Client Reviews

Courtney’s clients have won competitions and auditions, earned scholarships and leading roles, recorded albums, filmed music videos, booked performances and speaking engagements, boosted their public speaking skills, developed podcasts, recovered from vocal traumas, launched new businesses, embraced their creativity – and much more!

Anyone can enjoy a more fulfilling life with an empowered voice and enhanced sense of self-expression!

GrantGrantAtlanta, GA

Throughout my life, I've been told that I can't sing. My family, friends, and occasional strangers all told me to keep my day job. I stumbled upon Courtney and Seadragon Songhouse as a nervous 20-something who wanted to sing but was afraid he never could. I left a confident tenor with a three-octave range. Courtney taught me technique and gave me tools to manage the psychology of vocal performance. I sang tracks by Sinatra, Queen, and Nirvana that I never thought possible with my voice. Courtney is a ray of light and the best sort of teacher. If you are looking for a vocal coach that will build your confidence in a kind, gentle way, I can't think of anyone better.

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Rachael Laya HoffmanRachael Laya Hoffman

Coach Courtney is some sort of unicorn-angel-musician-songwriting-vocalist, and with just one lesson in, we’re thrilled at the professionalism, style, grace and sheer talent from her. Her space and energy is warm and inviting, putting me and my 7 year old at ease instantly. If you’re looking for a pro to help nurture your kid’s voice (adults too) and musicality, in an environment that will nurture creativity, Seadragon Songhouse is where you want to land. I’m already blown away. 💜🌟🧜🏼‍♀️🦄🎶

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MaxMaxLos Angeles, CA

Courtney is a prime example of how music education should be done. She in incredibly insightful, flexible, patient, and has the ability to nurture musical inspiration in a way I’ve never seen in my 14 years as a musician. For people with both confidence and experience, or those who are new to music and dipping their toes in for the first time, she is an incredible guide. Her methodology is wholistic, and she adapts her style to remote learning very effectively. She helped me immensely on my fundamentals, songwriting, technique and performance capabilities, and in a very short time I felt a completely new confidence and fluency with my voice. If you want to learn how to sing, Courtney is the perfect person for the job.

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NinaNinaAtlanta, GA

Found Seadragon Songhouse and Courtney while researching for voice coaches and found her to far exceed my expectations. Fully supportive and genuinely interested in my thoughts and personal experiences, she is not only my voice coach, and sometimes my therapist (lol...), but also my new friend. Courtney is an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her services to any of my friends and family.

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KateKateLos Angeles, CA

Anyone can hang a shingle out and call themselves a teacher. In the 10 years I have known Courtney Cutchins, she has proven to be deeply committed to increasing her own areas of mastery in order to better serve her customers. The music business is always changing and Seadragon Songhouse is a place where you can get cutting edge instruction on vocal function, as well as help to find your unique voice as a songwriter. Get there!

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NazlahNazlahNew York, NY

Courtney is a great voice teacher! As a theatre artist who has always shied away from singing, she has not only given me to the tools to rock a musical theatre audition, but also the confidence. She truly listens to your needs no matter your skill set or preferred genre of song. I have grown exponentially since I started learning from her.

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Chrissie Townley KinnamanChrissie Townley Kinnaman

Courtney is an outstanding teacher. Her techniques helped take my son’s vocal skills to the next level. She coached him through auditions and performances, always inspiring his creativity and individuality. She is extremely supportive and truly cares about her students.

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ReishaReishaAtlanta, GA

I truly thoroughly enjoyed my experience working with Courtney this summer. As a newbie to voice lessons, she made the experience so easy and welcoming, and I even wrote my own song for the first time ever! After every session I felt so refreshed, inspired & grateful to use and strengthen my voice. I did more than I thought I ever could. The whole experience was very beautiful and joyful. I would highly recommend Courtney for your voice lesson needs. She's so gifted and kind!

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SunnySunnyAtlanta, GA

Great teacher. The environment is very comfortable, she has been great at building confidence, and is committed to helping me develop the skills I'm interested in working on.

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ReneeReneeAtlanta, GA

Courtney is an exceptional guide, mentor, and pedagogue. Each lesson - I grow mountains. She is diagnostic, prescriptive and structured - in just the right the measure. Courtney's beautiful spirit puts one completely at ease.  If inhibited in anyway - no worries - you will forget you ever were. My talented friend who referred me to Courtney said, "She is the best - I love her!" - which about sums it up. Importantly, Courtney is completely dependable and her follow up notes are thorough and a good keepsake. Without hesitation, I give Seadragon Songhouse the highest possible recommendation.

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Sara GlendaSara Glenda

Courtney is an awesome singer, teacher and human being! She brings out the best in anybody she works with! 🎵

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Andy McDowellAndy McDowell

When we think of the word voice we as humans normally go right to our physical voice. Those sounds that emanate from our throats that allow us to communicate and express our thoughts and emotions. But we have many voices....some which we never use or barely use. That list includes our written voice, singing voice, romantic voice, business voice, relationship voice, parental voice, community voice, spiritual voice......the list is never ending.

If you want to find a particular voice of yours that is lost or strengthen one you have but want to use it to generate your value in this need to look no further than Courtney Cutchins and her Seadragon Songhouse studio and family to reach your goals. Courtney is a kind, caring, intelligent, experienced soul in this world who will be your partner in strengthening or discovering your voice in your life. Her studio is warm and inviting and her smile, when you are frustrated with yourself, lets you know that the Songhouse is a place of non-judgement, love and support.

If you ever have the chance to visit Courtney and her Songhouse, be sure to ask for an introduction to her partner in crime....Scales!

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AmyAmySeattle, WA

Courtney was our son's first piano teacher and really helped him develop a love and respect for music. She was not only professional, thorough and punctual, she connected with him on his 7-year-old level and encouraged him to explore his own creativity through songwriting and expression. We are really thankful to have had her as one of his very first musical influences.

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AngelaAngelaAtlanta, GA

Courtney is a caring, enthusiastic and very talented instructor. She is fully invested in the growth, progress and development of her students! Very satisfied with our lessons together.

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TomTomAtlanta, GA

Courtney's education, experience and teaching ability is second to none. I have been a student for a little over 2 months and the knowledge I have acquired and the improvement in my voice is something I never thought possible. In addition to voice, we have been exploring songwriting, which I have always wanted to do. Thanks to Courtney, I have written my first song with chord structures, hook and lyrics. Her teaching style is like nothing I have ever experienced. Easy nudging and gentle encouragement - and when you leave your lesson, its like "wow!" Who knew? I cannot say enough great things about Courtney. In my opinion, she is the best!

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JanineJanineSeattle, WA

My daughter has been taking singing lessons with Courtney both in-person and on Skype for the past 5 years. I was unsure if a remote set-up would be effective for music lessons, but it is absolutely just as effective as in-person lessons. Courtney is patient, nurturing and really knows how to listen and build both adult and teen students’ confidence. Her creativity really shines through in her teaching method/style as she finds the just right balance for each student. My daughter has thrived under Courtney’s teaching!

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Lorna Dykgraaf-SchripsemaLorna Dykgraaf-Schripsema

I have worked with Courtney a few years ago. I am a seasoned trained vocalist that grew up singing gospel, choir, and classical music, I transitioned to jazz in my more ...., uhmm ....mature years. I was wondering if Courtney could help me loosen the control of my singing style into a more easy, swing, jazz, and freeing style. Not only did she help me but made me feel comfortable in my own trial and error and letting my voice and mind relax to find a new style and feel comfortable with that process.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and urge anyone that wants to improve and/or expand your style no matter where you’re at to give it a go!!!

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KellyKellySeattle, WA

Courtney is an amazing teacher, kind, compassionate, and caring. She is a skilled musician and singer, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table to help reach any musical goals you might have. Having Courtney on your “team” is a big win! You will love her immediately and she will work with you in a non-intimidating way. I highly recommend this lovely and skilled music instructor and coach.

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KSKSAtlanta, GA

Learning to sing can be terrifying, even for an established musician. But Courtney’s blend of warmth, compassion, and expertise gave me just what I needed to take the next step in my musical journey.

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PaulinePaulineSeattle, WA

Courtney's credentials, her performance experience and her emotional intelligence allows her to support and guide my creative spirit into new areas of experience with a sure hand. After having had to withdraw from 2 choruses due to Covid 19, I started working with Courtney virtually in September 2020 badly in need of song therapy. Her teaching style fit perfectly. She encouraged me to choose my own songs, introduced me to iRealPro and I recovered rapidly! A couple months later I had written a song, and sung an impromptu melody which proved to myself that even I could do that. To support my secret wish to be able to arrange pop songs for barbershop choruses I asked for some music theory and voila the chord confusion started to clear up and the possibility of arranging became a real possibility. Courtney owns the jewels of patience and kindness with no disparaging words, EVER. I absolutely trust her.

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Kate McGarryKate McGarry

Learn from a creative singer who is walking the talk!

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