Chelsea Buyalos

Chelsea B.

Baltimore, MD
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Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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. 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.
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About

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Chelsea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5 to 60, males 5 to 25 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2010

Lesson Details:
As a teacher, I've 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!

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 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.

About Chelsea:
Soprano, Chelsea B. 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 œThe 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 cat CJ.

Chelsea B. holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees form the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Family Room: seating for parents
Studio space with piano, recording equipment, and parent seating available.
**PLEASE NOTE I have a cat in the home**
*** Specialties ***
Voice and Piano Lessons
Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz, Soul, and Country.

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Experience

Voice and Piano Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
Private Studio

VP and CFO
Jan 2009 - Present
Mobile Music Now Inc.

501(c)3 focusing on music education and outreach.

Voice and Piano Teacher
Feb 2011 - Jul 2017
Music and Arts

Taught weekly lessons to both children and adults and held yearly recitals for the studio. (Voice and Piano)

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2012
Peabody Concervatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hoplins University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Annie Wintz Prize
May 2011
Peabody Conservatory
First Place
Jan 2007
National Association for the Teachers of Singing

Photos & Videos

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Recital, November 2011
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10 Reviews

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Lorraine Sep 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

Chelsea has been teaching my 14 year old grandson now for over 2 years. She is actually "gets him" where many teachers don't and she manages to bring the absolutely best out in him. She clearly loves her work and it shows so much so that after many years of playing the piano, more off than on recently, I decided to take lessons with her too. I could not be more pleased with the outcome.

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Priscella Aug 26, 2017
Singing · In studio

Chelsea is not only a phenomenal voice teacher, she is a phenomenal person! Chelsea gave lessons to my daughter for many years and was just as focused with her improving her skills (which she did and even led my daughter getting a vocal scholarship!) as she was on my daughter's overall balance and well-being. We love Chelsea!!

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Marian Aug 16, 2017
Classical Voice · In home

Chelsea has worked with my daughter since middle school. Under Chelsea's guidance, my daughter was accepted into a county honors chorus and accepted subsequently into her advanced high school ensembles. Chelsea understands the busy lives of middle & high school students and is very flexible with scheduling. This summer, she has already started working with my daughter on choral pieces for the upcoming school year. I recommend her highly and we look forward to working with her in the years to come.

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Shabnam Aug 16, 2017
Piano · In home

Chelsea is an awsome, excellent Piano instructor. I am an adult mentee and she is patient and walks me through each step. She dissect each piece in a way that you can come over a new piece easily. I really recommend her as a music instructor for all age spectrum.

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Kirsten May 11, 2017
Singing · In studio

Need a teacher who's very knowledgeable, incredibly flexible, and super caring? Chelsea's the one!

When we were looking for a new teacher after our previous teacher moved out of state, I found Chelsea's information online and contacted her. She spent 45 minutes with me, going over my daughter's musical interests and needs, her teaching philosophy and style. She has carried on that same thoughtful approach for the last three years as she has taught my daughter both piano and voice. She tailors her lessons to her particular needs, working on specific concepts that she needs help with or in support of my daughter's goals.

Chelsea has coached my daughter through musical theatre audition pieces, helped her prepare for all-county and Maryland all-state chorus auditions, and tirelessly worked on various piano and vocal techniques. With Chelsea's support, my daughter has been in All-County Chorus for three years and was part of the Maryland All-State Chorus. She recently had a lead role in her school's musical theater production.

Even more important than all of that, Chelsea shares her love of music. She tells stories of her own experiences with auditions and learning music. Chelsea is always supportive and encouraging, sending good wishes on audition day and ready to tackle a new piece with her at a moment's notice.

I highly recommend Chelsea as a vocal and piano teacher!

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cathy S. Sep 3, 2014
Singing · In studio

I can't say enough wonderful things about Cheslea. She is not only an amazing teacher and vocal coach but has become a mentor to my daughter Sarah as well as a friend. She knows her subjects extensively and is truly a trained professional. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cheslea to anyone seeking a quality voice teacher!

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Christine C. May 14, 2014
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Best Teacher I had

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.

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Tracy B. Feb 12, 2014
Singing ·

Awesome!!!!

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!!!

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Layne M. Feb 8, 2014
Singing ·

Amazing!

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!!

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Anisha G. Jan 5, 2014
Singing ·

Awesome Teacher!

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!

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