May 27, 2012 @09:28 pm
Ellen has the ability to listen & diagnose what is going on with you vocally. She has a gentle, warm Spirit that helps you relax and eventually become uninhibited. She guides you to your vocal creative self and surprisingly, you'll find your way to the stage if you've not gone there before! If you have been there, but not active for a while, she can help you exactly where you are, and encourage you to get back out there! If you're onstage now and seeking a little more, she can help you improve beyond your expectations! I LOVE Ellen's teaching techniques, and have truly missed her regular group sessions, and her private in-person one-on-one sessions. Thanks Ellen... you ARE the BEST! Denise Anya
May 25, 2012 @05:10 pm
Ellen Johnson brings the best out of any student who loves jazz, is willing to work and wants to grow. She's an incredible resource who can unlock the fundamentals of song choice, feel, form, chord changes, the rhythmic pocket and all that jazz -- so a student of hers gets a solid structure to play on. Then Ellen guides you to your best efforts: the quicksilver freedom within structure that's the hallmark of all the best jazz. All with a passionate, fun energy that you can't help but tap into. Plus she sings like a swinging angel (if a bit of a naughty angel, perhaps, sometimes . . .). --George Neil (Bass/baritone; vocal jazz student of Ellen's in L.A. in recent years, for several years).
May 23, 2012 @03:31 pm
I am so grateful to have had Ellen come into my life. With the time I had with her, she helped open up my voice and we discovered new things that I never knew I could do with my range. She is a very sweet woman and a wonderful vocal coach!
May 23, 2012 @07:58 am
I took lessons from Ellen when I was living in LA. She is a fabulous teacher and made some things stick in my head that hadn't seemed to take hold in previous lessons, me benig the stubborn person I can be! I can also still feel the influence of what I learned from her in my musical activities now. My time with Ellen made me a much more well rounded musician. Additionally, I have seen her take someone I honestly though didn't have much hope for (although they sure loved singing) and turned this person into a competent singer who turned out some pretty good performances. She is open to all levels of talent and encourages you to be the best you can be while not stressing you out. And finally there is the perk of getting to sing with musicians I never could have if it wasn't for Ellen's connections in the industry. That was just plain cool.