Helen Bacher

Helen B.

Franklin, MI
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Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Music Performance is a combination of singing and acting. I work with young people and adults of all ages teaching classic technique combined with performance skills. Lessons start with exercises to improve breath control to support your voice and help you sing on key. Vocal exercises will help you develop the quality and resonance of your voice and increase your range making it easier to hit those high notes. You will also learn how to use phrasing as you sing to put feeling into the words and connect with the audience. As your voice develops you will build a repertoire of music that you like to sing that you can use for auditions.
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Helen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:

If you enjoy singing and would like to learn how to sing better, I would like to help you become the singer and performing artist that you have always wanted to be.

I am a classically trained soprano with more than two decades of experience teaching voice. Classic singing technique and performing skills are at the heart of what I teach. I studied Voice Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music with the renown Mezzo-Soprano, Marie Simmelink Kraft. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University where I studied Art and Music Theory and sang in the University Choir and in Theater Productions. My experience includes singing with a professional Chorale that performed with the Cleveland Symphony and performing as a soloist with choirs in Ohio and Michigan. As the Founder and Directed of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Birmingham MI, and Managing Director of the Actors Alliance Theater, a professional theater company, I developed programs in acting and improvisation that prepared students for professional careers.

I teach classic singing technique that provides a foundation for singing any style of music from Baroque to Broadway Musical Theater style. Every lesson starts with a warm-up and exercises to develop your ability to take deep easy natural breaths and use your diaphragm to provide support your voice. You will become more aware of how you use your entire body as an instrument when you sing, letting it resonate naturally through the entire range of your voice to make a beautiful sound. You will build a repertoire of music that you like, the ability to use good technique to sing with expression, making a connection that touches the hearts of those who listen with a memorable performance.

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Founder and Managing Director
Sep 1978 - Jun 1985
Actors Alliance Theatre, an Equity company

Sep 1978 - Jun 1985
Académie des Beaux-Arts at the Lyceé International School


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
French, Italian
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

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Patricia Jan 5, 2018
Singing · In studio

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.

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Lynn Dec 31, 2017
Singing · In studio

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.

Susan Dec 30, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

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.

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Lorainne Dec 27, 2017
Singing · In studio

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.

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Sara Dec 27, 2017
Speaking Voice · In studio

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.

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