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GWEN CONLEY - VOCAL COACH NYC: HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Want to learn to Sing great?

 
 

I'll teach you to sing and riff from your Heart

 

if that's what you really want...

and that's a promise!

 

 (Of course, you'll work  MUCH  harder than ever before!)


First off, we'll work to get your voice STRONGER so you can

with the control that's required for singing great.

Even sweeter you'll hear your voice immediately display

 its natural "beauty" while becoming more "flexible".

This - in and of itself - makes the entire trip of 

learning to Riff with excellence one of the biggest 

thrills you'll ever receive in your life!  

Period!!

 

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Gwen Conley


EMMY AWARD WINNING

Professional Voice Coach & Trainer

SAG/AFTRA

 

 

PRIVATE SINGING LESSONS

 R&B - Pop - Jazz - Praise/Gospel - Hip Hop - B'way

1 hr. sessions
 
RIPLEY-GRIER STUDIOS
520 Eighth Avenue
Studio 17L
(3 blocks up from Madison Square Garden)
New York City, NY 10018

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Private lessons offer -

(1) Diaphragmatic Breathing    (2) Vocal Evaluation     (3) Range determination
(4) Extensive Vocal-Strengthening of chest & head registers (your low voice & high voice)
and the Passaggio - the transition area between the vocal registers   
(5) Mastery of simple and complex "Riffs" - pitches and rhythms
(6) Training to use your emotions to express yourself with "confidence"  
as you sing which is essential in developing your very own "unique" singing style; 
(7) You will definitely learn how to use your "mix" effectively to prevent straining
and to transition from your chest voice to your head voice;
(8) You'll learn how to move smoothly from straight tone to vibrato;
(9) We will build your repertoire with all the great songs you love... that list is endless! 
(10) You'll also learn how to play basic scales and chords and read basic key signatures 
 so you'll be able to find your own keys to songs you'll be performing
before you go to the gig!
Fill out the "Contact Form" above left, FIRST.
Call  
(212) 321-0278 or (919) 282-8165
to arrange to speak with Gwen Conley.

 

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 PRIVATE SINGING LESSONS - STUDENTS IN PRIVATE TRAINING SESSIONS

 


"7-Hr. VOCAL-STRENGTHENING
&
"PERFORMANCE"
WORKSHOPS
Ripley-Grier Studio, 17M
Price: $225.00

Yes, you'll have lots of fun but you'll work hard 
to strengthen your voice and get training tips to compete in auditions
and competitions - to WIN! Somebody's going to win, and that's YOU? 
The workshops are exciting now.  
You sing 2 songs - one before lunch and the other the final hour of the workshop.  
The focus is on getting your singing skills and confidence up to the "highest" level!
11:00-11:30am 
Diaphragmatic Breathing, 
Vocal evaluation, 
Range determination.

 11:30-2pm 
Extensive Chromatic & Diatonic Vocal-Strengthening Exercises
for both the chest (low) and head (high) registers; 
3-Part Harmony Drills, and lots of Flexibility Drills for Riffing.
2:00 -3pm  -  
Sing your 1st song! 
LUNCH BREAK (3:00-4pm) 

4:00-5pm 
 Extensive Vocal Drills 
Short Q&A period-questions pertaining to performing professionally!
5:00 - 6pm  
Sing your 2nd song!
The Final hour of workshop is LOTS of FUN!  
 "Performing" again before your supportive 
 peers with your voice at its optimum BEST!

This is optional - if you choose not to perform, that's fine, 
but everybody ends up performing because their voices
are in GREAT SHAPE and they love it!
Your voice is your life - you'll learn how to keep it healthy
in this workshop, and to never damage it! 

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Students SINGING and strengthening their voices in the Workshop

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Students SINGING and strengthening their voices in the Workshop

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SINGING COACH working the Workshop students

 

 

"ONLINE training"

Private Online Singing Lessons
Includes piano training, music theory, & songwriting;

finding Key Signatures for the songs you sing so that it fits your range;
building the "courage" to sing great on stage, 
and how to key in on giving amazing stage performances!


Online sessions available Monday - Saturday


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If you can't take a lesson in person, book 
a "live" online session!  They're very effective!


Fill out the "Contact Form" on navigation bar (above left), FIRST.  
After filling out the Contact Form, feel free to call
 (212) 321-0278 or (919) 282-8165

Gwen Conley shares her vast 30+ years of experience as a professional singer,
pianist, recording artist, TV talk/variety show host, successful on-camera 
commercial actor, and jingle singer with her voice students.  Along with her
formal training, she brings many years of successful performance
and studio experience to her voice students, having done
studio session with Ray Charles, Grover Washington, Jr., and opening
for James Brown at the Apollo, Oakland Coliseum, and the LA Coliseum.
 She teaches singing skills in a way that makes her one of the most

sought after singing coaches, "Riffing" specialists, R&B, Pop, Jazz,  
 Gospel and Praise trainers 
in New York City and Raleigh-Durham.  

 

Student Testimonials



Mrs. Conley is a "passionate" gifted professional!
Mrs. Conley's Seven Hour Vocal-Strengthening Workshop is an experience like no other we've ever had. Imagine training for a marathon or studying for a state exam... The voice training workshop forces us to have that same discipline for something that we actually LOVE doing - singing. There are six hours of intense riffs, runs, and harmonies. At the beginning of your first session you may wonder if your voice could handle working for another six hours, but at the end of the session you feel like you can go on a successful tour.  At the workshop camaraderie is built, and we learn from others' experiences. Our voices feel completely warmed up and we are energized to share our gift with the world. Mrs. Conley is passionate about her work and leaves us feeling enlivened at the end of each workshop. We would love to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world and Mrs. Conley's workshops help us to be performance ready. No matter your genre of music we know that everyone feels the experience was well worth it.   Thank you, Mrs. Conley
Melody & Harmony

She has "impressive" credentials - and is a very genuine voice/piano coach-trainer!
I've been to a few other voice teachers in my life. Each had different styles of teaching. Some said one thing while others said another, so I was never really sure who to trust as far as my vocal health. When I heard about Mrs. Conley's class I knew that she was different than other teachers. Especially from the looks of her impressive credentials, I knew I would be getting professional training. After I took the class, I immediately realized a difference in the way I sang and I felt confident with my voice. Thank you Mrs. Conley!    
"Fez"
 Kangis

She's was "great" with my 7 yr. old daughter!
I took my 7 year old daughter, Hadassah, to her first private singing lesson with Mrs. G, and it was a very positive experience.  First of all, I must say that  Mrs. G's singing lessons works great with children and did an excellent job of building positive rapport with Hadassah.  Hadassah worked on her vocal range for the first time and Mrs. G taught her about her vocal range and gave her some exercises that she could used to strengthen her voice. Mrs. G also taught her the beginning of a classical music song on piano and Hadassah was able to pick it up very quickly.  Mrs. G very much understands the character dynamics of artists and in particular aspiring singers even as young as my daughter.  Mrs. G is also considerate and thoughtful about what her young students are exposed to when they choose the songs they want to perform.  I highly recommend Mrs. G for private vocal training.  She is interested in training children to be well-rounded artists with an understanding of music theory as well so that they can choose their own key signatures and gain the respect and longevity in the music industry that they deserve, should they choose that path."     
Karl Thompson

 


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Various Singing Workshops  - strengthening & Riffing Prep sessions 

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