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New Vocal Coach in Residence
Originally published in Voice Council Magazine.Lis Lewis went to Brittany Spears’ house to give her voice lessons, went to the Grammy’s to warm up Rihanna, and worked with Miguel for his Saturday Night Live performance.
We invited this true coach-to-the-stars to be our first Vocal Coach in Residence of 2017.
Vocalists who inspire:
Aretha, Ray Charles, Beyoncé, Steven Tyler, Miguel (not because I’m biased).
Your first music teacher:
Mr. Gorbetz, my choir teacher in school. We had a big choir, a small choir, an a cappella choir and madrigals. He was busy.
A favorite nerves remedy:
Meditating, stretching, vocalizing, makeup, clothes, equipment in the car then listen to great performances.
I'm so grateful to CBS Los Angeles for naming The Singers Workshop 'Best Voice Lessons' in Los Angeles. It's been my pleasure to provide voice lessons and vocal training to incredibly talented artists for over 30 years.
I don't like to say 'no'. I just cleared my entire calendar for the whole week in order to get on a flight that just landed (12:00 AM EST). I'm here in New York City to work with Miguel for his performance this weekend on SNL. I didn't actually know I was going until just three days ago.
I watched this year's Grammy Awards twice through, if you can believe it - all three and a half hours of it. Here are my favorite moments.
Watch the beginning of one fan's emotional journey, starting with a stop at a vocal coach at The Singers Workshop ... Lis' segment starts at 3 minutes.
An insider's view of the 2011 Grammy Awards with Lis Lewis backstage with Rihanna.
Come with me backstage with Rihanna at The American Music Awards 2010.
I have had one of the most exhilarating and exhausting summers of my life. I haven't seen the sun, my family or friends since June because I've been the vocal coach for the CBS TV show Rock Star: Supernova. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is a reality show with the job of finding a lead singer for the new rock band Supernova.