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You were born to be a STAR!
You can’t imagine yourself anywhere else but on the stage whether it be on Broadway or at the Metropolitan Opera.
You live, eat, breathe, dream everything performing and will do whatever it takes to be on stage.
You are putting yourself out there every chance you get, taking every audition you can find.
You are outgoing enough to put yourself out there but love alone time to read, relax, or work on your craft.
You know the skills you need in order to get there and you are willing to get the training you need to be the ultimate triple threat.
You frequently shout out to anyone who will listen, “I’m the greatest star!”
(In the great words of Fanny Brice via Barbra Streisand, “Hello Gorgeous!” )
That being said….
You have a team of coaches and teachers but sometimes the expense of private lessons and classes gets a little overwhelming.
You like being supported and guided in your lessons but you never want to lose what makes you truly unique as an artist.
You are a great singer and you’ve got the acting chops of Meryl Streep but you struggle with your musicianship (and piano) skills and know that if those skills were stronger, you could push your performance to the next level.
You want to stand out and be seen and you’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen!
“Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not do it.”
– Aretha Franklin –
Hi! Let me introduce myself!
I’m Dr. Regina Zona, an award-winning professional singer and recording artist who turned in her concert pianist dreams for the theatrical stage.
I’m a wife and a mommy to three adorable puppies named Max, Chester, and Jack (he’s the cutie in the picture!). I drink way too much coffee, and I’m obsessed with Bob Fosse. I frequently break out in musical theatre song lyrics…and I *love* teaching.
As a voice and piano teacher, dramatic coach, and stage director, helping singers to gain the confidence that I had because of my instrumental background and musicianship is one of my biggest passions. All too often I see singers and voice teachers with incredible talent struggle and become frustrated by a lack of musicianship.
Gaining these skills should be enjoyable and fun, and if that sounds like something you need, check out what is offered here. I would love the opportunity to help you become empowered, gain confidence, and enjoy your singing and/or teaching even more!
Here’s what you need to know
The TRIPLE THREAT is a myth.
If you are a musical theatre performer, you’ve been taught that to be competitive you must be a great singer, a great dancer, and a great actor. If you are an opera singer, you have to be a great singer, a great actor, and have a great command of languages.
Yes, those things are important.
But the common denominator here is that you are a MUSICIAN. You communicate through text and MUSIC.
That means that you need to be a well-rounded musician in order to be competitive and to say something through your music!
You need to be a QUADRUPLE THREAT!
As a Primed Professional, you need to be ready for anything at a moment’s notice.
What happens if you get a call from your agent who tells you they need a last-minute replacement for the soloist in an upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall – TOMORROW. You’ve never sung the work, but they know you are the right voice for it. Could you learn it in time? Even if your coach was out of town and couldn’t work with you?
What happens if you get a call from a casting director who heard you in an audition last year and they are hearing auditions for a new musical and think you would be perfect for the lead role. They email you a copy of the lead’s main song and ask you to come in TOMORROW with it memorized to be considered. Could you do it never having heard the music before?
What you need is your Savvy Singer Success Formula
The Primed Professional’s Success formula is:
Your Pro Mindset and Work Ethic
PIANO & SIGHT SINGING SKILLS
PIANO & SIGHT SINGING SKILLS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS TO ENSURE EXCELLENT MUSICIANSHIP
If you went to college for Voice or Musical Theatre, most likely you were forced to take a piano class and ear training. And you probably agonized over those proficiency exams where you had to play scales and chords and sight read.
Those classes probably seemed torturous because they weren’t designed to teach you in a way that gives you exactly what you need as a singer – no more, no less!
Knowing how to play the piano and sight sing gives you the foundation in musicianship skills and coordination that will do nothing but make you more competitive and reliable.
A Primed Professional needs to have enough piano and sight singing skills to support their singing.
SPECIFIC skills that will allow them to be ready for any situation that comes up in their career.
And what ARE those specific skills?
➡️First, you need to learn the technique of playing and reading so you can enjoy having a reliable, predictable way of working with music. This includes major and minor scales, triads, inversions, and seventh chords, key signatures, popular chord progressions, and developing coordination between the hands.
➡️Next, you need to know how to create new material so you can increase your ear’s ability to understand harmonic structure and gain confidence in pitch relationships. You need to be able to create accompaniments when you’ve been given very little guidance for things like vocalizes, playing from a lead sheet, playing a 12-bar blues, and figuring out what to do with your left hand.
➡️The next step is to know what to play and what NOT to play when looking at a complex accompaniment. You need to know how to analyze a vocal score so you can simplify accompaniments in various styles and play with ease.
Sight Singing Skills
➡️First, you need to be able to recognize pitches and pitch intervals so you can easily access them vocally, no matter what kind of music is put in front of you. The way to do this is using Solfeggio (Solfège) and hand signs in all major and minor keys.
➡️Next, you must gain a command of simple and complex rhythms so that you don’t get tripped up by tricky rhythmic passages. You need to master the foundation of note values, time signatures, and simple meter and compound meter and discover how to find the correct tempo every time.
➡️Finally, you must transform your sight singing approach using targeted analysis techniques so you know what to expect as you go through the piece. You follow the “road map” and you’ll be able to breeze through the entire piece with ease.
Imagine if YOU, AS A PRIMED PROFESSIONAL…
…could learn music on your own QUICKLY to be ready for any audition or performance.
…wouldn’t have to pay coaches and pianists to teach you your music or make rehearsal recordings for you, because you could do it yourself.
…could accompany yourself singing and add that talent to your resume as a “Additional Skills.”
(no Wicked Witches died in the making of this scenario!)
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