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Main goal of the Winter Retreat

The VocalizeU winter retreat has been designed to give artists a place to meet and grow creatively. Whether you are looking to improve your songwriting, performance skills, creative flow or teaching skills, this is the program for you. Different from our Summer Artist Intensive, this program is laid back and has more collaborative time built in the schedule for you to find personal growth. Come ready to make mistakes and live outside your comfort zone while being surrounded by some of the best instructors in the world and supportive peers.

Through the Winter Retreat''s unique program, artists will get to intimately work with:

  • Prominent Songwriters
  • Performance Experts
  • Recognized VIP Voice Training Experts
  • Well known & Established Artists
  • Motivational and Inspirational Speakers
  • and Other Leading Professionals

Our VocalizeU Winter Retreat is designed to enhances artists'' knowledge, creativity and creates nurturing environments for those who love to sing and want to heighten their craft as a vocal artist. This retreat will focus on more creative elements of artistry, such as; songwriting, artist development, collaboration, song pitching, vocal styling, stage presence and so much more!

Who is this for?

The VocalizeU Winter Retreat is for 18 and older artists who want to dive deep into their artistic expression and passion. We welcome all artistic platforms, styles, ability, and training background. Anyone who wants to further express their talents and hone their skills, will greatly benefit from attending this amazing event.

Retreat Daily Schedule

Artists may pick any classes they want for each time slot.
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Mission Statement: Giving Everyone A Voice

We strive to revolutionize vocal and music education by providing unparalleled virtual access to top quality vocal training and exclusive VIP industry insider knowledge, to cater to the every need of singers and performers. Our main goal is to provide quality vocal education and instruction to everyone.

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“After the immense success of our Summer Artist Intensive I wanted to offer everyone a chance to work through everything they’ve learned in a slower, nurturing and collaborative environment. But this is not just for past attendees, this is for any artist that wants critical feedback, team building, artistic reflection and intimate mentorship as a whole artist."

~Dave Stroud, Founder (davestroud.com)


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This program that Dave Stroud has developed was really a life changing experience, which taught me how to grow as a musician and vocalist. It gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the most recognized people in the music industry and work with various artists from all over the world. Not only did I learn from the best, but I was able to work with some of the top vocal coaches to perfect my skill." -Carrissa Peros

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We chose this venue because it is ideal for creative sparks and inspiration. This serene retreat center is in the heart of Forest Falls, surrounded by majestic trees, cascading lakes and gorgeous outdoor scenery. It is a beautiful, self contained and safe space for artistic development.. More info, click here.

 
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Special Guests

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    Shane Adams

    Shane Adams is president of Artist Accelerator, a music production studio and artist development company. He recently celebrated his 10th year as a songwriting and lyric writing f for Berklee College of Music.

    As a music publisher, administrator, and studio design consultant, Shane has worked for/with Brad Paisley, John Prine, Lyle Love, and many other award winning artists, writers, and companies including HBO, Country Music Hall of Fame, Sony, and others.

    Shane was named Chowan University’s 2013 Music Industry Person of the Year and was honored in 2005 with the prestigious Hallman Award from the Tennessee Songwriter’s Association for his outstanding contributions to the songwriting community.

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    John Henny

    John Henny is regarded as a true Teacher of Teachers. He has taught vocal technique to voice teachers all over the globe.

    John has been a teacher and lecturer at USC, Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of the Arts and The Academy of Contemporary Music in England.

    As a writer John served as vocal expert and columnist for Backstage Magazine, contributing articles on vocal technique and health.

    John’s students have starred in Broadway and touring productions of Jersey Boys. Miss Saigon, Godspell, Les Miz, Movin’ Out, Avenue Q and more.

    John’s students have had starring roles on Desperate Housewives, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, Glee and have been finalists on American Idol and The X Factor.

    Student’s have been signed to Interscope, Warner Brothers, RCA, Universal, to name just a few.

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    Dean Kaelin

    Dean Kaelin is the president of IVTOM (the International Voice Teachers of Mix) and a Certified Master Teacher. He is a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, arranger and teacher and has been teaching voice for almost 30 years. His students have been Star Search Winners, American Idol finalists, and have performed on Broadway, signed major record deals and performed at every major Theme Park in the U.S. He has performed with Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Peter Gallagher, Leslie Ann Warren and many others. He has opened for George Strait, Dave Matthews, Train, the Goo Goo Dolls, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and was a featured performer at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

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    Robert "RAab" Stevenson

    Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach and artist developer, who has worked with some of the most famous voices and producers heard on the radio today (Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys to name a few). RAab is the lead background vocalist and background vocal arranger, as well as vocal coach at Justin Timberlake’s annual “Justin and friends” concert. RAab has worked on NBC’s television show “The Voice”, UK version of “X Factor” and is currently vocal coaching Rihanna, preparing her for her upcoming “Diamonds” world tour.

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    Thomas Chock

    Thomas has been a success coach and group facilitator for over 10 years, helping individuals leverage strengths to achieve their goals and helping people find motivation to work towards excellence. He has coached people from all walks of life, from performing artists looking to gain an edge through better self-understanding, to business professionals looking to increase revenue, to people just looking to improve relationships with their loved ones. He combines his educational/professional background (MBA in Organizational Behavior, Certified Axiometric Analyst) with the “aloha spirit” to lead his clients to positive, practical solutions. He received 100% positive feedback from attendees of a recent class he taught for aspiring musicians; he hopes to do the same for the VocalizeU 2013 Winter Retreat.

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    Line Hilton

    Line has been involved in music as an instrumentalist and singer for 30 years and has clocked up over 15 years of experience teaching singing in the UK, Australia and USA. This includes teaching individuals, groups, master classes, private music schools, university level lecturing and Summer vocal programs.

    After leaving school Line trained as a registered nurse, but it soon became evident that music had a much stronger hold and Line eventually decided to follow her passion - music and singing, gaining a B. Mus Education (Jazz) from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowen University.

    As a vocalist Line has performed in Australia, UK and USA with her own quartets, trios and duos and as a featured soloist, in jazz big bands. Whilst her main style has been jazz, Line has also sung light classical, musical theatre, and pop. Line considers herself to have been incredibly fortunate to have studied with some of the greatest jazz singers, musicians and educators in the jazz world including Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Kurt Elling, Billy Taylor, John Dankworth, and Cleo Lane.

    The main focus of Line’s teaching is on voice and performance with a special interest in performance medicine and singing teacher training. She loves helping singers and singing teachers develop the right technique, skills and mindset they need to fulfil their potential. As head of vocals at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford (2008-11) Line was able to gain experience in working with contemporary singers and developing a contemporary vocal curriculum that incorporated good vocal technique, musicianship, style and performance skill across courses that range from diploma to Degree levels. After leaving ACM Line founded Shed Light Events, providing inspired learning events for singers in the form of workshops, masterclasses and forums as well as online information and a regular podcast interviewing singers and music industry members on the work and art of singing.

    Line is currently undertaking a MSc in Performing Arts Medicine (think Sports Medicine for performers) at the University College of London (UCL). This course is the first of it's kind helping to establish that performers are athletes in their own right and need to be treated as such. Line regularly attends voice and allied health clinics to ensure she is up to date with current vocal medical issues and treatments and so she can confidently advise on medical problems relating to singing and refer singers in the right direction should they require further medical investigations.

    Line's list of clients includes signed artists, professionals from Gospel, R&B, Rock, Pop, Jazz, World and Musical Theatre as well as non-professionals who just want to feel confident singing as a hobby.

    www.linehilton.com

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    Brandon Brophy

    Having worked with high-profile award winning vocal artists, Brandon has taught singing internationally developing a professional reputation for quickly powering up the vocal abilities of singers across every musical genre. With 20 years of voice training experience and working throughout the music industry, he is Director of Brandon Brophy Vocal Studios (BBVS.ca) and co-founder and Co-Director of Education for Vocology In Practice (VIP), a voice teacher authorizing company based out of Hollywood.

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    Michael Aczon

    San Francisco Bay Area based Michael A. Aczon has practiced entertainment law and personally managed clients since the early 1980s. In his three decades of practicing law, Michael has represented a variety of clients in virtually every musical genre from unknown emerging artists to multi-platinum selling artists and writers. Michael has been described in the press as “bright, funny and supremely knowledgeable. He possesses that too rare ability to distill complicated issues of entertainment law and convey them in a clear, storyteller language we all can understand.” Michael authored the popular book “The Musician’s Legal Companion” and has been a columnist for Guitar Player Magazine and Electronic Musician Magazine. He teaches music business courses at two Northern California colleges and entertainment law at JFK University School of Law. He subscribes to the mantra “Just be you first and share that with conviction; the rest of the parade will follow your lead if you stay true to you.”

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    Richard Parkinson

    Rich Parkinson first sang on stage at the age of 5 for a crowd of nearly 2,000. Some laughed... some cried... everyone enjoyed. Since that day, he has been very busy entertaining all over the world. As a musician, he has performed across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

    He is now an award winning producer / songwriter / film composer who has worked in the music industry for 20+ years. His extensive client list includes Sony/Jive, FOX, NBC, BYU Athletics, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the LDS Church as well as many, many others. He owns and operates his own production company, publishing company, and studio in Utah where you will find him completely drowning himself in music, occasionally coming up for air. He is currently developing 15 up and coming artists through a team concept that he has created.

    At almost any hour of the day, he is either writing a song, arranging a song, composing for film, or helping another talented artist / songwriter produce their next album or demo. He has been serving as the Nashville Songwriters Association International - Utah Chapter Coordinator since 2008. He teaches "Songwriting 101" and hosts "Hit Songwriters" weekly. He also teaches private songwriting lessons and hosts the weekly Open Mic at Pat's BBQ in SLC, UT, which was recently featured on "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives".

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    James Ingram

    James Ingram is a 13 time GRAMMY nominated songwriter, singer and instrumentalist. He is a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song. He has also amassed two number-one singles on the Hot 100, "Baby, Come to Me" and "I Don't Have the Heart". James has written for amazing stars such as Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Anita Baker and Quincy Jones.

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    Daniel Hayes

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    Daniel Hayes founded SING INC, Northern California’s premier singing and performance instruction studio, in 2006. Under his guidance, SING INC grew three fold despite an economic recession and pioneered the next generation of vocal instruction studios in the performance arts industry with innovations such as: ALL-Access, an online practice system that enables SING INC members to use a level-based singing and performance learning tool to track their progress and connect with other SING INC singers and performers.

    SYNOPSIS
    Hayes began his vocal coaching career in 2004 after a successful career as a touring singer. Because of his innate ability to understand a singer’s voice and how to teach proven vocal techniques in a communication style apropos for each student, he quickly became the “go to” vocal coach in Northern California for singers and fellow vocal coaches alike. As an expert vocal coach Hayes has lectured, along side other world renowned vocal coaches, on how to develop vocal and performance techniques, songwriting skills, and artistic inspiration, at several prestigious music industry events such as the VocalizeU Artist Intensive and West Coast Songwriters conferences. His success at dictating the evolution of singing and performance instruction studios has made him a sought after mentor for fellow studio owners and a panel moderator for music industry events such as the Content Creation & Distribution (CCD) Expo.

    Although based in Sacramento, Hayes has worked with contestants and finalists on American Idol, X-Factor, The Voice and The Next. Members of his studio, SING INC, have performed for Disney Entertainment and opened for touring American Idols and X Factor sensation Cher Lloyd.

    Committed to promoting and teaching singing to commercial artists, aspiring artists and casual singers alike, Hayes has reached into the community to provide and teach public workshops for local schools, theaters, churches and donates studio resources to area concerts and festivals to ensure that the music and singing community thrives in Northern California.

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    Matt Scannell is the songwriter and lead singer/guitarist of the band Vertical Horizon. He has written seven hit singles reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In addition to writing songs on his own, Matt has found a passion for collaborating with other songwriters. After winning an ASCAP Award for songwriting in 2006, he began to write with many of country music’s top writers, including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Faith Hill. He has also written songs with rock and pop writers of many different styles, including Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Pussycat Dolls and Backstreet Boys.

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    Meredith Pegula

    Meredith Pegula MA Psychology has created a method called Radical Creative Transformation (RCT) with various courses developed to enhance creative enlightenment for professional and aspiring artists seeking to enliven connection and vibrancy in their work as creative beings. Cultivating a life-long journey of healing practices, Meredith has created a series of techniques for mastering connection to this poweful creative energy. Practices influenced by Eastern traditions, Native American wisdom, Shamanism and Mindfulness serve as the time honored foundations of RCT.

    Meredith Pegula has been a specialist and coach in peak performance techniques applied to creative professionals and aspiring artists for over 15 years. Meredith is a professional vocalist, songwriter, vocal coach and is on the board of the Leadership Council for council in schools for The Ojai Foundation. She is a recipient of New York University's Founders Day Scholar Award and a finalist for The Music Center's Spotlight Award. Meredith lives in Southern California with her husband and three vibrant, creative children.

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    Robin DeHaas

    Born and raised in Switzerland, Robin De Haas has received many prizes in his singing and academic studies. He pursued a grant as soon as he started his professionnal singing studies and studied with many teachers in Europe and the U.S.A, such as Kurt Widmer, Anne Ramoni and David Jones. Attracted by pedagogy, he pursued the Diploma of Teaching Singing at The Conservatory of Music of Lausanne, Switzerland, which was completed with an award for his diploma work, “Lyrical Singing and Modern Singing, Two Worlds That Are Completely Opposed?”

    It was in the pursuit of research to find models of methodology and pedagogy that he met Lynn Martin, a professor of Breathing Coordination and Functional Anatomy at New York University, and Spencer Welch, a voice teacher specialized in vocal technique for contemporary styles.

    These meetings began a fruitful collaboration, the goal of which is to release accessory tensions and to realize vocal and artistic potential. Since then, Robin was invited by Ms. Martin to assist her in the Master Class she gave at Sarah Lawrence College, one of the most prestigious arts schools in the United States and to work for some of the most important organizations such as the United Nations for instance.

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    Denosh Bennett

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    Byron Booker

    Chairman
    Recording Artists Guild, LLC.
    February 2009 – Present (4 years 1 month)
    The Recording Artists Guild is an association of recording artists in the USA and Canada. RAG works to enhance and improve the careers of recording artists by providing business tools, legal assistance, important discounts, promoting the fair wages for recording artists, legislative action for artists, education to all recording artists about changes happening in the industry, health and welfare for recording artists and providing tools that can help increase earnings and further the careers of recording artists.

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    Joey Carbone

    Joey Carbone is a multi-award-winning music producer, composer, arranger and keyboardist who has performed live, for television, film and in the recording industry.

    He has also been to Japan over 100 times and has composed and produced over 1000 songs for top Japanese recording artists, TV themes, movies and TV commercials. Except for the songs of the Beatles, Joey's songs have been recorded by more Japanese artists than any other foreign composer.

    Joey Carbone was the musical director and theme composer for 10 years on the TV talent show "Star Search" where he produced the music for future super-stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child, Alanis Morrisette, Justin Timberlake and Usher.

    His many awards include :
    • 10 Platinum and 47 Gold records
    • ACE Award (best original song)
    • BMI Television Composition Award
    • RIAA Platinum Video Award
    • 2 ITA Platinum Awards
    • Tokyo Music Festival Grand Prize
    • Tokyo Music Festival Best Arranger Award
    • 2 Tokyo Music Festival Silver Prizes
    • Tokyo Music Festival Best Composer Award
    • 2 BMI “Most Performed Song“ Awards

    He has taught music business classes and given lectures on the music business and songwriting at various music academys and colleges in America and Japan.
    He has served as special advisor and consultant for Toho Music College in Japan.
    He is currently serving as international advisor to Tokyo School of Music and teaching a class on the music business at Los Angeles Music Academy.

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    Wendy Parr

    Wendy has always believed in the authenticity of the spirit and her job as both a teacher and artist is to express The Artist’s Spirit.
    Wendy has been working with voices for over twenty years and as a founding member of the SLS organization helped create a training program that now includes over 200 teachers around the world. Wendy’s focus is the road from technique to style, effort to authenticity.

    As a songwriter, her song Dreams on Fire produced and co-written by AR Rahman is featured on the Grammy and Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack.

    Wendy has been performed and worked with Patti La Belle, Bette Midler, AR Rahman, Paula Abdul, director George C. Wolfe., written and recorded for AR Rahman, Dance Dance Revolution, Kangaroo Kids, Hipnotribe, Derek and the Darlings, Rhythm DB and most recently released a live EP in an Americana, Alt. Country style available on iTunes. Wendy’s love of culture and her skills as a musician make her versatile in both her artistry and teaching.

    She is able to balance a voice in minutes and teach the artist the skills to maintain great vocal consistency and build strength which leads to the greater ability to style. Wendy provides the tools artists need to stay healthy and consistent in a demanding touring, performing and recording schedule. Managers, producers and record labels count on Wendy to provide the support their artists need.

    As a vocal producer working side by side with the artist’s musical producer, Wendy provides the trust, tools and support they need in the studio to create a great performance.

    Her clients include platinum selling artist Nancy Sinatra, Regina Spektor, Matt White, Nicole Atkins, Suzie Q (India), Leehom Wang (Asia), Rain (K-Pop), Mandy Gonzales (Wicked and In the Heights, B’Way), Mark Griffin, 2AM Club, Jaswinder Singh and actors Ann Cusack, Cyd Charisse and Brittany Murphy. Wendy has been an instructor of voice at UCLA, Lab School NYC, and has led Master classes in technique and performance worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Poland, Liverpool, and the UK.

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    Dan Wilson

    Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. He is both a solo artist and the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the hits "Closing Time" and "Secret Smile". He was also a member of the psychedelic folk-jam band Trip Shakespeare through the early 90s. . Wilson is well known as a songwriting collaborator and producer, having worked with Adele, the Dixie Chicks, Nas, Pink, Josh Groban, Taylor Swift, and many others. Wilson contributed three songs to the Adele album, 21, including the hit "Someone Like You," which he also produced. Dan took home a Grammy for Album of the Year for his contributions to 21. Wilson co-wrote six songs on the Dixie Chicks’ award-winning album Taking the Long Way, including "Not Ready to Make Nice," which earned Wilson a Grammy for Song of the Year.

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    Rachael Lawrence

    ne of Los Angeles' most relied-upon voice coaches, Rachael Lawrence has been teaching voice and musicianship skills to a multitude of artists for over a decade. Dedicated to fulfilling each client's specific needs, Rachael is known for shaping and customizing each session to help artists realize their true potential. Her work in the entertainment industry spans coaching for Broadway shows, TV, film and recording artists. Her sessions encompass more than standard voice "adjusting." Rachael offers services that range from vocal technique to music theory, songwriting and piano playing. Moreover, the atmosphere at her studio is fun, professional, and always positive. Her mission is for all of her clients to feel confident in their craft and well equipped to achieve their successes in the entertainment industry. Rachael is also a published singer and songwriter for film and television.

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    Camp Counselor Ian Crombie

    Ian has been an integral part of the growth of West Coast Songwriters since 1988. With his leadership WCS has grown toone of the most active songwriter associations in the United States with over twenty events per month up and down the West Coast. In 2008 Music Connection Magazine named Crombie as one of the Top 50 Innovators, Iconoclasts, Groundbreakers and Guiding Lights of the year.

    Ian has built a strong community of musicians, songwriters, producers and song pluggers who continue to work together in an informal, creative and unique style which includes song competitions, workshops, seminars and the yearly highlight, WCS’s “Up Close and Personal” Annual Music Conference.

    Crombie has served a number of years on the Board of the Recording Academy and is part of the Grammy Education Committee. He has taught songwriting from elementary to college level, helping students to collect their ideas and turn them into meaningful songs.

    Ian is also an accomplished songwriter. He made his first record in 1967, in Birmingham England (when 4 track machines were king). He toured the UK with various bands and performed in the San Francisco Bay Area before taking on the position at West Coast Songwriters. His songs have been placed in TV and Film, including songs on ITV in England, Touched by an Angel, Promised Land, Interface, General Hospital, Powder Park, Access Hollywood and Another World. In addition, Ian produced and licensed music for the Oscar winning film As Good As It Gets.

    Additionally, Ian has co-produced a number of acts including D’Viniti, an Oakland based rap group. Ian sang and played guitar in The Nudge Club-San Francisco Bay Area, Sticky Fingers-Birmingham, UK. Among his CD releases are Tea & Crumpet and songs for the Kids Rock record.

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    Kathy Deitch

    KATHY DEITCH most recently played Catherine/Senator Martin in the LA cast of Silence! The Musical & made her LA acting debut at the Hollywood Bowl in RENT directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Broadway: WICKED (original company), FOOTLOOSE (original Urleen); HAIR at both City Center’s Encores! and European Tour (Crissy). She’s had the pleasure of working with Oliver Platt on THE BIG C and opposite Eric Stonestreet in the thriller LOFT. Online, you can see her in Project:Phoenix and her blog COOL GIRL IS DEAD, which has been presented as a solo-performance reading in both NY & LA.

    She has brought her Audition Boot Camp to students of all ages across the country including Wagner College, UCLA, Pace University, University of Hartford and has been a special guest at the School of Rock and Stella Adler Conservatory, both in NYC & LA. She was a teaching artist for the Queens Theatre in the Park CASA program and helped develop the Educational Outreach Program for Broadway Inspirational Voices, founded by Michael McElroy.

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    camp counselor Carrie Haber

    Carrie Haber is a singer/songwriter/pianist from Malta who currently resides in London. In 2009 she was awarded Best Songwriter and Best Female Artist at the Malta Music Awards.

    Before moving to London Carrie made a name for herself in Malta and performed at many prestigious events such as a Bob Geldof concert, a Sting after party, a festival headlined by Bob Sinclar and Malta’s most popular events in theatres, TV and radio. Her ambition however lead her to London where she performed at festivals as well as events which featured artists such as The Feeling, Bob Dylan and Newton Faulkner and an up close and personal private performance for the one and only Annie Lenox who requested to see Carrie at her private studio.

    Carrie is also establishing a name for herself as a songwriter and a songwriting coach. She is currently working with several artists and producers (including grammy awarded Steve Orchard) on various projects. In Malta she is known for the Nescafe jingle she wrote 4 years ago which is still being played on Maltese radios today.

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Instructors and Staff

More instructors will be announced soon. Check back for updates.

    Shane Adams

    Shane Adams is president of Artist Accelerator, a music production studio and artist development company. He recently celebrated his 10th year as a songwriting and lyric writing f for Berklee College of Music.

    As a music publisher, administrator, and studio design consultant, Shane has worked for/with Brad Paisley, John Prine, Lyle Love, and many other award winning artists, writers, and companies including HBO, Country Music Hall of Fame, Sony, and others.

    Shane was named Chowan University’s 2013 Music Industry Person of the Year and was honored in 2005 with the prestigious Hallman Award from the Tennessee Songwriter’s Association for his outstanding contributions to the songwriting community.

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    Shane Adams : Classes

    Secrets of the Most Memorable Chorus You Will Ever Write

    - Utilize the most popular chorus forms used in traditional and modern hit songwriting

    Say What You Want to Say: The Untapped Goldmine of Alternative Rhymes

    - Permanently eliminate rhyme cliches from your life forever

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    John Henny

    John Henny is regarded as a true Teacher of Teachers. He has taught vocal technique to voice teachers all over the globe.

    John has been a teacher and lecturer at USC, Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of the Arts and The Academy of Contemporary Music in England.

    As a writer John served as vocal expert and columnist for Backstage Magazine, contributing articles on vocal technique and health.

    John’s students have starred in Broadway and touring productions of Jersey Boys. Miss Saigon, Godspell, Les Miz, Movin’ Out, Avenue Q and more.

    John’s students have had starring roles on Desperate Housewives, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, Glee and have been finalists on American Idol and The X Factor.

    Student’s have been signed to Interscope, Warner Brothers, RCA, Universal, to name just a few.

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    John Henny: Classes

    VIP TRAINING: Practical Vocal Science for the Voice Teacher

    Learn the basics of vocal cord function and anatomy. Discover the science of vocal bridges and how to use the concepts of formants and harmonics to better balance students voices.

    VIP TRAINING: Creating Educational Content

    Learn how to quickly and easily create educational content on your computer. You can develop products that will earn you money away from the teaching studio.

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    Dean Kaelin

    Dean Kaelin is the president of IVTOM (the International Voice Teachers of Mix) and a Certified Master Teacher. He is a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, arranger and teacher and has been teaching voice for almost 30 years. His students have been Star Search Winners, American Idol finalists, and have performed on Broadway, signed major record deals and performed at every major Theme Park in the U.S. He has performed with Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Peter Gallagher, Leslie Ann Warren and many others. He has opened for George Strait, Dave Matthews, Train, the Goo Goo Dolls, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and was a featured performer at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

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    Robert "RAab" Stevenson

    Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach and artist developer, who has worked with some of the most famous voices and producers heard on the radio today (Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys to name a few). RAab is the lead background vocalist and background vocal arranger, as well as vocal coach at Justin Timberlake’s annual “Justin and friends” concert. RAab has worked on NBC’s television show “The Voice”, UK version of “X Factor” and is currently vocal coaching Rihanna, preparing her for her upcoming “Diamonds” world tour.

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    Robert "RAab" Stevenson : Classes

    Vocal Styling Workshop

    This workshop will be an approach to singing where you will explore new stylistic avenues and learn how to make any song your own. Here you will break down songs, study and learn how the artist approached it and then restructure the song specifically tailored to YOUR voice and unique style.

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    Thomas Chock

    Thomas has been a success coach and group facilitator for over 10 years, helping individuals leverage strengths to achieve their goals and helping people find motivation to work towards excellence. He has coached people from all walks of life, from performing artists looking to gain an edge through better self-understanding, to business professionals looking to increase revenue, to people just looking to improve relationships with their loved ones. He combines his educational/professional background (MBA in Organizational Behavior, Certified Axiometric Analyst) with the “aloha spirit” to lead his clients to positive, practical solutions. He received 100% positive feedback from attendees of a recent class he taught for aspiring musicians; he hopes to do the same for the VocalizeU 2013 Winter Retreat.

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    Thomas Chock : Classes

    Success Thru Self-Understanding: Discovering your unique decision-making skills and how to leverage them towards your personal development as an artist.

    Who would benefit from this class?

    If you:

    -think you may have hidden strengths but don’t know how to find or use them,
    -wonder how to stop from running into the same obstacles again and again,
    -could use some insight into unlocking your unique creative genius,
    -feel like you’re constantly getting ready to get ready to ready to get ready...,
    -have a hard time letting go of perfectionism long enough to just sing/write/perform,
    -or think you already know everything you need to know about yourself to succeed,

    you may want to take this class.

    What you can walk away from my class with?

    -better insight into your unique decision-making skills and what makes you, YOU
    -better empathy for your fellow artists who are as unique as you are
    -a strategic plan unique to YOU that be implemented right away to leverage your strengths in your pursuit of success and happiness.

    So go online now to take the assessment (see registration information) and come ready to learn!"

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    Line Hilton

    Line has been involved in music as an instrumentalist and singer for 30 years and has clocked up over 15 years of experience teaching singing in the UK, Australia and USA. This includes teaching individuals, groups, master classes, private music schools, university level lecturing and Summer vocal programs.

    After leaving school Line trained as a registered nurse, but it soon became evident that music had a much stronger hold and Line eventually decided to follow her passion - music and singing, gaining a B. Mus Education (Jazz) from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowen University.

    As a vocalist Line has performed in Australia, UK and USA with her own quartets, trios and duos and as a featured soloist, in jazz big bands. Whilst her main style has been jazz, Line has also sung light classical, musical theatre, and pop. Line considers herself to have been incredibly fortunate to have studied with some of the greatest jazz singers, musicians and educators in the jazz world including Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Kurt Elling, Billy Taylor, John Dankworth, and Cleo Lane.

    The main focus of Line’s teaching is on voice and performance with a special interest in performance medicine and singing teacher training. She loves helping singers and singing teachers develop the right technique, skills and mindset they need to fulfil their potential. As head of vocals at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford (2008-11) Line was able to gain experience in working with contemporary singers and developing a contemporary vocal curriculum that incorporated good vocal technique, musicianship, style and performance skill across courses that range from diploma to Degree levels. After leaving ACM Line founded Shed Light Events, providing inspired learning events for singers in the form of workshops, masterclasses and forums as well as online information and a regular podcast interviewing singers and music industry members on the work and art of singing.

    Line is currently undertaking a MSc in Performing Arts Medicine (think Sports Medicine for performers) at the University College of London (UCL). This course is the first of it's kind helping to establish that performers are athletes in their own right and need to be treated as such. Line regularly attends voice and allied health clinics to ensure she is up to date with current vocal medical issues and treatments and so she can confidently advise on medical problems relating to singing and refer singers in the right direction should they require further medical investigations.

    Line's list of clients includes signed artists, professionals from Gospel, R&B, Rock, Pop, Jazz, World and Musical Theatre as well as non-professionals who just want to feel confident singing as a hobby.

    www.linehilton.com

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    "This is one I wrote about..."

    So you've written your songs, now it's time to let others hear them! Do I hear "help!"?

    It's not enough to just get up and sing your songs, they need to be "performed". If you want to make sure the audience gets your message and feels your pain/love/anger/wonder etc you will need to do some prep and consider the performance perspective.

    Find out how to deliver your message clearly, give an authentic and heartfelt performance and leave your audience with the feeling they have been taken on a journey through your songs.

    This is a performance oriented workshop, participants will be expected to analyse and perform all, or extracts, of their songs. Bring accompaniment or you can sing a cappella.

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    Brandon Brophy

    Having worked with high-profile award winning vocal artists, Brandon has taught singing internationally developing a professional reputation for quickly powering up the vocal abilities of singers across every musical genre. With 20 years of voice training experience and working throughout the music industry, he is Director of Brandon Brophy Vocal Studios (BBVS.ca) and co-founder and Co-Director of Education for Vocology In Practice (VIP), a voice teacher authorizing company based out of Hollywood.

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    VIP TRAINING: Teacher Training Series: Helping your students find The Singer's Instinct.

    The Singer's Instinct Series: Activating the 4 impulses that unleash the power of singing

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    Michael Aczon

    San Francisco Bay Area based Michael A. Aczon has practiced entertainment law and personally managed clients since the early 1980s. In his three decades of practicing law, Michael has represented a variety of clients in virtually every musical genre from unknown emerging artists to multi-platinum selling artists and writers. Michael has been described in the press as “bright, funny and supremely knowledgeable. He possesses that too rare ability to distill complicated issues of entertainment law and convey them in a clear, storyteller language we all can understand.” Michael authored the popular book “The Musician’s Legal Companion” and has been a columnist for Guitar Player Magazine and Electronic Musician Magazine. He teaches music business courses at two Northern California colleges and entertainment law at JFK University School of Law. He subscribes to the mantra “Just be you first and share that with conviction; the rest of the parade will follow your lead if you stay true to you.”

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    Your Creative Career Contract

    Artists of all levels are far too concerned with the contracts that they are seeking to enter into with other people or companies during their careers without first making clear commitments to themselves. This workshop explores the inner voices of talent, intent, desire, experience, and purpose that attendees bring with them to the Winter Intensive, using a series of exercises to reveal the individual commitments that each artist is willing to make toward their own careers. Using those commitments, the attendees will then – with the guidance of an entertainment lawyer with three decades of negotiating and drafting agreements – draft and sign their contracts to themselves and their artistry.

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    Richard Parkinson

    Rich Parkinson first sang on stage at the age of 5 for a crowd of nearly 2,000. Some laughed... some cried... everyone enjoyed. Since that day, he has been very busy entertaining all over the world. As a musician, he has performed across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

    He is now an award winning producer / songwriter / film composer who has worked in the music industry for 20+ years. His extensive client list includes Sony/Jive, FOX, NBC, BYU Athletics, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the LDS Church as well as many, many others. He owns and operates his own production company, publishing company, and studio in Utah where you will find him completely drowning himself in music, occasionally coming up for air. He is currently developing 15 up and coming artists through a team concept that he has created.

    At almost any hour of the day, he is either writing a song, arranging a song, composing for film, or helping another talented artist / songwriter produce their next album or demo. He has been serving as the Nashville Songwriters Association International - Utah Chapter Coordinator since 2008. He teaches "Songwriting 101" and hosts "Hit Songwriters" weekly. He also teaches private songwriting lessons and hosts the weekly Open Mic at Pat's BBQ in SLC, UT, which was recently featured on "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives".

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    Daniel Hayes

    BEST KNOWN FOR
    Daniel Hayes founded SING INC, Northern California’s premier singing and performance instruction studio, in 2006. Under his guidance, SING INC grew three fold despite an economic recession and pioneered the next generation of vocal instruction studios in the performance arts industry with innovations such as: ALL-Access, an online practice system that enables SING INC members to use a level-based singing and performance learning tool to track their progress and connect with other SING INC singers and performers.

    SYNOPSIS
    Hayes began his vocal coaching career in 2004 after a successful career as a touring singer. Because of his innate ability to understand a singer’s voice and how to teach proven vocal techniques in a communication style apropos for each student, he quickly became the “go to” vocal coach in Northern California for singers and fellow vocal coaches alike. As an expert vocal coach Hayes has lectured, along side other world renowned vocal coaches, on how to develop vocal and performance techniques, songwriting skills, and artistic inspiration, at several prestigious music industry events such as the VocalizeU Artist Intensive and West Coast Songwriters conferences. His success at dictating the evolution of singing and performance instruction studios has made him a sought after mentor for fellow studio owners and a panel moderator for music industry events such as the Content Creation & Distribution (CCD) Expo.

    Although based in Sacramento, Hayes has worked with contestants and finalists on American Idol, X-Factor, The Voice and The Next. Members of his studio, SING INC, have performed for Disney Entertainment and opened for touring American Idols and X Factor sensation Cher Lloyd.

    Committed to promoting and teaching singing to commercial artists, aspiring artists and casual singers alike, Hayes has reached into the community to provide and teach public workshops for local schools, theaters, churches and donates studio resources to area concerts and festivals to ensure that the music and singing community thrives in Northern California.

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    Start, Expand or Sell? That is the question.

    Is now the time to build your own studio, expand your existing space or are you positioned to sell? Or do you need to knowhow to start or expand your studio? In this session, you'll learn what is required to identify the right transition for you and how to make that transition happen.

    Business Wellness: How to successfully build your studio.

    Do you eventually want to create studio that "runs itself," keeps your singers engaged and is worth something at the end of the road? You can have it, as long as you are aware of the road map and the detailed "steps to success". Find out the Top 10 mistakes new and old studio owners make and how to fix them. And learn new ideas on: branding, class plans, customer service, extra curricula offerings, marketing, studio finances, and develop a healthy new mindset to spread among your staff and students!

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    Meredith Pegula

    Meredith Pegula MA Psychology has created a method called Radical Creative Transformation (RCT) with various courses developed to enhance creative enlightenment for professional and aspiring artists seeking to enliven connection and vibrancy in their work as creative beings. Cultivating a life-long journey of healing practices, Meredith has created a series of techniques for mastering connection to this poweful creative energy. Practices influenced by Eastern traditions, Native American wisdom, Shamanism and Mindfulness serve as the time honored foundations of RCT.

    Meredith Pegula has been a specialist and coach in peak performance techniques applied to creative professionals and aspiring artists for over 15 years. Meredith is a professional vocalist, songwriter, vocal coach and is on the board of the Leadership Council for council in schools for The Ojai Foundation. She is a recipient of New York University's Founders Day Scholar Award and a finalist for The Music Center's Spotlight Award. Meredith lives in Southern California with her husband and three vibrant, creative children.

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    The Artists Journey

    These series of master courses are designed to cultivate a working knowledge of specific techniques to align the artist with their creative center, define artistic goals and unleash blocks while mastering control of anxiety. Utilizing a combination of tried and true practices of creative visualization, guided imagery and mindfulness, students will begin a transformational process to connect fully to their creative flow, unleash blocked energy and honor their inner artist.

    Radical Creative Transformation series

    Part 1: Awakening Creative Flow-

    This master course is designed to inspire and enliven artists' connection to their creative center. Using creative visualization, guided imagery, and journaling, artists will begin to awaken their immense creative power to manifest their artistic goals. Be prepared to experience a transformational connection to the highest part of yourself as you learn tools to access the abundant flow available to you in your creative process of self discovery and mastery.

    Radical Creative Transformation Part 2:
    Defining the Path

    This course provides the artist with necessary tools to create specific goals with clarity, focus and confidence. Defining the path of the journey is fundamental in the process of manifesting our creative and professional goals. Students will explore this path with exercises designed to foster imagination, passion and commitment to taking massive action to accomplish these goals. By creating a specific map with limitless possibility,, artists will radically enliven their self- confidence, focus and joy.

    Radical Creative Transformation Part 3:
    Unleashing Creative Blocks / Managing anxiety

    Recognition of our creative blocks is an important step in our journey towards personal and professional success. Anxiety all too often paralyzes us along this path. This course provides the artist with tools to identify and challenge the specific beliefs, fears and judgments and get in the way of manifesting artistic expression and achievement. Students will begin to learn how to break through this thought patterning, and create productive, effective mental conditioning to support their goals on their artistic journey. By recognizing, questioning and shifting old thought patterns, the artist will begin to open new possibility, vitality and trust in the creative and professional process.

    Radical Creative Transformation Part 4:
    Creating a Sacred Space in Creative Process, Auditions and Performance

    This course provides artists with techniques to create a sacred space during preparation, auditions and performance. Artists will learn specific exercises to create an inner sanctuary which may be readily accessed for these high pressured experiences Delving into their creative spirit, artists will have an opportunity to express their talents effectively with confidence and ease. By focusing our mind and relaxing our body the artist may achieve their peak performance potential. Artists will begin to experience increased self trust and enjoyment as they tap into this union with sacred creative flow.

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    Robin DeHaas

    Born and raised in Switzerland, Robin De Haas has received many prizes in his singing and academic studies. He pursued a grant as soon as he started his professionnal singing studies and studied with many teachers in Europe and the U.S.A, such as Kurt Widmer, Anne Ramoni and David Jones. Attracted by pedagogy, he pursued the Diploma of Teaching Singing at The Conservatory of Music of Lausanne, Switzerland, which was completed with an award for his diploma work, “Lyrical Singing and Modern Singing, Two Worlds That Are Completely Opposed?”

    It was in the pursuit of research to find models of methodology and pedagogy that he met Lynn Martin, a professor of Breathing Coordination and Functional Anatomy at New York University, and Spencer Welch, a voice teacher specialized in vocal technique for contemporary styles.

    These meetings began a fruitful collaboration, the goal of which is to release accessory tensions and to realize vocal and artistic potential. Since then, Robin was invited by Ms. Martin to assist her in the Master Class she gave at Sarah Lawrence College, one of the most prestigious arts schools in the United States and to work for some of the most important organizations such as the United Nations for instance.

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    Introduction to Breathing Coordination (BC) for singing teachers

    The quality of respiration influences the quality of life and the possibilities of personal performance. Whether one is in good health or not, oneʼs manner of breathing is a key to better life. While observing the respiratory problems of many people, Carl Stough elaborated the principles of what he called “Breathing Coordination.” He established a way of developing the simultaneous and optimal function of all the various muscles involved in respiration.

    The goal of his work is to amplify and harmonize the movement of the diaphragm to restore respiratory function in its entirety. This work influences not only the functional state of the respiratory system, but also that of the entire person, by encouraging the possibility of increasing oxygen delivery to the body.

    This approach brought about improvement, beyond what had been thought possible, in pulmonary illnesses in large American military hospitals. This technique was used by the American track and field athletes who participated in the 1968 Olympics at high altitude in Mexico City. Finally, this method has been used as a guide in matters of respiration and supporting techniques for musicians, actors, lecturers, businessmen and singers in all areas, as well as for many soloists of the Metropolitan Opera.

    Lynn Martin, teacher at new York University, has developed and enriched Stough’s work and trained Robin De Haas to this approach. This has caused Robin to have a partnership with the largest hospital in his area that send him singers with damaged voices. Because of this work, Robin is also a vocal consultant for numerous singers, CEO’s, UN high profiles and public speakers of all kind.
    Synopsis

    Class 1 Introduction to the Method

    Introduction - effective breath management for singing, acting, speaking, living your music, quotes and thoughts
    Links between vocal practice, music practice, life and breathing (flow, stage fright, endurance, health, case studies including singers, musicians, sick people)
    History of the method
    Anatomy behind the work - what we are ideally looking for when performing and in developing a long term breathing pattern
    Suggested methodology examples and links to breathing
    Basic exercises to practice for most common mistakes
    Volunteer work with an instrument or voice
    Questions
    Class 2 BC tools for voice teachers

    - Ideal state of the Breathing mechanism, what are we looking for
    - Assessment - how to identify when your student has a BC related issue
    - Case studies - voice students and BC solutions
    - Most common BC related issues and their solutions
    - Practical BC exercises that you can easily do
    - Possible links with scales and application to songs
    - When is a BC practitioner useful
    - Questions

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    Dave Stroud
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    Developing and artist identity

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    Denosh Bennett

    http://denoshmusic.tumblr.com/

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    The Art of Vocals and Performance -3 part class

    These intuitive and interactive sessions will show you how to become your best performer whether on stage, on the road, or in the studio. Implemented into a 3 part series, you’ll learn how to prepare for your gig, develop your voice, maintain vocal health and stability and use your body to get ready for your show. You’ll also learn how to work the stage so that it complements and relates to your individual vocal performance and audience, and have an opportunity to perform and test your knowledge in a simulated performance experience. No matter what kind of artist you are, you can own the stage!

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    Byron Booker

    Chairman
    Recording Artists Guild, LLC.
    February 2009 – Present (4 years 1 month)
    The Recording Artists Guild is an association of recording artists in the USA and Canada. RAG works to enhance and improve the careers of recording artists by providing business tools, legal assistance, important discounts, promoting the fair wages for recording artists, legislative action for artists, education to all recording artists about changes happening in the industry, health and welfare for recording artists and providing tools that can help increase earnings and further the careers of recording artists.

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    General Session #5- Music Supervision

    Learn how to place your music in film and T.V. - Panel discussion.

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    Lori Miller
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    Morning Yoga

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    Joey Carbone

    Joey Carbone is a multi-award-winning music producer, composer, arranger and keyboardist who has performed live, for television, film and in the recording industry.

    He has also been to Japan over 100 times and has composed and produced over 1000 songs for top Japanese recording artists, TV themes, movies and TV commercials. Except for the songs of the Beatles, Joey's songs have been recorded by more Japanese artists than any other foreign composer.

    Joey Carbone was the musical director and theme composer for 10 years on the TV talent show "Star Search" where he produced the music for future super-stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Destiny's Child, Alanis Morrisette, Justin Timberlake and Usher.

    His many awards include :
    • 10 Platinum and 47 Gold records
    • ACE Award (best original song)
    • BMI Television Composition Award
    • RIAA Platinum Video Award
    • 2 ITA Platinum Awards
    • Tokyo Music Festival Grand Prize
    • Tokyo Music Festival Best Arranger Award
    • 2 Tokyo Music Festival Silver Prizes
    • Tokyo Music Festival Best Composer Award
    • 2 BMI “Most Performed Song“ Awards

    He has taught music business classes and given lectures on the music business and songwriting at various music academys and colleges in America and Japan.
    He has served as special advisor and consultant for Toho Music College in Japan.
    He is currently serving as international advisor to Tokyo School of Music and teaching a class on the music business at Los Angeles Music Academy.

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    Wendy Parr

    Wendy has always believed in the authenticity of the spirit and her job as both a teacher and artist is to express The Artist’s Spirit.
    Wendy has been working with voices for over twenty years and as a founding member of the SLS organization helped create a training program that now includes over 200 teachers around the world. Wendy’s focus is the road from technique to style, effort to authenticity.

    As a songwriter, her song Dreams on Fire produced and co-written by AR Rahman is featured on the Grammy and Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack.

    Wendy has been performed and worked with Patti La Belle, Bette Midler, AR Rahman, Paula Abdul, director George C. Wolfe., written and recorded for AR Rahman, Dance Dance Revolution, Kangaroo Kids, Hipnotribe, Derek and the Darlings, Rhythm DB and most recently released a live EP in an Americana, Alt. Country style available on iTunes. Wendy’s love of culture and her skills as a musician make her versatile in both her artistry and teaching.

    She is able to balance a voice in minutes and teach the artist the skills to maintain great vocal consistency and build strength which leads to the greater ability to style. Wendy provides the tools artists need to stay healthy and consistent in a demanding touring, performing and recording schedule. Managers, producers and record labels count on Wendy to provide the support their artists need.

    As a vocal producer working side by side with the artist’s musical producer, Wendy provides the trust, tools and support they need in the studio to create a great performance.

    Her clients include platinum selling artist Nancy Sinatra, Regina Spektor, Matt White, Nicole Atkins, Suzie Q (India), Leehom Wang (Asia), Rain (K-Pop), Mandy Gonzales (Wicked and In the Heights, B’Way), Mark Griffin, 2AM Club, Jaswinder Singh and actors Ann Cusack, Cyd Charisse and Brittany Murphy. Wendy has been an instructor of voice at UCLA, Lab School NYC, and has led Master classes in technique and performance worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Poland, Liverpool, and the UK.

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    VIP TRAINING:

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    Rachael Lawrence

    ne of Los Angeles' most relied-upon voice coaches, Rachael Lawrence has been teaching voice and musicianship skills to a multitude of artists for over a decade. Dedicated to fulfilling each client's specific needs, Rachael is known for shaping and customizing each session to help artists realize their true potential. Her work in the entertainment industry spans coaching for Broadway shows, TV, film and recording artists. Her sessions encompass more than standard voice "adjusting." Rachael offers services that range from vocal technique to music theory, songwriting and piano playing. Moreover, the atmosphere at her studio is fun, professional, and always positive. Her mission is for all of her clients to feel confident in their craft and well equipped to achieve their successes in the entertainment industry. Rachael is also a published singer and songwriter for film and television.

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    VIP TRAINING:

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    Camp Counselor Ian Crombie
  • Camp Counselor Ian Crombie

    Ian has been an integral part of the growth of West Coast Songwriters since 1988. With his leadership WCS has grown toone of the most active songwriter associations in the United States with over twenty events per month up and down the West Coast. In 2008 Music Connection Magazine named Crombie as one of the Top 50 Innovators, Iconoclasts, Groundbreakers and Guiding Lights of the year.

    Ian has built a strong community of musicians, songwriters, producers and song pluggers who continue to work together in an informal, creative and unique style which includes song competitions, workshops, seminars and the yearly highlight, WCS’s “Up Close and Personal” Annual Music Conference.

    Crombie has served a number of years on the Board of the Recording Academy and is part of the Grammy Education Committee. He has taught songwriting from elementary to college level, helping students to collect their ideas and turn them into meaningful songs.

    Ian is also an accomplished songwriter. He made his first record in 1967, in Birmingham England (when 4 track machines were king). He toured the UK with various bands and performed in the San Francisco Bay Area before taking on the position at West Coast Songwriters. His songs have been placed in TV and Film, including songs on ITV in England, Touched by an Angel, Promised Land, Interface, General Hospital, Powder Park, Access Hollywood and Another World. In addition, Ian produced and licensed music for the Oscar winning film As Good As It Gets.

    Additionally, Ian has co-produced a number of acts including D’Viniti, an Oakland based rap group. Ian sang and played guitar in The Nudge Club-San Francisco Bay Area, Sticky Fingers-Birmingham, UK. Among his CD releases are Tea & Crumpet and songs for the Kids Rock record.

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    Kathy Deitch

    KATHY DEITCH most recently played Catherine/Senator Martin in the LA cast of Silence! The Musical & made her LA acting debut at the Hollywood Bowl in RENT directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Broadway: WICKED (original company), FOOTLOOSE (original Urleen); HAIR at both City Center’s Encores! and European Tour (Crissy). She’s had the pleasure of working with Oliver Platt on THE BIG C and opposite Eric Stonestreet in the thriller LOFT. Online, you can see her in Project:Phoenix and her blog COOL GIRL IS DEAD, which has been presented as a solo-performance reading in both NY & LA.

    She has brought her Audition Boot Camp to students of all ages across the country including Wagner College, UCLA, Pace University, University of Hartford and has been a special guest at the School of Rock and Stella Adler Conservatory, both in NYC & LA. She was a teaching artist for the Queens Theatre in the Park CASA program and helped develop the Educational Outreach Program for Broadway Inspirational Voices, founded by Michael McElroy.

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    Knowing, loving, and living your point of view.

    KATHY DEITCH most recently played Catherine/Senator Martin in the LA cast of Silence! The Musical & made her LA acting debut at the Hollywood Bowl in RENT directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Broadway: WICKED (original company), FOOTLOOSE (original Urleen); HAIR at both City Center’s Encores! and European Tour (Crissy). She’s had the pleasure of working with Oliver Platt on THE BIG C and opposite Eric Stonestreet in the thriller LOFT. Online, you can see her in Project:Phoenix and her blog COOL GIRL IS DEAD, which has been presented as a solo-performance reading in both NY & LA.

    She has brought her Audition Boot Camp to students of all ages across the country including Wagner College, UCLA, Pace University, University of Hartford and has been a special guest at the School of Rock and Stella Adler Conservatory, both in NYC & LA. She was a teaching artist for the Queens Theatre in the Park CASA program and helped develop the Educational Outreach Program for Broadway Inspirational Voices, founded by Michael McElroy.

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    camp counselor John-Mark Seltzer
  • camp counselor John-Mark Seltzer
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    camp counselor Carrie Haber
  • camp counselor Carrie Haber

    Carrie Haber is a singer/songwriter/pianist from Malta who currently resides in London. In 2009 she was awarded Best Songwriter and Best Female Artist at the Malta Music Awards.

    Before moving to London Carrie made a name for herself in Malta and performed at many prestigious events such as a Bob Geldof concert, a Sting after party, a festival headlined by Bob Sinclar and Malta’s most popular events in theatres, TV and radio. Her ambition however lead her to London where she performed at festivals as well as events which featured artists such as The Feeling, Bob Dylan and Newton Faulkner and an up close and personal private performance for the one and only Annie Lenox who requested to see Carrie at her private studio.

    Carrie is also establishing a name for herself as a songwriter and a songwriting coach. She is currently working with several artists and producers (including grammy awarded Steve Orchard) on various projects. In Malta she is known for the Nescafe jingle she wrote 4 years ago which is still being played on Maltese radios today.

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