Aria Thome
Saint Louis, MO
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Aria Thome

Aria T.

Saint Louis, MO
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Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
Music Performance

About Aria T.

(With regards to the ages taught, it is more a matter of experience so much as chronological age.)

I'm glad you've decided to take voice lessons. It's a decision impossible to regret. You find your Self and learn to sing fully at the same time! And a whole lot more.

When I'm not voice teaching, I'm a certified sound healer. Healing people physically, emotionally, spiritually and energetically all with various sounds and instruments. It sounds perhaps sort of out there, but it's really not.

But we start lessons just where you are and talk about where you want to go and the best way we can get there. :)

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Olivia
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I love working with Aria! She is an excellent teacher. She worked with me on classical repertoire in Italian, German, French and English. Sbe helped me prepare for performances, scholarship competitions, program auditions, and my college auditions. She is knowledgable, patient, understanding and always willing to find time to help. She's great!

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Jamie
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Dr Thome is an excellent teacher. She not only loves music, but understands it. She is quite talented at sharing that knowledge with her students, helping them to grow musically. She is great with scheduling--accommodating extra lessons as necessary and able. Her work with my daughter is stellar. Aria helped her prepare for multiple auditions, performances and her conservatory auditions. I highly recommend her.

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Angela
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Aria is a joy, a light, and an overall wonderful human being. She is knowledgeable and makes singing a wonderful experience. She helped me prepare for my St. Louis Muny audition and I could tell that my technique and overall confidence improved. I was very pleased with my audition (that’s big for someone who is very self-critical). I also had the pleasure of learning various choral arrangements and catholic hymns and performed them with Aria as my accompanist for weddings. It was a wonderful experience.

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Connie
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As a 70 year old singer, I wanted a teacher to help me keep singing! Aria has been such a gift and inspiration to me. her knowledge of music and of the voice is phenomenal. Her teaching skills are wonderful. I have never had a better teacher. Due to her encouragement and instruction, I am still happily cantering and soloing at church.

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Jeff
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I have been working with Aria for a few weeks now and she has been helping me with a number of problems in sight reading, breath and diction, as well as coaching me on auditions and other practical matters to actually get to the professional level. She has outstanding enthusiasm along with her talent and our lessons have been a joy to me

Posted Aug 28, 2020
Maureen Hughes
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I've never had a voice teacher before! Aria is definitely 11 stars though! She has put me into a category I never knew I could sing: Opera Soprano?!? I'm having a blast exploring music in a new way, and it's really helping me "find my voice", which was ultimately my goal. She said that exploring and refining this aspect of my voice will help in all of my vocal endeavors. I'm also enjoying learning to read music!

Posted Aug 25, 2020
Gabby
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If you are looking for a vocal instructor, I highly recommend Aria! Aria is one of the most patient and understanding people that I have ever met. She has a true passion for teaching and that can be seen during each lesson through a variety of vocal techniques. So far, our vocal pedagogy has included: how proper singing technique is accomplished, breathing and air support for singing, posture, diction, vowels and articulation, range extension, and tone quality. Music has always been an important part of my life and I am grateful to have Aria as my vocal coach in order to further develop my voice. I have learned many helpful techniques from her and I am looking forward to learning more.

Posted Aug 22, 2020
Christy
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What I have appreciated the most about working with Aria, is her ability to identify the areas where my voice can grow. I completely trust that our work together will help me reach my goals. On a personal level, Aria is very friendly and really helped me believe in myself.

Posted Jul 7, 2020

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Experience

Director of Choirs
Jul 2020 - Present

Gethsemane

Teacher
Jun 2005 - Present

Studio

I do hope we get to study together. I do not want my degrees to go to waste. I sing, and teach singing, simply because I love doing so. I love to learn. And singing is a bottomless rabbit hole never find your way out but enjoy every moment along the way kind of activity: For both the student and the teacher. Never. Never does one regret singing lessons. You cannot be unhappy and singing at the same time. Or at least feel protected. It's sacred, profane, secular, meaningless, profound, and any other word... it's that too. So shall we sing together?

Education

Gong practitioner
Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

Mehta Benton

Certified Sound Healer
Jul 2017 - Jul 2019

Academy of Sound Healing, England

Doctorate of Sacred Music
Sep 2008 - May 2014

Oxford University

Languages

Czech

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

German

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Vocal yoga Certification
Nov 2020

Vocalyoga

Gong Practioner
Aug 2020

Mehtab

Affiliations

Early Music America
Oct 2018
Early Music America (EMA) is a not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA's goal is to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. EMA's members receive a quarterly magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and benefits including access to reduced-rate insurance, discounts on publications, concerts, and festivals, and eligibility for grants, awards and scholarships. With its broad membership, including professional performers, ensembles, presenters, instrument makers, amateur musicians, and audience members, Early Music America serves as an advocate for the field throughout the continent.
Lyre Association of North America
Oct 2017
The Lyre Association of North America is a non-profit corporation, the mission of which is to promote the modern lyre and support the lyre community on this continent.
Opera America
Jul 2016
OPERA America draws on resources and expertise from within and beyond the opera field to advance a mutually beneficial agenda that serves and strengthens the field through programs in the following categories: Creation: Artistic services that help artists and companies increase the creativity and excellence of opera productions, especially North American works; Presentation: Opera company services that address the specific needs of staff, trustees and volunteers; Enjoyment: Education, audience development and community services that increase all forms of opera appreciation.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Aug 2015
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2015
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
American Composers Forum
Sep 2014
The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.
American Guild of Organists
Sep 2014
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.
Conductor's Guild
Jun 2010
The Conductors Guild is a non-union organization intended for professional conductors based in the USA. The Guild offers services to enhance the training and development of conductors and promises to represent the views of conductors to the larger community of music professionals.

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