Private Voice Lessons, Singing & Songwriting Classes

My name is Tamis. 

I'm a Certified Voice Technician, Contemporary Vocal Coach, a Singer and a Songwriter with 20+ years experience. I teach a variety of modern and old school contemporary styles: Pop, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Americana, Country, Musical Theatre, and Songwriting. 

What makes me different than other singing teachers?

Most educated voice teachers are classical leaning, wanting the student to always sound "pretty" leaving out the textures, power and raspy sounds used by commercial pro-singers for fear it is somehow damaging. Not true if done correctly. I can teach you how.

I am out of the box and get results. My lessons are fun, and you'll be making all kinds of quirky noises. So be prepared to laugh a lot while you are replacing the limitation of old habits. My coaching is based on anatomy, acoustics and phonetics (thus the name ZingliZh.) I can help anyone (yes, even you) sing better quicker without hours of classical sounding scale runs. (See Private Lessons Page)

Did you know that your singing voice is a choice?

Were they just born with it? And are you "stuck" with the voice you have.  Here's a 9 minute introductory video taken from my Back to Basics Singing Class.

For Beginning Students:

  • Pitch - Intonation - Rhythm 
  • Control of Registers - Increase Range
  • Projection - Resonance - Breathing
  • Releasing Tension - Overcoming Stage Fright - Body Language

For More Advanced Students:

  • Songwriting - Lyrics
  • Stage Performance Skills
  • Stylizing - Riffs - Improvisation - Harmony - Interpretation
  • Timbre & Tonal Coloring - Rasp - Belting
  • Zoom me into your recording studio to coach your vocals
  • Singing Lessons for your band, group, or choir

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. The Private Lessons page is more information about singing lessons and how to book one. 

If you want to experience what I can do to help your singing feel easier and more authentic, come work with me – I’d love to help you discover more about your voice and performing. 

Variety of Group On-line Classes 

Have you been mislead? That what makes a great singer is:  Singing accurately on pitch, perfectly in rhythm, clear diction, strong projection,  and good diaphragmatic breath support?  Curious why NOT? Come let me bust those myths...

Adding Stylistic Elements - $25

Replays of previous lectures. Learn different ways of adding style to your singing, 90 minutes each. Perfect for beginners, experienced singers and everything in between! 

Onsets and Offsets Replay $25  Add to cart

Emotional  Embellishments $25  Add to cart

Professionals, Beginners, Adults, Teens, Seniors

Standard Lesson - 45 minutes:
$65 in person 
$47 via Zoom
Extended Lesson - 57 minutes:
$75 in person 
$57 via Zoom
Mini Lesson - 30 Minutes:
No in person option
$36 via Zoom


$150 -Four Standard 45 minute Weekly On-Line Lessons - on-line via Zoom. ($188 value) 

Four lessons, one each week. M-Sat  (Four weeks in a row.)


Open Mic Webcam Singing Class

Every Tuesday afternoon 1:00-2:30ish PM PT.  8 weeks $115.  More info.

April 4th-May 23rd.

My open-mic performance singing class for experienced singers who have already taken private lessons with me. Country, Blues, Americana, Rock, Bluegrass, contemporary styles. Originals or covers.   For Audience Member Option, $5 donation. Contact me.

Online Songwriting Circle - Singer/Songwriter Styles

Tues, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT

  • MAR 28
  • APR  18
  • MAY 16

Online Songwriting Circle $15- (Audit $8)  Once a month, reoccurring. Participation and song critique $15. Audit only 1/2 price.

Songwriting Tools and Tricks - Lyrics and Melody $350

  • Nine weeks. Two parts. Meets once a week. Limited to 10 students. 
  • Bonus, free 45 minute private session.

 (Next class will be in Fall)

More info.

Create your own Karaoke Backing track:

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!