Check Out These Powell Method Stories Of Success!
This Pro Learned More In Just One Lesson Than Ever Before
Jennifer Boswell, Professional Actress
Katti Powell is bar-none, hands-down one of the very best voice teachers out there. I've been singing for 23 years, and have had several teachers over the years, from NYC to LA. Many of my teachers have been good, but I learned more in one lesson with Katti than I did several months with other teachers. Why? I think it's because she's not only a talented singer herself with great range and ability to sing anything, she knows how to TEACH it. She approaches everything from an acting perspective as well as a technical/anatomical perspective. Because she's been in the business for years, she's acquired a plethora of tools and analogies to key into how to use this very mysterious and elusive thing called the voice. The other thing that's wonderful about Katti is there is no ego. She's not in competition with you - she teaches because it is her passion, not because she has to. I've never met another voice teacher like her. Whether you want to sing choral music or on the radio, this chick can get you there.
HUGE Improvement In Second Album From First
Vanessa Renee, Professional Singer-Songwriter
I am a singer/songwriter and I had been performing for several years before I met Katti. I decided to start taking voice lessons from her to help me improve overall. Wow what a difference! I had a lot more breath support and so much more control of my voice. Katti helped me learn where to place my voice when singing in all different ranges. I decided to take Katti along while recording my second album. She helped me with pronunciation and my voice placement. I think it made a huge difference in the quality of the vocals. She taught me so much about how to sing words, how to get those high notes out in a beautiful way and how to put a rich feel into the low ones. I think there is a gigantic difference in the way my voice sounds on my first album to my second. The techniques she taught me have left a lasting impression. I am so much more aware of how to use my voice and I thank Katti immensely for helping me to become a better performer.
Won Pageant After Just 3 Lessons
Hayley Weaver, Miss UT Contestant 2012
Working with Katti has been an amazing experience! She has helped me improve immensely and become much more comfortable with my voice. Her lessons are not only fun but she teaches you how to reach inside yourself and sing from the heart. After 6 months of using The Powell Method I have learned so much and I know I will take what she has taught me and apply it for the rest of my life. She goes above and beyond being a voice teacher; she has become a great friend and an amazing support in all of my endeavors. Thank you for everything Katti!
Top 10 After Just 6 Lessons
Kristen Hernandez, Singer
I had the honor of working with Katti right before the Talent Quest National Competition. In only a few short lessons she had me miles above where I started out. Her methods help you stretch your range, while keeping your vocal health. She continuously helped me get better each time we met. Even though it was my first year competing at the national level, I made 8th place in the pop category, and 11th place in the country category. Katti's constant encouragement, even when I didn't have believe in myself at first, was what put me over the top. I could never thank her enough! I would definitely recommend The Powell Method to anyone!
Went From Competitor To WINNER After Just 3 Workshops
Ellen Jewell, Talent Quest National Finalist
I have been singing for over 50 years and have had twice that many vocal coaches. I met Katti at a workshop in Las Vegas and in one hour I was able to sing for the contest without any straining and with more confidence in my placement than I ever had before. Her explanations and methods are so simple and easy to comprehend, and the difference is instantly transformed into your singing. Her vocal exercises aren't merely "scales", but ways to expand your control and register. She makes everything so simple and easy to understand. After singing all week, normally my voice would be exhausted and my throat sore and fuzzy, but i was as clear as a bell and floating up to all my high notes thanks to Katti. She is remarkable!!! Less than a year later, with her help I was able to win the Women's Masters category in Talent Quest East Florida! She refined everything about my performance in just a few workshops. She deals with the entire presentation package. Just listen to her and she will make you a winner!
Already Seeing Improvement In Her Students
Quinese Atkins-Benjamin, CPMI
I am a private voice instructor and, as a singer since the age of four, I have had a few vocal coaches over the years. I can say I at least had one good vocal coach that taught me classical technique but I never knew why I would not sound right or why I struggled in singing other genres. I wanted to see if there were any certificate programs or something to give me full backing and credibility as a real vocal instructor. I am now in the Powell Method Instructor Certification program learning all that I desired to learn and more. What makes it even more amazing is that Katti has an energy that just pulls you into whatever she is saying or demonstrating. She makes learning these techniques easy and fun. She is also extremely patient when you are unsure of yourself. I can’t wait to finish up this program and share this gift of instruction. The confidence The Powell Method brings is truly amazing!!! I am completely in awe of how I can reach notes and do things that my students and I have never before been able to do vocally and also do it with complete ease. I just Love Katti!!! Study with Quinese here!
Actress Became Best Singer In Her Acting Conservatory
Joanna Haynes, Actress
Katti Powell is an unforgettable voice instructor. I came to Katti when I was 18 years old because I wanted to improve my musical theatre sound. I had absolutely no clue how to belt before beginning The Powell Method and when I graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City four years later, I was the top belter in my class. The Powell Method not only improved my belting voice but my legit and mix voices as well. Every lesson held something new and exciting. I was constantly challenged to not only make great vocal sounds but to interpret and truly understand the words I was singing and the stories I was trying to convey. The more lessons I took the more my confidence as a singer and an all around performer grew. Katti coached me for many auditions, one of which gained my acceptance into the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School. I have studied voice with many instructors in NYC and every one of them positively commented on the training I received through The Powell Method. My training through The Powell Method has allowed me to sing with tremendous range and in a great variety of styles without the slightest bit of damage to my vocal chords. The time I spent with Katti studying The Powell Method is invaluable and I carry its teaching with me as I pursue my career as a performer. I highly recommend her as an instructor for voices of all types and at any performance level!
...And Here is What HE Had To Say About Joanna!
"Well, Katti, that's quite a powerhouse you sent up here for the summer. Just a wonderful energy to be around, bright and strong, soaking it all in. And a voice that can do all sorts of exciting things in various ranges and feels. In the cabaret, she quite definitively brought down the house, joined, at one point, by a 26-voice choir…So, I'm pleased to report, Joanna was one of the students who truly "got" it. You could see it in her work, most obviously, but also in the way she listened, took instructions, tried different things in rehearsal. I wish every student could be like her - but I guess what I'm really wishing is that everyone could come out of the masterful tutelage you've given Joanna."
- Noel Katz, Composer, Music Director, & Instructor at Circle In The Square Theatre School, NYC
- Noel Katz, Composer, Music Director, & Instructor at Circle In The Square Theatre School, NYC
14 Years With Other Teachers Couldn't Top Just 2 Hours With Katti Powell
Faith McCausland, Singer-Songwriter
I took voice lessons on and off for 14 years and made very little progress overcoming my break and my weak high range.. til I met Katti! After just a couple of lessons with Katti I was able to utilize belt, mix, etc in ways that were healthy for my voice and easy to understand, and strengthen my voice and breath control in general. She's amazing!!
Got Cast After Just 1 Lesson
Chelsea Anglemyer, Professional Actress
Katti is BRILLIANT!!! I never thought I would be able to belt, but I was definitely proven wrong! Thanks to my ONE LESSON with Katti I have just landed a role in "Shout! The Mod Musical" and will be healthily belting my face off!
Overcame Stage Fright
Jason Stice, Country Singer
I only had a few lessons with Katti, but in that short time I learned so much. The Powell Method taught me breathing techniques and voice control that helped immensely. It also gave me the confidence to sing in front of a crowd again--something that I had feared since high school. I had a chance to sing regularly with the band One-Eyed Jack at a club and even got a small following doing that. I would also have people I'd never met come up to me and tell me they heard I was a really good singer. Thanks to The Powell Method and Katti's positive, encouraging attitude, I look forward to being on stage singing and I'm setting my sights high.
Even The Most Experienced Singers Can Learn From The Powell Method
Natalie Baughman, Professional Actress
I've been training in voice since the age of 6 but have been uncertain on how to warm up my belt correctly. Her instruction CDs have helped me tremendously and have given me a boost of confidence in my belting. I find her method to be helpful even though I've had years of extensive training. The exercises are simple enough for the beginner and challenging enough for the more advanced. Katti is also one of a kind. A genuine, talented, beautiful woman who strives to bring out the inner vocal talent in everyone. You should definitely consider taking a lesson with her!
The Student Became The Teacher
Colleen Rushton, CPMI
Katti is absolutely AMAZING! She explains things so that anyone can understand it. I have been singing since the age of 13 and I made quite a bit of improvement in my singing in the short time that I took lessons from her. I am now a Certified Powell Method Instructor and LOVE helping people develop their passion for singing. In 2011, I was the vocal coach for the Talent Quest National Finals in NV where 80% of my students made it to the semi-finals. Study with Colleen here!
Got A "College Education" From 1 Weekend Of Workshops
Mike Olson, Professional Singer & KJ
I would highly recommend The Powell Method to anyone who loves to sing and wants to become better at it! I feel like I just received a year of college singing instruction in the span of one weekend of workshops and learned more in the workshops than I would have from a college education. Katti is an excellent teacher and newfound friend. Thank you, Katti!
Found Her Vibrato
Breanna Opdahl, Performer
All my years of singing I have had difficulty finding my vibrato. Within one session, I was already hearing it a little, thanks to Katti! Her explanations make sense to me, and she makes it easier than ever to sing. Not to mention how comfortable she is to be around. She's worth every second of my time!
Found Her 3-Octave Range
Rhoda Rose Olson, Motivational Speaker
Katti Powell is my voice coach and I highly recommend The Powell Method. Through her coaching, I have gained much confidence and become aware of an incredible 3 octave range in my voice. I found her lessons, her method of instruction, and her style very easy to follow. I was able to improve on my breath control after working on it with her. The exercises we started with at the beginning of each lesson helped me to build up my singing ability, my tone, volume, flexibility. Being a professional motivational speaking success coach, I use humor and inspiration in a a 1-woman show called "Let Your Light Shine". I have now incorporated my musical ability with my inspirational and humorous talks and I sing at various intervals in the show. People frequently tell me what a beautiful, rich voice I have, and are inspired by my singing. Through The Powell Method, I learned the styles of legit and mix, which gave me a great variety of sound. I believe Katti's teaching ability and The Powell Method have helped me to rise up a level in my musical ability, for which I am very grateful.
No Longer Just A Classical Singer, No Longer Just A Dancer
Robyn Pazicni, Professional Actress
Okay, why don't I take the opportunity here to thank and express my love for Katti Powell. Thanks to her, I no longer am just a soprano who dances, but I can sing the fun stuff! She has really helped me find my voice and I love her for it!
Gained Confidence Singing
Jamie Jirak, Comedienne
Katti Powell is not only a wonderful person, she is such a talented singer, and an amazing teacher. The Powell Method taught me so much in such a short period of time. I never went to an audition unprepared, and I was always encouraged to try new things. I used to be really shy about singing, but Katti helped me gain so much confidence. Sometimes when I sing alone in the car, I still use the Powell Method warm-ups! I recommend The Powell Method to all types of singers!