Jilla’s Lessons2018-10-25T23:21:28+00:00

Vocal Training for Life

My students are a collection of talented singers approaching different milestones on their journey, and the only restriction is that they are at least twelve (12) years old.

In 60 minute blocks I navigate students through a customized voice program designed to their personal goals, taste, and aspirations….all the while, building healthy voice habits and voice care.

I believe classical technique and contemporary music are not mutually exclusive. I’ve developed a vocal program, rooted in classical technique, but cleverly adapted for the styling, runs and belting of the pop music genre.

Students pick the dates and times of their lessons with my online booking system.

The automated scheduler lets you pay for the lesson online, or you can choose to pay in person.

It’s that simple.

If you are interested in becoming a new student, the first step is to schedule a free consultation with Jilla either in person, in a video conference, or over the phone.

My studio lessons are done in two (2) Alabama locations; Montgomery & Florence.

A vocal lesson is $65 for a one (1) hour appointment.

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In addition to vocal conditioning and training my students are looking to grow in musical areas like these:

  • Song Styling

  • Audition Preparation

  • Breathing and Vocal Technique

  • Music Industry Career Guidance

  • Mentoring

  • Healthy Body and the Performing Artist

  • Communication for the Contemporary Artist

The anatomy of a lesson…

Each private lesson is one-hour in length.

We will begin with breathing and vocal warm ups.  Then we go on to more vocal exercises depending on the individual need of the student at that lesson.

This usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes.

The remainder of the lesson we work on the songs YOU want to work on, and I show you how to use the proper vocal techniques in the songs you’re singing.

My method is based on the time tested classical techniques that build healthy voices and great breathing practices.

However, here is where my method is different from a straight classical approach.  I’m going to teach you how to modify vowels, consonants and correctly use the additional sounds that pop/contemporary vocalists use so you have a modern vocal sound without damaging your voice.

We also address safe belting techniques and conversational vocal styles, which are all primarily used in pop/contemporary vocal styling.

You do not need to warm up prior to your lesson, we will do that in class.

You are expected to bring at least two songs that you would like to work on that day, and have them learned well enough so that we can use a karaoke track.

If you are using tracks on your phone, you should bring the headphone adapter if you have an iPhone 7 or higher.

You are welcome to bring a guitar, ukulele or play the studio piano to accompany yourself instead of using YouTube karaoke tracks.