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Popular Opera Voice Teachers Near Columbus

Sara Marie B.

Powell, OH
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Szu-Yu C.

Columbus, OH
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Betsy T.

Grove City, OH
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Sara Marie B. Powell, OH

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Basic Math, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Ear Training, Elementary Math, Gospel Singing, Grammar, Math, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Piano, Public Speaking, Reading, Singing, Social Studies, Songwriting, Spoken Word, Study Skills, Test Prep, Vocal Training, Writing

About Me

Hello music makers! I have been teaching music lessons since 1992, and involved in music and performance since 1983.

After working with hundreds of students I have one major take-away: music lessons have to be tailored to each student. When we do that, every child (or adult student) can learn. My job as a music teacher is to be creative and make sure that each lesson is as fun or serious, challenging or relaxed, classical or pop, technical or big picture, short or long, and upbeat or laid back as it needs to be.

Please contact TakeLessons or schedule a “meet and greet” lesson today!

ABOUT ME:

I started piano at 3 yo, and also studied violin, flute, piccolo, guitar, dance, voice and theatre as a child. I studied Suzuki piano until I was 8 yo, when I then changed to a college professor with whom I studied until I was 20. I also studied Suzuki violin and flute, both with professors from The Ohio State University. I was accepted into what was then called Columbus Symphony Children’s Chorus, today called the Columbus Children’s Choir, where I spent several years learning the Kodly method under the direction of Dr. Sandra Mathias. In addition, I advanced to second chair, first violin in Columbus Junior Strings under the direction of Dr. Gillespie. I played piccolo and flute in the Columbus Symphony Cadet Orchestra, where I was first chair. I have performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, won competitions and received numerous honors for piano, flute, voice and songwriting. I performed in several choirs, including show choir, and accompanied (piano) for musicals, soloists and choirs. I composed and recorded a full album at 17 yo.

After high school, I was accepted at The Ohio State University to major in piano and voice, after declining a full scholarship for piano that my childhood professor offered to me. I also studied musical theatre at Belmont University, and took courses focusing on the Kodly method at Capital University. I lived in Nashville for some time, and have performed everything from rock to classical music to audiences as large as 10,000 people.

Also, I have been involved in the Piano Guild and also the Ohio Music Teachers Association, sending students to events and adjudications with wonderful results.

I really love to teach, though. That’s when I have the opportunity to pass along all that I've learned, and “pay it forward” so to speak. Working with students one on one, getting to know the parents — that’s what makes me smile, and I pass that sparkling personality right along to the students!

MY PHILOSOPHY:

Music lessons should be fun. And with every student — child or adult — being unique, every lesson is different. Throughout our relationship I will learn more and more about what it takes to help a student succeed. I really have a heart for helping each student on his or her own level, whatever that may be. I have worked with very advanced students preparing for college auditions, and 3 yo beginners. I have been successful with all of them by tailoring what we do. One thing is for sure, I never get bored that way! Neither will the student.

In addition, I believe in well-balanced lessons. We will learn technique, ear training, how to read music, playing or singing with dynamics and emotion, and much more, all of which make learning and performing music fun, engaging and interesting! I also like to incorporate technology whenever possible, including software, various websites, iPads and tablets, games, and other tools.

Piano: I offer Suzuki piano lessons for very young students, ages 3 yo and above. Even adult students can learn the Suzuki method. I offer a Suzuki and traditional blend starting around 6 yo or first grade. When the student is reading to learn in school, usually around 9 yo, we can start a student with the traditional method. I really like the Suzuki method, however, and I make sure that all students learn how to read music in the process.
Voice: If a young child loves to sing, we can add 15-minutes on to a 30-minute piano lessons for 45-minutes total. Otherwise, I start 30-minute voice lessons usually around 10 yo.
Adults: I work with adults, as well, and can be flexible for adults who cannot make their lessons weekly due to work and travel. Just let me know your intentions for scheduling.
Songwriting: I also teach music theory and songwriting. Having recorded an entire album at 17 yo, I can teach a student about the musicality of songwriting, music theory, lyrics, rhythm and even help with software such as GarageBand. A student does need to have a basic understanding of music notation in order for them to work on songwriting.

PRACTICING:

Every family has their own “thing” — sports, music, academics, traveling, church, or something else they all love to do together. As a result, every family has a different amount of time available for practicing. Perhaps the young student in your family doesn't like to practice, or it’s nearly impossible for mom or dad to practice with the student. All of these are things that we will work around. At the end of the day, we just want the student to enjoy music lessons, so sometimes that means we have to do things a little bit differently from one child — or adult — to another.

I always tell the story about how I absolutely hated to practice. In fact, it’s part of why I have such a good ear today. I would listen carefully to the recordings on my way to the lesson, and somehow fumble through. I practiced just fine as a little girl and then again in high school and beyond, but my early teenage years were not great practicing years for me. I was taking piano, flute, violin, guitar, dance and voice lessons all at the same time, too. Had I had a demanding, nasty teacher, I would have quit (in fact, I did quit one of my instruments just because of that). My piano teacher was especially nurturing, and we did theory, sight reading, ear training, and “practiced” during my lessons. Sure, progress wasn't as fast as it could have been, but she kept me going, and I love for her that. After she passed away, I knew that I wanted to be sure to share that same love, patience and encouragement with my students, and I strive to do just that.

MY HOME STUDIO:

I teach lessons out of my home in Golf Village in Powell. I have a comfortable studio room with space for a parent to sit in and watch the lesson. Students have their lessons on a very nice cherry wood upright Yamaha (pictured on the left), and then every so often we’ll wander in to the great room to play on the Kawai grand piano. I also offer lessons online for people who do not live nearby, and online lessons could also be used as a make-up or when a parent cannot get a child to my home for an in-person lesson.

You will also be offered opportunities to come over to my home and play for a few other students from time to time, which can be a great help for making friends, finding duet partners and getting out those nerves. Sharing your music through performances can be an important motivational tool, so I provide these outlets as options for everyone.

I look forward to making music with you and your family, and welcoming you in to my home. See you soon!

Szu-Yu C. Columbus, OH

Subjects Taught

Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Makeup, Mandarin, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Piano

About Me

Szu-Yu is a young professional in classical vocal performance, who maintains a highly active and learning in voice studio with high level of technical skills.

EDUCATION
 Doctor of Musical Art- Vocal Performance(Soprano) - The Ohio State University, School of Music. (2014)
 Master of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance degrees: Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Music.(2009)
ADDITIONAL STUDIES
 Master class: Thomas Grubb - 2005
 Master class: Koyama - 2005
 Master class: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2006
 Accademia Internazionale dell’Opera: Maurizio Colaccichi - 2007
 Ensemble studies: Barbara Honn - 2008
 International Asian Opera Workshop: Sarah Holman, Robin Rice - 2009
VOCAL STUDIES
 Robin Rice The Ohio State University, School of Music
VOCAL COACHINGS
 Edward Bak The Ohio State University, School of Music
PERFORMING EXPERIENCE
 Soprano solo Misa Tango Luis Bacalov
 Gilda, scenes Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi
 Zerlina, scene Don Giovanni W.A. Mozart
 Adina, scenes L’elisir D’amore Gaetano Donizetti
 Fiordiligi, scene Cos fan tutte W.A. Mozart
 First lady, scene Die Zaubeflte W.A. Mozart
 Servilia, scene La clemenza di Tito W.A. Mozart
 Bastienne, scene Bastien und Bastienne W.A. Mozart
WORK EXPERIENCE
 • June 2007- Sep 2010: Piano teacher, Yi-Bao Daycare.
 • Sep 2006- June 2009: Hosting professionals from aboard, TNUA
 • Sep 2003- Present: Professional music freelancer, singing and playing piano for weddings, openings and holidays.

Betsy T. Grove City, OH

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Stage Performance, Vocal Training

About Me

I graduated cum laude with a bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from Youngstown State University. I have been teaching since 1995. My students are successful opera singers, choir singers, rock singers and backup vocalists. I have sung for Orlando Opera, Vaudvillities, and Opera Project Columbus. I want music to be fun for everyone.

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