Carmichael Singing and CelloTeacher - JoAnn Ross 

916-285-5101 -  joann@like2sing.com

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Performing Can Seem Intimidating, but Being Prepared Will Help You Relax and Have Fun.

A great performance is a combination of singing and acting skills, and can include working with other musicians (pianist, guitarist) and technicians, so learning to remain calm is very important.  We'll work together to  develop the following skills:

You'll Learn Faster and Have  More Fun if You Know How to Practice.  At Your Singing Lessons I'll Help You  Learn How.

  • Preparing for a performance or audition
  • Managing performance anxiety
  • Audition protocol
  • Body movement
  • Facial expression
  • Microphone skills
  • Performing with accompaniment

When you are ready, you'll have the opportunity to perform in studio recitals, at senior citizen homes and at a local piano bar.   In addition many of my students sing in local choirs and perform roles in local musical theater productions and in Folsom, Sacramento and Elk Grove. 

At your voice lessons will explore several practice techniques:

  • Giving yourself constructive self-feedback
  • Learning to master new techniques with slow, focussed practice
  • How to approach a new song
  • How to identify problem areas and develop techniques to improve them
  • Using silent practice
  • Setting and meeting goals and objectives
  • Internal focus


I believe that anything that helps a singer find their way is valuable.   I find that traditional teaching methods, a general knowledge of anatomy and the science of sound propagation, plus the use technological tools, helps you get more out of your voice lessons.  Also,  many of the practice tools that are successful for instrumentalists  also work well for singers.  I work hard to find the best information and tools available, and then translate and simplify them to help you learn to sing.

Mastering skills requires slow, thoughtful practice to replace speech habits with new singing habits. So, in addition to your voice lessons, you'll need around thirty to forty minutes of focused practice nearly every day.  This consists of exercises that address the challenges a song presents, as well as breaking down songs into understandable sections while learning them, and then putting the song “back together.”

Most important, I believe your lessons should be enjoyable and that you learn better with lots of positive feedback and clear instructions how to improve.  I encourage you to do the same at home during your practice sessions.  Learning to sing should be both fun and challenging!.

"I love how she breaks every element down and always gives positive feedback! Her knowledge of the body mechanics is incredible and helps my daughter understand how to properly sing. She is friendly and always tailors her lessons to

the individual needs of the student!
                                                        Glenn T."


"Disciplined & Organized but accommodating and relaxed.  Just right for my 14 yo G'daughter.

                                                        Jim V."