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Ellen T.
Brooklyn, New York
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Ellen T.
Brooklyn, New York
Learn to project without fatigue from a teacher who learned from the best
Voice lessons with me are a course on getting to know your body. You will discover muscles you never knew you had, develop your coordination, and end each lesson feeling like you got a mental and physical workout! This may sound intimidating on paper, but in reality there's quite a bit of silliness baked in. After all, the best singing happens when you are having fun and feeling good. :) In my experience, everything that we want in our singing--increased range, flexibility, beauty, power, dynamic range, comfort, and let's not forget longevity--come from moving the work away from the throat and into muscles that will not tire out so easily, like your legs and back. Put another way: EVERYONE has a beautiful voice. Shrillness, nasality or any other noises that you might not like right now are NOT inherent and are simply the result of using the wrong muscle groups for the job. Same story with hoarseness or discomfort. Learning to break habits and use your body in a new way takes time and effort. This is not a quick-fix technique! But in my opinion the joy, confidence, and satisfaction that follow are well worth it.
About Ellen T.

Hello! I am a professional soprano who has performed in operas and concerts all over the world, from Beijing to Paris. My most recent in-person performances were the title role in Donizetti's opera Anna Bolena with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble and the title role of Handel’s Alcina with Lyra New York. I hold a Master's in Music from Manhattan School of Music and Bachelor's degrees in Music and German from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. I have also received training at summer programs like Bel Canto at Caramoor, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, and Opera on the Avalon. Although nearly a decade past grad school, I continue to coach, take lessons, and attend the best of the NYC music offerings, so I am always learning new things to share with my students. I've been fortunate to study with several wonderful voice teachers, including Joan Patenaude-Yarnell (Anthony Roth Costanzo's teacher) and Pat Misslin (Renee Fleming's teacher). The brilliant musician with whom I have studied with for the past ten years, however, is Fred Carama, who has taught numerous Metropolitan Opera stars, who has helped me realize my goals, and whose techniques I now teach. Outside of singing and teaching singing, I also tutor standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and GRE and help college and job applicants prepare essays and cover letters. For fun, I like to run outside, do yoga, watch Call My Agent, and snoop on other people's dogs in the dog park. I also just finished reading my first full book in French! (Ok, it was only 120 pages in large print, but one step at a time...) Although originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, I am currently based in Brooklyn, NY, and I rent studios both there and in Manhattan. If you are an NYC local, feel free to reach out to me about in-person lessons.

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Classical Voice
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Ellen has a deep resume and brings so much experience to lessons!

Posted Apr 4, 2022
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Ellen is an experienced instructor and an expert in her craft. Extremely professional.

Posted Mar 18, 2022
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Ellen is a very kind and patient teacher. The depth of knowledge she has about vocal technique is immense and she knows how to convey information in a very digestible manner. It's been a pleasure learning from her and I look forward to more lessons!

Posted Mar 9, 2022
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Masters of Music in Vocal Performance
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Science in German
Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University
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Instructor details
Classical Voice
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
S. Oxford St.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
7th Avenue 7th floor
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$100
90 minutes
$150
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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