Rainee Blake is a singer-songwriter, actress, musician and educator based in Los Angeles. Best known as Alannah on TV’s Nashville, Rainee studied Jazz Voice at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Music Studies/Creative Writing at the University of New South Wales. Rainee has worked since 2012 as a teacher and coach in communication skills, music and voice. Her lessons are focused on being fun and supportive. Her holistic approach to teaching encourages students’ long lasting interest in learning, performing and their own self-expression.
Lessons via Zoom
Every student receives a folder of personalized recordings with vocal warmups and exercises tailored to you specifically.
Freeing your natural voice and speaking with presence
For anyone looking to unlock the power of their natural voice. For women concerned with vocal fry and up-speak. For actors, presenters or people looking to improve their communication skills.
I combine yogic principles with my professional experience, utilizing Patsy Rodenburg’s exercises and philosophies around vocal power, presence and articulation. We work a lot with the breath and on present state awareness training or what she calls “second circle”. We then work on more technical exercises and text.
All levels, all contemporary styles including Pop, Jazz, Country, Folk, R&B, Blues, Musical Theatre
I’m passionate about creating a safe space for you to unlock your unique voice and soften into your vulnerability around singing. I welcome beginners all the way to professionals. We focus on understanding correct breathing or “belly breathing”, pitch accuracy, ear training, scales, strengthening, performance skills and music theory for singers, songwriting and learning the songs you love.
Guitar & Piano
Beginner to intermediate students and for singers looking to learn self-accompaniment. Understanding how chords work, open chords, barre chords, scales, finger-picking and learning to play the songs you love. For piano: chord theory, reading music and scales.
We work on creativity as a habit, the cultivation of lyric ideas, song form and structure, chord progressions, overcoming blocks and expressing your authentic self.
“Working with Rainee has brought me closer to myself and my artistry through her intuitive mind/body approach to music lessons. Her energy and encouragement has been essential for my artistic journey and I highly recommend working with her!“
“Rainee is not just a singing teacher she is a holistic mentor. As a singer-songwriter herself Rainee understands what it takes to be a successful artist. Which is why she equips you with the resources needed not only to survive, but to thrive as a musician.“