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GWEN CONLEY

Vocal Coach & Trainer

 

        "Emmy Award Winner"       

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P R I V A T E V O C A L L E S S O N S

8-HR. V O C A L W O R K S H O P S
 

R&B - Pop - Gospel - Hip-Hop - Jazz


 New York City, NY

 

 

 

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Alison Foster  - Professional cabaret & background singer, NJ, USA

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Alison singing at the Presidential Inaugural Ball for 
President Barak Obama and his lovely wife, Michelle Obama, was truly a dream come true!
 

"There're so many things I've learned from Gwen which are "priceless, and had a glorious

time growing in areas where I needed a lot of development.  I've developed confidence

and courage to perform anywhere!  She elevated my technical skills and helped

me to build the guts, and passion to re-dedicate myself to my life-long dream of

becoming a lead singer and not just a back-up singer. A major step for me."  


 

 

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Several members of the Barcelona Gospel Choir from Spain set up

their own private gospel "riffing" workshops with Gwen to learn 

 "contemporary gospel and praise music.  "We learned to do fabulous 'riffs'

with more feeling and vocal expression, had a great time with Gwen, and

very happy to return home to share our new skills and repertoire with the 

congregation!" 


 

 

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  Stefanie H.- Professional R&B singer & pianist, Paris, France     

I made my way from Paris to see Mrs. Conley because I felt she could put the

finishing touches on my riffing skills.  I'd been performing for years and had

hit a plateau and felt stuck.  When she heard me, she told me that she could

tell that I'd been working hard to arrive at the level I'd reached.  She 

 complimented me on being a tremendous talent and that after a little

"tweaking" I could be on my way.  That little "tweaking"turned out to be the

hardest drills I'd ever done in my life (!!!) but it did the job for me!  

Before I went back home to Paris I performed at the Village Underground, 

one of NYC's premier open-mic clubs, and got the surprise of my life -

I received an encore - I was exhilarated!!  It was absolutely awesome!!  

I love how Mrs. Conley helped me and I will come back again the moment

I need her only this time I'll be ready for the hard work.  

Thanks so much, Mrs. Conley. 


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Hiba Tawaji - Professional singer/actress/dancer
Lebanon, Beirut
 

Hi Ms. G, hope you're doing good, miss u so much! 

I am sending you my 2 albums, I am so excited to hear your comments.

    I would love to hear from you soon!  The Albums are coming next week! Please enjoy them!

 


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Super "cool" James Anthony finally releases the love of his life

after working so hard and long on it

"Battery Life"

 


Former student Kelly Ryu
R&B-Hip Hop Performer and Vocal Coach in Seoul, Korea

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Kelly & her student from Seoul visiting Gwen Conley in NYC, 2013

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 I believed in myself, that I could learn to sing R&B.  I came from Seoul, Korea

to study with Ms. G for a year and I needed to learn how to "riff" like famous

singers.  Teaching R&B back in Korea was my goal, and I was determined to

learn it in the year's time that I had. I worked really hard with Ms. G, and

sometimes I wondered if I was going to achieve my goal but Ms. G never

doubted that I could.  She always told me that I was a hard worker and very

talented and that those 2 traits would get me there.  She supported me while

I pushed myself, eventually convincing me that those 2 skills could always bring

success!  I'm glad I kept going because I'm very fulfilled today.  I'm back in Korea

now and teaching R&B to my students in Seoul and also singing and performing

on a regular basis.  This to me is awesome!  

 

 

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"Common" joins Gwen's student, Ronnie Lewis, on a movie shoot (2014)… coming soon! 

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Ronnie Lewis on vocals and piano performing with excellence as only he can.  


"Mrs. G has helped me to grow tremendously, vocally and professionally.

  I had a lot of basic training, but in a short amount of time

Mrs. G helped me go to another level professionally and to get ahead in my music

faster than I could have without her.  Ronnie Lewis

 

   

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Ricardo Abercrombie - R&B Student, NYC 

As a singer I already had pretty decent singing skills when I came to Mrs. G,

 but I lacked stage confidence when I developed my unique singing style.  

I had to work incredibly hard to develop it.  Mrs. G worked with me for about 3 1/2

months and took me to a higher level in both areas - confidence & style!  She stressed

how important it is to perform regularly, 2-3 times per month, at least, to develop 

confidence and to maintain it.  She's the best voice coach I've ever had.  She's

simply...the best!  Ricardo A.

 

Gwen & Students - Sha, Vincent & Mina - in a Riffing - Harmony-Ear-Training Workshop

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I haven't been working with Mrs. G for a long time, but in the time we have been working

she's made a tremendous impact. I hear and feel my voice strengthening and going to

a place where I always dreamed it would be. My bad habits are slowly melting

away with Mrs. G's help. So much that when I practice alone I hear her

voice in my head correcting certain habits by replacing them with

better useful ones. She has an amazing spirit, is extremely

talented and she's the perfect vocal coach.

An honor to work with.

Sha

 

I'm all about getting singers' careers launched.

From beginner to professional we work and build their careers a step at a time,

preparing them to perform on the various types of stages, from night clubs,

supper clubs, to open-mics, TV talent shows, church events, weddings, "The Apollo",

college concerts, and other gigs.  Building a "strong" range - lowest to the highest notes -

so they can sing with power and control is key to developing peformance stamina to

handle gigs. Other skills - excellent pitch execution for riffing and harmony, projecting

the pure and genuine "feelings" in songs, and achieving confidence, and  building  a

full repertoire of songs - covers and originals - those are the important items that students

acquire when we work together.   On the business side, they're encouraged to learn the ins

and outs of the music industry and invariably they decide that in the span of an entire career

it's better to own their own music business as an "Indy" so they can make the well-deserved

profits that can flow from owning your own original music (business).  They also realize how

fortunate they are that there are so many online markets, classes, and cool business &

social connections available to facilitate learning how to build and operate their own 

 "Indy".  
 They love the fact that they can "control" their own destinies - with a professional

career that centers on doing exactly what they "love".  And to actually get "paid" for it?  

It doesn't get any better!  

 

More...

   Gwen Conley had the the honor of winning an Emmy Award as guest soloist for a TV special, "A Christmas Card", with the Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra.  She also hosted her own TV variety show, "Feelings with Gwen Conley," enjoying the added pleasure of interviewing major stars, i.e., Billy Dee Williams, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, et al.  She toured as opening act for a month on the road with James Brown and his famous band with "Maceo" which culminated with her as his opening act in a week-long engagement at the Apollo Theatre.  She was also opening act for other major stars such as Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, and Glenn Campbell.   During her first 3 years in NYC she did 9 national TV commercials, i.e., AT&T, Coca-Cola, IBM, Xerox, Miller Beer, Dark 'n Lovely, KFC, Chrysler, and many "Jingles" for TV commercials including a fabulous Coca-Cola session with her idol, Bill Cosby, and a memorable Maxwell House Coffee session with music genius, Ray Charles.

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Coca-Cola Jingle session with my idol, Bill Cosby      Recording session with Ray Charles.

 

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Gwen singing the opening song on her TV special, "FEELINGS"       

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Gwen performing with Carmon DeLeone's Big "Jazz" Band


 

PRIVATE VOCAL TRAINING  includes -

Vocal evaluation, Diaphragmatic breathing & posture

   Ear-training, Vocal strengthening & control - chest & head registers

 Extensive "Riffing" training, Harmony & pitch precision

 Vocal expression & personal Style development,  Performing with confidence 

 Repertoire Development (Originals & Covers) 

 Piano & Theory Lessons included

For rates and scheduling fill out and email in the

"CONTACT FORM 

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VOCAL WORKSHOPS 

 2 HR. $75.00 / 4 HR. $150.00 / 8 HR. $300.00

This SATURDAY Aug. 2nd and SUNDAY, Aug. 3rd.

Workshops include for each participant:

A Vocal Evaluation  

Diaphragmatic Breathing & Posture

1-2 Hrs. Ear training & Vocal Strengthening Exercises - entire range

1-2-hrs. Extensive "Riffing" Training Exercises

1-2-hrs. Harmony & Pitch Precision Exercises

 Vocal expression & personal Style development - Q & A

 For more info please fill out and email in the

"CONTACT FORM