Helen Bacher

Helen B.

Franklin, MI
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Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Classic singing technique and good performance skills are at the heart of what I teach. The best singers on Broadway develop a unique sound and style that requires both good singing technique and the ability to put feeling and emotion into your performance. Lessons start with exercises to improve breath control to support your voice and ear training to help you sing on key. Progressive vocal exercises will help you develop the quality of your voice and increase your range to make it easier to hit those high notes. You will also do exercises to improve your diction. As you develop your performing skills you will learn how to using phrasing to put feeling into the words and connect with the audience. As your voice develops you will build a repertoire of Broadway-style music that you can use for auditions.
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About

Helen passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Helen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
1978

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 and hold a degree from Case Western Reserve University where in art and music theory. I have more than twenty years of professional experience including 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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Experience

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

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

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

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Helen B., Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach for Speaking

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Earned a Certificate for Outstanding Performance in Voice Training Level I today.

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Voice lessons for beginning singers.

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Learn how to sing with confidence and ease.

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Learn how to sing and perform with artistry that captures an audience.

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Helen Bacher Voice Studio

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Learn to sing music in any genre that you like from Bach to Broadway Musical Theater

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Learn how to pace a speech and make a strong connection with the audience.

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Training for the Speaking Voice helps you develop a stronger, clearer speaking voice.
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7 Reviews

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Marge May 28, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

Helen is a kind, caring and patient instructor. She works very well with children.

Milli K. May 23, 2018
Speaking Voice · In studio

Very warm and very helpful

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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