Hi, I'm Rachel Anne Williams.
I'm a vocal function teacher and voice coach located in Chicago.
I'm a life-long voice nerd who loves helping singers solve long-standing problems, cross-train in opposing styles, and create dependable vocal function that lasts. I don't believe in quick-fixes. I train singers for deep recoordination. It is my belief that this allows for the most personal expression and career longevity.
Here's the Thing...
The Professional Relationship
I work with singers who are serious about their own development. Recoordinating your voice is work, but there is nothing like the feeling of getting it right - the freedom and power.
If you have been stuck with a specific issue in your voice and you are ready to work through it, I'm excited to work with you.
If you are wanting to expand your skill level so as to be viable in a genre that is currently out of your reach, this is my specialty.
Or if you had years of training, but have fallen out of shape and need to get things back in balance, I will help you condition the new voice you have at this point in your life - which of course may feel different than the past.
I know that you know that selecting the right voice teacher for you is a very important step, as this professional relationship will have a huge impact on the future of your singing. As each voice teacher is vastly different from the next, it is obviously not a matter of "who's closest to me?", but a matter of "who can actually help me make these changes?"
A lesson with me will strike a balance between putting you at ease and pushing your boundaries. I will make sure that you not only intellectually understand how to practice, but that you feel it.
I clarify long-term goals and short-term work arounds that are necessary for the working singer.
So much of our success together is based on communication. I welcome your questions, fears, concerns, frustrations and lofty goals! I'm an optimist by heart, and I will always be honest.
"Treating singing as a physical skill allows us to assume everyone can learn."