Boulder Voice Lessons

Hey everybody, my name is Joshua South, and I'm the lead Voice Teacher here at Boulder Voice Lessons. I was trained in Opera Performance at Manhattan School of Music (M.M.) in New York City, and have sung and taught singing lessons professionally for 15 years....

And now, I'm teaching the technique that has given me so much success.

Go ahead and bookmark my Blog - I'm updating it almost every day with some great singing tips and insights to the vocal technique that I teach.

Some of my career highlight performances include a Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Philharmonic, performances at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Sarasota Opera, Opera North, and also with such notable performers as Paul McCartney, Julie Taymor, Kelsey Grammer, Kelly O'Hara, and Brian Dennehy.  

It was a great honor to be described as "unforgettable" by the New York Times, and I have toured to Brazil, Italy, China, and Austria, performing with world-renowned symphonies and giving vocal lesson masterclasses in esteemed venues. 

Boulder Voice Lessons is a new beginning for me, here in the Front Range of Colorado.

I would love to meet with you and discuss your singing goals. 

I'm a proud member of Actors Equity (AEA),
Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).

Invest in your Singing Technique:

  • 60min - $70

Cancellation Policy:

I require a 24-hour advance notice of cancellation of your voice lesson (unless there is an emergency; this is considered at the time of the event). You are expected to pay for a full lesson if you fail to cancel without 24-hour notice. Please note that 9pm the day before your lesson is not a 24-hour notice. I would appreciate time to contact another student who could perhaps use that available time.

Please let me know if you are running late. I will do my best to accommodate you, but I can not guarantee that you will receive a full lesson if you arrive late for your scheduled time.

If I must cancel your lesson for any last-minute unforeseen reason, I will make it up as soon as possible within the same week or at least the same month.

Singing Masterclass at Shanghai Normal University in China

Singing Masterclass at Shanghai Normal University in China

Since 2002, I have been helping singers Increase Range, Vocal Stamina, Confidence, and Vocal Power.

Joshua is an extraordinary singing teacher. Working with him vastly increased my confidence in my vocal technique, ear training, sight reading, and ability to express the essence of a piece of music. I also learned a great deal from him about music theory and history. He is kind, patient, and a joy to study and make music with.
— Kristen J. (Thumbtack review 5 stars)
I had fallen into some poor technique habits that were damaging my voice and hurting my confidence. Joshua helped correct all of that and get me back to auditioning and booking work!
— Katherine B. (Thumbtack review 5 stars)
As a choir member under Josh’s direction, I grew as a musician and singer, especially with his attention to production and tone. He’s a delight to work with!
— Eileen S. (Thumbtack review 5 stars)


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I teach voice BUILDING. I will help your voice grow bigger, stronger, louder, and more agile, allowing you to fully express your emotions and artistic direction. You will gain strength in your Belt, Mix, Falsetto Coordination, Chest Voice and Head Voice. The technique is applicable to Musical Theater, Jazz, Opera, Pop, Rock, Rap... anything and everything that is sung.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music Bachelor of Music degree from Birmingham Southern College. I'm a proud member of Actors Equity (AEA), Screen Actors Guild SAG/AFTRA, and the American Guild of musical Artists (AGMA).

How did you get started doing this type of work?

I started teaching after my Masters Degree, and have loved seeing the progressions of my students for the past 15 years.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I teach a wide variety of ages how to sing: from 8 year-old students to 70 year-old students.

Describe a recent project you are fond of? 

I have been the vocal instuctor of an ensemble, and it was wonderful to see all of the singers improve and be able to express themselves through their singing voice.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

Do you want to Learn How to Sing??
There are a million voice teachers out there. Choose your teacher wisely! Ask around - look for the students of the teachers - do you like how they sound? I've been singing professionally in New York City and all over the world for over 15 years. I know how to teach the voice trainging that will keep your voice SAFE, which is the most important part of a lasting career.

I am happy to bring my experience and technique to the Front Range area!

What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

As a young person, think about whether your teacher will help get you ready for college auditions - you can pay for a lot of your schooling if you get a vocal scholarship. As a college student or as a young professional, think about whether your teacher will get you ready for major auditions. Can you sing that song/aria/tune? What about that high note? What about the artistic integrity of the piece?