Sound Investment Voice Studio
Refining your voice is a valuable investment that can lead to improved communication, confidence, and professional opportunities. Here at SIVS, I offer an online voice studio where individuals can invest in their vocal skills and reinforce their abilities. My services include voice habilitation/voice technique, vocal health and hygiene plans for the working professional, recording preparation, and more. Whether you're a performer who needs a "technical tune-up", or lead sheets for your nightclub act I have got you covered and am always ready to help you take your performance to the next level.
Renew. Retrain. Reclaim.
Break YOUR sound barriers!
It's normal for singers to get "stuck". Perhaps you've lost some of your range. Maybe your voice feels uneven. Maybe you have never been able to lock into your "mix" or belt or you feel that you have more to give, vocally, but can't seem to take your voice to the next level.
But maybe, that's not where you are stuck. Maybe you dream of singing a new style but don't know where to begin...or perhaps, you want to begin to improvise/scat. I'm here to help with that.
At Sound Investment Voice Studio, my specialty is contemporary and commercial styles and my top priority is making certain each client receives holistic and personalized sessions tailored to meet their individual vocal and musical needs.
WHAT I DO
For the past 15 years, I have focused on assisting singers in honing their vocal technique and providing vocal maintenance for professional performing and touring artists.
Whether you are a long-time singer in need of a "technical tune-up", a singer looking to try a new musical style, or a working professional in search of a reliable vocal health and wellness plan to maintain your rigorous performance schedule, you've come to the right space to revive, renew, rediscover, and refresh. Let's break your sound barrier!
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In addition to B.M. and M.M. degrees in Vocal Performance from Appalachian State University, I've completed all three levels of the CONTEMPORARY AND COMMERCIAL MUSIC VOICE PEDAGOGY at Shenandoah University, completed Level I of Somatic Voicework (TM) - The LoVetri Method, and received a VOICE STYLES SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE from Berklee. In 2015, I participated in the NATS Mentored Teaching Project at UNC-G.
I am also an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing where I served on the Executive board of the North Carolina Chapter for 5 years and the Mid-Atlantic Regional board for 4. I stay up to date on the latest voice science and pedagogical techniques as well as the music "biz" through active engagement in organizations such as the Jazz Education Network, the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY'S), ASCAP, The Voice Foundation, and the Pan-American Vocology Association.
I've been there. I've worked professionally as a jazz vocalist and big band singer, a musical theatre performer on many Actors' Equity contracts performing 8 shows a week, and as a production singer on cruise ships. I know what it's like to sing 5-7 shows a day doing theme park work as I did at Tokyo Disney. In between performance contracts, I served as an adjunct on various voice faculties including Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, Lees-McRae College, UNC-A, and Brevard College where I not only taught voice but directed vocal jazz ensembles and opera workshops, and taught musical theatre dance and movement for actors.
Additionally, I've spent ample time in the recording studio recording my own projects and singing backup for others over the past 9 years. To date, I've been a part of 10 different albums. I've worked professionally as a backup singer, a headliner, and a cabaret artist. I've written SEVERAL one-woman shows that have been booked around the country including EVERYTHING IS ROSIE, ROMANCING THE DUKE: A TRIBUTE TO DUKE ELLINGTON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SOPHISTICATED LADY: MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD, PEGGY, ROSIE, AND US (co-written with Rachael Murray), BROADWAY SWINGS, and more.
I've done nearly everything and unfortunately, it wasn't always a smooth ride. I had my share of setbacks as I navigated different musical styles. I know firsthand the overwhelming feeling of helplessness when speaking/singing suddenly becomes laborious. But I also know the freedom and joy one feels when one is able to get back on track.
Singers get stuck. Aging can't be stopped. Dreams change. It doesn't have to mean the end of singing and your dreams. Time to RECLAIM your voice and break your sound barrier!