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A Favorable Place for Singing - Kansas City!

By Thomas G. - Kansas City Singing Teacher

So you want to sing opera, in a Broadway show or a professional chorus? You'll find those opportunities 'up-to-date' in Kansas City! My name is Thomas, and I teach piano and singing lessons in Kansas City. I've just accepted a contract for "Carmen" at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, my 93rd show! I also serve as a section leader in the Trinity Choir of Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, which tours to the British Isles every three years! As a member of the Trinity Choir, I've been able to sing in France, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Scotland and, of course, England!

Students looking to take singing lessons in Kansas City come to me to prepare for auditions, work on roles, as well as improving singing technique. So, if you’re looking to take singing lessons in Kansas City, check out some tips below on things to do and see to supplement your lessons in this favorable place for singing!

Kansas City is not just famous for its barbecue, it is renowned as an up-and-coming vibrant place for the arts. With the new Kauffman Center, Music Hall, Sprint Center, Crossroads District for the Arts, and First Fridays, the number of performance venues for your talent is incredible. Most cathedrals and larger churches employ section leaders. These types of community centers are great places to start, where you can meet local singers who know the scene and are active in other organizations. These singers are knowledgeable guides to auditioning and performing in the many organizations available to you in Kansas City. Larger churches also feature their own concert series and recitals, which give you opportunities to perform.

Additionally, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral is an arts presenter and hosts the annual BACHATHON, a five hour extravaganza of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, held on the Sunday closest to Bach's birthday every year. Check out its website here: http://www.kcago.com/bachathon.html

The number of Broadway theater opportunities in Kansas City is staggering - I count at least 15 companies where you can audition and perform, and another 10 performing choral groups! A partial list of theaters would include: The Kansas City Starlight Theater, The Barn Players, The Theatre in the Park, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, The Coterie, Musical Theater Heritage, Spinning Tree Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre (all produce Broadway musicals) and the Unicorn Theatre (off-Broadway musicals). Plus, there are many college and university group performances to choose from. Check out the websites below: www.kcstarlight.com www.thebarnplayers.org www.theatreinthepark.org www.metkc.org www.thecoterie.org http://www.musicaltheaterheritage.com/ http://spinningtreetheatre.com/ www.kcrep.org www.unicorntheatre.org

Professional and semi-professional choral groups include the Grammy award-winning Kansas City Chorale, William Baker Festival Singers, Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Heartland Men's Chorus, Kansas City Women's Chorus, Kansas City Men's Chorus, City of Fountains Chorus, Kantorei of Kansas City, Octarium, Te Deum, and Musica Vocale. You can find web links to most of the above (just Google them!). Whether you are a beginner, an amateur, a semi-professional or a professional singer, there is a performance venue waiting for you in Kansas City!

It is my pleasure to work with singers in the Kansas City metropolitan area!

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Kathleen M.

Prairie Village, KS

About Kathleen

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have a keyboard at home.

*** Specialties ***
Classical to Commercial(Modern music such as pop, rock,etc.
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Kathleen M.

Kathleen M.

Prairie Village, KS 66208
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Barbara H.

Kansas City, KS

I work on developing each student's voice to its best potential. I really strive to understand the goals and aspiration of the the student and we work together to achieve them.

About Barbara

I love music and I enjoy helping my students to share the fun and enjoyment of making music. I am a very patient teacher and have a good sense of humor. My experience includes over 25 years of teaching private singing and piano lessons as well as school music and choral directing of students of all ages

I have Bachelor and Master degrees in Vocal Performance with minor in piano. I especially enjoy teaching Broadway singing, but also teach country, classical and pop. In piano I teach all types. I have several former students that are pursuing musical careers in performance and teaching.


*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to individual students needs. Fundamentals are emphasized and I always enjoy finding out what each student wants to learn and help him/her to do that. I use books that will suit the individual's needs. I guarantee a fun atmosphere and positive experience to all students.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio is located in a quiet residential area and has a separate outdoor entrance. It is equipped with a Baldwin studio piano and CD equipment. There is a comfortable waiting area for parents as well.

*** Specialties ***
Even though I am classically trained, I feel at home with all types of music. I especially enjoy Broadway music and have had a lot of experience with working with students in this genre. I have former students who are performing in entertainment venues and several who are actively pursuing careers in music education.

I like to tailor my lessons to the individual student so I use many different excellent methods in teaching piano. I enjoy working with all ages----pre-school through adults.
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Cheryl W. August 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I met Barb for the first time today. I really enjoyed our conversation. I can share more details further into our sessions. I believe she will get me the training I need to move forward with my career.
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Mirena F. July 26, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great instruction and moving along well.
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Catherine E. April 25, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Patience of Job

Barbara is a kid-whisperer. She is excellent at figuring out how best to motivate each individual student and is extremely patient. I highly recommend her as a teacher!
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Barbara H.

Barbara H.

Kansas City, KS 66109
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Thomas G.

Kansas City, MO

I am a Roster Artist at Lyric Opera of Kansas City with 92 productions to my credit. I have also sung with New Haven Opera. I am currently singing La Bohème for the sixth time and awaiting contracts for the 2014-2015 season.

About Thomas

From the time I began musical training at the age of 5, I knew that music making would always be an important part of my life. It became my muse and I followed it all around the world. I have performed in Japan, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, France, Austria, and the United States. I know what makes a good musician and a good performer and I'm pleased to be able to share that with my students! MY STUDENTS WIN AUDITIONS! I taught in several of the States and in London. I am also a certified teacher in Missouri, Kansas and other States including England, Scotland and Wales. I hold a Bachelor’s
degree and Doctorate from Ball State University, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Bridgeport. I have studied on fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and University of London. While teaching in London I performed at many famous venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and Somerset House. I sing at Lyric Opera of Kansas City where I have appeared in over 90 productions. Upcoming: Mozart: Magic Flute, November 9-17, 2013 and Puccini: La Bohème, March 15-23, 2014   I also sing professionally at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Kansas City. Whether you are seeking coaching on technique, Broadway, Opera or the American Songbook, I would be happy to work with you to realize your full potential. I get excited about helping students become good performers! Let me help you become the best musician you can be, IN PERSON or ONLINE!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher with a great sense of humor. You will also learn a lot of music theory and music history from me! My lessons begin with some training in reading music (Music Theory) and I suggest that you purchase Alfred's Music Theory Volume One or Two depending on your level of understanding.

After refreshing your music reading and rhythm skills, we will listen to you sing and begin to vocalize. I will develop exercises just for you, to help you develop your voice, making it stronger and more flexible.

When you have warmed up your voice with vocal exercises, we will work together on the music you wish to learn. It could be a song, an aria, a Broadway or Opera aria, or a religious piece.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large 30 foot living room with two pianos, music stands, keyboard, couches, seating area.
Mac computer, multiple cameras and great sound system.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Bel Canto (beautiful voice) style, operatic singing, Broadway style, Art Songs (Lieder in French, German and Italian.)
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Meta Evans July 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome teacher! The good Dr. knows his stuff and has the credentials to prove it. If you want to improve your voice give him a try. You won't be disappointed.
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John D. May 3, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Beyond Compare

I never thought anyone and I mean anyone could get me past the fear of singing. I have over three decades of acting, including a prestigous acting school, but never developed confidence in singing. Thomas taught me. He helped me develop my new voice. Wow! Thank you sir!
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Julianna D. February 11, 2013
Opera Voice
Tom is a most excellent vocal instructor

Tom is a wonderful teacher. He is always cheerful and encouraging and positive. He searches for the best selections to match my voice. He helps me work toward the best I can be and doesn't let me "settle" for anything less. Best of all, he is so fun to be with.
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Thomas G.

Kansas City, MO 64113
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Maria P.

Independence, MO

When taking Singing lessons with me, we'll work on proper technique, breathing, improving your tone, etc. as well as expression and performance skills.

About Maria

I've been singing on stage since I was a toddler. I love performing and would love to spread that joy to you! I've performed in a variety of atmospheres -- fronting a rock band, interpreting jazz tunes, singing in front of a symphony orchestra -- you name it, I've been there. I believe performing a wide range of music is a huge part of becoming a better singer, so be ready to keep an open mind!

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are completely tailored to each individual student's interests. The basic principles of my voice lessons: working on building your confidence as a performer and sin
ging your favorite songs while building a solid technique to get your voice doing things it could never do before. Normally, I will introduce and build upon the foundations of music theory -- sight reading sheet music, etc. for a small portion of the lesson as well. Most importantly, I like to keep lessons high energy and fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
iPad, Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
iPad

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Vocal Technique // R&B, Pop, Soul.
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Maria P.

Maria P.

Independence, MO 64055
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$30 / 30-min
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Erin G.

Kansas City, MO

have Master of Music in Vocal Performance in Opera Performance from Emporia State University where I was principal with the ESU Opera. Currently, I am a member and apprentice for the American Opera Studio working with bigger voice types, staging, history, and other areas of performance. I have 3 years teaching experience with ages 8-66 in both piano and voice

About Erin

Erin is a dramatic soprano who currently calls the beautiful city of Kansas City home. Ms. Gilmore's performances have been praised by clinicians for her ability to deliver the emotion and beauty of opera to the audience for whom she performs.

She was an active principal with the Emporia State University Opera Theater and part of the 59th season of Emporia State Summer Theater. In the summer of 2012, Ms. Gilmore was selected to be part of the Druid City Young Artist Training Program in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Ms. Erin is an active performer in the KC area and most recently she has performed in
the American Opera Studio Passport Series: A Tribute to the British Isle in Olathe, KS and will seen in the upcoming Broadway in the Garden.

Ms. Erin has her Masters in Music Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Music from Emporia State University. She currently is a member of the American Opera Studio.
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Erin G.

Erin G.

Kansas City, MO 64145
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$30 / 30-min

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