CREATIVITY VOICE STUDIO

 VOICE & MUSIC LESSONS ~ VOCAL COACHING     
    Vocal Workshops ~ Vocal Therapy Sessions
                - On-Line Sessions or In-Studio

                                        

ABOUT TRISH

Trish grew up listening to all styles of music. At the age of 10, her favorite Country artists were Ray Charles, Roger Miller & Johnny Cash.  Her sister played a lot of R&B & "Motown," especially artists like The Four Tops, The Temptations, Smoky Robinson & Steve Wonder, who influenced her in Soul Music and The Blues. Trish began learning guitar chords and a few melody lines and she started to accompany herself learning folk songs of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt & Laura NyroHer mother had a satiny Sarah Vaughan style contralto voice and from her she learned concepts like phrasing, timing, lyrical expressions and improvisation. Her grandmother sang and played the piano and organ by ear and largely influenced by Peggy Lee, Connie Francis and Ray Charles. By listening to her grandmother, she began to simulate some voicings she heard in the music.

Moving to the West Coast in the latter 80's introduced Trish to "KJAZ" which was at the time, the premier San Francisco Jazz station. Listening to jazz was extraordinarily challenging and very compelling and the most musically inspiring to date. Her brother, began making audio cassettes for her of compilations of the history of jazz, which included many instrumental groups and vocalists. Trish tuned into the local SF jazz scene and she began attending Bay Area jam sessions and shows at Yoshi's Jazz House and Bluesville, an Oakland, CA inestitution and many other music venues around SF Bay Area. Trish took beginning piano and jazz appreciation at Santa Rosa Junior College and attended Jazz Camp West, where she met and worked with voice teachers Jay Clayton, Rhiannon and Faith Winthrop. She took courses at the Jazz School Conservatory in Berkeley, CA and studied improvisation with famed Jazz Guitariast, Mimi Fox and studied Speech Level Singing technique with Dave Stroud.  

Trish began teaching a few private students in 1988 at her home studio in Santa Rosa, CA. Later she taught at local music stores in the North San Francisco Bay area. In 2000, she formed the Jazz Vocal Forum which is a repertoire practice group where singers  rehearse new material and offer and receive support and feedback for their songs, with live piano accompaniment. In 1999 Trish opened Jazz Jam Cafe' an intimate concert room that sold and featured the live music and CD's of local San Francisco Bay Area artists. 


ON-LINE VOICE LESSONS - OR IN-STUDIO

To receive lessons on-line you only need a few things, that you may already have.

1. A somewhat recent computer or tablet – anything from the past 5 - 8 years should be fine.

2. A webcam and microphone – most computers and tablets now have them built in. If your computer does not have either, you can buy     an external camera with mic for around $45. (Best Buy or Amazon).

3. Reliable broadband connection – you should be able to get by on 5 -7 Mbps upload and download speeds.
    You can do a quick test using an online tool like the one at speedtest.net.

4. Additional “nice-to-have” equipment but not required – headphones are handy and they can be an easy way to avoid echo if it occurs.
External microphones like those made by Phoenix can solve audio issues but are more expensive and may be needed on both ends of the exchange. These are not necessary, so if you don’t already have them on hand, I’d suggest wait to see if you have any sound issues before investing in them.  
A final tip in doing live lessons – shut down any programs running in the background for the duration of your SKYPE SESSION. Doing this helps to improve the overall quality.    


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.                       CLICK TO CONTACT US: 

MUSIC & VOICE LESSONS ON-LINE VIA SKYPE
FOR ON-LINE VOICE LESSONS YOU WILL NEED TO WORK OVER SKYPE. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SKYPE.

IT'S FREE - A PAID SKYPE ACCOUNT ISN'T NECESSARY.