Kate is the best vocal coach I know and I send musicians to her because I like the results and she invests in the success of her students. Subtlety, direction, confidence, and understanding the material are four core values that help contemporary vocalists find success in the music industry and I personally place a very high value on people who I know can foster those things. Kate’s work with artists has helped me tremendously in the recording studio by ways of using different registers and getting the voice out of the throat. She gave me understanding of this when I was her student and now I call upon this as a producer when I need to and vocalists trained by Kate know exactly how to get there. This is very helpful for me.
I send artists to Kate to work on songs for a variety of reasons. I prefer that artists I work with don’t take our material to other coaches. I trust Kate with the uncopyrighted and unfinished material that I don’t want leaked out anywhere. Secondly, a vocal coach can do more harm then good to our songs if not properly guided and that starts to effect my process. I would rather have an artist not work on the original material at all before we go in the studio then work on it with a vocal coach that I don’t know or trust and reinforce the songs improperly. Kate doesn’t over coach artists on the original songs which I like as a producer.