"Hello Richard. I don't know if you remember me, but I certainly remember you. I
studied voice with you thirty some years ago...was it on 80th street?
I still warm up using your exercises and am known for it's uniqueness
by my colleagues. I don't know if you know it, but I was nominated for
a Tony some years back for my performance in Kiss Me Kate. I couldn't
have had the career I've had without you and hope you are well and
enjoying your life in Colorado. I think of you often and fondly.
Lee Wilkof "
I have also worked with pop and rock singers, helping them to survive the vocal strain their
musical style requires. Michael Hill was one who really seemed to understand what needed
to be done in order to maintain his vocal health and has gone on to record 5 great CDs and tour the world.
" Special thanks to Richard Hilty, Vox Coach xtraordinaire,
for invaluable vocal science" Quote by Michael Hill from the CD jacket
"New York State of Blues" Michael Hill's Blues Mob
I have also worked with many individuals over the years who weren't interested in being professionals but who wanted to enjoy singing. One example is Arthur Kirson who came to me as close to tone deaf as any one could be. Arthur was a high school teacher. He wanted a second life as a cabaret singer. Arthur worked and learned that his tone deaf problems were mostly mental. A classic case of someone trying so hard he missed completely. Eventually Arthur developed a workable voice and actually lived his dream becoming a well known New York City cabaret performer, and song writer.
How did these performers achieve their goals? They learned to understand their voice. Simply put, they learned how to put together the head voice, the chest voice, and breath support. Above all, these experienced professionals learned it takes time to build and develop a good, healthy singing voice.
How do we do this through the internet?
We will first set up a session, free of charge, to help you get a feel of what we will be doing. We then will discuss basics and build a program of vocal exercises which will be tailored to your specific needs. We develop these exercises during our online sessions, just as I used to do in my NYC studio. My job as teacher is to show you the way, your job is to put in daily practice.
You may wonder why I'm interested in teaching via the internet. The town I have retired to, Loveland, Colorado is rather small. That's why I love it here, up against the Rocky mountains, and only 25 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. My wife no longer wanted to put up with the comings and goings of a vocal studio. With that in mind, I began playing around with the idea of "one on one" lessons over the internet. There would be no traffic through the front door to bother her. I thought it would be interesting to find people who really had a desire to sing but weren't in situations where they could find an experienced vocal teacher. I have since worked with several individualson line, including a young opera singer in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, a gentleman in an out of the way town in the deep south who wanted to improve his own voice for his choral singing; a woman in Alaska who is working to lead her choir in a Greek Orthodox church and a gentleman from Isreal who is working to reclaim his voice. It's fun and I enjoy working with people who are truly interested in developing their vocal abilities.
With that in mind, why not give me a call at 970 667-7593 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.