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"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 sing with the control that's required 

for learning how to sing 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!  





Gwen Conley


Professional Voice Coach & Trainer





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

Friday, May 19th, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 20th., 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
1 hr. sessions
520 Eighth Avenue
Studio 17G
(3 blocks up from Madison Square Garden)
New York City, NY 10018


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

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Next workshop to be determined
Ripley-Grier Studios

There will be intermittent break periods, so bring
several hot drinks and your preferred refreshments. 

11:00 - 12:00pm

Diaphragmatic breathing,

Private vocal assessment, and range determination. 


12:30 - 2:30pm

Vocal-strengthening exercises,

Chest and head registers (low and high voice),

Extensive RIFFING and HARMONY drills. 


2:30 - 3:00 pm  LUNCH 


3:30 – 5:00 pm

Each participant will get a brief "private" lesson 

to discuss the song they're singing at the end

of the workshop, and to work on the skills

they'd like to perfect before they sing later in the


5:00 - 6:00 pm




Sing your favorite song with a supportive audience

of singers that you've bonded with all day.


Participants can ask questions during the workshop regarding

becoming a professional singer.  Gwen Conley is a retired professional singer

with 28+ years of professional experience as a singer and pianist.

She's also a member of The Screen Actors Guild & AFTRA.


Students SINGING and strengthening their voices in the Workshop


Students SINGING and strengthening their voices in the Workshop


SINGING COACH working the Workshop students



"ONLINE training"

Private Online Singing Lessons
Piano lessons
Songwriting lessons

How to find Key Signatures for the songs
you sing and/or write, etc.

How to build your "courage" for performing on stage. 

How to give an awesome perform on stage!

Online sessions available Monday - Saturday



If you can't take a lesson in person, consider booking 
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!    

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



Various Singing Workshops  - strengthening & Riffing Prep sessions 

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