Denise Bayraktar Sharp

Denise B.

49 Reviews
New Orleans, LA
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About Denise B.

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Denise teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 2008
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Overview

I hold a Master's in Voice Performance degree from University of New Orleans and Bachelor of Science degree in Voice Performance from State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 2001, I toured with International European Opera Company which performed numerous times in Denmark, France, Italy and USA.
I currently perform and teach in the New Orleans area and love to share my knowledge and experience with my students. There is so much more to performance then just beautiful vocalizing.....

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching is based on my own personal, classical training from Europe and North America. Whether it's opera, oratorio, musical theater or pop-style singing that is desired, I believe that classical technique is an essential source of proper singing that can be used to train singers of all genres.
Lessons are tailored to the student's individual goals and abilities. Music history and theory, as well as vocalization, posture, breathing, diction, tone production, and general technique are incorporated into each lesson.
In addition, the students also participate in performance master classes and recitals, learning stage presence and concert etiquette.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio room, 2 full size keyboards, music stands, book shelf, desk, parking lots (free).

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Music Theater, Jazz

Photos and Videos

Habanera (Carmen) - G. Bizet

Experience

Voice and Piano Instructor Jul 2012 - Present
DB Vocal Studio - New Orleans

Voice and Piano Instructor Oct 2011 - Jun 2012
International School of Music - Germantown, TN

Voice and Piano Instructor May 2009 - Jul 2011
Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Education

M.A. Voice Performance May 2006 - May 2008
University of New Orleans
B.M.A Voice Performance Aug 1995 - May 2000
State Music Academy - Sofia, Bulgaria

Languages Spoken

Bulgarian Fluent / Native Proficiency
German Professional Proficiency
Italian Professional Proficiency
Russian Professional Proficiency
Turkish Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Ancillary Teaching Certificate Feb 2009
Louisiana Department of Education

Louisiana offers Ancillary Certificates to applicants holding degrees or credentials in a specialized area. The holder of such certificate must show evidence of substantial professional recognition (e.g., letters from representatives of the arts community, gallery directors, art center directors, reporters).

Awards

Big Easy Award nominee Dec 2007
New Orleans Big Easy Enterntainment Awards

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing Aug 2014
NATS

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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49 Reviews on Denise B.

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Ramon R. Sep 4, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Excellent! I am very satisfied with my first lesson with Denise. I have taken lessons before and I was a little skeptical about a new voice coach. Furthermore, taking lessons online. My wife started first and she absolutely enjoys her lessons with Denise.

Denise was able to identify how I can improve my singing and what I need to work on. I highly recommend her if you are serious about learning how to sing!
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Michael Earls Sep 4, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Denise was very easy to work with and very knowledgeable. She was patient and taught me a lot in the first lesson. I'm looking forward to what I'll learn in the remaining lessons.
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Kristyn Sep 1, 2015
Singing · Online
works very well with my 7yr old. She has gotten her to finally access her low scales.
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Danny S. Aug 24, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Mrs. Denise is an amazing teacher. What I loved the most about her, was that she is very honest. She would tell you if you have a voice to work with or not and I personally found her honesty to be very helpful. She made me feel comfortable with myself especially since this was my first ever singing lesson experience. I definitley recommend Mrs. Denise! She knows how to have fun and she also pushes you to your limit which is a good thing.
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Connie Aug 21, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Denise is a great teacher. Very professional and really knows what she is doing. My 8 year old daughter really enjoyed her time with Denise.
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Erin Kouvas Aug 20, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Denise was amazing. I felt comfortable so much faster than anticipated and we jumped right in. I highly recommend her to a person who wants to sing, at any age.
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Eileen R. Aug 19, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Better than what I expected. My first time to take an online singing lesson and it was just like being in the same room with her. Denise is awesome! She made me very comfortable and I can tell she knows her subject very well! Looking forward to taking my passion for singing to the next level with Denise's guidance! Thanks!
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James J. Aug 15, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Denise did great making me feel comfortable with my voice, not judge my mistakes and helping me with my key to understand music.
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Jared A. Jul 30, 2015
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Denise is a great teacher that has helped me progress a lot toward where I want to be and took the time to work with me when I would struggle during certain exercises.
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Kamara L. Jul 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ms. Denise is the best! She really has a passion for singing and music. Her lessons are tailored to your needs, which makes the experience fun and effective. I definitely recommend.