I consider Dave Stroud to be among the most important thought-leaders in contemporary vocal coaching and performance coaching today. I have utilized his advice, his training materials and his recommended reading to better myself and the other coaches at MMVS, even before I met him five years ago! He has worked with countless celebrities including: Pentatonix, Demi Lovato, Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson, Justin Bieber, Natasha Bedingfield, Pierre Bouvir (Simple Plan), Andy Grammer, the American Idol tours, Adam Lambert, the TV show The Sing Off, One Direction and so many more. But more importantly, every time I talk with him I feel I have a like-minded colleague who knows what it takes to master the art of singing as well as the science behind it. He truly cares about the singers he works with, daring and encouraging all to follow their dreams and express what is in their hearts. I am honored that he is coming to us all the way from his studio in Los Angeles, and I can’t wait to introduce him to our amazing community of singers! ~ Melissa Mulligan, MMVS
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Vocal Master Class with Dave Stroud, Hosted by MMVS
Singers of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Dave will provide several demonstrations and insights into the science, art, psychology and physiology of singing. He will also be sharing the ins and outs of his new software program for singers, VocalizeU, which allows you to continue to develop your craft outside of voice lessons. BONUS! We will draw a few names out of hat at the end of the class. A few lucky singers will be able to sing for Dave and get some one on one advice!
1pm – 5pm
(address will be sent to registrants)
Regular Price: $129
Early Bird Price through September 10: $109
Space is limited and we expect a sell out. Reservations are REQUIRED!
This event is open to the public. MMVSers should feel free to share with friends and family.
Meet Dave Stroud
Though Dave Stroud’s pursuits may be varied and visionary, there’s one that this serial entrepreneur and voice teacher values above all else: working one-on-one with singers to help them realize their talent—and their dreams.
Dave is a firm believer in letting one’s dreams drive the direction of one’s life. Following his dreams has led him around the world, training singers, artists, and vocal instructors in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, the UK, Mexico China, Singapore, Korea, and Japan, to name a few.
Here in the US, he’s shifted home base from Utah to San Francisco to Los Angeles, where he’s built a number of successful businesses including Hollywood’s Club DV8, the Speech Level Singing (SLS) teacher certification program, and Connecting Voices, a magazine for singers.
Dave attributes his successes—both in the music business and in other pursuits—to his willingness to be wrong. He applies this principle to every lesson he teaches. Singing goes beyond just having vocal control; it’s about delivering the best possible performance. To allow this to happen, he urges his students to be resilient and to never fear being wrong. From that willingness comes the greatest growth—not to mention the greatest performances.
This fearlessness is something Dave has observed time and time again in the many amazing singers and vocal coaches he’s been lucky enough to work with over the last 30 years, be they Billboard Hot 100 recording artists, Broadway stars, or beginning vocal students.
He’s witnessed this attitude while training the participants of the American Idol tours and NBC’s The Sing Off, Michael Jackson on his “This is It” tour, and several artists on Justin Timberlake’s label Tenman Records, including Timberlake himself, Youtube star Esmee Denters, Brenda Radney, as well as Elliot and Free from Freesoul.
Dave has given countless lectures on vocal process and development at prestigious institutions across the globe, including the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Stanford University, University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory, Palo Alto Research Center, Pacific Voice Foundation, Canadian Voice Care Foundation, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Kunstuniversitaet Graz in Austria, and numerous other jazz organizations and societies including the Jazz School in Berkeley and Jazz Camp West.
All these years—and frequent flier miles—honing his philosophy and pursuing his dreams have lead him to his current project, VocalizeU, an online program that takes his true passion—vocal instruction—to the next level, allowing him to help any singer, anywhere to realize their dreams.