- Teaches students:
- Females 11 to 65, males 12 to 65 and special needs
- Teaching since:
I'm a fun loving, friendly and personable teacher who wants you to get the most out of your time and money. I encourage my students to practice daily and have fun while they sing. Sometimes the techniques you learn will require some silly activities that hopefully will make you laugh, but they can be invaluable for learning new skills and training your body to help you sing better. I think singing is an experiment with each student because no two people learn the same way, so I try to match my teaching style to your personality so you can learn more quickly. I hope you will give me a try and see how enjoyable and rewarding it can feel when you make great strides in your abilities and achievements in singing!
I teach basic singing techniques and vocal coaching, which includes breathing, posture and jaw position. We will work on vocal exercises, breathing exercises and song style and interpretation. You will also learn performance stance, emotive expression and stage etiquette. Performance recitals are optional but a possibility. Learning proper vocal technique helps shape the quality of your voice and helps prevent vocal injury, often caused by poor posture, poor breath support and singing from the throat, which puts strain on the vocal cords, causing nodes. We will work to build singing endurance through stretching your breath capacity and singing for longer periods of time. Six lessons is required for learning the basic principles, while more lessons are needed for mastery of skills and learning a song well.
My experience is with classical art song, opera, oratorio and broadway musical repertoire. I have appeared in The Magic Flute (Mozart) and Die Fledermaus (Strauss) numerous times in various roles. Also I have been a soloist with orchestra, chamber ensemble, and piano. I have also sung the National Anthem for two professional sports teams, college teams and high school dozens of times. I have performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall in an ensemble and appeared as a soloist on television three times. I am currently studying to be a clinical psychology counselor and I immensely enjoy the personable interactions with my voice students.
Sang for restaurant patrons during lunch and dinner.
Sang tenor solo songs as entertainment in the evenings at a restaurant where the singers also serve or cook the meals.
Assisted the choir as the tenor section leader and provided the soloist part for oratorios and solo sacred song selections.
Provided parts of Ensemble, Monostantos, Tamino understudy, 3 priests roles over 4 performances, alternating roles.
Attended school in Vienna, taking advanced German classes, voice lessons, vocal coaching lessons and performed in a recital. I attended 22 operas at the renowned Vienna State Opera House, which included the full Wagner Ring Cycle operas. I also took a semester course about just those three Wagner operas. While there, I toured europe and attended Swan Lake at the critically acclaimed Hungarian National Ballet. These experiences influenced my love of antiquity, european culture and the long history of the arts, both classical music and european art forms, such as sculpture, painting and textile arts. I also developed stylistically through my vocal coaching in German art song and the German language pronunciation.+ Read More
Paid as ensemble , lead tenor understudy and trio cast member for both The Magic Flute and My Fair Lady.
Soloist in 7 Recitals, 3 concerts and 3 singing competitions. Also including soloist at various churches over 20 times.
Performed the role of Alfred for a four night run.
Performed lead tenor role of Gugliermo.
Performed tenor role of Tonio
Performed the role of Lipo and chorus.
Played supporting roles and chorus throughout high school, performed solo songs in churches, solos in choir concerts, and earned 3 first place awards for singing competitions. Also participated in two arts camps, including the Interlochen School for the Arts summer program. Also performed in Broadway workshops in solos and duets for audiences.+ Read More
Chorus ensemble member as the only high school student ever used for an IU opera production.
Bryon has been a great help and voice teacher to me. He tailored the content of his lessons to my “run-and-gun” style of learning, giving me just the techniques and background that I needed, even though he is capable of giving me a complete formal training.
He helped me break through some blocks I have had in vocal technique and expressing the depth of my emotion in my singing. He helped me to project so much more than I could before, which so much less “effort.”
When I couldn’t get the techniques right, he kept coming up with new ways of demonstrating them or getting me to do them correctly.
Brian believes in his students and gives them his absolute best. He knows how to find you right where you are and lead you to where you need to go next in your talent/technique.
I have an audition coming up for The Voice, and I hope Brian will once again help me to get to the next level (quite literally) in my singing.
I can’t recommend him highly enough!