Forte Vocal Performance Academy is trying to prepare nice singers. We concentrate on the three main supports of a performer:

Voice:
Vocal Technique, Vocal Stretch & Strength, Style, Foundation, Open Throat, Focus, Clarity, Cord, Foundation, Support, and many more voice tools.

Character:
Subtext, Character Depth, Emotion, Embodiment, Translation of Lyrics, Thought Formulation, Timing Choice, Strength of Silence and much more character tools.

Performance:
Stage Presence, Microphone Technique, Energy Movement, Audience Involvement, Body Movement, Physical Poses, Entrance & Exit Style and lots of others performance tools.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Singing Lessons
  • Voice Coach
  • Vocal Teacher
  • Acting Lessons

Serviced Areas

  • Indio, Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Bermuda Dunes

Payment Options

  • American Express, Discover, PayPal, Cash Only, Personal Checks, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Audrey McDonald
  City Indio , CA
  Zip Code 92201
  Address 81711 Hwy 111
  Phone Number (760) 565-2000

Business Representative

Audrey McDonald

Head Vocal Coach

Audrey McDonald grew up in Northern California where her talent helped lead to the development of the Harbor Select Jazz Ensemble. At 15, Audrey’s skill was well beyond any other student thus proving the requirement for special funding to create the Ensemble.
During the next five years Audrey honed her skill with a long training at Aptos Academy of Music and countless local vocal competitions and performances. She even traveled to Taiwan where she spent time performing daily at Le Fu Amusement Park. Once back at the Aptos Academy she felt the need to broaden her learning and, at the age of twenty, moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled at the Los Angeles Academy of Music.
Once Audrey finished her training at L.A.M.A. she stayed in the fast-moving city to perform with several bands, attend red carpet events and live the glamor of Hollywood. This life soon became negative to Audrey’s love of the simple beauty of life. During a short visit in Palm Springs with her family, and admittedly, escape the cutthroat feel of Hollywood, she discovered the desert kindness, straightforward lifestyles, and art-filled beauty of day-to-day desert living. She had packed for three days and ended up never leaving.
She has gladly continued to perform locally in such venues as The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Nightly Musical, Cabaret Theater West and local operas such as Cosi Fan Tutti. During these performances, while bonding with her fellow cast members, Audrey found herself naturally drawn to encourage and help the artists around her. “I started teaching knowing that’s what was needed so badly in the valley. I just wanted to help every singer out there who was hurting their voice. I felt so connected to all of them. Hearing their first taste of vocal freedom after lessons with me makes me just as excited for them as they are for themselves! It’s hard for me to call teaching ‘work’ when I love it so much!”
Audrey’s efforts to simply give vocal help led to multiple cast member requests for personal lessons. Audrey realized that her wish to help others grow, learn and love the vocal arts is actually a true gift of teaching. She genuinely hopes that she can use her talent and training to reach many students here in the Coachella valley.