Rebecca Parris is available for private voice lessons, workshops and seminars, and artist in residence opportunities.
Vocal teacher and lifelong performer, Rebecca Parris’ teaching style could be described as direct, honest, funny and sincere. She inherits her natural teaching ability from a long line of creative teachers and performers who cared deeply for education and the sharing of experience. Her vast personal experience performing and directing in nearly every genre and her ability to share her gift through teaching is invaluable for students of jazz, cabaret, and pop.
Known fondly as “the singer’s shrink,” Parris shows her students how to look deep into themselves for the meaning of a lyric; to find that moment or moments when the singer owned a particular song, so that singer can call to mind mood and memory and deliver the message of the song intently and individualistically.
Parris’ respect and knowledge of music and musicians is profound. She teaches the whole song – chord changes, melody, rhythm, and improvisation. Delivery of truth is a trademark of her teaching. A master diagnostician, Parris gets straight to the heart of the song, nurturing and nudging the individual vocalist into peak performance.
Her classes have extended themselves into corporate arena where she assists “9 to 5ers” in finding their “own voice,” and regaining their “personal power.” She is an avid “humanist.”
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 223 – 8302 with inquiries.
A professional singer for over 25 years, I was looking for more freedom within my tunes to improvise and make them my own. In a single workshop Parris showed me how to truly own a lyric, opening up a whole new world for my performance. With each subsequent lesson I am taken to a new level... having studied with many vocal teachers over the years, none have so succinctly served my needs. I highly recommend Parris' teaching for any level of vocalist.