Marjorie Kahn

Marjorie K.

New York, NY

About Marjorie K.

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Marjorie teaches: Ages 7 to 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.

30 Reviews on Marjorie K.

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Sam May 9, 2017
· Singing · In studio Started working with Marjorie on a whim. It turned out to be one of the best spur of the moment decisions I've ever made. To start off, I had absolutely no background in singing. I do a lot of public speaking so wanted to work on my enunciation. So I decided to go the extreme and learn to sing. If you can sing in front of people, you have no problem enunciating.

Marjorie has a wide range of students, from beginners to advanced. One thing you can be certain about her is that she has a passion for teaching and loves teaching beginners. The commitment to help you improve is there. In my opinion, that is what you want in a teacher. I have the utmost confidence in recommending Marjorie to someone who is looking for a teacher.
Louisa McBee Apr 26, 2017
· Singing · In studio Marjorie is a delight. From the moment I walked in she had a smile on her face and I felt very welcome. From just one lesson she showed me techniques that extremely enhanced my voice with no pressure on the throat. I had not really sung for ten years and I felt like my voice is still there. It made me very happy. I am using the techniques daily until our next appointment. I highly recommend her!
Heidi Feb 10, 2017
· Singing · In studio As if I opened a new world of singing.
Annick Jan 2, 2017
· Singing · In home Totally beyond all my expectations. I have learned so much already after just one lesson. Very professional and exellent teacher! I can't wait for my next lesson!
Jasmine Sep 21, 2016
· Broadway Singing · In studio Marjorie is a wonderful teacher! I am so impressed after just one lesson.
Yvette S. Aug 12, 2016
· Speaking Voice · In home Marjorie is warm and welcoming, with a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of performance. She has the ability to coax her students out of their comfort zones, while minimizing their fear and maximizing their thrill of accomplishment, in doing something new and challenging.
Sam Aug 10, 2016
· Singing · In home Obviously very experienced. Has a passion for what she does and energy feeds into you. Absolute delight working with her.
Tania P. Oct 17, 2015
· Singing · In studio 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 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 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!
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