Our Coaching

Our Seadragon Vocal Coaching Sessions and Voice Lessons are a fully-customized experience based on science, health, intuition and imagination. Watch the video below for a message from Coach Courtney – and get an idea of what you will see and hear during an online session.

Online: At your scheduled time, receive a 1:1 virtual “Seadragon Session” via Zoom designed to support you in your unique vocal and musical aspirations. We specialize in our online teaching methods specifically – and we love that we get to preserve the integrity of a truly personal interaction virtually. We use professional photography lighting and sound equipment to give you the best e-learning experience possible. Super simple and convenient!

In-person: Due to COVID-19, in-person sessions are currently unavailable. Please contact us to join a waitlist – or contact us for virtual sessions instead!

Asynchronous: Our “Pendragon Sessions” are for clients who benefit from weekly support and direction on their own schedule. Trade weekly projects via email or Google Doc with Coach Courtney and receive written feedback within 24-48 hours. This can be as self-directed as you like – whether you have goals in mind, or you prefer to be given assignments! – Click Here for a Sample of Feedback

  • Ideas for asynchronous/self-study include: learn and record a new song every week, develop one cover song per month, work through a music theory workbook or course, write a song per week/month, develop and execute a plan to reach a career goal (recording an EP/album, creating your own private studio, auditioning, starting a band, etc), “just” have fun, study a particular genre/artist/style, dive into jazz music – the list goes on!

Be sure to read our Q&A for additional information!

What’s Included in a VIP Seadragon Session?

  • Weekly 1:1 Coaching Sessions – reserved every week, available in 45, 60 and 90 minute options
  • “Seadragon SongJournal” – collaborative, typed session notes (covering warm-ups, specific songs and discussed concepts) sent via private Google Doc to help keep track of weekly ideas, progress and goals – Click Here for a Sample
  • Supplemental Resources & Exercises – for further inspiration, such as: practice observations, lyric exercises, writing prompts, music theory games, song study, video/recording analysis and much more
  • Creativity Projects – optional deadlines and goals to work toward, including audio recordings, performances, collaborations, artistic presentations and/or video recordings suitable for sharing with friends and family
  • Premium Service – enrollment is limited so that our clients receive our dedicated attention and premium service
  • Text Message Reminders – personalized reminders are sent out 24 hours prior to your session
  • Office Hours – Courtney is available during regular business hours to answer questions via text and email throughout the week
  • Reduced Rate – package rate for monthly or three-month commitment as compared to our individual rates

Pendragon Sessions: Our Pendragon clients receive all the same benefits as our VIPs with the convenience of asynchronous learning. Weekly coaching via email, collaborative SongJournal, projects, resources and office hours, as well as a weekly check-in via text! Pendragons also receive a discount on individual session rates through our “Inner Circle” should they want to schedule a virtual meeting.

We offer coaching/lessons on the following topics:

Inspiring vocal coaching & voice lessons focused on modern technique, songs and artistry – a program designed to support you in your unique vocal and musical aspirations. Specializing in pop, rock, jazz, folk, country, musical theatre and other contemporary styles. A fusion of voice and breathing exercises, musicianship, creative development, storytelling, performance skills and much more.

We work with total beginners exploring music as a hobby, to advanced professionals looking to take their technique and skills to the next level.

Do you wish your speaking voice sounded different? Do you have difficulty being heard in a noisy room? Did you know that 38% of your first impression comes from your tone of voice? If you want to be a better communicator, whether professionally or in your daily life, vocal coaching can enhance the quality of your speaking voice, as well as boost your presence and influence.

Think outside the box, try a new perspective and explore your creative potential. We combine musical training, vocalization, improvisation, songwriting, creative-writing techniques and journaling to help fuel your ideas and artistry – and we design personalized goals that achieve results! Perfect for clients looking for new ways to see fresh, innovative solutions.

Writing lyrics from the heart, choosing chords, creating a story, navigating blocks and finding a flow, developing your artistry and singing a song that’s truly yours. Including elements of music theory, ear training and vocal coaching to help you sound your best – as well as supportive, philosophical discussion about what it means to be an artist!

Whether you’re a music student preparing for an audition or a professional preparing for a recording, we can help you meet your deadlines and sound great doing it. Past project ideas: album releases, performances and special events, auditions for The Voice and American Idol, college applications, competitions, school/program tryouts and music exams.

Many of our Seadragon clients have launched the businesses of their dreams! Work with us to better uncover your authentic purpose and voice as an entrepreneur. Develop goals, set deadlines, compose marketing copy and create a social media plan… all while being supported creatively through it all.

Our vocal coaching can be combined with piano or ukulele fundamentals, allowing you to diversify your musical skills and take your artistry to the next level. Learn the basics of technique, chords, progressions, chord charts, music notation, music theory and rhythm. A motivational and fun way to explore your musicianship!

A fantastic, in-depth study of everything jazz voice: memorize standards, analyze recordings, learn to scat and improvise, work on grooves and feels like swing, bossa nova and other traditional styles, develop your phrasing, create captivating arrangements and compositions and develop your skills as a band leader.

For total beginners who truly love music and want to understand its ins-and-outs! Learn about melodies, match pitch and feel the groove of your favorite songs. Become a more educated listener, discover your voice and expand your musical horizons!

Have you ever been puzzled by music theory? Want to learn to read music? Or maybe you’re into more advanced topics? We can help! Welcome to the magical world of pitches and rhythms, time and key signatures, scales and modes, intervals, ear-training, triads and seventh chords, harmonic functions and progressions, extended harmonies and improvisation. Whether you’re a total beginner, a music student studying for an AP test or a professional looking to better understand the music you love, we’ll create a personalized mix of topics to support your needs.

Please contact us with any questions! Be sure to check out our Q&A page for more info.

Pricing

Sessions with Coach Courtney are held once a week at the same time each week with a minimum of a month commitment.
Prepayment is due in full on the 27th of each month.

A minimum of 60 minutes is recommended for all adult clients.
Please Contact Us with any questions!

45 Minutes:

$65/session: Three Month Bundle – $845 for 13 weekly sessions
$75/session: Month-to-Month – $300-375 for 4-5 weekly sessions

60 Minutes:

$85/session: Three Month Bundle – $1105 for 13 weekly sessions
$95/session: Month-to-Month – $380-475 for 4-5 weekly sessions

90 Minutes:

$125/session: Three Month Bundle – $1625 for 13 weekly sessions
$135/session: Month-to-Month – $540-675 for 4-5 weekly sessions

Pendragon:

Month-to-Month – $275 for 4-5 weekly exchanges


Interested in Individual Sessions?
Available by Cancellation Only
Join our “Seadragon Inner Circle” for Text Notifications

Individual Rates:
45 Minutes: $85
60 Minutes: $105
90 Minutes: $145

 

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Payment & Schedule

  1. Sessions are scheduled once a week at the same time each week. Your payment reserves your standing weekly appointment throughout the month or three month term.
  2. Payment is made through automatic online billing via Square. A card on file with Seadragon Songhouse is required. Billing takes place on the 27th of each month to prepay for the upcoming month.
  3. A receipt listing the upcoming month’s session dates will be emailed with your payment confirmation. Please read this thoroughly to make sure we’re on the same page with scheduling!
  4. The monthly rate is based upon a model of 4 weekly sessions per month. For months in which there are 5 weeks of sessions, the extra session will be added to the invoice at the agreed upon rate. The three month rate is based upon a model of 13 weekly sessions.
  5. For clients who have signed up at the “Pendragon” level only, a detailed response will be sent once per week and all weekly communications must be used within the month that they are paid for.


Attendance

  1. Due to demand, the full payment for the month is required regardless of the number of sessions you plan to attend.
  2. Should you need to cancel for any reason, Coach Courtney will contact you with a session plan for an asynchronous Pendragon Session to be completed on your own time. Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis. We do not offer refunds for cancelled appointments.
  3. If you know well in advance that you’ll miss a session, let us know ASAP so that we may offer it to our “Inner Circle.” If another client purchases your date, a credit will be added to your future invoice. This is not guaranteed.
  4. In an effort to respect other clients’ schedules, any sessions started late will still end at the pre-arranged time.
  5. Your time slot is automatically renewed and reserved for you each month. Please inform us in writing by the 15th of the month should you wish to suspend sessions for the upcoming month.
  6. Sessions are year-round. If you take a break from sessions and do not wish to pay to reserve your weekly appointment, your spot will be given to another client. Availability is limited, but every effort will be made to fit you back into the schedule upon your return.
  7. If Coach Courtney has to cancel a session, a pro-rated credit will be added to a future invoice, or a substitute “special guest” coach will be made available.