About Anna-Lisa H.
I grew up with music surrounding me. Both my parents play many instruments and they have passed that love on to me and my brothers. I started singing as a toddler and piano and flute came soon after. I love to teach, am patient and help my students to achieve their best. I create an environment for my students to feel safe expressing themselves, making mistakes,laughing and honing their musical language.
In my voice lessons I teach solid technique focusing on bringing out the beauty of each individual's voice giving them the tools to be able to sing musically. I've been told by students that they have learned more from me in 2 lessons then they have working with prior teachers for years.
I earned my BM in Vocal Performance from the distinguished Eastman School of Music. I have earned the Bravo!Scholar and Howard Hanson award as well as first place in the Schubert Club vocal competition. I continue my studies with acclaimed Mezzo-soprano Gail Dubinbaum in Phoenix and I am a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
I've sung all over the united states as well as in Germany and Italy. I performed the role of Frasquita in Phoenix Opera's production of Carmen as well as La Fata Azzurra in "La Bella Dormente nel Bosco" and as Sister Constance in "Dialogues des Carmelites" of which I was acclaimed by reviewers to have "revealed a luminous voice, and sang with ease and spontaneity." I have been a soloist with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Eastman Collegium. This past December I was a featured soloist with the Phoenix Symphony and returned to the Phoenix Opera to perform The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute as well as worked with the Ohio Light Opera performing the lead roles of Hannah Glawari in "The Merry Widow" and Madame Pompadour in "Madame Pompadour."
I'm equally comfortable with musical theater and have played leading roles in many productions including Marian in "The Music Man," Laurie in Oklahoma, Margy in "State Fair," Rapunzel in "Into the Woods," and Mrs. Gardiner in the premier production of "Pride and Prejudice."
My students have advanced in the Classical Singer National Competition, Arizona Fiesta Chorus Competition, Hot Pipes Competition, Arizona Musicfest Young Artist Competition, and have been accepted to and attended summer programs at distinguished music schools including Westminster College, Eastman School of Music, ASU, and Birmingham Conservatoire among others. They also perform with local theaters including Copperstar Theater,Mesa Encore Theater, Moezart Productions, EVCT and more.
*** Lesson Details ***
Every vocal student will have different talents and struggles and will be at different levels so, I structure my lessons for the individual. However, with every student I focus on teaching correct breathing and healthy vocal use to enhance the natural beauty of the voice.
Overall I have a laid back, humorous personality. I work to help the student achieve their goals whether its to be able to sing better in the shower or to become a professional musician. I offer 2 recitals per year to perform at and often form duets/trio's out of my students. I also offer studio classes for my singers who desire to have more performing experience with immediate encouraging feedback and for my more advanced singers I offer Master classes with guest artists to perform at and attend.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room w/ piano, books, mirror, and seating for parents. Parents can observe if the student is comfortable with that but, I do not allow parents to comment on the student's singing or performance during the lesson.
*** Travel Equipment ***
If they are a voice student they will need a piano, and they will need to purchase their own music and if possible purchase a recording device to record lessons and technique exercises. If they are a flute student, they will need to provide the music, and the instrument. If they are a piano student, obviously they would need a piano and would provide their own music based on my suggestion.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Opera, Operetta, Broadway, and jazz. I also teach pop, rock and country. On the piano and flute I teach classical and contemporary. I do not teach jazz piano or flute.
Speaks French, Italian, German
Teaching since 2004
Awarded 1st Place from Southwest Vocal Competition
Anna-Lisa made me feel at home. I appreciated how welcome she made me feel. Her voice is amazing, and I known I’ll learn a lot from her. I already feel more confident.
Very-informative and detailed feedback tailored on the first lesson
I highly recommend Anna-Lisa to any vocal student. Our daughter thrived under her teaching and we are proud to say she received a vocal scholarship this year! Thank You Anna-Lisa!!
Anna-Lisa is great! She works hard to keep my 11 year old son on task with just enough positive reinforcement and redirection. He really likes her and enjoys the one-on-one attention he gets.
Very energetic and enthusiastic! Recommend!
My daughter learned a lot from Anna-Lisa. She built up her self confidence in singing in front of others. She even helped my daughter prepare for her singing audition for the school talent show. She is patient and very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend her!Show More
Anna-Lisa is very creative in the way she makes suggestions to improve. She's very matter-of-fact. Very caring and passionate about what she does.
Anna-Lisa is the best voice teacher I ever had.I'm able to increase my head voice range and chest voice range without tension now. Anna-Lisa is able to diagnose my problems, gives me different techniques to relax and reach higher or lower notes with ease. She also teaches all genre of music and not just concentrate on opera voice.I like to sing pop music,find her lessons very fun, enjoyable,very helpful. I highly recommend anyone who like to learn how to sing to take lesson with her.Show More
Anna Lisa had helped me tremendously through out the time she was my teacher. She was always able to accommodate with my schedule and helped me bring out the best in me, not only with my voice but with my fear of preforming in front of people. She always knew the right ways to explain techniques and bring out the best in my voice. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher.Show More
Anna Lisa is a remarkable teacher who genuinely cares for her students and provides a fun and encouraging learning environment.
I have been taking lessons from Anna Lisa for about two years now and she is an absolutely phenomenal teacher. From my first lesson with her I have made huge improvements in my singing. She is personable, fun to work with, and seeks opportunities for her students outside of lessons (competitions, masterclasses with other professional singers, recitals, and audition opportunities) and genuinely cares for your success and growth as a singer. She has taken time outside of our lessons to help me prepare for auditions and recitals. Anna Lisa has improved the tone, strength, and quality of my singing, and has even extended the range of my voice. Anna Lisa takes even personally tailors individual lessons to work with me on problem areas and helps with choreographing and working on stage presence and posture for performances. Songs and notes that were once difficult for me are now so much easier to sing. She is an extremely talented performer as well, so learning from Anna Lisa is an honor and an amazing opportunity. I highly recommend Anna Lisa; she goes above and beyond to ensure the success of her students.
Excellent teaching skill!
I just started lessons with Anna-Lisa. She was able to diagnose my weakness,adjust my posture,give me different execerises to work on, help me to improve my tone,release tension and sing higher notes,woohoo!
I'm so glad that I found her,thanks Anna-Lisa, I can't wait for my next lesson with you!
A good experience-my son loves his lessons.
Great teacher! Anna-Lisa is patient and professional.
Anna-Lisa is amazing!
Anna-Lisa has an amazing voice and her enthusiasm for singing shows when she is teaching.
Anna-Lisa will put as much into your experience, during your voice lessons.
She can adjust the way she teaches her students to their capabilities of grasping
Flexible & Knowledgable
Anna-Lisa is perfect for me in that she immediately taylored my lessons to what I want to achieve and focused in on my problem areas right from the start.
Anna-Lisa has helped me find the resonance and brightness in my voice. Her on instruction on breath control has also been very helpful.
Eastman School of Music
Southwest Vocal Competition