Lara Smith

Lara S.

Moscow, ID
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Opera Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Passionate about singing and its possibilities, Lara provides thoughtful lessons for all ages that encourage healthy vocal technique in all styles, inspiring fiery confidence and energizing individual artistry. Specializing in classical and jazz voice, she also has both personal and teaching experience with cross-training vocalists (vocalists who want to sing in several styles).
Lara offers a wide range of experience, from bel canto, to mixed voice, and belting. She also offers catered training for all-ages, including children (ages 6+), young adolescents, teenagers, and those who begin their vocal training in adulthood. Beyond teaching, Lara is also an active performer in jazz, classical, and contemporary styles, offering not only technique but personal and career experience. She believes teaching voice continues outside of the classroom, and is available for messaging outside of weekly lessons to offer technical help, external resources, and practice support.

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About

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Lara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2015

Passionate about singing and its possibilities, Lara provides thoughtful lessons for all ages that encourage healthy vocal technique in all styles, inspiring fiery confidence and energizing individual artistry. Specializing in classical and jazz voice, she also has both personal and teaching experience with cross-training vocalists (vocalists who want to sing in several styles).
Lara offers a wide range of experience, from bel canto, to mixed voice, and belting. She also offers catered training for all-ages, including children (ages 6+), young adolescents, teenagers, and those who begin their vocal training in adulthood. Beyond teaching, Lara is also an active performer in jazz, classical, and contemporary styles, offering not only technique but personal and career experience. She believes teaching voice continues outside of the classroom, and is available for messaging outside of weekly lessons to offer technical help, external resources, and practice support.

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Experience

Vocal Instructor
Aug 2016 - Present
Lara Vivian Music

Vocalist
Aug 2016 - Present
Lara Vivian Music


Education

BM Voice Performance, BS Music Theory, Jazz Studies
Aug 2016 - Present
Lionel Hampton School of Music
Music
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
Berklee College of Music (online)

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

1st Place Outstanding Jazz Vocalist
Feb 2019
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jun 2019

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.

Jazz Education Network
Jul 2018

JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.

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Chris Jul 4, 2019
Singing · In studio

She helped me have huge breakthrougs in my singing. I had developed my voice well but wasnt abel to project it properly... She helped me find and release tension to let my best voice come through and so I can sing forever still healthy and no soreness. Makes singing way easier and fun!

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Jen Jul 4, 2019
Singing · In studio

Best. Really.

Lily Jul 2, 2019
Jazz Voice · Online

Lara is seriously the best. Makes practicing fun and easy and makes things that seem really hard not so intimidating. I've only had her for a few months and already sound and feel so much better singing. I'm excited to learn more from her and recommend her to anyone else trying jazz or commercial singing.

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sonia Jul 2, 2019
Jazz Voice · In studio

I found her after she won the at jazz festival my school goes to. She is so encouraging and always supportive no matter what your goals are, and it seems like she knows everything to help you get there. She goes further than just being a teacher and is a real mentor and supporter as you grow as a singer in all ways. No matter what, she helps you find the best things for you and you can always feel the difference and the changes between lessons.

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Dylan & Tommy Jul 2, 2019
Vocal Training · In studio

Both of my sons 6&7 take a lesson together with Lara once a week. Her ability to work with them and engage them for the full hour, and then to keep them wanting to 'practice' regularly every day - sometimes what feels like all day - they love it. The creativity she uses in teaching them keeps them excited to do it again every week!!! It wouldn't seem like the gorilla, rocket ship, and hippo exercises they do - sometimes all of us as a family admittedly- would be really effective, but even so young they sound SO much better, and Lara swears by healthy training for kids so it doesn't push or damage their growing voices. :-) Definitely choose Lara for your kids and she also loads you with recordings she made to make the 'practicing' easy for them anywhere. Would never choose anyone else!!! :-)

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Nathan Jul 2, 2019
Singing · Online

INCREDIBLE VOICE TEACHER!!! Helped me work through some trouble I was having singing with my church choir. After the first lesson she sent me like a bunch of things to check out to make practicing easier, like some warm up exercises you can do in the shower as well as stretches and stuff to help your singing. she made me really excited when before I was just looking for some help. Best teacher and really goes above and beyond to help her students.

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Emily Jul 2, 2019
Classical Voice · In home

Lara is the most passionate teacher I have ever had. She goes above and beyond the technical parts of singing and builds confident performers and musicians. When I first started with her, I was preparing for auditioning for my high school talent show and thought I was going to pass out (or worse!) . She prepared me so well and I felt a huge change in my voice in the first week, I've been studying with her now for over 2 years and am working on preparing my auditions for college. I recommend taking lessons with Lara no matter what you're looking for, she will support you 110% and work through every single step with you. I went for one lesson and stayed for as long as I could!

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