Kiley Hazelton

Kiley H.

Saint Paul, MN
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Kiley delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

I am a professional singer and voice teacher from Bemidji, MN. Most recently I have been based out of Los Angeles but have recently moved back and into the Twin Cities area. I hold two degrees in voice performance (M.M. Thornton School of Music, B.M. Concordia College) and am a trained vocologist (National Center of Voice and Speech and the University of Utah). My style as a voice teacher is to use carefully crafted exercises and simple directives to help students achieve optimal vocal production. My methods are rooted in voice science so that I can ensure total vocal safety and efficiency for each student. My training allows me to adapt my teaching style to each individual voice. Each voice is unique and every student requires an approach that is tailor-made for them. I strive to help students learn to be their own teachers. I can't be in the practice room monitoring my students day to day so it is important to me that they learn how to identify issues and correct themselves when I am not present. My goal is to cultivate well informed, independent and healthy singers. While my approach may sound technique-heavy, my focus always remains on creating art. The use of science in the studio is only a vehicle to allow each student the vocal freedom to express and create as uninhibited as possible. I place a strong emphasis on style, language, musicality, expression, and acting because what good is a flawless technique if there is no heart in your performance? I would love the opportunity to help you cultivate your voice and I hope to see you in the studio soon!

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Experience

Music Instructor
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
Education Through Music- Los Angeles

Taught elementary music education in inner-city schools in south Los Angeles.

Voice Instructor
Aug 2017 - May 2018
University of Southern California

Taught credited lessons for undergraduate students in classical, musical theater and pop styles.

Private Voice Instructor
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Self

Taught private voice lessons in Moorhead, MN.


Education

Master of Music Vocal Arts and Opera
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Thornton School of Music, University of Southern CA
Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Concordia College

Languages

American Sign Language
Professional Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Vocal Arts Department Award
May 2018
Thornton School of Music, University of Southern CA
Scholarship Recipient
Mar 2017
American Educators of Italian Origin
Board of Councilors Mentorship Program
Sep 2016
Thornton School of Music, University of Southern CA

Affiliations

Pan-American Vocology Association
Jun 2018

The mission of the Pan-American Vocology Association is to advance the scientific study of voice for artistic and professional use by fostering vocology in all countries of the Western Hemisphere through research, dissemination of knowledge, training, and the creation and development of professional standards and credentials in voice habilitation and rehabilitation.

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National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jun 2018

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.

Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2018

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

Photos & Videos

Oberto (Alcina by G.F. Handel)

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Primo Libre Delle Musiche (Francesca Caccini, L.A. Camerata)

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Despina (Così Fan Tutte by W.A. Mozart)

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Katie Jul 27, 2019
Broadway Singing · In studio

Kiley is an incredible vocal coach! She helped me understand my instrument and gave me physical techniques to improve the sound quality of my higher range. She's also great at helping choose audition repertoire. If you're looking to improve fast within a few months, Kiley is the vocal coach to go to!

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Caleigh Jul 15, 2019
Classical Voice · In studio

I received private vocal lessons with Kiley during my senior year at USC. She was attune to my strengths and defined the areas I needed to grow, both in terms of technique and performance skills. Kiley is very professional and is highly knowledgeable in genres of genres of training.

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