Shayna E.

Shayna E.

5 Reviews
Warwick, RI

About Shayna E.

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Shayna teaches: Males 5 to 18
Females 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: December 2010
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Overview

I'm a 27 year old voice teacher, graduating from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. I have been teaching voice for almost 4 years now and I couldn't be happier with my career! I love music, and I love being with children, so being a voice teacher is the best fit for me. I have participated in many theater companies in Rhode Island, most recently appearing as the lead female role in Rhode Island College's "Pippin". I have had ten years of vocal training with several voice teachers, so I know what it is like to be the student. Being a student for so long, I know what works and is helpful, and what doesn't work. I look forward to my lessons as a teacher, and I know you will look forward to our lessons too!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a patient, easy going person and I like to make my students feel comfortable. Our lesson will always be FUN! It will also be productive. We will work on areas that the student wants to improve on, and I will offer constructive criticism, all with a positive outlook. I provide recitals for my students several times a year. You will have the chance to show family and friends what you have learned from our lessons!

During lessons, I like to focus on the students strengths', and I will find songs that highlight the students best qualities in their voice. Our lessons will start with warm-ups, and after your voice is ready to go, we will learn and practice songs that I have selected for you with your interests in mind. The songs that I choose will be from my vocal books and I will provide you with copies of the sheet music, and also a CD of the songs so you can practice in between lessons. As our lessons progress, you will be able to sing with a stronger, healthier voice and overall, just sound better!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard and I will bring that to our lessons. I will also provide the student with the music we study and a folder to keep it in.

*** Specialties ***
I have a lot of experience in musical theater singing. I love many styles of music, so I'm sure after finding out what you are interested in, I could find songs we can work on that you will love to learn and perfect!

Photos and Videos

This is a video of me performing as Catherine in Rhode Island College's performance of Pippin in Spring 2010. I am singing my favorite song from the show, "I Guess I'll Miss the Man." Hope you enjoy : )

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, concentrating in Musical Theatre Sep 2005 - Dec 2010
Rhode Island College
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5 Reviews on Shayna E.

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Leslie C. Jan 31, 2014
Singing
Verified Student
Shayna is awesome

My son has taken lessons with Shayna and although we have to take a break due to financial reasons, I can't say enough good about Shayna.
My son LOVES her and usually he talks and doesn't want to do things someone elses way but with Shayna he followed what she asked and she made incredible progress with him in a very short period of time.
She was patient with him and had a wonderful way to get him to learn necessary things without him realizing it. She was able to keep him focused and very interested.
I would highly recommend Shayna to any parent that is looking for a teacher for his/her child.
We will rebook with Shayna soon.
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Sue R. Dec 1, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Oustanding teacher

Shayna has done an outstanding job showing me how to use my talent and developing my confidence! She is an excellent teacher!!
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GibsonD Jan 3, 2012
Excellent

Shayna is great with my 14-year-old during her singing lessons. She is very patient, gives instruction in a positive way, and encourages her to have fun while learning how to use her singing voice. Thank you, Shayna!
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JulesJ Sep 11, 2011
Perfect fit for my 13 year old stepdaughter

Shayna was superb at putting my stepdaughter at ease after not having taken voice lesssons in many years. She obviously puts considerable thought into preparing for each lesson. She was always on time, arriving to our home with notes on the sheet music and new songs downloaded. Clearly she has a terrific voice herself, but Shayna managed never to intimidate my stepaughter with her own skills and was always extremely encouraging. I would very highly recommend her for any voice student and I can first hand attest that the one student of hers I had the privilege to witness absolutely loved her!!!
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KimG Feb 27, 2011
The perfect choice

After searching for quite awhile, Shayna, has been the perfect choice for our daughter who is six years old and a beginner. Shayna understands the dynamics of children, is very patient, and loving. She has a beautiful voice and very talented. She did a great job of capturing the attention of a six year old by teaching her lessons that are related to her interests.Shayna, The perfect choice!