Vanessa

Vanessa Schilling

Nine-year old Vanessa Schilling fell in love with singing, and at age fifteen she began her studies at the Veracruz Music Conservatory in Xalapa, Mexico. After 5 years of training in opera, the native Californian continued her studies at Berklee College of music, majoring in Jazz Vocal Performance.

Back on the West Coast, she co-founded a music school of her own, but quickly reached a fork in the road. “I was getting so frustrated. Despite the extensive vocal education, my own singing voice was limited, and also my coaching. The opera techniques just weren’t working for contemporary vocalists, so I began looking for something different. I discovered Sophie Shear’s Youtube channel and Sophie’s method combined amazing results with a commercial, current styling. I desperately wanted to make a change, so I booked some Skype sessions with her. My voice changed DRAMATICALLY.”

Vanessa became certified and joined the Sophie Shear Vocal Studios coaching team in early 2017, and now merges all of her diverse training into a practical and effective coaching style, with uncanny results for all ages.

Favorite Song

“Fields of Gold”
by Eva Cassidy

Favorite Vocalist

Ella Fitzgerald

Favorite under-the-weather vocal remedy

Eating raw garlic

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$75per 50-minute session
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  • 48 hour cancellation
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Vanessa helped unlock parts of my voice that I didn't know existed.
- Cameron Gilliam
Singer/Actor - Nashville, TN

Working with Vanessa has been incredible! I now feel confident in my vocals on stage, and in the studio after working with her techniques at Sophie Shear Studios. She helped me find my voice--and I love it.
- AV
Recording Artist - Nashville, TN