NEW! Singing for Songwriters 1 (Workshop)
Hey Singing SONGWRITERS!
All the great things you have to say, all the great melodies you have to offer and the sincere sentiments you have to share, fall on deaf ears if you cannot deliver your message.
I have heard so many artists, bands and songwriters who could have gained so much more interest if they had worked on their delivery. The acoustic versions of their songs fall short of their true value and meaning. In Nashville, I came across many songwriters who did not necessarily want to be famous singers, but who wanted their songs heard, published or sold. With some helpful hints, and tips and tricks, I was able to help their songs and their performances of these songs, come alive. That’s what this workshop is all about – for songwriters who want to improve their performance, vocal and otherwise, of their original songs.
Singing techniques – dynamics, tone quality, head voice v. chest voice and when to use each
Phrasing – understanding where to put the emphasis when singing and writing in order to make your point (breaths, pauses, accents, etc.)
How to determine which is the best key for each song
Stage presence and mic technique
Age 16 and older
Minimum of 5 participants
Maximum of 15 Participants
Session Dates: September 19 – October 10
Class Meets: Tuesdays, 7:30p
Tuition: ONLY $229
($199 if you register byÂ September 3)
Sign Up Now! Limited Enrollment
call (855) 476-5200
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
About the instructor
Melissa Ellen is a vocal coach, singer, performer, songwriter, recording artist and music business consultant. Before returning to Atlanta in 2015 and teaching at Gwinnett School of Music at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, Melissa resided in Nashville, TN for 7 years. While in Nashville she coached country music star, Joe Nichols as well as many other singers and songwriters. She was a faculty member of Indie Connect and an active member of the national songwriter organization, NSAI* where she conducted workshops and lectured as a Pro speaker.
Prior to her 7 years in Nashville, Melissa’s first 15 years of experience as a vocal coach were at the prestigious Jan Smith Studios. The studio boasts a long list of celebrity clients and National recording artists. Her voice can be heard on many CDs, but it is her own two full-length albums that she is most proud.
Melissa has immense knowledge of and continued involvement in the music business and has received awards for her teaching and songwriting. She is a proud Voting Member of the Grammys/ NARAS*, as well as SHOF*, NFAA* and WMBA*.
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