Helen Bacher

Helen B.

Franklin, MI
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If you cannot read music but would like to learn how to play the piano I teach beginning adults and children how to understand the fundamentals of reading music and playing the piano. If you would like to learn how to improvise, I also teach adults how to understand the structure of music so you can play any song that you like "by ear," and add chords to support the melody. Having the ability to sit at the piano and play any song that you know is a lot of fun and not that difficult to do.

About Helen B.

If you like to sing and want to learn how to be a better singer, you don't have to have any previous experience or training. I specialize in teaching beginning singers of any age how to sing using the classic technique that is the foundation for singing any genre or style of music from Bach to Broadway. You will learn how to make a beautiful sound when you sing and work on presentation, acting, diction, style, and artistry choosing music that you like and building a repertoire of music that you will enjoy singing.

Training for beginning voice students is significantly different than it is for those who have had training. Some have beautiful natural voices but they strain to hit the high notes, Exercises build breath support and slowly increase your range Music is carefully chosen to help you sing with ease build a stronger more resonant voice

Some children also have beautiful natural voices, but they are not ready for the kind of voice training that is appropriate for an adult. A child's voice is small in every sense of the word. They cannot produce the volume or range that an adult can without straining their voice. They can learn the fundamentals of music, how to read music, how to count, rhythm and musicality. The music chosen for them needs to be easy to sing and age-appropriate Songs that a child likes that are too high can easily be re-arranged in a different key so they can sing music that they like without straining their voice.

If you are considering voice lessons for you or your child, it is a good way to develop musicianship and build a repertoire of music that you will enjoy singing. The training will be enjoyable and very effective. You will begin to see an improvement in technique after the first lesson.

I was trained in voice performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Marie-Simmelink Kraft, a Mezzo-Soprano who performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and other Synphony Orhestras throughout the world. I hold a degree from Case Western Reserve University where I studied art and music theory. I have more than twenty years of professional experience that inclues singing with a Chorale that performed with the Cleveland Symphony and performances as a soloist for choirs in Ohio and Michigan.

I founded and directed the Academie des Beaux-Arts, a performing arts school in Birmingham, and the Actors Alliance Theatre, a professional theater company that gave many young people an opportunity to gain experience working with professional actors. I have a combination of skills in voice and theater performance that sets me apart as a teacher who can help you develop a better singing voice and learn how to perform with artistry.

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Marilyn S.
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Very patient and well educated on this subject.

Posted Oct 20, 2019
Karen
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Helen is a wonderful voice teacher, she is knowledgeable and encouraging. She has years of experience and is kind and generous in her approach to teaching students. I’ve really enjoyed my lessons with her.

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Jack M.
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Helen is amazing

Posted May 8, 2019
Maxenne
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a great start with an awesome teacher who is truly passionate with music and teaching.

Posted Nov 10, 2018
AZZEAZ
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She works on getting you to be good. Very good.

Posted Jul 30, 2018
Akshaya
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Extremely perceptive, sophisticated and talented teacher. Great with people and very respectful.

Posted Jul 13, 2018
Jennifer
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Helen is patient and kind. I am so happy to have found her. I have a problem called spasmodic dysphonia. I have tried many things and feel optimistic that Helen can help me!

Posted Jun 23, 2018
Marge
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Helen is a kind, caring and patient instructor. She works very well with children.

Posted May 28, 2018
Milli K.
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Very warm and very helpful

Posted May 23, 2018
Patricia
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Helen B taught me for the past year and a half. She was not only a very good teacher but also very patient. She used different methods if I did not understand the first way. I learned various tricks that would make sure I enunciated properly and could sing louder without using too much breath. She always encouraged me if I felt like I did not do as well as I wanted to do, and gave me various exercises to do and videos to see when I get home to practice. By using these techniques, I was always sure that I had learned something every lesson. Overall, I highly recommend anyone who wants to learn how to sing that Helen B is the one who you are looking for.

Posted Jan 5, 2018
Lynn
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Helen is wonderful at drawing out a singer's natural gifts. She uses very positive teaching methods. She has helped me unlock my potential and overcome shyness.

Posted Dec 31, 2017
Susan
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Helen Bacher is an excellent instructor working with the voice. Her ability to assess your needs and develop a plan to strengthen and enhance one's vocal presentation is exceptional. I have worked with Helen and find her engaging, supportive and offers practical solutions.

Posted Dec 30, 2017
Lorainne
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I could play the piano but never had any singing lessons. With Helen, I learned how to sing all kinds of music from classical to Broadway. I learned how to sing "I'll be Back," from Hamilton and was able to play the accompaniment and sing in a talent show at my school. I had a very small voice when I started, but now I can sing very confidently in front of an audience. I liked working with Helen. She is a good teacher.

Posted Dec 27, 2017
Sara
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I was in the habit of speaking too fast so that others had a hard time understanding what I was saying. Helen Bacher helped me learn how to speak clearly and pause for emphasis which was very helpful. It is easier for me to speak now in class.

Posted Dec 27, 2017

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Experience

Director
Sep 1978 - Jun 1985

Académie des Beaux-Arts at the Lyceé International School

Founder and Managing Director
Sep 1978 - Jun 1985

Actors Alliance Theatre, an Equity company

Education

Bachelor of Science in Art and Music
Sep 1952 - Jun 1956

Case Western Reserve University

Voice Performance
Sep 1951 - Jun 1955

Cleveland Institute of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French, Italian

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Russian

Limited Proficiency

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