ABOUT ERIC

HIS EXPERIENCE

Eric Bruner has been teaching voice lessons for almost 30 years, specializing in vocal technique (how you use your voice when you sing) allowing singers to sing any style of music with the same comfortable, confident and effortless voice they use when simply speaking.

Eric was taught by, and made an associate teacher of, Seth Riggs 30 years ago. Seth's amazing teaching helped singers like Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban (first album only), Ray Charles, and a host of others racking up over 120 Grammy's, and it has guided Eric's approach to effective singer and teacher training ever since.

Originally from Detroit, Eric enjoyed being a "jack of all styles" singer/musician for over 15 years. He was a professional musician performing Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Musical Theater, Commercial and Studio work, along with being very involved in Contemporary Christian music. While he very much loved to perform, Eric found himself drawn much more to the joy of teaching. Vocal instruction eventually became his primary passion, and so he has poured his time and energies into teaching singers to become, well… better singers!

As a teacher of voice lessons, Eric routinely works with professional and non-professional vocalists of all ages performing R&B, Gospel, Rock, Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Pop, Country, Rap, Tejano, Contemporary Christian and more.

Eric's students have worked with such stars as Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, J.Lo, Prince, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul Simon, Harry Connick Jr., Paula Abdul, and others who are signed to such labels as Sony, Capitol, MCA, High Street, Cash Money, Warner Brothers, and Atlantic Records.

His clients include record label recording artists and many students with solo and group CD projects to their credit. They regularly perform on national and international television and perform for live audiences of thousands. They are chosen for lead roles in movies, Broadway shows, musical theater and opera productions, perform in top bands, symphony choruses, movies, and do extensive commercial singing and speaking work.

"Eric is so enthusiastic about his students' progress! That is very important to me because my voice makes money for me. Being in musical theatre for 27 years, I know proper technique is everything. He has taught me that even at my age and experience, I still have to take care of my voice with proper technique and knowledge. He also showed me that I had a least 4 extra high notes I didn't even know existed for me....Thanks, Eric!!!"

John Gardner

"Eric helped me use my voice in ways I never imagined. Now I can sing high notes with a power behind it that I never thought possible. By mixing the head voice with the chest voice, I never feel that I am straining to reach those notes. Instead, it feels like my voice is naturally reaching them. Eric helped me have fun with my voice and try new things. He encouraged me to audition for the Houston Symphony Chorus and helped me make it. I learned so much vocal technique from him and continue to sing using the principles he showed me. Thank you so much, Eric! I couldn't have sung second alto and first soprano without you!"

Sarah Celeste, Austin, TX

"Eric, I just wanted to tell you that although I've only had two lessons with you, I have applied the advice you have given me to the shows I've been doing lately and I've made a lot of progress. I have been singing less hard and concentrating on 'pure' singing and the results have been great!"

Steve Steele, Artist/Performer, Houston TX

"I perform regularly both here in the United States and in Cambodia. It's nice to be able to get my lesson time in with Eric whether I'm in the states or out of the country. It's like having a vocal coach who travels with me!"

Amara Chinn, singer/actress

HIS EXPERIENCE

Eric Bruner has been teaching voice lessons for 30 years, specializing in vocal technique (how you use your voice when you sing) allowing singers to sing any style of music with the same comfortable, confident and effortless voice they use when simply speaking.

Eric was taught by, and made an associate teacher of, Seth Riggs 30 years ago. Seth's amazing teaching helped singers like Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban (first album only), Ray Charles, and a host of others racking up over 120 Grammy's, and it has guided Eric's approach to effective singer and teacher training ever since.

Originally from Detroit, Eric enjoyed being a "jack of all styles" singer/musician for over 15 years. He was a professional musician performing Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Musical Theater, Commercial and Studio work, along with being very involved in Contemporary Christian music. While he very much loved to perform, Eric found himself drawn much more to the joy of teaching. Vocal instruction eventually became his primary passion, and so he has poured his time and energies into teaching singers to become, well… better singers!

As a teacher of voice lessons, Eric routinely works with professional and non-professional vocalists of all ages performing R&B, Gospel, Rock, Opera, Musical Theater, Jazz, Pop, Country, Rap, Tejano, Contemporary Christian and more.

Eric's students have worked with such stars as Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, J.Lo, Prince, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul Simon, Harry Connick Jr., Paula Abdul, and others who are signed to such labels as Sony, Capitol, MCA, High Street, Cash Money, Warner Brothers, and Atlantic Records.

His clients include record label recording artists and many students with solo and group CD projects to their credit. They regularly perform on national and international television and perform for live audiences of thousands. They are chosen for lead roles in movies, Broadway shows, musical theater and opera productions, perform in top bands, symphony choruses, movies, and do extensive commercial singing and speaking work.

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HIS PASSION

Even though Eric has had the opportunity to work with so many professional level students, you're more likely to hear him brag on behalf of his students who simply want to sing the lead in the musical, or perform at a club for several hours without losing his/her voice, or sing in the worship team at church, or sing lead in their band, or pursue a solo singing career.

Why?

Because many of these are some of Eric's best vocal students with powerful, clear voices and terrific vocal range and control. They all came to him wanting to learn how to sing better so they can perform at a level that surpassed every other performer around them...and now they do! He really enjoys getting to be a small part of their experience.

Eric's love for people and the potential of the voice within every student continues to push him toward the pursuit of the highest level of excellence in his voice teaching that he can achieve.

Eric enjoys teaching any age, both young kids as well as adults. He enjoys teaching every level of student, from beginner to professional. Eric also specializes in working with singers with various vocal disorders. He has worked in conjunction with ENT's, Vocal Pathologists and Speech Therapists, to help singers with vocal disorders regain their vocal range, strength, and control.

"I started studying with Eric after two years of minimal progress with another instructor. Within 6 months, I had significantly improved range, power, and flexibility. After 8 months, I was doing a sound check for a church performance. While balancing the voice and instruments, the engineer kept turning my microphone down until he finally switched off his equipment and said 'he doesn't need the microphone anymore'. Eric helps you improve by giving specific, targeted exercises rather than vague imagery. His direct approach to voice instruction allows you to improve quickly."

George Zener, Houston, TX

"Eric, I just wanted to tell you that although I've only had two lessons with you, I have applied the advice you have given me to the shows I've been doing lately and I've made a lot of progress. I have been singing less hard and concentrating on 'pure' singing and the results have been great!"

Steve Steele, Artist/Performer, Houston TX

"After my first session with Eric I was very excited about his teaching technique. I was able to see a difference in my vocal range after only a couple of lessons. Eric is wonderful in explaining how you practice each exercise. Now that I have the ability to mix the head and chest voice, I am able to sing higher notes without straining. Thanks Eric!"

Arthurene Walker, Houston, TX

"A few weeks ago I was in Colorado on a ski trip. I didn't want to miss my lesson during the trip, so I just took an online lesson. After skiing that day, I was back in my room at the lodge with my laptop, taking my lesson. It works very well."
Danielle McVaugh, Houston, TX

HIS PASSION

Even though Eric has had the opportunity to work with so many professional level students, you're more likely to hear him brag on behalf of his students who simply want to sing the lead in the musical, or perform at a club for several hours without losing his/her voice, or sing in the worship team at church, or sing lead in their band, or pursue a solo singing career.

Why?

Because many of these are some of Eric's best vocal students with powerful, clear voices and terrific vocal range and control. They all came to him wanting to learn how to sing better so they can perform at a level that surpassed every other performer around them...and now they do! He really enjoys getting to be a small part of their experience.

Eric's love for people and the potential of the voice within every student continues to push him toward the pursuit of the highest level of excellence in his voice teaching that he can achieve.

Eric enjoys teaching any age, both young kids as well as adults. He enjoys teaching every level of student, from beginner to professional. Eric also specializes in working with singers with various vocal disorders. He has worked in conjunction with ENT's, Vocal Pathologists and Speech Therapists, to help singers with vocal disorders regain their vocal range, strength, and control.

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ERIC'S METHOD

Singing should feel as easy as speech… it's that simple.

No matter if you're singing high notes, or low notes, loud or soft notes, your throat, jaw, and tongue should be as tension free and natural feeling as when you're speaking.

Eric was taught by, and made an associate teacher of Seth Riggs 30 years ago. Seth is considered by many to be the most successful voice teacher of the past 40+ years. Seth's amazing teaching helped singers like Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groan (first album only), Ray Charles, and a host of others, racking up over 120 Grammy's, and it has guided Eric's approach to effective singer training ever since.

Eric teaches a vocal technique (the way you use your voice when you sing) that allows this free and clear singing throughout a singer's range, without tension or the fear of "cracking". It can be applied to every style of music all without any strain in the voice. Any age, any experience level will advance.

The power of this singing technique is not only the result — a clear, comfortable, effortless voice — it's also the process — a process that is natural, fun and fast. It's not full of boring technical stuff that goes on for months and years.

Before Eric began teaching 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to give performers a powerful singing technique that could quickly be applied to every musical style, no matter their age or experience level. It has been his professional life ambition to provide students with just that. The technique Eric learned and now teaches allows singing to be as natural and easy as speaking. The techniques have been used to win 100's of Grammys because they produce an effortless, yet powerful sound.

All too often, many singers have vocal damage or chronic vocal fatigue facilitated by poor voice teaching. Many of these students come to Eric from other teaching studios with vocal polyps, nodules and pre-nodules, pre-hemorrhage and even vocal paralysis conditions. Eric has worked with the country's top laryngologists and vocal surgeons to help "reverse the effects" of students' chronic vocal problems by singing/speaking with an improved vocal technique.

(CLICK HERE to visit the Vocal Health and Vocal Care page for more details about vocal disorders).

"As a performing artist you, want two things. The first is to perform consistently, at your very highest level, night after night. The second is to perform at this desired level in a relaxed manner, void of physical tension. Eric Bruner has the tools and experience that helped me accomplish these goals by teaching me to sing and speak with confidence, with the full range and power of my true voice. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish, and you will quickly notice, as I did, the benefits on stage and in your daily life."

Jeff Miller, Actor/Performer

"Eric is the first voice teacher (after 5 different teachers) to finally show me how to access and thrive in my upper vocal registers."

Adrianna Michaels

"A few weeks ago I was in Colorado on a ski trip. I didn't want to miss my lesson during the trip, so I just took an online lesson. After skiing that day, I was back in my room at the lodge with my laptop, taking my lesson. It works very well."
Danielle McVaugh, Houston, TX

"I love taking my lessons over the internet! Before my first web session with Eric, I was afraid that the lesson might be less productive online, but I was wrong. Eric did more to improve my voice in the first 10 minutes than any teacher had in 2 or 3 lessons."
Katrina Boothe, Winnipeg, MB Canada

ERIC'S METHOD

Singing should feel as easy as speech… it's that simple.

No matter if you're singing high notes, or low notes, loud or soft notes, your throat, jaw, and tongue should be as tension free and natural feeling as when you're speaking.

Eric was taught by, and made an associate teacher of Seth Riggs 30 years ago. Seth is considered by many to be the most successful voice teacher of the past 40+ years. Seth's amazing teaching helped singers like Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groan (first album only), Ray Charles, and a host of others, racking up over 120 Grammy's, and it has guided Eric's approach to effective singer training ever since.

Eric teaches a vocal technique (the way you use your voice when you sing) that allows this free and clear singing throughout a singer's range, without tension or the fear of "cracking". It can be applied to every style of music all without any strain in the voice. Any age, any experience level will advance.

The power of this singing technique is not only the result — a clear, comfortable, effortless voice — it's also the process — a process that is natural, fun and fast. It's not full of boring technical stuff that goes on for months and years.

Before Eric began teaching 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to give performers a powerful singing technique that could quickly be applied to every musical style, no matter their age or experience level. It has been his professional life ambition to provide students with just that. The technique Eric learned and now teaches allows singing to be as natural and easy as speaking. The techniques have been used to win 100's of Grammys because they produce an effortless, yet powerful sound.

All too often, many singers have vocal damage or chronic vocal fatigue facilitated by poor voice teaching. Many of these students come to Eric from other teaching studios with vocal polyps, nodules and pre-nodules, pre-hemorrhage and even vocal paralysis conditions. Eric has worked with the country's top laryngologists and vocal surgeons to help "reverse the effects" of students' chronic vocal problems by singing/speaking with an improved vocal technique.

(CLICK HERE to visit the Vocal Health and Vocal Care page for more details about vocal disorders).

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ONLINE PRIVATE VOCAL LESSONS - The internet has made just about everything easier, including studying voice lessons. If you've used Skype before, or any internet video chat software, you know how convenient, personal and practical it can be.

Voice lessons online allows you to find the best vocal instruction, rather than your being limited to whatever voice teacher is around the corner. Many of Eric's students now study with him privately from around the country, and around the world. He has trained singers on virtually every continent.

Is studying voice lessons over the internet on Skype as effective as the in-studio lessons? - Absolutely!

Voice lessons over-the-web have become not only possible and practical, but highly effective and actually preferred by many students.

While most of Eric's "Skype students" are from all over the world, even some of his local students study via Skype, though they could easily come to the studio in person. They like the convenience of taking the lesson at home, and they can still get a recorded version of the lesson so they can practice what was done in the lesson. Give it a try!

"Eric is so enthusiastic about his students' progress! That is very important to me because my voice makes money for me. Being in musical theatre for 27 years, I know proper technique is everything. He has taught me that even at my age and experience, I still have to take care of my voice with proper technique and knowledge. He also showed me that I had a least 4 extra high notes I didn't even know existed for me....Thanks, Eric!!!"

John Gardner

"Eric helped me use my voice in ways I never imagined. Now I can sing high notes with a power behind it that I never thought possible. By mixing the head voice with the chest voice, I never feel that I am straining to reach those notes. Instead, it feels like my voice is naturally reaching them. Eric helped me have fun with my voice and try new things. He encouraged me to audition for the Houston Symphony Chorus and helped me make it. I learned so much vocal technique from him and continue to sing using the principles he showed me. Thank you so much, Eric! I couldn't have sung second alto and first soprano without you!"

Sarah Celeste, Austin, TX

"Eric, I just wanted to tell you that although I've only had two lessons with you, I have applied the advice you have given me to the shows I've been doing lately and I've made a lot of progress. I have been singing less hard and concentrating on 'pure' singing and the results have been great!"

Steve Steele, Artist/Performer, Houston TX

"I perform regularly both here in the United States and in Cambodia. It's nice to be able to get my lesson time in with Eric whether I'm in the states or out of the country. It's like having a vocal coach who travels with me!"

Amara Chinn, singer/actress

Eric's lessons are designed to be fun, but more importantly, highly effective. Within the first few minutes of the first lesson, he explains the approach and then begins the training process.

Even in their first lesson, students experience greater range and vocal ease as they are led through the first few exercises. By the end of the lesson, they have already experienced an improved, more relaxed vocal ability, far more than they thought possible in such a short time.

Each lesson is recorded so students have a personal vocal workout recording. This enables students to have an up-to-date vocal workout for practice between lessons. They simply sing along with the recording at home or in the car to properly apply the techniques and lessons learned.

Because Eric concentrates on teaching vocal technique (the way singers use their voices), he isn't limited to teaching a single musical style. He can effectively work with students on any musical styles that that they want to sing. They aren't limited to any particular musical style or genre.

It's Eric's goal to work himself out of a job by striving to teach students to be their own best teacher. In other words, he wants his students to quickly identify their own unique vocal struggles and apply the right solution to rebalance their voices.

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