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Lesley F.

Bloomington, IN

About Lesley

Lesley is an accomplished classically trained operatic soprano at the beginning of her career. Lesley grew up all over the United States, attending high school in Tennessee where she was very active in high school theatre, playing roles like Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. Lesley currently sings operatic repertoire ranging from Mozart to Bernstein and loves new composers and exploring new music. Lesley has studied with numerous teachers, coaches, directors, and conductors who have shaped her as a musician, and hopes to be able to impart some of what she has learned. I
love to sing, and would love to help you explore singing as well.

I taught in the Atlanta area for four years, as well as New Jersey and Boston, MA. I enjoy working with my students to discover and develop their true voice and passion for music! After studying vocal pedagogy, vocal anatomy, Body Mapping, Alexander Technique, acting, dance, movement, and of course years of musical study, I have honed my skills as a teacher and wants to share them with you! Healthy breathing, physicality, phonation, and resonance techniques are crucial to any style of singing - opera, classical, broadway, or pop.

I hold a Master's degree in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor's degree cum laude in Vocal Performance from Montclair State University. I attended the summer training programs at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, CO and the Seagle Music Colony in the Adirondacks. I have studied acting for over 6 years, and participated in straight theatre, as well as musical theatre. I have also coached with coaches from the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Atlanta Opera, and many more!

My operatic roles include: Miss Jessel in Britten's, The Turn of the Screw, Mrs. Gobineau in Menotti's The Medium, The Female Chorus in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Clara Deluso in Pasatieri's Signor Deluso, Magda Sorel in Menotti's The Consul, Geraldine in Menotti's A Hand of Bridge, Ariadne in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Elisabetta in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, Contessa d'Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and the First Lady in Die Zauberflote.

My theatre roles include: The Witch in Sondheim's Into the Woods, Aunt Eller in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, Marion Hollander in Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Lucy in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Bobby's Mother in Gershwin's Crazy For You.

I am also featured on Albany Records release of Signor Deluso in the role I performed with the Opera Company of Brooklyn. I have performed the soprano solos in Verdi's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, and Gounod's St Cecilia Mass. Recently I worked closely with Stephen Schwartz - creator of the hit Broadway musical Wicked to create the starring role, Myra Foster, in his first opera - Seance on a Wet Afternoon.

In 2010 I was a Metropolitan Opera National Council Semi-Finalist. I claimed third place and the Wagner award in the Orpheus National Vocal Competition. I was also recognized for excellence with the Benefactor's Award in the Saritelli DiPanni Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Fund as well as being a semi-finalist in the 2009 Jensen Competition. I enjoyed participating in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) for many years, placing every year in college, and taking home first prize senior year. In my junior year, I won my entire division for the Eastern Regional NATS competitions. I also participated in the All State choirs for 3 years in high school, taking first chair soprano 1 in my senior year, and being awarded a solo.

My students have received college scholarships, advanced in national competitions, and had successful auditions in both classical and broadway style singing. My students have performed in musicals, plays, choirs, and operas. I look forward to exploring your voice with you!
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Feliciano R. September 24, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson with Lesley was refreshing and informative. She is very knowledgeable in her field and I noticed a difference in my upper range after 10 mins out of a 30 min lesson. I look forward to working with her in the years to come!
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Gloria G. September 5, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Ms. Lesley is a fantastic voice teacher! I'm really shy, but she was able to "pull me out of my shell" and make me feel really comfortable. You can tell she loves what she does, and she wants to see her students succeed!
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Simon Phillip August 10, 2015
Opera Voice · Online
Verified Student
Lesley is an awesome teacher and she know what she is doing, If your going to get an opera teacher there is no better option then her!!!
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Lesley F.

Bloomington, IN 47405
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Olivier H.

Bloomington, IN

About Olivier

My name is Olivier H. I am a horn player who received my MM in Horn Performance from Indiana University and am currently working on my DM. I have performed with Redlands Symphony Orchestra and Columbus Philharmonic as well as being a finalist for Macau Symphony and semi-finalist for New World Symphony. I have also performed in sections with Dale Clevenger, Jeff Nelsen and Elizabeth Freimuth. My teaching style relies on simplifying breathing and focusing on achieving the best possible musical results. I take into account each student's goals and desires and tailor lessons to get the end result
they want. I have worked with many beginning students as well so whether your goal is an upcoming school or ensemble audition or just trying to sound as beautiful as possible I will help you achieve your goals.
I also have a minor in music theory as well as years of theory tutor experience ranging from teaching how to read music notation to Schenkerian analysis.
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Seth S. May 23, 2016
Music Performance · Online
Verified Student
My son is extremely happy with his first lesson with Olivier! Looking forward to many more! Thank you!
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Denise D. March 3, 2016
French Horn · Online
Verified Student
Fantastic instructor. There are not sufficient superlatives to describe his musicianship, patience, dedication, commitment, and ability to share his enthusiasm for this wonderful instrument. I doubted the efficacy of online lessons, but was sold from the start, all due to Oliver! I cannot recommend him enough!
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Allen Y. November 9, 2015
French Horn · Online
Verified Student
Best class ever! Even better than class face to face. Olivier made the connection with 13 years old. We are very lucky to find him.
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Olivier H.

Bloomington, IN 47401
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Megan W.

Bloomington, IN

About Megan

Hello! I am a passionate private vocal instructor looking for students who love to sing, whether as a hobby or as a profession or anywhere in between. I am currently working on my masters in Vocal Performance at Indiana University. I believe in my students success and love to watch and provide support as you grow as a musician and singer. I am a classical singer who uses classical singing technique to inform my teaching of other genres. If you have any questions about the nature of voice lessons, please contact me!

I can help your singing move in any direction that you would like to go
! There are no limits on what can be done, and I want to help you achieve your goals, whatever they might be! My past students have had varied interests, and I have enjoyed working with all of my unique students in their own artistic areas of interest.
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Rebecca G. September 18, 2015
Vocal Training · Online
Verified Student
she is already helping me learn how to breathe and stretch my range
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Alexandra July 20, 2015
I think Megan is an amazing singer and performer! She is a wonderful friend and has true talent in the classical repertoire! I would highly recommend Megan as a teacher who is supportive and knowledgeable!
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Divija Nadella July 7, 2015
Choir · In studio
It was a really fun experience to learn many helpful techniques !
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Megan W.

Megan W.

Bloomington, IN 47401
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Sara C.

Bloomington, IN

About Sara

Hi! My name is Sara. My studio began in 2000, teaching one violin student. I took a break and went to college to earn my A.A. in Music and my Piano Performance Certificate from Riverside Community College in California. I graduated Great Distinction and was on the Dean's list. I received many piano and academic scholarships. While in college I started my studio in Riverside California teaching Piano to an autistic child. I taught him 3 times a week and made exceptional progress. I enjoyed it so much I started teaching full time in 2008 teaching piano, harp, violin, voice, guitar, flute and cla
rinet. Soon I had 50 students and created a 501 (c) (3) non-profit music school. My students and I perform for the public, including nursing homes. The performances are important for the students progress as well as the Piano Guild where students are adjudicated by judges in a non competitive environment. Moving back to my hometown, I am excited to meet new students!
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Vanessa September 23, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Sara is personable, knowledgeable, and sweet :)
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Phyllis P. September 19, 2016
Harp · Online
Verified Student
Not only is Sara very musically adept, but like a true professional, she is very patient with me. I am one of Sara's older students, so her patience is greatly appreciated. Though this was my first time speaking to Sara via Skype, I felt like I've known Sara for years; she made me feel very comfortable. I can truly say that this professional relationship is undoubtedly one that was made in music heaven. I look forward to our next lesson!
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McKay T. September 10, 2016
Harp · Online
Verified Student
Love my harp lessons and my teacher!
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Sara C.

Sara C.

Bloomington, IN 47404
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Justin B.

Bloomington, IN

About Justin

Justin is a widely acclaimed pianist, teacher, and collaborator whose fresh interpretations include an affinity for underrated repertoire. Justin has represented New Zealand as a finalist in the Kowhai Australasian Piano Concerto Competition, and in 2000 he was awarded the NZ Young Performer of the Year for piano. In 2002 appeared as a finalist in the prestigious NZ Young Musician of the year Competition, and in the same year he won the inaugural NZ Kapiti Coast International Piano Competition. Then in 2006 he was awarded first place in the Chapman Piano Competition at FSU, and reached the fin
als of the MTNA National Young Artist Competition.

In addition to performing solo with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland, Wellington and National Youth Orchestras, his career has featured several concerto appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. More recently he performed solo with Florida State University Philharmonia and Indiana University Orchestra.

He has studied with Rae de Lisle, Bryan Sayer, Read Gainsford, and Marian Hahn, and is currently a Doctorate in Music candidate studying with André Watts at the Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music. He has also been privileged to play for Leon Fleisher, John Perry, and Michael Houston.

Justin also thrives as an accompanist and chamber musician, and has twice been part of the winning group in the NZ National Chamber Music Contest. He has worked with contemporary music ensembles performing on celeste, harmonium, and harpsichord. His present studies incorporate his interest in early keyboard instruments, piano tuning, and conducting.
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Lucy August 31, 2016
Piano · Online
Great teacher! Very insightful, knowledgeable, and patient.
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Justin B.

Justin B.

Bloomington, IN 47403
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$15 / 30-min

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