Rock & Classical Singing Lessons w/ Aziza Poggi
My name is Aziza Poggi, and I am a classically trained mezzo soprano singer from the Grand Rapids, MI area. I have been studying voice for over 14 years, and I am your classic underdog who rose to the top by competing for grants in college for voice, performing in honors recitals, and touring the country and Europe with my classical symphonic metal band Aria Flame.
I have studied with opera sensation Nicholas Loren (Metropolitan Opera) Dr. Stephen Barton (GRCC music department), Bill Bokhout (Opera Grand Rapids), Diane Koperski (GRCC voice program), Mary Zimmer (White Empress), Melissa Ferlaak (Plague of Stars), Pamela Moore (Queensryche), and many more.
In the beginning of my career, I had low self-esteem, and, at the time, I did not realize how much that was holding me back from becoming the singer I am today. People may not realize that singing is a lot about confidence. Working with a vocal coach is an excellent way to boost your confidence, while learning ways to improve your voice. I know the fundamentals of breath support and technique, and I can teach many different styles. I also was a former actress, talent manager and casting assistant and am available for career advice, vocal and performance tips and more in between lessons for no additional charge.
Currently, I am accepting beginner to intermediate students 8 yrs (parent or guardian must be present if under 18 yrs old) or older for classical voice and pop (rock) vocal style in person at my studio or via Skype. Lessons are one full hour for teens and adults and half hour for children or per request. Lessons are personally suited to your individual needs. Payments must be received in full before the start of each lesson. For Skype, all you need is a free Skype account, a microphone or plug in, and a video cam. Visit azizaworld.com for more information on my background! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Congratulations to Aziza for making it into the professional singers Community:
Currently Aziza Poggi is a full time student of voice at Grand Rapids Community College and a member of the Grand Rapids Symphonic Choir. She is available as a session singer and available for select performances.
Aziza Poggi sings classical, rock and world fusion music.
Her compelling operatic vocals were heard with Egyptian themed band Dendura and her middle eastern influence is heard in world fusion band Al-Asdeka. She also has been hired as a guest vocalist & session singer for other projects
To listen: our myspace pages: Azizaworld and Ensemble Al-Asdeka
DENDURA, 2004- 2011 : band disbanding letter
Dendura formed in the winter of 2004 w/ a shift of line up changes until 4 years ago. I always said this band is it's own entity and without everyone involved who is in it now, it doesnt work. The last couple years, the band has been at a standstill from recording our album with Neil Kernon (Grammy producer, Nevermore, Judas Priest etc..) and though we had/have every intention of finishing it, it's been a financial reason we could not or cannot at this time tho we plan on figuring out what to do with that. We still hope to, but we will be re-releasing New Life (1st album) as planned and ......... read more here.