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Emily L.

Uniontown, PA

About Emily

I am a full-time pedagogue/performer with eight years' experience teaching private lessons in voice, piano, and acting to a range of ages and levels of students. Although the majority of my students are young adults, I have worked successfully with children, teenagers, and adult students (twenties to senior citizens) of both genders; I tailor my approach specifically to the goals and interests of each student; no two people learn the same way.
I hold a Bachelor's of Music in vocal performance from West Virginia University (summa cum laude, WVU Outstanding Senior, Honors College J. and C. Na
th Outstanding Senior, Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships candidate). I regularly perform as a soloist in opera, oratorio, concerts, and recitals and completed training through the Ezio Pinza Concil for American Singers of Opera in Italy, the American Singers' Opera Project of North Carolina, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
As a teacher, I completed a year-long vocal pedagogy course with Cynthia Bess which provided me with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and psychology of singing, as well as a systematic approach to the correction of vocal faults. In the spring of 2010, one of my students, a teen-aged boy, was selected to attend Eastman's summer program for high school students. Several of my students have performed leading roles in school, community, and university musical productions.
I hold a full voting membership in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, am a Licensed Kindermusik Educator, am employed as Director of Music Ministry for a fairly large church, and was recently awarded the National Pastoral Musician's organ certification. I was also a teaching artist at Propel East Charter School for Greensburg American Opera and directed the Old Economy Singers (a twenty-voice historical choir) for six years.

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I provide professional, knowledgeable, and individualized instruction in a supportive and encouraging environment. During the course of study with me, I expect voice students will improve vocal technique and sound quality, alleviate physical tension which may be interfering with phonation, expand their range, learn new repertoire, increase confidence, and grow as performing artists.
My vocal teaching method focuses on correct breathing and resonance; I also incorporate some activities from Barry Green's "Inner Game of Music" technique. Although my teaching is grounded in a scientific approach to the process of phonation, I also believe singing should be a fun experience for the student. We sing to communicate! I believe that a thorough technical foundation is necessary for free and healthy singing in any genre of music. I am willing to work with students in the vocal styles that interest them most; although my professional performance experience is in opera and musical theatre, I have also successfully worked with students whose interests included jazz, pop, rock, folk music, contemporary Christian music, and choral singing.
My piano pedagogical method matches each student with the right curriculum-- Alfred, Schaum, or Piano Adventures-- plus supplemental technical exercises such as scales, arpeggios, and Czerny and Hanon exercises. All students are exposed to theory through worksheets, games, and other applied activities. As soon as possible, I introduce "real" repertoire from master composers.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand piano, electronic piano, music library, photo copier for copies of repertoire, music stands, Sing and See software.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide copies of music and exercises. If I am teaching at a student's home, I expect him/her to provide a keyboard instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I believe that a strong technical foundation emphasizing correct breathing and placement will allow voice students to sing in a healthy manner in any style of music. My professional performance credentials are primarily in opera, but I also have musical theatre experience and have successfully worked with students whose interests include opera, musical theatre, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, Irish folk music, and choral singing. In piano lessons, I emphasize technique and musicianship through a balance of exercises, repertoire, and theory activities.
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AmberH April 20, 2012
Emily is GREAT!

Emily is a great voice teacher and Sage adores and admires her very much. Sage has learned so much from Emily and we are very happy with her services. Emily always provides timely and valuable feedback and Sage looks forward to her lessons each week. Emily should be commended for a job well done; we appreciate her and so does Sage.
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RyanB March 23, 2012
What I DIDN'T Know

Emily is an awesome coach and instructor. Yes I said coach! A coach actually encourages you, and that is what she did for me. Anyway, as for the title, "What I DIDN'T Know", there were things in film auditions that I didn't know that would were actually sabotaging my chances for auditions. Emily worked on these real quick and fixed them up.Long story short, I had an audition yesterday, and using Emily's lessons's the casting director said, "Wow, that was actually really good"
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StaceyS1 December 1, 2010
Excellent Instructor

I've spent years developing bad singing habits. Emily has been very patient and has helped me fix many of those bad habits one step at a time. I've made significant progress in a few short months and would recommend her to anyone looking to study voice.
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Emily L.

Emily L.

Uniontown, PA 15401
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Ruobing Z.

Morgantown, WV

About Ruobing

I am a doctorate student in WVU, school of music. I have worked as a professional opera singer. I have plenty of experience on teaching singing for all age students, including classical, pop and Broadway. In addition, I have been teaching piano to beginners for years. In college, I have also worked as a music theory tutor.
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Ruobing Z.

Ruobing Z.

Morgantown, WV 26505
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$20 / 30-min
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Baichuan H.

Morgantown, WV

About Baichuan

As a tenor, I offer voice lesson to children and adults since 2008, classical and pop singing. I received my bachelor degree in music from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and as a professional singer worked in Shanghai Opera House for three years. Then I received my master degree in music from Cleveland Insititute of Music. With rich teaching and performance experiences, I will give students specific advices to improve their singing and performance skills.
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Baichuan H.

Baichuan H.

Morgantown, WV 26505
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$25 / 30-min
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Susan M.

Morgantown, WV

About Susan

Hi,
I'm a trombonist and a student at West Virginia University. I study trombone performance and will be a senior in the fall. I have been playing trombone for 10 years and teaching trombone, tuba, and euphonium for 4 years. Most of my experience is teaching middle and high schoolers, but I am willing to work with a student of any age!
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Susan M.

Susan M.

Morgantown, WV 26508
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$15 / 30-min
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Angela S.

Morgantown, WV

About Angela

Hi! I'm Angela and I would love to teach you the violin. I've been playing since I was 5 years old. I am 24 years old now and just graduated with my BFA in Music Performance with an emphasis in violin at Marshall University in WV. I am a violinist in the Huntington Symphony, I've played over 50 weddings, and I'm even in a Bluegrass band! I adore performing with my violin, but I also enjoy teaching and showing people the beauty of the instrument. In the past few years, I've had a wide range of students varying from ages 3-75! It is NEVER too late to learn! I am extremely patient, I laugh and sm
ile a lot, and I'm very easy to get along with. I hope you give me a shot! :)
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Angela S.

Angela S.

Morgantown, WV 26505
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$15 / 30-min

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