Marlette Buchanan

Marlette B.

Federal Way, WA

Lesson Details



Marlette delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 10+ and males 10 to 15

Teaching since:
August 1996

With multiple years of teaching experience, I am also an accomplished performer of opera, musical theatre and other genres of music. I have performed around the United States and abroad and have professionally recorded with popular artists in reggae, gospel, and contemporary Christian music.
Let's work together to find your true voice for whatever type of music you love! Maybe you'll even discover a new talent for different styles of music!

*** Lesson Details ***
I foster an open and creative environment and specialize in teaching singers how to use their voice for just about every style of singing. My lessons usually begin with breathing and stretching exercises. Next, we'll develop and use a series of customized vocal warm ups. Following warm-ups, we will begin to work on music. It is important for students to be involved in the selection of music so that a personal connection is made. Some music may be selected solely to develop specific areas of musicianship and/or vocal technique. After 3-6 months of regular lessons, students should expect to be in the early stages of extending their range, developing solid vocal health and strength as well as breath connection and improved musicianship. PATIENCE is important. Good vocal technique takes time.

*** Specialties ***
Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre, Performance, Contemporary Music

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Music Faculty
Sep 1999 - Present
Pacific Lutheran University


Limited Proficiency


Actors' Equity Association
Oct 2006

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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National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 1999

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.

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6 Reviews

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Kathy S. Apr 14, 2016
Singing · In studio

I sure learned a lot from my first session with Marlette I can't wait for another lesson with her.

Toyin A. Jan 16, 2015
Acting · In home

The best teacher ever! I appreciate Marlette taking the time to listen and teaching me things that I am not aware of. I have learned so much about acting and how to continue to improve my skills. Thank you!

Lady D. Jul 16, 2014
Musical Theater · In studio

Great teacher! I've been singing in musical theater for many years yet I have learned so much from her! I've been breathing wrong and now she's taught me the right way. I know it's right because my singing is much better and I have a much larger range and stronger voice.

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t L. Jul 16, 2014
Singing · In studio

I learned more in one lesson with her than in a year's worth of lessons from another teacher! She knows a lot about singing... and have you heard her sing? Wow... makes me want to work even harder because she is a really good singer. She's patient with me and has even encouraged me to try different kinds of music which has helped me learn more about my voice and music in general. Great teacher... Takelessons is lucky to have her services and she could charge a lot more and it would be worth it!

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Arika M. Jul 21, 2013
Singing ·

Amazing teacher!

Marlette is an amazing teacher who really knows what she is doing! I have heard my voice improve leaps and bounds over the short period of time I have had to work with her! All her lessons are very eye-opening and I continue to learn things I didn't even know I didn't know! From college auditions to musical theater, and from pop singing to classical singing, I trust Marlette's judgement and critique whole-heartedly.

Don't miss out on having Marlette as your teacher! Once you start lessons with her, you will be so grateful that you did!!!

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Julibeth T. Apr 1, 2013
Singing ·

Almala loves Ms Marlette B.

She is truly amazing teach with so much patience wow!!! im so glad that take lesson referred me to the best teacher out in federal way area.My daughter enjoyed her class and she is learning so much every Sat. We live in lakewood area and Ms Marlette is worth the drive every saturday my daughter looks forward to seeing her teacher I mean i can see just within a month a huge diffrents on my daughter voice. Almala is more confident when she sing Thank you for all the positive teaching

The video on here is before she start with her new teacher i will put other video with a couple months so you can see what a wonderful job Ms Marlette

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