The importance of having a good ear and excellent rhythm is of utmost importance in any style of music but in my experience, the depth of harmonic and rhythmic understanding required to sing commercial music has proven more intense than in my classical studies. Therefore, I feel it is imperative that the teacher of commercial… Continue reading Amping Up Your Ear Training To An Eleven // Wendy Jones
Author: Wendy Jones
Wendy is a commercial voice teacher, songwriter, arranger, and professional vocalist who spent over 15 years working as a vocalist for cruise ships, Disney, Equity theatres, and with her own jazz band. Wendy has appeared on stages from New York to Tokyo performing with artists such as NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, legendary jazz guitarist Howard Alden, jazz violinist Christian Howes, Crystal Gale, the alternative hip hop group Deltron 3030, and for Las Vegas Elvis Impersonator, Donnie Edwards. Her focus in teaching is helping commercial vocalists find a healthy and unique voice in their chosen genre and mentoring young teachers who are seeking help transitioning from classical singing and teaching to commercial singing and teaching. Wendy is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where she is currently serving as President of the NC Chapter. She is also a member of the Jazz Education Network, the Pan-American Vocology Association, the Recording Academy, the Association of Popular Music Education, and Actors’ Equity Association.
A Commercial for Commercial – What’s the Objective? // Wendy Jones
A cursory glance at any reputable website or book on the history of American popular music and one can almost taste the creamy goodness of America's music. From the mostly religious music of native Americans, to the folk music of immigrants from England, Spain, and France, to musical traditions and polyrhythms brought to American shores… Continue reading A Commercial for Commercial – What’s the Objective? // Wendy Jones