Meet Alissa

ALISSA STEFFENS (Owner of Alissa Steffens Vocal Studios/ Vocal Academy) is a Vocal Coach that moved from Nashville to the Santa Rosa Beach, FL area in 2015. She coaches the beginning singer to the advanced signed vocal artist. (preteen thru adult and younger children on a case by case basis) She takes from all of her experiences as a signed singer/songwriter/producer and in working in music and the Pro Music Industry (Music Row-Nashville). She worked for such companies as BMI, the Songwriters Guild of America, Feature Music Publishing, etc. Alissa applies her experiences to every aspect of her unique teaching style and helps each person find ‘THEIR’ own unique voice and style. She coaches from multiple angles (Discover your own Pro sound, recording studio vocal techniques, commercial stage presence, passive modern breathing, vocal dynamics, safe belting, owning the stage, feeling confident, vocal health, the art of communication, stronger vocals, tone development, getting into character, etc) Alissa assesses each student, meets them where they are individually and pulls skills from various musical experiences, an amazing music degree as well as 10 years of amazing vocal training. Coach Alissa takes her passion for people, knowledge and skill and pours it all into each student. ALISSA SPECIALIZES IN MODERN PRO VOCAL AND PERFORMING TECHNIQUES. SHE COACHES POP, ROCK, R & B, RAP, HIP HOP, COUNTRY AND CHRISTIAN MUSIC! AS WELL AS BLUES, JAZZ AND THEATRE -with a strong background in Modern Voice as well as Opera and Classical music! She is a Master of all forms of music with an emphasis on Modern Music and her own distinct coaching style. Singing is like air to Coach Alissa and she consider it a privilege to share what she knows. Students become like family and she personally invests in their goals no matter how big or small. Coach Alissa also, offers songwriting lessons, Music Career Consulting, Speaking lessons as well as Acting lessons.

CREDENTIALS

• Degree in Music and the Music Industry
• Spent years in College performing with a Christian Pop Quartet called Heart’s Desire.
• 30 years publicly performing solos.

BACKGROUND IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ON MUSIC ROW FOR MANY YEARS
—BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) as a Music Licensing Executive

–BMI Songwriter
—Songwriters Guild of America-assisted in handling songwriter events and workshops on Music Row

–Took 10 years of Voice Lessons (Classical, Opera and Modern Voice)

–Worked as a Studio Singer in Nashville for years

–Recorded and Released Multiple Albums starting at age 18. Two Albums were recorded by Phillip Wolf. (Producer of Alabama) *Wrote 3 published songs and recorded them on my albums.

— Assisted with the Dove Awards and GMA week.

— Toured Nationally

–showcased vocally all over Nashville on behalf of publishing co.

–*Been involved with various Nashville organizations such as NSAI, BMI, CMA, ASCAP, GMA, the Songwriters Guild of America as well as attended various workshops.
*Have taught Pro Voice Lessons for 13 years.
* Worked as a back-up vocalist as well as a recording studio singer for various top name songwriters and vocal artists in multiple studios all over Nashville.
**Started a BMI publishing Co.  —Spent time TOURING Nationally
** Sang on praise team at church since elementary yrs.
*Music Director and led a Praise team and band at a church in TN.

— Assisted with the Dove Awards and GMA week in 2003 and worked with various Christian Artists.

— Many years of Voice Lessons with amazing instructors:

– Gwyneth Bean

– World renown Opera singer who sang regularly at the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York,

– Luciano Pavarotti

– Placido Domingo, etc at Carnegie Hall in NY, etc.

– Studied Under College Instructor Scott Bosscher who taught classical and Opera at Wells Cathedral Music School (UK)

– John Wustman, who also trained Luciano Pavarotti.

– Robin Jane a Christian Pop singer and Vocalist who album received great reviews.

– Vocal Coach Kristy Sutherland (and Renee Grant Williams) who has worked with everyone from Christina Aguilera to Faith Hill.