Hilary Kuhlmey
Austin, TX
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Hilary Kuhlmey

Hilary K.

Austin, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Each lesson is uniquely tailored for the specific needs of the student and I want each lesson to be fun! It is always important to remember music is fun not scary. I like to go through breathing techniques and vocal warm ups every lesson. After we do exercises I like to have the student practice a song of choice. The student and I usually come together to find a goal for the student to work towards each lesson and actively work towards this goal each time we meet.

About Hilary K.

How I can help you improve:

-Confidence/self-esteem work
-Breathing
-Increase range
-Voice projection
-Vocal Runs
-Songwriting and arrangement
-Beginner Piano
-Inspire you to keep singing!

About Lessons:
Everything starts with the way we think and our perception. So, I specifically devote time teaching techniques and tools that help strengthen the mind and improve self-esteem. Singing can be a vulnerable space and when a singer can stand in their power and believe in themselves…this is where the true magic happens.

Every lesson includes vocal warmups, vocal strengthening exercises and self-esteem work. This is the focus for the first part of the lesson and the remainder of the lesson is geared towards working on a specific song of the student's choice or of my finding. The student will spend time singing the song, we will break the song apart into sections and I will show the student different techniques to help improve each section of the song.

About me:
I am a professional singer in Austin Texas. I play live shows, I have gone on tour and have released an album. I love teaching people what I know. After singing behind closed doors for a portion of my life and secretly dreaming of being a singer, one day, I decided to take the plunge and start living my dream. I began writing music, playing live shows and training to teach voice. Shortly after, I started accepting students and helped them conquer their fears.

After I conquered my own fears of singing, the world of opportunity opened up for me. I filled the role of choir director for a local church and my music now plays on Pandora, Spotify and I-tunes! I love to share my knowledge as a singer and aspire to teach fellow singers everything I know as a vocalist.

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Anna
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Very good instructor. Would highly recommend!

Posted Sep 11, 2018
Maria
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Great frist lesson!

Posted Aug 20, 2018
Maria L.
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Love my classes with Hilary so far! I'm developing myself as a songwriter to launch my professional music project very soon. Half of the class is basic piano in order to be able to come up with melodies and the other half is writing lyrics/songs. Hilary is very sweet, patient and explains terms/theory in a very clear and easy way to understand. Songwriting can be a very vulnerable thing to do and Hilary creates a safe, professional space for the writing to happen. I'm excited to take more classes with her and definitely recommend her!

Posted Aug 13, 2018
Kacey W.
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Great!

Posted Apr 8, 2018
Kay S.
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She is a supportive, knowledgeable singing teacher

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Anna L.
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I have been taking lessons with Hilary for a while, longer than a year. I dont have a natural gift, and got interested in singing later in life, but she has helped me gain confidence and comfort with my voice. She is very bubbly and friendly. For me, it helps to have a teacher that puts me at ease since I am shy. She has helped me with pitch and voices. She is helping me work on vocal runs. I have progressed enough to start writing my own songs. BTW, her singing is amazing and I am happy for the opportunity to work with her!

Posted Jun 11, 2017
Jana P.
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Hilary was very helpful.

Posted Aug 14, 2016
Jennifer
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Hilary was an excellent teacher for us as beginners. She spent a lot of time focusing on encouragement and helped to get us in the right mental space, which is so important for expressing yourself in this medium!

Our lessons were fun, lighthearted and customized for what we wanted to know. And even though we only went a for a few lessons - we already felt like we had some tools to make our car singing and karaoke just a little bit better!

Posted Jul 25, 2016
Krysti S.
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Hilary has such an enchanting voice, and such a beautiful message. When I first heard her sing at a live show, I fell in love with her style immediately. Her lyrics, her vibrato, and her pitch her perfect, even in a live setting. I started taking singing lessons with her a year later, and she helped me identify my pitch weaknesses and taught me the secrets of vibrato. She is dedicated to voice, practices constantly, and would make a fabulous teacher for anyone who wants to explore neo-soul and jazz!

Posted Jun 17, 2016

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Experience

Professional Singer
Jun 2013 - Oct 2018

Hilary Kuhlmey Music

Playing live shows, touring and recording an album.

Middle School Choir Teacher
Aug 2016 - Aug 2018

Cedars International Academy

I taught choir classes and conducted the choir at school assemblies.

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

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