Group Singing Classes & Private Lessons for the Contemporary Artist

My name is Tamis. I'm a Certified Voice Technician, Contemporary Vocal Coach and a Singer/Songwriter. My goal is to train and educate contemporary singers. I teach a variety of styles: Pop, Rock, Metal, RnB, Jazz, Folk, Country, Musical Theatre.

What makes me different than other singing teachers?

One student refers to me as her "voice magician." One tells me I am his "voice mechanic."  Why?  Because my coaching is  based on anatomy, physics and phonetics. I can help anyone learn to sing better, add style, strength and range to any voice.  How?  I'll have you adjust what you are doing or not doing in a simple but concrete way based on how the voice works. And yes, it gets instant or "magical" results. Then, you will need to practice this "mechanical" adjustment to create new muscle memories.

I created something called: ZingliZh, It's not a "method" as I feel methods are too "one size fits all" like a fad diet. I'm more interested in the individual, and ZingliZh is my Mary Poppin's bag where I pull out seemingly endless things to improve your singing.  And it's fun!

Private Singing Lessons

Professionals, Beginners, Adults, Teens, Children, Seniors

$55 a full hour lesson
$40 half hour mini-lesson

For Beginning Students:

  • Pitch - Intonation -Rhythm - Interpretation - Body Language
  • Overcoming stage fright - Increase range
  • Projection - Resonance - Breathing  -Releasing Tension

For More Advanced Students:

  • Songwriting - Lyrics
  • Stage Performance Skills
  • Stylizing - Riffs - Improvisation - Harmony
  • Timber & Tonal Coloring - Rasp - Belting
  • Larynx Positions
  • Resonance Adjustment
  • Control of Registers
  • Advanced Vocal Techniques

I am a singer and a songwriter, but honestly education is my passion: both as a teacher and as a student. 

More about my training can be found under My Training, and My Bio has more about me personally. The FAQ page will tell you what to expect in a lesson. I provide a safe place to create and grow.

If you want to experience what I can do to help your singing feel easier and more authentic, come and work with me in person or online – I’d love to help you discover more about your voice and performing. New student special is only $35!

Variety of Group Classes Offered 

  • Back to Basics: Small group environment for beginners focused on Voice Lessons: all styles of music
  • Singing with Guitar: Beginning/Intermediate Performance Class, Folk, Country, Rock, Group Songs & Solos
  • Musical Theatre: Beginning/Intermediate Performance Class put on a mini-musical: costuming, props, staging
  • Singing with a Live Rock Band: Advanced Performance Class, learn rock style singing, rasp included.
  • Songwriting Workshop: Lyrics, melody, chord structure. Meets monthly with weekly on-line live lectures.
  • Learn to Sing Harmony by Ear
  • How to add Rasp/Grit safely the right way
  • Intro to Opera Singing Technique
  • Christmas Holiday Season Class

If you want something fun and different. If you are ready to take the first step to letting go of doubts and fears and allowing yourself to become the singer you have always wanted to be. If you want to sing with ease and expression but don't want to sound like a classical singer, I'd love to have you as a student. Come sing with us.

Starting in Early 2020

Starting in Early 2020

Coming in Summer 2020 See video!

 My goal for my local group classes is to create a community of like-minded contemporary singers in Marin and Sonoma Counties, who are supportive and will encourage each other, who love to share the gift of song, and who want to continue to grow as vocalists. I also offer one-on-one private lessons. 

Coming in Early 2020

Group singing classes and voice lessons in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, near Cotati, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.
Thanks you Jacob Blackstock and Bitmogi for these wonderful illustrations!