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About Erin W.

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Learn to develop a healthy technique for singing with proper vowels, breathing, space, and placement. Gain confidence in your voice and sing the songs you love!

About Erin
I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and over a decade of vocal training and performance experience.

I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, ranging in ability from beginner to experienced. I have helped the beginning students learn to match pitch and read notes on the staff. My voice students learn to sing with purer vowels, increased breath support, and to access greater vocal range.

I teach beginning piano to all ages. I teach students as young as 5 as long as they are able to stay focused for the duration of a half hour lesson. Most of my piano students are in the 7 -10 range, but I teach some beginning adults as well.

I travel to some students in N and NE Portland, but I vastly prefer to have students come to me. For students in Vancouver, WA, I do ask that they come to me.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice students will learn to improve their technique through proper breathing, correct vowels, space, and resonance. I teach repertoire based on the students' interest, but I am well versed in classical and operatic repertoire in English, French, German, and Italian, as well as some musical theatre and jazz. I also teach pop songs for those who are interested. I can help you improve your technique for whatever style of music you want to sing. For adults, I recommend an hour voice lesson. For kids, I recommend a half hour voice lesson, and half hour of piano if they are not already taking it.

Piano students will learn to read music, play with correct form, learn scales, and improve their musicianship skills. I teach out of lesson books (mostly Faber) to improve technique, but I want students to learn supplemental pieces that are fun for them as well. For piano beginners, I recommend 30 minutes. Once the student is a little more experienced, I like to have them for 45 minutes.

I hope to share with you the same joy I get from making music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio at home has a piano, my music library, a large mirror for aiding the student in observing their vocal habits.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For in home lessons, students will need to have a keyboard or a piano in a space free of distractions. Students should have a neat, three ring binder to hold any loose sheet music. Piano students need a regular notebook to write lesson assignments.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical art songs and musical theatre.
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Dani B. June 18, 2019
· Singing · In home
She got straight into the singing and made me feel very comfortable!! Loved it! It was my first experience with singing lessons and it couldn’t have gone any better:)
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Kedar K. May 3, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Great lesson, learned lots of personal tips.
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Abby March 24, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Erin is great, highly recommend her!
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Erin W.

Portland, OR 97217
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$25 / 30-min

About Julia V.

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Together we build your singing instrument using breath, vowels and tone so that, whatever style you choose to sing in, you are able to do it with ease.
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 synagogue and have toured on the east coast as well as Athens, Greece. Premiering new music is a specialty. I can help you prepare your pieces for auditions.  My students have successful auditions for college opera and music theater programs, and as choir soloists.

Students gain a larger vocal range and an easy, natural way of singing whether it is in a rock band, choir or as a soloist. Together we find the joy of singing while building a solid technique.

I have worked with small children as a Musikgarten teacher and have toured artist residency
programs which introduce children to music and theater in schools.   I was adjunct faculty at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and local music studios as well as maintaining my private teaching practice.

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I am persistent and positive! Working and performing with singers and master teachers has helped me to be a resourceful teacher who understands the process of becoming a singer. I believe that a sense of fun and play helps you to accomplish your goals quickly.  For beginners you will learn how the voice works and how to care for and develop your instrument, I recommend adults take 45" - 1 hour lessons weekly for skill building. We will choose music that interests you and helps to build your voice starting with basics before moving to more complex and challenging music. Understanding music theory and sight-reading will help you get the most out of your singing. After 3 - 6 months you should have a good command of breathing and an understanding of how to sing with an expressive tone. For the advanced student, I can help you work on trouble spots and give you tools to help with the changes that voices naturally go through.  I look forward to giving you my full focus and celebrating your growth and accomplishments!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Condo w/ open area with piano. Visitor's parking lot w/ seating in studio for parents to listen. Parents with younger siblings can use play areas outside.
Basic library of vocal music, giving the student a way to sample different kinds of songs before purchasing books or downloading songs on their own. Music stand, iPhone plug-in/Amp for accompaniments and examples you want me to hear.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a basic library of vocal music at my home studio and will bring targeted books with me. Students should print out their favorite popular songs from such services as Music Notes website.
I expect my students to provide a keyboard, music stand and notebook as well as a low distraction environment.

*** Specialties ***
As an opera and musical theater, Oratorio and church singer, I help singers of all levels improve within their genre from popular music to opera. A good singing technique will help performers in any style stay healthy and enjoy an expressive singing instrument.
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Nathaniel H. June 22, 2019
· Singing · Online
Online one lesson in so far, but Julia seems to be a very talented and patient instructor for children.
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Eliza K. May 9, 2019
· Singing · Online
I really appreicate Julia's flexible schedule!
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Kady C. February 11, 2019
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Julia V.

Portland, OR 97218
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About Don C.

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All that I request from a student is a desire to learn. I will work with you at your pace to achieve the musical goals you have. Each student begins at a different level.

The first lesson will focus on your musical background. If you are a beginner, that's no problem. I specialize in working with beginning students to teach them all the joy and satisfaction there is in mastering an instrument.

I love to laugh and the lessons are very laid back and fun, but I desire that a student move forward and learn new techniques.

You will be playing simple songs after your first lesson. I'm asked many times by students "how long will it take until I'm good." My answer is: that is in direct proportion to the amount of time you dedicate to practicing. After a month or two, you will know how to read music and have a basic understanding of music theory.

I use various curriculum depending on the student's need. For voice, the curriculum is individually tailored to the students level and ...

About Don
Don brings over 38 years of teaching experience in Piano, Voice, and Guitar. His relaxed and humorous approach to music encourages students to embrace a love for the musical art.

With 2 American Idol finalists to his credit, along with numerous students who have gone on to professional careers in theater, television, and film. He also has 16 years experience as Musical Director for over 45 theatrical productions in Southern California, Oregon, and Washington.

He has received an award in Southern California for Outstanding Musical Direction in a theatrical production of "The King and I." He is currently the vocal coach for Magenta Theater and Musical Director for Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy, both in Vancouver, WA.

He has traveled the US with The Continental Singers, an international singing group, been a choral director
in churches and various performing groups. He has worked as a recording studio engineer, live sound engineer, and theater sound designer.

Don strives to bring out the best in each student. Whether a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, Don will expand your musical horizon and styles to new levels.

*** Lesson Details ***
All that I request from a student is a desire to learn. I will work with you at your pace to achieve the musical goals you have. Each student begins at a different level.

The first lesson will focus on your musical background. If you are a beginner, that's no problem. I specialize in working with beginning students to teach them all the joy and satisfaction there is in mastering an instrument.

I love to laugh and the lessons are very laid back and fun, but I desire that a student move forward and learn new techniques.

You will be playing simple songs after your first lesson. I'm asked many times by students "how long will it take until I'm good." My answer is: that is in direct proportion to the amount of time you dedicate to practicing. After a month or two, you will know how to read music and have a basic understanding of music theory.

I use various curriculum depending on the student's need. For piano, I generally use Alfred Methods. For guitar, Hal Leonard or Mel Bay. For voice, the curriculum is individually tailored to the students level and goals.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in theatrical performance for actors/vocalists.
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Riley June 23, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Great instructor. Patient, knowledgeable, and very skilled.
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Desarae March 25, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Don is a fantastic teacher. He's very kind and patient. I'm glad he was the piano teacher I chose for lessons. I enjoy learning and practicing piano at my lessons.
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Eric September 25, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Very good first lesson. Made me want to return.
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Don C.

Vancouver, WA 98665
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About Katherine S.

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Basics and advanced technique, as well as beautiful expressiveness and beauty in tone and performance.

About Katherine
Kat S., Soprano, has her Bachelor's of Music in Classical Voice, as well as teaching singing lessons in San Jose and Sacramento, CA. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she strives to support her students in finding their voice, no matter what level they are at. A proponent of being able to use your voice healthily for all singing styles, she is versed in classical, jazz, musical theater, and pop styles. She also has experience teaching beginning theory.

Now a teacher for elementary school music in San Jose, CA, she is also a professional singer for Holy Family Church. Previous jobs she's had are section leader for St. Mark's Methodist Church, professional singer for Fremont Presbyterian in Sacramento, and director for music for young adult Masses at the Sacramento Newman Catholic Community. Her own private tea
cher is the renowned Dr. Robin Fisher, Soprano. Dr. Fisher is one of two classical voice instructors at CSU Sacramento, and has performed in both the United States and Europe.

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I teach from a comprehensive approach, taking into account mind and body: the science of voice as well as the art.

Studio Equipment:
- Piano
- Multiple books of music for: classical or opera voice, jazz voice, musical theater, children's music

Travel Equipment:
- Multiple books of music for: classical or opera voice, jazz voice, musical theater, children's music

Specialties:
Opera - Jazz Voice - Pop - Folk - Classical
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Joelle Steeves December 1, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Fantastic teacher, currently taking lessons and she is so helpful and nice. I would 100% recommend taking lessons from her!
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Mustafa July 17, 2017
· Singing · In home
She was great, made me feel comfortable at home, easy to get along with, and helps to sculpt to music you like.
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Marjorie October 10, 2016
· Broadway Singing · In studio
She is very good at telling me what is expected for each lesson and long term
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Katherine S.

Gresham, OR 97080
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$30 / 30-min

About Irene W.

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Portland, OR
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Expert technical training including vowel shaping, resonance balancing, breath management, diagnosis & correction of vocal faults and foreign language lyric diction.

About Irene
I have 25 years of experience teaching all ages. My performance history is extensive and varied, having sung with chamber orchestras, full orchestras, piano and organ and in over 30 choral groups. I have studied and played piano, organ, harpsichord beginning at age eight. I love to teach!
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Irene W.

Portland, OR 97214
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$42 / 30-min
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About Lilla N.

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Lilla has been singing, touring and recording all over the world for 10+ years. She currently had a song that is in the top 10 on the UK Club Chars. She has written songs and produced music that's been in films, commercials and on radio. She has a BA from Berklee Collage Of Music. Lilla loves working with students and sharing knowledge. "One of the best feelings is seeing my students grow musically.
When teaching I focus on music that keeps my students inspired to sing music they love! In lessons I cover technique, developing personal sound, ear, range, power, tone, style and we have fun!" -Lilla

About Lilla
Lilla has been singing touring and recording professionally for over 10ys. She's been teaching private lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach at a private classroom and online. Lilla has helped students with technique, belting, expanding their range, developing personal sound and style, strengthening the voice, songwriting, reading music, becoming more confident singing and performing, learning to play piano and more.

Lilla began singing in a Gospel Choir at age 11 and was trained at Berklee Collage of Music in Boston where she received a BA Degree in Professional Music. As an expert in her field, Lilla looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. As a teacher Lilla focuses on what inspires her students to sing, their goals and musical growth. She is professional, fun to work with and makes lessons enjoya
ble as well as challenging.

Lilla has preformed and recorded internationally, working with impressive artists, including Ciara, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, Annie Lennox, and Carole King. She had produced 2 solo albums and recorded on over 100 records.
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Avram D. April 28, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Lilla is very patient, encouraging, and cooperative. She is also very calm. When I'm having difficulties, she's always very good at helping me remember or see that it's just something to be dealt with, and it doesn't mean anything.
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Hardy C. April 20, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I'm pleased with my results. She is a great teacher. She sings so well. Time just flys by.
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Sam C. February 26, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Very friendly and welcoming first lesson. I felt a lot at ease and encouraged towards future lessons!
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Lilla N.

Portland, OR 97214
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$40 / 30-min

About AllyJo F.

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Learn how to sing with ease, strength and zero strain! The vocal technique I teach is a powerful tool in unlocking your voice and true potential. Singing should feel free, comfortable and smooth; I can teach you how to free your voice. You will learn how to apply correct breathing to your voice, expand your range, develop and strengthen your vocal chords to develop true tone, learn the different vocal registers and how to use them properly and learn the fundamentals of live performance. Choose the music you want to sing, record in our studio and gain confidence in your abilities. Our studio has recitals, recordings, projects and more. There is always a goal to keep you focused and learning. I love what I do and I love to help people connect with their singing voice. Among other things you will gain confidence in yourself and your abilities as a vocalist.

About AllyJo
HI! I'm AllyJo, I am a vocal coach, musician, actor and writer. I have a studio in SE Portland that I teach out of. I specialize in vocal technique and freeing the voice. I love to help people unlock their talent and discover what they can do vocally. We have a recording studio that students for projects and to track progress. I absolutely love what I do and would love to help you feel more comfortable and confident singing. To learn more about me visit my website allyjo dot com
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Grant December 28, 2018
· Singing · In studio
AllyJo is an awesome instructor. She makes things comfortable, and is very good at explaining the "why" as well as the "how". I look forward to more lessons.
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AllyJo F.

Portland, OR 97214
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About Deanna M.

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Experienced voice and performance teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! You'll sing songs you want to sing and build strong vocal technique and performance skills. I'll help you be a versatile performer so you can sing whatever genre you want, when you want. I use the Blaylock Vocal Method to develop vocal function and artistry. I have exercises and other tools to help students reach goals faster and easier than if they continue on their own.

About Deanna
Hi, there! My name is Deanna and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students gain confidence and self-esteem through music. Vocal students gain strength and versatility, increase their range, and eliminate their "break." Piano and ukulele students learn how to read music, perform artistically, compose, play chords so they can play in a band, how to learn new music quickly and more.

l have been performing for 37 years in dance, singing and in theater and I've learned how to ease nerves, create compelling stage presence, and give my best performance even when things go wrong back stage. I became a certified instructor in the Blaylock Vocal Method in 2016 and I teach the Wunderkeys program for preschool piano students.

I'm a caring teacher that can guide you and chal
lenge you kindly to new levels of performance. Working with me you'll get to sing or play songs you love and learn new songs to showcase your talents.

We always work toward your goals, not mine, and my teaching style is encouraging and focused on the mechanics of singing and grounded in personal development and success techniques. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Nadine July 6, 2017
· Piano · In studio
My 4-year-old son has been taking lessons with Deanna for the past 6 months. I am a preschool teacher. I was immediately impressed by how Deanna was able to connect with my child and work with him with such calmness and ease. My son tried many different classes and has had many different instructors. Deanna has by far been his favorite instructor and he is always excited and ready for class. The program she uses is wonderful, it introduces children to sequencing and patterns, fine motor skills and development and so much more. I highly highly recommend classes with Deanna. We love her!
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Deanna M.

Portland, OR 97214
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About Anya K.

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I accept students of all musical backgrounds beginner to professional.
All styles of repertoire are encouraged (classical, musical theatre, pop)
My teaching methods use posture and breathing techniques, influenced in part by Yoga and the Alexander Technique. I strive to help with better body awareness, tension free singing and exciting exploration of musicality.
I also work with my students on stage presence, phrasing and style to help them deliver their best performance, connect to the joy of singing and the fun of making music!
I can help you start from the very beginning, refresh your skills, gain confidence, and fine tune old and new material.
It's time to get to work!

About Anya
Hi! I am a classically-trained singer, pianist, active performer and music educator in Portland, Oregon. I started studying music when I was very young and earned my degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia. I started teaching in 1998.
I have extensive experience teaching voice and piano for adults and children of different ability levels and in different music styles. Music brings so much joy into my life and sharing this joy is one of my most favorite things!
Look forward to being part of your musical journey.
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Anya K.

Portland, OR 97213
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$42 / 30-min

About Tammy L.

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Clackamas, OR
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Greetings!
I have a degree in music education with a focus on vocal and band instruments! I currently teach elementary music. Singing has always been my favorite activity since I was a child myself.

About Tammy
I studied music education with a focus on choral and band conducting. Singing has always been my favorite activity and I have sung in a variety of choirs. I have taught elementary music for ten years and feel very comfortable with all ages.
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Tammy L.

Clackamas, OR 97015
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Average Cost of Singing Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute singing lessons in Portland is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $45 and $92 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$39 average
$57
45-min $35
 
$53 average
$78
60-min $45
 
$66 average
$92

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute singing lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute singing lessons are 20% less expensive at $53, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $39.

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Singing in Portland

By Julia V. - Portland Singing Teacher

Portland is a unique city with its own distinctive character. The city is full of people who love the performing arts, and there is something for everyone to enjoy! If you’re considering taking singing lessons in Portland, you’re in luck! We can offer opportunities in every genre from new age to rock, and a whole song-loving community to support it all!

Students taking singing lessons in Portland are hoping to support their chosen activities whether in church choir, high school groups and musicals, or auditioning for the yearly PATA auditions. PATA stands for Portland Area Theatre Alliance which holds yearly auditions where area performers can be seen by up to 60 area companies. Performers have a choice of doing 2 songs, 2 monologues or 1 of each. Students and teachers can join PATA and it is a great resource for auditions and offering workshops. http://www.portlandtheatre.com/general-auditions.html

My students will often ask me which local choirs they should sing in. Your teacher can help to steer you in the right direction, but I always say it depends on each student’s sight reading and vocal skills. The PDX choral calendar lists 22 auditioned choirs as well as many more non-auditioned youth and professional choirs. https://sites.google.com/site/pdxchoralcalendar/list-of-choirs

Students may want to take singing lessons in Portland to gain entry to a local community college or University music program. PSU has a high-quality music program and are frequently putting on opera productions and providing many performance outlets. Check out their online calendar and student recital schedule. http://music.pdx.edu/calendar/

Mt. Hood Community College and others smaller campuses also have good programs for inspiring students to get out into the world of music and begin performing or teaching.

You know you have a good vocal technique if you can perform in several different styles. The important thing is to find a teacher or group where you feel comfortable and joyful! Joy is an underrated aspect of singing technique that makes everything easier.

While you’re taking singing lessons in Portland, you can enjoy lots of live music in every genre! Kells Irish Pub features traditional Irish music - Every Sunday at 7PM. Everyone is welcome! http://www.kellsportland.com/music/

The many different jazz groups can be found at the Jazz Society of Oregon. http://www.jsojazzscene.org/monthlyclubinfo.htm. To hear some of great jazz music live, check out Tony Starlight! There’s always a fun show and beautiful singers with live music. http://www.tonystarlight.com/events/upcoming-shows/

Finally, give Portland Opera a try. Every year they have young artists trying out for new roles. Portland Opera productions take place at Keller Auditorium and the Newmark Theatre with beautiful sets and costumes. Opera scenes are even performed outside during the summer in downtown Portland. http://www.portlandopera.org/

When you’re out around town and find a style or song you enjoy, jot down the title or keep the performance’s program. Portland Music Company is a local, independent music store where you can pick up the sheet music for some of your favorite pieces. http://www.portlandmusiccompany.com/

Bring your newly acquired music to your voice teacher and say “I’d like to be able to sing this!” You and your teacher will enjoy having a goal and building the skills to get you there.

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