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Best Voice Lessons In Sacramento

April 18, 2013 6:00 AM

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When searching for the right place to get voice lessons in the Sacramento area, there are many things to consider. Some prefer the appeal of a large studio and group settings. Others prefer the intimacy of a one-on-one lesson in smaller settings. The following businesses offer a diverse range of services. Regardless of your search criteria, one of the following will certainly meet or exceed your expectations.

Ana G Vocal Studio
Sacramento, CA 95742
(916) 638-5072
www.anagvocalcenter.com

Ana G takes the intimate approach with her students. Her style of coaching is not for the masses as she is extremely selective with whom she decides to bring on as a new student. One of the things that sets Ana apart from the larger studios is her desire to build a relationship with her students. Ana also believes in helping her students in the development of their music careers through marketing and long-term commitment. One thing certainly stressed by this coach is she does not teach people how to sing, but rather she develops and builds on raw talent.

Susan’s Voice Connection
7425 Muirfield Way
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 394-0232
www.califvoice.com

Susan has been giving voice lessons for over 12 years. In speaking with Susan, it is clear that vocal exercises are very important to the learning process. Susan believes in training her students to view all vocal ranges as one voice to where, with the proper training, they can switch pitches, styles and ranges almost effortlessly. A past recipient of the Jolsen Award, Susan takes people who really want to sing and helps train their ears as well as their voices. Susan keeps a professional studio at her private residence. While larger freestanding studios may have owners dedicated to their craft, Susan feels sometimes the large number of employees needed to run those facilities may not share the same level of passion or experience for singing. This can sometimes water down the experience.

Sing Inc.
214 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 96678
(916) 473-8681
www.singinconline.com

If you are an aspiring vocal student seeking the larger scale experience, you are looking for Sing Inc. This vocal academy has locations in Roseville, Granite Bay, Elk Grove and soon to be Los Angeles. The company was founded in 2004 by Daniel E. Hayes and has grown from being run out of his apartment to having almost four locations. Sing Inc. may be larger than some of the other coaches mentioned above, but in speaking with some students, they have certainly not lost sight of what is important. You can still find professional and dedicated staff willing to provide a very personalized experience. Sing Inc. has turned out some names you may recognize from popular singing competitions. Former students include Lindsay Povayo from “The Voice” and Latoya London from “American Idol,” both of which have recently stopped by to chat with current students. Daniel E. Hayes also has connections to Jason Brock who was recently on “The X Factor.”

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Voice Lessons With Shelley Burns
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 927-5222
www.shelleyburns.net

Shelley Burns is a vocal instructor who also performs in addition to being a 30-year industry veteran. A certified level three instructor of speech-level singing, Shelley is qualified to work with any skill level. As someone who herself has been singing since the age of six, Shelley states that her teaching style is applicable to any style of singing. Shelley’s studio is run out of her private residence where has a full and professional setup. Burns holds recitals twice per year where her students can showcase their progress to family and friends. The recitals also provide a solid forum for students to perform in front of a group.

Sacramento Performing Arts Co.
2598 Del Monte St.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 541-5473
www.sacperformingarts.com

Kim Cyrus owns and operates the Sacramento Performing arts Co. Cyrus began her 22-year career in Portland and has been in Sacramento for the past 12 years. This studio is unique in that it specializes in training its students to perform in front of people in what Kim calls a vocal performance showcase. Another aspect setting the Sacramento Performing Arts Co. in a class by itself is that Kim also teaches her students to read music and act. Along with her lead choreographer Tim Stewart, Kim coaches her students on how to tell a story through their performance. The company teaches all ages and works with in any stage from beginner to professional.

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As a hospitality professional Andy Soto has worked every facet of the industry. He currently leads the team at Spectrum Restaurant Consulting. He started writing a hospitality blog in 2009 and restaurant writing for Sacramento Press in 2010. In 2011 Andy became a Sacramento Restaurant Examiner for Examiner.com. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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