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Laura D.

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  • Speaks French, Italian, German, Romanian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Master of Music Voice Pedagogy and Performance from Catholic University of America
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Laura D.

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Hi, I'm Laura and I believe everyone has a unique and authentic voice that deserves to be uncovered. Whether you have stage aspirations or are simply interested in learning more about singing, voice lessons can be a great way to build confidence and grow in your sense of self. We'll work together to develop a language and tool box that will enable you to reach your fullest potential as a singer.

About Laura

Hi, I’m Laura, and I want to tell you right now, you CAN sing and you SHOULD sing. From birth until death, the voice is our primary vehicle for expression. When you take a voice lesson, you are learning more than just good vocal technique (though that’s important). You’re learning about yourself an

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Laura is an excellent teacher - I highly recommend taking lessons with her! I myself had 0 experience with singing and Laura made the subject very approachable for a first timer. I can tell with her level of knowledge and skill, she'd be amazing regardless of your own experience with singing. 10/10 recommend!
Martha S.
Laura is a wonderful singing instructor. She is very professional and obviously knows her subject matter through and through. I appreciate the way she tailors her instruction to my personal needs. I've made amazing progress by studying with her. She's the one!
Jayendran
I like the music class.
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Cory H.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Vocal Music from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Cory H.

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Learn classical singing technique including breathing, diction, phrasing, musical terminology, and more.

About Cory

I am a professional singer, beatboxer, audio engineer, and music director who specializes in contemporary a cappella music! I graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music. I also am an acting coach; I can help build confidence in your per

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Auguste
Cory is amazing! My son loves his lessons and look forward to see Cory every week. I highly recommend!
Teddy L.
he is a great instructor!!!
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Steven S.

5 Reviews
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  • Awarded Career Development Award from Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund.
  • BFA Musical Theare from SUNY Fredonia
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Steven S.

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Drawing from his experience as an opera singer in venues throughout out the US, including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Carnegie Hall, I address proper posture, vowel placement, pronunciation and interpretation.

About Steven

Since 1998, I have taught students of all ages in multiple genres. Many of my alumni have gone on to become voice and music theatre majors at some of the most prestigious programs in the USA, as well as becoming professional performing and recording artists all around the world, so I have gone onli

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Deidre
My daughter has expressed a love for music and singing from a very early age. As a parent, I thought she had a beautiful voice and that was confirmed by a good friend of mine who recommended me to Steven. I started Olivia with Steven when she was 9 years old. Through his instruction and guidance her voice has grown tremendously. She was awarded a major role as a 5th grader in her school play and then went on to be the lead as a 6th and 7th grader. She was the youngest student in the history of the school to earn a lead role.

Olivia also auditioned for the Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Conservatory and was accepted for their August Intensive program. I have no doubt that it was Steven's teaching that helped her with her audition that gained her acceptance.

Olivia is now 12 and as a young person, needs to learn how to interpret a song so that she can perform it well. Steven takes the time to teach the MEANING of the words and explains the story that is trying to be told. This was very important for Olivia to learn.

I highly recommend working with Steven. He is a fabulous teacher with a lot of knowledge and insight.
Dermod
Steve is a great teacher. Encouraging, enthusiastic and pushes you to your limits. I worked with him for several years. Have no hesitation recommending him for voice training and speech training.
Katie
Working with Steve has helped improve almost everything about my voice and performance. He challenges me in every way, including physical and emotional range, technique, language, health, etc. Steve is truly interested in encouraging students to be all-around excellent vocal musicians.
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Cindy H.

23 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Cindy H.

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With over 10 years of teaching and performance experience, I can help you reach your goals. My teaching is very much influenced by my certification in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method. It is a body-based method of vocal training which is based upon voice science and medicine, traditional classical training, and various bodywork approaches. If you're struggling in a particular area of your voice, I can help you work through those issues.

About Cindy

Regardless of where your musical interests lie, I can help you improve your skills! Growing up, I fell in love with playing and singing all styles of music! I've delved into classical, jazz, R&B, soul, gospel, reggae, soca, pop and musical theater, and I can teach you how to apply proper technique

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Jonny H.
Cindy was an absolute pro! We were only with her a short time (due to COVID) but would highly recommend. Our daughter enjoyed her lessons very much.
Charlotte
Amazing! We can’t wait to do it again!
Malia
Excellent first lesson. We are looking forward to future lessons.
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Mary V.

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  • Speaks Russian, Italian
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Southern Maine
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mary V.

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RE: Advanced Classical Singers (College and older...and in some cases High School)

ALL CLASSICAL SINGERS after time will slowly chip away at all languages and classical styles. It depends on the level. Fach presentation is important. We will pick out relevant arias that reflect this. Mozart, Bel Canto, French, German, American Opera etc; (ARIAS only).

For some, we will want to have a mix of arias and art songs in Italian, French, German and English (minimum).

Having representation in all languages is important so you are ready for any audition requirement.

RE: Young Classical Singers (Middle School-High School)

Serious classical singers of all voice types will work from the 24 Italian Arias book.

Other repertoire depends on voice type & development expectations/goals.

Young sopranos will get some Debussy Chansons as it sits quite a bit higher & it's great for technique. With young mezzos, we will find pieces that address the chest & mixed voice head-on. ...

About Mary

Hello everyone, I hope you are staying healthy amid the COVID-19 Crisis. This is such a difficult situation for everyone. Stay home and stay safe. If you are interested in online music lessons, consider me, as I've been teaching online for the past 3 years. I've mainly taught voice but have

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Justice D.
Mary was super helpful. She's good at letting you know in a friendly way what you need to work on. Within reason, lets you learn on your own terms. She understands that music needs to be fun.
Elizabeth F.
Mary has been teaching my son Thomas for a few months now. He had been doing in-person group lessons at school before the Covid lockdown. The improvement we have seen in his playing since beginning lessons with Mary is amazing. We are all enjoying watching his progress. Additionally Mary is very responsive to communications and flexible in respect of lesson changes.
Deepti
My son is taking lessons with Miss Mary since the lockdown. He is really enjoying each lesson and it has been such a blessing. Miss Mary is used to the technical difficulties involved with an online class and quickly gets around them. She is also good at helping correct students such as a bad bow hold even in online format. Deepti N, California.
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Betsy F.

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  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Betsy F.

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Lessons are fun. My philosophy is that students should have music in their lives and benefit from the lessons they take now for years to come. Learning music will help students with math skills, study habits, and develop a skill that will last for a lifetime.

After 3 months students will understand the fundamentals of their voice, warm up properly, be able to read and sing introductory passages. After 6 months the student will have learned basic music theory, how to read music, and have advanced through singing multiple songs.

About Betsy

Music is the biggest passion in my life. I love being able to share that gift with my students, and look forward to their progress as much as my own. I continue to grow and develop as a musician, and love connecting with people through music. My students all learn to love and appreciate music, t

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Madison
My daughter Madison thinks that Betsy is the greatest. She was very excited, which is exactly what I hoped for. Betsy made her want to continue learning. Madison was interested in tennis a few years ago....her coach was mean and autocratic, which made her lose that interest. It’s nice to see how Betsy is an inspiring instructor.
Kathy K.
Betsy really helped my 16 year old daughter in just a few lessons! She was kind and offered specific instruction that made a big difference!
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Average Cost of Opera Voice Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute opera voice lessons is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $170 per hour.
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"Elaina has been a wonderful and effective and enthusiastic instructor for my daughter. My daughter has enjoyed every lesson. Elaina has been always on time for each lesson and communicated well with me. My daughter and I highly recommend Elaina."
Hanshi
Took Opera Voice lessons from Elaina R.
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"Amazing instructor! Can't wait to do more lessons!"
Jamie
Took Opera Voice lessons from Anna-Lisa H.
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"I wrote a review several months ago after my first lesson. I have been taking lessons once a week with Michelle and Robert for several months now and felt it was time to write another review. I listened to a recording of my last lesson and compared it to my first lesson. Wow, what a difference! I couldn't believe it was me on the recording! My voice has developed a powerful and refined quality it never had before. My singing has become effortless and my range has expanded greatly and continues to expand. I can't recommend them enough. I look forward to every lesson because not only are they amazing vocal coaches, they are the nicest people you will ever meet. They are enthusiastic, encouraging, fun, and quite hilarious. My lessons always end too soon and I always improve upon my technique in some way after each lesson."
Heather W.
Took Opera Voice lessons from Robert T.
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"The teacher is funny and my daughter liked the techniques that she was giving her. She likes her a lot."
Mireya
Took Opera Voice lessons from Vanessa L.
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"Amazing person and teacher, a teacher who can handle any student in any level or age or knowledge. She is extremely prepared which is why i would say she is probably the smartest and knowledgeable vocal teacher on takelessons. Christina is pacient, kind, motivates and will get you where you want to be."
Allie
Took Opera Voice lessons from Christina E.
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"Awesome class!! Can't wait to have my next one!"
Elmarie
Took Opera Voice lessons from Jameson J.
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"David is awesome! I really like his approach to singing. it's been fun to feel myself improve by just making small adjustments that I never would've thought of before. he has a great technique that anyone would benefit from - and the best part is that it's logical and just makes sense. fantastic lessons and a great approach to improving the singing voice easily!"
Jeff
Took Opera Voice lessons from David W.
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"Great Teacher!

I have been taking lessons with Jordan for about 5 months, and she is really wonderful. She has helped me with my confidence and the growth of my range, and projection. I highly recommend!"
Dena
Took Opera Voice lessons from Jordan M.
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"I have been studying opera for decades and have had many teachers (including the Director of Vocal Performance at USC), but none have compared to Dr. Suzanne Galer. The improvement in my voice and performance was evident to my peers in a well known choir as well to myself."
Sherry
Took Opera Voice lessons from Suzanne G.
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"Excellent Opera Voice Coach!

I've been having lessons with Asuka since February of this year and it has been a wonderful experience. As a beginner with absolutely no formal training in singing whatsoever, the whole process of learning to sing opera can seem like an extremely daunting task. She is encouraging and friendly, yet treats her art form with the thoroughness and respect it deserves. She really takes the time to explain proper technique throughout the entire process-- from things like maintaining proper support for your voice and more importantly how to sing opera without hurting yourself. Personally, she is helping me to find potential that I didn't think I had before. I feel very fortunate that I am able to have one on one sessions with someone of Asuka's caliber."
Marielle
Took Opera Voice lessons from Asuka U.
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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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