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Singing Lessons in Raleigh, NC

Music is everywhere in Raleigh, meaning that - whatever your tastes - you are sure to find inspiration. Supplement your singing lessons in Raleigh by listening to professionals, joining a formal group, or showing off your skills on a karaoke night. Here are some great opportunities to experience singing in Raleigh.

Festivals and Concerts

  1. SoJam This a cappella festival is your chance to see some of the most talented singers perform. As well as watching concerts, you can compete or even attend workshops with professionals to take back some new ideas for your singing lessons in Raleigh. (http://sojam.net/)

  • Second Shift Second Shift create their own original arrangements of classics, from genres including pop, rock, country, and jazz. Hear the group perform regularly at different locations around the Triangle to experience how a cappella can transform your favorite tunes. (http://second-shift.org/index.shtml)
  • Singing Groups

    1. Master Chorale Performing with the North Carolina Symphony for more than 70 years, Master Chorale sing everything from Renaissance to contemporary pieces with up to 170 singers. You can audition every January and August for your chance to join the group and perhaps even sing in some of their chamber performances. (http://ncmasterchorale.org/)

    2. Common Woman Chorus This all-women group of professional and amateur singers perform pieces that express empowerment, diversity, and strength. In addition to regular rehearsals, the group holds discussions and social gatherings to discuss issues important to their members. Common Woman Chorus is open to new members throughout the year, without the need to audition. (http://www.commonwomanchorus.net/about/)

    3. Heart of Carolina Always looking for new members who will enable their group to grow, Heart of Carolina is a barbershop quartet that performs and competes throughout North Carolina. Check out one of their concerts, or come along for a rehearsal to see if you would like to be part of the group before you audition. (http://www.heartofcarolinachorus.org/)

    4. Carolina Harmony Chorus Part of Sweet Adelines International, the Carolina Harmony Chorus features singers from all backgrounds and of all ages. They sing everything from 1920s ballads and patriotic music to pop and rock. Attend a rehearsal on any Tuesday of the year to join them. (http://www.carolinaharmony.org/aboutus.html)

    Karaoke

    1. Star Karaoke This Japanese-style karaoke has all the latest songs in English, Thai, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, updating their collection every month. Choose from a range of room sizes that hold anywhere from five to 30 people, each fitted with an LED TV, speakers, dancing space, and disco light. (http://www.starkaraokenc.com/)

    2. Champions Bar This sports bar offers karaoke on the weekends and is your chance to use everything you've learned during your singing lessons in Raleigh. If you would rather sit back and listen to others sing, you can come for the live music performances, always accompanied by great food and drink. (http://www.championsbars.com/)

    Whether you want to practice your singing for an upcoming audition, to feel confident enough to sing karaoke, or simply to gain more enjoyment from your musical skills, singing lessons in Raleigh can help. Search for a private teacher who can help you train your voice and work with your natural endowments!

    About Adia L.

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    About Adia
    Adia has been described as having “a voice full of personality and expression.” Her vocal stylings have been called soulful, soothing, and classy. Dedicated to the preservation of jazz music, her energetic and exciting performances are marked by a blend of jazz standards, original compositions, and an exploration of the elements of jazz found in contemporary music genres. For over ten years Adia performed with Generations, a jazz ensemble dedicated to the preservation of jazz music, consisting of some of the most seasoned jazz musicians in the triangle area, opening for Jimmy Heath and perform
    ing with Gary Bartz. Her debut CD First Take, features Generations. Adia is still often accompanied by her father, Generations bassist Freeman L., a bassist with over thirty years of jazz performing experience.

    A skilled and passionate performer, Adia works with various jazz instrumentalists. She currently performs with the her Quartet which routinely features jazz professionals, instructors, and students from North Carolina and the US east coast on drums, bass, piano, and horns.

    A native of Durham, NC, Adia holds Bachelors degrees in Music Education and Jazz Studies from North Carolina Central University and a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from New York’s Queens College. She was chosen as an outstanding performer by Downbeat Magazine in 2006, and was selected to participate in the 2006 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead International Jazz Residency and Performance Project. She was selected as a 2008 NC Arts Council Emerging Artist. Her sophomore CD, Take 2: Rendezvous with Yesterdays was well received internationally and reached the top ten on the CMJ jazz station charts.

    Adia most recently was the featured performer for the 2011 Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Ceremony and was chosen to be on the 2012-2014 Durham Arts Council CAPS rooster, bringing the arts to public and private schools. She also served as the music director for United Way’s “Shakespeare on Base” held at Fort Bragg Military Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I am a laid back instructor with an incredible love for music. I will tailor each lesson to the needs of each individual student. I love teaching dedicated and diligent students. I am well versed in teaching various styles of music including but not limited to classical, jazz, and musical theater. I encourage my students to become musicians and not just vocalist. Each lesson will be comprised of a vocal warm-up, vocalizing exercises, ear-training, music theory, and singing. I will include a little history and diction when needed. When you study with me you will leave with the ability to sing any type of music of your choosing. I will infuse each student with my own passionate spirit for music. Lets sing!

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Living room set up for lessons with piano and microphones. Parents are able to sit in on lessons.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    I can bring my own keyboard and tape/cd player. I would like for students to have a mirror and a cassette tape or other recording method for practicing purposes.

    *** Specialties ***
    I specialize in Jazz Vocal Performance, though I was trained to sing Classical and Broadway music as well.
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    Amy B. May 1, 2016
    · Singing · In studio
    Very nice and kind, very knowledgeable. I am looking forward to learning how to sing better. I believe she has a lot to teach me.
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    Janet August 7, 2015
    · Singing · In studio
    I only didn't give a 5 because I really do reserve 5 stars for the beyond exceptional.. in all things.

    But Adia has helped me already in ways that other teachers have not!! I highly recommend her and I'm increasing the time of my lessons with her as a consequence.
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    Adia L.

    Adia L.

    Durham, NC 27707
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    About Mark M.

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    Learn stage presence, technique and build your repertoire.

    About Mark
    *** Travel Equipment ***
    I will provide instruction materials. Student will need to provide any accompaniment necessary.

    *** Specialties ***
    I teach a variety of vocal styles including rock, pop, classical and choral. I also teach music based on the basics of rhythm and theory.

    ***Computer***
    For computer based teaching or online, a personal computer will be required with purchased and licensed software already installed.
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    Mark M.

    Mark M.

    Louisburg, NC 27549
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    $25 / 30-min

    About Courtney B.

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    Durham, NC
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    specialized lesson based on individual voice and musical interest with a large focus on breathing and vocal technique

    About Courtney
    I was born in Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Fayetteville, NC. I started singing at 3, playing the clarinet at 11, writing/composing at 12, recording at 15 and arranging at 16. I attended North Carolina Central University and earned my Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Vocal Performance in May 2010 and my Master of Music in Jazz Studies Arranging and Composition. During my tenure, I had the opportunity to work with artist such as Branford Marsalis, Joey Calzerrado, Geri Allen, Carmen Lundy, Antonio Hart, and Nnenna Freelon as well as traveled to Toronto, the British Virgin Islands, NY,
    and Indiana to name a few destinations. I now perform R&B, Jazz, and Hip Hop music locally under the moniker "Coey Rochele" as well as in my group "1801", and write/arrange for special events and other local artist.

    I focus on giving my student tools that they can use to in real world experiences...whether that is on a larger scale such as a show or small one like in church. We deal heavily with developing proper vocal technique, but I also give much attention to performing techniques and the art of delivering a lyric.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    As a teacher, I like to provide a comfortable place to learn, but I do expect my students to do the work that I have assigned them. I like to make sure the lessons are as personalized as possible, so I spend the first lesson getting to know the student a bit personally, their musical aspirations and current musical abilities. For the first 3 lessons, I give special focus to correct breathing. Breathing, when it comes to singing, is fundamental, and for most people quite difficult to pick up on because it requires you to pay attention to an area that you normally do not. We also deal with tone production and vocal health. By the 4th lesson, we add on vowel placement and diction as well as basic music theory ( if the student does not know how to read music.) After the first 3 months, a general concept of proper breathing, diction, and tone production are established firmly. A student will also be aware of basic performance etiquette.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    piano and mirror

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Students must have piano or FULL (88 keys) keyboard if I come to their home. I will provide everything else needed for lesson.

    *** Specialties ***
    My degree emphasized jazz, but I have experience and am proficient in classical, gospel, r&b, and Broadway genres as well.
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    Maurice M. July 24, 2014
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    "What can I say about Courtney? Beautiful person. Beautiful instrument. She has, hands down, one of the most amazing voices I have ever heard in my life. She knows her instrument intimately and intricately. Courtney's ear is amazing. Her ability to nail a melody, improvise it and navigate through changes is nothing less than astounding. She is truly a gifted, well versed and educated musician. Her composition and arranging speak to that as well. I was in awe as I sat and listened to her compositions at her graduate recital. Simply amazing. Great musician. Great person."
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    Courtney B.

    Courtney B.

    Durham, NC 27707
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    $25 / 30-min

    About Ted D.

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    Raleigh, NC

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    I have a simple, no-nonsense approach to vocal training, helping students build the vocal strength and coordination necessary to sing efficiently, using principles and exercises learned through over a decade of intensive vocal study in NYC.

    About Ted
    My name is Ted Dougherty, and I have been teaching private lessons in both guitar and voice for over a decade. I began playing guitar at age eleven and continued into college, where I majored in guitar performance. While in college I began studying voice seriously, adding a vocal performance major to my degree. I moved to New York City for additional vocal training, and sang leading roles in many opera productions in the NY/NJ area.

    I currently serve as Director of Music and Worship at HOPE Presbyterian Church in North Raleigh, and my performance experience ranges playing and singing in roc
    k bands and as a solo acoustic act to performing in opera houses and concert halls with symphony orchestras. Whether teaching guitar or voice, I focus on developing proper and efficient technique with my students that enables them to perform in a wide range of styles and performance venues.
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    Moe April 5, 2017
    · Vocal Training · In home
    “If you can sing opera you can sing anything.” This is something I learned while taking vocal lessons with Ted Dougherty. Many voice teachers aim to silo you into one style of singing but that is not the case with Ted. He will help you build your voice to be the strongest it can be while encouraging you to practice and sing the types of music you are passionate about. Ted is an extremely talented musician who not only has the knowledge to teach you new techniques, but also has the ability to demonstrate those techniques. I started voice lessons with him when I was 12 years old and only ended my lessons with him when I went away to college years later. I truly believe, were it not for my lessons with Ted, I would not have the quality voice I have today. If I lived anywhere near Raleigh, NC, nothing would be able to stop me from going for voice lessons with Ted as often as possible.
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    Ayla April 3, 2017
    · Vocal Training · In home
    If you are a singer, do yourself a favor and get lessons with Ted! I took voice lessons with him for two years it's been quite the game changer. I've been a singer since I was 6 and have had a lot of different vocal training and Ted's lessons were unlike any other. I never expected the techniques. They are designed to make you re-conceptualize how to make the sound until your voice is in the right place. The first few months of lessons were unlearning and really strange because it seemed like he was telling me to make ugly sounds most of the time. Later I realized how foundational and fundamental these practices are for a strong and healthy voice. If you stick with it, and practice regularly on your own, you will be able to do what you thought was not possible with your voice. Like perform Queen of the Night, or Defying Gravity, or Carry Underwood. It's been amazing to transform my voice so drastically, and I would never have gotten there without these lessons.
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    Ted D.

    Ted D.

    Raleigh, NC 27616
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    $40 / 30-min

    About Manuel M.

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    Experienced Vocalist for 4 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music fundamentals. I specialize in jazz, blues, and classical, typically use "The Real Book" , and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: piano , sheet music, and more. I can't wait to contribute to you musical journey!

    About Manuel
    Hi, there! My name is Manuel Martinez and I can't wait to meet you! I attend North Carolina Central University pursuing a bachelor degree in Jazz Studies. I graduate in May of 2018 to become a music educator. Music is everything to me and I love helping those achieve their goals in music. I look forward to helping you on your musical journey.
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    Manuel M.

    Manuel M.

    Durham, NC 27707
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    $25 / 30-min

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