Megan Magden

Megan M.

Bronx, NY

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About

Megan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
1999

MEGAN MAGDEN POSTLE recently moved from Charlotte, NC to New York City to study at Teachers College Columbia Uni- versity with a focus in music and music education. She has been teaching voice since 2000, and loves building connections with her students. Postle is an accomplished performer and accom- panist and has served as a choral director and section leader for several churches around the country. Additionally, she has been music director or accompanist for musical theater productions and programs for the past 12 years. Her teaching philosophy includes using a variety of teaching styles and methods to meet the needs of the individual student. She has been a vocal coach for college-bound vocalists for ten years, and continues to inspire her students through organization and goal setting.

My experience and knowledge will assist you the with tools to becoming a better vocalist.

*** Lesson Details ***
My primary goal as a teacher is to develop independent musicianship in all of my students. We work together to become better singers and musicians.

My lessons follow the conservatory methods for proper sound production. For the first lesson, we spend time getting to know each other and your voice. In addition, we have a discussion over the basics of healthy singing. A typical lesson includes:

Basic vocal warm-ups that focus on free voice production and good vocal technique

Ear-training and sight-singing
Vocal repertoire and song selection

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard and amp. I will need a power outlet and power supply.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Music Theater, Opera, Popular 40, Country, Gospel, Folk

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Experience

Vocal/Theatre College Coach
Jun 2006 - Present
NYC Vocal Coach

Assisted 47 college bound junior and seniors through the college preparatory and audition process. Former students have been accepted at colleges throughout the United States and Canada. We work together in building a repertoire and audition package for a successful audition process.

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Voice and Piano Teacher
Feb 2012 - Jun 2017
Charlotte Academy of Music

Taught voice and piano lessons to a wide range of learners. Implemented musical terms, theory and history in a 30-45 minute lesson setting.

Voice Teacher
Jun 2006 - Aug 2007
Hartt Community School

Assisted in teaching a variety of students in all levels throughout the Hartford Community. Taught students about their vocal qualities and allowed for the students to find an awareness of their individual voice.

Education

M.A. Music and Music education
Sep 2017 - Present
Teachers College Columbia University
B.A./B.M. Vocal Performance
Sep 1997 - Jun 2002
University of Washington

Affiliations

National Federation of Music Clubs
Jun 2013

Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.

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National Association of Teachers of Singing
Feb 2012

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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