"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." -- Leonard Bernstein

Expert Coaching in Vocal Technique

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Technique is a means to an end, but essential. Alone, it’s not art, but allows you to communicate your heart and soul. In the end, that’s what the listener wants from your performance.

“My work with Ken has been instrumental in my growth as a vocalist, musician, and performer. The improvements in my technical ability, comfort on stage, and artistry have surpassed anything I dreamed of when I first stepped onto his doorstep. It’s been an absolute pleasure and privilege working with Ken — I would recommend him to anyone.” — William Rutter, MIT Boston

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Ken-Helman-373Ken Helman is a classically trained pianist, singer and composer. He is presently on the voice faculty of the Jazz School in Berkeley and is the composer-in-residence at San Francisco’s Little Opera. 

He has been a voice teacher for 35 years and has worked with a wide range of students from pre-teens to Sting.

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The uniqueness of his voice, clearly controlled but vaguely unsettled, seems to frame the stories that his lyrics weave. There is nothing to distract you from the fact that Helman is telling intensely personal tales with his songs, nothing between the listener, him, and his piano accompaniment. Broadway fans and those with an avid appreciation for a pared-down style, embellished only with talent, will probably treasure his work. Others probably won't get it.

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Review of "Emerging"

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