Vocal Coaching Hermanus, Overberg
Dezi Ray is Hermanus’s Best Voice Coach! She has had a successful school for the past 20 years teaching singing, microphone technique, jazz styling, harmony, breathing and percussion. She also teaches stage craft and helps her students to become all-rounders if they intend going into the music industry. She has coached many of the theatrical performers and well known lead singers currently working in the industry, taught at Reddam House, a private school in Tokai, for nine years and is now teaching from her home studio in Sandbaai and at the German School in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town.
“I am so grateful to you for all you have done to help me overcome my vocal injury and the self-consciousness I had as a result. You have helped me transform my voice and increase my range hugely and my confidence is back where it used to be before my injury. Thank you so much Dezi. ”
Dezi says: “The techniques I teach are based on tried and tested methods that are currently being used by some of the top international performers i.e. Madonna, Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Sting, George Michael etc… Many of the excercises are based on Seth Riggs’ “Speech Level Singing”, but I use other excercises that I and other renown teachers have devised.”
Some Singing Pointers
“Breathing is also an integral part of singing. I have been a professional singer myself for many years, so I understand how important stage craft is. I know that good microphone technique can make or break a performance. Where you stand, how you stand, your eye movements, your hand movements… DICTION!!!! The audience being able to hear every word of the lyric is also of huge importance.”
More Vocal Lesson Detail
“I work on technical development, Microphone Technique and INTERPRETATION. Musical interpretation is genre specific and I teach Jazz, Funk, Popular Music, Music from the Musicals and Rhythm & Blues”.
Some Past Students
Lindiwe Suttle- International performer
Jani Faure – Girltalk
Wayne Hirschson – Mersey Sound
Zolani Mohala – Freshly Ground
Patricia McKenzie – Canadian Actress
Jacqui Pickering – “Isidingo” Actress
Home Studio for your Voice Lessons
She teaches Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings at her home studio situated in Gardens, Central Cape Town
Individual Lessons, only R400 per hour – recommended minimum of one lesson per week.
Dezi is now offering a group lesson of three @ R280 each per hour, working on harmonies in order to prepare you for band work, session work and choir work.
Contact Dezi now to arrange vocal coaching lessons tailor-made to your specific requirements.