GET TO YOUR GIG.
ACHIEVE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH.
What can you do in 3 hours?
Prepare 3 songs for a performance
Develop your vocals for the stage
Prepare to perform with you singing and playing an instrument OR sing to a backing track
Sculpt your presentation: how you’ll present yourself onstage and how you’ll communicate with your audience in-between songs
Learn which venues or open mics are best for you
Get your booking template email and your checklist of submission materials
Learn how to interact with your audience offstage to build your community
Work out any kinks and rehearse exactly what you’ll do from the moment you step onstage to the moment you step off
YOUR GET TO YOUR GIG INTENSIVE INCLUDES:
A 3-hour private session
A recording of our session
Your welcome pack created to help you gain clarity on what you want to accomplish
Your venue and/or open mic research tools
Your booking email template and submission checklist
Your gear checklist for bringing your own instruments and cables OR for preparing to sing to backing tracks
2 video dress rehearsals post-session to submit for private constructive feedback
Book your public or private performance debut of your new music - you’ll have a date in your calendar!
Guided vocal warm-ups, technique exercises, and singing and songwriting instructional videos
Additional support in piano, guitar and loop pedals
A custom action plan to walk away with
High-level mentorship, accountability and support
Your one-on-one experience will be unique and personalized.
MEET SOME OF MY INCREDIBLE CLIENTS...
"I wrote songs as a hobby when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I came back to it much later on with Mary's help. Originally when we started with Mary, she was our music teacher. I really couldn't understate her versatility: piano, guitar, writing, performance, singing... the list goes on in terms of what she's able to bring to the table with her mentorship and instruction.
It's been an incredible experience. Every day we're learning something new, it's very, very relaxed, there's a tremendous amount of support, it's a very positive environment... Just listening to the songs come to life has just been absolutely inspirational.
The plan when we're finished with this recording is to continue to work together collaboratively. Mary's been such an excellent mentor to continue songwriting, singing, guitar playing, as well as piano instruction."
- Lee A.
"I came to Mary as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who wanted help with singing/vocals. A few things were apparent from the beginning: she is a creative, patient, yet demanding teacher with a razor-sharp ear and an endless bag of similes, metaphors, and visual and mental techniques to get across the point she's trying to explain (which is all aimed at coaxing the best out of you in each lesson).
I've had many music teachers over the years, and it is rare to find one who combines vast knowledge of music theory and the fundamentals/techniques of their particular instrument with the ability to translate and teach all of this effectively. Mary is exactly this type of teacher.
I also appreciate that her passion and enthusiasm for music and creativity practically oozes out of her pores, and in the year+ that we've been working together she's challenged me to not only improve my vocals but develop my songwriting skills using Logic. I recommend Mary without qualification to anyone from the casual singer/strummer to the advanced musician or studio geek who wants to up their game to the next level." - Jon J.
"The decision to begin piano with Mary was a catalyst for many life-changing decisions in the months to follow. It truly had a snowball effect. I have decided to leave my 9-5 job and embark on a journey to Europe to do more soul-searching for what I really want in my life. I've experienced a shift in mindset and am learning to trust and listen to my intuition and my heart. I've gone from thinking about life in black and white, to a life full of vibrant possibilities. I am no longer a passenger in my life. I am the driver.
I met Mary during a time when I was experiencing a major transition in my life. Music was something I had always wanted to pursue as an adult but never allowed myself the time. With having only spent limited time in my adolescence in high school choir, it seemed the learning curve would be steep and therefore I sat on the idea for years.
At the beginning of the year, piano and singing lessons with Mary were the start of a major shift in my life in deciding to pursue activities and experiences that fulfilled me regardless of the limitations, or fear rather, that had held me back.
In just a few months with Mary's help, I was singing confidently while playing the piano. Music lessons were a time throughout my week that gave me clarity and the ability to be in the moment... something I had been striving to achieve for quite some time." - Jill A.
“An excellent experience. It's hard to describe the enjoyment and progress I enjoyed with Mary. She is such a thoroughly engaged and skilled teacher. In my first lesson I felt like I improved exponentially, and every lesson thereafter has left me significantly improved.
Aside from the improvement in quality, Mary's teaching and personal style also gave me a massive boost in confidence - I had taken singing lessons more on a whim as something to try, but Mary allowed me to see that I have a voice and can develop it. I am continuing lessons and hope to always improve.
In fact, Mary set me in the direction where, since studying with her, I have appeared in the chorus of six operas, landed the role of Marullo in Rigoletto, and have sung in numerous recitals in Italian, French, English, German, and Russian! I really can't recommend Mary's lessons enough - and she is a lovely person to know, very funny and creative with her teaching and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of music. What a great experience!” - Andrew R.
"Mary was an ideal voice teacher for me. I’m a singer songwriter who came to her as I was working on an album and preparing to do some live gigs and it really made a big difference. She doesn’t have a set agenda but responded to what I needed. I feel that Mary really “got” my music and what I was trying to say. That was key for me – not to change was I was doing but to make it work better to communicate my material.
She has a really good ear and we quickly were able to zero in on some of my tendencies and habits – to be more aware, in control and conscious. I can truly say I use everything I got from Mary in those sessions – good warm-ups, a more relaxed singing approach and a better connection between my vocal production and the words of my songs.
I have one album, Barry Oreck, and I'm going into the studio to record a second with my band, Barry Oreck and Friends." - Barry Oreck, singer & songwriter
"In a few months I have gone from absolutely zilch experience in music, to preparing to sing in a NYC jazz club, reading sheet music, and being able to play beginner to intermediate piano pieces, all thanks to Mary's help and encouragement. I wanted to take music lessons as a kid but never really did, so when I recently felt the urge again I decided to jump right in... and I am thrilled I now work with such an enthusiastic, encouraging, and all around wonderful teacher that Mary is.
My sessions with her are energizing and fun. Even when working through tough sections it is always enjoyable and I come out of each lesson feeling brighter and more confident of my musical ability. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a coach." - Michelle W.
"As somebody with performance experience, I took weekly voice lessons with Mary for both custom feedback on my unique style and for the general voice training that I'd never had. Each lesson was rigorous: no cakewalk, she expected me to steadily move forward and improve, which I did." - Kurt C.
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3-hour private breakthrough intensive for $595
MEET MARY ALOUETTE AKA ALARKE
Mary Alouette (AKA Alarke) stands out with her compelling twist of experiences as an international opera singer turned Gypsy jazz singer turned award-winning electronic pop singer and songwriter.
Throughout her 26-year professional career, Mary has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center, the Rainbow Room, Carnegie Hall, and Blues Alley to Fabrica De Arte in Havana, Cuba, Romani caravans in Samois sur Seine, France, and castles in Italy and Austria. She's released 4 albums of original music, written songs that have gone to NBC's World Of Dance and won the Grand Prize in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition and performed at the Apollo's National Tour.
Mary has also won artist residencies at Strathmore and the Brooklyn Arts Council, created a monthlong artist retreat in Cuba, collaborated on a Cuban hip hop album, wrote and recorded a Cuban jazz album, sung the US National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball teams for 35,000 attendees, performed a lead voiceover role for the Wii video game “Boogie Superstar” by Electronic Arts (EA Games), composed and performed two live film scores at Nitehawk Cinema in New York City, and written songs with residents at the Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece. She holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Classical Voice with additional studies in Digital Composition from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.
Her music is an exciting, vibey, future-forward melt of pop, electronic, dance, and world music.
I WANT MY PERFORMANCE DEBUT!
3-hour private intensive for $595