Optimize your expression.
enjoy voice lessons but feel disconnected outside of the studio?
strangely feel that you must first learn to sing classically in order to sing contemporary repertoire?
feel like you're only ever putting Band-Aid fixes on your singing rather than exploring your whole voice?
get confused about the seven different "correct" ways of breathing that you've been told?
have no clue what lip trills have to do with singing "Let It Go"?
I can help. Singing is a beautifully complex activity. And it can also be broken down into manageable, trainable components to make it frustratingly easy.
“Curtis made me feel so comfortable and listened to while I was working with him. He is so very focused, kind, passionate and attentive in any environment. There is a calm to his spirit that not many leaders possess."
“Curtis is a fantastic pianist and coach, who supports the singer with his playing. His incredible musicianship, knowledge of repertoire, and a firm grasp on musical styles make him an asset to any performer.”
KEVIN MICHAEL MURPHY
“Curtis has a special way of empowering his students. It felt like we had all the time in the world, like it was another day where two friends could laugh and sing, while being immensely productive without stress.”
...But what is a
The standard for singing training has long been the 1:1 private lesson model: Singers working in private on their private skills with their private voice teacher. But dancers and actors train in groups. Why not singers?
Acquiring new skills is so much better when rooted in COMMUNITY!
As it turns out, there are a lot of common goals and scenarios that bring people to private lessons in the first place.
Instead of only pursuing these goals alone, what if there was a cost-effective way to have built-in camaraderie to support your individual progress as well as a host of other singing services to jumpstart your growth?
Enter: THE STUDIO MEMBERSHIP
The Studio Membership is a monthly or annual subscription that includes not only individual lessons, but also skills-based cohorts, asynchronous feedback, and other features to optimize your vocal goals. Picture it like a traditional gym membership with classes and training included instead of paying out-of-pocket each time.
All members choose a Skill Pod, which are dedicated training sessions for a group of singers with similar goals. Skill Pods have limited capacity to ensure maximum attention for each student. Think of it like a mini semester focusing on one shared goal.
Check out all that's included...
Access to all foundational core content
Community support with a private online group
Choice of Skill Pod cohort to join
Targeted individual lessons
Studio class with other studio members
Asynchronous feedback between lessons
Strategic repertoire planning session
PICK YOUR POD
Getting Out of a Rut
For artists who:
are stuck singing in one style
want to enjoy singing again
are feeling pigeon-holed into singing one genre of music
have nagging insecurities surrounding their voice and career
desire a flexible voice that is capable of authentically expressing many genres
For artists who:
are classically trained and looking to add musical theatre singing to their repertoire
want to learn to belt but have been told it's "unhealthy"
feel bewildered or banished to the “legit” corner
do not understand the difference between standard classical and musical theatre classical singing
wish to be a crossover artist
Singing + Instruments
For artists who:
consider themselves actor-musicians
feel like the only missing piece is a reliable singing technique
are frustrated trying to coordinate playing and singing
play an instrument but are new to singing
want to create their own actor-musician work for the industry
Singing, like any instrument, is a learnable, trainable skill everyone can develop. Combining sturdy technique with unique artistry allows for transcendence to a supernatural, magical place.
Our studio is a place that celebrates every artist regardless of background, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, political affiliation, physical or mental ability, or any other identity category.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Creighton University
MFA, Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance