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Popular Classical Voice Teachers Serving Martinsville

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About Molly M.

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Schaumburg, IL

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Beginner/intermediate classical for teens as well.

About Molly
I have been teaching for 17 years: kids, teens-even beginner vocalists in their seventies! Rockers, an "Idol" finalist, church musicians, lapsed opera singers, preschoolers. ...these are just a few of singers I have worked with, in person, in the classroom, and ONLINE (I just love teaching singers all over the country and the world!) .

What you get in voice lessons with me: laughter as you learn! I have learned solid classical vocal technique from the very best . I have trained with respected opera singers who have performed with companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as leaders in vocal pedagogy. I believe everyone deserves the same useful tools- no matter what it is you like to sing!

I am patient and customize each and every lesson. Need more time on ear training? No problem . How about beginning music theory? I can
help with that,too. Are you feeling more confident, and want to focus more on song polishing and getting into the heart of your songs? Let's do it! Confidence an issue? I am a pro with very shy people. I'll get you out of your shell, relaxed, and having fun right away so we can free that voice of yours! I have worked with many singers who have been diagnosed with anxiety: you're in good hands and you can trust me with your voice.

I am also a drama teacher who has worked with groups as well as individuals. I love working with beginning acting students! I'll assist with monologue prep, improvisation, voice for the stage, body awareness, and more. I love being on stage and want you to see how fun it is to jump in and let go,too!

I am a constant student in the world of theatre. I have taken many courses with the Drama Teacher Academy, received a certificates in monologue, improv and musical theatre techniques. I want my students to have as many skills as possible, no matter where their love for theatre or music takes them.

In progress: certification to become an Ultimate Music Theory instructor for both individuals and groups, children , teen, and adult!

If you're interested in beginner ear training or music theory, I'd love to help you with that as well. I present it in a no-nonsense and fun manner! I'll provide you with simple worksheets to increase your confidence in learning the language of music, as well as run you through increasingly challenging patterns and sight reading for the ear training. Don't be afraid: I make it easy and customize it all. I used to be scared of theory,too- so I know what works!

I have been singing for over 20 years. Performances with the Lira Ensemble and Opera on Tap Chicago, and in master classes with international opera stars Alan Held and Lorna Haywood. Coaching with Collaborative Works Chicago and Rossini Opera Festival.

Studies in Rock Vocals, Voice Care, Improvisational Comedy, Holistic Voice, Acting, Foreign languages, Dalcroze, Speaking Voice for Singers, , Commercial Vocal Styles/Belting with Lisa Popeil, teacher mentoring workshop with Maestro David Jones. Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Millikin University.

Additional workshops in Vocal Pedagogy with David Sabella-Mills, Dr. Karen Prokop, Melissa Cross (the queen of healthy scream technique and author of the Zen of Screaming!), Sheri Sanders ( Rock the Audition training), and Chicago Cabaret Professionals.

Certified CoreSinging Instructor- one of only a few in the U.S. trained by Meribeth Dayme, PhD, respected clinician and authority in vocal pedagogy and author of "The Singing Book".

Completed John Henny's New Science of Singing course as well as Nate Plummer's Musical Theater Coaching course, and Dr. Shannon Coates' "Vocal Instrument 101". I'm a student, too, and want to better serve my students by constant study!

My students do a variety of great things! One was a top 12 "American Idol" finalist. Current students perform in musicals, top rated choirs, and professional rock , jazz,and blues bands. Many have won awards for their singing at competitions such as NATS. Students of mine have also been accepted to prestigious performing arts high schools for both drama and music, as well as undergraduate music programs in the US and Europe.

Proud member of NATS and the Speakeasy Cooperative, a professional group of independent voice teachers.

I think if you can speak, you can sing. Everyone can and should sing! Don't let anything hold you back. I am a people person that is very passionate about music and singing, and want to be the teacher you'll trust with your voice. Come laugh and learn with me!

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I teach in person ( Schaumburg, Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) and online via Zoom, FaceTime or TakeLessons Classroom, of course!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sing and See Software. Additional materials I use: Funky n' Fun Vocal Exercises, Estelle Liebling Vocal Methods, Bona and Dannhauser for sight-reading, Full Voice workbooks for young and serious singers!

*** Specialties ***
Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Very young singers. Lapsed singers, and seniors. Post-menopausal voices, adolescent voices. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities, anxiety, special needs, and victims of abuse. Have also worked with the LGBTQ community and studied with experts in transgender voice .I also love to give workshops!
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Fabian L. July 8, 2019
· Opera Voice · Online
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Shelby July 3, 2019
· Speaking Voice · Online
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Heather June 10, 2019
· Child Acting · Online
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About Susan F.

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Carlsbad, CA
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When I started singing in junior high, I accompanied myself with the guitar. Then I went on to study voice privately and learned correct Classical and Belle Canto styles of singing. I've studied for many years and continue to sing and learn, using the best techniques of singing Classical as well as every other style of music. Currently I have a student who has gone on to study to be an Opera Singer and she is doing splendidly!

About Susan
My primary focus is teaching the best and most effective Vocal Techniques to students of all ages and backgrounds. I also teach Acoustic Guitar and finger picking. My teaching includes the Orff and Suzuki methods of music for Children. My primary focus is on teaching singing and I have been teaching beginning to advanced Voice, as well as beginning to intermediate acoustic guitar privately for over 25 years. My students perform in recitals at least twice a year. They also participate in local Broadway productions and Musicals for C.Y.T., Coast Kids, Moonlight Theatre, Escondido Center for The Arts, J Company, and Star Theatre Productions. Students also are involved with Classical, Choral, Gospel, Pop and Rock performing. Along with these venues, students perform for talent shows at their schools, sing in bands, and perform locally at thei
r favorite venues. Many of my students have gone on to sing professionally and I currently teach Artists with ongoing careers.

My motto is learn to sing the "Easy, Natural Way". I teach the very best techniques, so vocalizing is not strained or difficult. My main focus is on teaching good "placement" of the sound, using the best ways to secure breath support and control, as well as good stage presence. Dealing with stage fright is always addressed, whether the singer wants to sing just for themselves, or audition for Musical Theatre productions. Styles range from pop to rock and opera.
I teach students of ALL AGES and work with every style or genre of music. Having spearheaded the Music program at the local YMCA has been a special treat in my teaching career!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach using a piano for learning vocal exercises and good techniques. I also have an acoustic Guitar that I use to teach my students how to play and learn good finger picking and strumming techniques. Using a computer is always employed, to pull up songs on YouTube, so students can choose what they would like to work on. Karaoke versions are used as well, for further training purposes.

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When I teach at a student's home, I bring my Guitar with me, if they're studying this instrument. It is helpful for a student to have a piano or keyboard for me to teach voice, but I do have a keyboard I can bring if none is available. Having a computer close by is very helpful, to get the most out of the lesson as is possible.

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I specialize in helping people who have created possible "bad habits" in their singing techniques. "Placement" and breathing, or "support", are of key importance. When good techniques are used, just about anyone can learn to sing beautifully. I also work with all ages, having background with Children, as well as teens, middle age, and elderly vocalists. Singing is universal, so every ethnicity is included in my student roster. If someone wants to learn to play the acoustic Guitar, this is always a plus, to accompany ones-self, or to focus on the instrument on it's own. Singing and playing should be "easy" and this is the approach I take in teaching.
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Kim September 13, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
We had a wonderful time and I am in a new level of playing guitar after 5 weeks. Thanks Susan!
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Emma April 28, 2017
· Singing · In studio
My daughter loved her first lesson. Susan was great with her. Looking forward to seeing her progress!
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Martin January 13, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Susan is a gifted teacher who brings out the best in her pupils. She is always very positive.
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About Mia R.

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Norfolk, MA

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Including warm-ups, repertoire, vocal technique, performance practice, breathing, phonation, pitch, diction, and musicality.

About Mia
I am a professional singer and actress with opera and musical theater credits. Singing is my passion! I love to sing, and I LOVE to teach others to sing! The human voice is the most natural instrument of all, and helping others to bring out the beauty of the natural instrument that lies within them is something to which I am very devoted. I like to make students feel comfortable and at ease in lessons, and you will find that I am very warm and friendly!

Every student is unique, with their own strengths, their own areas for improvement, and their own preference for certain styles of singing. I can help you find what style makes your heart sing!

I have a broad range of credits, including the Broadway National Tour of Fiddler On The Roof with Theodore Bikel (Tzeitel understudy), and Off-Broadway in Fiorello (Marie) and The Rose Ta
ttoo (Flora). Among my many regional credits are Oliver at the Chiswick Park Theater in Sudbury, MA (Nancy), Camelot with Noel Harrison at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, MA (Nimue/Guinevere understudy), and Is There Life After High School with Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Sharon Lawrence at the Burt Reynolds Theater in Jupiter, FL. I currently hold the post of Soloist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Needham, and am a Guest Soloist for The Mother Church in Boston. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where I had four amazing years working with the head of the Music Theatre program, the brilliant and innovative director, Worth Gardner, and music director, Oscar Kosarin. I have received additional training with many renowned pedagogues, including American actress and theatre director, Suzanne Shepherd, New York City, lyric soprano, Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Sondra Kelly, and coaches Arlene Shrut from the Juilliard School, Michelle Alexander with Boston Lyric Opera, conductor Gary Wedow, as well as Roger Malouf with the Metropolitan Opera.
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Himali July 11, 2019
· Singing · In home
She is amazing as a teacher and a singer. I was looking for formal training to advance in my singing and understand what I am doing wrong. And Mia have helped me so much in just 3 classes. As a singer I felt stuck and wanted to advance my skills and I was very doubtful of teachers but I can say with confidence Mia is the perfect teacher for me. She makes it so comfortable for me to explore my voice and range. So far everything she has taught me has helped me realize my mistakes that were holding me back from singing at my best. She is also very accommodating in terms of class schedule. I always look forward to my class with her.
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Neil I. March 13, 2019
· Singing · In studio
My first time it was amazing the way she taught is great and really i encouraged every one specially beginner she is the ideal one to choose.
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Steve April 7, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Outstanding! I feel very lucky to have Mia as a teacher. She cares very much about you as a singer and a person. Mia has a warming personality that makes you feel comfortable during your lessons. She is obviously passionate about singing and passionate about teaching singing. I feel extremely confident I will get to where I want to be as a singer. She has already exceeds my expectations. Amazing!
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About Jameson T.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I am an experienced musician and performer with a variety of teaching skills gained over 20 years of study and action. Lessons in my studio are about so much more than just learning to sing a song or write music. Students are instilled with business knowledge, work ethic, and confidence so that they can truly accomplish whatever they set their minds to. We go deep and focus on how to develop new mental and physical habits that can help the student better express his/herself. We work hard on a curriculum that is specifically catered to the student's needs, and of course, is fun too!

I've worked with students from ages 6-65, with varying backgrounds and interests. From complete beginners to professional performing artists. All students are guaranteed to see improvement in their technical skills within the first month of lessons. Let's do this!

About Jameson
Jameson is a recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon, and holds a BA in Theater Arts, Music and Business.

As a vocalist, Jameson sings regularly in a wide variety of styles. He has studied the Alexander Method, Body Mapping, Singing by Speaking Voice, and Vowel Isolation as well as the application of this technical work through text and emotion. He completed the classical vocal performance pedagogy and created an extended fusion technique for Gospel, Pop and Musical Theater singing which utilizes similar principals. As an actor, his training includes work with both the Stanislavski Method, Meisner Technique, Shakespeare and Lyric Performance, Clowning, Improvisation, Dance/Movement for actors, and exposure to Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg's work. Jameson has also writ
ten three fully produced musicals for the stage, and continues to write and produce blues and pop music.
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Pearson August 10, 2017
· Broadway Singing · In studio
Firstly, Jameson is not a voice teacher for money. I do not know anyone who genuinely loves music and singing more than him. Jameson's passion for performing is evident from the moment you meet him. His rates are very reasonable considering the top-notch quality of the lessons. He focuses on the fundamentals of releasing your authentic voice rather than specialized techniques to mimic other performers. He listens carefully to your thoughts and feelings throughout each lesson, adjusting accordingly. He challenges you to express how your body is working with your vocals after each try so that you are able to be aware of your voice outside of lessons as well. He ensures that the lesson is fun and fast-paced so that you can feel great strides in vocal improvement with each time.
Thanks to Jameson, my voice has been freed. I sing strongly, with control, and with passion any chance I get. The confidence Jameson has giving me in my singing voice is quite honestly, priceless.
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Isaiah August 10, 2017
· Singing · In studio
"Jameson is incredible. During my junior year of high school I was not selected for the All State Choir and it devastated me. Jameson was a fairly new vocal teacher in the area and was so accommodating to me when I reached out. Under his guidance I was able to further my confidence as a singer and a performer. Jameson's focused optimism really drove me to push myself. I am so thankful for my time with him and I would recommend him to any student who is ready for the "next step" but isn't quite sure where to go."
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Tristan August 10, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
"Before Jameson, I had tried out a few other vocal coaches that worked for semi large companies. These vocal coaches only focused on making each individual song sound good, but didn’t actually help me improve my voice at all. This wasn’t what I was looking for. However, my first lesson with Jameson was eye opening. I remember on the very first day he got me to come out of my shell and make my voice do things it hadn’t done before! I remember being amazed at the vocal range that Jameson helped me uncover and the different ways to help give my breath support; allowing my vocal chords to resonate smoothly and on key. Not only did he give me coaching in both pop and classical, but he gave me confidence in my voice and many opportunities to showcase what I had learned.
Other than the concerts that Jameson sets up himself, he also gave me an opportunity to try out for The Voice. This experience was one of a kind! It was a several day experience where me and a select few other people came to the Tabor Studio and worked on our songs together with multiple coaches to critique our voices so that we would improve for the following day when we actually got to professionally record the songs that we practiced to send to the voice! In addition to this, Jameson helped me place top 10 in the final for Portland Teen Idol, which hosted a few hundred singers. All in all, I regret nothing about my relationship with Jameson. If someone was looking for a vocal coach, Jameson Tabor would be the first person that I would point to."
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About Christiaan S.

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New York, NY

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Learn how the pros do it!

If you want to learn pop, I'll teach you the same techniques used by Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, and more... because I study with their teacher!

If you want to learn Opera, learn to tackle any audition, gig, or recording session just like Marilyn Horne did. I've got exercises from teachers at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and from Marilyn Horne herself to get you right on top of your game!

I've been singing professionally for 16 years. I've sung my own show at Carnegie Hall. I was Gaston in the national tour of Beauty and the Beast and I never missed one of our 326 shows. I can get you on the Gaston regimen in as little as one lesson.

Please message me with your availability and describe your goals before you purchase a lesson.

About Christiaan
Christiaan is a multi-talented performer in theater, opera, and pop music. He played Gaston in the Broadway tour of Beauty and the Beast. Something of a bad boy, he was kicked out of Opera School for singing jazz, yet he went on to earn three music degrees, and work with opera legend Marilyn Horne and avant-garde composer Jake Heggie. Now he's in New York studying with Lady Gaga's teacher and singing his own arrangements of Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and John Mayer at Carnegie Hall while writing and recording pop songs in Nashville and the U.K. Look for his new single That's When You Know.

Christiaan enjoys seeing people succeed, so his approach to teaching is a combination of play and practice. Ultimately we sing because we want to bring people joy, yet to do so, we must hone our talents to perfection. By mixing the joy of music with disci
pline, we achieve our greatest dreams.
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Sarathi .. June 23, 2019
· Singing · In studio
I just had my first lesson with Christiaan. He was amazing. Gentle, very positive, and really good at observing and figuring out my strengths and weaknesses. He's also inspired me to learn with his love of music and thoughtful approach.
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Daniel June 19, 2019
· Ableton · In home
I was blown away by his knowledge and assessment of the skills I should prioritize. My mind was blown several times. Excellent pedagogy and very personable!
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Emily November 25, 2018
· Singing · In home
I've had a great experience taking lessons with Christiaan! I've had about 10 lessons total now. As someone who doesn't have a background singing, I was definitely a bit nervous going into it, but that didn't last long -- Christiaan's friendly and extremely talented. I especially appreciate that he provides context about posture, history, anatomy, etc. and that he took time early on to learn about my goals. Last but not least, I'm happy with my results so far!
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About Kwame S.

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Belleville, IL

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Do you have a passion for singing? Singing lessons are all specially customized to suit the needs of the student. I posses five years of vocal teaching from ages five to fifty and over twenty years being a singer myself. Lessons would comprise of learning music theory, ear training, sight singing, and more. You will be singing your favorite radio hits in no time.

About Kwame
Hello, my name is Kwame. I have been a musician for over twenty years. I started out in music when I was in grade school and have continued my musical journey throughout my adulthood. I have five years of experience teaching a wide range of age groups. Adjacent to being a musician, I am also a singer and songwriter. I have been involved with many of local and semi-professional bands in the surrounding area and perform from time to time as a solo artist or with a group. My mission as a musical teacher is to preserve the art of making music and pass it down as it was taught to me. I feel music is a very necessary element that makes the world go round!
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Deanna January 20, 2019
· Singing · In home
I was very pleased with my lessons. I learned a lot and Kwame was very patient and helpful. I like the progression of the lessons and feel like at this rate I will be where I want to be vocally in no time at all.
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Isabelle January 20, 2019
· Piano · In home
Kwame is a great instructor!! He is knowledgeable about the craft he teaches and is great at explaining things in a comprehensible manner. My daughter is young, and his teaching method provided her with the skills and confidence to learn you how play. She went from not liking to play as much to not being able to stay away from a piano.
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Antonio January 13, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Kwame is super nice and easy to work with
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About Ebony C.

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Atlanta, GA
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When making music and coaching clients, I rely on these central philosophies: "know yourself" and "be authentic." I keep these notions at the forefront of my mind whenever I craft a lyric or step into a vocal booth.
Since 2000, I’ve been working as a Vocal Coaching Professional who specializes in helping people identify their unique vocal style. 14 of those years I spent at Jan Smith Studios where I trained, in addition to vocal clients, incoming vocal coaches and earned the title of Master Vocal Coach. I had and opportunity to serve clients who were at the beginning stages of artist development as well as clients who were on tour, in the midst of recording projects, or prepping for a television role. Because I consider singing a "full body sport" what I find to be true across the board is, self-awareness increases vocal mastery 100% of the time. When you become conscious of patterns and habits and their effectiveness in your vocal performance, you begin to awaken your natural problem

About Ebony
A native of San Diego, California, Ebony grew up in a large family where her four siblings, as well as eleven aunts and uncles, all sang. She discovered her own voice at age three when her mother, a gospel singer, encouraged her to sing in front of their church. Ebony accompanied her mother’s gospel group on tours around the country, and was competing in local talent shows by age twelve. At sixteen she performed as a soloist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and won first place in the gospel category at the California Teen Vocalists Competition.

Ebony enrolled as a Music Major at Clark Atlanta University in 1996. She soon won the opportunity to sing for production company Illfunk and later began working with producer Charles Harmon on recording her own material. By 2000 Ebony had a music degree and her own demo album with Harmon, who
composed many of the tracks. As her career grew, Ebony performed on the urban variety show, “Showtime in Harlem,” and landed a high-profile gig overseas where she opened for 70’s era disco group, Heatwave. Ebony became a background vocalist in 2004 for Anotha Dais Productions, an Atlanta-based recording studio by artist Jovan Dais.

From 2005 to 2019 Ebony was recruited to the team of vocal coaches at Jan Smith Studios. Ebony rose to the position of Master Vocal Trainer as she helped develop and facilitate training to the oncoming vocal coaches. In 2015 Ebony became very interested in body alignment modalities such as Feldenkrais and Yoga and as a result took a brief sabbatical to Hawaii for 40 days to earn a Yoga Teacher certification. From that point Ebony began incorporating new knowledge of body balance and alignment to create physical exercises to help strengthen the voice and focus the mind for optimal performance.   
Ebony continues to pursue her own creative path as a singer, songwriter, and performer as she helps others to do the same.
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Hannah July 16, 2019
· Singing · In studio
My favorite thing about Ebony is her honesty during our lessons. She is professional yet makes me feel like I can let go of my nerves.She makes lessons fun and I leave each lesson feeling like I learned a lot and I am improving.Her encouraging spirit is very appreciated and I am thankful for finding a vocal coach who is helping me to find my voice.
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Andrew July 2, 2019
· Vocal Training · In studio
Vocal Lessons with Ebony has been truly one of my best experiences as a vocalist. The way she connects with you, opens you up, and guide you to deeper aspects of your voice, it is truly incomparable. Because of her vast knowledge and years of experience, she wasted no time finding any issues, problem areas/techniques that I had, and was able to address them swiftly and effectively.

You leave every lesson feeling informed about your internal instrument. She gives you very productive exercises, even nutritional information to help sustain your instrument over time. Whether for a tour, future performances, or just everyday life.

I highly recommend Ebony for any vocalist who is serious about taking their talent to the next level, and who are dedicated to improving their instrument!

- Satisfied Student!
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About Isabella C.

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Marina del Rey, CA
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I am a recent graduate of the BA Choral Music program at USC and specialize in classical and choral voice. If you want to build your classical voice, audition with classical voice as your instrument for college, and/or sing in choral ensembles, I am the person for you! I can also teach aural skills (sight-reading), music theory, and other foundational music skills.

About Isabella
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Isabella moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2019. She worked to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Choral Music and a minor in Music Production from the esteemed Thornton School of Music. She sang in the USC Chamber Singers as an alto for three years under the direction of Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe and performed major works such as Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Carl St. Clair and Mozart’s Requiem with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Isabella also toured with the Chamber Singers to the Baltics and Poland in May 2018.

Isabella is passionate about conducting and has had the opportunity to pursue both choral and orchestral conducting during her degree program. She studied choral conducting with Dr. Cristian Grases and
Dr. Tram Sparks and studied orchestral conducting with Prof. Sharon Lavery. Isabella has also been a conductor of the USC Choral Lab and led the USC Concert Choir for a portion of the choral department’s Undergraduate Leaders Concert Series in April 2018.

Along with her academic work, Isabella served as the Music Ministry Intern at the USC Caruso Catholic Center for two years, where she was in charge of liturgical music planning and conducting the Schola Cantorum. She is also an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and has served as the Vice President, Choral Lab Coordinator, and Secretary for the USC ACDA Student Chapter.
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About Vanessa C.

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Minneapolis, MN
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Everyone chooses to take voice lessons for different reasons, but we all have to take the time to find our own true voice. I have ten years of experience helping beginners of all ages find a basic technique that helps them express themselves, entertain, and communicate with their friends, family, and larger audiences. My students have been seen on many professional local stages in musical theatre productions, as well as being accepted into prestigious university programs. A loving, creative approach with motivating joy helps students find the best in themselves and share it with their adoring audiences!

About Vanessa
Vanessa Christian is a soprano, music instructor and teaching artist living in Minneapolis, MN. Growing up in a tiny town on the Canadian border, Vanessa immersed herself in all things music from a very young age, falling in love with everything from Alanis Morissette to Les Miserables to Rachmaninoff, and everything in between. She is excited to pass on her passion for all things musical to her students.

Vanessa has a vocal music degree from Bemidji State University, with continued graduate work in opera, musical theatre, and modern American music at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA. Other creative and scholastic pursuits have led her to places like New York, Italy, and Berlin, performing contemporary and classical opera, musical theatre, and choral works in nine different countries by the age of 30.

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in teaching practical piano to aspiring singers has caused Vanessa to examine what skills are necessary for anyone to become a self-sufficient, life-long musician. Whether you’re learning as a hobby or in hopes of a future career, music literacy and expression are at the top of the list. Miss Vanessa emphasizes both from the very beginning with motivating joy and a creative approach.

Equally comfortable with children and adults from complete beginners to early advanced levels, Vanessa teaches piano, voice, and combined piano and voice lessons. She feels so grateful to be a part of her students’ musical journey!
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About Donia S.

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Flagstaff, AZ

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Want to nail that musical audition ? Learn how to write your own songs ? To sharpen your musical talent and pursue your dreams of stardom? Or just love singing and want to become better? I can help you with all of this and more. I cater my lessons to each of my students individual learning needs. I will teach my students a wide variety of skills depending on what they want to achieve and or get out of these lessons. I have studied vocals for 8+ years and have had 12 years of experience in musicals. I attended a program called CMAS that taught me how to write my own songs for two years. I have experience teaching students for I have taught adults and children.

About Donia
I am a retired actress and vocal enthusiast. I have retired from going to auditions, and performing paid gigs after I moved to Flagstaff to earn my degree in Social Work. I have spent my whole life mastering acting and vocals. I have been in the acting/modeling business since I was a toddler and was with an agency for some time. I have been in several commericals and films and countless musical productions. I also was in a music production program called CMAS for two years. I have eight plus years of vocal training. I am classically trained and trained in performing musical numbers. As for acting I have twelve years of experience and was in the advanced acting class at Dearing Studio for two years.

Voice students can expect to improve their range weekly. To learn how to read music. Each voice is unqiue and special and I will aslo teach t
hem the proper skills and techiqunes that prevent vocal nodules.

Acting students can expect to recieve at least one new scene each week or until they have mastered the scene they have given. As well as how to prepare headshots and resume.

I have experience teaching students of all ages even adults. I want to make sure I cater to each individual preferred way of learning. I want to make sure my students are allowed to be creative and love to make each lesson fun! I believe everyone learns differently. I also have experience in working with children with special needs.
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Sylvia May 27, 2019
· Classical Voice · In home
Donia was a great vocal instructor she was super patient and helped teach me proper breathing techniques that would protect my voice. Very reliable and punctual came to every lesson on time!
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Iona May 26, 2019
· Film Acting · In studio
Donia was a wonderful teacher! She helped teach me how to properly setup my acting resume and helped me find a photographer to take my headshots. She has helped me become a better performer
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