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Barbara N.

Brookhaven, PA 19015

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Private Opera Voice Teacher

I have been teaching voice for 30 years. My work at Temple University has prepared me for teaching the workings of opera singing - bel canto style. Bel canto literally means beautiful singing. Excellent technique is of the utmost importance. You will enhance your technique and artistry as well as expand your repertoire.

About Barbara

I have been singing for as long as I can remember. It is my very favorite activity. I have transformed my love of singing into a career.

I have been teaching music lessons for over 25 years. When you study with me you will have the advantage of that experience. I have extensive experience teaching students of all ages. Throughout my teaching career I have taught students with varied backgrounds and diverse needs. If you are a person who was told not to sing by your music teacher, don't give up! I have taught many children and adults to match pitches and improve their singing voices.

I earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Moravian College and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Temple University. While at Temple, I studied standard vocal repertoire and Early Music. I have also completed graduate course

s in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at West Chester University.

I served on the faculty of Suburban Music School for 17 years where I taught voice, piano and recorder lessons. I also directed the Children’s Choir and the Women’s Choir. I was formerly on the faculty of Delaware County Community College where I taught courses in the Music Department; and of Temple Music Prep where I instituted, developed and maintained a vocal program at Temple University’s Ambler Campus.

In addition to teaching I was employed for eleven years as a chorister at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville, DE where I have had the opportunity to sing for such notable conductors as John Rutter, Sir David Wilcox, Sir Philip Ledger, Stephen Cleobury, and James O’Donnell. Previous choral work has included singing for Dr. Ifor Jones and for Michael Korn. I perform in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the Philadelphia area and in Cape May, NJ and with a Celtic group called Celtic Women and Friends.

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Voice Lessons

When you study voice with me, you will start with the basics - posture, breathing and tone production. If you have studied before, we will review these areas and brush up on anything that needs work. The next step is to learn some vocal exercises to warm up and develop your voice. When the exercises are going well, we will begin to work on songs. You will need to learn some classical songs because they help to develop your voice, but we will also work on the kind of music you like best. In addition to songs, we will work on solfege (do, re, mi, etc.) which helps to train your ear and to improve your sightreading ability. If you don't know how to read music I will teach you that. If you read music but have some gaps in your knowledge, we will fill those in.

I teach what is called bel canto (beautiful singing). It is a healthy vocal technique that will help you avoid vocal problems. When you learn to sing with this technique, you can sing any style of music you want. After a few months of study, you should be able to tell that your voice is growing stronger, that you have better breath control, and that your range is increasing.

Although I have high expectations of my students, I am relaxed and friendly. If you love to laugh, we will enjoy that together!

Piano Lessons

When you study piano with me you will enjoy playing a variety of songs from your lesson book. As you advance, we may add a repertoire book which increases the number and variety of songs you play. There are many excellent piano methods. I use different methods for different students, depending on their needs.

Lessons will include posture and proper hand position, warm-ups, songs and music theory. Music theory is the study of notation and how music is put together. You will have a workbook with exercises for this study. If there is a particular style of music you would like to play, we will look for music at your level to add to your lesson. After a few months of study, you should know how to read basic notation and be able to play a number of songs. You will also have increased your knowledge of musical notation and harmony.

I expect my students to practice in preparation for their lesson every week. I am relaxed and friendly, so that should help to put you at your ease.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stand, stereo equip, seating for parents

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I specialize in teaching the bel canto style singing. With this technique, a person can sing any style of music she or he chooses.
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July 24, 2019
Selena N.
My daughter loves her!
February 12, 2019
Kayla F.
My granddaughter Kayla really enjoyed her first singing lesson. She was a bit nervous at first, but Barbara made her feel relaxed. Kayla felt that Barbara was patient with her and answered her many questions. Kayla is looking forward to next week and thing she can learn to help her sing better.
December 15, 2018
Ashley S.
My daughter never had singing lessons before. Barbara is great with at explaining things to her. Great experience so far!

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Barbara N.

Brookhaven, PA

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Rosalind H.

Chester Springs, PA 19425

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Voice Performance students such as myself were expected to be able to sing a wide variety of art songs, sacred music literature and arias in English, Italian, German and Latin among other languages. We performed in various venues such as the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall and took numerous classes in proper classical diction and performance.

About Rosalind

Hello! My name is Rosalind and I believing in teaching music lessons that go the extra mile. Students and parents can expect excellence in customer service that goes beyond their weekly lessons.

How are lessons with me different?

-Convenient Locations in Downingtown, Coatesville, West Chester as well as online lessons!

-Lessons are recorded and sent to parents and students within 24 hours so that assignments are always clear and that you have a clear idea of progress

-Access to my student newsletter which includes tips for how to improve as a performer and news about student's upcoming performances

-I help students find and prepare for performance opportunities and I attend student performances

-I select one student a month to participate in our student showcase, featuring them in my newsletter

-I host twice a ye

ar recitals where students can show off their new skills

-I bring all materials to lessons for your convenience (excluding piano)

-singers receive recorded warm ups to practice with at home

-I am skilled at helping students with ear training if they need it for voice, most of my students can match pitch after a month of singing lessons no matter the trouble they have had before

-every student gets a "new student kit" at their first lesson including a list of performance opportunities and a vocal health guide for singers

-weekly instructional videos for voice sent

-weekly links to articles about music and the brain

-I respond to student concerns and questions within 24 hours

I welcome students of all ages and work hard to make music accessible for everyone.

-Young kids in voice can expect their lessons to be fun and educational including using visual tools like scarves and shakers, and imaginative play to learn vocal techniques needed to sing on pitch and with proper breathe control.

-Children in piano lessons will learn music theory and piano technique through simple songwriting exercises, theory games, visual tools and more. They will learn about composer's lives and musical styles, providing them with a well-rounded lesson experience.

-Older children and adult singers can expect to learn about their vocal anatomy in order to better control of their voice and become independent during practice sessions at home. They will learn how to improve breathe control, posture and diction. Time during lessons will also be dedicated to developing stage presence and discussing vocal health. Singers will be allowed to select repertoire from the genre of their choice. They can also learn how to harmonize and sight-sing in lessons if they would like.

-I teach beginning guitar students and help them learn how to play with proper technique and accompany themselves when singing. These students learn to read staff and tab and shape different chords on the guitar. I use theory games and visual tools for kids to make lessons fun

-Music theory/composition students will be taught how to read and write music. Students will be invited to improvise on the piano and record their improvisations.They will be taught how to sight-sing in order to learn how to notate any melodies in their head
They will learn how music has changed and been influenced throughout history. They will learn how to read lead sheets and use stylistic invariants in their playing. They will be provided with honest feedback and constructive help on their compositions.They will learn how the human brain processes music and how best to capitalize upon this process for the greatest audience appeal.

-I have experience teaching students with special needs and adjusting lessons to help them meet their goals.

About me!

I am a Westminster Choir College '11 Alum  who graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music, summa cum laude. I also have my master's degree in music therapy from Drexel University. I am also a Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a  Board Certified Music Therapist. During my time at school I performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center, and did music therapy work with older adults, as well as disadvantaged children and parents.

I also have my own parent/child music class I host every Thursday September-May. It's never to early to start a music education!

I have been teaching for over four years and now have a studio of more than 70 happy students. Teaching music is my passion, and I love seeing students grow!

I often draw upon my experience from my master's degree in music therapy, which taught me that music can have a profound effect on the human brain and upon cognitive development.  My skills as a music therapist allow me to better understand a student's cognitive strengths and areas for improvement, and to develop individualized teaching strategies which utilize student strengths.

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My studios are equipped with keyboard, guitar or piano, as well as a sizable repertoire of classical, broadway and popular music. ' I also have a mirror for voice students to see how their body is moving when singing and visual tools for students like scarves, whiteboard, markers, crayons...ect. I am more than happy to help students find any music they may need for lessons that is not already in my library.

I recommend the following books for piano students (listed by age):
Ages 4-6:
My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book A with by Nancy & Randall Faber
Ages 6-12:Piano Adventures - Level 1: Lesson Book [Book]Faber Piano Adventures

Ages 12 and up:

Adult All-In-One Course: Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course, Level ...by Willard A. Palmer

Voice: Alfred's Teach Yourself to Sing
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I specialize in ear training, sight-singing and knowing and understanding vocal anatomy. Many of my students are students who have gone on to score lead roles in their schools or community theater performances, as well as lead singers of local bands looking to improve their techniques and improve their vocal health.

I specialize in theory and sight-reading for piano and theory students.

I also specialize in teaching those with special needs.
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May 21, 2019
Sarah P.
Rosalind quickly pinpointed problem areas and gave excellent instruction on how to work to improve by giving great explanations of what was happening with the voice and why. Highly recommend.
May 8, 2019
Beatrice ( Bea)
Rosalind is professional and helpful as I try to use my voice in a better way. She provides clear explanations to help me understand what I need to do to be better. I am given exercises to practice that help me with my lessons.
January 6, 2019
Ryann R.
Great start. Ryann learned a lot already. She can’t wait to return.

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Rosalind H.

Downingtown, PA

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Paired with years of performance experience, I have studied extensively in Bel Canto operatic technique as it applies to operatic repertoire, as well as Broadway and genres like Pop, Rock, and Jazz. I have a Bachelor and Masters of Music degree, both in Classical Voice Performance. Although my music training and specialization is in operatic performance focusing specifically on Bel Canto tenor repertoire, I have extensive experience teaching a wide variety of students varying in age, skill, and genre. I have used this acquired skill set to my advantage teaching voice lessons at the School Of Rock Cresskill, NJ franchise for over six years, as well as piano and guitar, who's lessons are also rooted in a classical approach. I also have 3 years of classroom teaching experience as a K-8 parochial school general music and choir teacher.

No matter what genre of music you sing, my vocal instruction is tailored to your specific vocal needs. My goals for you as a singer is to experience the ...

About Will

Looking to learn how to sing with ease? Looking for a unique and enjoyable process that will ensure your musical success? I offer a one-of-a-kind experience that will completely change the relationship you have with your vocal instrument.

My main focus will be to help you foster a balanced, healthy singing technique that emphasizes vocal strength, flexibility, and at the same time, longevity of your voice. I strongly advocate to and teach my students to develop a "complete package" to bring with them to their auditions and performances. To accomplish this, I push hard for my students to sing honestly and authentically, but most importantly, comfortably and effortlessly. Vocal instruction includes practice in sight-reading, rhythm, music theory, proper vocal technique, stage presence/etiquette, and confidence building (overcoming “stage

-fright”). In addition, I can provide you coaching in foreign language diction, as well as assist in preparing music selections in English, Italian, German, French and Norwegian; either for audition or recital prep.
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February 26, 2019
Nick
Will truly is a master of the voice as an instrument. I've been working with him the last few months and along with improving my technique and ability, he has taught me the science and anatomy behind everything we do. I leave each lesson with more ability, knowledge, and even motivation. Will inspires to constantly push forward, and he practices what he preaches.

On top of all that, he also a genuinely great guy. The time together is as fun as it is informative. I can't recommend his coaching enough.
February 26, 2019
Yvette
Will is amazing! He is an extremely kind-hearted, great person and an excellent teacher who truly cares about his students. My son came to him with some natural talent, but no technical foundation upon which that talent could flourish. He gave him the technique first, and soon after, he helped him master the art of expression. The voice can be so beautiful when technique and expression come together.
Our son began formal vocal training with Will when he was 15. Now, at 17, he's reaping the rewards of a beautifully developed voice. We highly recommend Will to anyone serious about singing. We are blessed that our son connected with Will when he did ... he is a musical gem of a teacher. Thank you so much, Will!

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Matthew F.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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As a bass opera singer and professional voice over artist, I am dedicated to creating a healthy and beautiful sound with my own voice and the voices of my students. I will not come into our lessons saying there is a single way to sing. In fact, many genres require a great deal of varying vocal techniques and stylized voices. What I will do is help to lay a foundation in healthy singing so that you feel comfortable singing any genre. We will start by ensuring that your breath and vowel placement feels comfortable and from there move into repertoire of your choosing or some that I recommend based upon your interests. You will leave your tenure with me empowered to continue your passion and career for singing long after your lessons end. Music is meant to be shared. Together, we will help you to share the music and passion that you hold so dear.

About Matthew

Hello, my name is Matthew F. and I am a professional opera singer based out of Philadelphia. As a current roster musician with Philadelphia Opera, I know what it means to perform at some of the highest levels houses in the country. My travels have taken me across the country, singing in over 20 productions in the last three years. Now, I am returning back to Philadelphia to teach full time as I once had. Previously a student teacher at the Masterman School, I have had a true passion for music education for as long as I have been a musician. My students have grown both personally and musically through our tenure together. This is because I offer lessons that not only grow your singing ability but help to enhance your comfort for performance, public speaking, and general engagement in the production of sound. Through our lesson plans, you w

ill even begin to see changes in how you speak as our core focus will be on breath control, vowel placement, and healthy vocalizing so that you may feel comfortable singing any genre of music. While we will focus on classical training, I want to work with you on whatever repertoire you’d like! If you’re preparing for your school’s musical, a great karaoke with friends, or just some fun shower singing, I will get you there.
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September 13, 2019
Timothy Miller
I just started with Matt today! He seems great, and I'm looking forward to continuing our lessons!
August 4, 2019
Frank
Matthew has been excellent! He took the time to get to know my goals and really understands what I’m looking for. After just a few lessons, I’ve learned a lot about opera/classical singing from the ground up and have already developed a much deeper appreciation for singers. I can’t recommend Matthew highly enough.
August 4, 2019
John
Great teacher! Not only has a immense amount of technical knowledge, but has really helped me come out of my shell and let my voice loose. Look forward to continuing lessons!

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Matthew F.

Philadelphia, PA

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Tracy C.

West Chester, PA 19382


Private Opera Voice Teacher

Recent graduate of West Chester University of PA, holding a master in vocal performance, and being a vocal accompanist at the same time.

Earned my undergrad degree in piano and composition, so I have solid piano technique.

Teaching emphasized both on techniques and musicianship, and more importantly the talents and interests of each individual student. Approach is tailor made for different students, so as to achieve their potential and develop their love of singing.

About Tracy

I am a friendly, patient, caring and funny teacher!

I love to play piano, sing, listening to music, and make music with my friends. It's always joyful to do something you are interested in and truly love!

Hoping to share with you all the ups and downs in this wonderful musical journey!

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Tracy C.

West Chester, PA

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Want to learn how to sing or play piano? Let’s work together in our shared passion for music! All ages and skill levels welcome to have some fun and learn whilst doing so. Helping others share their gifts and talents with the world is my favorite thing to do!

About Gina

I have been in the entertainment industry for over twenty years! I sing baritone in a competitive female barbershop quartet Fource of Nature, along with playing trumpet, harmonica, and lead vocals in my band Campus Drive.

My decision to acquire a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal/Choral Music & Master of Arts in Education from Lindenwood University was based on my love of performance and encouraging today’s youth. She has taught ages that range from pre-k through adulthood.

I have been quite blessed to be teaching for eleven years and could not think of anything else I would want to be doing with my life.

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Jesus G.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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I have been teaching and singing professionally for 20 years. I sung in opera houses all over the world and worked with some of the best teachers and coaches. My teaching centers on the Italian school of vocal placement, and ensures vocal improvement within two lessons! I teach all genres of music and specialize in technique and building strength and stamina. My students reach their musical potential and have a uplifting experience doing it!

About Jesus

I am a professional opera singer and songwriter. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, and also hold an Artist's Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia.

My students can expect to improve week to week in their vocal technique. I teach the traditional Italian technique of breath support and vocal production. Students will learn to release built-up tension and apply these techniques to unlock their own unique sound. My students learn to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression. I have students ranging every vocal style, from Rock and Pop, to Broadway, Jazz, and Classical.

As a professional opera singer, I have traveled all over the world, sung in the leading opera houses, and worked with some of the best conductors, coaches, and teachers. I bring a weal

th of knowledge to my students.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better singer!
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Jesus G.

Philadelphia, PA

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My goal is to enrich other passionate artist's lives with the fundamental skills to succeed as a musician. With a BFA in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology, I am a qualified Voice Instructor and all around musical tutor offering personalized lessons in Voice, Musicianship, and Music Theory. I love what I do as I strive to inspire others to push themselves both technically and creatively! I work with you to create an individualized experience, consistently maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential.

About Stephanie

Music has always been my passion, and I love sharing that passion with my students! As a professional musician with a BFA in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology from the University of the Arts, I am proudly qualified in multiple musical mediums. Whether your thing is jazz, classical, musical theater, or contemporary, I can help mold your skills to the professional level. I take pride in teaching those that are eager to expand their minds, talents, and skills, in a welcoming, yet challenging, environment!

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October 3, 2019
Farrah
Stephanie was the best teacher I have ever had! She listened to all my concerns about my voice, I was stressed about my mix. And she showed me how I can maneuver around certain songs without cracking. I will most definitely be going to her again :)
September 30, 2019
Cliff
Before my lesson, I didn't have much knowledge in regards to the intricate details of music & how it's all laid out. I was just a drummer who would learn a lot by ear, so my insight on chord progressions, note names, chord names & structures etc, were basically nonexistent. But meeting with Ms Stephanie for the few lessons I've had with her, put me in the right direction for learning more about music. I want to start composing & writing my own music & luckily, Ms Stephanie is one of the few teachers who helped get me started. I'm definitely signing up for more future lessons
September 30, 2019
Ali
Stephanie is a great teacher! She is extremely knowledgeable in vocal technique and I learned so much from her! She helped me a lot with breath support and strengthening my tone! I would highly recommend her for voice lessons for all age ranges and all genres!

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Vince
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"Denise is the best!!! She is punctual, she genuinely cares about her student's vocal health, she has very solid techniques and teaches them well, and on t
op of that, she has a great taste for music. I am learning so much from her every single lesson. At least try her class once, it might change your singing life forever <3 Best of luck on your singing journey, dear whoever is reading this review!! Try Denise and you will not be disappointed!"
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kelsey
"Laura was wonderful with my daughter, she is very professional and personalized her lesson expertly."
Emily
"Jon is an excellent teacher. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to repertoire ideas for ALL voice types.

What I appreciate most is his sensiti
vity to your goals, and the fact that he is able to come up with a plan to reach said goals. He always has a clear idea in mind of the destination of each goal, while also being flexible and attentive to figuring out which exercises work best for each student's needs & levels.

He has a great ear, and is able to correct and answer vocal questions or concerns. I always appreciate checking in with him when I have a question or when I'm excited to celebrate when I've had a break through in vocal technique.

His love of music and helping students connect to their voices is evident. I'm proud to work with someone who not only has credentials from some of the top music schools & programs in the country, but is also eager to share this knowledge with each of his students.

You will work hard, but also have fun. He is generous in the way he helps each student learn to prepare their music (studying, learning, memorizing) and work on their technique.

Students at every level should reach out to Jon. Share your goals, work hard, and I hope you also experience of joy of growing as not only a musician, but also an artist, as a result of working with him."
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Katheryne
"Great first lesson! I feel like I learned a lot about technique and pronunciation. I get really nervous to sing in front of people but Erin made me feel c
omfortable. I definitely recommend her if you want to not only sing better but also learn the lingo, techniques, and theory. Looking forward to our next lesson :)"
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Vilma
"Very knowledgeable, talented and patient."
Samantha
"Great first lesson."
JANELLI
"Great teacher ! My daughter has learned alot and looks forward to every lesson."
Oswaldo
"It has been both a pleasure and a blessing for me to have Ms. Collver as my voice instructor. Within the first two lessons she was able to immediately rec
ognize what we needed to work on the most in order to bring out the best of my voice and so she created a well developed plan that we have been productively working on. Furthermore, Ms. Collver, does a great job at making one comfortable and confident every step of the progress by making sure each concept she teaches is firmly grasped."
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