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Pete Strobl - Voice

January 03, 2023

Voice Coach

Also: a producer, bassist and guitarist

 

Career Highlights:

  • Voice Coach with clients including Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, Anthony De La Torre and Producer Gary Miller (David Bowie, Simply Red, Andrea Bocelli)  

 

  • Musical director and bassist for Gary Puckett

 

  • Studio Manager, resident musician and repair tech at Shangri La Studio, Malibu (Joe Walsh, Chaka Khan, Tom Jones, Keb' Mo' and Mark Knopfler).

 

  • Studied at the Concentus Musicus in Vienna under Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

 

“Van Halen has always been known for strong group vocals and we never felt or sounded better than on the last tour. Being exhausted, sick or worn out from traveling didn’t affect our voices at all because the preparation was harder than the gig. A vocal workout with Pete Strobl kicking your ass is like being in the gym with a personal trainer. Nobody teaches like Pete.” 

Eddie Van Halen   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw8kzmDtK3s

 

“It was two weeks before my most important performance yet. I was completely losing my voice and started to panic. My bass player recommended Pete, as he had already worked with him in the past. When I first worked with Pete I was surprised by how simple yet effective his approach was. By the end of those two weeks my voice was completely back and I had the strongest vocal performance I’d ever had.” Anthony De La Torre—Singer, Actor, Musician   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Ufe1uIQ8c

 

“As a vocalist who has sung professionally for more than two decades, I have found Pete Strobl to be a singer's dream.  He not only understands the mechanical workings of the vocal cords, diaphragm, etc., he understands and communicates what it takes to make a song impactful; to sing from a very internal place, and then direct it outward, so that there is emotional resonance.  Any singer or aspiring singer would be safe and well-guided under his excellent care.”   Angela Carole Brown—Singer/Composer/Recording Artist    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LylHjG9KG0

“Pete’s specialized knowledge and his ability to communicate the meaning “between the lines” combined with a strong concentration and a great portion of humour makes him a remarkable pedagogue. His extensive skills would prompt me to send him students not only for Rock and Pop but also for any belcanto arias.” Prof. Mag. Regina Hopfgartner, University of Music and Dramatic Arts

Mozarteum” Salzburg, Austria 

 

“Pete Strobl’s expertise in the studio has been invaluable to my productions. His knowledge of technique is extensive and his ability to draw out the very best performance a singer has to offer makes working with him a pleasure.”  Gary Miller—Producer/David Bowie, Simply Red, Andrea Bocelli  

 

“Pete's knowledge of music is extraordinary.  Whether actually playing a bass part, coaching every musician in the room, especially the guitar players on how to get more out of their instrument, or jumping in and working with the singers, he manages to help every artist perform at a higher level. And does so without intimidating or loosing the critical flow and timing of each session. Every singer we worked with mentioned appreciation for his phrasing contributions and encouragement to attain their particular magic.” Ron Hitchcock—Producer/Engineer/Mixer

Lisa Brokop

May 28, 2023

Touring Recording Artist and Songwriter

 

Career Highlights: 

  • At the age of 19, Lisa landed the lead female role in the feature film Harmony Cats.

  • Shortly after Lisa was signed to Capitol Records.

  • Canadian-certified Gold record Every Little Girls Dream 

  • Self-titled Lisa Brokop, garnered hits such as "Give Me a Ring Sometime," "Take That,” "Before He Kissed Me," and "She Can't Save Him.”

  •  Academy of Country Music award nomination for Top New Female Vocalist.

  • In 1998, Lisa signed with Sony Nashville/Columbia Records and released When You Get To Be You featuring the hit singles "What's Not To Love,” "How Do I Let Go” and the top-10 smash hit "Better Off Broken."  
     

  • Undeniable, a Canadian independent album recognized with a series of Canadian Country Music Awards, including two nods for Independent Song of the Year for the hits "Something Undeniable" and "I'd Like to See You Try," and three consecutive trophy wins for Independent Female Artist of the Year. 

    Her songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Terri Clark and Pam Tillis, among others.



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  • 2004, Lisa signed with Curb/Asylum Records and released Hey, Do You Know Me

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  • Beautiful Tragedy released in August 2008 on the independent Ellbea Records label and featured the top-20 hit "Break It". 

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  • In 2013, Lisa had success with songs "Let It Burn" and "Love Me If  You Can" both of which were produced by fellow Canadian superstar Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

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  • In 2016, Brokop put together the new musical venture, "Lisa Brokop: The Patsy Cline Project" where Lisa pays homage to one of country music's greatest ladies with some of Cline's classic hits like "Sweet Dreams" and "Walkin After Midnight" as well as some of her own material specifically written for the project. 

Paul Jefferson

January 01, 2020

Songwriter / Touring Artist

Also: a Sideman

Genre: Country / Folk

Paul Jefferson is originally from San Francisco California, and has lived in Nashville for the past 20 years.

Career Highlights:

  • 1997 Major Label Country Solo Album Release.
     

  • Toured with such artists as Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, and John Berry.
     

  • Co-wrote the Aaron Tippon #1 hit, “That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You”.
     

  • Songs placed in two NBC movies of the week.
     

  • Songs cut by other artists such as the Keith Urban, Buddy Jewell, and Little Texas. 
     

  • “Nashville Scene” included Jefferson’s video for “Check Please” in its top 10 video for ‘97.
     

  • Formed the band hilljack who had national radio and tour success.
     

  • Celebrated debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
     

  • Won the “New Music Weekly” award of Band of The Year for 2005.
     

  • Featured on the ABC network special “Six Degrees To Martina McBride”.
     

  • Toured with the renowned writer and therapist Dr. Patrick Carnes where Paul’s songs were incorporated into Dr. Carnes’ recovery seminar. 

Rebecca Folsom - Performance & Voice

February 23, 2023

Grammy Nominated Performing Singer/Songwriter

Also: a performance coach offering the Awaken & Empower Your Authentic Voice workshop.

Career Highlights:

  • Her album, Extraordinary Days, hit number 5 on the national Folk DJ chart. Her song “Better Times” was named number 1 Best Folk song. Number 8 spot on Folk DJ’s list of top artists of 2016.  Top 40 on National Americana Country radio charts. Her song “Colorado” hit number 22.

  • Best of BBC television and radio.

“knock-you-to-your-knees.” KUNC Radio  

“Stunning” and “Spectacular.” National Radio

“shining…with lush harmonies,” The Daily Camera

“Her songs hit like little earthquakes!” Westword Magazine

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