"I can help you nail that vocal audition!"
Coach with Darryl
Darryl’s coaching style strips the audition back to basics. An experienced voice teacher, performer and actor with over 40 years professional experience, Darryl asks what do you need to do to have a successful 15 minute entertainment audition? What aspects of your personality do you need to polish to make a great impression and which should you leave outside? How can you be the best you?
Darryl is now offering private coaching sessions, either in person or on line via Skype. These are aimed at singers of all levels and start with a complimentary 15 minute vocal evaluation session. Darryl will discuss with you what your goals are as well as hear some singing to plan an individualized course of study.
Too often young performers spend their college days working strictly on Musical Theatre repertoire and find that they are ill equipped to compete in the professional realm which requires more up to date vocal technique and phrasing. As a theatre singer with deep roots in gospel and R&B traditions, Darryl can not only work on style, but also think about pop singing in terms of healthful singing. “It’s no use giving a killer pop audition for a theatre show if you can’t replicate that performance 8 times a week.” Darryl will show you how.
For less experienced singers, particularly actors or dancers who may have fear around the vocal audition, Darryl will work on basics of breath control, phrasing and intonation as well as help select the audition cuts that are right for you.
For more experienced singers who may want to broaden their stylistic repertoire, Darryl will work on an authentic pop sound. “It’s easy to copy a famous singer’s interpretation, the challenge lies in putting that song on your own voice.”
On line coaching – as has become standard for the industry, Darryl conducts a large proportion of his coaching sessions on line via Skype or Google hangout. Students need a quiet space and a reliable wi fi connection. Darryl runs strength building exercises from his keyboard and students rehearse their individual song choices from recordings to achieve the optimal coaching experience.
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