Pamela Thomas is a fine vocal instructor with a vast knowledge of the concepts of the Swedish/Italian Singing School. She has a great deal of teaching and performing experience and presents vocal concepts in concise and understandable language. I can recommend Pamela Thomas as a fine instructor of voice, as she knows how to work carefully with all styles of singers in all genres.
"Pamela is amazing. She has been my voice teacher for while now, and I always look forward to our lessons. She is kind, honest, and truly sees the talent in potential in all who come to her. I'm a actress by training and new to the singing world, and she has opened my eyes to how fun voice training is and how everyone can sing if they have the will and passion (and the right teacher, which she certainly is)."
"Pamela is terrific! I've been seeing her once a week for about three months and her techniques have really slowed me to reach new levels of skill in my abilities. She's also very adept at suggesting songs that play to your new strengths depending on your musical goals. Excellent instructor!"
"Pamela is a marvelous teacher! From our first meeting she boosted my performing confidence tremendously. Her training and extensive knowledge of technique, plus her personal experience as a performer, enabled her to identify my vocal strengths and weaknesses from the offset. No time was wasted in exercising and improving by ability. If you are looking for a wonderfully warm and professional vocal coach who will encourage and invite you to explore, expand (and challenge) your talents, then look no further. Thanks Pamela - looking forward to singing with you again soon!"
"Pamela was first recommended to me by another voice teacher whom I had studied with. I was recovering from an extended bout with laryngitis and had become worried that I had hurt my vocal chords. At that session, Pamela carefully guided me through exercises and by the end of the lesson, she established that my chords were fine. That was well over a year ago. I am consistently impressed with her ability to hear exactly what is needed to bring the full voice to the fore. I have been studying voice for over thirty-five years and have had wonderful teachers along the way, yet Pamela has introduced me to work that I have never experienced before. As a result, my voice is more free and robust than I thought possible. Pieces that used to be difficult to negotiate I now sing with ease. She is consistently generous and focused on the work. I highly recommend Pamela to any student lucky enough to work with her. Oh, and I like her name too!!!!"
"Pamela is a great singer and magnificent teacher. Working with her is not only the way to fantastic vocal improvement but also really great fun. She helps you to find vocal abilities you've never expected to have. Pamela is very supportive and works hard to build your self-esteem, which is really important in this job. She helped me a lot! She is also very warm and joyful person. Every lesson with her just helps you to understand why people love to sing!! I really recommend Pamela to everybody who wants to learn how to sing or just wants to improve vocal skills and discover hidden potential."
"Ms. Thomas is a wonderful teacher who is quite knowledgeable of the operatic repertoire. Already after a few lessons I am learning how to release jaw and tongue tension, and to better connect my breath to the body. I highly recommend her for introductory students as well as those pursuing an operatic career."
"I have known and worked with Pamela Thomas for over 20 years as an actress and singer. She works equally well with beginning students who need to learn basic technique as she does with advanced professionals looking to expand their knowledge. Pamela’s wit and, most importantly, positive approach will inspire her students and keep them engaged, hopeful, confident, and successful in their dedication to their art. Pamela has a very extensive knowledge of repertoire, and in addition to being very skilled at training the voice she is a wonderful acting coach, helping her students analyze their role and their songs in detail. She then shows them how to translate that knowledge of character into their singing voice and behavior, so that they can connect with their audience emotionally while respecting the intentions of the composer and lyricist. This approach frees the voice to reveal its full potential, because it connects the heart and soul with vocal production, which gives any voice authenticity and genuineness. I wholeheartedly recommend Pamela to you as a vocal teacher and/or coach – I think you will learn a lot, and grow as a singer, musician and actor."
"I'm afraid words don't do justice to convey what a special teacher Pamela Thomas is. She is supportive and nurturing, and her teaching is concerned with strengthening, while at the same time, protecting one's singing voice (a poor teacher can actually damage the voice!). She is that teacher you want to please who ends up helping you feel proud of yourself in the process. I went from barely reaching soprano notes to dramatically opening up and even experimenting in coloratura singing! Her expertise in audition preparation has been one of the best learning experiences I've had as a singer. She is conservatory trained so she has a lot of guidance in the way of performances. And when I suddenly found myself with a steady solo opportunity at a church, her experience as a Musical Director at the Good-Shepherd Faith Presbyterian Church helped considerably in making appropriate music choices for services. Lessons are an enjoyable experience where we exchange pieces we're excited about; I have found the *best* operatic and sacred songs through her. Pamela also has a wicked sense of humor. Whether you're seeking to do opera, broadway, pop or lieder, trust that Pamela can get you singing stronger, more confidently and at the core of it, with solid vocal technique."