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    DISCOVER YOUR VOICE WithDanielle Amedeo

    Hello! I'm so excited you're here. You see, you have a beautiful singing voice that's waiting to be discovered. I'm Danielle, and I help students of all ages and experience levels learn to sing, build confidence as a performer and develop a greater ease of personal expression

    Contact Me for Lessons

Hello! I'm so excited you're here. You see, you have a beautiful singing voice that's waiting to be discovered. I'm Danielle, and I help students of all ages and experience levels learn to sing, build confidence as a performer and develop a greater ease of personal expression

Contact Me for Lessons

Blog

Why does my voice have a “break”?

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by developer

Two current students of mine are working on smoothing out their breaks and have asked what’s actually happening there. Really simply, there are two different sets of muscles that act on the vocal chords, determining pitch. When your voice “breaks” one set is stopping short and the other takes over.   Ideally, these muscles should Read More…

Singing When You’re Sick: To Dos and Not To Dos

Posted on August 4th, 2015 by danielle-amedeo

Question of the day: How do I practice when I don’t feel well? This question comes up often with my students. The simple answer is, go slowly, and be prepared to stop if it doesn’t feel good. Yes, sometimes no practicing is the better option. You have to take into account why you’re singing, how Read More…

From Tom Waits to Chet Baker: Ethan Hawke’s Voice Transformation for “Born to be Blue” (1)

Posted on June 15th, 2015 by danielle-amedeo

Working with Ethan Hawke was an exciting challenge. He came to me with about a month to prepare for his role as Chet Baker, the smoothest tenor voice in the history of jazz. (He was also a famed trumpeter, FYI.) On our first consultation, Ethan said that he had always loved music, but never had Read More…

WHAT I DO

I work with multiple singing techniques and genres of music to address each of my student’s individual goals. With my help, rock musicians hit high notes and classical singers belt out R&B tunes. Our lessons will be challenging, rewarding and fun. Together, we’ll work on:

  • sound quality
  • range and agility
  • pitch precision
  • healthy belting
  • Building confidence

 

The Method 

Our lessons will have three broad areas of focus:

  1. Discovering a unique and personal sound through playful vocal exploration.
    Influences: Chuck Jones, Arthur Lessac and Roy Hart.
  2. Developing concrete skills like range and agility with classic singing exercises.
    Influences bel canto and musical theater singing techniques
  3. Understanding how thinking and physicality play a necessary role in vocalization.
    Influences: the Alexander Technique, Neurodynamics, and acting training.

I also incorporate performance coaching, acting coaching and audition preparation when appropriate. For more information, take a look at my blog or send me an email

"Danielle has, quite honestly, changed my life--I came to her with no formal training... just barely a year later, I performed on stage with a band for the first time--with her helping me the whole way. She is a joy to work with and I am so lucky to have found her."  

Tamara DelRosso Actress & Singer, NYC More Testimonials

VOICE FOR ACTORS

Your voice, an instrument for expression

Every actor can harness the speaking voice to develop richer, more expressive characters. I’ll help you access a greater range of possibilities when making acting choices and take on singing roles with confidence. We’ll also look at how to project to the balcony every night when the spotlight’s on.

BEGINNERS WELCOME

Not a singer? Not a problem.

Trust me: Not all singers are born with it. Together, we’ll calm those nerves and develop a strong voice you can count on. Think you’re tone deaf? There’s hope for you yet! With practice, you’ll take on karaoke with confidence and form that band you’ve always dreamt of.

Danielle helped me to develop my singing and speaking voice, to explore and expand my range, and to learn more about my own vocal instrument. As a speech teacher, I employ her methods to this day and I frequently recommend her to my students. Her guidance has been invaluable.

Charley Leighton speech teacher, Atlantic Theatre Company More Testimonials

ABOUT ME

Currently on faculty teaching vocal technique at CAP 21 in Manhattan. I have 15 years of experience teaching jazz, musical theater, opera, rock, R&B, and more experimental genres of performance. I’ve performed rock, soul, funk, contemporary and classical music on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Hammerstein Ballroom and throughout NYC. I received a BFA in theater from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and am currently pursuing a teaching certification in Psychophysical Education and the Alexander Technique with the Dimon Institute. I’ve studied voice and acting at Playwrights Horizons, the Experimental Theater Wing and CAP 21 and have trained extensively with leading instructors in their field: Peggy Atkinson, Wendy Waterman, Jed Diamond, Beret Arcaya, Francis Keeping, Jonathan Hart Makwaia, Rebecca Poole, Richard Armstrong, and Theodore Dimon.

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