Carley DeFranco

Carley D.

Somerville, MA

Lesson Details



Carley delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11+

Teaching since:
September 2009

Have you always wanted to learn to sing?

I am interested in fostering a life-long love of music in my students, those who are just beginning their musical journey and those who have already cultivated their tastes.

Good singing is good singing. If you listen well and study the coordinations, you can sing in any style!

I am a professional singer living and working in the Greater Boston area. I have performed with opera companies, orchestras and choruses not only in the US, but around the world. I have 7+ years of teaching experiences, working with young singers and those a bit older, teaching many styles including musical theatre, pop, jazz, country, folk and classical singing.

I have a Master of Music degree and Teaching Artist Certificate from the Longy School of Music. I am a Teaching Artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, private voice teacher at LB Music School, and a singing member of Boston Opera Collaborative, Emmanuel Music and the Cantata Singers.

I can't wait to meet you and hear about your interests and musical goals!

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Voice Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
LB Music School

At LB Music School, I teach private and group singing classes to students as young as 5 and those a bit more grown. I also teach young children's classes in singing and opera-based learning.

Teaching Artist
Sep 2015 - Present
The Metropolitan Opera Guild

I am a teaching artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Boston contingency. I work with Kindergarteners and 1st graders, teaching singing through a choral and opera-based curriculum.

Professional Singer - Soprano
Sep 2013 - Present
Carley DeFranco

I am a professional singer, working with opera companies, orchestras and choral societies on the East Coast. I am a member of Boston Opera Collaborative, Cantata Singers and Emmanuel Music and perform frequently with these organizations in Boston.

I have appeared as a soloist here and abroad with Greater Worcester Opera, Emerald City Opera, Longy School of Music’s Sistema Side-by-Side Orchestra, the Bach Sinfonia, the Polymnia Choral Society, the BACH Orchestra in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the Vladimir Symphony Orchestra and the Madrigirls of Glasgow, Scotland. Recent opera roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Nannetta in Falstaff, and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas.

I am a recent second place winner of Celestial Opera Company’s Young Artist Competition and a semi-finalist in the American Prize Competition (Art Song/Oratorio).

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Voice Teacher
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Sitar Arts Center

My first private voice teaching job was with Sitar Arts Center in Washington DC, an afterschool program for low-income families. I spent four years teaching young children - adults.


Master of Music (Vocal Performance)
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Longy School of Music of Bard College
B.A. (Music)
Sep 2009 - May 2013
American University


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Teaching Artist Certificate
May 2015
Longy School of Music of Bard College


Semi-Finalist (Art Song/Oratorio)
Jun 2016
The American Prize
2nd Place, Young Artist Competition
May 2016
Celestial Opera Company

Photos & Videos

Performing at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC

Teaching classical singing at a masterclass.


2 Reviews

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Danny Sep 27, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio

I have been working with Carley for a little over 5 months. She takes the time to really find your strengths and works on putting together solid vocal exercises that you will be able to utilize when you actually begin to sing whether it is in a lesson or on your own time.

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Sandy Sep 27, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

Carley is a highly qualified teacher with years of experience. She understands what you need and is willing to meet you where you are. I couldn't be happier!

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