Deb Bowman as your coach:

Working with a full time working performer in the entertainment business (Theatre, Musical Theatre, TV, Film, Live music (all genres), Songwriting and More) is invaluable because you get to train with a professional who helps you reep the return on your investment.  I love to share my experience and knowledge with people on a path to working in entertainment or already actively working in the industry.  With over 2 decades in the industry, I bring useful tools, contacts, technique, and care to artists to watch them excel.  Guiding students with preparation and research performance opportunities in the field is also another priority. I want you to succeed, and excel in confidence, strength and dollars! I encourage students to set goals and I guide them through the steps to achieve their goals and make their dreams come true.

Bio:

I am a full time performer in the entertainment field for over 20 years. I lived in NYC for 13 years before moving to Atlanta, GA 5 years ago. I have performed worldwide in many facets. I have a BA degree in Classical Theatre and Dance from the University of Alabama. I trained privately as a vocalist all of my childhood. I have mentored many artists that have gone on to Broadway, performed on American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent. I have mentored with The American Songbook Initiative via Michael Feinstein. Check out my full bio here.

What Deb Teaches:

Strategy, Hard Work and Focus
Encouragement through Self Affirmations
Overcoming Fears
Goals, Desires
Posture and Alignment
Yoga & Performance Warmups
Breath Support and Control
Customized Vocal Exercises
Tongue, jaw, larynx and throat relaxation
Open tension free throat for improved resonance
Diction, Agility and Articulation
Working with the Camera
Finding Truth and Purpose in Your Craft
Vocal dynamics and Control
Song choices depending on style/ needs
Development and Blending of vocal registers
Song, Storytelling, Dramatic interpretation
Musicality and Basic Musicianship
Self Confidence

Deb’s Students Include:

Actors and singers (of all levels), Songwriters, Broadway singers, Jazz Vocalists, Cabaret performers, Public speakers, Musicians, Dancers who want to improve their singing voice, Actors preparing for upcoming Auditions, Graduate School Auditions, Singers hoping to avoid nodule surgery, or recovering and rehabilitating from surgery.

Fees:

I charge $50 per half hour and $80 per hour.  I do have limited days and times as I work full time performing, but I do try and work with the student’s schedule as much as I can.  If we are a good fit, then we are a good fit. If I can’t help the student, I will gladly refer them to someone who can.

Offerings:

Voice lessons, Acting Lessons, TV & Film Self Tape Auditions, Audition Prep, Monologue Workshops, Scene Study, Leading a Band, Building a Repertoire, Commercial & VO, You-tube Channel Building, Beginner Piano, Public Speaking, Songwriting, Diction and Speech Therapy, Post and Pre Vocal Surgery Repair and Recovery, Storytelling through Song, Building Your Own Show, Professional Advice, Goal Setting, Vocal and Physical Health Regimen Building.

Teaching Style:

With my voice coaching, I teach so that the student can understand how their voice physically functions. I give visual cues, physical placement, and ear training to create an awareness of what you have and what you are capable of achieving. My goal is always to be sensitive to the individual needs and learning styles of each student. Each session is unique.

Skype/ Face-time:

Though I love seeing my students in my studio, geography and schedule doesn’t always allow for that. I’ve given Skype singing lessons to singers and actors worldwide. Skype is free to download and useful with both PCs and Macs. I send exercises via email, prior to each scheduled session, in an Mp3 file so the student can play the recorded exercises on their end. Your internet connection needs to be sufficient to gain the best outcome. I recommend the student place the computer closest to their wifi connection.

Policy Details:

I may request you to submit a resume or letter of recommendation, or possibly an audition. Since I am a full time performer, my teaching hours are limited and based on availability. I love to work with everyone, but sometimes you may be placed on a waiting list. I can converse via phone prior to scheduling to see if we are a good fit.  Once the session is scheduled, I send details, directions, and policy via email.  At the first session, I assess the student’s range, strength’s, and weaknesses and start them on a regimen for growth. It is a priority to me to create a safe yet productive environment to help my student’s succeed.