ABOUT ALISSA STEFFENS-
ALISSA STEFFENS (Owner of Alissa Steffens Vocal Academy) is a Vocal Coach that moved from Nashville to the Destin, FL area in 2015. She coaches the beginning singer to the advanced vocal artist. (preteen thru adult and younger children on a case by case basis) She takes from all of her experiences as a singer/songwriter/producer and in working in music and the 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 (recording studio technique, commercial stage presence, passive breathing, vocal dynamics, safe belting, vocal health, the art of communication, stronger vocals, etc) and pull from various musical experiences as well as, years of amazing vocal training and pours it all into each student. ALISSA SPECIALIZES IN MODERN PRO VOCAL AND PERFORMING TECHNIQUES AND COACHES POP, ROCK, HIP HOP, COUNTRY ANS CHRISTIAN MUSIC! Singing is like air to her and she consider it a privilege to share what she knows.
*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. ( worked with various Professional top named Artists and Songwriters) --CMT Crossroads
---Feature Presentation Publishing/Feature Music (owned by Randy Travis) worked as vocal artist and songwriter-showcased vocally all over Nashville on behalf of publishing co.
--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,- sang with such greats as 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) and also trained with John Wustman, who also trained Luciano Pavarotti. Also, Instructed by Robin Jane a Christian Pop singer and Vocalist who album received great reviews. Upon moving to Nashville, I also trained with Vocal Coach Kristy Sutherland (and Renee Grant Williams) who has worked with everyone from Christina Aguilera to Faith Hill.
*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.
*Recorded multiple Albums starting at age 18. Two albums were recorded and produced by Phillip Wolf. (Producer of group Alabama)
*Wrote 3 published songs and recorded them on my albums.
To many experiences to list......
Alissa is extremely passionate about helping others discover their own voice and become the singer that they have always dreamed of! She absolutely loves coaching, mentoring, performing, writing and recording music.
***Alissa teaches a Modern Vocal Technique (Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Christian, Country) and Hits Things from Various angles-deal with such topics as, vocal mechanics, passive breathing, finding your voice, stage presence, performance skills, vocal and performance dynamics, artistry in singing, diction, expanding vocal range, listening skills, vocal confidence, ear training, cleaning up vocal problems and improving vocal techniques, recording studio singing, taking care of your voice, music in worship (if that is of interest)communication in singing, Music Business, following your dreams, Acting techniques, Voice in Speaking, etc. etc. Alissa also, does Voice/Music Industry life coaching, as well as songwriting lessons if interested. She also, teach various classes and workshops to help students advance in their goals! ***