Marjorie Kahn

Marjorie K.

New York, NY

About Marjorie K.

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Marjorie teaches: Ages 7 and 80
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Marjorie has taught beginners to advanced students of all ages in every vocal style including Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, R&B and Gospel at Hunter College, New York University, La Guardia Community College, The Learning Annex as well as her private vocal studio in NYC for the past 25 years.

Marjorie received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Georgia and a Special Studies Award in Voice and Opera from the Eastman School of Music. Marjorie has sung at Venice's Grand Teatro La Fenice, Carnegie Hall in NY, Rome's Teatro dell'Opera, Cagliari's Teatro Lirico and the New York Grand Opera.

She was the winner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition and a finalist in both the Enrico Caruso Voice Competition and McAllister Opera Awards Competitions. Recently she was featured on Channel 5 Good Day New York morning news program.

~~Teaching Philosophy~~

IF YOU CAN TALK YOU CAN SING and I guarantee it!!!!!

I teach beginners and advanced of all ages as well as all styles of music:

Opera - Classical - Musical Theatre - Pop - Jazz - Folk - Rock - R&B - Gospel

*I teach the freedom of the jaw, neck and shoulders to allow the breath to connect without tension allowing the production of a free vocal tone.

*Singing on the vowels with clean articulated consonants before and after the vowel is sung.

*Correct understanding and pronunciation of French, Italian, German and English languages

*Musicianship, theory, piano, all musical styles and song writing

*Performance and acting skills

*Audition techniques

*Career guidance

*Annual Student Recitals in professional New York City Venues

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons take place at my home studio. Lessons may be recorded on my professional recording equipment or you may bring your own recording devices. This is an excellent learning tool. I teach my students how to extend their range, increase breath control and the freedom of their body in order to enable a free and easy produced vocal tone. I teach song repertoire to the student's particular musical style choices. I also work with students that wish to write their own songs so that their musical ideas can be heard clearly and precisely. A guitar is available for students if they wish to use it to accompany themselves. I teach my students how to deal with performance anxiety . Students are presented in recitals twice a year and performance classes are held once a month in addition to the private lessons.

IF you can talk you can sing and I guarantee it!!!! I teach beginners to advanced of all ages.

*** Specialties ***
Voice, Piano
I teach the freedom of the jaw, neck and shoulders to allow the breath to come without tension allowing the production of a free vocal tone.

Beginners and advanced of all ages. "If you can Talk you can Sing and I guarantee it!!!! Opera - Classical - Musical Theater - Jazz - Folk - R&B - Gospel - Country - Rock -

Photos and Videos


Singing Teacher

Jan 2010 - Present
The Learning Annex

Opera Singer

Apr 2001 - Present
Arts Horizons

My opera company La Piccola Opera is booked into school assembly programs by the company Arts Horizons out Englewood, N.J.

Producer / Soprano

Feb 2001 - Present
La Piccola Opera

La Piccola Opera performs abridged versions of four different operas in their original French and Italian languages. These performance are costumed, staged and include English narrations throughout the operas. I founded LPO with the idea of bringing opera to those who never had the opportunity to experience the joys of grand opera. LPO performs for school assembly program, senior centers and private functions.

Voice and Piano teacher

Jan 1978 - Present
"If you can talk you can sing and I guarantee it"

I have taught voice and piano for over 30 years. My teaching experience has been at the Learning Annex, Hunter College, La Guardiia Community College, New York University and my private New York city studio. I teach not only how to produce the voice and style of music my students are working on but also composition and performance techniques to avoid stage fright and performance anxiety.

Opera Singer

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Lincoln Center's "Target Free Thursday's Concert"

My opera company La Piccola Opera performed the operas CARMEN and a children's opera LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.

La Guardia Community College

Mar 2012 - Aug 2013
Voice teacher

Voice classes for beginning singers learning all styles of music

Opera Singer

Mar 2001 - Jun 2001
Riverside Opera Company, Staten Island, New York

I sang the roles of Carmen from the opera CARMN and Musetta from the opera LA BOHEME.

Opera Singer

Jun 1996 - Jul 1996
Cortland Repertory Theater, Little York, New York

The sang the role of the opera singer Carlotta from the musical PHANTOM

Voice Teacher

Mar 1990 - Dec 1992
Hunter College, New York City

I taught private students in the "class without walls" which was a program in which Hunter College sent me private voical students to take private lessons in my home.

Opera Singer

Aug 1987 - Sep 1987
Southwest Virgina Opera

I sang the role of Violetta in the opera LA TRAVIATA

Opera Singer

Mar 1985 - May 1985
Teatro dell Opera . Rome, Italy

I covered the role of Norina in the opera DON PASQUALE

Opera Singer

Jan 1983 - Aug 1984
Venice's Teatro La Fenice

I sang 15 performances as a Blumenmadchen in the Opera PARSIFAL.

Opera Singer

Jun 1984 - Jul 1984
Cagliari's Teatro Lirico in Sardinia, Italy

I sang the role of Fiakermilli in Strauss' ARABELLA .

Opera Singer

Oct 1982 - Nov 1982
Opera Orchestra of New York

I sang the role of Xanthe in Strauiss' opera DIE LIEBE DER DANAE. at New York City's Carnegie Hall

Opera Singer

Oct 1979 - Nov 1982
New York Grand Opera

I performed the roles of Violetta from LA TRAVIATA, Oscar from UN BALLO IN MASCHERA and Musetta from LA BOHEME

Voice Teacher

Nov 1978 - Sep 1980
New York University, New York City

I taught vocal students private voice lessons in my home. New York University's "class without walls program" sent me the students which received voice credits for each semester they took the "class without walls" vocal lessons in my home.

Opera Singer

Feb 1977 - Jan 1978
Opera Theatre of Rochester

I sang the role of Adele from DIE FLEDERMAUS on tour


BM in Voice Performance

Sep 1962 - Jun 1986
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Special Studies in Opera

Sep 1975 - Jun 1977
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York

BM in Voice Performance and a special studies certificate

Sep 1962 - Jun 1968
University of Georgia and Eastman School of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Voice Teacher

May 2007
New York Singing Teachers Organization

The New York Singing Teachers Organization is a company that certifies voice teachers all over the country


Jan 1984
Professional Women Singers Association

Professional Women Singers Association is an organization that auditions singers to be accepted into their organization. PWSA is a networking organization for professional opera and clasiscal singers


Oct 1983
American Guild of Musical Artists

In order to join the American Guild of Musical American Artists a singer has to have had three union singing jobs sponsored by AGMA.

New York Singing Teachers Association, Professional Women Singers Association and American Guild of Musical Artists

Jan 1983

NYSTA, is a company that certifies voice teach all over the country, PWSA is a networking organization for professional opera and classical singers and AGMA is the singer's union


Classical Productions Vocal Competition

Nov 1993

The International Enrico Caruso Vocal Competition

Jul 1992

McAllister Awards for Opera Competition

Mar 1990

Winner - International Lucianno Vocal Competition, Finalist - National Opera voice competition, McAllister Awards for Opera Competition, The International Enrico Caruso Vocal Competition and the Classical Productions vocal Competition

Jan 1990
Inter-cities Performing Arts, Inc., and private instatutions sponcered the competitions

Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition

Jul 1988

National Opera Voice Competition

Feb 1988


National Association of Teachers of Singing

Mar 2008

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.

American Guild of Musical Artists

Oct 1983

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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23 Reviews on Marjorie K.

Tania P. Oct 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I love working with Marjorie. I am learning so much with her. I am very shy, but I feel comfortable with her and am slowly gaining confidence in my voice. She is very supportive and I could not ask for a better instructor. I cannot wait to continue my lessons with her!
Angela W. Aug 14, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Verified Student
no stress, no fear, relax
good way to learn something new for me
very much enjoyable the whole time
you will feel good about yourself too after the lesson
Laurie S. May 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Marjorie is an amazing teacher!! She's very supportive and inspiring to the point that now I've started to get into songwriting. She even teaches me relaxation exercises to help nudge the creative spirit! I always leave her studio feeling enthusiastic, full of energy and looking forward to the next lesson!
Chloe D. Apr 27, 2015
Singing · In studio
When I first came to Marjorie it was to see if I could start to work on adding some natural vibrato after years of straight-tone choral singing. I was feeling very discouraged and worried that maybe I just didn't have any natural vibrato at all.

When the lesson started, one of the first things Marjorie said to me was, "You're not singing straight-tone. I can hear your vibrato in there, but we need to set it free." In just a few more lessons we were already stripping away years of bad habits from choral blending, and I was thrilled to start to feel my vocal chords phonating easily and naturally.

Fast-forward several months and my confidence -- and love for singing -- continue to grow. I'm so amazed with Marjorie's patience and faith in me and just thrilled that she was able to break through 10 years of bad habits and set free my natural sound!
Leigh H. Feb 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Marjorie is a brilliant teacher who will put you at ease within the first five minutes of being in her studio. She will give you the technical tools to create the best sound and then help you develop your own artistry. I highly recommend her to any voice student of any level!
Talia B. Feb 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
I have had the privilege of working with Marjorie for the past 14 years. I began taking lessons with her while still in middle school and I have continued to grow as a performer through years of her expertise and hands-on approach. She has trained me in multiple styles including broadway, opera, pop and jazz. Her willingness to go the extra mile and build a student's confidence and stage presence has enabled me to tackle any audition with a sense of pride in my abilities.

Marjorie has coached me through more than 50 auditions including conservatory program auditions. She has given me the gift of multiple recitals that allowed me to put her teachings to use. I can proudly say that I am confident not only in my singing ability, but also in my ability to "act the role". By that I mean, adding a character to every musical piece I perform, enabling me to be that much more successful in my performances. She has challenged me to leave my comfort zone and hand over control and I have been more than successful every time I put my complete faith in her.

To me Marjorie is the epitiome of voice teachers. I can not recommend her highly enough. Whether you are trying to make a career out of performance or if you are simply looking for a hobby, Marjorie is by far the best out there. Please give yourself the gift of voice lessons with Marjorie.
Hannah N. Feb 16, 2015
Singing · In studio
Before Marjorie, I didn’t know I could sing. Her patient guidance and enthusiasm have helped me find my voice. Her loving and playful teaching style creates a safe and warm environment for learning, exploring, making mistakes, making beautiful sound, and having great fun. With her support I feel more confident in myself. She is truly a wonderful and inspiring teacher.
Dave M. Feb 16, 2015
I have taken about 4 years of singing lessons with Marjorie K. I had to stop taking lessons, temporarily, due to personal circumstances. I miss taking lessons with her very much and can`t wait to resume my lessons.

I have had several other singing teachers, in the past, and Marjorie is the best by far. Although Marjorie has a background in opera, she is very supportive and encouraging of any singing style you choose. I love singing show and pop, even

though Marjorie says that I have the voice for opera, if not the discipline. Marjorie is very dedicated to getting the best sound from me. She is uplifting, inspiring, caring, very kind, and my greatest personal cheerleader concerning my

voice and my personal life. I am very blessed to have Marjorie K as my singing teacher. Although I consider Marjorie a great singing teacher, I feel that she is an even better person. She cares about me totally and not just my singing voice.

I recommended 3 of my friends to take lessons with Marjorie, and they all loved her and thanked me. I have looked forward to each and every lesson with Marjorie, since she makes the lessons a lot of fun. Sometimes I even felt a natural high, especially

after a great lesson or a big breakthrough. It is better than therapy. I can assure you that I wasn`t the easiest student to deal with, but Marjorie has the patience of a saint. It really paid off, since I get a ton of complements whenever I sing.

I always have to give Marjorie a tremendous amount of credit for helping me create my beautiful voice.

Finally, if you love to sing, you will love Marjorie K.
Dina M. Feb 12, 2015
Singing · In studio
Marjorie, Marjorie, Marjorie!

Where do I begin to describe this wonderful human being?!

The minute you engage with Marjorie Kahn you are put at ease by her calm demeanor and feel completely comfortable. Her energy is strong, direct, and yet very free. She is agile in her teaching abilities and able to find solutions to any difficulties or obstacles you might face as a singer or performer. She is a master of her craft and takes the time to truly understand your strengths and weaknesses, going above and beyond to work with you. She allows you the opportunity to explore your voice without judgement. She has increased my vocal range and built my confidence. I have worked with Marjorie for about a year and I couldn't be happier. She is a professional and a true friend.
Douglas G. Feb 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Marjorie has a charming way to cajole, finding the right key for me, helping me do my rock and blues, a charming way to good fun face time in the cheeks and vowels of songs. And we discovered Willie Nelson together adding my own emotional intensity but pushing through it to get the sound out between the nascent tears.