With over 25 years experience as vocalist, musician, performer and educator, my lessons are customized to help you meet your specific music goals.
Contemporary Vocal Lessons Include: Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues, Jazz and Country.MORE INFO
Where you can find a lot of interesting articles pertaining to vocal lessons and the music industry. Rick Gabe will be posting articles, videos, tutorials and general information that can help both students and musicians. Feel free to register,leave comments or post your own relevant articles.MORE INFO
29 individual vocal exercises designed to help singers at all levels with vocal and ear development as well as range expansion of the upper and lower register. The exercises include scales, arpeggios, intervals and sequences.MORE INFO
Philosophy of Teaching
Why do I teach voice? Teaching people to sing is truly a wonderful experience for me. This is work I was meant to do. It is immensely gratifying to teach others, and to discover and build on their innate ability to sing and perform. Watching students grow and exceed beyond their expectations is truly priceless.
A common question raised by prospective vocal students is “What makes a contemporary vocal instructor different from a traditional classical/Broadway instructor”?
The contemporary approach differs from classical in that there are more sub-divisions of music styles such as Pop, Rock, Country, R&B and Jazz. Additionally, there are differences in tone production, rhythmic phrasing and embellishments. A good voice teacher will include theory within the program in accordance with the goals of the student.
Check out this cool video of Rick Gabe being featured on CBS News Philly – Eye on Philadelphia:
Music has always been an important part of my life. One of my fondest memories as a child is my first ever performance at the age of 4- as a Frank Sinatra impersonator. As a teen, I parlayed my experience as a vocalist and musician into a number of Pop/Rock bands, and a bit later into Jazz and R&B.
My list of his mentors is quite vast. Those that had the largest impact on me would include legendary jazz Guitarist, Chuck Anderson, as well as Fran and Tom Lawton to name a few.
Performing for audiences is why we make this grand sacrifice for music. Among my many performance venues, some of the most memorable are Ortliebs Jazzhaus, as well as Temple University, The University of Pennsylvania and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
I’ve also performed at the DuPont Hotel in Wilmington, Delaware and the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.
Lessons are usually conducted in 30 or 60 minute segments, but can be customized for each student. Philadelphia-area teaching studios are Fairmount (Art Museum area) and South Philadelphia and are convenient to public transportation: Fairmount Music & Yoga: http://www.fairmountmusicandyoga.org.
Skype is a new technology proven invaluable for the long-distance student or those unable to travel to my teaching studio. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to conduct lessons via PC or Mac.
CONTACT RICK GABE
For more information, please feel free to contact me at 610-513-5223.
My Email is: email@example.com
“Rick has taught and kept a roster of students in my school since 2006. Rick also put together vocal ensembles for our annual recital and continues to encourage and motivate his students. Rick’s versatility has also proven an asset in other ways such as his involvement in my music ensemble over the years. Rick can sing Sinatra to Stevie Wonder to The Beatles to James Brown. A kind soul- and always a smile to boot.”
~ Scot Silver, Owner – Silver Music Studios and Bandleader
“Rick is a highly original vocal teacher specializing in contemporary music. Rick’s customized teaching programs include the music styles of Pop, Rock, Blues & R&B. He also works with Country, Jazz, Reggae and Hip Hop. I would highly recommend Rick as a teacher. He will help you develop your voice and maximize your potential.”
~ Chuck Anderson, internationally acclaimed music educator & President of Anderson Music Productions