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 Ellen is 20 year veteran of the music business. She is a vocal coach, singer, performer, songwriter, recording artist and music business consultant. Melissa has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra Celebration Chorus, the Settles Connection, and Melinda Doolittle of American Idol fame, and has coached country music star, Joe Nichols during her 7 years in Nashville, TN. Melissa was also a faculty member of Indie Connect where she conducted several vocal and music business workshops. With more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, singer and performer, Melissa taught at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta for over 14 years. The studio boasts a long list of celebrity clients and National recording artists. Before
*NARAS â€“ National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys)
*NSAI â€“ Nashville Songwriters Association International
*Indie Connect â€“ teaching its members how to â€śmake money making musicâ€ť (Nashville)
*SHOF â€“ Songwriters Hall of Fame
*NFAA â€“ National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
*ASCAP â€“ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
*WMBA â€“ Women in Music Business Association
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.
Tina Stephens has a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance with a Minor in Piano and a passion for teaching. She grew up singing in church and started pursuing a professional career at the age of sixteen. Since then, she has recorded with Joe Simpson in Los Angeles, met with the CEO of Atlantic records in New York, and worked with various producers. In the Spring of 2012 she auditioned for The Voice and was offered a contract to be on the show. Still, today, she is pursuing a career with various producers and enjoying helping her students develop both vocally and in piano. She was trained classically, and teaches both classical and contemporary styles. Her approach to teaching is to develop a love for music and having fun while being taught the correct way to sing or play piano.