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Samantha S In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Soul

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Samantha S In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Soul

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-30
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
AA, KD Conservatory, Musical Theater Berklee College of Music, Music Theory 101 Berklee College of Music, Lyric Writing
Awards:

2016 - Performed with original band "Alchemy" in the Eco Concert at Quezon Memorial Circle 2016 - Performed with SILK party band for the "Chief of Philippine National Police Cup" 2016 - Special Guest Performance at Philippine National Police Headquarters 2016 - Performed with original band "Alchemy" at the Philippines World Bazaar Festival 2016 - 1st Place Winner of "Teenig Radyo" Singing Contest 2016 - Special Guest Performance at Tee Radio Philippines 2015-2016 - Performed regularly with SILK party band at City of Dreams Casino Philippines 2015-2016 - Performed regularly at Hard Rock Cafe Philippines 2014 - Outstanding Performance at KD Conservatory 2010 - Special Guest Performance for Miss Hawaii Teen USA

Overview:
I am a free-spirited teacher and performer who believes that everything meaningful in life comes from unorthodox inspiration. I enjoy eccentric people and places because it makes life so much more interesting! I've lived in several different places such as: Hawaii, Nevada, Texas, California, and I've even lived in the Philippines. I could say I'm pretty "cultured" and I'm able to genuinely connect with a diverse group of people. This has allowed me to explore a variety of music: r&b, pop, hip-hop, gospel, country, rock, classical, contemporary christian, reggae, EDM, musical theater, and genres in-between. As a performer, I've taken lessons of different styles from a notable group of teachers and coaches who are performers as well! I've had the privilege of studying under mentors such as Michael Sirrecchia (multi-award winning director and original cast member of A Chorus Line), Mark Mullino (multi-award winning director and vocal coach), Brian Schexnayder (known for his role in Turandot and The Metropolitan Opera) , Olivia Emile (Actress, Producer, and Voice Teacher), and Jon Almosara (Independent Music Artist and Vocal Coach). One year after graduating from KD Conservatory, I moved to the Philippines and started my own original band called Alchemy Band. We performed several times a week at local venues. Most of the band members were full-time college students and due to the overwhelming workload, some of the members could no longer keep up with performance demand. I was simultaneously performing with a well-known girl-group called SILK Party Band and eventually became a full-time member performing "Top 40" hits from the 70's to current, 6-7 times a week all over the Philippines. Because of visa complications, I had to return to the US a year later and I have since then been writing my own music and honing my skills as an artist and vocal coach.
EXPERIENCE
Vocal coaching as a profession is quite new to me because until just recently I've always focused on my own development as a performer and artist, however, I've often assisted my fellow co-artists, classmates, bandmates, and even friends with improving vocal technique and performance quality. In my college classes, we were encouraged to provide feedback about a classmates performance and I absolutely loved when they would apply my advice and everyone saw a significant improvement in performances thereafter. We also had to sit-in on everyone's vocal lessons so we could understand that each performer requires training that is tailored to their unique style and learning method.
METHODS USED
I prefer to take on students who are considered "intermediate" or at least working toward the intermediate level and advance because I specialize in developing a singer's performance quality. It's important that the student has basic vocal technique training prior to training with me because they'll have a technical foundation and sense of confidence that will allow them to explore (or as I like to call it "play") more of their vocal capabilities. Most people are under the misconception that vocal lessons are a "one size fits all" and this can do more harm than good for serious professionals and aspiring artists. With that said, there is no general "method" I use for students. I assess their vocal style, range, and technique, then I create a development plan that is unique to each students needs and goals.
LESSON STYLE
It's very important to me that my students and I can connect on a deeper level because artists need a "safe space" to make incredible discoveries that would help them grow and flourish in their craft! I highly encourage and assist all my students in creating their own body of work(lyric writing and song-writing). It's given that every student who takes up vocal lessons is interested in becoming a professional singer. I help students discover how to set themselves apart and create an artist brand. Students must understand that although proper technique and a "nice voice" can get attention, long-term success is greatly determined by how they can create and retain a following, and keep up with a demanding, competitive, and constant-changing industry. Depending on the student's progress, I will give an assessment at a time I see fit where they will perform in front of a group of people (student's friends and family, and other students) that will provide constructive feedback. Once the student is comfortable and has a few original songs to present, they will perform at a public venue and receive audience feedback. This will open up amazing opportunities for growth and networking!
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