About Anne M.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in voice and speech training in the greater Lehigh Valley, PA.
* Are you unhappy about the sound of your voice or speech?
* Have you been battling vocal trouble and wish you could return to a healthy voice that reflects who you are and what you do?
* Do you have a healthy voice and want to learn to sing better to keep it that way?
* Do you want to experience the art, science, skill and joy of singing or speaking better?
Then, I look forward to getting to know you and crafting a training program to achieve your goals. I'm a voice teacher, speech therapist, and performing vocalist. My background includes training in NYC and Boston with extraordinary mentors. I look forward to sharing my expertise with you or your child. I received my undergrad conservatory degree in jazz voice from Manhattan School of Music and my Master of Science degree from Boston University/Sargent College in speech-language pathology and voice therapy. I can prepare you to audition, perform, present, or converse with confidence at school, at work, at home or on stage.
I focus on five aspects of practice:
Articulation, breathing, rhythm, tone and a personal connection to the material.
I love to teach because I love to learn. As a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), I stay on top of the latest voice practices and techniques. I work with singers and speakers who need to address asthma, nodes, hoarseness, English as a second language, stuttering, or other language challenges. I am also one of the only instructors in the area experienced in training transgender individuals to achieve an authentic voice.
Healthy speech, singing and performing are possible for us all, no matter our age, background or profession! I look forward to sharing our voices together.
Let's get started!
Teaching since 2005
Teaches students 10 and up
Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
I can't say enough good things about Anne. Our daughter (now 11) started voice lessons with her about a year ago. Smart and talented and energetic, Anne is awesome with children. She gets our daughter to focus (this can be challenging) and work hard, but always keeps the lesson fun and exciting. Perhaps most importantly, Anne really knows her stuff. Our daughter has learned so much--about listening, getting the best sound, increasing her range, protecting her voice. They work together on finding material that my daughter likes, and Anne even arranges open mic nights at a local club so her students can try performing if they want to. Anne is a voice pathologist as well as vocalist, so you can't go wrong. I recommend her so highly for kids, and I am sure she's great with adults too.Show More
After one lesson I know that Annie is going to help me get past my 30+ year phobia of singing in front of people and help get me to a place where I'll want to sing for the fun of it! She is a very compassionate and empathic teacher and is thoughtful with lesson plan and approach.Show More
Anne is great. She is a great teacher who is extremely nice and easy to relate to. I'm learning a lot. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for speaking lessons.
Thank you Anne. I get the most from you that one should play piano with the body in a natural state. "Nature commended should be obeyed."
I think it is incredible that you keep learning new things!
Wish you all the best in the future.
Returning to fundamentals as an adult learner is very difficult and challenging but, at least in my case, very necessary. Annie has been a wonderful piano and voice teacher guiding me through this process - patient and kind, tolerant of my poor practice habits, and able to help me work on all aspects of my music. I would highly recommend her to any prospective student, and hope to continue working with her well into the future.Show More
Go for it!
Being very experienced with teaching to both children and adults of all backgrounds and ambitions, Anne is a very skilled and smart teacher. Her pedagogy has obviously been refined over many years and is clever and efficient yet easy-going and painless. She mixes theory and more academic learning with ear-training, relying as well on your more natural instincts, in order to equip you with the varied skills of a complete musician. She really tailors the teaching to your specific goals and level, as well. All this in a very gentle, easy and genuinely caring way. And always with a smile. Just go for it!
Anne cares about her students
Anne is an awesome vocal instructor. She focused on exactly what I needed to work on and helped me stay focused every time I sang. My friends have noticed a significant improvement in my singing in such a short time thanks to Anne's instruction. Thank you Anne!
I took piano lessons as a child " two years with a Julliard teacher and a few years with another teacher who didn't meet my needs. After 20 years of not playing a note I got a new piano and realized I needed a professional teacher. As a result of my experience with my second childhood teacher, I was very careful in choosing a teacher as an adult. Anne is as good as my Julliard teacher was, and is the perfect instructor for me. Pieces I tossed aside six or nine months ago as "too difficult", I'm now playing.Anne " Thank you for all your wonderful instruction and help! - Marion M
Inspiring and Practical
Anne is a thoroughly professional teacher with a very practical down-to-earth style. She tailored her rigorous, well thought-out teaching approach to my specific needs. I was preparing for a chorus part in an opera and I can't tell you how much I benefitted from my lessons with Anne. She listened to my particular needs, recognized the areas I most needed help with, and then provided specific exercises to practice, offered hints to learn and sing difficult phrases, and inspired me to do well. I very highly recommend Anne.
She is teaching me everything that i have lost over the years of not training especially when it comes to breathing while I sing and being able to take less breathes per phrase.
Anne is a great teacher! She has vast knowledge of music and knows how to teach it well. I took music lessons when I was a child, and can honestly say that I wasn't taught properly. Love for music alone isn't enough. With Anne, I'm finally learning how to read music!! She's very enthusiastic about what she does and loves to work on any project you present to her. I have a son who's 3 1/2 years old and he already loves to read my music book, sing along with me and do the breathing exercises Anne has taught me. I'll definitely be bringing him to Anne very soon!! I highly recommend Anne as a music teacher who can bring out the love of music in anyone!!!
Anne is a great teacher for my 10 year-old daughter's voice lesson. My husband is picky about selecting teacher for our daughter and he is very happy about how Anne teaches her on the first day. Anne is very patient and helpful. My daughter really likes her very much and is looking forward to meeting Anne every week. Thanks Anne.
Lehigh Valley Voice and Speech
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