Find Your Voice! Explore your vocal range and develop your skills in one-on-one sessions – Susie offers coaching in vocal performance and song development, all online via Zoom!
“A flat out superb vocalist… Glaze delivers warm, amber-toned vocals that explore the psychic depth of a lyric with deft acuity and technical perfection.”LA Weekly
Award-winning recording artist, Broadway singer and actress, journalist, educator and critically-acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Susie Glaze has been called by Bluegrass Unlimited “…an important voice on the California Bluegrass scene” and by Roz Larman of KPFK’s Folkscene “…one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.”
Study voice production essentials via the Zoom platform from a world-class voice coach/technique instructor. Topics of study include the basics of technique along with coaching on performance, genre style, and personal connection. Private voice students will also receive a weekly newsletter from Susie, options to video your lesson for instant viewing afterwards, and invitations to perform at a monthly open mic night hosted by Susie via Zoom. Lesson scheduling is flexible, and pricing is $60 per one-hour session.
As an educator, Susie has led singing workshops at major Southern California festivals and in private instruction, specializing in the production of a capella singing she calls “The Art of the Unaccompanied Voice.” Susie has also presented lecture demonstrations at USC Thornton School of Music and at Cal State Northridge on “Balladry to Bluegrass,” illuminating the historical path of ancient folk forms from Britain to the United States via immigration into the mountains of Appalachia, and oral tradition through the generations. A current specialist in performance and historian on the work of Jean Ritchie, Susie’s new blog on FolkWorks.com, “Song Notes: A Folk Diva’s Guide to the Galaxy” begins in January 2021. Her past articles for FolkWorks.org have also been cross-published in part at No Depression.com.
What Students are saying…..
“Susie Glaze is a natural teacher [who] has helped me to transform my songs. She is easy to work with and not only has the skills of an excellent vocalist but has helped me to raise the bar of my own voice.”Gail Dreifus
“Susie is the real deal: a consummate performer, true vocal musician, and experienced teacher. She’s been helping me expand my repertoire from jazz to Americana/folk and country and showing me ways to dig deeper into the stories behind the songs. Her teaching style is always gentle and positive, making me feel supported and inspired. Not only that, but she sends out student newsletters packed with information and ideas, and also gives us an opportunity to share our work on virtual student open mics. I feel so fortunate to have found her!”Diane Hubka
“Susie’s a wonderful teacher – She’ll listen to you and your goals, devise lessons that begin right where you are, and then gently guide you to learn new material and acquire new skills. You’ll enjoy your lessons and you’ll love the progress you make.”Lise Swedberg
“Susie is a genuine ‘God-send’ to me. Not only is she a skilled vocalist and a beautiful person with an angelic voice, she is helping me to ‘feel the songs I write and sing.’ She is teaching me how to be a true storyteller of song. Susie listens to her students and fine-tunes each lesson to meet their specific needs and goals as a performer. I am grateful to be studying with this amazing artist.”Pat Cronin
Susie as Performer:
“…does something with a song that only great singers can do…”KCSN, Northridge, CA
“…with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And, so will I.”Jean Ritchie
“Susie Glaze combines a unique blend of talent, skill and experience that allows her to explain, and powerfully demonstrate musical style and content…She is a musical treasure and a wonderful educational resource.”Ken Lopez, Clinical Professor of Music Industry, Thornton School of Music