Chy Billings, III

Chy B.

Bowling Green, OH

About Chy B.

Chy teaches: Ages 10 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2011
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Hello, my name is Chy! I've been teaching private voice lessons since 2011. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Voice Performance in 2013 and a Masters degree in Opera Performance in 2015, both from Wichita State University. While fulfilling my Masters, I was one of four Graduate Teaching Assistants in the voice department. Currently, I am a freelance performer/actor, acting coach, and private voice instructor in the Bowling Green/Toledo area. In addition to teaching, I am an active performer with professional experience. I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of singing styles ranging from pop, musical theater, opera, sacred and jazz. I am a firm believer that there is no right or wrong way to sing, but rather efficient and less efficient ways to produce sound. I am here to help you accomplish your goals whether singing is a hobby, professional goal, or a way to pass time in the shower. I look forward to working with you!

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Here is what to expect in voice lessons with me.

Experience

Chorus, Supporting, and lead operatic and musical theater roles

Aug 2009 - May 2015
Various opera theater companies

A full resume is readily available upon request.

Education

MM in Opera Performance

Aug 2013 - May 2015
Wichita State University

BA in Voice Performance

Aug 2009 - Jul 2013
Wichita State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Awards

Finalist

Apr 2016
Harold Haugh Vocal Competition

Finalist

Nov 2015
S. Livingston Mather Vocal Competition

Scholarship Award

Feb 2011
Mu Phi Epsilon Wichita Alumni Chapter

Affiliations

Mu Phi Epsilon

Dec 2010

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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10 Reviews on Chy B.

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Laura Sep 2, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable, personable and professional. I feel as if I can achieve the results that I desire by working with Chy. I look forward to my next lesson!!
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Gregory Kau Jun 26, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Chy is a terrific singing coach that I would eagerly recommend to anyone who's interested in establishing solid technique. Over the course a dozen or so online lessons, he's brought me from being the subject of good-natured ribbing at karaoke events, to receiving my first compliment (something that I did not think was even theoretically possible). On top of that, he's friendly, a clear communicator, and has extremely reasonable rates.

By way of background, I am a total beginner when it comes to singing, but I've had extensive training in violin and piano (>15 years, including at places such as Meadowmount) where I have been exposed to many different teachers. The best teachers I've had focus on establishing fundamentals regarding posture and mechanics. Consistent with that, Chy has a deep knowledge of how to address those fundamental issues, which (at least in my experience) crop up in beginning and very advanced students alike. For that reason, I would recommend Chy for a student of any ability who is looking for a fresh perspective.

One last thought regarding online lessons: I am somewhat old-school because I used to make the ritualistic weekly commute to my violin and piano instructors. But, much to my delight, I have found that FaceTime is an excellent way to take lessons from Chy and does not appear to impede the instruction at all.
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A.C. Jan 16, 2016
Singing · In studio
I am an industry professional performer with over seven international awards to my name. I took lessons with Chy for almost two years and was always impressed with his professionalism and how he searched for personalized approaches for each student. His attention to detail and fundamental technique insure that you are left with long lasting vocal quality. Highly recommend!
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Odero A. Oct 14, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Absolutely Outstanding.
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Robert A. Sep 16, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
I really appreciate your candor as to how to improve my acting. I never feel as if you're being judgmental when your giving me advise.
I'm glad you;re working with me.
Sometime, I'd like to take time with you to talk about acting possibilities in
Bowling Green or the Toledo area.
Thanks again.
Robert
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Kalyn Sep 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Working with Chy was an amazing, and fun experience. Not only has taught me so much about proper singing technique and proper breath support, but he has also broadened my understanding of the human voice as an instrument in general. I have very much enjoyed taking lessons from him and continue to practice everything that he has taught me in my day-to-day life.
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Randolph Sep 10, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Chy Billings studied voice with me for three years at Wichita State University, and is one of the most talented students I have ever had. During that time, he was a graduate teaching assistant for two years. Chy not only sings beautifully and intelligently, he is a fine teacher as well. I recommend him without reservation.
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King, M. Sep 10, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio
Chy was a GTA for Wichita State; I direct the Voice and Opera area. His students all raved about how kind, knowledgeable and attentive he was. He taught singers who were interested in music theatre, opera, church music and popular music. All were equally enthusiastic about his teaching. He has my enthusiastic recommendation.
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Steve Helwig Aug 7, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio
Verified Student
Chy is a real pro. He has helped me with my stage presence as a public speaker. Certainly adds to my confidence.
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Jennifer V. Jun 18, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
From a vocal coaching and teaching perspective I can truly say Chy is a real Gem. Open to new experiences, thinking outside the box, and talented in any musical genre you can think of Chy can lead any Singer with a dream and a passion on his enthusiasm alone. As a professional I recommend Chy Billings 100 percent. Give him a try, you won't regret it. Jen Vanella Artist, Educator, and advocate.