Learn to sing at the Red Clay Music Foundry. Our teachers can take your god given talent and bring out the singer in you. We will teach you how to project you voice properly, how to breath properly, how to expand your range and so much more. We have teachers for all levels of singing and all styles.
Here are some tips regarding voice lessons.
The voice is an instrument just like any other. It requires consistent practice. The exercises for developing proper vocal technique require diligent practice and time. However, just about anyone who applies the proper techniques can improve their singing greatly. Seven years of age is the youngest we generally recommend for voice lessons.
HOW TO REGISTER
Below is a list of our instructors who teach Voice Lessons at our DuluthÂ location along with their class openings.
We encourage new studentsÂ to take a 30 minute trial lesson. You can meet the teacher and learn more about our school. Currently, we are offering the trial lessons for $20 (one per student).
Click onÂ â€śenrollâ€ťÂ to registerÂ for aÂ trialÂ lesson. If you do not see times listed for a teacher, that means their schedule is full. Once our staff confirms the time chosen, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you do not see a convenient time, need help coordinating more than one student or have any questions, please call the office
Our office hours are Mon through Fri 2pm – 9pm.
Melissa Fowlerâ€™s journey with music began at an early age singing with her grandmother and in church.Â After getting involved in choir and musical theater in high school she decided this was what she wanted to pursue as a career.Â While attending Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA, she was afforded the opportunity to travel abroad with a gospel choir for missions. Her love of theater grew as well and she played various lead roles in the spring musicals and directed the fall One Act Festival her Junior and Senior year.
Mel received her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Music education in 2001 and 2003.Â After completing her degrees, she taught high school and middle school chorus and drama for several years before taking a different direction with her music.Â She became a missionary and full time worship leader at the International House of Prayer in Atlanta as well as teaching private voice and piano lessons.Â After transitioning to the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO, in 2010, Mel became voice faculty for Forerunner Music Academy at IHOPU (International House of Prayer University).Â There she helped write and establish their current vocal curriculum which is used school wide.Â Melâ€™s passion is to see her students find their true unique voice and enjoy the process.Â Although classically trained, Mel teaches both traditional and modern styles while staying rooted in sound technique.
Selena Wade is a classically trained pianist who was born in Augusta, GA. She started playing piano, singing and acting at the tender age of 5. She graduated from the prestige High School of Music and Art; currently, known as LaGuardia in New York City. Selena appeared in numerous Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions in New York City and at the National Black Theatre in Harlem. Selena has musically directed and sang with many R&B groups; Gospel choirs (also, other genres); appeared in several commercials; taught piano and, vocally coached many children and kids auditions for college. Selena performed extra work in â€śNew York Undercoverâ€ť and had the opportunity to sing background for Celine Dion at Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach Theatre in New York City. Selena has a Theatre Arts degree from Cheyney University in Cheyney, PA and a Masterâ€™s of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Prior to attending Cheyney University.
B.S. Rehabilitation Counseling with Vocal Minor (Southern University); MMUS Performance Jazz Vocals (London College of Music); PhD Music Performance Vocals, 1st year candidate (University of Nottingham).
A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Kim grew up 45 minutes north of New Orleans and her childhood musical experiences have been a positive influence on the way she approaches and interacts through music. Kim sang her first public vocal performance at age 5 and started piano lessons at age 7. She has over 21 years professional experience as a performing and recording vocalist, lyricist and songwriter. She has sung as lead vocalist and/or background vocalist, nationally and internationally, in several r&b, jazz, and rock bands featured at festivals, clubs, theaters, cruises, workshops, private and corporate events. Kim and her husband, Steve (guitarist/composer/producer), co-founded their original soul/rock/jazz fusion band called Days Ahead, and they wrote, recorded and released their debut cd Turning Point to glowing reviews and award nominations. Kim tours the US and Europe, and has toured South Africa, performing as well as presenting music clinics. Kim & her band have also been featured live on several broadcast networks and their music can be heard and purchased through their official website, www.daysaheadmusic.com, or iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Kim has over 11 years experience teaching vocal and piano lessons to ages 7 to 67. She enjoys teaching contemporary styles of music; jazz, pop, r&b, rock, gospel, and country. She also has a special place in her heart for teaching those children or adults with learning and developmental disabilities. Her educational and performance background as a Counselor and Musician, using Music as Therapy, includes working with students with Autism and ADHD as well as using breath-work and Vocal Toning for musicians’ health and well-being.