Holly Banfield
Sandy, UT
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Holly Banfield

Holly B.

Sandy, UT
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I’ve been offering comprehensive, affordable private voice lessons since 2008. Teaching music is a passion for me. It brings me great joy to help my students accomplish their dreams. I have been a choir director for 9 years. I have received a bachelor's and master's degree in music education, with a vocal emphasis. I am started my doctorate in August 2019 in vocal performance at the University of Utah. My students consistently receive superior ratings in festivals, lead roles in musical theater and opera shows, and many of them have gone on to study music as a career. My hope for my students is to help them see the potential within themselves and to rise to that potential. I believe the techniques and skill sets I have acquired will help pave the way for my students to achieve their goals and ambitions.

About Holly B.

For quite some time, I have felt that my purpose in life is to help people see their potential and rise to that potential. For the past 10 years, my vehicle for accomplishing that mission has been teaching voice. I am a passionate teacher and musician. I have been teaching with my own studio voice lessons since 2008. My students consistently get lead roles in plays and operas, superior ratings competitions, and receive scholarships in college programs. I've also taught choir for 9 years, teaching grades 6-12. During this time, I emphasized to my students the need to become a holistic musician. I ensured that my students not only sang with healthy beautiful voices, but that they were proficient in music theory and ear training.

I contribute my success as a teacher to my rich content knowledge, personal performance experience, and deep love and concern for my students. As a teacher, I have deep content knowledge on pedagogical tools that will help my students sing healthy and free. I am familiar with the Bel Canto method, Alexander method, and Speech Level Singing method among other techniques. I use a variety of tools to assess my students, and I consistently strive to get feedback from the class to ensure they are understanding the material. As a teacher, I give high personal accountability to my students' success and teach as if their success is more dependent on the clarity of my teaching than it is on their capabilities.

Not only do I have a passion for teaching, but also for performing. I have received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in voice. Since then, I have been in numerous operas, oratorios, and other performance venues. As a teacher, I notice a difference in my instruction when I am pushing myself to become a better musician. In 2019, I decided to fulfill my personal dream of pursuing a doctorate so that I can teach higher education. I am currently in my second year as a DMA student at the University of Utah, Vocal Performance Emphasis.

As your voice teacher, I guarantee that you will learn to sing with a healthy, full, balanced sound that reflects your true voice and not some fabricated sound. I will teach you how to sing on the breath and how to use the meaning of the music to connect with your internal instrument and with the audience. Give it a try! You'll love it!

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Experience

Opera Workshop TA
Aug 2019 - Present

University of Utah

I am currently the TA for Opera workshop at the University of Utah. Mostly my duties are helping with props, set design, teaching chorus material, and advertising.

Choir Director
Jun 2017 - Jun 2019

MBHS/LOMS

I taught for 2 years at the school I graduated from as a teenager. It was great fun. I left this job to pursue my doctorate at the University of Utah

Choir Director and Group voice lessons
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017

SLSPA

I taught choir and voice lessons at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. There I was also the vocal coach for the musicals and the director for the operas. I took my students to a competition in LA. We won the competition which qualified us to perform in Carnegie Hall in New York.

Choir Director
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015

Butler MS

This was my first job out of college. I taught Junior High Choir and Guitar. My total number of choirs grew from 4 sections to 8 sections with my largest choir having 160 students! I've learned I really love teaching music to teenagers, because I love how moldable they are.

Education

DMA Vocal Performance
Aug 2019 - Present

University of Utah

MM Choral Education
May 2013 - May 2017

Brigham Young University

Choral Education Composite Degree
Jan 2004 - Apr 2010

Brigham Young University of Idaho

Languages

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2013
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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