Glass-shattering, voice-strengthening specialist, Jaime Vendera, has a unique way of helping singers rediscover the voice they were born with- that uninhibited, playful voice that every child naturally possesses through breathing, supporting, and placing the voice instinctively. Jaime's method is a combination of re-discovering your natural voice by teaching tried and true vocal technique, building internal vocal muscle through a series of unique vocal exercises designed to improve vocal resonance, range & stamina, while altering the singer's mindset to master one's voice.
Jaime started playing professionally at the age of sixteen. At nineteen, he moved to Hollywood, California to study Voice at the Musician’s Institute. He studied under the guidance of teachers Jim Gillette, Elizabeth Sabine, and Thomas Appell.
On his own, Jaime has studied voice, yoga, massage therapy, reflexology, hypnosis, anatomy, and holistic healing. Jaime's Isolation exercises develop vocal muscle, much like bodybuilders develop muscle by lifting weights. Isolation exercises allow a singer to build the voice note by note, in minimal time. When combined with the Vocal Stress Release program, Jaime's program for releasing vocal and physical stress, you'll build an amazing voice, but stronger than you ever imagined.
Jaime's vocal training books, videos, and audio programs have been used by countless singers worldwide, including by singers of bands such as, TNT, Nitro, I Prevail, Starset, Skyharbor, From Ashes to new, Dream Theater, Journey, Kill Hannah, RA, Future Leaders of the World, XYZ, and Alter Bridge. Combining his vocal training methods with his creative mindset program (the secret to his success drive) Jaime turns singers into vocal machines. Not only does he teach his unique methods through private lessons in Columbus, Ohio as well as online, he also conducts vocal seminars and workshops worldwide.
Jaime has used his simple principles to set a world record by shattering a glass by the power of his voice, without amplification of any sort. He has also proven this accomplishment on dozens of television shows in the US, China,Japan, and Europe, including Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, The Dr. Oz Show and National Geographic’s Humanly Impossible.
Jaime is also an author who has written and released dozens of books and products, including Raise Your Voice, Unleash Your Creative Mindset, Mind Over Music, the Tuned XD vocal training app, the Extreme Scream audio training series, and the Beyond the Voice video training series. He is also dean of the Vendera Vocal Academy, an online training institute for singers.
Jaime currently resides in Ohio with his wife, Diane, and a small herd of cats and dogs.
I started working with Jaime Vendera in December of 2018 after searching for a vocal coach and finding Jaime on YouTube. After watching some of his videos, I felt like his down to earth style would be a good fit, so I hired him for two Skype lessons.
On our very first lesson I could tell he cared about his students and we instantly clicked. So I flew him to Detroit for a few days if intensive lessons as I was in the studio recording vocals for Trauma, to get me back in shape after vocal surgery for recording the record and touring with I Prevail.
To everybody who has been complimenting my vocals on our new release, and saying congrats for recovering from vocal surgery, I have to give a big thank you to Jaime. He’s been a huge help in getting my voice back after my vocal surgery and a massive reason for helping me get my confidence back so I could get back out on the road. Every time we meet, his positive mindset inspires and motivates me to be my best!
If you need a vocal coach or you need anybody to motivate you and give you a kick in the ass, Jaime is the guy! I highly recommend him. He’s been my rock throughout the last year and I believe he can be yours too!
"I’ve been studying with Jaime Vendera for some time now and I can honestly say that he’s shown me things vocally that I never really thought about. His book Raise Your Voice is a wealth of vocal knowledge and his approach to vocal coaching has helped me to improve my voice. This tour has been amazing; my voice is better than ever. I value Jaime’s wisdom and friendship."
I've never really identified as a "singer" as much as I have the various other elements that go into crafting, recording, and performing songs. I've always worked hard to create the tone and performance necessary to convey as much emotion and meaning as possible, but I wasn't one to wake up and do vocal exercises, read vocal forums, or geek out over the high notes that people sing. I don't even like the Voice. Or any of those shows. (Holy shit are they boring).
Still, I've always tried to give 100% during live performances. And with the relative growth of STARSET I've been confronted with the challenge of playing longer headline sets, more consecutive performances, and with less rest. Given my obsession with improvement and giving the best performance possible, it became necessary to take the vocal aspect more seriously.
I started to focus on the singing, warming up, and increased rehearsals. But this alone wasn't enough. That is where Jaime Vendera came in. A couple years ago he offered to provide me with guidance/lessons to improve my stamina, power, and range. And he did just that. Applying his approach and techniques resulted in a noticeable improvement--one I believe is noticeable even to the untrained ear.
If you've been to a show recently I think you might agree.
I can't speak to whether Jamie can take a non-singer and make them great (he probably can, he's awesome), but he can certainly help to make a singer shine.
Thanks Jaime. (Sorry it took me so long to make this well-deserved post. Like I said, I wanted to make it when I felt conviction.)
Oh, plus he's an awesome, incredibly kind, and supportive guy.
I had four Skype lessons with Jaime Vendera during my Thriving Ivory days, then performed on the Carson Daly show before hitting the road again. During the show, I could not believe how easy it was for me to sing. It was like the songs floated out of me. My vocal range and stamina greatly improved once I mastered Jaime's techniques. I had more lessons while recording for my new band, Midnight Cinema. Now when I sing, I feel like I've been sipping on helium! Thanks to Jaime, I'm able to sing night after night and record my best in the studio!
Thriving Ivory, Midnight Cinema
At first, I was a little leery about taking voice lessons via Skype. But after my first lesson with Jaime, I was amazed at not only my progress, but Jaime’s ability to conduct “world-class” vocal lessons on-line. After just three, hour-long sessions, my singing ability increased ten-fold, and that’s no exaggeration.
Fact - Jaime Vendera is one of the most inspiring human beings I have ever had the pleasure of sharing a vocal connection with. Not only is he a gifted power house vocalist, and master of vocal knowledge, he's also a good soul. His book "Raise Your Voice" should be standard in every singer's library. You won't find a better guide to finding the truth in your voice than Jaime.
Author of Melody to Madness
I've had a handful of lessons with Jaime starting during the recording of my second record. I remember calling him as I was in the studio finishing the last song on the album. I cannot believe how easy it was to sing. I also used Jaime for a vocal tune up before performing my song, "Don't Give Up" at SummerSlam 2012. Needless to say, I felt great during the performance!
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