john benton

John B.

Nashville, TN

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john delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
July 2005

Johnny was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina where at the young age of 16 made the most important decision of his life. He walked off of the baseball field and joined show choir. Since that day music has become a driving force in his life. He received his bachelors of music in classical voice performance from Belmont University in Nashville TN, and will be receiving his Masters of Fine Arts in Vocal Pedagogy and Classical Voice Performance from the prestigious Westminster choir college in Princeton NJ.

Johnny teaches singers from ages 10 to 94 whose aspirations range from performing on Broadway, or just simply to sing better in the shower. Johnny believes that performing music should always be fun, because without fun music is just organized sound, not the language of the soul.



*** Lesson Details ***
Patient and enthusiastic voice teacher, who takes a classical approach to finding your voice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Media Room, large room, office with some recording equipment

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to a home all I expect that the students to have is a piano

*** Specialties ***
I mainly teach Classical Voice and Musical Theatre, but I incorporate that technique into all styles of music to produce a strong healthy instrument without deviating from your style. I also have a great love of swing and Jazz music which I think can be greatly influenced by a great classical base.

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Education

Masters of Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy
Aug 2004 - Jun 2006
Westminster Choir college
Bachelor of the Arts Classical Voice Performance
Aug 2000 - Jun 2004
Belmont University

3 Reviews

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TrevorC Apr 12, 2012
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Informal, Relaxed and you get results

John is a very gifted teacher.He quickly hones in on what you need to do to make your voice become what it needs to be and treats you more like a buddy than a subordinate.Within the first 3 lessons I was sounding much better and more at ease with singing. You want to learn to sing? He'll teach you.

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JenniI Mar 31, 2011
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John is a great teacher, very understanding and very patient. He immediately picks up on a student's weakness and works hard to help them overcome their struggles. I am very happy as a student and always look forward to my next lesson

WalterW Mar 17, 2011
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doing a great job

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