian Copeland along with many others delighted and moved by her emotional mezzo voice, her passionate fueled performances, and truly inspired songs. Ian Copeland was even quoted as proclaiming, "Teri Danz is a club owner’s dream band!"
As a vocal coach, Teri has over 25 years of hands-on experience and is well known, highly skilled, and deeply respected in her field. She is an expert in "pop techniques", and has even written a book, “Vocal Essentials for the Pop Singer: Take Your Singing for Good to Great” on the topic. With numerous albums, of varying styles from her early 90's dance/club hits, to R n B, rock, and acoustic, Teri can do it all. When she is not making music of her own, she helps coach individuals and also runs workshops such as her "Sing Like A Pop Star -Live! Vocal Performance Workshop."
The benefits of taking these lessons are many-fold. First, you'll be working with a pro (Danz) who herself has had a dance club hit, has recorded and performed with top tier talent as an artist and songwriter. As a vocal coach, her unique approach to pop singing allows you to know what you're going for and how to get it. It's not enough to know how to sing when you're relaxed, etc. Professional singing is about understanding your instrument, knowing what to do if you're off, when you can't hear yourself, or when something goes wrong on stage or in the studio. In addition, singing in the right key is essential for singers. Danz has the experience to coach students on what exactly to do technique-wise and performance-wise to be a better vocalist, performer, and more authentic artist, both live and in the studio. In addition, she has taken students from the beginning of their careers to the Top 20 on the Billboard Charts.
Students should have some prior training, experience or education either in pop singing (or if classical, be willing to learn pop) or in music (like playing an instrument, taking courses). Intermediate singers should have some performing and recording experience. Artists should be looking to improve or preserve what they have with better technique to be the best singer they can be. For all students, to get to the next level, it may require rethinking what works and doesn't, and be willing to try new and different approaches to get what you're going for.