Through a lifetime of singing and performing, Judy Rodman developed professional vocal techniques that brought her critical acclaim and commercial success. She has crystallized her experience into a vocal training method called Power, Path & Performance™.
Judy was named "Best Vocal Coach 2011" by Nashville Music Pros.
Judy's vocal lessons are proven effective, acclaimed by doctors, recording artists, public speakers and music industry professionals. Her teaching strengths include her experience, her understanding of the fine details of the vocal process, her intuition in diagnosing problems and her creative approach to finding solutions.
Strength and clarity in their voice and a relaxed, natural delivery. That's the signature of a recording artist who has trained with voice coach, Judy Rodman. I work with recording artists staging their tours and coaching their live performance and believe me, there is a huge difference between singing a song and being a singer. Judy is that difference. It is more than her wealth of knowledge about how the voice works, it is her unique ability to reach inside an artist and bring out talent beyond technique.
- Diane Kimbrough, Live Performance Coach
Who Judy Teaches
People from all over the United States come to Judy for singing lessons...including recording artists & entertainers wanting to protect their instruments and take their vocal ability up a level, songwriters wanting to sing better so they can write better melodies, musical theater and advanced classical vocalists desiring more contemporary style. Beginners take lessons for vocal assessment and find voices they never knew they had. Managers, talent agents, producers, and studio engineers regularly send their clients to Judy for vocal lessons before recording their final vocals or sending them on the road. Public speakers, ministers, business people and teachers come to Judy for speaking voice lessons, to maximize communication impact and minimize vocal fatigue and strain.
I just finished a show in Chicago and it went amazing. My voice is feeling stronger than ever, and thats after almost 40 shows in the last month and a half. Judy Rodman's vocal techniques have changed my life.
- Mat Kearney, Aware/Inpop Records recording artist
What Students Learn
Judy teaches proven techniques for breath, open throat, and communication skills. "Master all three areas, which affect each other," proclaims Ms. Rodman, "and you maximize your vocal potential."
Judy’s students learn to draw controlled vocal power from a feeling of compression centered in the pelvic floor. This is a much lower center than most people sing from, and keeps the singer from squeezing at the diaphragm level of the ribs, minimizing 'overblowing' the vocal cords, limited vocal range and lack of control of pitch and tone.
Judy’s students learn the magic of "pulling" instead of "pushing" words. Pulling words from a hook-shaped "Vocal Path" (a concept developed by vocal coach Jeffrey Allen) results in a flexible, open throat, enabling great vocal control and register blend without vocal cracks and strain.
Your technique of pulling voice is the single most profound and useful thing I've ever learned. I thanked you on the CD credits and would like you to have a copy.
- Salem Jones, rock recording recording artist
Judy's physical and psychological approaches to performance coaching are informed by her own extensive performance experience. She knows first-hand what it takes to give unforgettable performances during national network TV appearances & interviews. Her live shows rocked venues from clubs, auditoriums and county fairs to the stadium arenas, enabling her to teach voice with practical application to large stages. She is also understands how to give impact in a small setting such as a house concert or "writer's night". She teaches choirs and musical theater vocalists to perform with precision, articulation, and communication.
Judy has developed ways to alleviate excessive anxiety, yet preserve the spark of excitement in the performance. She specializes in helping a singer "get real" within the song, much like a great actor getting into character.
Judy Rodman is the best vocal instructor for beginners and/or advanced vocalists that I feel music has to offer. With my years and my ears of experience in Christian music, I base this statement on one simple word: RESULTS!
- Ronny Hinson, of the original Hinsons
Your First Vocal Lesson
During the first lesson, Judy will assess your voice and begin immediately improving your most challenging areas of vocal weakness. You will discover how to overcome voice breaks and cracks and sing in a powerful blend without vocal cord strain, jaw or throat tension. Pitch, diction, control and breathing problems are also covered. You will learn to expand your vocal range and improve tone quality, overcome stage fright, and effectively connect with an audience.
Hi Judy, I want to thank you for the "most effective voice lesson" I have ever had. When I went back to the studio my producer was amazed at the confidence level I approached while recording. Your visualizations about opening my air pathways made a remarkable difference. In fact, my producer said he may call you for a lesson! “
- Celeste Zepponi, Christian music artist
Healing Voices with Problems
Judy's deep understanding of the pain and fear associated with vocal dysfunction also comes from her own personal experiences. In the middle of her career she overcame a myriad of vocal challenges, greatly aided by her classical college training and Nashville's legendary professional vocal coach Gerald Arthur.
Judy has retrained singers with partial vocal cord paralysis, chronic raspiness, and with a history of nodes to sing with no strain or pain. She excels in correcting problems with pitch (even with those who’ve been told they were tone-deaf), breathing (even problems involving strange diaphragmatic spasms), diction (even in those who never had good diction), tone (enriching even the thinnest, strained voices) and a broad spectrum of other vocal challenges and impairments.
Without Judy Rodman's "Power, Path and Performance I would have continued down a path of bad vocal habits that may have led to more vocal strain and maybe even severe damage. I'm grateful for this vocal technique method because with it I now have the confidence to conquer any live performance or studio session. I highly recommend it!
- Bryan White, multiple-platinum album recording artist
Judy specializes in all contemporary vocal genres. When she is teaching style, Judy guides each student into his or her own heart. For instance, she helped classically trained singer Stephanie Adlington develop an alternative rock sound; she helped rap artist Mat Kearney develop a great singing voice, resulting in a hit career - signed simultaneously with both Christian and pop record labels. She helps her clients experiment with different styles, giving them feedback on what style is working best for their voices. She always coaches clients into their own uniqueness and authenticity, whatever style is chosen.
Years ago, I was a vocal instructor's ultimate challenge. Not only would I eventually pursue public speaking as well as singing, but I was also battling a life-threatening eating disorder. I was lost in my disease and could not connect to my body or emotions. With Judy Rodman and her "Power, Path and Performance" vocal technique, I found my voice. Today I speak and sing nationwide --- communicating from my heart and with my true voice.
- Jenni Schaefer, Singer, Songwriter, Speaker, and Author of Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence From Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
Judy gives private vocal lessons at her Nashville, Tennessee office. Her fee is $100 an hour. There is a 24-hour cancellation fee and limited scheduling availability. Contact Judy for Power, Path & Performance vocal lessons today.