"I never thought I would be singing for the world."
April Grisman is a singer/songwriter with a powerful voice influenced by Jazz, Rock and R&B. Along with her mother and two older sisters, April is a professional performing and recording artist.
A sought-after vocal coach, April combines her engaging personality and compassionate spirit with a thorough knowledge of breathing, voice mechanics, phrasing and Pop, Rock, and R&B styling for a unique approach that gets results. Her philosophy is to give vocalists a safe place in which they can freely explore and develop themselves.
April is also a talented songwriter and has fronted and recorded with several bands, including her own, performing her original material locally in the Bay Area. Currently, April fronts the popular 80’s dance cover band, The 85’s and Soul Jah Family Band
In addition to performing in local San Francisco Bay Area projects, such as Original Funktion, Soul Jah Family Band, Fred & Ethel and Funk Stew, April has performed on stage with many well-known professional recording and performing artists, such as:
Randy Jackson (American Idol)
Shakarah World Beat Intl.
Eric Martin (The Eric Martin Band, Mr. Big, 415)
Rickie Phillips (Styx)
Eric Singer (KISS)
Tommy Thayer (KISS)
Jimmy Degrasso (Y&T)
Benefits and Festivals
Ronnie Montrose Tribute (2012)
The Rack and Roll Music Breastival (2010, 2011, 2012)
The Rally for Ally: Allyson Paige Benefit (2012)
Jon Anderson (Yes)
"I believe everyone has something to say as a vocalist. I believe treating each person, regardless of their ability, with the utmost respect. It is very important to me that each student feel comfortable and safe in their learning environment. Singing is so personal - it often brings up unexpected emotions that can surprise people.
I believe that students need to allow themselves to hear their own voice in a different way. They need to learn to be ok with making mistakes - it's the best way to understand the process and see how far they've come.
I believe that if students connect to the music with their hearts and listen with their 'artist's ear', they will be able to fully enjoy the freedom and pure joy of singing."
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