Tiny Voice Box Kalamazoo, MI

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Rated Excellent from 2 reviews
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Tiny Voice Box
My students are...performing professionally in music clubs, bars, and other venues. performing at The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, The Paw Paw Village Players, Kindleberger Summer Festival Community Theatre, and in middle and high school musical productions. attending Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Western Michigan University's "Seminar" Summer Music Camp, and New York City's "Triple Threat Program." auditioning for "The X Factor," singing in pageants, acting in movies and commercials. writing and recording their own music. receiving scholarships from arts councils and performing arts organizations. entering national competitions. singing solo in church. playing guitar or piano to accompany themselves.

I could teach a few other things, but I'm a voice specialist. Here's how I describe the students in my studio and who will typically match well with my teaching style.

Young people who...are high school or middle school age. are seeking well-rounded vocal preparation that emphasizes contemporary music styles. want to (or are already) performing in school and community productions. are considering a career in the performing arts or going to college for music. may have had previous vocal training, or are just beginning.

Professional or amateur musicians/vocalists who...seek to improve their vocal abilities. need to work on problem issues. want support and guidance for their career.

Adults who...want to (or are already) singing in church or with a community group. curiously drawn to singing lessons for some other reason (let's talk!).
Lessons Offered
  • Piano
  • Songwriting
  • Voice
Highlights and Features
  • Contemporary & Commercial Singing Technique
  • Jazz & Pop, Contemporary Christian Music, Worship
  • Songwriting
$60/hour lesson.
Areas Served
Southwest Michigan
Payment Options
Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, PayPal
Business Details
  • Established in 2008 (14 years in the business)
Contact Information
Contact Person Ashley Daneman
E-mail Address ashleydaneman@gmail.com
Phone Number (202) 276-3388
City Kalamazoo, MI
Zip Code 49008
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Professional Associations and Certifications
  • Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance
  • Level II Certified in Somatic Voicework (tm) The Lovetri Method
  • Over 12 years professional performance experience
  • 5 years private teaching experience
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Key People
Ashley Daneman
Ashley Daneman
Owner, (202) 276-3388
Ashley (Gonzalez) Daneman, is a jazz vocalist and composer based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Noted as "a fine young jazz vocalist" (USA Today), she creates intimate audio landscapes with rich harmonies and pop/folk influences. All About Jazz says that Ashley "owns a decidedly individualistic style and a willingness to take interpretive risks, the true hallmark of the dedicated jazz musician." As a composer, Ashley has been awarded regional grants and artist residencies such as Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead (2003: Washington, DC) and The Banff Centre's Jazz and Creative Workshop (2010: Alberta, Canada).

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Ashley spent ten years living on the East coast after college and completed a masters degree in Jazz Vocal Performance at Manhattan School of Music under the direction of Peter Eldridge, Kate McGarry, and Theo Bleckmann. Her music is also heavily influenced by Dianne Reeves, Betty Carter, and Joni Mitchell. She performs around the U.S. with her band, including her husband, trumpeter Benje Daneman. The Daneman's have two daughters.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 2 reviews
  Testimonial by Tami Santini
Ashley is such an incredible talent to have available in our community. She understood my daughter's voice immediately to help her target her talent, hone in on her skills and improve in areas needed to achieve success.
  Testimonial by Lori Kison
I am so happy that we found Ashley! Her friendly, patient, and relaxed demeanor combined with her considerable talent and knowledge made her the perfect teacher for my son.
  • Ashley Daneman Voice Studio - Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Ashley Daneman Voice Studio - Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Please contact me via www.ashleydaneman.com. Enjoy this promo video for my teaching studio! For prospective singing students, any one who wants to be encouraged on their journey as a singer and performing artist, or if you just want to find out more about me.
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    My student Maryellen (a senior in high school) is about to release her debut recording. We worked on songwriting and vocals over the last several months to prepare her. I'm very proud of her hard work and creativity! Check it out here - a free download of her new
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    My voice student has started playing gigs accompanying herself on piano. She is performing this Friday and I encourage you to check her out. She's super talented and sounds great.
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  • I just have to say that I have the most loving and generous students anywhere! Thanks for all the wonderful Christmas gifts.
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