As a professional singer who has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, Lindsey Cloud also owns Coast Music, a voice and piano lesson studio to teach and inspire the next generation of performers.
Lindsey has taught over 50,000 lessons in the last 12 years of Coast Music’s existence. She said she was inspired by the coaches that motivated her throughout her career.
“All my life my vocal coaches were my biggest mentors. They gave me confidence by helping me become excellent at my craft while also caring about me as a person. It is why I do what I do, and has shaped the way in which I coach clients. It makes my work incredibly rewarding and I believe the reason I have success in coaching today.”
Although the pandemic affected the way people were able to teach music, Lindsey said Coast Music continued to offer music lessons through virtual meetings. She said she got more creative with the way they teach lessons.
“It opened up a whole new realm. Now we have clients all over the world because we teach lessons remotely. we can reach more people in a way I would’ve never thought possible.”
In addition to coaching, Lindsey is grateful to be performing in person again. She will be singing jazz music with a new trio and auditioning for the Los Angeles Master Chorale. She is excited to be in the recording studio where she hopes to sing more choral film sessions and ethereal video game music.
“I get this rush when I perform,” Lindsey said. “It’s the thing I am most passionate about and that has been a part of my whole life. I have always dreamed of doing this.”
For clients who are interested in singing professionally, or as a hobby, Lindsey advises people to practice consistently if they want to become successful at their craft.
“I grew up my whole life with people telling me I was talented, but it wasn’t until I developed the discipline to work hard that I was successful,” Lindsey said.
In addition to motivation from her coaches and her personal drive, Lindsey said she was inspired by the family of strong women she grew up with and when her daughter was born, it lit a fire under her.
“I don't want to just tell my daughter she can be whatever she wants. I want to show her. I think that so many times women are afraid to do what they already know they need to do. I don't want her to feel that.”
If students are interested in vocal coaching, Lindsey is offering $25 off their first lesson and people can book lessons at www.coastmusicstudio.com.
“I get this rush when I perform. It’s the thing I am most passionate about. I have always dreamed of doing this.”