Perhaps what is so extraordinary about Kyle, aside from the fact that he is truly one of the kindest, most gracious, and hard working humans you’ll ever meet, is his teaching style. The curriculum and work could be viewed as overwhelming for singers just dipping their toes into the world of Rock, Pop, and everything in between, but Kyle runs the class in such a way that the new information is not only approachable, but is easy to follow and, in turn, master. His musical knowledge is also BEYOND and the entire class looked so forward to his playlists that only helped us to grasp each week’s lesson that much more. I cannot recommend the class more and know that you will have an absolute blast. Also, his key note slides are something to behold.
As someone who doesn't always feel comfortable singing pop/rock material, with the help of Kyle's ROCK U, I was able to channel my inner rock star!
Kyle has brought so much out of my voice that I didn’t know it was capable of. His coaching vernacular is clear and immensely productive. After working with Kyle, I now feel capable of singing any genre of music which was not the case before. I owe so much of my audition success to him.
Rock U gave me the tools to be specific in material. I felt confident in what this course has to sing material in its truest form. It demanded I had better aural skills to appreciate the details that make each style its own. It also gave me freedom to play again, something that can be lost when trying to do something “right”. I loved my time and use the knowledge frequently!
It's been a while since I've taken any kind of music class so learning about the history, terminology, and mechanism of our voices as they relate to the pop/rock genre was incredibly helpful! I love that the class had not only a theory component, but a performance one as well. The weekly partner exercises gave me a sense of accountability and made it easy for me to track my progress over the course of the class. I think about ROCK U often and was so lucky to be able to implement its lessons almost immediately after taking the class when I performed in a virtual pop musical.
I've always naturally leaned toward a pop/rock sensibility in my vocal style and demeanor, but I never carefully looked at what comprised those things for me, it was all very general. With Kyle's Rock U courses, I was able to clearly identify the vast myriad of tools I've always had in my belt and never fully realized it. I can now pick and choose how and when I utilize those tools to a much greater effect. I have more confidence as a pop/rock theatre artist, as I now know precisely WHY I'm good at certain things and HOW I can improve further on the things that don't come naturally. It's made me a more self-aware and intentional performer.
Kyle has put together incredible and tangible content to help any and all willing to dive into the World of pop/rock! I have always been apprehensive about singing pop/rock music, because I was under the impression that it was something you were just born with and not something that could be technically taught. Since meeting and taking Kyle’s classes I’ve learned it CAN BE TAUGHT and all are welcome to play in the pop/rock sandbox. Thanks to Kyle, I have more comprehensive and useful vocal tools to safely, and with confidence, sing and do my pop/rock thang!
I could not recommend Kyle‘s ROCK U class more highly! Kyle is a fantastic, empathetic, and super smart teacher. He lays out the pop/rock world in such a clear and concise way that it doesn’t feel scary. In fact, he makes it feel exciting, doable, and really fun. Kyle has a wonderful ability in creating an open, encouraging, and safe space in his classes in which his students can truly make mistakes to grow and thrive. Kyle is also fantastic at explaining things from multiple different perspectives when a student isn’t grasping onto something immediately. Most importantly, Kyle is that teacher that really cares for his students and gets genuinely excited for their progress (both big and small steps).
ROCK U is unique in that Kyle has crafted a well thought out, technique-based class that gives students the tools to dissect the pop/rock world as a performer. His tools are digestible, actionable, and truly makes it so that anybody can sing and become their own inner rockstar. I would recommend Kyle‘s ROCK U class to anyone who has ever been afraid of singing pop/rock to those who already feel comfortable. There is so much to gain no matter where you are in your pop/rock journey.
ROCK U is a class that is unlike anything that I’ve experienced and witnessed in our industry. It should truly be a requirement of any training programs.
I absolutely LOVED Rock U! Kyle has such an amazing style of teaching that really made the experience unforgettable and life changing. The skillset that I had in the pop/rock universe going into the program was not up to par in my book and Kyle completely changed that. He not only gave me incredible tips, tricks, and tools, but also the confidence that I’m capable of doing anything in the pop/rock world. I learned so much, had the MOST fun, and would do it again in a HEARTBEAT.
Rock U is, hands down, the smartest methodology out there for learning or improving your pop/rock skills. As a classically trained soprano, the clarity of structure that Kyle provides helped me incorporate true rock sounds and moves into my work in a way that continues to enhance my authenticity. Kyle's depth and breadth of musical knowledge, his passion for the art of musical theatre, and his multifaceted background as a performer, coach, and musician, all combine to create a one-of-a-kind course that will...rock you!
Kyle pays attention to notation, rhythm, and many things I forget about while I’m too busy listening to myself sing. He really knows music. Kyle has helped me with repertoire, callback material, vocal coaching, acting sides, and I’ve improved my musicianship, choice making, and confidence since working with Kyle. He’s helped me book work. Nothing short of a pleasure working with someone this talented and someone who is as invested in you as you are.