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Popular Speaking Voice Teachers Near Easton

Nancy R.

Irvington, NY
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Shelly C.

Mount Kisco, NY
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Matthew V.

Bridgeport, CT
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Nancy R. Irvington, NY

About Nancy

Hi, everyone -- Whether you want to be a professional singer, audition for your school musical, NYSSMA, All-State chorus, college and conservatory, or whether you just want to have fun and hit those high notes in the shower, I would love to teach you. Your voice deserves to be heard!

I'm a classically trained soprano with undergraduate and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music and Brown University. I've been teaching privately for seven years. I've sung leading roles with the Caramoor Music Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and the Aspen Music Festival. I studied voice with Uta Graf at the Manhattan School of Music and then privately with Amy Zorn of the Westminster Choir College.

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Cleo D. August 18, 2014
Singing · In studio
Nancy is awesome! I'm so happy I have this opportunity to tell everyone what a really great person and teacher she is. She's really demanding (but in a nice way) and knows her stuff technically, but she's also really encouraging and kind and I feel like she "gets" her students.

I'm going into my junior year at Cornell where I'm studying pre-med, and believe it or not I really feel like voice lessons with Nancy helped me get here. I love singing, but never had much confidence. I started taking lessons with Nancy my senior year in high school and she helped me sing so much better than I ever thought i could. She was really supportive of my song-writing too. I ended up getting a good part in the school musical (I went to a super competitive high school too) and performing my own songs at a couple of local venues.

Then as part of my college applications she suggested that I include a recording of me performing some French art songs by Claude Debussy. Not that I was a classical singer or was even going to study music seriously in college, but my family is French and I really like the poetry of Paul Verlaine. Nancy introduced me to some cool Debussy settings of Verlaine poems. I thought the songs would be way too hard for me, but with Nancy's help I actually sang them really well and did a good recording that I think helped set me apart in my college applications.

Now when I come back home I always have a few lessons with Nancy. (I still compose and perform my own songs) And don't tell anyone, but she's a lot better than any of the voice teachers at Cornell! Not naming names of course.
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amal M. July 26, 2014
Singing · In studio
I have been taking singing lessons from Nancy for about 3 months now.
Nancy's approach to teaching is very different. She does not try to fit you in a syllabus. She patiently understands what areas you need to focus on singing and where you are in singing and works with you towards achieving your singing goals.

with Me, I am OK in identifying pitch, but had trouble calming my nerves, and that came in the way of singing my high range notes.

Nancy helped Me on this area. She always spends time in making me relax with breathing exercises before singing. I cant believe how much progress i have made in three months.

would definitely recommend for any body who is at any level of singing and would like to sing better
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Chrissy C. February 5, 2014
Singing
Excellent Voice Teacher

My teenage daughter has been taking voice lessons with Nancy for over a year. We have seen such great improvement in her technique as well as in her confidence. Nancy is very patient and provides constructive feedback which has enabled my daughter to grow vocally. I am so pleased with Nancy as a voice instructor that I now have my other daughter beginning vocal lessons with her.
Shelly C. Mount Kisco, NY

Voice lessons are not only for Singers. Teachers, Coaches, Salespeople and Entrepreneurs can all benefit from good solid vocal technique. Find your own unique voice, and communicate with passion, confidence and authenticity.

About Shelly

I am a classically trained singer, with a Masters in Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University. I have performed professionally in Opera, Concert, Musical Theatre and Oratorio. I believe in good, solid technique, no matter what style of music you want to sing. Build your confidence! Sing connected to your body, mind and soul.
I teach students age 12 and up.

*** Lesson Details ***
Singing is fun and should feel good. I tailor each lesson to each student. You can expect to begin every lesson with some vocalizing, along with some exercises to help you connect to your breath and body. We'll work on developing good, solid vocal technique that we can incorporate into whatever style of music you'd like to work on.

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Lucille B. April 8, 2014
Singing
Finding my inner voice

It's been a year since I started singing lessons with Shelly in my home. Besides her extreme talent, that she is reliable, trustworthy, patient and kindhearted, and my 4 dogs love her as much as I do, Shelly has been the perfect singing teacher for me. I am not a stage performer, nor do I intend to be, but I am a trial attorney and do speak in front of audiences often. After some health issues last year, I decided to conquer the stress in my life and find my inner voice. I love to sing but have had no lessons and rarely sing in front of others. I am not even sure I have any talent. Shelly has been wonderful with helping me find out if I do, but even more importantly, she allows me to have fun with singing. Finding my inner voice is allowing me to find inner peace and strength, and this has been such a great way to relieve stress. I am loving it.
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Alvarez J. March 1, 2014
Singing
Gained more confidence since my first lesson

Shelly is a wonderful vocal coach. We always have a lot of fun and I always look forward to my lessons. She helps me feel more confident about singing in front of people. Because of Shelly, my singing has made a big improvement since last year. She is an amazing teacher and I am lucky to have her as my coach.
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Anne M. January 28, 2013
Singing
Voice lessons with Shelly Cohen are terrific!

My son, Ray, has a beautiful voice but he is really shy. He started taking lessons with Shelly Cohen and was able to audition not only for the school musical but also for a solo in chorus. She was so encouraging and positve. He loves singing now and does vocal exercises all over the house! He made both the musical and he has a solo! Thank you, Shelly!
Matthew V. Bridgeport, CT

Learn proper breathing, diction, and vocal techniques to optimize projection, stamina and pronunciation.

About Matthew

Heralded as "œa smart, tasteful, and genuine singer" and "a consummate multi-instrumentalist," Matthew continues to perform and broaden his range of musical experiences through diverse engagement in both the classical and non-conventional realms. Matthew has had the great privilege of performing around the world and working with some of today's brightest and most acclaimed singers, ensembles, and conductors such as Leon Botstein, Dale Duesing, Karen Brunssen, James Hall, Warren Jones, Phyllis Hoffman, Pro Arte, Canticum Scholare, and VOCES8.

As an educator, Matthew's 10+ years of teaching experience in voice and drums has brought him to work with young musicians of all ages and skill types. Matthew's approach is technique ...

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Cory L. May 5, 2014
Vocal Training
Verified Student
Highly Recommended!

Matt's a great teacher. He's really good at articulating, and helping you visualize, the different things that are going on when you sing. In the past few months I've noticed a big change in how I look at, and approach, singing.

Really looking forward to continued growth with this teacher!! Highly recommend him!
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Tarli B. April 29, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Amazing Learning Experience

I've had lessons for many different instruments and different teachers in the past. I would say Matthew is the most patient and thorough teacher I've had. Being a beginner at drums, we heavily focused on good technique and are gradually moving forward as I learn everything 100%. I feel very confident that as I continue taking lessons with Matthew I will be a pro. He gives me the right tools so I can go home and practice what we learned in the lessons and I feel myself getting better and better every week. Overall, I have really enjoyed my experience, Matthew is very professional and has great energy!
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Liz M. December 10, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Matthew is so kind and patient.

My 6 year old son, Dimitri, has Matthew as a singing instructor. Matthew is so patient and funny. Dimitri feels so comfortable at every session. It feels great to know that my son is with such a talented instructor.

Malorie L.

Stamford, CT
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Barry S.

Danbury, CT
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Mary P.

Croton on Hudson, NY
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Malorie L. Stamford, CT

Today with our crazy schedules, it's so common for us to have raspiness in our voices. Between our lack of sleep, coffee drinking, and anxiety, it's hard to find relaxation. I can give you a few simple techniques to help improve and conserve your precious cords.

About Malorie

The voice is the unexplainable language of the spirit, expressed through sound. To uncover the artistry and texture of the singer, one must probe into the inner spirit. My approach is holistic, meditative, and spiritual. Connectedness between the mind and body is essential. I can help singers of all levels find or fine-tune their voices.

Since I'm a working singer, I have the on-the-job experience necessary to help my students excel in pursuit of their musical goals. I cater each lesson to the needs and personalities of my students, because all students learn differently.

I expect that the student provides the necessary materials like lyrics, a recording device, and a pencil and paper.

Barry S. Danbury, CT

About Barry

Hi! My name is Barry and I have been teaching for over 10 years in the Fairfield County, CT area. I have had success teaching all ages, styles and abilities, from the most gifted to the physically impaired. I grew up listening to a tremendously wide range of music, and have studied classical flute, rock, jazz and classical guitar, and even the japanese shakuhachi, with some of the great minds of the instruments. I graduated high honors from Queens College with a Masters' in composition, and have had works performed by major acts in the contemporary classical scene. In jazz, I have shared the stage and recording studio with the likes of Marc Ribot and William Parker; I have quite a bit of experience as a performer that I bring to my teaching. My passion for music is addictive; I have ...

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Faith H. October 28, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Very good experience.

Barry has great patience....I enjoy my lessons, but I don't always practice as much as I should so I'm not as good at this as I might otherwise be. He makes the learning experience very worthwhile. It makes me want to stick with it. He definitely gets an A+!!
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Rodolfo C. February 11, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Talented

Barry is a great teacher and excelent musician. His studio has a wide range of instruments and the environment is pleasant. I found it easy to learn and I appreciate his patience. He definitely knows his staff and will recomend him to my friends.
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FaithH June 10, 2012
Barry has a deep connection to music. He pays attention to detail, and he has lots of patience...very good teacher!
Mary P. Croton on Hudson, NY

I teach the techniques of vocal support and projection as developed by Kristen Linklater and have experience instructing both actors and business executives.

About Mary

Mary is a Tony nominated writer, actress, and teacher whose Broadway credits include Martha Jefferson in "1776" and Grace Farrell in "Annie". She was a starring soloist In Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" at the Kennedy Center and the Metropolitan Opera and toured as featured vocal with Michel LeGand in concerts including Carnegie Hall. Off Broadway credits include her own musical, “Cradle Song”. Former Head of Drama at the Wooster School in Danbury CT, she studied acting with Sanford Meisner in NYC, the Rheinhardt Seminar in Vienna, Austria and has been teaching and directing young and adult actors for over fifteen years. Former students have appeared on Thirty Rock€, Gilmore ...

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Vadim K. November 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mary is a wonderful teacher and Emily absolutely loves her voice lessons!
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Steven O. August 3, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
If you're looking to dive into the waters of musical theater, look no further. Mary brings to her teaching years of professional experience working with some of Broadway's greats. Whether you're interested in developing vocal technique or learning how to deliver a monologue effectively, Mary can help you out. She's also very supportive and knows how to get the best from her students.
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Kristi C. April 8, 2014
Singing
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As a first time voice student, I had no idea what to expect. I have been very nervous in music lessons as an adult. Mary is so friendly, fun and knowledgeable and I feel she knows her craft. Lessons are enjoyable and I am not nervous, and feel comfortable even though I am such a novice.

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