"In two short hours, Alicia Dara taught me more about the anatomy of my throat, where air comes from when one is projecting properly, the importance of posture and many other practical tips to help me strengthen my vocal presentation skills than I had ever known.
She was comfortable to work with, encouraging, and obviously expert, as she organized and conducted a session specifically tailored to me and my particular needs.
All professionals who speak in public should have sessions with her and I look forward to working with her more.
Thank you, Alicia for giving me my voice back."
Christine Charbonneau, CEO Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
"Alicia came to our office and led voice coaching and assessment recommendations to our UX and research team, who often have to present their insights and solutions to leadership at Premera. She helped us in recognizing our individual strengths and development opportunities, in a constructive, inspiring approach. In developing public speaking skills over the past several years, this was one of the most unique and valuable sessions I have attended. Everyone came out of it with confidence. Would absolutely recommend."
Johanna Dokken, Customer Experience, Premera
"I have played music since I was a kid and never had any confidence in singing. Alicia is a great teacher and listener, her ability to listen to my goals and recognize the approach that has worked for me has been impressive. I have also worked with Alicia on public speaking. I do a lot of presentations at large meetings, and her understanding of applying my voice in my corporate job has been invaluable."
Larry Jordan, Microsoft Principal Software Engineer
Alicia is currently booking public speaking workshops for corporate teams (see recommendation from Premera at right). The 2-hour workshop is called "Your Very Best Voice" and includes a lecture, demonstration, and coaching. Each workshop participant also receives educational materials and an individual assessment. Contact Alicia directly to book a workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia's "Vocal Strength Workshop for Attorneys" is approved for CLE credits by the Washington State Bar Association. The 2-hour workshop takes place on site, and includes an informational lecture, demonstration, and individual voice coaching for each workshop participant. Contact Alicia directly to book a workshop: email@example.com
As a singing and songwriting instructor in the Seattle area, Alicia has over 20 years experience with children, teens, and adults. She has worked for Experience Music Project, Coyote Central, the Northwest Film Forum, American Music, Evergreen Elementary, UCDS, and Salmon Bay Elementary. She teaches private lessons and occasional workshops. She also coaches private clients on speech and presentation. Past clients include Floyd Pflueger and Ringer, and employees of Microsoft, Amazon, Premera, the Seattle Trade Commission, Core Power Yoga, and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.
Alicia has taught many Seattle musicians including singers Nick Foster, Matt Strutinsky (VanEps), Heather Thomas (Mary Lambert band), and members of The Presidents of the United States of America, Visqueen, Campfire OK, Maktub, Land of Pines, The Local Strangers, North Twin, Trash Dogs, The Blood Brothers, Pretty Girls, and The Break-Up.
Contact Alicia for private lesson rates.