We are SO lucky to have a place like Charlotte Star Room in the QC – it is the BEST place to cultivate young singer/songwriter talent. You might have heard about Charlotte Star Room from us already from our Smarty podcast series. We record every podcast in Charlotte Star Room’s professional studio, and we’ve gotta say: it’s legit. Every guest we have on the show remarks on how amazing it is that a professional sound studio is right in the middle of the city and so accessible. We love it there (and we love their editing skilzzz – thanks, Liam! ;-)).
Charlotte Star Room is a music development studio that offers programs for singers, songwriters, and producers who want to grow their talent and gain exposure. It’s owned by two of the most creative people we know, Alexis Bruce and Levin Chaskey, a husband-wife duo who opened shop in Charlotte to cultivate an emerging art scene in Charlotte. With their creative genius firmly behind your little artist, we promise he or she will flourish in front of the microphone. Charlotte Star Room not only fosters talent, but it instills confidence, stage presence, and technique in a fun, hip way.
They work with all levels – from beginner to professional – and offer:
– Professional music recording
– Youtube studio performance videos
– Artist development
– Professional music videos
– Original music production
– Voice lessons
– Acting lessons
– Photoshoots & graphic design
– Audition tapes
– Video & audio production training
– On- and off-site video/audio production + post-production/editing
(Also, don’t forget to check out their Pop Star Parties – seriously the cutest in the city. Here are our little Smarties living it up like rockstars!)
We got the chance to talk to a local high school who has been taking voice lessons with Charlotte Star Room for the last three years. Interview follows. Go get ’em, Jordan!
Jordan Klein, Senior at Myers park
A big thank you to Jordan for taking the time to answer our questions!
Tell us where your love of singing came from.
I’ve loved all things music for as long as I can remember, and I’d always dreamed of singing like many of the artists I grew up hearing on the radio.
What prompted you to take voice lessons?
I began taking voice lessons to build confidence in myself and my voice and to add to my musical repertoire. I played guitar and bass before I started taking voice lessons, so I felt it was important to have structured guidance just as I had when learning instruments.
What has surprised you the most about taking voice lessons?
The most surprising thing about voice lessons was learning about the technicality that goes into singing. It looks a lot easier than it is, especially when you’re watching professional musicians who’ve been training for years.
Tell us a little about what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown as a vocalist with Charlotte Star Room.
I’ve learned a lot about breath control and the importance of it when singing. You can never practice your breathing too much! It’s really that important! I’ve also learned about dynamics and the correct positions for your mouth and body to ensure good voice quality. Since I began at Star Room, I’ve grown a lot as a vocalist and a person. It’s crazy how the confidence you build in the studio quickly flows into all aspects of your life. Before Star Room, I’d never performed on stage, but now I’m in a band that plays gigs and open mics. I never imagined I could do those things until working with Alexis.
What’s your favorite song to sing?
I definitely can’t narrow down one song I like to sing the most, but I always love to sing anything by Paramore. Hayley Williams has the best voice, so it’s fun to try and keep up. Their songs can also be pretty challenging, which, of course, only makes them better to work on in the studio.
About Charlotte Star Room
– Music Development programs for singers & songwriters looking to explore their talents and maximize their exposure. We work with individuals at all levels of artistic experience, from the beginner to the professional!
– Pro In-Studio Vocal Lessons • Artist Development • Recording • In-Studio YouTube Music Videos • Original Music Production
– Unique in-studio birthday parties called “Pop Star Parties”
– Professional video production services for all commercial needs, from small business to corporate. Specializing in digital storytelling from concept to completion, we deliver superior creative visual solutions for your business or organization.
– Web Promo, E-Learning, Testimonials, Commercial Content, Social Media Shorts, and more.
5110 Park Road-Suite 2J
Charlotte NC 28209