Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) January 07, 2010 -- Renowned vocal and performance coach Steven Memel has truly elevated his craft to a science, not just an art form. In addition to assisting many superstars with their vocal and performance skills, such as Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, Jesse McCartney, Justin Long, Drew Barrymore, Brittany Murphy and multiple Grammy winners, Steven Memel is the man behind âThe Science of Switching On.â This method was created to provide singers and actors with lifelong tools that enable them to give all theyâve got with a minimum of stress and fatigue on their voices while dominating the stage with their performance.
Steven teaches this versatile technique to students all over the world. His workshops are immensely popular with artists from every background, Pop, Rock, R & B, Musical Theater and classical Opera.
Steven Memel is an internationally acclaimed singing, speech and vocal performance coach and lecturer. He maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California where he works with clients from all areas of the arts. Singing clients include artists who have recorded and performed for labels such as Sony, BMG, Jive, J Records, Warner, DreamWorks, Atlantic, Epic and E.A.R. Music. Speaking voices he has trained include celebrated professionals from film, television, voice-overs and Broadway. Memel also consults clients from the corporate world to maximize their physical presence, voice and communication skills.
Steven rocked as the 2004 keynote speaker for TAXI Road Rally, the nationâs largest music convention, and continues to lecture there every year. Other lecturing appearances and workshops have included: The Songwriterâs Guild of America in Hollywood; Performing Songwriterâs Boot Camp in Driggs, Idaho; IMC 2000 in Philadelphia; Nashville Music Conference; SongNet.com; and JustPlainFolk.com.
Other notable students Steven Memel has coached are: James Valentine (Grammy Award winning group Maroon 5); Nate Bott (lead singer of Big City Rock for Atlantic Records); Melee (Warner Records); Taryn Manning (lead singer, Boomkat, actress 8 Mile, Crossroads); Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall for her starring role in âWoman of the Yearâ; Mariel Hemingway; Isabella Rossellini; Tony Award winner John Woods for his starring role in âAmadeusâ on Broadway; Tony Award winner Linda Hopkins; Alan Rachins (LA Law, Dharma & Greg); Debi Derryberry (the voice of Jimmy Neutron); Ben Mauro (tour with Britney Spears, Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson); David Selby (Dark Shadows); Rachael Worby (conductor of Pasadena Pops Orchestra); Maxine Weldon; Mortonette Jenkins (tour with Elton John, Stevie Wonder).
Outside his studio, Steven has taught at: The Musicians Institute in Hollywood; The Hollywood Pop Academy; The Hollywood Acting Workshop; UCLA Extension; USC School of Cinema and Television; Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts; The American Center for Musical Theater; and The National German Westphalian Film Commission in Cologne, Germany.
As a director, Memel has lead the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the Wild Women Blues world tour starring legendary gospel recording artist Linda Hopkins. In Los Angeles, his work on staged productions of âBeckettâ and âOf Mice and Menâ garnered him Dramalogue Awards. He has also directed several cabaret and rock shows around the country.
For those interested in the âScience of Switching On,â workshops are held monthly in Los Angeles. âSteven Memelâs workshops have become so popular that we are going to start holding them in Nashville, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and other major cities around the world,â says Nicole Wicks, Vice President of Steven Memel Productions.
Steven Memel Productions is planning, in 2010, to expand into other U.S. cities and offer Vocal and Performance workshops in England, Germany, France, New Zealand, and Australia.
Other seminars are offered throughout the year. You can visit Stevenâs website at http://www.stevenmemel.com for information on workshops, locations and one-on-one private sessions.