HE MADE ME DO IT. AND I UNDERSTAND WHY.
My client, Steve Anderson, ASKED me if he could write a testimonial about his experience working with me.
Listen, his success story is an INCREDIBLE example of how powerful it can be to get coached, but SO IS THE FACT THAT HE NEEDED TO SHARE IT WITH ME (and you).
Read this. Take it in. And if you want some of what he’s having, let’s talk. I’d love to support you. It’s what I do.
I give you: STEVE ANDERSON:
“Where do I start?
I didn’t think much of vocal training when I first started with KWC. This was my first year; my big thing was to go and have beer while trying to sing. MAYBE I would make it to Vegas (fat chance!). Might not be an alcoholic, but I do enjoy me a good brewski before I go up to make a fool of myself.
One thing led to another, and somehow I stumbled into an opportunity to go to Las Vegas for the national championships, not only as a duet performer, but as a soloist. At the time, my wife Laura was utilizing Katti’s services, and improved her performances a TON, especially when it came to belting and better vocal control on the higher, more difficult notes. Katti was not only generous in her critiques of my local and state performances, but she offered me a quick crash course to ensure that my confidence going in was in top shape.
When I started these lessons, she wanted to concentrate on song choice, of course, but she also wanted to shore up my personal weaknesses so they wouldn’t hinder me on stage. What did I want to work on the most? What was it that held me back the most? It wasn’t pitch, it wasn’t belting, and it wasn’t how to tell a good story on stage.
It was confidence.
I’ve lacked confidence since I got out of the service. I suffer from service connected PTSD so bad that I refuse to get in front of a crowd, let alone BE in one. The only feasible way for me to do so was to have enough to drink so I got tipsy. At that point, I’d probably just be a one hit wonder and nobody would remember what I did.
Not only did I find new ways to utilize my breath, how to project, and how to do well on stage, but she was also phenomenal with instilling confidence I haven’t had in about 12-13 years. My voice was never as tired after her lessons (compared to when I would sing on my own), I could actually hit a few higher and previously unattainable notes I’d been trying to hit for years, and I found myself adding songs to my catalogue I never would’ve tried before.
Those things in themselves are awesome, but my favorite part came when I ended up in Vegas with the wife. During both of my solo pieces, Katti was on location and the first one backstage with me trying to keep me calm. It was a national championship, and I was doing karaoke for the first time ‘dry’. Every thought of ‘I don’t belong here’ or ‘I don’t deserve to be here’ went out the window as she sat next to me and got me psyched to go out and do what I could. She did the same thing for my wife.
The vocal direction she gives is top notch with no BS, and this alone would be enough for me to think about utilizing her services for the whole year. However, what really won me over was her genuine concern for my well-being, and an unwavering commitment to making sure that I had the confidence necessary to step onto a stage I’ve never been on with other talents that were out of this world. To me, this was what I was trying to do the whole time: not only giving a good live performance that people would remember, but to have the confidence and the authority to do it without drinking.
I did it. That was my goal, and I did it. There’s no way I could’ve done this without her instruction or her kindness not just as a teacher, but as a great friend.
I should’ve known she’d be great for me when she was working with Laura, but I had no idea how valuable being her student actually ended up being. If you’re lacking confidence, or nervous, or feel like you need that extra ‘oomph’ with your performances, I can’t stress this enough: SIGN UP WITH HER.
It was, and is, one of the best experiences I could give myself. You OWE it to yourself to make her your teacher. I didn’t even have her for a month, and I gained an insane amount of knowledge and confidence I haven’t been able to find on my own for thirteen years.”
Katti is an unforgettable voice instructor. I came to Katti when I was 18 years old because I wanted to improve my musical theatre sound. I had absolutely no clue how to belt before beginning [Unlimited Vocal Health™] and when I graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City four years later, I was the top belter in my class. The more lessons I took the more my confidence as a singer and an all around performer grew.
Thank you so much for believing in me and for helping me become who I am today… You changed my life Katti.
I had the honor of working with Katti right before the Talent Quest National Competition. In only a few short lessons she had me miles above where I started out. Her methods help you stretch your range while keeping your vocal health. She continuously helped me get better each time we met.
I’m singing songs I did not think I would ever be able to sing!
No joke, Katti Power is a complete and utter bad ass. She’ll turn you into one as well if you give her the chance.
I’m so excited – I got the role I told you I was called back for (the initial audition consisted of a monologue and my singing “That’s Rich,” which I had worked with you in my VIP session)! Thank you so much, Katti, for your training! I’m thrilled, and will continue to make the efforts to sing without fear and apply the proper technique so I can sing without getting fatigued.
I can sing higher again and I’m more confident in my belting abilities, as well as my breath support!
Katti is BRILLIANT!!! I never thought I would be able to belt, but I was definitely proven wrong! Thanks to my ONE LESSON with Katti I have just landed a role in “Shout! The Mod Musical” and will be healthily belting my face off!
Now that I have had that hour session I know how to overcome my straining and relax my throat when singing up high. The way Katti teaches, the illustrations she gives, and the exercises she uses help me to understand in a way I’d never thought about before…Knowing how quickly she fixed my problem, I feel extremely confident that she would be able to help anyone else…
Katti Power is bar-none, hands-down, one of the very best voice teachers out there. I’ve been singing for 23 years, and have had several teachers over the years, from NYC to LA. Many of my teachers have been good, but I learned more in one lesson with Katti than I did several months with other teachers.
I use to think my voice just couldn’t sing certain notes in certain ways, but that is completely false! I wish I had known these techniques back when I was struggling and performing every day. And knowing how to sing in my uncomfortable areas without hurting my voice is amazing. I feel like I could sing almost anything now!!
Thank you, Katti. I’ve learned so much from you; no words can express my gratitude!
I’m most excited to know the difference between legit and belt voice and practice choosing how to sing and speak intentionally in a way that is healthiest for me.
I feel like I finally learned the secret of singing I’ve been looking for all my life! I always felt like my teachers didn’t quite “get” my voice and there was something either I really wasn’t getting or they really were not teaching. Now I know what it is! Thank you Katti!!
I believe you can always improve your craft, so for the past few years I’ve been working with internationally acclaimed vocal teacher Katti Power.
Katti…helped me realize that my voice will always be there, and I just need to trust that it knows what to do. The biggest change was our work with how forward my belt is going. I had learned how to do it before, but something wasn’t clicking for me to keep it forward. Katti listened to my fear about having true power in my voice and allowed me to have a safe place to start the work to let myself be heard. I ended up belting a note I had tried to… belt for 10 years!
[Katti] is the best singing coach I've ever had. I love working with her because she's so supportive, she has such a great ear, and she can get to the heart of any of my problems right away. She's positive, very knowledgeable, and most of all - one of the biggest reasons I would highly recommend Katti is that she's a great human being.
I’m really not sure where I would be without you. You have given me such confidence in so many areas and have given me the skills to take my performing to the next level.