Vocal Lessons

Through a lifetime of singing, speaking 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™.

Singers: @judyrodman has great tips and info to make you better. Nashvillians: go get a lesson! Truth - best there is.
- Mat Kearney, Universal recording artist, on Twitter

Judy was named "Best Vocal Coach" by Nashville Music Pros organization. She is primary vocal coach with PCG Nashville Artist Development company. 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 vocal 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

Skype lessons

Can't get to Nashville right now? Judy regularly coaches singers and speakers by Skype all over the US and internationally. These are very effective lessons; Judy can diagnose strengths & weaknesses, issues and core causes, suggest vocal technique to fix, protect and optimize the voice. She can warm you up before an important performance. She can also record individualized vocal exercises she gives you through through her recording software, and then email you the audio file.

Who Judy Teaches

Great lesson the other day! I LOVED it! I felt so much better by the end!
- Kacey Musgraves, Mercury Records recording artist

Singers

People from all over the world 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. (See sample list of students & clients at About Judy.)

I couldn't have won without your help!
- Jordyn Pepper, winner of 'The Josie Show' Bluegrass/Americana vocalist of the year 2016
Judy! Gabe's warm up sessions with you really worked for him.. I truly noticed a difference. We got some great vocals… wait till you hear this record! I would have given my left arm to have this when I started out!
- Britton Cameron, singer, songwriter, producer, former RCA recording artist

Speakers

Public speakers, tv and radio broadcasters, voice actors, ministers, business people and teachers come to Judy for speaking voice lessons, to maximize communication impact and minimize vocal fatigue and strain.

Judy was a lifesaver when I couldn't figure out the reason behing my vocal loss! Within 2 minutes of our session, she had my issue figured out. Amazing! Update: Walmart loved the read! I feel like the old 'me' is coming back and I have YOU to thank!!
- Linda Bruno, ISDN Voiceover talent, NY

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."

  • Power
    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.
I just made the finals of American Idol! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help! You enhanced my breath control, fixed my shotgun blast and my posture.
- Casey Thrasher, finalist 'American Idol'
  • Path
    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 our CD credits.
- Salem Jones, lead singer/songwriter of rock band "One Soul Thrust"
  • Performance
    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 Rodman is one of America's leading vocal trainers and an incredible artist and hit songwriter in her own right. Her extreme talent is only matched by her heart and the way she cares for the emerging artists and the superstars she shepherds.
- Bernard Porter, Founder PCG Nashville
Our producer Dave Brainard says I sound so much better. What a life saver you are! Felt really confident at the showcase... probably the best I've ever done. Thank you!
- Meagan Michaelis, recording artist with Michaelis Sisters

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.

Thank you so much for everything; you've helped tremendously with recording in the studio and I'm so much more comfortable on stage now!
- Kelsie May, blind auditions on 'The Voice'

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.

Judy, thank you so much for your help with my voice! Our show was amazing. I had so much more confidence in my ability to sing!
- Adia Victoria, Atlantic Records recording 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.

Your techniques have allowed me not only to recover from the full left vocal chord paralysis (6 months) but with more range. My breathing did not recover fully but using your breath methods I get more use of the air I have. Singing better than before.
- Jim Wilkes, attorney, singer

Styles Taught

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 vocal lesson fee is $125 an hour or $65 for 1/2 hr. There is a 24-hour cancellation fee. Call or email for scheduling availability. Contact Judy for Power, Path & Performance vocal lessons today.