It all starts with our experienced and talented instructors - we were picky about our recruiting because we know that when you come to Guitar Center for lessons, you expect world-class expertise from your mentor. Our vocal instructors are extremely well-qualified, and we're proud to say they're very good at what they do. There's no better way to learn vocal technique than to study it with somebody who's walked the walk and knows exactly what it takes to succeed.
There cannot be enough said about the importance of singing with proper vocal technique. Our vocal instructors will teach you the proper technique of singing and how to use your singing and speaking voice in a healthy and natural way. Voice lessons will teach you the proper breath support needed to optimize vocal potential in a way that will not damage your vocal folds. There are so many singers who try to affect their voice in order to mimic other singers and performers. This often causes serious damage to vocal chords particularly when the singer they were trying to copy wasn't singing correctly to begin with. We have several things that you will find make our voice lessons unique.
Being able to perform is a big part of sharing a special skill that students have developed. It takes practice and we want to reward and recognize our students. We have free twice a year recitals for all our students at such acclaimed venues like the McDavid Studio at Bass Hall and various other performance opportunities for our group class students at venues such as the Wood Shed Smoke House on the river, Central Market, & TV famous Chef Pointe for the students to jump into.
Riley could not even look adults in the eye when speaking to them when Steve began teaching her at age 10. But by the time she graduated high school at 18, she had blossomed into a very powerful, skilled, and controlled singer who had starred in several school productions and won several awards and accolades such as the NJ NATS award and the NJ All-State Honors Choir.