I have recently returned to Pittsburgh after living in San Diego and New York City for the past 6 years. While there, I focused on teaching students song and monologue preparation for auditions, and growing my private voice and piano studio. While my passion (and my BFA) are in Musical Theatre, I love all genres of music, from classical to pop to Broadway. I will help you choose songs to work on that you LOVE, while giving you the right exercises and techniques to build a healthy foundation in singing.
*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Wurlitzer upright, Digital Piano, Large inventory of music and materials.
*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
· Singing · Dixie is awesome
We are so happy that we found Dixie. My daughter is having so much fun and is really learning a lot from her. I highly recommend Dixie to anyone who is looking for singing lessons for themselves or their children!!!!!
· Singing · Great Teacher
Dixie is a very dedicated and inspiring teacher. She has a clear and friendly teaching style and provides you with a full lesson of activity and learning during each session.
· Singing · Top National Vocal Coach
Dixie is by far my favorite vocal coach for private lessons.
She is young, professional and tremendously talented. She is down to earth and has a terrific sense of humor. I could definitely see her cast in some of my favorite Broadway roles such as: Elle in Legally Blonde or Glinda in Wicked. She is incredibly smart and has the crossover capacity and coolness factor of any top leading female recording artist today.
She has worked with me on prepping for several auditions pieces which has led to me landing my principal dream role in a musical.
Her sessions are focused and cover a lot of material in a short amount of time, which definitely makes you feel like youâre getting your moneysâ worth.
She is very dedicated in wanting to see her students succeed. She constantly asks for feedback on how the audition/performances went.
She is great in sharing valuable material from some of her own personal experiences, whether itâs tips to include on a resume, foods to avoid when singing, or vocal exercises to practice right before a live performance.
She genuinely listens to your concerns, and is supremely gifted in zeroing in on solutions that are easy to implement and make a world of difference vocally.
In my opinion, sheâs worth every penny!
Book her now while you still can! Donât miss out on this exclusive opportunity to work with one of the industryâs best!!!
· · We Love Dixie!
Paris is looking forward to her lessons each week and now wants longer lessons. Thank you for being AWESOME at what you do!
· · Opening a whole new world
Dixie is so patient and easy to work with. I'm looking forward to continuing on with her as my instructor. She's especially adept at working with someone with little background or experience. I'm looking forward to meeting her face-to-face someday!
· · Un-satisfactory
She sounds a nice teacher for the first few classes. But nowadays I don't like her teaching style because of couple of reasons. Firstly, she is reluctant to teach a new song. Secondly, she repeats the same thing again and again for quite a number of classes. Thirdly, the most annoying is she only teaches based on time limit not even a single minute extra even if something is incomplete.
· · ROCK STAR STATUS
Dixie is one of the most encouraging and inspiring instructors. Her knowledge of music and it's applications have really motivated me. Through lessons with her I've learned I can apply music to all parts of my life, and not just music itself, but also the body awareness and breathing techniques that stem from it. Her explicit instruction makes it easy to understand and put into practice. Every lesson is productive and I always leave feeling accomplished. Thanks for being such a rock star, and sharing your knowledge and love of music!
· · The best teacher is the one that you practice for because you don't want to let them down. Dixie is funny and patient and has a great way of making you understand the mechanics along with having fun.She is the best-kept secret on TakeLessons.
· · GREAT VOICE
Dixie has a totally beautiful voice which really helps my daughter to sing better. Her approach is as fun and kind as instructive and productive. She is an excellent teacher. My daughter loves her singing classes.
· · Greatest teacher a student could ask for. I'm always excited for my next lesson:)