Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Hello! I am a classically trained lyric soprano and international performer with experiences on the concert, operatic, theatrical, and public speaking stages. I achieved a Bachelor of Music from Texas State University-San Marcos and both a Master and Doctor of Music from the renowned Indiana University School of Music.
I have studied with celebrated international vocalists as Grace Bumbry, Alice Hopper, Virginia Zeani, Patricia Wise, and Martina Arroyo, as well as master teachers and prominent artists of voice and stage Carol Vaness, Simon Estes, Sylvia Anderson, Hermann LeRoux, Dick Jones, David Ostwald, Giovanni Ceto, Edwin Penhorwood, and many others.
A snapshot of my academic studies and training include voice, performance, diction, opera, song literature, vocal pedagogy, improvisation, early childhood music education, choral conducting, music history, and music theory with additional training at the Internationalen Sommerakademie der Universität Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria) and the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute (San Francisco, CA) in vocal performance, opera/operetta, diction, Feldenkrais and movement.
I am also a Diamond Life member of the 100 year old public service/social action sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of the sorority’s National Commission on Arts & Letters.
If you are looking for a fun, outgoing, humorous, yet serious about what I do type of teacher, YOU'VE FOUND HER! What are you waiting on?! LOL
Drum, Jazz Dancing, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Dance, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice, Fiddle, Viola
RAYCURT J. aka FIDDLA, Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano
Native of Washington, D.C. began at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in church choirs and the D.C. Youth Chorale. Began instruction on the Viola in the D.C. Youth Orchestra program. Attended the Duke Elling Performing Arts High School in thier innaugural year.
"Live", performance and producer of classical music concerts and celebretory events.
Recordings with artists throughout the U.S. and Europe. Presentations of jazz and classical ensembles with rotating artists for hire. With a variety of genres of music a formidable Violinist and Singer/Entertainer.
He has performed with notables such as Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Carmen Mac Cray. Akademisches Festival Orchestra, Leipzig, Kammerorchester de St. Laurentius, in Dessau, Germany. National Gallery of Art Orchestra, and the American University Symphony. La Fete Musique. MTA-Music Under New York.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do.
My education includes classical voice training with Michele Howard Hansen, an opera singer that often performs at the Kennedy Center. I studied piano with Geoffrey Chappell, who writes for Jazz Times. I also received compositional training on multiple instruments from Stanley Cowell, who recorded and performed with legends like Miles Davis.
I have been performing professionally since 1992. I studied education in college and did my student teaching in a music class at Goshen Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
I have been teaching music professionally now for over twenty years. Some students want to take a few lessons to see if it is something they will enjoy, others have worked with me for over a decade. I have mentored several students who have gone on to professional careers. I have experienced a lot of success teaching young children and those with special needs. I have been blessed with a tremendous amount of patience and truly enjoy teaching anyone who wants to learn.
Whatever your goals or abilities, I look forward to working with you!
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
Jennifer is a versatile performer with extensive experience in several genres, including opera, and musical theatre. She graduated with a Bachelors of Music Degree from The Catholic University of America, as well as her Masters of Arts in Vocal Performance Degree from George Mason University.
Jennifer is also a certified vocal instructor in Montgomery County, Maryland, having received her National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Certification. She has had a long teaching career which started during her studies at The Catholic University and continues today.
Jennifer is an operatic soprano, and has performed with several companies, including as the Reunion Music Society, Summer Opera Theatre Company, Multimedia Performance Studio, Victorian Lyric Opera Company, and the Damascus Theatre Company. Her performances include the role of Kim in the east coast premiere of Opera.com.edy, Musetta in La Bohème, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Carrie in Carousel, and Gianetta in The Gondoliers. She also created the role of Lust in The Blue Opera, and starred in that role for its world premiere.
Jennifer has also served as music director for several productions, including Alice in Wonderland with Damascus Creative Stage, Sweeney Todd, The Mikado, and Les Miserables with Montgomery Blair High School, a musical production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with DTC Kids, and Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. and Disney’s Cinderella Jr with Ballet Petite.
Jennifer also has strong ties to the community and serves as the Co-Conductor of the Kentlands Children’s, Teen, Glee and Adult Choirs, in Gaithersburg, MD. She is also a board member of the Damascus Theatre Company in Maryland.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
I graduated from Grove City College in May 2010 with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education. I am the Director of Choral Activities at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD where I conduct 4 choirs, teach Guitar and AP Theory, direct the Glee Club, and serve as Musical Director for the school's Spring Musical Productions.
American writer Joseph Campbell said, ”The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.” I believe that my role as your teacher and advisor is to help you find your voice and connect to your instrument. Music is a universal language that takes our human experience to a higher level and I hope I can help!
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice
Melissa began singing in a church choir at the age of four and has been "hooked" ever since. After years of performing in various choirs and taking lessons herself, she went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in vocal performance at Illinois Wesleyan University and her Master's at Illinois State University. Meanwhile, Melissa was also studying piano from childhood through college. Now in her 21st year of playing, Melissa loves to teach beginner and intermediate pianists in addition to young singers. She is a newcomer to the DC area, and has previously lived, sung, and taught in Illinois, Indiana, and Vienna, Austria.
Melissa has performed on both the undergraduate and graduate level (and beyond). Her experience includes operas, operettas, recitals, musicals, and choirs. She has performed in venues ranging from the Indianapolis Opera to the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Over the years she has performed in the United States, Canada, England, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. She also studied piano for many years, and has experience as an accompanist and vocal coach.
Melissa started teaching during her senior year of college when she took her first vocal pedagogy course. Teaching has been an important part of her schedule ever since. She has taught privately, through various community schools, through several national companies, and she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Illinois State University for two years. Thus, she has experience teaching all ages and skill levels. Her students have ranged from beginners to university music majors, from age 4 to age 72.
Other than her pedagogy training and the typical university diction and literature curriculum, she also took 14 years of French, and lived in a German-speaking country for the better part of a year studying the language. Her knowledge of diction and language issues is extensive. This, combined with her comprehensive training in music theory, history, and repertoire, gives her a vast reserve of knowledge and resources for her teaching.
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