Lia Menaker

Lia M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
As a professional singer/performer with 15+ years experience, I love infusing a mix of musical concepts and traditional teaching styles with real world experience I've gained from performing over the years. We'll start each lesson with warm ups tailored to not only open up the voice, but practice technique and prepare you for your song. Then, we'll move into your song(s), working on technique and/or any trouble spots and ultimately sculpting the song in a way that also supports more freedom and control in your singing. Whether you're interested in pop, rock, R&B, standards, or Broadway, I love to tailor lessons to meet your needs and to bring out the artist within you!

About Lia M.

*Background check documents available upon request*

I'm a vocalist, singer/songwriter, and producer with a passion for helping teens and adults of all ages discover and/or find more freedom in their voices and in their songwriting! I like infusing a mix of creativity and technique/theory into lessons. My approach is to ensure there's a solid foundation of technique yet also plenty of room for vocal exploration - the two go hand in hand!

A bit more about me: I currently work as a singer/songwriter, producer, and vocalist in the Greater Philadelphia region (and now beyond, given our new COVID reality). When not teaching, I split my time between performing (everywhere from live venues to restaurants, to livestreams online, to private events and senior homes) and producing/songwriting in the studio. My songs have been featured on radio stations around the east coasting, including WXPN, ALT 104.5, and more, and have been licensed to multiple TV stations and independet films for use in their broadcasting.

I have a BFA in Musial theatre from Pennsylvania State University and have performed in various professional, regional musical theater and touring productions. My vocal training originated here, so I also love to work on this type of material, as well as auditions with my students!

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Judy A.
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Lia is awesome and really is extremely patient. really enjoy taking lessons from her.

Posted May 11, 2021
Judy A.
Profile-location-online Online

Lia is awesome and so patient. Real joy to take lessons from

Posted Apr 28, 2021
Judy A.
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Lia is extremely patient and kind!

Posted Apr 14, 2021
Toks
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My daughter enjoyed working with Lia. She was patient, fun and helped build my daughter's confidence when she made mistakes and needed to try again. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!

Posted Jun 17, 2019
Sue
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LIa is the right fit for my high school student. My daughter has been taking classic piano lessons since 4 years old. She has been looking for an instructor who will allow her to develop her creative side.

Lia customizes her lessons and has reignited my daughters love of piano.

Thanks, Lia.

Posted Feb 24, 2019
Tony
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Both of my daughters love to sing. We signed up for lessons so they could learn their favorite pop songs; one of my daughters also took piano. They've learned how to hit notes easier and how to properly warm up; Lia is great at finding fun ways to keep them engaged while also still learning. The combination of piano and voice for my youngest has been really valuable. I highly recommend Lia for your lessons!

Posted Aug 1, 2018
Nadine
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lia has been a wonderful and nurturing teacher. She spent time getting to know my children and tailors lessons to keep them engaged and having fun!

Posted Jul 19, 2018

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Experience

Piano and Voice Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Holy Child School at Rosemont

Teaching voice and piano lessons to children and teens after school.

Voice Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present

Lia Menaker Studios

Providing voice and piano lessons to teens and adults in the greater Philadelphia area and online.

Independent Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer
Sep 2008 - Present

Self-Employed

Performing at various venues and private events locally, online, and around the country. Writing and producing music for myself as well as artists and bands in the Philadelphia region and beyond!

Piano and Voice Teacher
Nov 2017 - Jun 2019

In-Home Music Teachers

Providing piano and voice lessons to children, teens, and adults in the Philadelphia area.

Education

Musical Theatre
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Pennsylvania State University

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

BMI
Jan 2013
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Actors' Equity Association
Jul 2011
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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