Your Sound Studios'
coaches will work with you to improve your skills as a
singer and performer. Whether you are a beginner or
have been behind the microphone for many years there is
always room for improvement. Let us help you discover your
Examples of available coaching...
Breathing and support: Learn how to get
the most from every breath.
Music reading skills: What do all those
dots mean, anyway?
Harmonizing by ear: Find the harmonies
for any melody.
Singing in a chorus/choir: Discover how
to be the best chorus singer you can be.
Performance skills: A great entertainer
needs more than just a good voice.
Interpretation: You can make the song
Let our coaches custom design a
training program tailored to your skills and goals.
What our clients have to
is more than a vocal coach. I think of him as a vocal
sculptor! Using a personalized training program, he helps
to shape vocal production, visual presentation, and
interpretation into an artistic result, ever refining as
the client’s skills develop.
Steve is patient and capable when it
comes to working with both individuals and groups to help
them improve their vocal presentation. He recently worked
with me to prepare an audition CD for a solo I would like
to perform as part of my church's Christmas music. The
session went well. I had worked the song before arriving,
but I was having some problems with vocal placement, Steve
showed me how to work some vowel sounds and the whole
thing came together. I am very pleased with the resulting
Steve Black worked with me on singing
and piano technique for about 2 years up until I went off
to college. During my lessons he often encouraged me to
release my fear and bring out a dramatic stage presence,
emphasizing that singing is just as profound as acting and
that all singers can be actors. Steve also worked with me
on breath support and posture; posture was a big deal
since it also contributes to your stage presence as well
as confidence while performing. On the piano, we discussed
the circle of fifths and chord progressions within songs
and related it to improvisation in accompaniment. Over
all, working with Steve was pleasant and he brought my
musical learning experience to the next level.
I first met Steve as the director of
a Sweet Adelines group. From there, we began private
voice lessons. Steve has an amazing voice, and technique
and the unique ability to share it in ways that people can
learn it. When we first started, I had never had any
training, but had a decent range and the ability to carry
a tune. He asked me my goal--it was (and is) to be the
best I can be. Steve has helped me to accomplish that
beyond my wildest expectations and continues to help me
push the boundaries. With his help, I have sung styles of
music I may never had attempted, and performed them in
ways that spoke to people's souls. I sing as a soloist
and as a member of small groups-most recently having
performed a couple songs with Steve. The reception to
that performance and my solo the following week was
incredible and brought out comments relating to the
progress I have made over the time we have worked together
(many have watched my progress!) to comments relating to
"seeing me on TV in the future"... I have a confidence I
never had before, and techniques that are now nearing my
passion for singing--thanks to Steve! I am excited to
continue to work with him and see how high I can fly---and
continuously recommend his services for anyone that wants
to improve their singing.