Claire Myers McCormick

Claire M.

Forest Hills, NY
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Lesson Details

Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching in NYC for six years and am also a professional, working soprano in New York. I work with students of all voice types and levels.

The classical technique I teach incorporates consistent breath management and consistent, pure vowels. The combination and synchronization of these allow the singer to access all the resonance necessary for classical singing in a healthy, stress-free way. I also work with students on diction in the operatic languages (French, Italian, German and English) as well as help them understand stylistic differences across the history of classical music.

I teach classical/operatic singing to singers as young as 15, and you're never too old to start singing classically! Try something new with your voice, prepare your audition for that musical or for your college auditions. We will work together to create a free sound that is individual to you in a fun environment.

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About

Claire delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 14+ and males 16+

Teaching since:
April 2012

I'm a professional singer and a passionate teacher of voice and beginning piano. I have been singing since I was five, and studying voice since age 14, going on to complete a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Voice Performance.
The classical technique I teach gives my students the tools to sing in a variety of styles, whether opera, broadway, pop, or rock.

I also teach beginning piano for both children and adults, as well as ear training and musicianship.

Everyone can make music. Even if you think you can't carry a tune, come learn with me!

Experience

Private Teacher
Jan 2011 - Present
Self Employed

I maintain a private studio teaching out of my home and in studio spaces in Midtown Manhattan.

Teacher
Apr 2010 - Present
Private Music Schools

I teach voice and piano at one of the oldest music schools in the city.

Education

M.M. Voice Performance
Aug 2007 - Jun 2009
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt Universty
B.M. Voice Performance
Aug 2003 - Jun 2007
University of CO, Boulder

Languages

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

Awards

Young Artist Award
Jun 2012
San Jose Music Study Club
Concerto Competition Winner
Feb 2009
Chicago College of Performing Arts

Photos & Videos

Home studio space

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Claire Myers

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Performing the Beatles "I will" at a wedding ceremony, 2014.

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"What'll I do?" - Irving Berlin, 2012
"L'uomo è una dolce cosa" - La Calisto, 2012
Performing Linfea in La Calisto by Cavalli, 2012.

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3 Reviews

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Joanna Sep 30, 2015
Piano · In studio

Claire has been my piano teacher for the last 2 years. She's very positive and motivates me to practice. She comes up with ideas to make practicing fun (even Hanon exercises! :)

Cynthia Lully Sep 11, 2015
Classical Voice · In studio

Claire is a my first vocal coach and the best ever! Her warm-up exercises helped me reach a higher volumes and a fuller sound. She laced her instructions with visual analogies which are good for an untrained singer like myself. Above all, she helped me regain confidence in my singing and instilled a great respect for throat as a delicate muscle.

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Cristiana D. Mar 15, 2015
Piano · In studio

Claire has been my daughter's piano teacher for two years and she's excellent!
Her knowledge and patience with kids make the lessons interesting and fun. I can see improvements week after week, not only in music-playing but also in my daughter's confidence. Claire is instilling a passion for music that I hope my daughter will keep forever.

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