Ben Bagby
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Ben Bagby

Ben B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've performed on Broadway, in National Tours, in Regional Theatre and on Cruiseships. I've been teaching for 20 years and my students have landed recording contracts, roles in Matilda on Broadway, Kinky Boots National Tour, Les Miserables National Tour and one student performed 2 seasons ago on NBC's The Voice. I help every student discover the power of their voice in a healthy way. No "shouting" when they sing. I specialize in audition coaching for Broadway and shows like The Voice as well as for musical theatre scholarships as I'm also a veteran actor. If you check out AcaPop Kids on YouTube, you'll see two of my students performing.

About Ben B.

I've been teaching people to sing for 20 years. I myself have worked on Broadway, in national tours, in regional theatre and on cruiseships for Carnival and Royal Caribbean. I also have a home recording studio where I've recorded myself and other singers for several independent record labels.

Because I'm an audio expert if you need your music faster, slower, in a key that's higher or lower, or edited to a special audition length, these are things that I've been doing for my students for 20 years now.

My students have landed jobs in Matilda on Broadway, Kinky Boots national tour, Les Miserables national tour, and recording contracts with Atlantic Records and Warner Brothers distribution. You can see and hear 2 of my students performing in the national group Acapop Kids on the Acapop Kids YouTube channel.

I specialize in helping students reach their full potential as a singer, without ever damaging their voice. They learn "power" without "strain" for a long healthy career. Because I'm also a veteran actor I also audition coach student monologues for musical theatre auditions as well as their audition songs and help them decide where and how to choose which parts of the song to sing for the auditions.

Producers from American Idol and America's Got Talent contact me every year for young singer recommendations.

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I have known been professionally for over 10 years and he has been constant in my life, as over those years I’ve needed vocal training, studio recording and so much more. As an untrained performer growing up, I realized in my adulthood that I really wanted to pursue music and performance. Without extensive training, however, I’ve always had some insecurities with my abilities to measure up. Ben’s vocal coaching has helped me learn healthier, correct ways to sing and it has helped me so very much! I also no longer fear or feel insecure about not being perfect in studio recordings. Ben’s gentle nature makes for the perfect space for your expression, imperfections and all, and he gives excellent guidance, pitch instruction & note references, as he is also a singer & plays piano. He is a true master with pitch correction and any other possible thing you can need him to create for you on a recording, as well. I feel I make my best magic with Ben… I have no idea what I would EVER do without him🤎

Posted Mar 27, 2021
Marissa
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I had the pleasure of working with Ben for years on my vocal technique. He completely transformed the way I approach healthy singing and emoting through song. He is masterful at his craft and makes learning fun. Best of all, he is one of the most humble and thoughtful artists I’ve worked with. I’d recommend his coaching to anyone at any age.

Posted Mar 21, 2021
Carmelita W.
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I have known and had the privilege of working with Ben for more than 20 years. Within the past 5 years I noticed my vocals were strained and singing became painful. I began working with Ben as a coach. His training technique is rigorous but gentle and grounded in theory. He is the COACH for those who truly want to reach their full potential.

Posted Mar 15, 2021
Natalia
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For over a decade now, Ben has been an incredible mentor and vocal coach- whether I need to prep for a big audition or an upcoming performance! He is multi talented in that he is an experienced vocalist, plays multiple instruments, dances, acts, and is technologically savvy. His attention to detail and ability to be constructive while maintaining a sense of fun during lessons makes him one of the best teacher’s I’ve ever had. If you want someone you can trust to develop and encourage your talent, Ben Bagby is your person!

Posted Mar 15, 2021
Leslie
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Not only is Ben an incredible teacher but he’s an incredible mentor. He’s a caring, compassionate, patient, professional. My daughters look forward to singing and being challenged by Ben.

Posted Mar 11, 2021
Ekaterini Xeros
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Ben is an expert in his field. I trust him completely to train my children to develop their vocal ranges, pitch matching, auditioning and in preparing them and guiding them toward each step of making their dreams come true toward a vocal career and performance.

Posted Mar 10, 2021
Preston C Howell
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Ben is by far the best teacher everrrr. He believed in me very early on and worked to help me get to the level I am now. He individualizes his students needs and adjusts his teachings as they grow. Because of my time working with Ben I built the confidence I needed to be successful on NBC The Voice as a 4 chair turn. He also prepared me for several auditions that led me to become a cast member of Acapop Kids. He is always there to guide me at every stage of my musical life, from harmonizing, to preparing for a musical theatre audition, to prepping for a self tape, to recording covers, to mixing my songs, to staging a performance, and so much more. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his passion for teaching!

Posted Mar 7, 2021
Craig Strang
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Ben has been my vocal coach for over 20 years. He helps maintain my technique and vocal strength. He has been an invaluable resource when I need audition coaching or preparing for a new role or gig. Ben is a real genius with complete music and video production also and with safe protocols during COVID-19, his social “distan-sing” services are a great asset!

Posted Mar 7, 2021

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Experience

Voice Coach
Feb 2000 - Present

BensMediaWorks

Voice and Acting coach in my home vocal studio/recording studio.

Vocal Director
Mar 2018 - Feb 2020

Paradise Cruise Lines - Grand Classica Cruiseship

Created vocal arrangements and taught a cast of 6 singers for several 6 month contracts aboard the Grand Classica ship

Vocal Director & Arranger
Jun 2008 - Feb 2020

Kevin Black Productions

Created song mashups and vocal arrangements for this Florida based production company.

Vocal Director
Jun 2016 - Feb 2019

Broward Stage Door Theatre

Vocal Arranger and Musical Director for revue shows.

Recording Artist
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Smilax Records (Italy)

Composed and recorded lead and backup vocals for the single "Be My Lover 2nite"

Vocal Captain
Jul 1998 - Jan 1999

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship - The Rhapsody of the Seas

In charge of the cast of 6 singers and maintaining the vocal integrity of the shows.

Singer/Dancer
Aug 1983 - Feb 1984

"My One and Only" on Broadway

performed in this Broadway show and appear on the Original Cast Recording.

Education

Continuing Education of the Seth Riggs Technique
Apr 1995 - Present

Seth Riggs Speech Level Vocal Technique

Protegé of vocal master Therman Bailey
Jun 1983 - Feb 1987

Therman Bailey Vocal Studio - NYC

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Big Easy Award
Jul 1997

New Orleans Theatre Community

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jul 1983
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Aug 1979
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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