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Soprano, Chelsea B. holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees form the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.
She made her operatic debut in 2005 in Italy with Operafestival di Roma in their main stage production of Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro."While in Rome Chelsea B. also was featured in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. She has also been involved in other concert and oratorio works such as Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras No.5, Rutter's Requiem, and Mozart's Requiem.
Along with her classical training she has performed in many musicals such as The King and Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, and The Boyfriend. Chelsea B. is an honored NATS (National Association for the Teachers of Singing) competitor, Peabody Scholarship recipient, and Bland Music Scholarship recipient. Recently, Chelsea B. worked with the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra on their spring and summer concert series. When she's not singing, you may find Chelsea B. enjoying a run through the neighborhood, or enjoying some time with her cats CJ and Skittles.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are catered to each individual student and are conducted in a supportive environment where students are encouraged to take risks, try new things, make mistakes, and most importantly be themselves.
I generally focus voice lessons around classical vocal technique, which will develop good habits regarding... breathing... posture... body/facial tension...and overall good vocal health. Though I am classically trained, I am a firm believer in the idea that classical vocal techniques are carried over into any genre. In addition to classical repertoire I have experience working with musical theater, pop, jazz, soul, and country.
When teaching piano I often focus on building a good foundation. Lessons are centered on rudiments, basic music theory, and technique. A wide variety of repertoire will be available to each student and will cover many styles and genres.
I value the time I have with my students and expect each student to come prepared to each lesson with an open mind and willingness to work. With music, the best results only come to those who put in 100% both during lessons and during individual practice time. This is key in any musical pursuit. Overall, I want lessons to be enjoyable while still maintaining a sense of progress for the student.
As a teacher I have had experience teaching both young children and adults in many settings, whether it be in a classroom, small group lesson, or one-on one. I pride myself on providing lessons that are uniquely individual and foster a students strengths while also building on their weaknesses. The best part about being a music educator is that I get to share my love of music with all of my students. With that said, whether you are a beginner who's interest has been sparked, or you have aspirations of becoming a professional musician I can help you there.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Family Room: Piano, seating for parents.
**Please note I have 2 cats in the home**
*** Specialties ***
Voice and Piano Lessons
Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz, Soul, and Country.
501(c)3 focusing on music education and outreach.
· Singing · In studio
Chelsea is a very talented vocalist. Not only that, she is a great teacher. She makes me understand why certain things are needed to make certain sound or to fix certain weaknesses. It's not just her demonstration, her reasoning is far beyond what I ever had from any teachers before to understand and to apply to my singing. She is also very pleasant and flexible to have lessons from. A great teacher. I would've given more than 5 if it's in the scale of evaluation.
· Singing ·
I enjoy seeing Ms. Chelsea every week. She makes me feel comfortable and relaxed while working on my vocal techniques. She explains everything . She does not make things confusing and we laugh. I have noticed a big change and feel more confident in myself. She is Awesome!!!
· Singing ·
I came to Chelsea as a beginner vocalist. I was pretty clueless in many aspects of singing and have never felt comfortable singing in front of others. Chelsea helped me to come out of my shell and really analyze how the voice works, from basic anatomy to fun little tricks of the trade. She was extremely reliable and patient with my unpredictable schedule. I am so sad that I will not be in the Baltimore area any longer but I plan to continue working with Chelsea via Skype! She is just wonderful and has so much knowledge to offer any level of student. Thank you Chelsea!!
· Singing ·
I took lessons with Ms. Chelsea for 3 years and really enjoyed it! She helped me become more comfortable with singing, and improved my technique a lot. She is very easy to talk to, and has a very fun and open learning environment. We worked on songs and warm-ups that improved my voice, but also any songs that I was interested in. I would definitely recommend her to anyone of any age or skill level! She is so talented, has a beautiful voice, and is a fabulous teacher!