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Cami Thompson: VOICE LESSONS

"GOTTA SING!" VOCAL STUDIES

GOTTA SING? GOTTA BREATHE? GOTTA SPEAK?    

CAMI CAN HELP!

Now accepting new students in the Bay Area and Northern Nevada.

Cami can help you discover your strongest, healthiest, and most expressive voice!

Strengthen, expand, increase the power, range, and emotion of your song!

Cami has been teaching and coaching singers and actors for over 35 years, and can help you prepare for auditions, shows, public speaking, concerts, club dates, personal and professional goals, and can coach in technique, breath work, jazz improvisation, interpretation and presentation, and can instruct in basic musical knowledge like piano, transcription, and songwriting.  

* Develop correct, powerful BREATHING from the core of your diaphragm

* Increase your vocal RANGE, DYNAMICS and CONTROL

* Improve the QUALITY, TONE AND EXPRESSION of your voice

* Learn techniques to REDUCE STRESS AND FEAR onstage, at auditions, in school

* Discover your OWN UNIQUE SOUND and make it more musical

* Get ADVICE AND KNOW-HOW on the opportunities in the MUSIC BUSINESS

* Learn MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES for studio work and live performance

* Learn to re-acquaint yourself with your ARTISTIC CREATIVE SELF!

* Gain CONFIDENCE in all that you do — singing, speaking, living!

* Gain SELF AWARENESS, SELF-EXPRESSION, SELF-ESTEEM. SELF-ACCEPTANCE

* Get help, SONGWRITERS, with your writing and compositions

* Learn how to create PROFESSIONAL MUSIC BOOKS for band, choir, lyrics, shows


CAMI THOMPSON is a professional singer, actor, songwriter, arranger, teacher, band leader, recording artist and producer with over 40 years professional experience on stage in concert halls, theaters, cabarets, nightclubs, and jazz spots around the world. She has performed at hundreds of jazz festivals across the USA and Europe, has had lead roles in over 35 musicals, and been a vocal and music director for the past 5 years. She is a gifted and trained vocalist and musician in jazz, classical, opera, theatrical, Broadway, rock and pop music, and has successfully taught hundreds of students privately and in clinics for over 35 years throughout the western US and Europe.

 

Introductory Lesson: 90-100 minutes - $65

After that, lessons are usually 60-65 minutes, $50 each.

 

CONTACT INFO:

Email  CAMI(AT)camithompson dot com  

or CALL  [77 5] 8 three zero - 2 2 six 4

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PACKAGE DEALS!  NEW LOWER RATES!!
 This is a good way to keep you motivated to practice, and provide you with some savings. Another benefit if you buy a package - there is no penalty if you need to cancel your lesson up to 2 hours before your session, as it is already paid for. And it’s easier to manage your payments – no need to worry if you forget to bring your cash or check!

  • 5 one-hour lessons package = $230         

(That's $46 per lessonsave $20)                                           

  These 5 sessions take you through the 5 important systems of singing: The 4 Mechanics (Breath Support, Connection, Resonance, Articulation) and Intention-Story

 

  • 10 one-hour lessons package = $440            

(That's $44.00 per lesson = save $60.00)                                                              

  A more intensified program of the 5 systems, developing more skills in each.

 

  • 15 one-hour lessons package = $630                          

(That's only $42.00 per lesson = save $120.00)                                            

  This is a great package for fast-tracking for singers, actors, and speakers who are working toward professional goals. Fully develop the 5 systems. Gain knowledge, mastery, control, beauty, connection, and freedom with your vocal instrument in less than a year. 


GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 

CREDIT CARDS VIA PAYPAL accepted for small fee (1.5% - we split the 3% charge)


LOCATIONS: 

 In RENO: Lessons take place in a private home studio in SW Reno. 

Reno Vocal Studio


 In SAN FRANCISCO:

Lessons take place in Cami's private, safe, comfortable studio overlooking the city of San Francisco near the top of Twin Peaks. 

Teaching studio in San Francisco

RECORDINGS/PRACTICE: Cami encourages students to record the lessons and practice daily to develop powerful breath control and vocal strength. Students are welcome to record the lesson with their own device, or Cami will record the lesson on iPod, and then transfer the session to the computer and burn a CD or download to your own USB drive.

 

CONTACT:

Email  CAMI(AT)camithompson dot com  

or CALL  [77 5] 8 three zero - 2 2 six 4

In her VERY AFFORDABLE private lessons and clinics, Cami first guides the student through relaxation and stretching techniques to calm, connect, relax and energize the body. Then she teaches proper breathing exercises and techniques for a powerful, supported and healthy sound. Finally she shares her vocal techniques and singing exercises that have helped to create Cami's own powerful, dynamic, beautiful voice, and have helped hundreds of students create a strong, healthy voice they love, and love to share!

Special lessons can be designed for the student's specific needs: confidence, control, power, personal growth, spiritual awareness, jazz style (scatting, phrasing, song selections) theatre auditions, American Idol auditions, college applications, weddings, family events - no dream is too small or too big!... Cami wants you to SING!



ABOUT CAMI: At 17, Cami was the youngest member of the renowned Nevada Opera Company, under the direction of Ted Puffer. At the University of Nevada-Reno, from 1976 until 1985, Cami studied classical voice for over 9 years with various teachers, as well as jazz/pop voice, musical theater, keyboards, percussion, theory, arranging, and recording engineering, while performing leading roles in stage shows, concerts, operas and theatrical productions, and playing keyboards and singing in rock, Top 40 and funk/soul bands.

At the age of 21, under the stress of working professionally in so many areas of music and attending classes, Cami developed vocal nodes, and underwent surgery to remove them. Through careful, patient speech and vocal therapy, Miss Thompson fully recovered her voice, and gained a greater respect for the vocal process, as well as a greater understanding of how to handle the stress of performing in public, the responsibility of staying healthy, and the need to practice and use proper technique in all styles of singing. Cami can be an excellent teacher for singers in crisis, as well as anyone with a true desire to sing and sing better!

Miss Thompson has been a vocal director for several main-stage production shows and theater companies, as well as director of dozens of her own productions with Cami Thompson Music Company LLC. She sang for three years with the prestigious, twice Grammy-nominated, 12-voice a cappella group, the L.A. Jazz Choir. She has been an opening act for dozens of performers, including The Manhattan Transfer, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, George Shearing, Jon Hendricks, Lou Rawls, and many others. She has been the lead in over 18 musicals, most recently in Broadway By The Bay's production of "Annie" as Miss Hannigan, and 42nd Street Moon's "Girl Crazy" in San Francisco as Kate Fothergill. Cami performs at jazz festivals, corporate and private events, and concerts across the country and in Europe as a guest artist - from symphonies and big bands to small jazz ensembles - as well as with her own groups.

Cami has released 6 albums under her own name, and had guest appearances on may others. Check out her LISTEN AND WATCH page.


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