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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (Music Production)
I'm Lucy, and I live in Austin, Texas. I moved here a few years ago to attend the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. My primary instrument is voice, although I do play both piano and guitar. I have had many years of vocal instruction, including that of opera star Ruth Ann Swenson (I love her, she's amazing!). I have extensive experience in music theory, as well as ear-training and sight-singing and like to incorporate some of this into vocal instruction -it's a great skill to learn. I have also studied the art of music production under Grammy-nominated producer, Gary Powell, as well as been part of his pop/jazz ensemble at UT, Ensemble 109.
In high school, I volunteered at my church as an assistant children's choir director and was a counselor at many of the summer camps held there. I've been in choir since 5th grade (yes, really) and at one point during my senior year I was in 6 different choirs, including The San Antonio Choral Society. I'm a bit of a choir nerd. But besides choir, singing has always been a big part of my life. I've sung in many bands over the years: in high school I sang in the band "Shadows at Sundown", performing on Great Day SA. My freshman year of college I sang in the band Edison Chair and performed at many places including Antone's, The Pecan Street Festival, and Veg Fest.
These days I am co-producing my EP, which I am currently recording at Ice Cream Factory Studios with my friend Matt Parmenter (Quiet Company). I have seen a great amount of talent here in Austin, especially from young kids and teens performing in bands, already performing big shows and opening for big acts. This talent is important, yes, but successful singers and songwriters greatly benefit from some amount of training and discipline.
As a voice teacher, I incorporate theory and ear-training, along with breathing techniques, correct posture, and exercises used to warm up vocal chords and loosen tension in the back and neck. I specialize in jazz, rock, and pop vocals although I do have experience in classical and opera.
As a songwriting tutor, I tailor to the students needs and creativity. We will discuss objectives such as genre, audience, purpose, and structure, as well as cultivating the type of artist you want to be.
In general, I believe teaching and learning should be educational, yet fun, and have an open and creative approach. I am never the teacher that dismisses a student or discourages them in any way, as I've experienced many voice teachers with this teaching style, of which I found to be quite ineffective. Figuring out "weaknesses" must be done with care and understanding, and careful instruction and practice to improve them.
I'd love to work with you! If you have any questions, be sure to contact me. I generally like to give instruction at the music department at St. Edward's University but I'm willing to travel anywhere in the Austin area (excluding Round Rock and Buda). I am willing to tutor students with all levels of experience- as long as they have a passion for music! Hi there!
I'm Lucy, and I live in Austin, Texas. I moved here a few years ago to attend the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. My primary instrument is voice, although I do play both … Read more
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