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Jamie B.

16 Reviews
Pikesville, MD
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Semifinalist from New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from University of Miami
  • Teaches students Male: 1 to 18; Female: 1 to 25
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Jamie B.

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I am an active performer and have been teaching voice for 9 years. I tailor each lesson to the student's needs and create a supportive and nurturing environment, which gives the student the opportunity to try new things out and take risks. For Stage Performance, I will help the student learn how to take work accomplished in the studio to the stage.

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Soprano Jamie Balter most recently received recognition by both The American Prize in Voice and New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition for her performance of works by Strauss, Mozart, and Wagner. A native of Baltimore, Ms. Balter earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Universi

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Daeon
Jamie is a natural teacher of her craft! Her ability to quickly assess and adapt lessons to my daughters’ personalities and preferences of music, as well as her incredibly positive and encouraging demeanor, has made taking voice lessons a great learning experience for both of them. She is very dedicated to finding ways that work for each student to understand how to use their voice and find their breath, and even given the current circumstances of having lessons via FaceTime because of social distancing, the quality and level of expertise of her lessons have not faltered in the least. We are fans!
Marie
Jamie's approachable and friendly personality is reflected in her teaching style - she is not afraid to have you try various unconventional techniques that turn out to be super effective and fun! In the year I've been taking lessons with her, my breath support, technique, and vocal range have all improved significantly - so much so that a high note that I found strenuous a year ago is now almost within my comfort range! She is very receptive to different styles of music, and her suggestions are always challenging, fun, and geared towards developing your voice.
Lena
Jamie is a fantastic voice teacher. She is extremely patient and encouraging with me as a beginner. I started with hardly any experience at all, and my singing has already improved significantly after only 8 weeks of lessons. She helped me with song choice and voice repertoire, but is also open to my suggestions. I can highly recommend her for anyone who has been thinking about voice lessons, but has not had the courage to start, even at an older age. Just give it a try!
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Carlyncia P.

Hyattsville, MD
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Concentration in Musical Theater from Howard University College of Fine Arts
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Carlyncia P.

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Learn from a professional working actor and casting director with 30+ years experience on stage, on camera and behind the scenes.
As Founder and CEO of viaJ entertainment services, llc, a full-service entertainment firm, and Founder and Executive Director of Artistic Empowerment Centers, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts outreach organization, Carlyncia believes in lifting as she climbs empowering all ages to realize their full potential from the inside out.
Carlyncia is a cum laude graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts where she concentrated her studies in musical theatre prompting her work as a professional in many facets of the entertainment industry for nearly 35 years. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, she’s appeared in several film, television and live stage productions as an accomplished actress, host, model and vocalist. Her expertise has also garnered her such “above the line” positions as ...

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As Founder and CEO of viaJ entertainment services, llc, a full-service entertainment firm, and Founder and Executive Director of Artistic Empowerment Centers, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts outreach organization, I believe in lifting as I climb empowering others to realize their full potential from the

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Melody S.

31 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $100
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Music Education, Piano, Choral Conducting, Voice from Santa Isabel Conservatory of Music, Philippines
  • Awarded Service Award from Teklado School of Music, Philippines
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Melody S.

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"Choral conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert."

As a conductor, I will do my job to the best of my ability to set the correct tune, proper tempo, ensure exact entries by various members of the choir, and to shape the phrasing appropriately, to convey ideas of the music and work on interpretation in rehearsals prior to a performance.

About Melody

Every student is unique and individuals rely on different learning styles. The teaching method of Melody is adjusted to fit the needs and desires of the student, characterizing a plan based around their individual strengths, weaknesses, and music goals. While the focus is founded on teaching the ba

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Kaylana P.
This was my daughter's first singing lesson. Melody was very accommodating with my wife and I observing our daughter. With a musical background myself, I immediately knew that Melody had immense knowledge not only about singing, but also the theory and technique that all singers should learn.
Gianna
My daughter is now 16 years old and has been under Ms. Melody's tutelage for a year now. There are good times and bad, and I am thankful that Ms. Melody did not give up. My daughter will encounter lots of hardships throughout her life, and as a mother, I cannot do all the teachings myself. It is always good to know when you have a caring teacher whom you can trust and know what they are doing both in music and life. I like that Ms. Melody can be lenient, and firm when needed. My daughter has joined her recitals, music playdates, and couldn't be happier. I can't recommend Ms. Melody high enough.
Micala S.
My daughters, 8 and 6, took lessons as beginners from Melody for 10 months before we had to move. SHE IS AMAZING! Not only did she make the lessons fun and engaging, but they learned so much in that short time. I grew up playing piano, violin and French horn and I was very impressed with her approach/methodology and how much of herself she put into her teaching. For the last 3 months we were with Melody, the girls also took voice lessons. The highlight of our spring was watching the girls perform at the recital Melody had so painstakingly organized. It was astounding how much they had progressed musically and my husband and I were in awe at how well they performed in front of people. We were also impressed at the wide range of experience in the students Melody taught. Some had played for years and were clearly continuing to blossom under Melody's tutelage, while others were beginners like our daughters. Melody was always positive, encouraging and extremely patient (even when my six year old had clearly not practiced for a week straight or was tired and whiny). My daughters and I miss her dearly as our mentor and now our friend! We cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Liz J.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, German, Spanish
  • Awarded Director's Award for Band from Chamberlain High School
  • Teaching since 2014
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Liz J.

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With 15 years of acting and directing experience, Liz brings her vast knowledge of acting and performance to the forefront with a positive and energetic attitude!

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After graduating California Institute of the Arts with a multi-focus on several aspects of music including African dance, Indonesian gamelan, songwriting, recording, classical voice and piano, folk guitar, and more, Liz had the excellent opportunity to teach theater to a local musical theater summe

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Addison-Preston K.
Delightful instructor!!
Monique
Liz love's what she does, very patient & caring . I am so glad to have her as my Teacher . I do recommend Liz :)
Marco P.
My 8 year old son LOVED his first singing lesson with Liz! He was sad when it was over because he was having so much fun!

Melanie P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Masters of Music in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory
  • Teaching since 2004
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Melanie P.

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I am a voice and acting teacher specializing in musical theater and pop rock and other commercial forms of singing. I have training in all different acting techniques and I focus on audition and competition prep. I help performers fuse their acting and singing but can also focus on one aspect if the student so chooses. I work with many students on college auditions and thespian competitions as well. I teach all ages up to adults since I am also an adjunct faculty and have experience in teaching at the university level.

About Melanie

I am a voice and acting teacher specializing in musical theatre, pop-rock, and other commercial forms of singing. I teach all ages from kids to adults since I am also adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University. I attended University of Pennsylvania for my undergrad and received my Masters in

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Sarah
Melanie is an absolutely incredible vocal teacher/coach. I noticed a change in my voice after just the first lesson. Her vast knowledge of the anatomy used to create vocal sounds combined with the techniques she teaches has definitely improved my voice. She taught me how to belt and showed me the difference between my belt and my mix, which was beyond helpful. She also taught me how to sing in my head voice in a healthier and more effective way. And on top of that, she has a mental library full of great song recommendations for my individual voice. Can't wait until our next lesson!

Ben G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Ben G.

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I have performed with several companies such as San Francisco Opera, Opéra de Nice, Monte Carlo Opera, the Beijing Music Festival, etc. I have also performed on radio and television including as the featured singer on a live worldwide satellite broadcast. For the last 10 years I am now sharing

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Took Speaking Voice lessons from Kim C.
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"Really great! Amber was so fun and easy to work with. She was able to bring out the best in me and help me feel confident going into my audition. I hope to work with her again soon."
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Took Acting lessons from Amber J.
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"Miri is an amazing teacher. She breaks the steps down, repeats it as often as I needed and is very patient. I can't wait for my next classes."
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Took Dance Choreography lessons from Miri S.
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"I am currently taking private dance lessons with Briana and it's been a great experience. Never having danced before, I wanted private instruction to learn to move with music and to get a great cardio workout. Briana delivers on both accounts. She lets me choose the music, teaches me to dance with it, and I work up a great sweat! My goal is confidence when dancing to music and we are exploring different genres for our sessions.

Briana makes every class enjoyable, she is flexible with my crazy schedule, and it's easy to see that she loves what she does. I feel comfortable learning from her as she provides great feedback and suggestions. I hope to continue to dance with her! :-)"
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Took Hip Hop Dance lessons from Briana S.
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"I absolutely love Toya!. She pushed me out of my comfort zone which has greatly helped me as an actor. I’m more confident and relaxed."
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Took Acting lessons from Toya N.
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"Donnabella helped me take my career to the next level. I was really afraid to truly commit and make acting my priority. I've finally stopped making excuses, and I've taken back control over my self-sabotaging habits!"
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Took Acting lessons from Donnabella M.
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"Great teacher, wonderful class. Alexa is very helpful and keeps you up to date on class materials."
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Took Acting lessons from Alexandra A.
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