Raised on soul and pop, but clearly nestled comfortably in some not-too-distant relative of jazz...
"Calley Bliss' approach to life, songwriting and performance are woven together and in turn create a very personal connection with her fans. She is the artist you want to get to know better. Her infectious smile and down-to-earth attitude will pull you in every time."
- Karla Chisholm - Washington D.C. singer/songwriter, and vocalist
Teaching and mentoring is a huge passion for me. Being a mentor is what I believe all adults owe the younger generations. Life is confusing, and its really nice to have someone who's been there, done that, and will be your personal advocate.
I teach voice lessons (pop/jazz/rock/soul...), songwriting lessons, theory coaching, building demos, preparing for performances, recording dates and auditions... Music is an expression of emotion and learning to link mental knowledge with emotional knowing is, in my opinion, one of the most rewarding opportunities we have as humans. My teaching philosophy comes from the belief that we all have the inherent ability to be creative. Accessing that ability is the key, can be tricky, and sometimes takes some "outside-the-box" ideas. Every person has individualized needs, and I teach from a place of combining what you need to be successful, with formulas and patterns that have brought success in the past. This may include "normal" music lesson exercises. Or, it may incorporate other creative practices that have brought me and my students success, such as yoga stretches and movement, creative imagery, group lessons, "ping pong" writing, and so on. All so that you can access your personal creative flow, and get the best sound possible. Find out more on the Contact page.
"As a teacher, Calley is adored and beloved by her students. In short, she is irreplaceable."
- Justin Neilsen: Founder Fresco Arts Academy
Glad to be back in the city where I grew up. Get in touch if you're in the area. And if you're visiting, I'll take you to the hottest spots in town, doncha know.