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Opera Voice Lessons

Available Locations:
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Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Audition preparation for opera competitions, companies, galas and performances.

About Laurie D.

Hello! I am a skilled teacher with a passion for helping others learn and excel! I hold my bachelor's degrees in music education and vocal performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I completed my master's degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas. I have been teaching over 15 years. I tailor instruction to your need. I can help you become a stronger musician, be ready for performances and auditions, prepare for special occasions, competitions, recitals, concerts and more!

I am also very interested in nutrition and cooking. I have thus studied these areas and love to share this knowledge with others. I can help you with healthy eating, meal planning and understanding nutrients to maximize your nutrition. Cooking is endless....I can show you many, many types. Just ask!

Contact me with any questions or for information. The availability displayed is primarily beginning mid/late May through the summer, when school is out. If you are interested in cooking, please send me a message. I am sometimes able to accommodate cooking lessons on Sundays given that they take longer. Thank you!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Opera, Broadway, Sacred, Art Song, Church Music

Beginning and intermediate piano

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Vocal Performance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teaching since 2000

Reviews (6)

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Anum M. Mar 28, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

Enjoying

Alizay M. Feb 20, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

My daughters enjoyed their respective class.

Angela A. Aug 13, 2015
Singing · Online

Great first lesson!
I appreciate that a lot!

Dee G. Apr 15, 2015
Piano · In home

Laurie is a conscientious instructor. She is knowledgeable and gentle in her guidance. As an adult student, I like the fact that she allows me to take the lead in what I want to play.

Andre P. Jan 6, 2015
Piano · In home

My son has been taking lessons from Laurie for over a month and we have already experienced improvements. She is patient, as well as attentive to his needs and means of learning. I would and have recommended her to my friends and family.

Lily W. Dec 8, 2014
Piano · In studio

Ms. Laurie is very dedicated to teaching music.

Experience

Voice Teacher
Aug 2010 - Present

Private Studio

Teaching Voice lessons to students in grades 10-12

Voice and Piano Teacher
Aug 2000 - Present

Self-Employed

Teaching voice and piano lessons. Multiple ages and ability levels. Skill development, audition preparation, performance preparation and more!

Voice Teacher
Aug 2002 - May 2010

Denton ISD

Teaching Voice lessons to students in grades 6-12

Education

Vocal Performance
Aug 2002 - May 2007

University of North Texas

Vocal Performance
Aug 1996 - Jun 2002

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Music Education
Aug 1996 - May 2000

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Teacher
Jul 2008

State of Texas

Certified to teach music K-12 in the state of Texas
Music Teacher
May 2000

State of Illinois

Certified to teach music K-12 in the state of Illinois

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2015
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Mu Phi Epsilon
Oct 1998
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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