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Popular Opera Voice Teachers Serving Gridley

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About Laura K.

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New York, NY
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Opera is my first love, and I love helping students learn and experience their voices for the first time in this beautiful art form. I also have a keen ear for experienced singers, and have a holistic approach to singing and breathing to help iron out problems in the voice.

About Laura
Music is definitely the universal language, and there isn't a genre I don't love; it's important to me that that aspect be brought to lessons, as well! From humble New Jersey beginnings to an opera career, I've seen the power of what music can do!

Whether it's opera, musical theater, folk, rock, or just public speaking, anything YOU love to do, I would love to teach you! Having taught all ages and levels, from first graders to adults, from someone who's never sung a note in his or her life to semi-professionals, I cater my lessons to what YOU as a student need and are interested in.

Lessons shouldn't be a chore - I like to foster an environment you look forward to being a part of! I also think that music, like any sport, is hard work, and takes seriously practice; even hobbies take concentration and application! I understand and can
work with many schedules and work loads, but I expect my students to put at least half the effort into their lessons that I do!
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Teresita June 17, 2018
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She is awesome! Very professional. I had fun learning with her. She’s great! I love the way she tech me.
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Megan October 15, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Laura is a great teacher! Her lessons are fun and super helpful. Would definitely recommend.
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Mimi October 11, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Laura is a wonderful voice instructor! You can tell that she is very knowledgeable about music and voice overall. She makes my lessons very fun, but also informative at the same time. They are not just technical lessons about how to sing. Laura incorporates different teaching styles to accommodate her students' way of learning, and also works with you on the style of music you prefer. The only thing I hope for more of out of my lessons is to have more time singing, but I am a beginner and Laura makes sure you strengthen your foundations first in order to support your voice!
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Laura K.

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About Jacob S.

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Orlando, FL

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Vocal performance technique, knowledge and experience.

About Jacob
B.A. in music, currently pursuing Master of Arts in Music Composition, and I have been teaching lessons for 15 years. I am a professional Singer, Composer and Piano/Voice Teacher. I have coached students to the Voice and taught completely tone-deaf priests to sing.

I teach students with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. If you just want to learn a couple of songs on the piano or you would like to become a studied musician, I can help you achieve your goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to learn the basics of music technique. I encourage students to work hard and I advise regular practice to accomplish goals. Along with weekly assignments, students choose songs they want to study because music is also about having fun!

*** Student Equipment needed for lesson*** for online lessons a computer with microphon
e and speakers, and access to the internet. Piano or voice instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I am classically trained and incorporate this training in all aspects of my teaching. I am familiar with all music styles of jazz, rock, pop etc and can teach any level and any age. I would be happy two teach 2 or more siblings at a discounted rate, just ask me about teaching your kids lessons back to back!
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Nikisha S. June 29, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Jacob was a great instructor. He was very kind and class time was very productive! He is a very positive teacher and highly recommended!
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Afnan A. February 24, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Jacob is awesome. Super caring and understanding regardless of what level you're at.
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Renita Q. October 12, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Aaron was very pleased with the singing lessons.
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About Nicholas M.

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San Jose, CA
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Operatic Voice Lessons may include the following...

+ Vocal warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs/arias to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in singing and teaching Art Song, Choral works and Opera/Concert Arias.

About Nicholas
Nicholas M. is available to give voice and piano lessons in-home and in-studio.

What to expect in a voice lesson:

Vocal warm-ups
Technique and style development
Selected songs to practice
A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

Nicholas' Choral Experience:

Past Conductors:
Dr. Sharlene Archibeque, Dr. Amanda Quist, Lou De La Rosa, Daniel Hughes and Dr. Jeffrey Benson.

Past Choir Concert Tours:
Europe 2005 with De La Rosa and 2010 with Dr Quist.
"Star Wars in Concert" October 2009 (Sacramento and San Jose)
"€œAndrea Bocelli in Concert"€ November 2012 (San Jose)
"The Rolling Stones 50 and Counting Tour" May 2013 (Oakland and San Jose)

Other Productions:
Eric Whitacre€™s "Virtual Choir"€ (Beta, 1, 2, 3)

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice and Piano Lessons

+ Vocal and/or piano warm-up exercises
+ Technique and style development
+ Selected songs to practice
+ A recorded copy of the lesson to review and practice with.

As a private instructor, Nicholas seeks to develop students of his own to build excellent technique that they may become confident and comfortable singers and pianists in any style they desire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano Keyboard with Music Stand.
Piano and Vocal Song Books
Lesson Recording Device

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a selection of music books to read from, a piano keyboard if the student does not have one, and a lesson recording device. Students may provide any music they wish to work on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in singing and teaching Art Song and Opera/Concert Arias.
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ZHIBO Z. April 26, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Nicholas is a really patient teacher in the first class.
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Sheri S January 19, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Nick coached my daughter, Ann, through her South Bay Teen Idol Competition, in which she was a finalist. Ann was competing against singers with more years of experience, but the superior quality of Nick's instruction enabled her to be competitive.
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Nathan October 8, 2018
· Singing · In home
He is great with teaching
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Nicholas M.

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About Gfire

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Austin, TX

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I have a degree in Vocal Performance and I have taught Opera Voice for over 22 years with my unique "Yoga for the Voice" method. I am personally a lyric soprano, but I have taught coloratura soprano, mezzo soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone, and bass voice.

About Gfire
Gfire has been teaching and performing music full-time for over 17 years. Based in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World," she offers voice, piano, songwriting, yoga, folk guitar, and DJ'ing lessons to students from 5-105 and she specializes in sculpting her lessons to the strengths and desires of each individual student. Her students range from beginning to advanced levels, and they sing and play a multitude of musical styles, including classical, pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, musical theater, blues and more.

Gfire loves to share her talents with her students. She prides herself on instilling a "sense of mastery" to each of her singing and piano students, no matter on which level they are. The students come away with a real sense of knowing their songs and their instruments inside out an
d with a real sense of confidence in their musicianship. Plus they have a lot of fun as they make musical progress!

Gfire is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and "Yoga for the Voice" innovator. She has released 4 CDs of all-original music and is currently working on her 5th CD, to be released in 2015.

As a teacher, Gfire works with students of all levels and all areas of interest. In October 2007, Gfire became the only vocal teacher in the Western Hemisphere to gain full certification in the Science of Singing, developed by Ernest G. White of London, England. Her unique voice training program, entitled "Yoga for the Voice," combines this knowledge of the Science of Singing with ancient yoga breathing techniques. This technique allows each voice student to develop a "vocal tune-up" for the voice AND to discover what the natural singing range is and how to use the voice as effectively as possible. With the internet SKYPE technology, Gfire teaches voice students all over the world, from Switzerland to the U.K. to New Zealand to New York.

Her vocal students have sung in touring rock bands, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, in successful auditions, in karaoke clubs, in coffee houses and folk clubs, at weddings and for their own enjoyment amongst family and friends. Whatever level of singing training you wish to acquire, she will show you the way to achieve it!

Gfire was also the main voice instructor and one of 3 main piano teachers at the Austin branch of Mars Music (now defunct) for 3 1/2 years. In addition to her vocal study and innovation, she has studied piano with top classical and jazz pianists, studied songwriting with Pat Pattison of Berklee College in Boston, gotten her full yoga teaching certification in 2004 and DJ'd at clubs and parties worldwide. For eight years straight - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - she has won the prestigious ASCAPlus Award for professional songwriting.

As a singer-songwriter, Gfire continues to write, record and perform with some of the best musicians and engineers in the world, including engineer Stuart Sullivan (Willie Nelson, Sublime, Meat Puppets, etc.), Hammond organ player Ian McLagen (Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart), cellist John Hagen (Lyle Lovett), fiddle/mandolin player Warren Hood (The Waybacks), bassist George Reiff (Ray Wylie Hubbard) and banjo picker Danny Barnes (Bad Livers, Dave Matthews).

Gfire's original songs have been played on over 200 radio and television stations worldwide. She has toured in over half of the fifty states, plus the U.K. and Canada.

*** Lesson Details ***
NEW - Gfire is now available to teach WORLDWIDE via SKYPE or FaceTime - so you can have a music lesson in the privacy of your own home!!

Voice lessons - I have created a unique and wonderful vocal method, "Yoga for the Voice," which combines ancient yoga breathing exercises with special vocal exercises to give you a "complete vocal tune-up." These techniques are simple, effective and easily-learned by any student of the voice, from about age 5-105. I love to help you learn to apply these wonderful techniques to learning the songs you wish to learn - whether they are pop, r 'n' b, folk, singer-songwriter, rock, country, opera, musical theater, jazz, etc. "Yoga for the Voice" is just as effective for professional speakers, such as teachers, lawyers, clergymen or actors - we just use a range of notes that is smaller than a singer's range, and we focus on using your speaking voice as effectively and efficiently as possible.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the "breath of fire" and "one-minute breath" - the BEST yoga breaths for singers!
2. master the "sinus humming exercises" - identifying where EACH note in your range originates in your own head
3. master the "full-body exercises" - traditional singing exercises on "mah, mee, moh, moo, meh" - so that you can move easily between your chest voice, middle voice, and head voice
4. master 2-10 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song - being able to sing each song in TUNE, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
5. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Piano lessons - I teach a wide range of piano styles at levels from beginner to early advanced, beginning around age 5. Whether you want to learn classical, rock, blues, country, boogie-woogie, or other styles of piano and keyboard playing, I will sculpt your lesson plan so that you have a great foundation in technique AND you learn the styles and songs you wish to play.

In 3-6 months, you will be able to:

1. master the Leschetizky, hand massage, and isometric warm-up exercises - the BEST piano warm-ups!
2. depending on your level, master Hanon exercises 1-12, major and minor scales, major and minor arpeggios
3. for beginners, you will be able to play with BOTH hands on the treble and bass clefs - at the same time!!
4. master the I-IV-V progression in 3-12 keys, depending on your level - so that you can play blues, rock, country, boogie-woogie, and ragtime songs!!
5. master 4-20 songs or more, depending on your level and the level of difficulty of each song (classical songs tend to take more time to master) - being able to play each song with great technique, with feeling, and having a blast doing it!!
6. if you wish, you can perform your song(s) at one of my voice and piano recitals - on a REAL Austin stage!!

Songwriting lessons - I will teach you how to create a great song, in the style you wish to write in. Country songs, pop songs, rock tunes, r'n' b, folk, etc. - all of these genres have "unwritten rules" about how to put together an effective song. We will utilize special songwriting exercises and tools to help you learn to be a wonderful songwriter.

DJ lessons - I teach beat matching, turntable fine-tuning and repertoire selection to help you become the DJ you aspire to be. I own crates and crates of vinyl records and CDs, and I have DJ'd all over the world to enthusiastic crowds, so I can teach you to attain a real joy and skill in the art of turntablism.

Yoga lessons - I am a fully KRI-certified yoga teacher and I can help you develop a valuable yoga routine to help you achieve your health and relaxation goals. We will choose from literally hundreds of exercises and breathing techniques specifically geared to your needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools mBox PRO Full Recording Studio
Yamaha U1 Upright Piano
Shure SM 58 Microphone
Shure SM 57 Microphone
Korg microKorg Synthesizer
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann TLM 103 Microphone
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Nord Lead Synthesizer
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
West African Djembe
MacBook Pro Computer
Universal Audio LA-610 Pre-amp
2 Technics 1200 Professional DJ Turntables
American DJ Pro-Scratch 1 Professional CDJ
Rane MP22 DJ Mixer
Mogami Professional Audio Cables

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha M06 Synthesizer
Yamaha StagePas 300 PA System
Neumann KMS 105 Microphone
Macintosh Laptop Computer

*** Specialties ***
music, singing, piano, songwriting, DJ'ing, yoga, folk guitar

I have developed "Yoga for the Voice" - a combination of my 18 years of studying and receiving certification in the "Science of Singing" (as taught by Ernest George White of London, England) and my 10 years experience and certification in yoga, specifically ancient yoga breathing techniques. I will work with voice students as young as 4 and as old as they want to go! Voice lessons span all styles and all levels - pop, rock, r 'n' b, country, folk, singer-songwriter, opera, classical, musical theater, etc. from beginner to advanced. Generally beginning around age 7.

Piano - levels beginner to early advanced, most styles, including classical, rock, pop, folk, country, singer-songwriter, blues and boogie-woogie. Generally beginning around age 5.

Songwriting - all popular styles, including rock, pop, folk, country, blues, singer-songwriter, r 'n' b, etc.

DJ'ing - all basic DJ methods, including beat matching, turntable basics and repertoire selection.

Yoga - yoga breathing AND physical exercises, depending on the needs and wants of the student.

Folk guitar - finger picking and accompaniment skills for folk singers.

In piano, I specialize in teaching students who want to play a wide variety of music - classical, pop, rock, country, blues, etc. I begin with piano students who are 5 years of age and older, as long as they have the requisite attention span.

In songwriting, I specialize in teaching students methods of developing popular songs - pop, r 'n' b, country, rock, folk, etc.

In DJ'ing, I specialize in basic beatmatching and repertoire selection.

And in yoga, I specialize in tailoring the yogic needs of the student - whether she/he wishes to work on stretching, breathing, abdominal strengthening, etc.
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Rick C. July 4, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Very knowledgeable. Very patient. Amazingly helpful. Would highly recommend.
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Magdalene R. September 23, 2018
· Piano · In studio
G-Fire worked well with all three of our children. She was able to meet them at their level while keeping the lessons productive and challenging. G-Fire is a very gifted teacher!
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Roxana C. August 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
my 5yr old son's very 1st piano teacher and his love and knowledge for the piano has increased so much. gfire is very patient w/ his young wandering mind. would highly recommend.
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About Mikayla B.

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Pleasant Grove, UT

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I have been trained in opera, and have competed in many competitions with opera arias. I have also performed in a few operas myself. Opera is for students who have already learned the fundamentals of signing, and are ready to move onto this specific style of singing.

About Mikayla
I started my formal music education at just three years old. That early education was invaluable in training my musical ear, and I now have excellent pitch. I started my extensive training in vocal performance at the age of 8, and have been trained in classical, opera, and musical theater in both legit and belt/mix. I have performed in over 30 musical theater productions and two operatic productions. Some of my favorite credits include La Carlotta (Phantom of the Opera), Eliza (My Fair Lady), Mrs. Potts and The Wardrobe (Beauty and the Beast), The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), and Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte).

As a youth, I performed with the Utah Children’s Choir and Pleasant Grove Jr. High’s choir. I then went on to perform with the award-winning Pleasant Grove Chamber Choir while in High School, and the BYU Women’s Chorus in
college. I competed in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) from 2008-2014 and placed each year in both Classical and Musical Theater Legit. In 2013, I competed in the Classical Singer Competition in Boston and placed in the top 10 in the nation. In 2011, I was asked to perform in the Tour of American Young Artists to China. I performed in Beijing, as well as several outlying Chinese cities.

As well as singing, I am an accomplished flutist, and I enjoy playing the piano. I love to draw, sew and craft during my free time. I played Volleyball in high school, was on the swim team, and I absolutely love horseback riding.

I have an outgoing personality, and am excellent at helping others feel comfortable. It is my goal to not only help you learn to sing, but also to feel comfortable performing for others. I absolutely love singing and performing myself, and I am excited to help you reach your musical potential!
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Tiffany B. May 16, 2019
· Singing · Online
Mikayla has been wonderful with my daughter, she has enjoyed working with her. Mikayla is easy to reach and is in excellant contact with us.
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Allison B. April 11, 2019
· Singing · Online
Looking forward to to continuing to work together, 4 stars because of video trouble not because of Mikayla.
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Claire March 14, 2019
· Broadway Singing · Online
Mikayla was a very kind and knowledgeable teacher. My daughter had a negative experience with a past voice teacher, and was very nervous about taking another singing class at all. Mikayla eased her fears and she is again eager to participate in voice lessons. Thank you so much!
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About Rashida B.

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Marietta, GA

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With more than 20 years or training under my belt, I want to make sure that my students to learn how to communicate and express themselves through music. I believe that you can learn and have fun at the same time. I place a particular emphasis on the actual performance, expressive understanding of music, and interpretation. I teach all genres of music and specialize in audition preparation and vocal dynamics. It’s not enough to just stand up and sing if you can’t express the emotions that a song is trying to convey. Music is meant to make people feel something, and your vocal performance should do the same. I can help you do that and so much more.

About Rashida
I have studied voice for over 20 years and I have extensive training and performance experience with classical, gospel, jazz, and musical theater, as well as art songs. I have a bachelors of music from Oberlin Conservatory and have performed in countless plays, musicals, gospel church choirs and toured overseas.

Who I want to work with:
I’m accepting all levels of students from beginner to advanced. My lessons are highly individualized towards a student’s learning style, vocal abilities, and level of comprehension. I want to work with students who are interested in learning how to sing using proper vocal technique, no matter the genre and who truly want to express themselves through music. I am a firm believer that proper technique and thoughtful vocal maintenance is the key to to creating longevity and overall vocal health and strength
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About Jack L.

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Morristown, NJ
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Are you a beginning student looking to find your own voice? Or a more seasoned performer looking to brush up your technique? Singing in a journey of self-exploration and hopefully fun! I am excited to start that journey together! I have several years of teaching experience teaching almost all genres. I am most excited about working with beginning students and helping them start their musical and vocal development. I am an experienced opera performer and but really enjoy performing musical theater and country as well.

All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student with an emphasis on musical skills and vocal technique! Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Jack
I am a singer & voice teacher specializing in classical voice and broadway! I recently graduated from Yale with my degree in music where I performed in numerous musical and operatic productions. Professionally, I have performed across the US and the UK as a soloist in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Tanglewood Music Center.

As a teacher, I look to foster a love of music and singing in all of my students. Learning to sing is not only learning proper technique and the correct notes but also learning how to be comfortable in your own skin and finding your own voice. I am most fond of teaching beginning students and helping them to find their start on their vocal journey.

My teaching is extremely flexible to meet the needs of the student but always contains the following elements: an emphasis not only on vocal
technique but also musicianship skills (such as musical literacy), a no nonsense factual approach to how your voice works, and most importantly fun!
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About Wesley M.

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Chicago, IL
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Singing shouldn't be difficult and taxing on your voice. I value proper vocal technique and approach it the same way a physical trainer would approach an athlete. I will equip you with warm ups, tools and the skill so you are able to produce a free and natural voice in whatever genre you choose.

About Wesley
By day I teach K-5th grade music and by night I rock it out playing piano bar gigs or the music I write myself. In 2014 I struggled teaching all week and then losing my voice for weekend gigs. I began studying with two great voice teachers who gave me the tools needed to become the great performer and teacher I am today.

I graduated from Illinois State University in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in music education. I continue to study vocal pedagogy and geek out on how the voice works and finding the right solutions for all students.
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Wesley M.

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