Some people are born to sing. Mark Baxter was not one of them. Undaunted, he studied, probed, inquired, explored, practiced, and applied his findings until he achieved the voice he had always wanted. His value as a vocal teacher is unique in that he draws equally from his stage experience, some 3,000 gigs and counting, and an unusually diverse training. After receiving formal training in music at the College of New Jersey, Baxter hit the road with various bands and got a real education.
He has completed hundreds and hundreds of voice lessons, exploring various methods, and attended countless seminars including: vocal pedagogy by the Functional Voice Foundation of West Germany, euromuscular message, nutrition, the Alexander technique, acupressure, reflexology along with various psychological and visualization techniques. Even though he is now considered a leading authority in his field, he continues to research with a passion.
There is a growing line of instructional products from Baxter that are a must for any aspiring singer. His book, The Rock 'N' Roll Singer's Survival Manual, covers every aspect a singer will need to be road-ready. His DVD, The Singer's Toolbox, details vital information about keeping the voice in top shape during heavy performance and rehearsal schedules. For those who have yet to experience the stage, Sing Like an Idol, is an instructional CD that will inspire and motivate. There are also two lessons available as MP3 downloads.
Mark's client list includes Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Gary Cherone (Van Halen, Extreme), Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Journey, Boston, Yes, Tonic, Rent, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Boys Like Girls, the Click Five, the Dresden Dolls, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Peter Wolf, Amiee Mann, Coal Chamber, and many. He can be reached through his website voicelesson.com.