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Julia R.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Jenny Lind Competition
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College
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Julia R.

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Gain optimal vocal alignment with Classical and Operatic technique. Emphasis is on flexibility/strength, extension of vocal range, and beauty of tone.

About Julia

"I help singers, like you, realize their complete vocal potential through holistic training of the voice, body and mind. It's so easy for us singers to get caught up with how we're sounding, instead of understanding the building blocks of what we need to do to achieve our ideal sound. We wonder

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Wendi Brassington
Julia is amazing! My daughter enjoyed her lessons and experienced improvement in a very short time period. She is working on incorporating all of the techniques into her daily practice and her range has improved significantly.
Michelle
Experienced and insightful!!
Michelle B.
Amazing! Love the teaching techniques used!
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Troy W.

58 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Ancient Egyptian, French
  • Teaching since 2001
  • B. Mus. in Composition from The New England Conservatory of Music
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Troy W.

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I have been teaching this subject for over 16 years. There is no specific curriculum as each student will come to lessons with their own unique skills, needs, and goals. Lessons are tailored to those specifics. Opera voice is for experienced singers. The ability to reading music is mandatory as is access to a piano or keyboard for practicing. Concerning repertoire, it will be selected based on the student's learning needs but also with their input. The main emphasis on performance lessons, however, will be technique and reading. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.

About Troy

Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at R

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Antonio
I have been learning classical piano and classical voice from Troy. He is very patient, accommodates to changes in schedule and is very polite. I highly recommend him. The improvement on my piano skills are beyond my expectations and couldn’t be happier.
Timothy
Troy is very musically focused and knows a wide variety of piano literature. He helped me a lot with technique as well.
Antonio C.
Very patient, and meticulous.
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Fawn A.

369 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German, Spanish
  • Bachelor Of Music from Berklee College Of Music
  • Teaching since 1995
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Fawn A.

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Learn proper breathing, vocal exercises that strengthen, endurance training, more

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn is not your typical music coach. As a recent Billboard hit recording artist & coaching over 20 years, Fawn immediately gets to your goals & together you reach them. What you learn becomes part of you & that's the key to success. Whether you're beginner, adv

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LGP
Fawn works at the perfect pace, not to slow and not too fast. She keeps you motivated and helps you through challenges and hurdles. Brilliant teacher.
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I remember being blown away after my very first lesson with Fawn. I learned more in that one lesson than I ever did in 6 months with my other vocal teacher here in NY. ONE LESSON! I thought it would slow down from there, but it hasn't! Every lesson I leave a bit better, a bit stronger, more knowledgable and it is exciting now to be a vocalist! I realize before all those years with other teachers I was a novelist. NOW I AM A BONAFIDE VOCALIST! I was also skeptical of online vs in person lessons, but Fawn doesn't skip a beat! I can't wait to continue growing on this journey with Fawn.
Ascap Songwriter GIA
I wouldn’t have the career I have today or be where am today without the expert coaching of Miss Fawn. Highly recommend!
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Julia V.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Speaks French, German, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Cook Scholarship for two years of graduate school from Boston University
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Julia V.

36 Reviews
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Opera is an amazing art form; the human voice can be so focused that it can carry over an entire orchestra with no amplification. Whether you aspire to this art form or not, it is great to learn how to support and project your voice and to keep it healthy for a lifetime of singing enjoyment.
I recommend adults take from 45 minutes to 1 hour lessons weekly for skill building. The price of lessons DECREASES by 10% after each 5 lesson purchased for the first 15 lessons.

About Julia

I have a Master’s in Opera Performance from the Boston and New England Conservatories as well as graduating from Vocal Performance programs at Boston University and Western Washington University. I have sung professionally with Boston Lyric Opera, Children’s Theater Companies, churches and synagogu

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My daughter has learned so much with Julia in the past few weeks. It's been a true pleasure to witness the progress. They have worked on sight reading, tone, physical posture, and many other aspects of singing and sound production. Julia is a very caring and supportive instructor. She is full of enthusiasm and humor, and this shows in her choice of singing materials. We look forward to having more lessons with her!
Nathaniel H.
Online one lesson in so far, but Julia seems to be a very talented and patient instructor for children.
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Mia R.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
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Mia R.

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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 t

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Shawnee
Mia is amazing!! love her
Matthew
Mia’s experience came through right away and I was glad I found her through this site. We started working on a few things to improve technique and Mia pointed out several major foundational concepts to begin thinking about. The lesson was a lot of fun!
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Mia is amazing!!

She is a pleasure to learn from and to spend time with!!

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Jennifer T.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jennifer T.

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Proper technique, warm ups, exercises, theory, ear training, proper repertoire based on age, ability and voice part. Preparation to audition for and perform in opera or for school.

About Jennifer

My name is Jennifer. I got my degree in vocal performance and minored in Jazz. I began voice lessons myself when I was eight. I am a mezzo soprano, and can teach both female and male voices. I have performed in several opera productions including but not limited to The Marriage of Figaro, Dido and

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Ronald K.
Jennifer is great! Customized the first lesson to match my skill level and goals.
Dave R.
Jen has done a great job with our 8 year old. She keeps her challenged and is continually increasing her skill set. I was most impressed that Jen had her learning both hands right from lesson 1. She's learning quickly and most importantly she's enjoying it.
Courtney
Omg seriously best vocal teacher ever!!! After my first lesson I had already started seeing improvements!! If you want to strengthen your vocals, Ms. Jenn is definitely the person for you!! Absolutely love going to lessons! I will not be stopping anytime soon!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing opera voice teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream opera voice teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Opera Voice Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute opera voice lessons is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $175 per hour.
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$61 average
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"In my lesson with Jamie, we worked on using correct vowel placement to open up my sound. When the lesson was over, the sound changed dramatically. My voice was more open and clear, with a freer production. Jamie made me feel confident in my sound and my technique. I would recommend Jamie to anyone enthusiastic about studying voice!"
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Took Opera Voice lessons from Jamie B.
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"I am so thankful for Maria. Coming out of college I didn't quite know what to do. I began taking lessons with Maria based on a referral but honestly wasn't expecting much. I will always feel horrible about that because she is the best thing that could have happened to me. I've grown more in the past two years than I did for the 5 years in undergrad. I've been offered a full ride to University of Houston next year but I will continue to sing her praises and work with her whenever I am back in town. I'm dreading that our last lesson is approaching because I couldn't have gotten where I am without her."
- Lillian R.
Took Opera Voice lessons from Maria S.
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"Great first lesson! Aleksandr is a great teacher. Has lots of patience, and a very easy going teaching style."
- Brian Polatsek
Took Opera Voice lessons from Aleksandr A.
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"My high notes are so much better now!"
- Tracy
Took Opera Voice lessons from Carol W.
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"Outstanding!"
- Thelma
Took Opera Voice lessons from Phillip F.
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"Really enjoying my voice lessons with Phillip. He’s super knowledgeable and will answer any of my questions. I feel like I’m learning a lot really quickly with Philip!"
- jackie
Took Opera Voice lessons from Phillip F.
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"First impressions are important! I was impressed:)"
- Louis
Took Opera Voice lessons from Madeline H.
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"I really love taking voice lessons with Asuka-sensei! It's a lot of fun, and I can tell that she listens very well because she immediately helps me with the areas I struggle with - whenever I come across them in the music. I really appreciate the way she coaches voice exercises, and I think they have immensely helped me get a better tone and sound. Even from the first lesson, I instantly heard a clear difference in my voice! She is seriously talented!!"
- Gabrielle
Took Opera Voice lessons from Asuka U.
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"Joseph is such an amazing teacher!"
- George
Took Opera Voice lessons from Joseph M.
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"First lesson and her personality touched my heart! Love this already"
- Ginger
Took Opera Voice lessons from Molly M.
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Opera Singing Lessons Near You

Part of the classical western music tradition, opera began in Italy in the late 16th century with "Dafne" by Jacopo Peri. It spread quickly as a popular art form throughout Europe. Today, operas by composers like Bellini, Rossini, Monteverdi, Puccini, Mozart, Wagner, and Strauss are still regularly performed.

Before radio and recording technologies emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, opera fans were limited to areas populous enough to accommodate the large theatrical productions. Following the advent of records, opera music spread like wildfire. As a result, popular opera singers like Enrico Caruso and Maria Callas emerged.

Like musical theater, opera features a stage and set, acting, and sometimes dance. So those who learn to sing opera must master the proper vocal techniques, in addition to practicing theatrical performance.

Stylistically, opera differs from musical theater in that song and music typically drive the story. But it’s important to realize that not all opera singers perform in full theatrical productions. Many opera performers give concerts where they’ll sing selections of music from operas and the classical genre.

Why Learn to Sing Opera?

This beautiful, powerful form of music impacts audiences on a deep level, regardless of language barriers. Singing opera also triggers the body to release endorphins - hormones that make us feel happy and less stressed.

Opera is quite literally music for the heart, as it has been scientifically proven to impart a variety of heart-healthy effects. These include lowering blood pressure and decreasing the heart rate. It has also been shown to be an effective aid in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered from a stroke. You'll enjoy all these benefits and more when you sign up for opera singing lessons near you.

What You'll Learn in Opera Lessons Near You

The best way to learn to sing opera is with a private teacher. You'll receive immediate feedback and gain confidence, as you become more comfortable with your vocal abilities. In private lessons, your tutor will focus on your unique vocal range, helping you realize your true potential. 

You'll quickly overcome challenges and stay motivated with his or her one-on-one guidance. Plus, you'll learn new concepts and skills at a pace that's comfortable for you, while singing the music that interests you most. Here are some specifics of what you’ll learn at each level. 

Sample Curriculum from Opera for Beginners

When you learn how to sing opera for beginners, your lessons will focus primarily on the basic principles of singing properly, before you receive instruction on creating an operatic quality of voice. In opera for beginners, your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Proper singing posture
  • Breathing techniques and exercises
  • Learn to warm-up and care for your vocal cords
  • Learn to use different singing registers
  • Introduction to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Operatic Singing Lessons

If you've already had some general voice training, then intermediate lessons are likely the best fit for you. In intermediate opera lessons near you, you'll build upon your basic skills and learn techniques used in the operatic singing style. Your instructor might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Learn open and closed vocal cord techniques
  • Practice terraced dynamics
  • Increase control of voice and tone
  • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • Learn to read musical notation

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Operatic Singing Lessons

Advanced training is intended for students who have moved past the basics of how to learn opera, and are already familiar with singing it. Lessons at this level provide students the opportunity to overcome their personal challenges and get one step closer to becoming a professional. Your tutor might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Improve sight-reading skills
  • Extend your range 
  • Learn to control vibrato
  • Practice emotional expression
  • Audition coaching/performance preparation

How to Find Opera Teachers Near You

When you're ready to sign up for opera classes near you, you'll need to find a good teacher. A simple search at TakeLessons will direct you to over 200 teachers who offer opera voice lessons near you. Our teachers are highly qualified and have extensive experience both with teaching and working as professional opera singers. 

Before choosing a teacher, we recommend reading through their profiles, and the reviews left by other students, to find the instructor who will be the best fit for you. Learning with a private tutor, you'll be well on your way to producing the powerfully emotional music of opera in no time.

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It is always exciting when a vocal student is ready to start studying his or her first operatic aria! One of the best things about being a classical singer is knowing you have so many great years ahead of you. After all, you’re considered in your prime in your 40s. That being said, realize that the voice you have now and the repertoire you’ll first study will be very, very different from what you sing later on in your career. It’s absolutely crucial that you sing repertoire that is …

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