JOHNNY RAY, VOCAL COACH/VOCAL PRODUCTION COMPOSITION SPECIALIST
Become a stellar vocalist!
A Natural Instructor
ALL ABOUT ME
I’ve been singing professionally for over 14 years, and training aspiring vocalists like you for over 10 years now! My job is a passion for me, and it brings me joy to be able to share this passion with my students. From day one, they learn important foundational techniques to help them boost their skills and self-esteem. Each one has a unique learning style, and it’s my duty to find out what that is and adapt my lessons accordingly. Contact me today to learn how I can help you achieve your artistic goals.
I teach at Mullins Music in Downtown New Port Richey, and also teach online and have an exercise program designed specifically for each voice type, and have had a lot of success whether the lessons be in person or online!
Hello, and let me introduce myself, my name is Johnny Ray, and I am a singer in a metal band (if you couldn’t tell from the picture of me belting it out on stage!), but if you don't like metal, thats okay! I’m actually an opera trained vocalist, and I teach any and all styles of singing! In the picture you're looking at here, I'm performing with my metal band "3 Headed Snake" at a huge metal festival called "Bloodstock" in the United Kingdom.
I know what it takes starting from absolutely nothing to get to this point. Practicing, practicing, practicing, meeting up with musicians, starting projects and bands to have them never amount to anything, vocal teachers not really helping, confusing information everywhere, from every musician you encounter, to every "expert" posting a youtube video. Well, I am here to untangle all of that, help you cut through all of the confusion, with simple easy to remember and understand vocal exercises that you can practice anywhere, anytime. I will be your friend through this, your guide, the guy who's been there, done that, and has had a level of success!
Are you looking for a qualified teacher who’s available to provide tailored lessons for your specific needs? I am an opera trained vocalist, I studied under Maestro Mario Laurenti for nearly 10 years, and now I love spreading the knowledge I gained there to people of all styles and tastes. I love what I do and have been having great success always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential. I have a knack figuring out the different learning styles that everyone has in order to tailor a plan for their needs!
Another facet of what I do is vocal production. If you're writing a song and just aren't happy with what you've come up with, let me give you the tools you need to bring your recording to the next level! In my home studio, I can even record your vocals and coach you in how to sound the best you can!
"Johnny is the perfect teacher- he is kind, intelligent, understanding, and imaginative. He will learn more about your vocal style in one lesson than you probably know about yourself, and each lesson is structured around maximizing strengths and working to improve weaknesses. One of the best parts is that you will never leave with a disheartened feeling- Johnny is the epitome of kindness, positivity, strength, and willpower." - Cassandra Calo
Johnny has brought notes out of me in a very short amount of time that I thought would not be possible in a lifetime, and he has a very good sense for when to hold back and went to push me outside of my comfort zone, highly recommend. - Jerry Dorr
Started taking vocal lessons in 2019 to work on getting out of my confort zone and sharpen my public speaking skills. Vocal lessons can be applied to much more than just singing, i.e. breathe control, emphasis on tone, projecting, etc.. Johnny has taught me several skills that have helped me develop better control over my vocals and reduced my fear of singing publicly. I've also increased my singing range after just a few lessons. I did have previous experience singing, but never had refined training to understand why what i was doing would get the sound I was producing. I highly recommend working with Johnny! - Nicholle Fernandez-Shute