Madeline Huss
Minneapolis, MN
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Madeline Huss

Madeline H.

Minneapolis, MN
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Usually supplemented with learning to read music and understand basic levels of music theory, ear training focuses most on connecting what you've been reading to what you're hearing. I use solfege (movable and fixed "do"), number systems, and I am amenable to other systems that you prefer. Let's improve your pitch and rhythm!

About Madeline H.

Hello! I'm Madeline, and I'm a vocal director, vocal instructor, beginner-piano teacher, and music theory tutor. I love introducing students to new repertoire, showing them a different way of looking at concepts, and helping students realize how smart and talented they are. I want my students to feel prepared for where their love of music takes them, and we are absolutely going to have fun while learning. I'm excited that you are interested in learning, too, and I cannot wait to hear from you.

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Brita
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My daughter has taken lessons with Madeline through her school this past year and asked if she could continue with private lessons - we said an enthusiastic yes! The progress she has made in the last year is incredible and she has so much fun. Our son recently started lessons as well and we couldn't be more pleased. Madeline is a pleasure to work with and our children look forward to their weekly lessons. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jul 15, 2020
Caroline
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Madeline Huss is a delightful voice teacher. I enjoy every lesson. She is rigorous and knows what a student needs to improve. She gives good positive feedback and adjusts to her students needs and abilities.

Posted Jul 15, 2020
Luke
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Posted May 24, 2020
Rod
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Madeline is very skilled as are many voice/music teachers, but what makes her stand out is her knowledge of pedagogy. She has the skills to teach as well as the performing arts background, adding credibility to the experience. In our family’s case, she is working with our 11 year old granddaughter and has been able to impart an experience that has achieved the delicate balance of fun AND discipline.

Posted May 6, 2020
Amanda
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Great instructor! With school distance learning, Madeline quickly moved my daughter's first semester of lessons from in school to online. We were worried about being a beginner with online lessons, but it is going amazing.

Posted May 3, 2020
Logan
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Madeline is a very skilled voice teacher she has helped me improve and knows what she is talking about.

Posted May 3, 2020
Eric Holmes
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I'm really pleased with the work that Madeline is doing with my daughter.

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Amanda L.
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Posted Feb 9, 2020
Kue
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Madeline is a really kind and enthusiastic instructor. She helped me feel comfortable with my voice and validated my singing, granted I'm not the best singer. I think that's a really great start to singing. I was starting to see some growth in my singing because Madeline helped me become more aware of my body and singing, but I had to discontinue lessons because of certain life circumstances. Would totally recommend.

Posted Jan 7, 2020
Austin
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Madeline is great! The lessons are easy going and fun. She's a great teacher. I learn something new and leave with something to work on with each lesson. Highly recommended!

Posted Oct 12, 2019
Roger
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Madeline is always so welcoming and encouraging to our 16 year old daughter.
She is flexible, too, and has been willing to work with our schedule this summer in order to help as much as possible. We also appreciate her willingness to do lessons both in person and online. Our daughter has learned so much and her singing confidence has grown already. We are so grateful!

Posted Sep 2, 2019
Roger
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Posted Aug 26, 2019
Vivek
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Madeline is exceptionally talented, both as a singer and as a teacher. She improved my technique and performance skills, and her insights into how to approach every piece of music I brought her were invaluable. I could not have asked for a better instructor!

Posted Jun 12, 2019
David M.
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Madeline was my 9 year old daughter’s piano teacher for 18 months.
From the beginning Madeline connected with my daughter and put her at ease as she started her piano experience. Madeline’s choice of music books, songs and her teaching techniques allowed my daughter to learn the fundamentals from the beginning and progress with time.
Both my daughter and I appreciated Madeline’s devotion to her students and her responsibilities to the parents in terms of up to date communications, suggestions for improvements, etc.
We are sorry to see her moving away but wish her all the best!

Posted Jun 3, 2019
Tiffany M.
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Madeline is wonderful! My 12 year old daughter felt comfortable with her right away and has come so far in just a few weeks. Her confidence has grown so much, and her chorus director has noticed a difference already.

Posted May 9, 2019
Jingnan
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I had zero experiences of singing English and English is not my first language. I am so happy to have Madeline as my singing teacher. She is absolutely amazing and I had a great time during our lessons. She is very knowledgeable, responsible, and her teaching is super interesting, descriptive, easy to understand. I was able to pick up different styles of songs in a very short time with her help. She helped me discover my voice possibilities that I never realized before. I highly recommend Madeline as a singing teacher!!

Posted Apr 22, 2019
Mark
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Very knowledgeable, extremely personable, patient, and professional. Madeline is a talented musician/singer who's enthusiasm and love for music is contagious and makes taking lessons a joyful experience. Highly recommend

Posted Apr 9, 2019
Rick and Devon
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Madeline is an amazing teacher. She is always patient and encouraging with my 10 year old daughter.

Posted Feb 17, 2019
Louis
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First impressions are important! I was impressed:)

Posted Jan 25, 2019
Amanda L.
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Madeline is the best instructor ever. She helped me so much with everything I needed to work on. She is also super kind, understanding and knowledgeable. 15 out of 10, would definitely recommend to a friend!

Posted Jan 23, 2019
Melissa
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Madeline is giving my 11 year old daughter voice lessons. I love the convenience of having the lessons on-line because there is flexibility whenever either of us needs to move a day or time. Eve loves working with Madeline and I think she is gaining confidence from her lessons. Eve will be joining her high school in their performance of Newsies in April. Thank you Madeline.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Randy Penn
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The first lesson was a pleasure as Madeline is a well versed and engaging teacher.

Posted Nov 15, 2018
Kristin M.
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So good! Madeline really taps into your personal opportunities for growth, and does it in a healthy way that addresses your wellbeing, not just as a performer but as a whole person. Such good work!

Posted Nov 8, 2018
Jessie
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Madeline is a great teacher! I'd highly recommend her!

Posted Sep 24, 2018
Wendy
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Our daughter has become so much more confident in projecting her voice at school musicals and performances all thanks to Madeline! Madeline ensures your child understands the fundamentals of music and helps them build their singing voice from the bottom up. We look forward to many more lessons with Madeline as our daughter moves on to high school with her eye on future musicals.

Posted Sep 12, 2018
Olivia
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Madeline is really kind and enthusiastic. I loved taking lessons with her.

Posted May 26, 2018
Thomas
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Madeline is lovely. She is down-to-Earth, highly knowledgeable, and fun to work with. If you are lucky enough, you might get to hear her sing! I highly recommend her as a vocal instructor to individuals at all levels of experience.

Posted Apr 3, 2018
Elena
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My son really enjoyed his time with Madeline. Unfortunately, due to a move we were no longer able to attend this particular location. Madeline created an environment where my son felt very comfortable exploring different music, he always came out of class with a smile on his face. Madeline was instrumental in motivating my child to sing in front of an audience for the first time. This is an experience I don't think we will ever forget. She is encouraging and inspiring, as well as very talented and knowledgeable. We will really miss her.

Posted Apr 2, 2018
Shahzad
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I began studying music at age 80 with Madeline. I'd always yearned to sing, but couldn't match pitches and knew nothing about music. Her patience, encouragement, knowledge, and good humor have opened a whole new world of music for me in just a few months. I'm perhaps a bit older than most of her beginners, but I cannot say enough good things about Madeline, for getting me off to a great (late) start. In addition to being an excellent teacher, she has a lovely, supple, expressive voice and will go far in her singing career.

Posted Jan 22, 2018
Natasha
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I have had to the pleasure to work with Madeline during the past few months and I can confidently say that she is a well-rounded, sensitive and hard working musician. As a pianist you always want to work with a singer who is respectful and who wants to collaborate on a high level, and Madeline showed me that from the very first time we worked together. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient and hard-working and I would highly recommend her as a teacher.

Posted Dec 13, 2017
Elizabeth
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I have been taking singing lessons with Madeline for a while now, and I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher! Her personality can make anyone feel welcome. I am very shy but she manages to get me out of my shell. I have definitely felt that my confidence has improved tremendously since I started my lessons. Madeline is also extremely talented, patient, flexible, and helpful. She can very easily explain a concept or a technique by creating an image in your head, which I find immensely useful.

I have recommended her to all my friends that are interested in taking singing lessons and plan on continue to do so, because she really is a great teacher! I am very thankful to her and always look forward to my next lesson 😊

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Meghan
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Madeline is sweet and so knowledgeable. She is one of the greatest teachers I have ever worked with. She can help with anything from the basics and fine tuning to the most complicated of pieces. She makes the lessons fun and educational. In only a few weeks I feel I've learned more then I ever did in school music classes.
100% recommend.

Posted Sep 16, 2017
Coreen
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Madeline was fantastic! She has great knowledge and passion for voice, and in our short time together I have learned so much and found this new confidence in myself when it comes to singing. Thank you so much Madeline! It has been a pleasure working with you!

Posted May 30, 2017
Brooke Thomas
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Madeline combines her terrific knowledge of singing, anatomy, music theory and songs and shares it in a wonderfully accessible, patient, passionate and age-appropriate way. My daughter has her lesson scheduled for Fridays after her long school week is finally done and no matter how tired and sometimes grumpy she might be as she heads into her lesson, she is always smiling and cheery when she finishes.

Posted May 29, 2017
Hannah
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Madeline was so friendly and helpful. She connected with me on a personal level through tutoring and we're still friends today! She helped me through my music theory classes in college and adapted to my learning styles easily. One of the sweetest people I know, thank you Madeline!

Posted Nov 24, 2016
Maggie

Just when I thought music theory was hopeless for me, Madeline became my tutor and that turned around so quickly! She is so helpful, relatable and friendly. She's an excellent tutor and never failed to help me understand a concept. She has a beautiful voice and I guarantee you will be so much better for it if you take lessons or tutoring from Madeline.

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Emily
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I worked with Madeline while I was taking my music theory classes and she was great at helping me simplify and understand the content. She worked well with people at all different levels and always had these small tricks to make things easier.

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Kiley
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Madeline is an incredibly intelligent, patient and passionate teacher. Her immense knowledge of music theory and voice pedagogy well equip her to advance the voice of any level of student. Her gentle yet directed teaching style helps students feel safe and comfortable while exploring the very intimate art of singing. Her personal investment in each student and passion for the art of singing and teaching singing is a rare gift that should not be overlooked. I highly recommend studying voice with Madeline Huss

Posted Nov 21, 2016
McKenzie
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Madeline is the best teacher!! My 12 year old daughter looked forward to each and every lesson! She made things so fun and she was so positive! Very up beat personality. My daughter got two major lead roles in school musicals with Madelines training. Our time with Madeline ended because she moved, or we would still be with her!!

Posted Nov 18, 2016
Ricky
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I have had the pleasure of singing with Madeline in The Concordia Choir in Moorhead, MN. She was the soprano section leader, as well as the choir's go-to soprano soloist. Talented yet humble, Madeline often inspired the choir through her passion for music and her joy for singing. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a teacher!

Posted Nov 17, 2016

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Experience

Vocal Director
Jan 2020 - Present

Skyview Middle school

High School Musical 2 Jr. (2020)

Vocal Director
Oct 2019 - Present

Ashland Productions

Shows with Ashland: This Christmas (2019) Seussical Jr. (2020) Workshops: "Audition Prep" (2020) Summer camps: "Dance Party!" (2020)

Piano Teacher
Sep 2019 - Present

Saint John of Little Canada

Voice Instructor (Upper School)
Sep 2019 - Present

St. Croix Preparatory Academy

Voice Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present

Private

Voice Instructor (High School)
Sep 2019 - May 2020

Hill-Murray School

Chorus Soprano
Oct 2019 - Mar 2020

Minnesota Opera

Soprano in the chorus of Edward Tulane

Piano Teacher
Jul 2017 - Jun 2019

Music & Arts

Voice Teacher
Jul 2017 - Jun 2019

Music & Arts

Music Theory Graduate Assistant
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Peabody Institute

Ear Training Intern
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Peabody Institute

Music Theory Tutor
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Concordia College Moorhead

Education

Graduate Performance Diploma: Vocal Performance
Aug 2018 - May 2019

Peabody Institute

Master of Music: Music Theory Pedagogy
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Peabody Institute

Master of Music: Vocal Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Peabody Institute

Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Concordia College Moorhead

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

George Woodhead Prize
May 2019

Peabody Institute

George Castelle Memorial Award in Voice
May 2018

Peabody Institute

Graduate Assistant in Music Theory
Apr 2016

Peabody Institute

2nd place Senior Women's Division
Nov 2015

Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing

1st place Junior Women's Division
Nov 2014

Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing

3rd Place Sophomore Women's Division
Nov 2013

Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2019
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.
Phi Kappa Lambda
Sep 2015
The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields. The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

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