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Darelle Holden

Seattle, WA 98106 (map)

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Where are Lessons Offered

Virtual / Online

About Me


I'm Darelle Holden and I am a professional vocalist/songwriter and performer. I am also a vocal performance coach and have created a proven framework to help you give your best singing perfomances called Practical Performance. This is a disciplined approach to singing and performing for today's artists.

I am a music professional with over 30 years of experience. I am a graduate of Berklee College of Music and also have a B.S. in Communication. I have worked as a professional background singer for such artists as Tom Jones, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. I absolutly love coaching students and helping them find their unique performance and vocal qualities. 

Can't wait to meet you,





My Musical Education Background

Hi, I am graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in vocal perfomance and have a B.S. in Communication. Additionally I am a music professional with over 30 years of experience performing around the world. 

I have been teaching students for 10 years and have recently moved to online teaching only. I teach both vocal technique and performance techniques providing a well rounded approach to singing.  

It is a joy watching students improve skills that transcend singing but also help with overall confidence in every area of their lives. 




Genres and Subjects Taught

Practical Performance is a disciplined approach to uncovering your unique vocal and performance qualities. We enphasize a practial approach to working as a music professional. 

Subjects and Genres: (All Genres)

  •        Vocal Technique
  •        Step by Step vocal exercises
  •        Finding Chest Voice - Head Voice
  •        Breath Control 
  •        Build confidence and have fun
  •        Know what makes your voice unique and how to stand out from the crowd.
  •        Personalized Audition Prep
  •        Repertoir Development
  •        Buiding an Individualized Warm Up
  •        Give better vocal performances in the studio.   
  •        Build confidence and have fun (did I say that twice?) Why? Because this is all about making a  serious persuit a fun journey. 

:-) Darelle



Performance Curriculum

·       Expression, Interpretation and Delivery

·       Inhabiting Stage Space, Creating Stage Dominance: Movement & Style, Mic Technique

·       Communicating to and with the Audience

·       Interacting with the Band: Communicating Tempo, Counting your tune, Understanding song sections

·       Developing Entertainment Value: Developing repertoire, Creating Sets, Creating a Show

·       Switching it ON: Capturing attention

·       Singing Smarter not Louder

·       Building Confidence

All musical genres are encouraged

All levels accepted 

Lesson Rates

Practical Performance accepts Paypal and Venmo at this time.

All lessons are pre-paid at the time of booking and a 2 lesson minimum is suggested. Because time slots are limited we ask for a 48 hour notice for cancelations. 

Lessons are 45 min. $55 or 30 min $35.


Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All ages and experience levels are welcome. 

Although each lesson plan is broken down into weekly increments we often personalize lessons to accomodate each students level of expertise and each students goals. Students often choose to concentrate on one specific lesson for several weeks depending on his or her objectives.  

My Certifications and Awards

Performance Degree Berklee College of Music

B.S. Business Communication

Cleo Laine Scholarship Award

Nancy Wilson Scholarwhip Award



My Musical Influences

I love all music. I am influenced by Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock, Musical Theater and show tunes - bring all of it!

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