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Barbara R.
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been a professional singer since 1983 and have taught since 1986. I studied voice and trained classically from 1972 - 1982. Several of my students have been professional singers, from rock to opera. I teach the individual to understand the technicalities of the vocal instrument; how to breathe correctly, understand the internal acoustics and how to access them, how to project healthily, how to relax and get out of the way of using your instrument, and so much more. This is not your typical voice curriculum, but even more essential if you want to keep your voice in top form all your life. At 67, I can sing with or without amplification for several hours a day indefinitely because I have mastered the techniques I will teach you.
About Barbara R.

Singing is my life! I trained classically from 4/1972 - 4/83, then continued concentrated self study for 5 years. I sang for Voice of America and National Geographic Explorer specials before becoming voice coach for the MD Renaissance Festival. I have sung professionally since '83 and have taught voice since '86. Traditional methods are not enough to keep you singing healthily and successfully into your old age! At 68, I still tour and can sing infinitely without amplification. I want that for every student!

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Barbara is very fun to work with. She has a great personality and her talent is evident from her continued vocal longevity and years of training. She will teach you what you need to keep your voice healthy and to sing your best!

Posted Sep 21, 2021
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Clearly a highly experienced and student-centered instructor. Focus is on the students goals, developing a concise and achievable path to success, and use of proper technique to pursue the individual, would-be singer's aspirations. HIGHLY recommend.

Posted Apr 23, 2021
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I have been taking lessons from Barbara for 3 to 4 months now.I live in a condo so when I practice every 2 weeks I take my PA.over to my x girl friends house to practice .She is the person who got me started 12 years ago and she knows my voice well.She rarely compliments me on anything which is common for an x girlfriend, however the last 2 times I practiced at her house ,she cracks a big smile and says with suprise"You have gotten better!"Thanks Barbara!

Posted Jun 10, 2020

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Experience
Lead siger, IONA; , Voice teacher.
Jul 1986 - Present
Private Company
We are a small traditional celtic production company and management for IONA. We have been producing the Concerts of Trad Celtic Music at the Old Brogue since 1990, Swift Run Celtic House Concerts since 2004, and founded the Oatlands/Potomac Celtic Festival in 1994.
Education
BA in Languages
Sep 1970 - May 1971
George Washington University
Languages
French
Professional Proficiency

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