What makes a singer "good"?
You are looking for voice lessons so you can improve your singing, but how do you define a singer as being "good"?
A singer is good when they can do 2 things consistently:
1. communicate feelings through their songs.
2. choose the texture, intensity, style, pronunciation and phrasing they desire to get their point across.
It is my mission at Susan Hanlon Vocal Studio to empower you as a singer to learn all of the options you have available in your own voice so you can choose how you want to deliver each song.
Discover what makes you stand out as a singer and I can help you lean into that.
Learn some ad-lib and improvisational skills to help you get through a performance when things don't go as planned.
You can learn all of this while you build your confidence as a singer, musician, and artist.
Who am I?
I am someone who wants to cheer you on as you step out of your comfort zone
Mistakes you make when singing can lead us to discover new exciting things about your voice. Taking risks in rehearsals will allow you to find new ways to deliver a phrase.
As someone who was terrified to enroll in graduate improvisation classes at UNT, I understand your hesitation to try new skills and new exercises that may make you feel awkward or silly (I was so worried about sounding "bad" that I avoided practicing for years). But I have discovered on the other side of feeling a little silly, you will notice you suddenly feel comfortable changing the melody a little bit here and there. You will embrace making the song "your own version" of a cover song. You won't worry as often about how to handle making a mistake on stage, because you will trust yourself to listen and respond just as you have in lessons.
Learning to use your ears to guide you, feeling the pulse of each song in your body, gaining an awareness of how your voice feels when you sing...
These will all enable you to become the musician you dream of being:
...All State Choir Member
...Cover Band Singer
...Musical Theatre Performer
...Insert your dream here...
Let me be your guide as you build your vocal skills and challenge yourself to grow as a musician and a performer. We can work together and target any technical issues you may be experiencing that are getting in the way of allowing you to sing like you want to.
Come unlock the mystery of confident singing with me and get a teacher who is a little of Sherlock Holmes and a lot of Cheerleader!!