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Popular Speaking Voice Teachers Near Folcroft

Debra L.

Ambler, PA
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Rihki K.

Philadelphia, PA
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Esther O.

Philadelphia, PA
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Debra L. Ambler, PA

About Me

I love teaching and providing a supportive and creative environment where my students have fun learning to make music. I work with students at their own pace to make their musical experience both enjoyable and educational. My students look forward to their lessons, and our time together each week passes by quickly!

I'm skilled in playing and teaching classical music as well as theater and pop repertoire for students of all ages. I enjoy working with young students who are beginners, and also with teens or adults who are ‚¬Ä¬úcoming back‚¬Ä¬Ě to piano, or learning for the first time. I've developed a Pop-Piano Method based on learning chord structure and music theory for playing by ‚¬Ä¬úear‚¬Ä¬Ě for students with 2-3 years of piano or other musical instrument.

In addition to teaching piano, I teach voice for all musical styles -- pop, jazz, rock, blues, country, R&B, musical theater, choral, and classical. I'm knowledgeable about vocal physiology and health, and effective in teaching everything from pitch correction to vocal health, relaxation and performance techniques for both on stage and in the recording studio ‚¬Ä¶ or the shower!

I've worked with singers, from age 5 through 80, including teens and adults who love to sing country-pop-rock, who sing in choirs, or with bands; I coach teen and adult actors singing in high school productions and community theater (opera or musicals); I help choral singers with sight reading, and teach all singers how to use and think of their body as their instrument. Basic music training in reading notes, rhythm, pitch and ear training, familiarity with the piano/keyboard, are part of the vocal lesson.

I present a number of performance opportunities for my students with recitals several times throughout the year. Students also have the opportunity to record at a professional recording studio, which shares the same facility where I have my teaching studio.

As a performing singer-songwriter, I also teach songwriting, starting with young students to encourage creativity, and to teens and adults, who are interested in writing, performing and recording their own original songs.

I also sing professionally performing jazz standards; as a background vocalist on CDs for recording artists; and play piano in a piano-flute instrumental duo for special events. I‚¬Ä¬ôm also a member of a talented contemporary worship band at my local church.

I have a degree from West Chester University (West Chester, PA) with a concentration in piano pedagogy, and I take continuing education courses to stay current with the latest in piano teaching methods. I'm certified as a Voiceworks TM Associate for the Total Singer Method TM, and keep current in my own vocal studies and training.

In addition to teaching voice and piano, I teach and facilitate regional songwriting workshops as part of an international songwriting association based in Nashville.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm patient, encouraging and friendly, teaching piano and voice lessons, often integrating both into lessons for students interested in playing piano and singing.

For piano beginners, I teach traditional methods using current books designed for steady advancement for sight reading notes, rhythm, performance technique, theory, and ear training. Students play songs from a variety of repertoire, including classical and popular songs. Students are also given opportunities to create their own songs, melodies, and to improvise.

As students advance, they become involved in selecting repertoire they would like to play. I encourage students to learn classical music, along with popular songs they are interested in playing. After 2-3 years of lessons, I offer a Pop-Piano Method for playing by ear through knowledge of music theory and chord structure.

For singing, I'm certified to teach the Total Singer TM method. From the first lesson we learn how to use the diaphragm and breath for instant results. From there we hone in on specific styles the student enjoys singing (country, musical theater, pop, classical, jazz, R&B, gospel) and learn the nuances of how to use our "toolbox", including jaw, tongue, larynx, and so on, to create the sound we want. Ear and pitch training and basic musical terms and concepts are part of each lesson. Students are involved in choosing repertoire. Students record their lessons to use for practice at home.

For voice students who play the piano, I teach the Pop-Piano Method for Singers, where they learn to accompany themselves playing the piano by ear through knowledge of music theory and chord structure.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic upright studio grand, electric 88-weighted key Yamaha piano, CD player, laptop computer, microphone-amps, small stage area, recording mics-headphones direct to professional commercial recording studio

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
Vocal - pitch correction and diaphragm technique for students of all ages

Speaking Lessons - vocal techniques used in singing applied speaking safely without harming the voice -- have coached teachers, coaches, cheerleaders

Piano- traditional lessons -- I keep current on pedagogical trends and repertoire

Pop-Rock Keyboard- Piano-- Pop-rock style piano for playing keyboard in a band or for accompanying self singing favorite pop-rock songs by learning chord structure

Songwriting- learn the essentials of writing lyrics and music for pop-country-rock songs. Great for the aspiring singer-songwriter.

Rihki K. Philadelphia, PA

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a mobile digital mac recording system

*** Specialties ***
Specializing In Artist Development Singing, Breathing, & Performance. I Teach A Mac Based Songwriting And Music Production Course Featuring Garageband And For Advance Students Logic And Protools

Esther O. Philadelphia, PA

About Me

Soprano Esther O. recently made her debut at the Seoul Arts Center under the direction of Maestro Stephen Lord, where she sang the roles of Annina in La Traviata and Page in Rigoletto. Ms. O. is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Temple University, where she has performed the roles of Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Pamina in Die ZauberflŲte, Conception in L'heure Espagnole, and Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen. In summer of 2012, Ms. O. portrayed the role of Magda Sorel in The Consul with the Philadelphia Opera Collectives as part of the Fringe Festival and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with the Delaware Valley Opera Company. While working towards an Artistic Diploma at Montclair State University, she sang the role of Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera. With the Wolf Trap Opera Company, where she was a Studio Artist, she sang the role of Epicene in Volpone by John Musto and made the world premiere recording of the opera, which was nominated for a Grammy award. She participated in the opera festival "Si parla, si canta," during which she performed in several concert venues in Italy. Ms. O. earned her Master's degree in vocal performance from Temple University and her Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. This summer, Ms. Oh sang the role of the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Libera in Philadelphia, PA.
In November 2014, Esther Oh will be making Kennedy Hall debut with The Kennedy Center Chamber Players.

Esther O. has many years of teaching experience privately. She taught a wide range of style of music, such as Rock, R&B, Musical Theatre, Opera, Classical, Soul, etc. Esther is a patient, creative, and understanding teacher who strives to cater to each student's specific needs. She is available to travel to student's house within reasonable distance.

Alexis D.

Wilmington, DE
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Corbin A.

Philadelphia, PA
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Amy P.

Philadelphia, PA
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Alexis D. Wilmington, DE

About Me

Alexis attended college at the University of Delaware and graduated cum laude with a double major in Music Performance: Voice and Music Education: Choral/Vocal. During her time at the University of Delaware, she was involved in numerous musical ensembles including Collegium Musicium , and performed as a soloist on a number of occasions, including two solo recital programs and major roles in the UD Opera Theater program (UDOT). †Alexis†has performed as a soloist and ensemble singer for the UD Schola Cantorum, The UD Chorale, and the Newark Symphony Chorus. Her solo performance work includes such roles as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro (UDOT), Despina in Cosi fan tutte (UDOT), Anna in The King and I (St. Marks Theater Co.), and Grace Farrell in the Wilmington Drama League’s production of Annie, where she received rave reviews for her “musically impressive” and “soaring” performance from The News Journal.†Alexis†starred again as Despina in Opera Lancaster's production of Cosi in October, 2011. She will be performing as the soprano soloist in the Newark Symphony Orchestra's Performance of Mozart's Solemn Vespers in February of 2014.

In theater,†Alexis†has played both comic and serious roles, including a striking female interpretation of E. K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind. Alexis has also worked in film, recently completing the production of Dead on Delmarva, a zombie-comedy-thriller produced by Arkham Productions scheduled to be released in 2013, and is looking forward to working with Arkham Productions again on a future film.

In addition to her acclaim as a performer,†Alexis†gained recognition for her work as a choral conductor and voice teacher, working with the UD Opera Theater Chorus, New Ark United Church of Christ adult and children's ensembles, and was the music director for the production of Les Miserables at Mt. Pleasant High School. Alexis†currently works as a vocal coach for The Tatnall School as well as the as the assistant conductor for The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Kennett Square, PA.

When speaking of her career, she comments, “Performing music and drama is not just a passion for me; it’s my sense of purpose. Whether I am working on a role, singing in an opera, developing a character, teaching a student; it completely fulfills me. I don’t just want to do it because I love it. I need music.”

*** Lesson Details ***
Alexis teaches proper singing technique and support through the Bel Canto philosophy of singing, and specializes in Classical, Opera, Musical Theater, and Jazz singing styles. Sight singing skill work is also offered and will cover basic music theory in addition to solfege music reading techniques. Alexis also offers audition preparation services such as audio recording and transposition for her voice studio students.

In addition to vocal lessons, Alexis is pleased to offer beginner piano and music theory lessons. The piano lessons are geared towards singers who would like to learn to accompany themselves, or would simply like to be better at piano for rehearsal purposes. Music Theory lessons will be presented at the individual students level and will cover everything a student desires to learn, from basic rhythm and pitch reading through compositional theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room/Kitchen: couch, computer desk, piano, studio bookshelf, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
Opera voice, musical theater acting and voice, jazz voice, classical voice, safe stage combat acting, diction and speaking, Alexander Technique, sight singing and music reading, basic music theory, audition preparation

Corbin A. Philadelphia, PA

About Me

I am an actor, singing actor and teaching artist based out of Philadelphia, PA. With over 20 years of experience in the field. I've helped thousands of students improve their vocal and performance capabilities whether as an actor, singing actor, or public speaker.

Current and past clients include The Walnut Street Theatre, Philly ASAP, Philly Senior Stage, The Minuetto Music Festival, and The Continuo Arts Foundation.

Come and study with me in a safe, professional environment here in my home studio, online, or in the comfort of your very own home.

I carry full liability insurance for your peace of mind.

*** Lesson Details ***
Integrated performance training is the key. My particular skill set places me firmly in between the worlds of both music and drama.

There's a great deal of shared knowledge, technique and performance aesthetic in the space where music and drama intersect.

I utilize training techniques from these two interrelated worlds as well as the world of speech communication with all of my students resulting in a more dynamic and solid performance.

I provide a safe, professional environment in which to learn. My current students range in age from 10 to 96 years old. I tailor my instruction to your individual needs and learning style.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Video Camera, Monitor, Sound System, Audio Recording Capability, Microphones, Music Stands, Mirror.

On street parking available in historic block of the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students provide Piano or Keyboard, CD player and a mirror. I will provide music, staff paper for notes and practice exercises as well as recording equipment for feedback purposes.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Music Theatre, German Lied, American and Italian Art Song, French Melodie.

Acting-Stanislavski Method, Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre, Audition and Monologue Coaching, TV/Film Acting.

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Amy P. Philadelphia, PA

About Me

Amy's teaching is centered on making her students love music.
Amy has been teaching students full time since 2009.
After graduating from Eastern University with a B.A. in Vocal Performance, Amy Peck has a broad range of experiences that make her a uniquely qualified voice teacher. Having taught piano and voice full time for over 5 years, Amy is an experienced teacher with fun and educational lesson plans. As a performer, Amy has performed nationally and internationally in opera festivals, as well as musical theatre venues. Please email with questions. References and Resume can be sent to you upon request. Studio policies are as follows....

Cancellation and Promptness
You must contact me 48 hours before the start of your lesson time if you need to cancel or reschedule. Otherwise, you are responsible for the payment for that lesson. There is no exception if I am not contacted before your lesson. The following are exceptions to the cancellation policy:
• Emergencies: Late cancellations due to emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis at my discretion.
• Sudden Illness: Please call before your lesson time to reschedule. If you are unsure about cancelling, please call and we can discuss your symptoms.
• Inclement weather
Please reschedule if:
• You are at the beginning of a cold
• You have a fever or a stomach virus
• You have a sore throat or feel very hoarse
Lessons will start and end on time. Please call or text if you will be late. As students are often booked back to back, lateness will not be accommodated at the expense of other students.
Note: Assume your lesson will continue as scheduled, even if it falls on a minor holiday. I am happy to reschedule with sufficient notice.

Please park in the gravel parking lot in front of the house. Do not park in the paved parking lot, unless it is a weekend, as that is for the local businesses

Studio Class
Every few months I will hold a Studio Class. Studio Class is a performance workshop for the singers of a teacher’s studio. Students sing for the class and receive feedback. It is an excellent opportunity to prepare for performances and auditions. There will a guest pianist, director, or singer to join me in running the class. It is held in my living room, and between 8- 10 students participate. Students are invited on a rotating basis.

Recitals will take place in the beginning and the end of the year; one at Christmas time and one in late spring. All students are invited to perform. It is not required but highly recommended. Parents, family and friends are invited to recitals. They will be held in local venues around the Philadelphia area.

ÔĀ∂ I have a dog. She is Hypo-allergenic, 4 Ĺ pounds full grown, and very friendly.

ÔĀ∂ If you arrive early and I am with another student, you may come in and sit in the living room.

ÔĀ∂ As singing is a physical activity, it is often beneficial to use hands-on techniques. I will always ask the student before physical contact and respect his/her comfort zone.

ÔĀ∂ Parents and/or guests are welcome to observe the lesson, just please let me know in advance.

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