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 confidence and have 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? Have you been told that a great singer:  Sings accurately on pitch, perfectly in rhythm, has clear diction, strong projection, and good diaphragmatic breath support?  WRONG.  Curious why NOT? Come let me bust those myths...

Adding Stylistic Elements - $25

Video Replay.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


  • $75 In-Person Lesson - 50 minutes
  • $47 Standard Zoom Lesson - 45 minutes:
  • $57 Extended Zoom Lesson 57 minutes
  • Group Lesson - Add $15 per person to the lesson rate

Anytime Upload Option for Pro-Feedback *

  • $12 - 10 min Touch Up feedback video
  • $32 - 30 min Comprehensive feedback video

*Upload a link to a video or audio of you singing, or upload  lyrics and/or audio of an original song in progress.  A personal video recording of my feedback will be created for you within 24 hours. MORE INFORMATION


$160 -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.)


3 Week Melody Writing Workshop $95


Monthly Online Songwriting Circle

  • June 24th- Monday 4:00-5:45 PM PT
  • July 15th- Monday 4:00-5:45 PM PT

Participation and song critique $15. Venmo me $15 or Enroll here.

Enhance Your Songwriting - Lyrics and Melody  - $365 Pt one

  • Self Paced, 5 weeks of lessons with videos and homework
  • Includes a Monthly Song Critique Live Class

More info.

Open Mic Webcam Singing Masterclass

 More info.

Tuesday afternoons 12:55-2:45ish PM PT

Sept 3-Nov 19th 2024 -- 12 weeks $180. 

Create your own Karaoke Backing track:

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!