About Group Singing Classes for Queer & Trans People and Allies:
"This class was the light of my week. I am astounded by how much my voice and my confidence have grown in such a short time."
"Eli's classes are fantastic! I came away each week feeling grounded in my body and more confident about sharing my voice. Eli creates a safe space where trying new things with the voice and performance is comfortable even when it's scary."
"Eli is like a magical singing midwife. He is so great at fostering your growth as a singer and facilitating the process of getting to know and understand your voice. I would keep taking his classes forever if I could."
“I recommend classes with Eli to all of my friends! Studying singing with Eli is affirming, challenging, and joyful. It’s an opportunity to combine skill acquisition, personal growth and queer community and is grounding and inspiring.”
"I felt honored to have been able to see each singer's uniqueness, their strengths and their struggles. What we shared in class with each other was so personal. I felt very connected with the world and appreciative of our diversity afterward."
"Eli's classes are magic: queer community, gender inclusivity, singing, personal expression. It's the safest, most encouraging space to learn to sing. I couldn't imagine growing as much as I have as a singer and as a person without it."
"I have taken Eli's fundamentals and harmony classes and have grown so much as a singer. I can actually feel the strength in my voice that wasn't there before. It is inspiring to be a student under Eli's tutelage!"
“I would recommend this class – no matter what your singing experience, skill level or interest you will have fun, you will feel safe and cared for and you will improve!”
“Great teacher! Everything was clear and interesting – I felt very engaged… He was awesome at making me feel good about where I was at and moving from there.”
"I always find Eli's classes to be grounding, humbling, challenging, and exciting. I'm leaving this class with a renewed investment in myself as an artist and a renewed sense of power in my voice. As I've begun [taking testosterone and] transitioning, my voice has often felt very uncertain and this has been an exceptionally warm space where I could play with that new instrument until it begins to make sense to me. I feel so much more confident in my voice and excited to perform."
“A great thing about this class is the environment of a judgment-free, supportive group. Eli sets the tone, and it is so nice. Highlight of my year.”
“He’s good at knowing exactly what each singer’s strengths and weaknesses are and knowing exactly how to address them. His weakness – there’s only one of him!”
About Intro to Harmony Singing
"I highly encourage anyone who has ever felt in awe of a choir in harmony or an intimate duet to take this class and feel the joy of making that aural alchemy yourself. Singing has brought me so much joy."
"After having spent many many years feeling uncertain about how to harmonize, this course helped to demystify harmonizing for me. Eli pushes us just a little our of comfort zones, enough to build, not ruin our self-confidence. I highly recommend it!"
"Eli is a fantastic, patient, and kind teacher, and the class was such a joy to be in. I learned a lot too! I felt supported and encouraged the whole time."
About Unlock the Song Inside: Beginning Songwriting
"Such a powerful experience connecting to my voice as a songwriter. Eli's expertise, guidance and ability to draw out strong work and pass on skills was so important."
"I found myself continuously in awe of each person's unique voice, style, and capacity to create in each round of sharing. I felt moved by something in everyone's songs and that was powerful."
"What a beautiful and powerful vision: co-create space to literally lift up each other's voices. As a trans person, and as a queer person, I have so embodied the violent belief that my voice does not matter. To have a space to explore my own unlearning was truly a much needed reminder that when I honor my voice, I honor my spirit, my aliveness."
"I loved that this was a space where I could do what felt to me like the most vulnerable thing in the whole world and just feel like a huge portion of my spirit was released and soothed and could begin healing."
About Private Lessons:
"Eli is phenomenal! He's a firm believer in being able to use as many styles and techniques as you can or want. And he was able to break down the techniques that make one style of singing different from another in a way that I could understand. And if this weren't enough, he's just lovely and charming and entirely personable. I can't recommend Eli highly enough." Maia G.
"I have learned so much about myself and about my voice. I would recommend Eli to anyone searching for a voice teacher: he is so gentle, kind, supportive, intuitive and meets his students where they are. I have been really impressed at how, with practice and his nurturance, my voice was able to grow and develop into something lovely and unique on its own. I stopped wanting to be like other singers and started focusing on being more like my best self, and that was an incredible gift from our work together." Christine H.
"Eli is a standout teacher... The unique visualizations and tips he offered were not ones that I had heard from prior teachers to open up my tone, reach higher notes, or achieve a more resonant sound. Eli's guidance helped me grow as a singer and expanded the skills I have to develop my voice on my own... I am so appreciative that I had a chance to work with him and am excited on behalf of his future students!" Joss G.
"I have been a professional singer/songwriter for thirteen years but had never taken an actual vocal lesson. When I got my first Off Broadway musical call back I figured it was time to step up my game. Eli helped prepare me, working with my range and providing me with warm ups to enhance my vocal endurance. I was getting feedback from people overhearing my audition piece noting the positive influence my time with Eli had on my voice. I would recommend Eli Conley to beginners and advanced students alike. He really met me where I was at in a super supportive way!" Adhamh R.
"Eli has a very friendly, approachable style, is full of good exercises and insights into the body as the vehicle of singing, and helps me to feel a lot more confident... I am definitely growing and becoming much more perceptive as a singer." Jacks M.
"I was surprised by what quality of sound and control Eli cultivated in me in so few lessons. Eli deftly mixes friendliness with professionalism. He is both informative and challenging. A great mix. Ask about payment schedules and make a budget for them. They're worth it! I got more than my money's worth." Malcolm G.
"Eli's approach is easy-going, direct, and concrete. His training is grounded in traditional techniques but incorporates a variety of other pedagogies. He quickly identifies areas to focus on and has a supportive, encouraging teaching style." Jeff G.
"Lessons with Eli are fun, helpful, and professional. I particularly enjoy the quick stretching, breathing and silly vocal warm ups that he incorporates. These really get me into my body and remind me to get grounded in my whole self as an instrument. He is always finding new music that complements yet challenges my voice, and makes sure to ask for what I'd like to work on as well. Overall he's a really great instructor and I totally recommend him to anybody of any level." Ana S.
"I'd been singing for years but had stopped a few years back for many personal reasons. I was scared and nervous to start up again, remembering all the criticism I'd received before. Eli was immediately welcoming and warm, and made me feel so relaxed. He brings so much joy to singing that I'm able to make mistakes, and not know, and sound awful, and still love singing with him. There's absolutely no judgment. He's got a lot of technique and knowledge but makes it all feel so safe, relaxed and playful. I always leave these lessons feeling kind of giddy and like I want to sing every single day. I highly recommend checking out his classes, or trying out individual singing lessons. Really, I can't say enough good things." Phoenix S.
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