Angelia Williams is a voice coach who has worked for many years in Nashville, where she previously lived. When her husband accepted a job at Owensboro Health a few years ago, she moved here, but still continued to keep her business in Nashville — though she’s opened a studio in Owensboro as well.
Williams prides herself on her vocal coach training synthesizing with a whole-person approach. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation on how well-being affects a singer.
“That’s my philosophy – how it is the whole person and not just the voice,” she said.
Focusing on proper technique, along with mental and spiritual aspects, Williams said her multi-dimensional approach makes the singer a better performer all around.
Before the pandemic, Williams already met virtually with clients from other states and even internationally. Williams has shared the stage with many gospel singers and shares her knowledge of music with her students.
When the pandemic began, she continued the virtual sessions and added in her current more local students so they could still work with her. She still meets virtually with some, although she has returned to in-person coaching.
“The reality is that virtual is just a part of life now,” she said. “I like the interaction with a person, but will meet the client’s needs.”
Williams plans to continue seeing clients in Nashville every other weekend, but she is also accepting students in Owensboro at her new studio at 3238 Kidron Way in Owensboro.
She holds recitals twice a year in Nashville at the Hard Rock Cafe and she encourages her students to perform.
“The recitals are fun and it helps them grow as a singer,” she said. “It addresses the anxiety and they learn ‘It’s not that bad.’”
Williams works with all ages, genres and skill levels, and information about booking a session is available on her website.