“I think the main thing is a lot of practice and a lot of lessons...I learned a lot about singing. I had to work at it. But I made it.”
Carlo Decanini has a way of relating to his students that many teachers lack. He is able to get inside the students' thought process and approach them in a way that they understand and push them in their abilities.
Jonathan Camacho is an excellent teacher! He is patient and supportive and has collaborated on several songs with Music By Ashton which have been adored by many around the world! Ashton loves her song writing time with Jonathan!
WT Greer III has a musical gift that he patiently and lovingly shares with his students. That said, he will crack down if necessary, in his caring and calm manner.
Scott Byrne is a genius at the controls in the as well as a master guitar player and creative songwriting coach. He really commits to his students and desires them to succeed. His magic as a producer can be heard in Music By Ashton's EP 'For My Darling' on iTunes. Ashton adores Scott and is always eager to work with him in the studio. He has contributed to several songs by co-writing, guitar instrumentals and even a few subtle singing components on her recordings!
Septien is home and everyone is family. It is truly a loving, supportive, encouraging, accepting and, of course, fun place to be. Eliza loves the vibe and never wants to leave. Shannon Camacho began teaching Eliza when she was 7, a painfully shy child, not yet confident in her God given talent.
Lexie LOVED the Teen Musician Camp and we were so impressed by everything you all packed into just one week! All their hard work paid off and the showcase was amazing!" Michelle Germany Download Lexie's new original HOLD ME LONGER on iTunes or Google Play. Go to her website and download the song. http://www.lexiegmusic.com/
We have been with Septien for a year and what a wonderful journey it has been so far!!It has been an inspirational experience for Sathvika.
“Going into the process I had a general idea of what I wanted, The Septien team helped me breakdown, dissect, and create a whole look, with a logo for my music brand. It couldn’t have been any easier too work with a team that didn’t stop until I was completely happy and satisfied with my logo! Thank you so much to everyone over at the Septien Group including Director of Music Artist Development Dennis Gelbaum and Art Director/Graphic Designer Kat Zivkovic.”
"We are thrilled with Joli's amazing new website that the Septien marketing team helped us create. Developing a website can seem very overwhelming, but they made the process extremely easy and the site was created very quickly. The communication was all done via email, so you could work on the updates, when it was convenient for your schedule. We had almost daily email updates with the progress and we felt like were truly involved in the overall design process. You can select from initial templates but they also allow you to customize your overall look and feel, which we appreciated. The design team was extremely creative and helpful regarding the best layout and format for Joli's site. We are very happy with the finished product and are excited to promote her new site."
Supportive, talented, committed, & patient staff has transformed DesireeSierra.
"Skype Lessons With Septien Have Changed My Life!" My 6 months Skype guitar lessons came to it’s end. (I'm 21 and from France) I want to thank the whole Septien team that made these 6 months absolutely awesome and far exceeded my expectations,
Being a self taught guitar player for 10 years, I didn’t know what to expect, and I couldn’t think it’d be so inspiring! I was also really concerned about the entire SKYPE thing. But I can tell you, it worked, so don't fret,
Special thanks to Carlo, as I spent most of my lessons with him! He quickly understood what I wanted to learn and gave me the keys to improve my skill and theory.
We spoke from guitar, song analysis, songwriting, music theory, to how to make your way in the music industry.
Needless to say it went way beyond what I was hoping for.
I wish the lessons never ended, but I think I received the knowledge I needed to work on my own, and that’s what I’m about to do for the years to come.
I hope to meet the Septien Team IRL in the future !
Nora lives in Seattle and recently spent a week at Septien.
"Nora loved it! Shannon was wonderful to work with. Nora said she really learned a lot from her. And she thoroughly enjoyed recording her songs with Scott. She told me she can't wait to record again! Thanks for making her feel so special. Everyone was very kind and encouraging. I hope we can return again some day!"
Linda and her program was a great stepping stone for my music life. She took the time to develop me as an artist and teach me about the industry. Her coaches stretched my vocal comfort zone beyond rap skills to include singing and having consistent gigs set up really helped me become a dynamic performer.
"We were extremely impressed and grateful for the excellent quality of work provided during the logo development process, the creativity of the Septien Design Team led by Linda and Dennis, and the incredibly quick turnaround and ease of the process in general. There is no doubt in my mind the team’s ability to really listen and respond to our personal requests is why the process was such an easy one and we were very satisfied with the final product."
Our daughter Shelby Schneider has grown immensely and her passion for singing, dancing and performance is as strong as it has ever been. This comes from the loving and encouraging environment that is within the roots of this organization. Everyone is treated like family and the "culture" of families that attend is one of support, embracing others and camaraderie. Septien is like no other in the market place. What they offer in regards to learning, artist development and support is not only far superior but also unique and quite individualized. We have been with Septien for over 4 years and have thoroughly enjoyed every step of the journey.
The Septien Group Rapid Fire Week.
This was an intensive by all measures. We had taken our 17-year-old aspiring musician to The Septien Group to help us take her to the next level. We had very high expectations coming from Los Angeles. We never expected to have those expectations exceeded in every category. Be prepared to work during this week. You will work, you will work hard and then you will do homework. This isn’t a week for the weak.
The fabulous vocal instruction will take you into depths about your vocals that you have not been taught before, guaranteed. Breaking down the strengths and challenges. You are given instruction and “tools” to make your strengths stronger and to improve your challenges.
If you are taking piano and songwriting be prepared to be amazed. The Piano instruction will build on your knowledge from classical to the nuances of any genre you can imagine and provide alternatives in your playing and writing that fill the music with an intensity you may have not explored, “the Wake-up Moments”.
Songwriting goes beyond the VCVCBVC, then put it to a track and out the door you go. They teach you about songwriting production, how to produce an artist, not just a singer. Real musicians that can play every instrument and can sing guiding you with precision on songwriting elements to create a great arrangement with intention.
Stage presence is taught from focus, your focus. “Where are your eyes?” Stage presence training is a precise science (a Septience) that will build on your confidence and give you greater arsenal to draw from to command the stage, to engage the audience. “Performing with Focus”.
The Social Media and branding component of this intensive is beyond amazing. They will help you understand and define your audience. They cover what defining and refining a brand means. They help you with the consistent messaging and the importance of delivering that message across all platforms. You will learn more than you know today about Social Media and will learn how to execute. Which changes daily and has changed since I wrote this testimonial. The one thing you can count on is The Septien Group knows social media and is on top of this ever-changing landscape.
Dennis Gelbaum, the new COO/CMO, is a wealth of information. His knowledge on all things social media and the strategies that he will provide to you to succeed are seriously priceless. He talks to you not from a corporate position but from one that truly cares for your development.
There are so many components of being an artist that you explore in the Rapid Fire Artist Week. This was the best week of training in all the years of training our daughter has received. What you will walk away with is knowledge and knowledge is power. You will know your strengths and challenges. The truths will be revealed. This is an incredible program that will provide you with a blueprint to take you to the next level of your development.
Linda Septien is incredible. Her enthusiasm, kindness, knowledge, energy, drive and her complete honesty is an unusual trait found in this industry.
Dana Hesse, owner of School of Rock, Burbank, California
“We are extremely happy with Lexie's new website and she is so excited for the launch! Septien's development process was seamless and you took our ideas and brought them to life! Weekly and sometimes daily progress updates and feedback requests throughout the various development phases were so appreciated. The QA phase before the site went live was exceptional and the guidance you provided on promoting the site launch and next steps was highly valued. Thank you Septien!"
Peter C (Senior Talent Producer At American Idol)
Linda is successful because her techniques focus on stage presence, songwriting, recording and marketing. Linda is truly dedicated to artist development and she understands more than a great voice is required to be a complete pop performer."