John Russell

John R.

New York, NY

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John teaches: Ages 15 and up
Teaching since: 1985
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I love to show students that they can sing easily! I teach a modern technique based in classical concepts that includes Choral Singing and Music Theatre Singing for Actors. High Notes are a particular specialization as is expressive, communicative singing and a particular knowledge of vocal techniques for choir or chorus singers (blending, tuning, listening, etc.). I prefer students who know basic music fundamentals such as how to pick out their notes on a keyboard. I have been a soloist member of the METROPOLITAN OPERA CHORUS from 1991-2014, as well as solo section leader of several Large NYC and Boston area Churches.
My bio is found on Facebook professional page: JOHN MICHAEL RUSSELL VOICE

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M Music in Opera Performance

Sep 1979 - May 1981

Opera work with John Moriarty

Aug 1978 - May 1979
Boston Conservatory Opera Dept.

B. Mus. Voice Performance

Aug 1973 - May 1978
New England Conservatory


Certified Member

Dec 2015
National Assoc. Teachers of Singing

Professionals only.


American Guild of Musical Artists

Sep 1981

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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Richard Jul 21, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio
Very knowledgeable. Very easy & casual. Doesn't look at the watch kind of voice instructor. Understands the anatomy of the human voice. Is much experienced with the classical voice as a former singer with the Met.
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