Dan Bridston is a highly respected vocal coach and interpretive guide for singers of all levels and experience. Whether you are a beginner, a young singer on the cusp of a career or a seasoned professional, Dan will give you tools to maximize your performing potential, minimize the stress of under-preparation and maintain your musical and vocal integrity no matter the circumstance. He is also a reliable and sensitive collaborative artist, who will work with you to make your recital a joyous and satisfying experience. Because of his vast experience and large repertoire of arias, Dan is the ideal audition pianist. In fact, even with no rehearsal you will think that you have worked together for years.
My studio, located at 1612 Randall St. Glendale, Ca 91201 in the beautiful city of Glendale, is easily accessible from all parts of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. Inside, you will find a safe space, where you, the artist, can be assured of my confidentiality and discretion. Phone: 818-334-3645
These are my goals for the artists with whom I work:
- To instill in the artist a love for the art of singing and for the repertoire, whatever the genre.
- To work on musical details, and make sure the artist is fully prepared in the aria, song or role.
- To emphasize not only the proper diction, but also the rhythm and syntax any and all languages.
- To give the artist tools for learning music effectively, including music theory, when necessary. I believe that eventually, singers should be able to learn an aria, song or role without the help of a coach or tutor.
- To teach the artist the elements of style and tradition, so that his or her own interpretation comes from a place of knowledge. This includes the history of the aria, its context within the opera, the role that character plays in relation to those of other characters in the opera, and the interpretative choices made by several artists. I try to teach the why of an interpretive choice as well as the what.
- To create an environment that is supportive and safe, so that the singer feels free to explore his or her own creativity. Many times learning what does not work is as effective as learning what does.
- To allow the artist to move on, when he or she feels it is appropriate, without pressure or rancor.