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Kelly Z.

Denver, CO

I like to split time in lessons working on technique and repertoire. We will strive to achieve the most healthy, natural, beautiful, and efficient instrument possible. Whether starting from scratch, preparing for college, grad school, etc. auditions, fixing tension or other problems, checking in after a few years without study, or learning a new style of singing, I would love to help you on your operating journey.

About Kelly

There is a musician and a singer inside every individual and I am here to bring it out! I believe singing can be a vehicle for learning discipline, focus, collaboration, music theory, self-expression, language, interpretation, short-term and long-term goal setting and achievement, musicality, literacy, history, confidence and passion, and I hope to instill these gifts in all of my students.

I completed my BA in Music Education from Fort Lewis College, and then moved to Denver to complete my Masters of Music in vocal performance at the University of Denver. During that time I have been ble
ssed with many performance opportunities in choirs, operas, musical theatre, and jazz settings. Favorite roles include Roxie Hart in CHICAGO the musical, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, and most recently Denise in What You See is What You Get, a new musical by Denver artists.

*** Lesson Details ***
I tailor each lesson based on age, interests and level of experience of each student. We begin with learning how to practice, and how to use practice time efficiently. I can audio record each lesson and post that recording online where students (and/or parents) can listen and review what was learned that week, or simply go back to favorite warm-ups and exercises. In this same database I will post scanned copies of assigned sheet music, any assigned reading or exercises, and mp3 piano recordings of accompaniment.

I choose repertoire (songs) depending on the individual voice and ability level and try to give students the opportunity to perform at least once per quarter, even just for family or each other.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons will be held in my home studio where I have an electric keyboard, recording equipment, music library with repertoire for all voice types and genres, printer/copy machine, and seating area for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a small keyboard and can play recordings of music and/or accompaniment through my laptop. I will bring appropriate music selections from my library. The student may purchase his or her own copy of whatever book or music we decide to use, and is expected to have access to the internet to get recordings and sheet music. Access to a printer is a plus.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in voice pedagogy and vocal hygiene, and have an extensive background in jazz, musical theatre, opera, and art song, maintaining a foundation in classical technique.
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Debbie January 12, 2016
Piano · In home
We found Kelly on TakeLessons and we could not be happier. She is fantastic. Not only does she work with my three girls on piano, but also with singing. She is very flexible and able to accommodate our crazy schedule. She usually comes to our house, which is great, because I don't have to set aside hours from my day. Sometimes we go to group lessons or recitals so the kids can be exposed to formal settings and see other people perform. Kelly is a talented and gifted artist, and a reliable and professional teacher. We are so fortunate to have her in our lives.
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Delainey January 11, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
I took lessons from Kelly for two years and she was absolutely amazing!! I'm now in college for musical theatre and I apply the lessons I learned from her and sing some of the songs we worked on every day. She worked with my crazy schedule without a single complaint and always challenged me to move outside of my comfort zone. If you're looking for a voice teacher, no matter what level you are, Kelly is the absolute best.
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Linnaya January 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Kelly is an amazing teacher. She is patient and fun to be around. She keeps my daughter focused during her lessons, while honoring her interests and talents as well. I highly recommend her.
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Kelly Z.

Kelly Z.

Denver, CO 80212
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Andrea Z.

Denver, CO

I have been teaching singing for 4 years and my students vary from amateurs to artists who prepare for auditions and take part in performances. Within the first few lessons, we will learn to increase the attentiveness of our hearing and gain firmness of tone (primarily by means of this very constantly attentive, governing hearing). As we advance, we will gradually gain knowledge of the instrument (your body) by means of easy exercises. The tools are very simple and very few. The center of the process is the effort of your attentiveness and your imagination.
I specialize in opera, but have helped singers from every walk of the art. Singer-songwriter students have been greatly supported by my composition background.
We typically start by those difficulties that most concern you about your singing. Students of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

About Andrea

To the potential interested student/parent:

Teaching has become a pleasant endeavor that I do with high ethical standards. I am committed to the cause of music, and to the timeless fellowship of the human spirit!

I play Piano or Guitar when accompanying my students. Please bring your songs!

*** Specialties ***

• The Voice (correcting the natural faults of the Voice, dissolving rigidity and confinement of the Voice).

• Classical PIANO training.

• COMPOSITION.

• Music Reading but WITH CONTENT! Not just the mere "code" of notes and rhythm, but t
he patterns and qualities of music regarded as movement and as character.

• Integrative training for the singer including Dramaturgy, Mimics, Declamation, FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

• Developing a well-trained governing HEARING that enables the rise of knowledge and control in music-making of all kinds.

• Poetry & Song.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is located in a old Victorian house located in the Uptown neighborhood, and it features:
Electric Piano
Classical Guitar
Hand Drums
Internet access
Waiting Area
In Broomfield, I receive interested students in my home, at my acoustic piano.

About me:
I have been dedicated for the last 5 years to the study of the Operatic Voice, developing my soprano voice. Before that I earned two master-equivalent diplomas in music composition, and music theory. For a long time, composing songs and pieces of music, as well as studying guitar as a child, piano and percussion later, it all has been a means to further my vital singing fate, on which I persevere every day.
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Stephanie Wilson December 18, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
As always Andrea challenges me and encourages me. I love learning from Andrea and will recommend her to any and all looking to learn and grow.
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Kathy V. December 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Andrea is a very patient teacher, who helps you achieve your goals.
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Stephanie October 29, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Andrea is a very patient and easy to work with instructor!
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Andrea Z.

Andrea Z.

Broomfield, CO 80020
(9)
starting at
$32 / 30-min
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James H.

Denver, CO

Using classical training methods that have been around for hundreds of years, I help my Opera Voice students strengthen both their voices and musicianship skills.

About James

I am a professional singer with many organizations in the Denver area including Opera Colorado, Boulder Opera Company, Cabaret Otaku, Opera on Tap, and others. I am also the Cantor/Choir Director for House for All Sinners and Saints Lutheran Church. I have sung many genres including Jazz, Pop, and in leading roles in Opera and Musical Theater. I also co-wrote and performed music for the Buntport Theater's children's show TRUNKS!
I have been teaching private voice for over two years. As an instructor and vocal coach, my job is to help you obtain YOUR goals as a singer. I love to sing and I l
ove to teach people of all ages how to sing!

*** Lesson Details ***
When meeting with new students we first discuss their goals as a singer and musician. Are you preparing for an audition? In need of vocal coaching for a theater role? Do you want to learn how to sing with better control of your voice? Trying to learn to read music and gain a working knowledge of music theory?

As a teacher I strive to focus on what a student's strengths are and help develop them to their full potential!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio- Lessons in the living room, piano, mirror, music charts

*** Specialties ***
I teach my students various styles of music. My experience and training include classical, musical theater, jazz, and pop.
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Jean W. December 9, 2015
Gospel Singing · In home
Verified Student
James is patient and kind. I believe that I will go far with him.
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Jean W. December 6, 2015
Gospel Singing · In home
Verified Student
James is patient and kind. I believe that I will go far with him.
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Leah H. October 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jamie is AMAZING!!! We love him. He has been working with my daughter over the past year preparing her for auditions with DSA. The transformation in her singing voice is nothing shy of remarkable. She has always had a very pretty voice but now it is coupled with good voice control, projection, and everything that makes it go from aw, that's so nice, to WOW. Not only has his lessons helped with her singing, but he is very knowledgeable on all aspects of music, and has taught her sight reading, solfege, counting and rhythm, and all other aspects of music theory. Since we are auditioning with DSA, he also took it on himself to look up all the audition requirements and has been working with my daughter towards her audition. In addition to all technical stuff, he's very professional and great with my daughter. Has always been present on time, good with communication, and very patient with us. I've talked a lot about my experience with my child, but I do also think he is good with people of all ages. I've heard adults that have come before or after us in lessons and they sound great...there was a woman that was singing in another language and he was working with her on it! He truly is a great find. If you want to improve your voice and learn how to be a true vocal artist, he's your guy.
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James H.

James H.

Denver, CO 80220
(9)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Amber J.

Englewood, CO

I have a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. I can help you prepare for an audition or a vocal jury. I can give you the foundation to sing and perform any type of music you enjoy.

I will help you prepare and accomplish your vocal dreams!

About Amber

Growing up in Denver, I had a huge desire for singing and performing. By age 14, I was taking weekly singing & piano lessons, was acting constantly in local productions-many times getting the lead role.
Some of the productions I acted in: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Camelot, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), How to Succeed in Business (Smitty), Carousel, Oklahoma, Les Miserables, and Oliver (Nancy.)
I received a 4-year scholarship to the Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA. at the University of the Pacific. Upon graduation, I entered graduate school at the University of North Texas to con
tinue my singing and piano studies, along with music theory, history, and musical video production.
Upon graduating UNT, I was chosen among 200 performing arts majors to be the featured soloist at the UNT commencement ceremonies. This led to an offer to tour Italy with the Rome Festival Orchestra. For the next two summers I performed in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Rome and Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students progress VERY quickly! As a teacher, I can easily identify my students’ strengths and weaknesses, and plan an individualized study course. I will instill a solid set of production skills that will easily serve ANY style of music you choose (from rock to opera.)
I will make for you a personalized recording for you to practice with daily. We will also work on songs you LOVE!
My students will have performance opportunities every 3 months. I will prepare you for college entrance auditions, TV contests, and television appearances. My students make extraordinary progress-I want you to become one of them!

*** Studio Equipment ***
10x15 dedicated music room, piano, lovely mountain view, mirrors, microphone and sound equipment available for students. The parents of students are welcome to stay in the room with the students, if they choose.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a piano and I will purchase the method book I want the student to use but I do require reimbursement for books and shipping if required. Student provides notebooks and pens.

*** Specialties ***
Seth Riggs, Popular vocal technique "Singing For The Stars"
John W. Schaum for piano
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Jing C. April 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
great first day lesson experience! learned a lot of things. Really looking forward for the next class
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Mahi March 18, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Amber is an excellent teacher. She has intuition about people.
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Valerie D. March 15, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Best teacher ever! Highly recommended!!!
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Amber J.

Amber J.

Englewood, CO 80110
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Gregory S.

Monument, CO

Acclaimed artist featured on TV, Radio, Film, Stage and in Concert, including with the San Francisco Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York City Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Edinburgh Festival, Colorado Opera Festival, Spoleto Festival, and Colorado Springs Symphony as well as in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and China. Gregory Stapp taught conducting, voice, history and opera at Notre Dame de Namur University and has given master classes in Japan, China and America. — "Singing well is a joyous freedom."

Learn to sing better from an expert performer and educator. I love to teach singers of all levels and in all genres. Let me help you find your optimum joy in singing. You, and your audiences, will both appreciate it.

I teach regularly in Aurora, CO and Monument, CO, serving the communities and surrounding environs of metropolitan Denver and Colorado Springs.

Featured as Sarastro on the Great Performances: Live From Lincoln Center PBS telecast of New York City Opera's "The ...

About Gregory

Featured in PBS' Great Performances: Live From Lincoln Center telecast of New York City Opera's "The Magic Flute"; the Spoleto Festival's Italian telecast of "The Girl of the Golden West", directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bruce Beresford; the UC Davis Symphony's film of "Duke Bluebeard's Castle"; the American premiere of Garcia's "Requiem" at Carnegie Hall; Scotland's Edinburgh Festival production of "The Consul," cast and directed by the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti; and, in NPR broadcasts of 15 of his 30 roles with San Francisco Opera; bass Gregory Stapp has performed with 100+ American a
rts groups including the Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, as well as in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and China. He graduated from Loretto Heights College and the Academy of Vocal Arts; was appointed to the San Francisco Opera/Affiliate Artists–Opera Program; received one of SFO's inaugural Adler Fellowships; and, won prizes from the Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Opera, Sullivan Musical Foundation and National Institute for Music Theatre. He was vocal music director of "My Fair Lady" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" for Cherry Creek High School; taught Conducting and directed the Jazz Choir at Loretto Heights College; taught Voice at Indiana University; and, taught Conducting, Voice, Music History, Opera Workshop, Film Music History at Notre Dame de Namur University, where he also directed and conducted Opera Scenes programs and conducted "The Marriage of Figaro."

He's also taught voice privately for 40 years and his students have found joy and success. Gregory teaches regularly in Aurora, CO and Monument, CO, serving the communities and surrounding environs of metropolitan Denver and Colorado Springs.
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Madison benton November 17, 2015
Audition Prep · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic first lesson. He really took the time to get to know me and where I want to go with my skills.
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Sharon October 14, 2015
Singing · In studio
Greg is the best instructor I have ever experienced. I appreciated his honesty and encouragement during our lessons. I am an older student so my goal was how to improve my technique and keep my voice healthy. I will always be grateful for his time and patience and sharing his wonderful talents and wisdom with me.

Many, many thanks,
Sharon
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Alicia July 20, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Gregory was my teacher for nearly 15 years. He saw me vocally through two pregnancies and all the attendant changes. Gregory's technique is impeccable and his ability to present information in an effective manor is unmatched. Enjoy your new teacher!
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Gregory S.

Gregory S.

Aurora, CO 80013
(14)
starting at
$50 / 30-min

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