Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!

Musika Music Lessons
We'll match you with the perfect teacher!

Lesson Special - Up to 20% OFF! Get Started Now with a Risk-Free Trial!

Gene T In StudioStudio
avatar
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Funk, Hip Hop, Showtunes, Spirituals, Soul

avatar

Gene T In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Funk, Hip Hop, Showtunes, Spirituals, Soul

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 6-80
Levels Taught:

EMAIL US OR CALL 877-687-4524

Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BS, Florida A&M University, Vocal Music
Overview:
Helping Singers realize their "Dream" is my passion.  I gained international recognition as a vocal performer of note, having performed on the stages of Acapulco, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, Aruba, Curacao and Buenos Aires, to name a few, as well as major U. S. cities. To date, I have two albums to my credit, "Time Wounds All Heels" and "The 23rd Psalm", the latter containing the highly acclaimed title song that while being performed at the 1984 National Baptist Convention musical in Los Angeles, received a standing ovation by some 6,000 listeners. The "Time Wounds project has become a collectors item and two cuts are still disco house favorites in the United Kingdom.  
EXPERIENCE
After finishing college and meeting so many artists seeking help I founded The Gene Townsel Studio of Theatrical and Musical Arts where such artists as "Scat Man" Crothers and Marques Houston of "Immature" now "IMX" were regular clients. As a vocal coach/teacher to professional and aspiring artists for over 40 years, I have used my experience as an Internationally Acclaimed Singer and his formal training (Florida A&M University) as a vocal music major, to help my students develop the tools necessary to be competitive in the industry. I encourage my students to be consistent in practicing technique and not just trying to sound like their favorite artist. The first step is to be able to produce a good tone so before trying runs and ad libs, I emphasis control and color.      
METHODS USED
My method makes understanding the breathing, support and execution of the voice the first priority.After this is achieved, exercises are assigned to further develop range, control, strength and vocal agility. The bottom line is that although it takes years to develop a strong, skillful and sensitive singer, it should not take years for a singer with good tutelage and a willingness to work hard, to sing competently. So without the ability of the student to make a good tone and control the voice, all the exercise cds and books are useless. It is also important to determine what the goals of the students are  
LESSON STYLE
The technique that I've developed over the years is that while guiding the students through the singing process, I keep them focused on finding and connecting with their voices. Without a sense of "feeling what you're singing, it's difficult at best to connect with an audience. I produce annual  showcases to give my students the opportunity to perform.  
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Teacher Video
Teacher Video
0 REVIEW
Leave a Review
Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
BBB A+ rating
Check out our A+

Rating from the Better Business Bureau

Risk Free Trial Lesson
100% Risk-Free Trial Lesson

If you are not satisfied after your trial lesson, you will not be charged and we can match you with another teacher.

Ready to Get Started? Take a Risk Free Trial Lesson!

No credit card required.

Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.

Ok

Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.

Up to 20% OFF!