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Wendy Waller

Wendy Waller Voice Studio
Menlo Park and Mountain View, CA

Instrument: voice
Styles: Jazz, Musical Theater, Rock, Blues, Country, Pop

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Studio locations:

West Valley Music Store
262 Castro St,
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Bridgepoint Music Store
657 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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About Wendy


Wendy brings 25 years of professional experience as a performer, instructor and coach to her fun informative, voice lessons.
Wendy's credentials include training in classical, jazz studies,Third Stream Studies and World Music at U.C. Santa Barbara, New England Conservatory of Music, Hochschule für Musik in München, Germany, and San Jose State University.
Wendy’s teaching approach is rooted in classical technique and is focused on three basic elements: technique, ear training and creativity. She is extremely adept at teaching singers to relax and understand the mechanics of their vocal instrument.
In addition,Wendy has a keen understanding of multiple musical styles and knows how to help singers achieve the sound that they want. Wendy is also skilled at teaching improvisation for the jazz singer.
Wendy's professional singing career, and vocal instruction and coaching, reflects her vast eclectic musical background. She manages her own highly creative band, performing both original music as well as soulful blues, jazz and Americana.
Wendy has performed several leading roles in musical theater productions, and worked as a freelance vocalist in Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues and Country Western and Big Bands.
References available upon request. For resume and professional history please go to: www.wendywaller.com

Voice instruction includes:

Vocalise • Freeing the voice • Blending registers and eliminating thebreak • Proper jaw and tongue release • Breath support • Posture, vowel production • Diction and relaxation • An understanding of the keyboard • Tools to develop your own style • Performance skills • Audition skills • Professional etiquette • Microphone technique.


Vocal coaching for the advancedstudent or professional includes:
Song interpretation • Song selection • Diction • Preparation for professional auditions, musical
theater and bands • Microphone technique • Studio singing technique • Available for studio and stage coaching for individualartists. • Lessons and vocal coaching done with pre-recorded accompaniment or with the performer/student accompanying themselves.

Teaching experience


1985-present, Private Vocal Instructor, Northern California Jazz and assorted contemporary styles.2003-2009, Jazz For Singers Class (Adults), Community    School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California.2006-2008, Director/Instructor-School Of Rock (Summer Music Camp), Community School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California.     2006-2010, Instructor-American Idol (summer music camp), Community School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California.
2004-2007, Preschool music teacher ages 18 months to 4 years, Community School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California.
2004-2007, Music, ages 5-7 years, Community School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California.
2003-2007, Private Jazz Voice, Community School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California.
1988-1993, Private vocal instructor, Community School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California.
2003-2007, Music in the School teacher, grades K-2, Community School of Music and Art. Mountain View, California..
1987-1991,Teaching Assistant, Foothill Junior College, Los Altos, California.   
1988, Jazz Voice, Jazz Festival adjudicator. Foothill Junior College, Los Altos, California.   
1986–1990, Adjunct faculty, San Jose State University, Ear Training and Improvisation for Vocalists.
1986–1988,Adjunct faculty, U.C. Berkeley.Vocal performance: Jazz and other styles.
 

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