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Erin W.
Portland, Oregon
Learn advanced vocal technique from a classically trained opera singer
Learn to develop a healthy technique for singing in the classical style with proper vowels, breathing, space, and placement. Learn songs and arias in English, French, German, and Italian.
About Erin W.

**Lessons in my home studio are open to students who are fully vaccinated. You must have no symptoms of contageous illness to attend in person. Online lessons are always an option.** I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and a Bachelor's from Northern Arizona University. I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, ranging in ability from beginner to experienced. I help beginning students learn to match pitch and read notes on the staff. My voice students learn to sing with purer vowels, increased breath support, and to access greater vocal range. I teach beginning piano to all ages. I teach students as young as 5 as long as they are able to stay focused for the duration of a half hour lesson. Most of my piano students are in the 7 -12 range, but I teach some beginning adults as well. *** Lesson Details *** Voice students will learn to improve their technique through proper breathing, correct vowels, space, and resonance. I teach repertoire based on the students' interest, but I am well versed in classical and operatic repertoire in English, French, German, and Italian, as well as some musical theater and jazz. I also teach pop and Disney songs for those who are interested. I can help you improve your technique for whatever style of music you want to sing. For adults, I recommend an hour voice lesson. For teenagers, 45 minutes works well. For kids, I recommend a half hour voice lesson, and half hour of piano if they are not already taking it. Piano students will learn to read music, play with correct form, learn scales, and improve their musicianship skills. I teach out of lesson books (mostly Faber) to improve technique, but I want students to learn supplemental pieces that are fun for them as well. For young piano beginners, I recommend 30 minutes. Once the student is a little older and more experienced, I like to have them for 45 minutes. I hope to share with you the same joy I get from making music! *** Studio Equipment *** My studio at home has a piano, my music library, a mirror for aiding the student in observing their vocal habits. *** Specialties *** I specialize in teaching classical art songs and musical theater.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2011


Master's in Vocal Performance

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Italian, French, Spanish, German

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Great experience I had a lot of fun I like how she is kind and friendly And she didn't make me feel like I was embarrassed She explained what I need to work on but not just that she recommended a app that helps a lot I am definitely going to book with her again

Posted Dec 19, 2021

She’s patient and sweet and super good with my kiddo!

Posted Nov 17, 2021