Lessons are 45, 60 or 90 min. I offer one time lesson, 4 week packages and 10 classes deal. In home or at my studio in the Lower East Side, Manhattan.
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“I am not here to tell you how to sing, whether to help you master your instrument, give you the tools to be in complete control of how you want to express yourself with your singing voice and bring your potential to the max.”
We go through the different components of singing (breathing/posture, resonance/articulation, projection, emotional connection, performance tips, vocal health tips)
+Breathing exercises to support phrasing
+Posture (torso and head/neck anchor and relaxation manoeuvres)
+Warm up exercises designed to identify the role of tongue, velum, jaw and larynx in your voice quality
+Vocal exercises enhancing flexibility and vocal qualities such as betling, twang, “mixed” voice, “raspiness and breathiness” for pop singing
This training is designed to help you free up your singing voice, engaging full body and mind connecting breath>emotion>sound.
Vocal Coaching for Performance:
+How to sing acapella, with a mic, at a recording session, with in-ear monitors.
+How to lead your band, sing with backing tracks and work with sound engineers during live.
+How to apply technique into a song, how to be authentic to the style, and how to deliver lyrics with integrity.
+How to use body movements and facial expressions without getting in the way of voice quality and pitch.
By the end of this training, you will be able to build your own repertoire, sing it with confidence and effortlessly and you will be ready to face any unexpected technical issues or emotional hang up while performing.
Get your project off the ground:
My favorite thing about coaching singers is to assist them in developing their own style and musical vocabulary, write original composition, assist them in the making of it whether it is at a recording studio or in home studio, and help in the planing on how to deliver it to the world!
+Songwriting and arranging
+Production and recording
+Basic piano and music theory
+How to write charts
+Business plan and strategies
Piano for beginners to intermediate/advanced:
+Preparing students for the ABRSM exams in all levels.
“ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.”
+Preparing students for the NYSSMA exams in all levels.
“The mission of the New York State School Music Association is to advance music education across New York State for its membership and students in member school programs. Membership in NYSSMA signifies your commitment to the profession, to excellence in music education, and to your own professional growth. It represents your active participation in the most significant professional force in music education in the State of New York.
NYSSMA is the largest most successful NAfME state unit in the country.”
+Basic chord voicings and intro to jazz piano
Caitlin Seager holds a BFA in Jazz Vocal Performance at the City College of NY as well as a Artistic and Choreographic Certificate from CHOREIA Arts School in Paris, France and an ESTILL Certification for level 1 and 2. She has worked for the past five years as a piano and vocal coach for student ranging from beginner to professional. As well as professional teaching, Caitlin regularly assists in music recording and production as well as music direction for artists. Seager has done commission work for major companies as a composer and singer such as HBO, gimme butter music and sound and Warner Chapel. As a performing artist, Caitlin has sold out Mercury Lounge, played at venues such as Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall, participated in festivals such as SXSW and released a sold out EP in Japan with “Big Love Records.” She sings live jazz and has a solo project, Beiju.