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Marissa R.

Marissa R.

1 Review
Sunnyside, NY

About Marissa R.

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Marissa teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: July 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago


I am a 20-something professional vocalist with a broad range of experience. With a Bachelor of Music (Musical Theater) from Belmont University I am more than qualified to teach with a well supported foundation.

As a true lover of music and arts, I encourage and uplift my students to sing as much as possible! My confident and exciting approach to singing brings out the best in my students, which translates beautifully on stage.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each person is different in nature and each performer has a personal style and goal. My goal is to get to know what kind of voice and style each student desires, and base the curriculum off of that knowledge.

A solid foundation of general music theory will be developed in students, as well as ear training, breath support, and an open, relaxed sound. Along with creating excellent singers, this knowledge will also develop strong musicians.

The time and efforts put in to voice lessons is dependent upon the student's desire to learn and accomplish goals. There will be recitals for those students who are ready and wish to participate, or can be a goal to work toward for students who don't yet feel comfortable singing in front of an audience.

A beginner, within three months of lessons, will be able to successfully and wonderfully sing through at least two songs of their choice, and will have a deeper understanding of his/her self and music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room, piano, room for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have a piano, and must buy the music (through me or on their own) that they wish to keep.

There is no equipment, aside from the books I bring in and take home, that I will provide.

*** Specialties ***
I am a very well rounded singer and teacher. My training started in classical voice, so I will always start with classical technique.

The basics of singing are the same for all genres of vocal performance. I work a lot with breath support and making sure the soft palate and tongue are working together to create the most open space possible allowing for a healthy amount of air to pass through the vocal chords decreasing the risk of chordal injury, and increasing chord strength.

Scales and exercises, along with a basic knowledge of music theory are critical in becoming an accomplished and knowledgeable singer so are pivotal in my curriculum.

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Bachelor of Music, Musical Theater Aug 2005 - Dec 2007
Belmont University

Languages Spoken

Music Professional Proficiency
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1 Review on Marissa R.

EditaM May 4, 2012
Marissa is a very good teacher and a very nice person. What a great voice she has. I am very happy with her.