I would highly recommend taking Skype lessons with Chelsea. When you’re on the road singing the same material eight times a week, it is very easy to become complacent with your technique. I find Skype lessons incredibly useful because they reinforce my work ethic, and keep me striving to improve my voice in areas I may not sing in every day. Even through the computer, Chelsea’s ear is stellar in recognizing tension in my voice and diagnosing the cause of it, and giving me exercises to free up my cords. It doesn’t feel like we’re in different time zones at all!
I am a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s BFA Drama program. In pursuing a professional career in acting and musical theatre, finding the right voice teacher is a crucial step. After only studying the past few months with Chelsea after moving to New York, I have noticed drastic improvements in my voice and technique. She has helped me develop a stronger mix which is essential to MT so I can sing today’s broadway repertoire more confidently and healthily. She has also brought out more confidence and finesse in my higher soprano voice, which I was never as comfortable with before. She is patient and encouraging and has really helped me to come into a voice of my own. Each week exercises and songs get easier and I am looking forward continuing our work to improve and refine my voice!
Chelsea has been such a help to me in expanding my range and finding new expressions. In my very first lesson with her she was able to pinpoint a habitual mistake and help me overcome it. Chelsea is always willing to listen to my concerns and let me try new things. I love the feeling that have as I leave lessons with Chelsea; I can sing anything!
As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in voice rehabilitation, I bring my medical voice knowledge and sensibility into my educational theatre work. From the first time I watched her teach, Chelsea has demonstrated that she is highly knowledgeable about vocal anatomy and physiology and, even more importantly, can automatically translate that into practical, accessible instruction. She has the teaching gift of establishing instant rapport with many different kinds of young adult students while always eliciting focused work from them. I have watched her completely transform many students’ voices over the course of a few short months, providing them with tools that open up parts of their voices they never thought they could access and helping them sing styles they never thought they would be able to sing.
Chelsea is one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever worked with. She is such a thoughtful, specific, encouraging, wonderful coach. She will really push you past your limits and work very meaningfully towards each of your specific goals and on all areas of your voice. She is professional and efficient and most of all she empowers you as an individual artist and keeps the joy of singing alive in each lesson. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Over the three years that I’ve been working with Chelsea so far, I’ve developed increased confidence and precision into my higher registers. Perhaps the most exciting development in my voice was about 6months in, I began to feel for the first time that I could sing a song with feeling. She is warm and encouraging and I look forward to my lessons with her. I’ve recommended her to friends and would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their singing voice. Chelsea is truly a fantastic singing teacher.
Although there are a lot of wonderful teachers all over the world, it is difficult to find one who has such a deep understanding of the voice and soul. Chelsea Calder is one of them. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I began taking lessons with her at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. I was astonished by the progress that my voice made within such a short period of time. Her help made me sound beautiful without feeling any discomfort or pain. Chelsea is not only an amazing teacher but also an amazing person. I will be proud of and thankful for her forever.
Chelsea Wilson is a GREAT vocal coach (I have seen her teach, she’s the real deal). Not only does she know her stuff technically, she has tons of stage experience to back it all up. The bonus? She’s incredibly warm, intelligent, funny, lovely and gracious – in addition to being an amazing vocalist and performer herself. Call her. Sing better.
Chelsea has taught all three of my daughters voice and I have worked with her as a performer. She is extremely gifted as a musician and a teacher, and I would highly recommend her! In addition to her obvious talent, she is one of the most delightful and caring individuals I know. It is an all around pleasure to work with her and be in her company!