Callie Denbigh

Callie D.

Houston, TX

About Callie D.

Background check: Last verified 11/17/2016
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Callie teaches: Females 12 and up
Males 16 and up
Teaching since: 2005
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

Callie D. graduated from Manhattan School of Music in New York City with a Master of Music degree in vocal performance and has a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University. A native Houstonian, she began her operatic training with a scholarship position in the Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio. Callie has recently relocated to Houston after 7 years of teaching and performing in the United Kingdom. Callie brings energy and positivity to the teaching studio, understanding that confidence and enjoyment are at the forefront of any musician's experience. This foundation alongside diligent attention to vocal health and technique have been the hallmarks of her teaching style.

Her performance experience has spanned the United States and Europe. Alongside a busy concert calendar, she has sung in productions with Opera Danube in London (UK), Longborough Festival Opera (UK), Opera Project (UK), Co-Opera Co in London (UK), the Amalfi Coast Music Festival (Italy), Centro Studi Lirica (Italy) and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Callie is a 2016/17 Da Camera of Houston Young Artist and joins the Houston Grand Opera Chorus for their production of Verdi's Requiem in 2017. She was a 2014/15 OperaWorks artist at English National Opera.

*Although Callie has indicated teaching is only available from her home studio, there is scope for teaching from a student's home if there are 3+ students (or 1.5 hours teaching) in the same location and if Callie's schedule permits travel. Please inquire in such cases.

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Experience

Visiting Voice Teacher

Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
Stowe School

Private voice lessons for students aged 13 - 18. Stowe School is a boarding school in Buckinghamshire, England.

Visiting Voice Teacher

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
Quinton House School

Private voice lessons for students aged 7 - 16. Quinton House is a private school in Northampton, England.

Visiting Voice Teacher

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
Bishop Stopford School

Private voice lessons for students aged 12 - 18. Bishop Stopford is a Church of England school in Kettering, England.

Visiting Voice Teacher

Jan 2012 - Jul 2015
Brooke Weston Academy

Private voice lessons for students aged 12 - 18. Brooke Weston Academy is a secondary school in Corby, England.

Education

Master of Music, Vocal Performance

Aug 2005 - May 2007
Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance

Aug 2001 - May 2005
Southern Methodist University

Languages Spoken

French

Professional Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Dec 2014
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The Incorporated Society of Musicians is the UK’s professional body for musicians.

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8 Reviews on Callie D.

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Rowland Dec 8, 2016
Singing · In studio
Callie was superb. She built a strong raport with my daughter, gave her a lot of confidence and, most importantly, the skills to succeed in her singing. My daughter's singing hugely benefited from Callie's teaching. She enjoyed her singing and looked forward to her lessons each week. Now that Callie is unable to carry on with her lessons due to her move to the US, she is sorely missed but I will be forever grateful for giving my daughter a love of singing and helping her to develop her voice.
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Joanne Dec 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Callie has proved a great vocal coach! My daughter has always enjoyed singing for pleasure yet has been too shy to sing in public. Under Callie's tuition, she has not only developed her singing ability and enabled her to make progress and pass a number of exams, with gentle encouragement she has given her the confidence to sing in public and ultimately to successfully perform the lead role in a school musical production of the Wizard of Oz. I cannot recommend Callie highly enough!
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Bob Nov 28, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
I have received both individual and group lessons with Callie, her simple and easy to follow instructions both helped my breathing and the tone quality of my voice.

Her suggested warm up procedure also helped me further develop my voice control.
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Francis Nov 21, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Hi
With no previous singing experience and at the ripe old age of 62, I took up a challenge to join a male voice choir.
I was really struggling to make the grade until a friend suggested Callie may be able to help.
In next to no time she had taught me to breathe properly, an all-important warm-up routine and correct singing posture. She then concentrated on developing my technical awareness and pitching skills - The improvement was incredible as was the increase in my confidence and the pleasure derived from my singing.
Callie thankfully joined the choir as voice coach at this juncture and I (and the choir) greatly benefitted from her on-going tuition and support.
I am now 63 and comfortably hold my own and make a meaningful contribution in the Bass section of the choir. If only I’d started years earlier – it’s such great fun and so rewarding.
Callie is very professional, empathetic, effective and great fun to be with and comes highly recommended.
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Rachel Nov 21, 2016
Singing · In home
Callie is obviously passionate about singing and teaching youngsters to sing as this shines through in everything she does. Her manner is always kind, full of fun and energy. She makes the lessons fun and enjoyable. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone.
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Winston Nov 20, 2016
Singing · In studio
We were privileged to have Callie as her singing teacher for four and half years. In that time Callie has helped to nurture my daughter from a nine year old with a cute voice to a fourteen year old who is comfortable singing classical and musical theatre songs.

Callie was always polite and made us feel welcome in her home when we took Georgia for her lessons. Callie's enthusiastic attitude and effervescent personality meant my daughter always looked forward to her lessons and enjoyed them, even if they were after a hard day at school.

It was a sad day when Callie told us she was moving back to Houston and that we would need to find a new teacher. I would definitely recommend Callie as a singing teacher for students of all ages and genders.
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Mick Nov 19, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
I attended training with Callie for some months in Northampton to assist with my pitching of notes. She was patient and supportive and helped me achieve a much better pitch.
Additonally she is very competent in teaching breathing techniques and posture to increase vocal volume and I feel I benefitted positively
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Tom Nov 18, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Callie is a superb teacher, combining a warm personality with a professional manner that brings the best out of her students. Alongside her love of music and her artistic approach is a thorough understanding of good vocal technique, which she can impart to students through clear explanations and demonstrations. Whilst she was teaching in the UK it was a pleasure to work with Callie - I highly recommend her to students of singing in the US!
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