Annie studied at the University of Utah on a Vocal Performance scholarship before moving to Los Angeles where she went on to be the voice behind television and radio commercials for major brands. Her voice and songwriting were integral to the initial launch of the Amazon Kindle. She has spent many years studying with top vocal coaches and continues to further her studies at the Institution for Vocal Advancement (IVA).
About the IVA technique
The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Old Italian School of Singing. Annie's goal is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality. Training in this technique gives the singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. Also, training in this technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. We accomplish these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.
Learn more about IVA here.
Studio Information and Policies
- Please use form below for rates and to book a lesson.
- 24-Hour Cancellation Policy: Please allow 24 hours notice prior to your lesson time if you need to cancel or reschedule.
- You can park in the driveway in the spot closest to the house. If that spot is taken you can park in the spot on the right. Please take care not to block the garage.
- Payment can be made prior to the lesson via PayPal or Chase QuickPay using my phone number/email once we've booked a lesson, or Venmo to @missannielittle. You can pay by check at the lesson paid to “Little & Ashley, Inc.”
- If you are just beginning, try to have an idea of something you might want to learn to sing. One place to find sheet music online is at www.musicnotes.com. If you can, please bring the sheet music to the songs you’d like to work on in your lesson. This allows us both to review details, in addition to giving the student the opportunity to learn about music. If you have tracks, please bring them on a CD or on your playing device and print out the lyrics prior to your lesson.
- For younger students, there is a waiting area just outside the studio where parents can hear everything, but the child will have a little space to learn on her or his own without feeling self-conscious; however, parents are welcome to stay in the studio if the child prefers.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! I look forward to working together. -Annie