course I offer is intended to help you develop your
vocal ability by building vocal cord coordination.
By using Speech Level Singing techniques
students will increase range, flexibility,
control, endurance, and improve their musical "ear"
so that they may match pitches more accurately. I
also cover issues of health as they relate to the
care of the voice. The style of music which you
wish to sing makes no difference.
am a certified Speech Level Singing instructor,
used by more than 120
and developed by legendary vocal coach
Speech Level Method:
Level Singing is a way of using your voice that
allows you to sing freely and clearly anywhere
in your range, with all your words clearly
understood. Since you are not learning what to
sing, but rather how to sing, you can apply this
technique to any type of
are $150 per month, for four lessons (or $40 for a
single lesson), and must be paid in advance. If
there is a fifth scheduled lesson day in the month,
there will be no lesson that day.
you do not come to your lesson, and do not call me
at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged
for that time. If you give me adequate notice (24
hours) I may be able to schedule another student in
that time slot, or I can plan my day so that I
don't have to sit idly expecting you. Make-up
lessons are available only for those students who
give me 24 hours notice.
I, for some reason, miss an appointment, then I
will, of course, offer a make-up lesson.
Facile > Shelley Burns
"Thank you for all the amazing work
you've done with me and my voice. Since
learning from you I've gotten better
reviews, gotten jobs I never could have
landed, and more importantly, found my
own voice. You are the best voice
teacher I've ever known. Thank you
offer recitals (parties, actually:-) every
six months, so that my students may have
the opportunity to perform and to
demonstrate their progress for their
family, friends and other students. There
is no charge for this, and all my students
are welcome to perform if they wish to; no
one is required to do this.
this information and form as a
Shelley's Web Store for CD information
Burns started singing and dancing as a child with
and continues as a featured vocalist in jazz and
pop groups, radio and television commercials and
recordings. Shelley teaches voice at the Sacramento
Traditional Jazz Camp where she has performed in
concert with jazz greats, Abe Most and the late
Gene Estes. Shelley participated in the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival '96, with a theater troupe from
California in a show called 'Jazzbirds,' and was a
featured guest artist at the '96 International Jazz
and Blues Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A 2006 reprise of Jazzbirds in VIDEO.
has recently produced her fourth album with her
popular dance and show ensemble Avalon
Her latest two recordings with jazz trios, receive
airplay on jazz radio stations across the country.
She performs at numerous jazz festivals, annually
at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, and is a two-time
nominee as best jazz musician for the Sacramento
Music Award. Unique arrangements of jazz standards
highlight her performances throughout the West with
"Compelling and imaginative" are the adjectives Bob
Byler of Jazz Times uses to describe Shelley's
vocal stylings. Peter Haugen, the theater critic
for the Sacramento Bee, writes "Jazz singer Burns
... has a winning mastery of pop phrasing. She
makes it sound easy."