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Carolyn M.

44 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Carolyn M.

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Carolyn is a true triple threat teacher. She began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. She is currently in the hit Off-Broadway shows “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” and “My Big Gay Italian Funeral”. In her spare time, Carolyn has always loved working with people who have a passion for the arts. Whether it’s in a classroom, at a dance studio, or sitting at the piano, Carolyn has worn the many hats of acting coach, voice teacher, dance instructor, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and college audition coach to name a few. Her masterclasses have been given throughout Long Island and New York City, with students ranging in age from 5-55! Winning first place in national dance competitions, receiving perfect scores ...

About Carolyn

Born and raised in New York, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Theat

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Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Asuka U.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese, French(Intermidiate)
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Asuka U.

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10 years teaching experience in various style of music(Classical, Pop, Rock, Broadway). Accompanied for students' auditions.
Specializing in sight singing in fixed do style.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ‚Äč“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Poppy S.
My daughter is loving her lessons with Asuka!
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James S.
Asuka is bright and cheerful and patient and encouraging. I could not recommend her highly enough.
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Moa M.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Swedish, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Moa M.

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Whether you are shooting for the Hollywood Bowl or the local karaoke bar, I am here to help you reach your goals! Together we will work towards gaining a better understanding of your voice and how breathing, placement and resonance affects your tone. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Strengthen your upper, lower and middle register with a contemporary approach
- Get a better understanding of vocal technique and how it affects your voice (breathing, placement, resonance)
- Original and/or cover material
- Performance
- Confidence

About Moa

Having grown up with two teaching parents and a teaching sister, I think it was pretty clear what I was going to be when I grew up. After touring all over the world, having songs on TV and radio and being signed both as an artist and a songwriter, I have learned some amazing things and I love passin

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Harper and Charlie V.
Moa was so patient and captured my (2) 7 year olds attention for the entire 1 hour lesson! They had SO much fun! Highly recommend
Brian
I’ve wanted to learn the bass for awhile, and after a month of trying on my own my husband got me some bass lessons with Moa. I was really nervous to start, but our weekly lessons have become the highlight of my week. Moa is very patient and really good at explaining things in ways I can understand. I’m very excited to continue lessons with her - I can’t think of another person I’d want to have as a music teacher.
Brian
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Maria S.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King

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Anthony C.
Maria was teaching my daughter opera, she learned a lot and we'll seek her out again to continue. She is an expert in her field. My daughter loved her and everyone she encountered in the music industry wanted to learn how she learned this and how she learned that when we told them they said she had a good teacher. We'll be back Maria. Thanks for all you've shown her.
Ava
My daughter’s first lesson was great!
Stephanie L.
I LOVED my first lesson with Maria! She is so great! I am really looking forward to working with her over the next few weeks!
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Brian C.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music from New York University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brian C.

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I focus on vocal technique and the performance of the song during lessons. Students record lessons for review and use pre-recorded tracks and/or accompaniment to work on performing. I have weekly ensembles where students can perform.

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock music

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Ratnay P.
Brian is cheerful, patient and very encouraging. I improved my singing by a considerable amount in just a month, I would definitely recommend him.
Dave T.
Great first lesson with Brian! Excited to working with him.
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Ellysa R.

28 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ellysa R.

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As an award-winning singer-songwriter, I have been teaching singing since 2012. My teaching focuses on finding your own unique voice. In first few lessons, you will learn how to access each of your different resonators (and what they are!), how to properly use the 360-degree breathing method, and how to access your most grounded self in order to clearly define your goals. Through this self-discovery process and use of proper technique, your expression through singing will come to life!

About Ellysa

Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well as attending Interlochen Arts Academy conser

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Tanaya J.
Too early to comment. My daughter is learning something new.
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Average Cost of Singing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute singing lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $159 per hour.
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"Bobby is an excellent teacher.

My daughter is eight years old, and she has had an excellent experience with Bobby. He has a gift for being able to push her and correct her while encouraging her at the same time. She loves her weekly lessons."
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"Great in-home instructor. Very supportive and always available when you need support with singing."
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"My daughter's confidence is soaring.everyone is commenting on her improvements since she's been working with Ms. Ramona! Awesome instructor..."
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Took Singing lessons from Amanda M.
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"Vanessa is awesome. She unites technique with performance. She's really helped me with my confidence and skill development!"
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"Jameson is the reason that I have improved on my singing.

He really helps to improve singing range, especially in head voice and the higher pitches. I definitely feel more confident in my singing. Jameson really makes a singer make a song his or her own by the way that he incorporates feelings and actions. The Alexander Technique really helps in singing and in every day activities."
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Took Singing lessons from Jameson J.
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"Sara helped me a great deal with learning to sing with better breath support and to get a level of consistency out of my voice that I thought was beyond me. If she can help me, she can help you."
Sean
Took Singing lessons from Sara J.
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"We are super happy with Mary. She is patient, understanding, and calming, putting my kid at ease in this new situation. She understands learning challenges and can easily adapt her instruction to fit the child's needs. I would recommend her to anyone!"
Beth
Took Singing lessons from Mary D.
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"Tanisha is a Great Teacher ALL AROUND!

I've been taking lessons from Tanisha for quite some time now and I enjoy every minute of it! I feel like every time I take a lesson, Its still challenging and I have something new to learn. Since I've started taking lessons with Tanisha, I've recently switched to Skype Lessons and they are just like she's in the room with you! Great teaching skills, easy to talk to, and a great Teacher all around! I really recommend her to anyone!"
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Private Singing Classes Near You and Online

If you've ever watched a musical, attended a karaoke party, or listened to a choir harmonize and thought, "I wish I could do that," then voice lessons are the best first step.

Singing brings people together, whether in choirs, concerts, or just amongst friends. One of the most powerful instruments in the world is built into our bodies, and learning how to use this innate instrument can bring about a lifetime of musical expression.

Many aspiring singers have the misconception that people are either born with innate singing talent or not. While it’s true that some young singers can quickly pick up vocal skills, the majority of great singers have worked with voice coaches for years. Even if you have some natural singing abilities, it’s still important to hone your skills if y

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ou want to reach your full potential.

A voice coach’s job is more than just helping you sing in tune. They also give you the unique feedback necessary to reduce unnecessary tensions, liberate your breath, and perform with confidence. Although many vocal exercises can sound silly, when used correctly, they are nothing short of magic on the vocal cords. Within just a few vocal lessons, you’ll be amazed at how your voice opens up!

Why Take Voice Lessons?

Taking singing lessons will develop your ability to confidently participate in the joy of music, whether by joining a choir, singing at a karaoke bar, or landing a gig in the music business. Studying music with a voice coach also imparts a whole range of non-musical benefits for both adults and children. Keep reading to find out more!

Benefits of Singing Lessons for Adults

In music therapy, singing is often used for healing purposes; it imparts positive emotional and mental benefits. Adults who participate in music display sharper cognitive abilities and a better memory function. Singing has also been shown to improve your posture and breathing.

Benefits of Singing Lessons for Kids

Several studies show a clear link between children who take music lessons and increased intelligence, better grades, and improved focus. Studying music uses a variety of brain processes related to reading, memory, listening, synthesizing, and coordination. 

Practicing music in childhood appears to improve mathematical ability, memory, cognitive function, and spatial intelligence. Studying music also benefits children later in life. Adults who studied music as children show a greater capacity for hearing and understanding language. 

What You'll Learn in Vocal Lessons

Whether you want to take your vocal skills to the stage or just sing better around the house, private lessons are the way to go. You'll benefit from prompt feedback and personalized instruction that you just can't get in a larger choir or simply watching video tutorials. Lesson by lesson, your voice coach will lay out a clear path for reaching your vocal goals.

A professional voice teacher will be able to see any weak points that a director of a choir or group class may not notice. This way, you’ll avoid developing bad habits that can impede your progress down the road and even lead to damaging your voice.

In vocal lessons, you'll learn how to bring the best out of your voice, resulting in your own unique musical expression. This involves developing your tone, your pitch control, and your breathing. You may also study music theory, different musical genres, or work on specific songs in order to perfect your technique. Most students will begin to hear improvement in just a couple of weeks. Below, we’ll go into detail on more of the specific learning topics at each skill level.

Sample Curriculum for Singing Lessons for Beginners

Your first voice lessons focus on evaluating your current abilities, establishing a foundation of skills, and setting you up for success. In beginner singing lessons, your vocal coach may choose to cover the following:

  • Proper posture
  • Breathing techniques
  • Vocal warm-ups
  • Vocal health
  • Tone, range, and vocal qualities
  • Intonation (matching pitches)
  • Introduction to reading music and music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Singing Lessons

Intermediate singing lessons are designed to develop your basic skills further. If you already have some experience or a musical background, intermediate lessons will probably be the best choice for you. During lessons, you may work on the following:

  • Vocal exercises
  • Sight reading
  • Practice pitch changes and control
  • Introduction to vocal diction and singing pronunciation
  • Develop vocal tone
  • Develop singing technique

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Voice Lessons

In advanced lessons, voice teachers focus on improving a well-trained student’s technique, ability, and range. If you’re hoping to be a professional singer and see your name in lights someday, this is the right level for you. Advanced lessons include the following topics:

  • Improve power
  • Extend vocal range
  • Mixed voice
  • Vibrato
  • Ear training
  • Composition and songwriting
  • Audition preparation 

Regardless of your skill level, keep in mind that our private vocal teachers customize lessons to your specific interests, goals, and learning style. Lessons for adults will include more challenging practice and theory. For younger children taking singing lessons for beginners, the curriculum will be more centered around sparking interest and making music fun.

In addition, if you’d like to focus on a particular style, we have coaches who specialize in teaching classical, jazz, opera, gospel, R&B, rock, pop and more.

Find a Vocal Coach Online or Near You

When you're ready to start voice lessons, you'll need to find a qualified vocal coach. A simple search for singing teachers in our directory will provide a list of available candidates both locally and online. Busy parents and their kids can both enjoy the added convenience and flexibility of online lessons.

You'll find a variety of vocal teachers with years of experience teaching and performing. Our instructors are vetted and background checked to ensure you have the best learning experience possible.

To narrow down the list, be sure to read through reviews left by other students. Before your first lesson, think about your goals for learning to sing and any special interests you have. Feel free to send a message to a prospective teacher and discuss these topics before booking your first lesson. Then, enjoy vocal lessons customized to help you reach your goals!

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Thinking about joining a choir in your community? There may be an audition process to go through first. Here, Hayward, CA voice teacher Molly R. shares her tips for success... Sometimes choral auditions can seem daunting with all of their requirements: sight reading, tonal memory, range assessments… and oh yeah, you have to prepare a song or two as well! But fear not, as there are ways to get you confident for the big day. Here are some tips on how to prepare. 1) Select the Right Choir A …

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Practice Tips: Vocal Warm-Ups & Technique

Structuring your vocal warm-ups and practice between lessons can make a huge impact on your success. Here, Bloomfield, NJ teacher Zachary B. shares some helpful tips... In my experience, many students make progress during a lesson and often return to the next lesson with the new skills forgotten. Merely practicing songs, without specific structure usually leads to singing the song repeatedly. While this does familiarize you with the song, it does not help you improve from a technical st …

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How bad is "vocal fry," anyway? As a singer, should you be concerned about this new vocal trend, heard in artists such as Britney Spears? In this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R., listen to a vocal fry example and learn the truth behind the fuss...   I was recently listening to This American Life (a popular radio show and podcast), and the hosts started talking about vocal fry. As a voice professional, I immediately started paying rapt attention. Within a few minutes, …

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