Jeannie Gagné M.A. Professional Vocalist, Master Teacher of Singing
www.jeanniegagne.com, and www.SoundationVox.org for workshops
For the past thirty years, Professional Vocalist and Professor Jeannie Gagné has taught tens of thousands of singers and non-singers alike how to use their voices in an effective, powerful and authentic way. Her expertise draws from detailed knowledge of vocal anatomy—fact and myth—how the mind best supports singing, and techniques to maximize vocal efficiency, style, quality and health in a range of genres.
Ms. Gagné is Professor of Voice at the world-famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, where her classes include performance skills, private vocal instruction, directing ensembles, and advanced proficiency including learning to harvest and trust your inner creativity and confidence. A classically trained coloratura soprano with a 4.5 octave range, an author, a songwriter, with a Master of Arts in Vocal Studies and Health, and a Reiki Master, Jeannie Gagné’s specialty is teaching people healthy, powerful, and effective singing in several popular styles. Her students perform around the world, on American Idol and The Voice, YouTube, in recordings and television, building successful careers both on stage and behind the scenes. Jeannie Gagné is the author of two highly acclaimed books on singing, and “Belting: A Guide to Healthy, Powerful Singing,” and "Your Singing Voice: Contemporary Techniques, Expression and Spirit" (Berklee Press). She has three solo CDs to her credit that have garnered critical acclaim, and she has appeared on dozens of recordings and movie soundtracks. Her online vocal video series The Vocal Genie (YouTube) is seen around the world by hundreds of thousands viewers. At Berklee College of Music Ms. Gagné has created unique classes for the curriculum, including the popular “Body, Sound and Inspiration” science course for all students, and “Vocal Technique and Wellness” featuring her mind-body-spirit trilogy teaching method. Her students’ comments speak volumes: she is “inspirational,” “amazing at teaching technique,” “fun,” “expects my best–and helps me to bring it,” and is “great at making complicated topics easy to understand.” She teaches at all levels in workshops, groups, and in private lessons. She also built and teaches the popular BerkleeOnline course, “Popular Singing Styles: Developing Your Sound.”
A professional singer and songwriter, Jeannie Gagné travels both nationally and globally to share her expertise and to perform. She sings professionally in a range of musical styles, from pop to jazz to blues to rock to country to R&B to classical to singer-songwriter. This flexibility allows her to offer her students a solid foundation in technique, style and improvisation. A full Professor of Voice at Berklee, she also teaches private lessons by Skype, when she travels, and in the Greater Boston area.
Ms. Gagné’s long list of professional credits over the past three decades include Philip Glass, Bare Naked Ladies, Cher, Patti Austin, George Duke, Terri Lynn Carrington, SNL drummer Shawn Pelton, Bruce Springsteen band member Everett Bradley, and dozens more; television and radio appearances; movies "Anima Mundi," "Feuille" and "Forbidden Nights"; and American and world tours. A songwriter, she is a trained pianist, classical soprano and West African drummer, and plays acoustic guitar. What some people are saying:
“Superior, truly unique” –Eve Nelson, noted television and movie composer and conductor
“I love this! Fantastic, well researched.” –Doug Roth M.M., M.A., CCC-SLP, Voice Therapist, on “Belting: A Guide To Healthy, Powerful Singing” (book)
“Thank you for everything you have taught me. Not only about my voice, but about my confidence and happiness with myself. You have taught me that everyone is different, even vocally, and that it is a beautiful thing. Your super positive energy is so powerful.” –Berklee student “Incredible. This is the most comprehensive work I’ve ever seen. It encompasses the spiritual and physical sides of being a musician.” –Bernie Drayton, award-winning record producer, on “Your Singing Voice: Contemporary Techniques, Expression and Spirit” (book)
“Thank you for your teaching. You have helped me to come into my own as a person and as a musician in truly novel and expansive ways.” –Berklee student
“I've struggled for years trying to find my voice and break through the personal barriers holding me back from becoming a better vocalist. Jeannie quickly identified my strengths and challenges then personalized an approach that helped me to achieve immediate results. I’m beginning to do things with my voice that I didn’t know I could and now my confidence is soaring! Thanks Jeannie!” –Private student on Skype