Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Anybody can sing. That is my philosophy of teaching -- I have proven it to myself and to my students how true it is. If you can speak, you can sing!
I focus my lessons on building a strong understanding of the anatomy of the voice, self-awareness in your instrument, and confidence in your skill. I have experience in classical, opera, and musical theater styles, but that doesn't mean my students don't sing jazz, pop, or rock & roll! We start with the basics -- the classical teachings (breath and posture), and figure out how your voice works best. I emphasize technique in breathing and posture through a variety of stretching, relaxation, and yoga practices. In addition to learning a healthy vocal technique, your lessons will also incorporate other musical skills such as solfege (do re mi...like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music), music theory, and foreign language skills using the International Phonetic Alphabet (it's really cool, trust me).
I am currently studying Speech-Language Pathology (MS) at Towson University, with a focus on voice studies and becoming a Singing Voice Specialist. I am conservatory-educated, with a Bachelor of Music from SUNY Fredonia in Music Education, and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory in Vocal Performance. I graduated with honors from both programs, and I have performed in Boston, Baltimore, and New York.
Piano, Singing, Acting, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
How I Can Help You:
I have worked one on one with music students for 6 years. I have extensive experience in teaching classical, musical theater, and pop styles of singing, as well as acting for the stage and beginning piano.
Whether you are a beginner, or a veteran musician, I can help you cultivate your musical skills.
I am a classically trained singer, with a master's degree in music from The Peabody Institute. I have performed at the Kennedy Center, the Tanglewood Music Center, several local and national opera companies, and have been positively reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Baltimore Sun, and The Boston Globe.
Piano, Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Lyric Baritone, Orlando S., holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, respectively. Orlando serves as the Director of Music and Chancel Choir conductor at Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church which was founded in 1773 during the advent of our nation’s history.
In addition to his work as a conductor, Orlando is also a highly-respected and sought studio teacher of voice and piano. He maintains an active voice and piano studio in the Baltimore area having successfully taught hundreds of students. Orlando holds memberships with the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and teaches students in five different locations.
Orlando is a versatile artist with performance experience in opera, chamber music, art song, oratorio, musical theater, pop and jazz. He has completed concerts with the Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore, UMBC Camerata, Vocal Arts and New Music Ensembles including performances of works by W.A. Mozart, G.F Handel, Beethoven, Herbert Brun, Christian Wolff, Verdi, Donizetti and John Rutter at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore among others.
He currently lives in the Baltimore suburbs with his wife, violinist, Meg Mizumoto and their two dogs, Dice and Billie.
Film Acting, Improv Acting, Piano, Singing, Theater Acting, ACT, Acting, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Broadway Singing, Chemistry, Elementary Math, English, Geometry, History, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Phonics, Pre Algebra, Reading, Songwriting, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Test Prep
I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and now reside in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area. I started singing publicly around the age of 5 and playing piano at 9. From there I have toured overseas to various parts of Europe and across the United States. I have learned various techniques from Classical, to Gospel, to Country, to R&B, to Pop/Rock, to Musical Theatre and many more. In addition to just singing them myself I can effectively teach others the how to sing their favorite genre as well. I have taught for music and arts, Andrews Air Force base and several local music schools. I also help students preparing for college auditions, and recitals.
Singing, Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Soprano Belinda L. is quickly emerging as a sought-after performer both in opera and as a recitalist. Her performances have been described as “mesmerizing” and her crystal clear voice full of a “beauty and sensitivity that makes her an immediate stand out.”
Past roles include leads from Gluck's Orfeo (2012), Cosi fan tutte (2010), Die Zauberflote (2010), Rigoletto (2010), Gilbert &Sullivan's Trial by Jury (2009), Le nozze di Figaro (2009), and Don Giovanni (2008). Equally in demand on the concert stage, Belinda has sung the soprano solos in Faure's Requiem and Handel's Messiah. Prior to her studies at the Peabody Institute, Belinda attended the University of California, Irvine, studying voice under the tutelage of Dr. Darryl Taylor. During her undergraduate work, she received numerous honors and recognitions including The Bette and Steven Warner Scholarship, The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Music Scholarship, Artsbridge Scholarship, and UROP and SURP fellowships. As an advocate for teaching arts, Belinda worked with the Creative Connections outreach program at the Claire Trevor School of Arts, bringing music curricula to underfunded K-8 classrooms. Additionally, she was a founding member and leader of Clair de Lune A Cappella, an all treble-voice performing group at UCI.
A Los Angeles native, Belinda began her vocal studies at a young age, singing with San Marino's award-winning Chamber Choir and participating in musicals such as Bye Bye Birdie and Little Shop of Horrors. Her extensive vocal education includes training with the Intimate Opera Company, Songfest Young Artist Program, Barcelona Festival of Song, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, The Amalfi Coast Music Festival and Institute, OperaWorks and, most recently, Music Theater Bavaria. She is currently studying with Peabody's Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Ah Young Hong. Future engagements include Carmen and various recitals.
Singing, Theater Acting, Acting, Broadway Singing, Speaking Voice
With over 10 years in professional regional musical theater in the D.C. Metropolitan area, I have worked with some of the brightest minds in the region to develop a strong foundation and intuitive sense of acting and staging techniques from a performing and directing perspective. Developing an alluring stage presence is an important aspect of any performance and is a focus in lessons.
Presently featured as a choral tenor and tenor soloist in the nation's capital, I have extensive experience with vocal performance in a wide range of genres including musical theater, pop/ R&B, and early/classical repertoire. I hold a B.A. in Vocal Performance from the esteemed University of Baltimore County where I was a Linehan Artist Scholarship recipient. I regularly perform with such groups as The Handel Choir of Baltimore (as a professional tenor ringer), Countertop Ensemble (D.C.), and Chantry (D.C.). I am currently a full-time tenor for the Basilica of the National Shrine.
Growing up with and around brilliant minds in music, theater, and art has afforded me a well-rounded perspective on performance art that I bring to my own career on a daily basis. It is my foremost goal as a teacher to provide my students with this same perspective and to bring their skills to their full potential.
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