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Singing Lessons in Charlotte

Are you considering taking singing lessons in Charlotte? If so, you are in a great location to do so! It's been said there is no greater instrument ever made than the human voice. And if you ever have listened to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra, you know exactly why that saying continues proving itself true to this day. Although Fitzgerald and Sinatra are among the greatest American singers ever to grace the stage and entertain audiences, Charlotte offers you and other aspiring singers many great opportunities to hone your craft and provide great entertainment to adoring audiences.

Inspiring Performances

When you take singing lessons in Charlotte, you will have ample opportunities to attend musical events featuring many of the area's best singers as well as national touring acts. Charlotte is one of the most musical cities in the South, and its choral ensembles are among the nation's best. The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, Carolina Voices, and Renaissance choral ensemble are just a few of the many outstanding vocal groups and talents located in or near Charlotte.

The Oratorio Singers are the official chorus for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and perform multiple classical concerts each year in the Knight Theater and other area venues. Carolina Voices was formed 60 years ago and performs a wide range of musical styles several times per year. The group is most noted for its annual Singing Christmas Tree show held each December and is comprised of volunteers who also perform in smaller groups that tour the region. Renaissance was founded in 2002 and is comprised of three dozen outstanding singers who excel in presenting the greatest classical works of the past 500 years. The group has performed at the Duke University Chapel and annually presents a highly regarded Christmas program at many area churches.

Great Venues and Events

When you are taking singing lessons in Charlotte, you should visit the many great music venues and events held each year in the Queen City. Charlotte has many great concert halls and outdoor auditoriums, including Rooftop 210 at the EpiCentre, the Neighborhood Theatre in North Davidson, the Double Door Inn near downtown, Ovens Auditorium on East Independence Boulevard, and Fillmore Charlotte in Center City are just some of the city's many great local music venues. The Carolina Rebellion in May, NoDa Summer MusicFest and Uptown Charlotte Jazz Fest in June, July Jam, and Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival in September are just some of the many annual musical festivals and events that feature amazing singers and musical acts.

Auditions and Open Mic Nights

Charlotte has many great ways you can hone your singing prowess when taking singing lessons in Charlotte, Carolina Voices, Renaissance, Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, and other musical ensembles regularly hold auditions. You also can take advantage of the city's many open mic nights to gauge your progress as you take singing lessons in Charlotte and possibly even find a spot in one of the many local bands. Mondays through Thursdays in particular, you can participate in an open mic night at a local venue called The Evening Muse, located north of uptown. Puckett's Farm Equipment on West Sugar Creek Road have open mic nights on Mondays. Smokey Joe's Cafe on Briar Creek Road and Petra's Piano Bar on Commonwealth have open mics on Tuesdays. Summit Coffee's location in Davidson and The Evening Muse have open mics on Wednesdays, and Tommy's Pub on Central Avenue offers open mic nights on Thursdays. You'll have to call ahead to be sure a location is holding its open mic night and to register to perform.

There are so many musical experiences to enjoy in Charlotte- now get out there and have some fun!

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Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC

Sung for over 35 years. Barbershop singer for over 25 years. Have sung on many worship teams and many church choirs. Have also sung for singing Christmas tree for four years and am currently the led singer in my bluegrass band.
I also have led worship for many retreats, conferences, camps, and ministry weekend opportunities.

About Clayton

Besides my experience and love of music, I'm a people person with a gift of teaching, so it's a win-win. I have a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee with a minor in music. I'm a concert level clarinetist (over 30 years) as well as barbershop singer (25 years) and worship leader (20 years), & guitar player (25 years), sax player (10 years). I also play handbells, have directed three youth musicals, and have led music at youth camps, conferences, retreats, Kairos prison ministry, and other service projects. I currently lead a nine member bluegrass band which is a blast.

*** Less
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I will push you for excellence and I teach in fun ways. I hope to play a lot together after the basics have been accomplished. The most important aspect of playing an instrument or singing is to have fun. If you not enjoying what you're doing, why do it? I hope to make the overall musical experience fun and help you achieve your goals.

*** Travel Equipment ***
whatever is needed. Whatever they need

*** Specialties ***
worship leading, singing, barbershop quartet singing, clarinetist for both classical and jazz groups as well as worship
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Marcelle P. July 21, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Clayton is a lovely person and a great teacher. He always shows up on time if not early and communicates right away if there is a change in the schedule which is rare. He is great with children, very patient and kind with a fun upbeat attitude. I definitely recommend him.
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Clayton M.

Clayton M.

Charlotte, NC 28214
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$20 / 30-min
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Grant D.

Charlotte, NC

I have had class voice and private voice instruction with several resource materials along with 5 years professional singing experience. Singing is my most recent musical skill learned, yet has affected the way that I play all my instruments and the way I listen to and teach music.

About grant

I have studied and practiced in jazz, classical, blues, rock, and sacred
musical styles and have the experience and ability to play or teach others at any level. I play piano, saxophone, and sing professionally but have played clarinet, trumpet, tuba, and guitar as well. Additionally, I have the leadership and business experience to coordinate ensembles for various musical environments to provide the best teaching methods passed on from some of the top doctorates and world class teachers.

*** Studio Equipment ***
5'11' Kawai Grand Piano
Selmer Mark vi Tenor, Alto Saxophones
Fender R
hodes
Buffet r-13 Clarinet
Roland G Fantom
Korg Triton
Fender 5 String Bass
Roland 700 GX 88 key weighted
Yamaha yas 63 alto sax
Full Pa with microphones

*** Travel Equipment ***
They will need a piano, keyboard or saxophone. I only will do hour lessons paid monthly w/travel charges weighed in if taught outside my studio or home.

*** Specialties ***
classical, jazz, blues, gospel, traditional church, contemporary church, rock, pop, r&b, country, dixieland,
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Tom L. March 30, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Great saxophone teacher.
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Tom L. February 28, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I've only had one lesson with Grant so far and I was totally impressed. He made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. He listens to you and you can tell he really cares about his students. I would give him the highest marks and can't wait to go for my second lesson.
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Christine B. July 4, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
Grant is extremely knowledgeable and a gifted musician. He individualizes instruction to meet your learning needs. Fantastic sax teacher!
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Grant D.

Charlotte, NC 28211
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$25 / 30-min
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Jamelia D.

Charlotte, NC

I'm an experienced teacher of 15 years available for students of all skill levels. I base all of my lessons on how best my students learn, and I keep the vocal exercises fresh! My students are welcomed to bring any music that they're interested in, and together we will develop a plan of songs and style that best suit their voices. We will learn proper breathing and vocal production so you can sound awesome whenever you sing! You're welcome to bring a recording device to your lessons.

About Jamelia

Hi! I'm Jamelia, and I'm excited to work with you! I've been teaching and performing music for 15 years. My students have been awarded "Superior" ratings in Solo and Ensemble, accepted into music camps for further study, and cast in school and community theater productions. I went to the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) where I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance in 2000. I also earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at Southern Methodist University in 2002.

I believe that being creative through music and acting can be a fun experience, and I do my
best to help you discover your unique talents. My lessons involve exercises that are out of the ordinary. One day you might sing while pretending to swing a baseball bat, and another day you might sing while lying on the floor! I do what it takes to get results so you can realize your greatest potential. I look forward to meeting you!
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Jamelia D.

Charlotte, NC 28211
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$35 / 30-min
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David C.

Charlotte, NC

About David

Baritone David C. completed both his B.M. and M.M. degrees in Voice Performance at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. David went on to complete a Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice at The Boston Conservatory in 2014. With over 8 years of teaching experience, David has worked with singers of all ages and ability levels. David's teaching is rooted in classical voice pedagogy but tailors his teaching to benefit singers interested in many styles. For four summers, David was a visiting faculty member at Cannon Music Camp in Boone, NC. As a performer, David has had professional experi
ence in jazz, pop, musical theatre, opera and oratorio. His performing highlights include being selected to perform leading roles with the American Singers' Opera Project for three years, performances as Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata at The Flagstaff in Fidenza Summer Opera Festival in Fidenza, Italy, main stage operatic roles at The Boston Conservatory, professional oratorio performances in North Carolina and New England in the works of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Faure, Britten, Dvorak, Brahms and Rutter, and many recital and concert appearances. David's combination of experiences as both a singer and teacher of many styles make his teaching versatile, providing each student with a unique and effective lesson experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to spend half of our lesson time working on technique through exercises specifically designed to develop the most efficient use of their voice. The rest of the lesson be devoted to applying those techniques while singing repertoire agreed upon by both student and teacher.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Open living room set up. Keyboard. Seating for parents. Visitor's parking lot.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a keyboard if I'm teaching from home. If travelling, I can bring a portable keyboard..

*** Specialties ***
My singing and voice teaching are rooted in classical pedagogy, but I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to perform and teach in numerous styles. It is my belief that a healthy classical foundation can be modified and put into practice to make singing in any style easy and efficient.
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David C.

David C.

Charlotte, NC 28210
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Janetta D.

Huntersville, NC

About Janetta

Many of my students not only learn to sing, they also learn to write their own songs and record. However, if you want to learn to sing, we can do that. I have two Master's degrees, one in education and one in supervision. So I understand how students learn. I have been teaching over 10 years. My training took place with very special teachers, people who write, and sing for a living. Jai josel who worked for RCA, Jason Blume, who wrote for Brittney Spears, and Stephen Schwartz who wrote the Broadway Musical, Wicked. My singing teachers include Van Christy, Roger Love, Rosemary Bulter and ot
hers. Recently I completed an album of 12 original songs. I have a website which I will share with you after you enroll in my class.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every thing is a skill. Singing is skill-based. We even have a skill that tells you what to do when you are nervous. Skills have a name, a purpose, a procedure and a time and place for use. So they can be retrieved when needed. After 3 to 6 months a student should be able to understand their singing anatomy. the four stages of breathing, sing correctly, understand the role focus plays in singing, understand the role of scales, and many other skills. The lessons are entertaining and informative. I develop the total student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room with keyboards, and computer. Parents can sit on lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I developed a course called Commercial songwriting and Music Psychology. I teach songwriting as a skill base course of study that can be easily learned like other professions. I teach one to write in all genres and to write to todays trends. We use a process that develops a song from concept to finish song product. My students learn to write albums from songs written in class.
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Janetta D.

Janetta D.

Huntersville, NC 28078
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$40 / 30-min

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