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You love to sing. You love to perform. You want to share your music.

Are you ready to….

  • improve your singing?
  • build your confidence?
  • sing freely in front of others?
  • find your true voice, your best vocal style?
  • learn to sing in different styles?
  • be charismatic in performance?
  • develop a healthy voice that will last you forever?

At Soundation we  show you how to fully realize your singing dreams. We will teach you. We will guide you. We will help you succeed!

 

Do you want to Wow like Whitney? Captivate like Adele? Paint the world purple, like Prince?

We are award-winning, internationally acclaimed, master-level teachers and professional vocalists. Many of our students have gone on to highly successful professional careers, too. We know our stuff.  And we are passionate about sharing our knowledge with you to help you become the best singer you can be!

In our workshops, through a series of vocal exercises, body work, live performances, and constructive feedback, you will learn to sing in your true voice healthfully. You will learn how to be your best self on stage.

Do you get nervous in front of an audience? We will address that.

What is your sound? We will help you find the best songs for your voice and your style.

 

 

Workshops

The purpose of our workshops is to bring out your creativity and empower you to express yourself freely through your singing. These workshops will help you to fall in love with your voice.

Rates are available upon request.  If you’d like to include a workshop for your group, choir, or school, please email us at : workshops@soundation.org

  • Discovering the voice as the gateway to confidence and self-empowerment
  • Demystifying improvisation in contemporary styles
  • Effective breathing techniques
  • Techniques for optimum vocal sound and tone; vocal health, including techniques to avoid vocal strain, whether singing or speaking
  • Learning contemporary tones and techniques, specifically use of vibrato, diction, tone modification and phrasing.
  • Understanding the communication power of your own voice or instrument.
  • Rhythm, especially as it is “embodied” in American contemporary music

 

About Us

 

Jeannie Gagné (pronounced “gon-YAY”) is a pro vocalist, songwriter, author, and Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music. Her long list of credits includes Philip Glass, Bare Naked Ladies, Cher, Patti Austin, George Duke; recordings over two decades including three solo albums; movies “Anima Mundi,” “Feuille” and “Forbidden Nights;” television and radio work; and American and world tours as a master teacher and performer. Her students have been finalists on American Idol and The Voice; her YouTube channel The Vocal Genie has a half million views and growing.

In her classes and private vocal lessons, Jeannie’s method features whole body wellness, personal empowerment, and technical proficiency. She was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Berklee’s Performance Wellness Institute. Ms. Gagné has expertise in several styles including singer/songwriter, jazz, pop/rock, R&B, and classical. Her two best selling Berklee Press books, “Your Singing Voice,” and “Belting” are read worldwide. She wrote and teaches the popular BerkleeOnline course, “Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound.” Ms. Gagné travels nationally as well as around the world to teach, mentor, and inspire singers at all levels.

Everyone can learn to sing,” she says. “Singing is the expression of your life.” Learn more about  Jeannie Gagné at jeanniegagne.com.

Mezzo-Soprano Ana Guigui completed her DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) degree in Vocal
Arts at USC’s Thornton School of Music in August of 2013, and has been an ongoing Associate Professor of Voice at the Berklee College of Music in Boston since 2014.
Dr. Ana Guigui teaches several courses at Berklee, including “Writing, Developing, and
Performing A One-Person Show,” a course she devised for Berklee. Summer Berklee initiatives include directing Musical Theater Chorus students and providing the opportunity to collaborate and perform with a live Musical Theater Orchestra.

She is a co-founder of Opera On Tap L.A., which brings opera into alternative venues. She is also the creator, founder, and national artistic director of Opera On Tap Latino, whose mission is to perform, preserve, revive, and potentially create new classical Spanish language vocal repertoire in alternative venues.
Ana recorded and toured around the world as a long-standing keyboardist/vocalist for Christopher Cross, and freelanced with Ben Folds, Chip Taylor, Jon Secada, Deborah Gibson, AMERICA, Stephen Bishop, Andrew Gold, Bo Bice, and Juan Gabriel. Ana is an independent artist and her original C.D., Love Is On The Line, was produced by Andrew Gold (“Lonely Boy”, “Thank You For Being a Friend”), and is distributed internationally by BFM Digital. Ana is an active singer with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (Boston Symphony) in Boston. Video singing performances and professional acting credits in film,
television, and theater can be viewed at www.anaguigui.com