I work with artists of all skill levels, orientation and experience. My job as a voice teacher is to help you discover the truest, healthiest and most beautiful sound unique only to you. This is an investment in yourself, and, if you are a professional performer, your career. The benefits of voice lessons often go way beyond the teacher/student classroom whether or not you wish to pursue singing as a career choice.
Singing is a whole body sport. And, like a workout, you need to take care along the way to build your muscles at the pace that is best for your body: with consistent care, consistent time, patience and a goal in mind. The time needed to build your voice varies by individuals.
I recommend a minimum of six lessons (with consistent practice in between) before you see noticeable vocal growth and maturity.
When you sing with proper technique, breath support, placement and vowel/tongue alignment:
Free flowing, consistent breath support provides foundation of good vocal production, singing or speaking
Correct placement of voice allows for freedom to create dynamics and runs without hurtful force from throat
Bad habits go away that can impede vocal progress
You will be able to “play” with the voice , allowing for the shaping of beautiful passages
Communication/intention becomes clear
Objective of message occurs
More oxygen flow to your entire body and brain will occur
More flexibility of body from warm up vocal exercises
Culver is a performer who actually exhibits the very technique she teaches to her students. While singing, whether it be in a rehearsal or performance, Culver is constantly exemplifying the exact attributes of an extremely well-trained singer and the type of teacher that any singer would be fortunate enough to have. I have been blessed to have known Culver for the past few years, and I can attest that she, indeed, is a fine talent all-around. Her technique is solid, her teaching is clear and concise, and her attitude towards music is always highly professional. She is one-of-a-kind and an absolute joy to work with in all settings.
Emily Grace Righter, Mezzo Soprano
Culver is incredibly creative and professional. In addition to being a great teacher/director, she is also very talented. I have seen her perform many times! Highly recommended! Rated highly for professionalism, work quality, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.
Lyla Menkhaus – Instructor at Dance Academy, Clearwater FL.
Culver has helped me to improve the sustainability and consistency of my breathing, to develop the techniques needed for good singing, and to understand how the techniques I'm learning work together to produce a lovely and strong singing voice. I especially appreciate Culver's step-by-step approach to building a strong foundation. She not only tells me what I need to do, she shows me HOW. With Culver's patient instructing and coaching, I've improved far more than I had thought possible. I look forward to each lesson.
Gretchen C. - Student
Culver Casson is an amazing voice teacher and a joy to work with. I began weekly lessons with her 6 months before an important concert at Carnegie Hall and her lessons took me from hesitant choir member to confident performer. I’ve continued with Culver long after the concert because her “breathing lessons” not only improve my singing, but also improve my posture and overall well-being. Culver clearly explains and demonstrates the foundations of excellent singing technique. Her lessons are personalized for my needs. The exercises she suggests give me a clear path to develop my voice. She also shares professional “tips & tricks” for performing and for keeping my vocal chords healthy. With Culver’s experience and expertise, I’ve found the best voice instructor for me.
April C. - Student
Taking weekly lessons from Culver has been a great experience for my daughter who performs in a competitive drama high school program. My daughter lover her technical approach as well as learning a new way to “warm up”. She is always learning new music concepts that are easily applied when she is learning music.
Jennifer M. - Mother of High School Student
Culver Casson is a major professional in everything she does. I began my journey with her in Performing Arts 3 years ago and she has helped me expand hugely as an artist . We have worked on multiple musical/shows together and she teaches me something new in every interaction I have with her. She has directed me as an actor, singer, and in tech as well. Not only is she a great mentor, but I have seen her awesome performances as well. She rocks!
Paul M. - High School Student
My daughter was accepted to Gibb’s High School’s PCCA voice program after auditioning on February 3rd. Your instruction had a great influence on her confidence and vocal performance that allowed her to stand out and get accepted. The panel she auditioned for made note that she was the only candidate that presented the accompanist with a binder for her music like a professional, as just one example. Thank you for everything, Culver.
James G. - Father of Middle School Student
Voice lessons with Culver have improved my voice in so many different ways. I have a better sound an more breath support in everything I sing. She is an awesome teacher who has haled me come at different obstacles in many ways until I figured out what worked best for me. Overall I greatly appreciate everything she is teaching me and her as a person in whole.
Reese S. - Middle School student
55-minute voice lesson: $75.00
Package of six, 55-minute voice lessons: $420.00