MVA PROGRAMS

Within Martins Vocal Academy, we offer several different learning options for our students. Below you can find out more about these specific programs in more detail and see which one is right for you. 
Contact us TODAY for pricing and see how we can help develop your voice and career as the next rising star!

Online Lessons

No matter how you’ve found us or where in the world you are, you now have access to the elite coaching of Jerry Martin in voice and artist development. At MVA, we love coaching students online all around the globe in every area of the music industry. You don’t have to come to our professional studio in Maryville, Tennessee – and you don’t even need to live in the United States!  You can get the best training, and singing tips when you welcome us into your home through your computer screen. 

We work with free and easy tools for students to access and receive online voice lessons.  Even many students who live close enough to drive to our professional recording studio opt for virtual singing lessons because of the convenience factor paired with the high-quality lessons we provide. We are also available to conduct live lessons at our brick and mortar studio in Maryville, Tennessee – and as much as we’d love to see you online, we’d love to see you there as well!

 

Private Lessons

There are a lot of different vocal coaches and methodologies out there, and we know this. 
What we do at Martins Vocal Academy is special.  Jerry is very protective of any student that comes through our door in person or online.  He knows how vulnerable a feeling it is to entrust your voice to someone else. Jerry carefully designs his coaching based on a multitude of factors in his students'.  Jerry has a heart for other singers and he looks for qualities in his students like charisma, work ethic, drive, passion, the ability to easily understand the methods being taught, creative prowess, diversity, and undeniable passion for music which are just a few. 

No matter if you are a beginner or have ever been told you can't sing, I'm here to tell you that it is not true!  Every great singer started somewhere.  They weren't just born with a "golden voice".  They may have had some God-given talent at the start BUT... they still had to hone and craft their skills to get better and that is where a great vocal coach comes in.  Trust me, every professional singer who is on top of their game still takes vocal lessons.  It's a MUST!  Why? Because no matter how talented they might be, there will be some issues that can arise and a vocal coach is what you need to get you through them and correct anything that may be going wrong with your voice.  

If you want to take your talent from the ground level and build it into something you can be proud to share, if you are already singing here and there but you want to get serious about your vocal career, if you are booking shows already but want to be sure you will still have a voice in 10 years…welcome to Martins Vocal Academy! 

You’re home now.

12 Week Course

The Sing Smarter Sing Longer Online Vocal Course is a 12 week self paced vocal course that gives you the rock-solid foundation every singer and performer needs.  It build the voice the correct way so you never have to strain and push for any note you sing.  It is designed to give you full and total control of your voice, freeing up your voice and removing any vocal weight and issues you may have.  Here are some of the things it helps correct plus much more.  

This step by step program will get you singing like a PRO Instantly!

THE BENEFITS OF THESE PROVEN METHODS

  • Breathing: You will learn how to breathe properly!
  • Placement: You will learn the proper placements and techniques to sing any note!
  • Tone: Your tone will be pleasing to the ear!
  • Vocal Strain: You will crush vocal strain once and for all!
  • Vocal Health: YOu will increase vocal stamina and endurance!
  • Diction: Your audience will be attentive and engaging!
  • Fluidity: No more choppiness and no more vocal breaks!
  • Mentality: You will have the confidence to perform on any stage and in front of millions of people!
  • Tension: Your tension will melt away and you will become strong!
  • Range: Your range will increase and broaden on both ends of the spectrum!
  • Power: You will obtain controlled power that will last!
  • Pitch: You will learn to have laser focused pitch!

Check it out TODAY and start seeing immediate results!  We stand behind our methods and we know that once you start with MVA, you will be so glad you did!  Click here to purchase the Sing Smarter Sing Longer Vocal Course.

 

MVA Vocal Workshop

Join Jerry face to face where he takes the student through all of the vocal fundamentals giving you the rock-solid foundation you need, plus many tips and tricks used by the Pros!  You'll also get bonus material exclusive only to the MVA Vocal Workshop! The MVA Vocal Workshop is 6 hrs of vocal work training along with a free lunch!  You'll have fun learning with Jerry as he brings over 27 years of experience in this special MVA Vocal Workshop!  For groups of 5 or more, we offer a special discount so make sure you take advantage of this offer!

Recording Studio Experience

This program we will teach you how to record like a professional recording artist. Jerry takes you from the beginning stages of the recording process, picking the song, proper breathing, placements, song style. diction, mixing, tuning, and so much more that is applied in the methods taught within the MVA.   Plus, as a BONUS, you'll get featured on the website blog, the streaming music player, and the SCSE Youtube Channel!
Students who have social media accounts can also share their work within their own social media.  We upload the session via Dropbox for easy uploading and downloading for MVA students.  This is a great program that no other vocal coaching program offers.  We show the student exactly how their voice is responding to the song they are performing and recording.  We pinpoint any issues that need to be resolved and fix them on the spot by showing the student proper placements of notes they are singing, where to breathe, the enunciation of the lyrics being sung, plus stylistically and artistically how to capture the essence of the song through a command performance each and every time.

This program will not only help shape a singer's career but give them the "Jump Start" they need to be able to handle any studio recording situation.  This is one of the most popular programs that we offer here at MVA and it is recommended that you go through the Sing Smarter Sing Longer vocal course or our Online or Private lessons first before starting at this level.

Artist Development

The first order of business in Artist Development is the music itself. Good songs are not good enough when you are preparing to market your music. People only respond to what they feel are great songs Your songs must have some commercial appeal, if only to a certain music niche. (Folk, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, New Age, Jazz, Blues, etc.) Finding that niche, and learning how to manage its growth is essential to becoming a successful act. That’s where your development coach at MVA comes in.

Artist Development is also about protecting the great songs by registering them with the copyright office. Songwriters and music publishing companies need to affiliate with the Performance Rights Associations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC) as well, so that if and when those songs are played by the broadcasting industry, or in certain public places, they will receive proper payment for the uses of those songs. This can sometimes be a confusing and frustrating task. Your coach at MVA will walk you through this and other processes to streamline and clarify the necessary steps that need to be taken to get it done right the first time.

One of the most delicate issues involved with Artist Development is the matter of creating and consistently maintaining a clear and honest image. What people hear in your music must be seen in how your dress on-stage, and can help or hurt you when you create promotional materials, and artwork for your CDs etc. Your coach at MVA will help weave a thread of consistency with your chosen image throughout your website, social media and all other aspects of music marketing.

Artist Development as you can see, is a combination of creative and business issues that must be dealt with to make your music, and the business surrounding you music, run smoothly. Let us help you create a clear and straight path forward so that you and your music can saturate the market as soon and as effectively as possible.

Performance Coaching

Wow!  You did it! 
You landed the role, you got the callback, you booked the gig, you’re on the show! 
Now, how do you leave your audience, casting director or producer spellbound not just by your voice…but by your performance as a whole? 

Two words: Performance Coaching!

This is the secret sauce that keeps everyone coming back for more, that all elusive “it” factor you see oozing out of your favorite performers when they take to the stage.  What you don’t know is that it can be taught, and you can have it too!  Performance coaching at MVA takes the capabilities you have and teaches you how to capitalize on them in real-time during any performance. 

Our performers are put through their paces in every session, making sure our singers can work the stage and even dance while singing, engage the audience by creating memorable moments, properly express through facial expressions, hand and body gestures, conversing with the audience, wardrobe, and much more. We also teach our singers how to be a flexible performer.  Without a doubt, unplanned things can happen when on any stage and we ensure vocalists are prepared to go on with the show regardless of anything unexpected that may come their way.  Success in the music business is all about standing out consistently.

Having a healthy outlook and the right mindset is a great starting point for any performer no matter if you are a singer, musician, or in a theatrical production.  You must be confident in your skills, focused on the task at hand, and rely on your training.  Most of all have FUN!

MVA Scholarship Program

The MVA Scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown the most improvement, dedication to their lessons and skills.  Always looking to advance to the next level by Mastering each level and becoming the vocalist they are destined to be.  To be eligible for the scholarship, they need to follow the criteria expected of them once they start in the MVA program.  The terms can be found here.  The time frame to be eligible for the MVA Scholarship Program is from January 1 - Dec 31. (1 year of studies under MVA.)  After the criteria terms are met within the year, a student is evaluated and picked to receive their scholarship reward.  The Scholarship reward is a 10 song, professionally recorded album that showcases their unique talents.  It is recorded through our on-site recording studio and will be released to the student after the completion.  This is a value worth over $5,000.00

Good luck to all MVA Students who meet the criteria for the MVA Scholarship Program!