Leah Hinton
New York, NY
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Leah Hinton

Leah H.

New York, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
-Berklee College of Music Almuna
-Interlochen Arts Academy Graduate

I have been studying, trained in and performing Jazz music for almost 10 years. As an Alumna of Berklee College of music and as a performer, I have gained many tools related to this and all music.
Jazz is a great art. From Standard jazz to modern jazz, there is so much to appreciate. I can help you in your learning of this music and style.
Lessons:
It is very important to feel comfortable when learning something new so that you are not afraid to fail. Getting over the fear of failing is the initial part that will free you to experiment with your voice and really grow. You will find a safe space here to do that.
In our lessons we will work on vocal agility, range, improvisation, healthy singing and healthy projection, diction, harmony, different genres and music theory.
I am so excited to get to know you and your voice and how much you will grow!

About Leah H.

Leah, a teacher, singer/songwriter, musician, entertainer and Berklee College of Music graduate. 30 minute online lessons are accepted. If interested please call Takelessons and inquire about that.

She loves teaching and loves her students. Her main joy in teaching is watching her students grasp a new understanding and appreciation for their desired art and growing in their skills and talent. She loves seeing her students overcome obstacles. In her lessons, Leah sets the tone for care and a safe space to truly grow fearlessly. It is important to grow in confidence in your craft. In lessons, she covers setting a foundation, different genres, confidence, warm-up exercises, vocal techniques, ear training, music theory, harmony, performance techniques, audition preparation, range, improvisation, agility, freedom and more. She focusses on a few things at a time and has her students grow into other areas to work.

Musically, she provides sounds and smooth tones of Jazz and Soul. Her latest EP entitled SonKissed is Jazz influenced music with Neo-Soul vibes and a positive message about love and life. She has been singing around Boston and New York and writing and recording new music. She has great things in store for her in the near future and much music and passion to share with the world.

Originating from Henderson, North Carolina, she grew up singing in school, church and choirs including the Raleigh Girls Choir of Raleigh, NC. Taking singing and piano lessons grew her love for music. She always had a fondness of jazz music starting at a young age, as her father would play jazz music. Studying music has led her to perform in recitals, concerts and festivals such as the Mozart Music Festival with The Capital City Girl’s Choir in Vienna, Austria, to study and perform abroad in Valencia, Spain, to graduate from Berklee College of Music and to continue writing, performing and growing as an artist. Leah also enjoys being involved in and performing in community events as she gives back. It is very important to her to help others as many have helped her.

She gets much of her inspiration from influences such as Jesus Christ, her parents, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer, Sammy Davis Jr., Sade, Anita O’day, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Adele, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Mary Mary, Robin Thicke, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Esperanza Spalding, Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, Ledisi, Sounds of Blackness, Take 6, Gretchen Parlato, and Quincy Jones just to name a few.

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Princy A.
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Posted Feb 5, 2020
Angelica
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Leah is very patient and helpful. I was so surprised how easily I was able to grasp concepts that seemed like a mountain to me at first. Looking forward to our future lessons.

Posted Jan 29, 2020
Danielle
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Posted Jan 17, 2020
Stephen
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Great first lesson!

Posted Jan 10, 2020
Mariah H.
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Leah has been a wonderful instructor. Both my children have made great progress. Leah is very knowledgeable, kind and patient. It is a joy to have her teach my daughters.

Posted Dec 7, 2019
Anthony E.
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Leah is a stellar instructor. I was simply expecting some tips on vocal technique, and she exceeded my expectations. She is able to meet you at your level, understand the craft as you understand it and then tell you need next to improve.

Moreover, she’s incredibly humble. Despite clearly being skilled at singing, she never makes it a point to come off as unapproachable. She innately understands the importance of the learning spirit and how to create a space that fosters it. If you were on the fence about choosing Leah as an instructor, there’s no need to be.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Makayla Y.
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Fantastic with our daughter on our 1st lesson tonight. Looking forward to next session

Posted Nov 6, 2019
Will C.
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Great first lesson and looking forward to going back for further lessons.

Posted Nov 3, 2019
Kenyarri M.
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Leah was so knowledgeable and personable! After my first lesson, I’d say that she did a great job of explaining concepts that I typically struggle with, in simple ways. Her passion for teaching and her skill at singing both show! I’m so happy I found her!!

Posted May 11, 2019
Michael
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I have worked with Leah for quite some time now for vocal training. I have heard a major improvement in my voice with regards to vocal strength and breath control. I would reccomend Leah for vocal training.

Posted Jun 26, 2018
Yannick ..

Leah has ability to spot what your voice really needs to improve and she's a great vocalist .

Posted Jun 24, 2018
Courtney
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Leah is so energetic while teaching her class. She goes above and beyond for her each student, by having activities to spark their interest. She meets each student where they are academically and successfully help each student complete the course. She is patient, kind and full of a loving spirit and a joy to watch online. Allow her the opportunity to teach your children because she is fully equipped with the knowledge, credentials and experience to do so! Enjoy the leah teach experience!!!

Posted Apr 16, 2018
Briana
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Leah is a an intuitive, creative instructor who caters to her students in a manner that is specific to each of their needs. She listens and uses her skills in all genres of music to facilitate in her teaching methods. You can find students warming up their voices to recording artist, 'Ledisi', and warming down with touring band, 'Moonchild'. Although her sound is rooted in jazz, her knowledge of music and her great ear make her a great teacher for any student looking to excel in their vocal and piano endeavors.

Posted Apr 16, 2018
Adia
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Leah is very personable and passionate about her craft as a musician, voice professional and vocal performer. I recommend her to anyone who is ready to hone their skills as a vocalist and musician.

Posted Apr 16, 2018
Stan
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tailors to the student's needs and interests! superb vocalist herself.

Posted Apr 14, 2018

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Experience

ESL Teacher(online)
Oct 2017 - Present

51 Talk

Singer/Performer
Jan 2017 - Present

Freelance

Private Voice Teacher
Jan 2014 - Present

Freelance

Voice Teacher
Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

The Conservatory

Education

Music Business Management - Jazz Voice
Jan 2010 - May 2014

Berklee College of Music

Music
Sep 2007 - May 2009

Interlochen Arts Academy

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

ASCAP
Dec 2017
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2014
The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits. Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.
Grammy University Network
Jan 2013
GRAMMY U is a unique and fast-growing community of college students, primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. GRAMMY U events and special programs touch on all aspects of the music industry, from the technology to the tracks themselves. Events are scheduled throughout the semester to give GRAMMY U members a wide variety of experiences and professional development. Because we are part of The Recording Academy, members have extraordinary access to the industry and its artists.

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