Top 5 Vocal Coaches
By Aubrey Moulton
As all singers know, a vocal coach is more than just an instructor. At their best, vocal coaches can help a singer reach their true potential. Are you looking for a vocal coach, but don't know where to find one? Let this post show you some of the best coaches in the business.
Having worked as a vocal coach since 1981, Katie Agresta has instructed world-famous singers in contemporary music. With clients that include Jon Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah, and Carole King, Agresta has been called a "Master" by CNN. Her work has helped her clients win Tony and Grammy Awards. In addition to the artists listed above, Agresta has also been a vocal coach for Broadway productions of such as Jersey Boys (which won Best Broadway Musical in 2006), Rent, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, and more. You can contact her for lessons by visiting her website at http://www.katieagresta.com/
Responsible for hemming the talents of award-winning singers like Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Wes Hampton, Brett Manning has been one of the most well-respected and sought after vocal coaches for over a decade. No matter what level you're currently at, Manning can help you transform your voice beyond what you thought possible. Using fun, yet effective techniques, Manning engages clients while giving them valuable tips on how to strengthen and expand their voice. While Brett Manning Studios is located in Nashville, singers may also take lessons via Skype or online video lessons. To learn more, please visit http://www.brettmanningstudios.com/.
Carrie and David Grant
Besides being vocal teachers, both have been singing professionally since the 1980s. Collectively, they have worked with artists as talented and diverse as Roberta Flack, Fat Boy Slim, Demi Lovato, The Spice Girls, and more. In 2003, they published their book "You Can Sing", which went on to become a worldwide bestseller. Based in London, Carrie and David Grant teach the proper techniques and performance skills that will set their clients apart. To learn more, please visit their website at http://www.carrieanddavidgrant.co.uk/.
Having worked with world-renowned singers such as Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield, and Madonna, Seth Riggs developed his own Speech Level Singing. Dubbed "The Technique of Legends", Riggs' program is designed to make singing feel as easy and second-nature as talking, and has led his clients to over 120 collective Grammys. Work with Seth Riggs or one of his certified teachers by visiting http://www.speechlevelsinging.com/.
A vocal coach for nearly 25 years, Eric Bruner has been teaching singers all over the world how to access their full range with the proper technique. Teaching both private lessons and seminars, Bruner's work has led his clients to win a collective 116 Grammys and 7 Tonys. To learn more, visit his official website at http://www.singwithpower.com/.
The next time you're looking for a master teacher to guide you, be sure to check out any of the vocal coaches listed above and learn how to access your full singing potential.
Mike Dangeroux is the lead guitar and vocalist for the Mike Dangeroux Band, specializing in everything from classics to contemporary music for any event.