I have been a professional singer and performer for nearly 8 years, playing 4 hour shows (at least) 3 nights a week with my band on the road. I always thought that singing was something you either could or couldn’t do, not something that could be taught in lessons. However, after performing far too many shows one week with my poor self-taught technique, I blew out my voice completely for nearly 2 weeks. I finally broke down and decided to give lessons a chance, and was very lucky to find Chrissy. After only one lesson, I saw a huge improvement in my range and tone, and discovered that I didn’t have to strain and hurt myself in order to get through a show. I took lessons for only 6 months, and since then, I have had so many people come up and tell me that they have noticed a big difference in my voice. So many of our fans say that they could tell that I used to have trouble belting out high notes, but that now I’m hitting MUCH higher ones with ease! I am such a huge believer and supported of SLS, and Chrissy is a wonderful teacher to study under! Stephanie Eason – Stephanie Eason Band – www.stephanieeason.com
Chrissy is wonderful! Over the last year I have worked intensely with Chrissy on some specific areas of my voice. I wanted to be able to improve my transitions and Chrissy had the technical expertise that I was looking for. As a vocal coach she has the ability to challenge you and nurture you as only the best vocal coaches can. Whether it’s getting ready for the studio or performing live, I use Chrissy. She is invaluable!
Anna Graceman – America’s Got Talent Finalist 2011 – www.annagraceman.com
I love working with Chrissy. She has helped me find my true voice and sing with ease. She is so passionate about making music and helping you make your music ….it is infectious and your musical soul is freed through her inspiring gifts and professional talents. I was singing one day, after only a couple of lessons with Chrissy, and heard a beautiful, pure note. I turned around to see where it was coming from and realized…it was from me! Thank you, Chrissy.
Keri Maughan – www.kerimaughan.com
I came to see Chrissy with one objective: be cast as the lead in my high school’s musical my senior year. Chrissy made this dream come true. She brought out the potential in my voice, and helped me learn how to control my voice in a way I didn’t think I could. Through Chrissy’s teaching I felt more confident in my voice and became more willing to sing in front of others anywhere. I owe it all to her that I had the privilege to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, where we sold out all but one performance. Chrissy is an amazing teacher, she helped me achieve my biggest dream, and I know she will help others to do the same.
I began studying under Chrissy with a lot of excitement and plenty of skepticism. I had been frustrated by vocal lessons in my past and I sort of assumed this would be no different. Chrissy’s encouraging attitude put me at ease right away. I could tell she knew what she was talking about, and I suddenly had hope that this SLS stuff could really help me with the specific areas of my voice I struggled with. By the middle of my second lesson, I found myself making sounds I didn’t know i could make, and all without straining or reaching at all. After 15 years of singing, Chrissy has helped me take it to the next level in terms of range, ease, and confidence.
Being a vocalist is very competitive these days. If you are wanting to pursue singing or want to rise above the others, it is very difficult to make it without SLS. Not only is Chrissy an amazing vocal instructor, she is an amazing person. She wants to see me excel just as much as I do! I have been taking private voice lessons for nine years. I have had many voice teachers but none of them have had the amount of enthusiasm Chrissy has towards me and my voice. And that’s why I have trusted her with my voice for the past six years!
I have been singing all my life and have taken from a few different voice coaches. All were great coaches, but none were ever able to help me connect my bridge or teach me how to “belt” properly. I contacted Chrissy when I started recording my first album. I was amazed at how quickly she caught my weaknesses and showed me exactly how to strengthen them! She has such a gifted ear to be able to hear things I had been disguising all these years. I feel a huge difference in range, strength and confidence even after the first few lessons! I am finally being able to sing out like I’ve never been able to before. I am so excited to have found Chrissy and Speech Level Singing! I just wish I had found her years ago!
Jenny Smith – Singer/Songwriter