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Carolyn M.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
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Carolyn M.

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Born and raised on Long Island, 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. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theatre with an emphasis in directing. Her voice currently be heard nationally on the radio in “Pepsi” ads, as well as the new “Don’t Text and Drive” public service announcements. Carolyn most recently narrated 52 episodes for the children's cartoon "Zula Patrol" on PBS.

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 Thea

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Michael
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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Kevin T.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks Chinese (Mandarin), English
  • Teaches students 3 to 93
  • Teaching since 1990
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Kevin T.

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Keynote speakers seeking help with vocal tone, energy, and performance, voice coaching can help take your presentations to a whole new level.

About Kevin

Kevin T. is a music professor at MUM, Vice president of the San Diego Songwriters guild, and CEO of Songwriting Planet. He is an instructor of guitar, bass, voice, piano, songwriting, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, music theory, ear training, production and engineering, and music busin

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Keith
I’ve been taking lessons from Kevin for about 2 months. Before that I’d been kind of aimlessly playing around with guitar. I was playing by myself for about 20 years and basically had no timing and rhythm. I’m not a funk master yet but Kevin has given me tools that have greatly improved my timing and for the first time actually believing that I’m going to do this. Thanks
Asam
I started taking lessons with Kevin about a month ago I took lessons when I was a kid, and remember some things, but my hands do not yet so what my head is telling them. Kevin has been great, adjusting to what I already know and adding a lot of music theory, which I never had learned before. Highly recommend Kevin.
Jo
I started learning Ukulele with Kevin and then picked up Guitar lately, Kevin has a systematic way of teaching, instead of covering each and every chords, he summarizes them by different shapes, and also their variations, so you can memorize the basics and find their "relative" chords easier. He also taught music theories, how each chord is formed, and if you want to play a specific song, he's also glad to help on finding the exact chord and transfer them into different notes that suits you. Definitely have your notebook ready since there's a lot to learn. The harder thing for myself is with the online class, it's not as efficient as a face-to-face one, I also tend to be less motivated to practise but you ought to just find your own motivation!
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Francesca V.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
  • Teaches students 3 to 75
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Francesca V.

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With a strong background in Bel Canto technique and Alexander technique Francesca is perfectly suited for teaching speech.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast ocean of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage at The House of Blues as she is at Disney Hall.

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Nicole M.
Francesca is the best singing teacher I've ever had, she's incredibly kind, patient, energetic, and understanding.
Sarah
She gave me good feedback and is helping me prepare for a singing competition
Mary
Francesca is a great teacher!
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Maria S.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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 an

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Rose R.
Maria is by far the perfect person to start this journey with. Her knowledge is phenomenal, and I can't wait to keep growing in my singing abilities!!
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!
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Marjorie K.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Italian, French, German
  • Awarded Winner - International Lucianno Vocal Competition, Finalist - National Opera voice competition, McAllister Awards for Opera Competition, The International Enrico Caruso Vocal Competition and the Classical Productions vocal Competition from Inter-cities Performing Arts, Inc., and private instatutions sponcered the competitions
  • BM in Voice Performance and a special studies certificate from University of Georgia and Eastman School of Music
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Marjorie K.

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For anyone that needs to have their breath and vocals working properly under the stress of public speaking will learn how to breath property, speak with confidence and conviction, resonance and a sense of commitment.
I teach what it takes to be prepared for that special speech. These skills eradicate stage fright and performance anxiety.

About Marjorie

Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC

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Cadence W.
Marjorie is a great teacher, my daughter is learning and enjoying going to her lessons.
Ann-Marie G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next.
Madelyn G.
Beautiful setting, wonderful teacher. My granddaughters truly enjoyed their first lesson and are eagerly awaiting their next one
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Fawn A.

446 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks Main Language: English. OTHER: Spanish, French, Chineese, Italian, Yiddish, German, Spanish
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Fawn A.

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Diction, projection, proper breathing. I address any issue that needs to be corrected or improved. Fast results that last a lifetime. What ever we need to do, we do!

About Fawn

"Make one stop at the music shop!" Fawn® is not your typical music coach. As a Billboard hit recording artist, songwriter, TV & film composer & 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. Whe

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Jessica S.
A+mazing! I've been to several Take Lesson Instructors and as an advanced student, I had the best experience with Fawn. Fawn is an expert in her craft. Results are fast and effective. She is organized, to the point, and efficient. She knows her stuff! Also, very nice and uplifting. Thank you, Fawn! :)
Miriam and Allie
We can not express how grateful we are to have Fawn for our daughters coach! She is sounding fantastic on both piano and voice! Thanks Fawn!

Here is the BEST Vocal coach ever. Allie has improved so much working with Fawn and her confidence is soaring. She tried out for a small part on a theatrical play and got one of the lead roles. Thank you Fawn, we are eternally grateful!
Gregory King
A most excellent piano teacher. Fun, patient, talented, a great communicator with a profound impact on my improvement. Never though online lessons would work, but they do and Fawn is fantastic!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing speaking 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 speaking 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 Speaking Voice Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute speaking voice lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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$43 average
45 min
$56 average
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$70 average

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"Dr. Jeanne made me feel more than comfortable on my initial visit. I literally felt right at home. She has opened my eyes to a whole new world and way of thinking when it comes to speech. I went in thinking I was only going to go for a few sessions but after today I am definitely extending my time to utilize her talents. I am confident she will guide me where I need to be for my business endeavors."
Kim
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Dr. Jeanne S.
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"Toya is great! Exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. She identified my areas for improvement, recommended exercises, and outlined a plan. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am very pleased."
Hal
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Toya N.
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"Engaging, quick to follow up with notes. Looking forward to next lesson."
Shannon Gordon
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Randy L.
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"I am very please with the results. As I read and we spoke Randy detected habits or
mispronunciations in my speech. Just having him draw my attention to them I began hearing them in everyday conversation. He is an excellent and fun coach and I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to improve and polish their speaking whether business or giving presentations. I plan to use him for some on camera and public speaking pointers. Thanks Randy!"
Stacie
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Randy L.
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"Wonderful experience. I think that I’ll be able to improve with him by my side :-)"
Andrew
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Adam R.
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"Randy has been incredibly helpful with teaching me to have a better on camera experience. I read scripts while he records them, then we work on improving them. I would recommend Randy to anyone looking to improve their speaking voice"
Pam
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Randy L.
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"Fawn is such a delight to work with! She's always going beyond the lesson to see how she can help empower you take on your goals head on no matter what area of life. I'm so glad to have found such a genuine person in Hollywood & an amazing teacher to guide me in this industry."
Rory
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Fawn A.
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"Kelsey is great at pointing out where I do well, as well as areas for improvement. I look forward to my next lesson!"
Terri
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Kelsey J.
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"She's nice, fun and overall pleasant. I can tell she is also quite knowledgable"
Shelby
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Molly M.
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"Excellent first session with Molly. She gave me great tips from the first lesson about to improve my voice."
Jose Antonio Romero
Took Speaking Voice lessons from Molly M.
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Private Speaking Voice Lessons Near You

Have you ever wished you could speak more clearly and expressively, with precise articulation and diction? Can you image standing up in front of ten, 100, or even 1,000 people to speak and feeling confident, instead of fearful? Do you dream of a career in broadcasting, but struggle to master a neutral accent? By studying elocution with a private speaking voice teacher, you can do these things. 

Working with an elocution teacher, you'll learn the art of public speaking. You'll not only study the physical principles of proper breathing, speaking, projection, and articulation, but also the craft of delivering a speech with expression, thoughtfully placed emphasis, and a cool head. In speaking voice classes, you'll gain confidence that travels through your voice to inspire an audienc

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Why Learn How to Improve Your Speaking Voice?

Most of us talk every day, throughout the day, so it's only natural to wonder why it might be a good idea to practice speaking even more. When you study elocution with a speaking voice teacher, you'll learn to speak more intentionally. You'll improve your confidence and learn to speak more clearly. You'll improve your diction, enunciation, and projection.

Working one-on-one with a speaking voice tutor can help you further your career in acting, broadcasting, voice acting, business, politics, entertainment, teaching, motivational speaking, or DJing. Speaking lessons are great for people who frequently find themselves on the stage or in front of a crowd. They're also wonderful for anyone who needs to use their voice professionally (and that's almost everyone). 

The way you speak, your quality and confidence of voice, and the way you present yourself while speaking all affect how others view you. Your speaking voice can immediately give a listener (sitting in an audience or across the board room table) the impression of weakness and timidity or strength and confidence. By learning to improve your speaking voice, you'll learn how to control the persona you convey to whomever happens to hear you. You'll learn to sound powerful, compassionate, excited, and energized. You'll learn how to gain the respect and attention of entire rooms just by opening your mouth. 

The Best Way to Learn Elocution and What You'll Study in Speaking Voice Classes

You can find plenty of free speaking voice classes and tutorials online, but the best way to learn how to improve your speaking voice is with a private teacher. Your lessons will be completely tailored to meet your needs, strengthen your unique voice, and help you overcome your own individual challenges. With your teacher's undivided attention and immediate feedback, you'll improve fast. 

Teachers also design lessons with the student's preferred learning style in mind. For example, speaking voice lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from speaking voice classes for kids. No matter your age, you'll stay interested and motivated, as you work at a comfortable pace. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Speaking Voice

If you have little or no public speaking or elocution experience, then beginner lessons are right for you. Your teacher will introduce you to the basics of training and improving your speaking voice. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to mouth, nasal, chest, and diaphragm voices
  • Practice proper breathing
  • Diaphragm projection
  • Diction exercises and tongue twisters
  • Accent reduction

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Speaking Voice

If you've already had some previous experience with public speaking or prior elocution lessons, then intermediate classes are for you. You'll learn to expand your range and project your voice safely. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Develop resonance
  • Increase vocal coordination
  • Stretch your vocal flexibility
  • Isolate and strengthen individual muscles for improved articulation

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Speaking Voice

If you're already an adept public speaker, advanced lessons can help you further hone your craft. You'll have the opportunity to work and practice with a professional. Subjects covered in advanced lessons depend on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Speaking expressively
  • Pick your focus: elocution for acting, business, broadcasting, public speaking, etc. 
  • Lear to speak expressively
  • Master the art of captivating and connecting with an audience
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Speaking Voice Teacher Near You

If you're ready to strengthen your speaking voice, then you need a private teacher. On TakeLessons, it's easy to find a private speaking voice tutor. A quick search will lead you to a variety of highly qualified and experience teachers, offering lessons both in-person and online. Before selecting a teacher, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other aspiring elocutionists. 

The cost of private speaking voice lessons varies, but most teachers base rates on the length of lessons. With so many tutors to choose from, it's simple to find an affordable private teacher. Plus, you'll quickly see your investment pay off, as you learn new concepts, exercises, and enjoy an improved speaking voice after just a few lessons.