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Popular Broadway Singing Teachers Near Defiance

Angela H.

Hazelwood, MO
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Lauren V.

Saint Louis, MO
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Veronica S.

Saint Charles, MO
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Angela H. Hazelwood, MO

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Christian Gospel, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Country Singing, Ear Training, Gospel Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

Hi! My name is Angela, and I teach private piano, voice, and theory lessons. I love teaching, and have taught many ages (4 to 92) and ability levels (novice to advanced). I am a dependable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic teacher. I offer lessons for 30, 45, or 60-minute weekly sessions in my music studio. I do not offer bi-weekly lessons or lessons in the student's home.

I started playing piano at age seven when my mother enrolled me in lessons. I have been playing ever since, and I absolutely love it. I began teaching private piano lessons in 2004, and have taught many thousands of lessons since that time. I have experience accompanying choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists, as well as playing as a soloist in various piano competitions and recitals. I recently began taking lessons in jazz piano, a genre I never learned much about. I believe it is never too late to learn something new, and I am excited to start this new chapter of my musical life and to use this new knowledge to enhance my own teaching.

My love of singing began in my freshman year of high school, when I joined the choir. It was a life-changing experience, and inspired me to make music my career. I immediately began taking private voice lessons, and became a voice teacher myself by 2005. While in college, I was presented with many opportunities to learn and grow, both as a musician and as a teacher. I sang in several different collegiate choirs, and was nominated to be in the all-collegiate choir in 2007. I also passed yearly auditions to sing in Voices Only, Lindenwood's most advanced vocal group. During my junior and senior years at Lindenwood, I worked as the assistant director of Voices Only. This was a wonderful opportunity, and I learned so much while leading warm-ups every day, running sectionals on a weekly basis, directing the group during rehearsals and even during performances when the director was away. I currently sing in the Saint Louis Harmony Chorus, one of the top 25 women's barbershop choruses in the world. I am on the music faculty of the chorus, and am also the baritone section leader. I also sing in an award-winning barbershop quartet called Executive Sweets.

*** Lesson Details ***
Making music is a skill which can bring lifelong joy to the musician as well as everyone around them. While I can easily ensure that my students enjoy music-making while they are taking lessons, my ultimate goal is that students continue to want to make music throughout their entire life, even after they stop taking lessons. I firmly believe that my job as a teacher is to train my students to be independent and self-sufficient musicians, musicians who do not need to take piano lessons for the rest of their life. My ultimate goal with each student is that one day I can tell them that they don't need me anymore. Many teachers teach by rote, playing a passage to a student and then having the student play it back. Though this method is helpful in some situations, students who are taught in this manner often find that they are only able to play the songs taught to them in lessons, and that to learn a new song they must have a teacher by their side showing them how the song goes. In my lessons, however, students are taught to learn their own music though sight-reading, ear-training, music theory, and listening to and critiquing their own playing. Over time, this allows the student more and more freedom to make music without a teacher.

In my piano lessons I use the Faber's fabulous Piano Adventures series. In my opinion, they are the best books on the market, emphasizing reading by intervals as opposed to memorizing note names. This method minimizes student frustration while also decreasing the amount of time it takes a student to read a new song. Piano Adventures also focuses on developing sight reading and ear training skills, something most developing musicians don't study until college-level music courses. All of my piano students have the opportunity to play "€œfun songs,"€ that is, songs which may not be in their regular lesson books, but which the student truly has the desire to learn. These extra songs are always optional for the student, and the choice of song is always up to the student. Fun songs can be of any genre: Classical (Für Elise, Clair de Lune, Moonlight Sonata), Jazz (Linus and Lucy, The Pink Panther, The Entertainer), Popular (Clocks, Don€™t Stop Believin€™, Great Balls of Fire), or any song that suits the student€™s interest (songs from video games, favorite TV shows or movies, folk tunes, etc). The fun song will typically be more challenging than the rest of the student€™s pieces, and helps to retain student interest and, when learned, is something the student can really be proud of accomplishing.

Vocal students are not required to purchase a curriculum for voice lessons, as lessons are based around the fundamentals of singing (breath support, head/chest voice, tone, and diction) and focused on each student€™s desired repertoire. Students will be working on two songs at any given time. The first song is entirely of the student€™s choosing, while the other will be chosen by the student from the vast stores of generally accepted vocal repertoire. This second song can be an aria, art song, or Broadway piece, and the student may choose from a variety of languages (English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and Latin) in which to sing. Each lesson also includes warm-ups tailored to each student to develop technique and expand range, and a short theory or ear training session. Depending on student interest, these lessons may also include work on improvisation, composing, and musical dictation.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My home is a split-level, with my private living area above and my music studio below. There is a waiting area just outside the music studio, as well as a half-bath specifically designated for students and parents. The studio itself contains a piano and organ, my personal music library, and additional seating for parents. There is a full-length mirror for vocal students to watch their performance skills grow, and a gumball machine for when younger students have an exceptionally good lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Sight reading!
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Ear training

Lauren V. Saint Louis, MO

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About Me

Lauren graduated from McNally Smith College of Music magna cum laude in 2011 with a bachelors in vocal performance. She played everywhere from Duluth. Minnesota to Lima, Peru: sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Andres Prado and Judi Donaghy. In addition to her McNally Smith Degree, Lauren received master classes from Bobby McFerrin and the New York Voices. Passionate about giving back to the community, Lauren instructed voice and piano students at the Urban Hub, a community center for inner city youth in Minneapolis MN. She spent the last 6 months of 2011 as an instructor at Jazz Jaus in Lima, Peru. She recently relocated to St. Louis, MO to perform and teach.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every student has an experience unique to themselves. I am strict about meeting the goals developed by each student. However, the learning process is highly individual. You will learn at a pace and with a curriculum we develop to best suit your learning style, musical preference, and goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students will have a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Trained 10 years in classical voice and piano.
Undergrad in contemporary voice.
12 years of theatre experience

Veronica S. Saint Charles, MO

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Musical Theater, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Speaking Voice, Vocal Training

About Me

Music has been a part of my life since I was a child. I started singing in choirs around 7, and started piano lessons at 8. I am a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelors of Music Education and a Masters of Music. I have sung with the Loyola Opera Theater, New Fangled Opera, New Orleans Opera, and was a resident artist at the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany.
I love music, and I love teaching! I've been studying music since I was a child, and want to give as many people as possible the chance to experience the joy and fulfillment that comes from making music. Whatever your musical goals are--whether you want to sing or play for recitals, competitions, your friends and family, or just yourself--I can help you achieve them. Whether you're interested in classical, Broadway, sacred, or popular music, I'm willing to help you learn more. I am warm and welcoming, and believe that a relaxed student is a happy student, and happy students learn more.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice and piano lessons are a partnership between you, the student, and me, the teacher, and we both play a role in your progress and success. Learning cannot happen without a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and adequate preparation and practice. This is what I hope to see from my students, and will give the same in return.

After a few months in the studio, my voice students can expect to have a better grasp of how the voice works and the tools and techniques needed to produce a consistent, healthy, beautiful sound. Piano students can expect to know proper finger and hand positioning and technique-building scales and etudes. Both piano and voice students will have a knowledge of how to read music and music theory.

Singing and playing are fun--why else would we do either of them? It's my goal to help you learn and have a good time while doing so.

*** Specialties ***
Broadway, art song, arias, recitative, oratorio, sacred music, choral music

Lisa Y.

Ballwin, MO
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Tina P.

Saint Louis, MO
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Lauren B.

Saint Louis, MO
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Lisa Y. Ballwin, MO

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Singing

About Me

My love of singing began with my mother. She is an amazing singer but didn't really receive training, so she encouraged me to pursue singing. I was in choirs since 3rd grade and started voice lessons in 8th grade. My senior year in high school I was part of a choir that was invited to sing on NPR's From The Top! It was a thrilling experience.
I received a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. I participated in choirs, musicals, and other performance venues, including two recitals.
Since graduation I have moved to St. Louis to pursue singing and teaching. I am excited to share my love of singing with you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I want to facilitate your musical growth, working with you to reach your goal. Regardless of genre, good singing starts with a strong base built on posture, breathing, support, and vocal production. These skills are pivotal for singers at any age and vital for those who want to advance their skill level.
As lessons progress, students will learn good musicianship skills, including sight reading and music theory. As they master the basics, they will learn to make the music their own and express themselves through the music.
Each lesson will be different, as each student learns differently. Singing is very personal, as your voice is a big part of you. I will try to find what works for each singer to sing with ease and enjoyment.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I provide a piano and a music stand as well as a CD player if you have accompaniment CDs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would bring music at the beginning, but expect students to buy their own books. They would also need to provide a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I was trained in classical music; I also love singing Broadway music and pop. But throughout all genres, there are similarities in singing. Learning good posture, breathing, vowels, etc. are valuable in any singing style.

Tina P. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Singing

About Me

Tina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education Pk-12 and Vocal Performance from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. Her 25+ years of experience in education, teaching, music theater, and vocal performance allows each student to reach goals through very creative methods using music and drama. Tina absolutely enjoys teaching and the amazing journey of helping students develop confidence in their vocal abilities and stage presence.

Tina is a two time winner of the Arts for Life Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Some of her favorite roles: Maria in West Side Story, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Evita in Evita, Liza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Fosca in Passion. She will be performing at Dramatic License Theater in February.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson are 45 minutes which include proper stance, vocal warm-up, breathing exercises, evaluating your voice, creating goals and objectives and combining my goals with your dream goals. Fun atmosphere, great with all ages and teach both men and women. Youngest student in 5 years old. May incorporate piano lessons with your ear training and music theory lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use a Yamaha pf85 during lessons. Students are supplied with three ring binder and sheet music to begin lessons. Students will be advised which books they should eventually purchase. No need to buy anything to start lessons!

*** Specialties ***
Music Theater auditions, developing vocal techniques - breath control and range, dramatic and engaging performing, dealing with stage fright, discovering your strengths.

Lauren B. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choreography, Dance Choreography, Drawing, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Musical Theater, Public Speaking, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Vocal Training

About Me

My name is Lauren, and I am a proud graduate of The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. I have two passions: teaching and performing, and I would love use my talents to help others reach their performance goals. I have been teaching since May of 2008, and in that time, I have had the joy of inspiring individuals of all ages to dig deeper, to find that spark inside of themselves. I would love to be your teacher!

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