Raving Fans 2

I have no doubt she will gain vocal growth we were hoping for

I now strain less to hit notes & sing with more confidence!

It’s been hard being home, so it was great to add a fun activity to my week.
Working on my “set” got me to clean my room, and I really liked doing my hair, make up, and coming up with my costume, too.
Overall, being a part of TSMGO helped improve my breath support, my intonation/pitch, and even my listening skills.
I now strain less to hit notes and sing with more confidence!
I’m glad I didn’t turn down this chance to perform. I got more than my money’s worth!!

Lenore M.

Am excited to come back for more

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Great Side Effects

This morning Charlotte started telling me a bunch of addition like 4+3 is 7, 2+3 is 5, and a number of combinations she worked out.
When I asked her how she figured all this out all of the sudden she said music class!
It’s like the math light went on in her head. Really neat. 

Thank you.

Aaron C.

She helped me find my true voice

Before I worked with Deanna my singing voice did not feel natural. She has helped me find my true voice.

Deanna is that she is keenly focused on your particular needs as a singer, and is able to assist you in reaching your particular goals.

Working with Deanna, I gained confidence, strength of voice, as well as greater range.

John K.

Engaging, Kind, Understanding, and Informative

We’ve been searching for a piano teacher for a few months. We knew we wanted our son to experience lessons and develop an early skill set for music but we also knew we needed a teacher who understands the needs of young kids and loves teaching them. But it’s so hard to find a teacher who is passionate about 4 year olds AND has a schedule that accommodates working moms.
Most of the teachers I found could only do mid-day appointments.
Deanna is engaging, kind, understanding, and informative. She connected with Tommy immediately and had a teaching style that is clear and direct. She also was able to vary activities in a way that allowed Tommy to focus and feel successful.

 

Tracy V.

My kids were excited…

TSMGO Parent of Performer

to have a performance opportunity during the stay at home order!

Aimee H.

I got cast in a paid role!

Maggie booked another PAID voiceover role and just started her VO career about 6 months ago. Way to go Maggie!

Everything I could have hoped for in vocal training.

Everything I could have hoped for in vocal training.

Stephen E.

My needs have always been taken care of

I really enjoy working with my teacher. She is very kind and patient, and I need the encouragement, because I don’t have that much talent.

Any needs that have come up have always been taken care of by the studio director, the client care team or my teacher.

I appreciate being able to select a song, and have options to practice karaoke, with vocal track and sheet music, on the website, convenient for my practice.

Thanks for all you do.
L.G. (Adult Voice Student)

L.G. (Adult Voice Student)

Fun, positive & clarifying

Though I was initially concerned about the unique technical challenges of a virtual musical, it ended up being the perfect outlet!
Both my group rehearsal and private rehearsal were fun, positive, clarifying and improved my performance. They were the highlight of my week! The teachers were constructive and encouraging.
I would definitely recommend doing a virtual musical with Confident Voice Studio to a friend.

Bronwyn Baz

She wants to be a piano player

At back to school night last week, she said she wants to be a piano player when she grows up.

C. C.

Deanna’s a Confidence Booster

Before studying with Deanna… I was less confident overall in my singing, my voice cracked in a lot of places and my range was a bit narrower. The most difficult part about that was singing in front of others and not being quite sure what notes were going to come out of my mouth.

The thing about Deanna is that she is very welcoming, supportive and makes you feel comfortable. My biggest insight learned during our lessons was that it is possible to get my voice to be more predictable, the importance of proper breathing and that it really is helpful to record and listen to your own voice. And this was valuable because it’s a confidence booster especially during performances.

I gained confidence, comfort and knowledge about singing. I’d recommend Deanna to singers that want to stretch the current limits of their voice and feel more confident singing. Thanks so much for this great experience!

Mural N.

We Love Her!

My 4-year-old son has been taking lessons with Deanna for the past 6 months. I am a preschool teacher. I was immediately impressed by how Deanna was able to connect with my child and work with him with such calmness and ease.

My son tried many different classes and has had many different instructors. Deanna has by far been his favorite instructor and he is always excited and ready for class.

The program she uses is wonderful, it introduces children to sequencing and patterns, fine motor skills and development and so much more. I highly highly recommend classes with Deanna. We love her!

Nadine S.

I loved my Performance Class with Melissa!

TSMGO Cast Member

I loved my Performance Class with Melissa!
She let me try things a bunch of times until I got it right, and she was really paying attention and it felt really personal.
I learned good warm ups that I’ve kept doing since.

Lenore M.

After working with her, I feel confident about my abilities.

Before working with Deanna, my teaching skills were lacking in the area of vocal lessons for children. After working with her, I feel confident about my abilities.

The thing about Deanna is that she is a very experienced educator. She’s organized, clear, and to the point. She is easy to follow and understand when explaining a topic, and breaks everything down to a level that’s very comprehensible.

During our work together I gained ideas and materials, answers to the questions that I’ve had, validation of some of my own good ideas, and confidence. This was valuable because I wasted no time in adding material to my lessons. I am able to provide more variety and have more confidence that what I have to offer will keep them engaged and moving in a good direction.

I’d recommend Deanna to other teachers that have thought of seeking coaching or mentoring in order to become the teacher they aspire to be.

I’m a big fan and am inspired by Deanna’s many creative talents, her beautiful energy, work ethic, generosity, determination, and business savvy.
Kathy James

I love working with Deanna and her team!

I can’t

Made me be more confident in front of the camera

Melissa Sondergeld-Hood at Confident Voice Studio

Being a part of theater is part of what I do daily, weekly, monthly!
This virtual musical allowed me to still be a part of something I loved.
The rehearsal process taught me about correct filming, which will help me if I need to send in video submissions in the future.
I would love to have more online musicals as it made me be more confident in front of the camera.

Melissa Sondergeld, Theater Artist and Teacher Cofounder of In a World Where

Samantha has been patient & compassionate

I just wanted to express my gratitude to Samantha!
She has been working with my 5 year old daughter for the last month.
Samantha has been patient and compassionate.
My daughter is finally starting to learn some chords on the ukulele and is very proud of herself for getting there!
Just wanted to let you know how great Samantha has been to us!

C.C., Father

God bless your amazing company.

Could not recommend her highly enough!

Deanna is FANTASTIC! We honestly went to another piano teacher with our son previously and he was not engaged. She is patient, energetic and consistent – he is SO excited every time it is lesson day. Could not recommend her highly enough!

 

Kimberley Y.

We loved being able to share with friends & family

I really appreciated having the opportunity to give my child a creative outlet during the stay at home orders.
We decided to join The Show Must Go Online in part because there was no audition required and it was easy to sign up!
The scene was fun, and it was great to be able to do it all from home.
The director provided both positive as well as constructive feedback in a kind and helpful way.
The end-product was great and we loved being able to share it with friends and family.
We look forward to participating in more virtual musicals in the future!

Heather L.

Definitely Been a 10

My experience at Confident Voice Studio has definitely been a 10.

I’ve learned a lot and I feel better about my voice after every class!

Thank you so much.

Katie H.

Looking forward to my next lesson.

She made everyone feel welcomed & comfortable

TSMGO Cast Member

I love “The Show Must Go Online” and the experience that it brings both on and off the stage.
The director was very encouraging throughout rehearsals. She made everyone feel welcomed and comfortable.
It was really fun and I enjoyed my private rehearsal.
I can’t wait to take part in more virtual musicals during this quarantine time. 

Michelle Harper

I didn’t know if I could pull it off.

I have never recorded myself in a video before. I had never even acted before! I didn’t know if I could pull it off.
The group rehearsal was a good opportunity to be in character in front of other people. It made the experience of acting more real.
I loved getting video feedback from the director. It felt very personal and made it easier to receive constructive feedback. I was surprised at the good feedback because I had no idea if I was doing well or not since the whole experience was so new. Overall it was very fun and a great learning opportunity, and a perfect distraction for these crazy times.

Tamar F.

It’s been hard having no theater or choir…

Thank you for providing the online musical opportunity.
It’s been hard having no theater or choir and this experience perked Nathan up.
He enjoyed working on his part and letting some of his creative side out.
It was a positive, fun experience. I hope you will have another virtual musical during this quarantine time.

Shaari H.

I’ve felt supported in every step I’ve taken

I would recommend Self-Tape Success to my performer friends. With everything going digital this is valuable information. I enjoyed the information shared, I found it valuable as I am prepping for filmed auditions right now.  I learned a lot about storytelling that I had not thought about before.

Melissa S.

He races through the door to begin the lessons

From the get-go Deanna’s been a great piano teacher to our 5 year old and each week he races through the door to begin the lessons. It’s only been a few months but we can sense his growing understanding of how the piano works. Anyone who helps my kid (or anyone’s kid) learn to play and love music gets 5 stars.

Brian Y.

Absolutely love this place!

Terrific job connecting with my son

My 10 year old son started taking piano lessons with Deanna Maio at Confident Voice Studio a couple of months ago, and she has done a terrific job connecting with him and helping him advance his piano practice. We highly recommend Deanna!

Carissa H.

Great introduction lesson

I wasn’t sure I’d want to play again, but I had so much fun

? Revisited my flute-playing days at Confident Voice Studio this afternoon. ?

Although I am not a beginner, Elizabeth quickly assessed my skill level and found a piece for me to play that was doable but slightly challenging, given how long it’s been since I’ve played new music. You can see me counting out the beat before starting to play in the first pic (I love sight-reading a song I’ve never heard in 6/8 time! Lol).

I wasn’t sure I’d want to play again, but I had so much fun. Elizabeth was very encouraging (I have good timbre!) and gave good notes for improvement.

Kelly Janes Olney

What a delightful musical!

Both presentations were great and a joy to watch.
Lots of “air” applause!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent idea and I hope there are more in the future. Even I can see me participating.

M.W.

Even though I’m a rank beginner, I was welcomed

I now strain less to hit notes and sing with more confidence!

TSMGO Cast Member

It’s been hard being home, so it was great to add a fun activity to my week.
Working on my “set” got me to clean my room, and I really liked doing my hair, make up, and coming up with my costume, too.
Overall, being a part of TSMGO helped improve my breath support, my intonation/pitch, and even my listening skills.
I now strain less to hit notes and sing with more confidence!
I’m glad I didn’t turn down this chance to perform. I got more than my money’s worth!!

Lenore M.

She’s grown so much as a person and as a performer

10 out of 10. Carlee loves you and has grown so much as a person and as a performer.

Sheena T.

I am so grateful for their presence in our lives.

I feel more prepared

 Our session Tuesday was so helpful, and I feel more prepared for auditions than I ever have. I really appreciate you! 

S.P.

I love seeing how happy he is after every class with you!

I love seeing how happy he is after every class with you!

E. S.

I absolutely love this place!

I pushed past the previous limitations that I set for myself

Before I started working with Deanna I was light in presence. I didn’t have a booming voice, and though I may still not- I felt Deanna’s direction allowed me to push past the previous limitations that I set for myself.

The most difficult part about that was I hadn’t much experience singing for long periods as I later would with Deanna. I was very rough with my approach to singing- never warming up, and not aware of the harm straining can do.

If I had continued down the path I was on I probably would have damaged my voice. I had always heard of the precautions singers took, but I tended to dismiss them as obsessive or myth.

The thing about Deanna is that her approach to instruction allows a newcomer to feel welcomed and at ease when learning new techniques and being exposed to a whole new array of material, such as music. I was very new to music theory- but quickly picked it up through her teaching, and never feared asking questions.

I’d describe Deanna as considerate, patient, and observant.

I have gained knowledge in reading music and having an even greater stage presence. I loved working with Deanna and the cast, and will always use the experience as a reference for future experiences.

I’d recommend Deanna to other vocalists who want to use their voice as an ultimate instrument in their performances.

Adrian C.

I can hear the improvement in his voice

I like your positive energy and encouraging teaching style. J has been very happy working with you and when he performs, I can hear the improvement in his voice so I use that as a gauge of how…the lessons are going. 

P.S.

My daughter can’t imagine taking lessons anywhere else.

I leave each session feeling great

I leave each session feeling great — I am making good progress and that is a joy.
M.W.

I love the convenience

Before online lessons, I was unsure of how they would pan out.

Now that we are doing online lessons, I love the convenience of it

DR