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Marty W.
Chandler, Arizona
Your body is your instrument! Learn to sing classical.
Classical Voice is at the foundation of my schooling throughout the years. I teach the 'Barbara Doscher' technique as I studied at the School of Music where she lead the department. You will also gain in freedom, agility, dynamics, resonance, range and emotional content. The IPA is studied along with various languages via repertoire from Europe.
About Marty W.

Open up to your own unique singing voice. There are many goals in terms of singing and playing the piano. You might be interested even in accompanying yourself on the piano while you sing. I have an extensive collection of various pieces (both singing and piano) from a wide range of genres. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your sound. As well, piano students will learn techniques that will speed up their comprehension of sight reading and/or improvisation. Teaching gives me an opportunity to energize my students and share with them historically proven techniques - as well as new ways of practicing and performing." - Marty Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Marty moved to the Phoenix, AZ area in 2002. Marty has over 28 years of performing and teaching experience. She studied for three years at the School of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder. She has studied in the Masters program in vocal pedagogy and has performed in a variety of venues from blues to opera. You will find her pedagogy technique to be respectful of the masters that have come before her. She is also open to new techniques from belting (in popular music), to microphone usage skills. As a student, you will be invited to perform in student recitals. You will be joining a team of dedicated, passionate performers who know the pleasure of performing. As a beginning and intermediate piano instructor, Marty will guide you in the basics of sight reading. If you prefer, your piano classes will consist primarily of improvisation and chord progressions (you will also learn a little bit of sight reading which will help you 'flesh out' the melody). You will gain a solid foundation in music theory as well as an introduction into the vast world of music history. All age ranges are welcome, from the beginning elementary student, to the retiree just now finding the time to pursue their passion to perform. I have authored a variety of music theory articles to assist you with your progress. We use these in the lessons to speed up your assimilation of the material. You will receive support via this literature and will quickly recognize how music theory supports your efforts with either singing or playing the piano. *** Lesson Details *** Your voice is unique to you. How you currently sing and what you want to sing will be the foundation from which we work. We will explore your voice and strengthen it via breath and physical exercises and practice with a repertoire that suits your individual tastes. We will also prepare your mind for quick and fluid articulation of your musical sensitivities. Music theory and various musical explorations will assist you in moving forward in the most rapid manner possible. Whether you are twelve years old or sixty-five, you will find fun as well as perceptive methods for strengthening your passion for musical performance. Since your body is your instrument, I am very conscious of the need to assist you in waking your body up in order to perform most successfully. The warm-up exercises include not only traditional vocalizes, but also methods for stretching your body and strengthening your diaphragmatic breathing. My students become very aware of any residual tension in their bodies. Singing is a wonderful way to get in touch with - and expel - any way in which you might 'close down' or 'tense down' your physical body. By working with a caring professional, you will learn how to freely share your unique talent with the world. As we progress through the series of classes, you will use breathing exercises to activate the thoracic (throat & chest) and visceral (stomach) cavities. Your lessons will continue into specific vocalization exercises; such as singing scales, triads and specific exercises to assist you with fluid musical expression. Traditional ear training will also be a part of the lessons for intermediate students. Many of the lessons I teach include a theme of working on confidence, vocal projection, breath support, finding and releasing tension, vocal range expansion, audition preparation and stage performance. All singing includes a core of story-telling. You will be encouraged to 'deconstruct' a song and discover the story, along with the emotions that are found in the lyrics of the songs you will sing. ______________________ In a similar fashion, my piano students will work on exercises to establish kinesthetic learning or muscle-memory. I have a unique method for sharing chord-progressions and piano improvisation. You will learn to quickly share music in a satisfying and pleasing manner that will surprise you and the people who hear your music. From your unique 'ear,' and via your new-found understanding of music theory, music will pour out of your piano. As a piano student, you will also be exposed to lessons of the masters who have taught for hundreds of years. Sight-reading at the piano is a very enjoyable skill. It is also a foundation from which we will work (while taking in mind your particular interests). Again, whether a pre-teen or a senior citizen (or anyone in between!) who has finally found the time to explore their musical talent - you will find classes uniquely suited to your musical trajectory. Your lessons will proceed as you acquire the ability to successfully perform your exercises and musical literature. Playing the piano fluidly and sharing your abilities with others is an amazing experience! It is my intent to ensure that your progress is swift, enjoyable and based on the work of the masters who have come before us! See you soon... Cordially, Marty W. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano, metronome, microphone and amp. I can provide supplemental piano music; in some cases, students will need to purchase their own music. I also have an area where parents can wait for lessons to end. We also have a market or restaurant close-by as well. *** Travel Equipment *** When traveling to student's homes - they need to have a piano. In some cases, students also need to buy their own voice or piano books. In the event that a vocal student prefers in-home lessons and does not have a piano, I can bring an electric piano to the lessons (let's talk!). *** Specialties *** Barbara Doscher method of Opera Voice and Singing Have experience with conducting choral music Piano - beginner and intermediate sight reading Piano - chord progression and music theory (some songwriting)

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I learned a lot from the first lesson already, very experienced and positive, highly recommended!!

Posted Jul 16, 2021
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All my three kids have enjoyed piano lessons with Marty. The oldest for more than two years! We are moving out of the country, so unfortunately we have to leave her; I wish we could take her with us! She is such a dedicated teacher. My kids have learned so much from her, not only playing the piano but also music theory. She is also flexible in scheduling, so we could always find a time that worked well for our busy family schedule. We will miss her!

Posted Jun 19, 2021
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Love love her! She's great! She makes me feel confident and glad to be taking lessons!

Posted Nov 14, 2020
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Vocal Pedagogy and Piano Instructor, etc.
Oct 2010 - Present
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Music Teacher
Jan 1990 - Jun 1990
Carden School
Taught grade school and junior high music theory, choir, bells and drumming.
Calligraphy Instructor
Jan 1979 - Jul 1985
Ventura College
Taught adults and children traditional calligraphy, illumination (including watercolor, gouache, acrylics), stamp-carving. Taught over 700 students.
Master of Science
Oct 2002 - Nov 2004
University of Advancing Technology
Masters of Liberal Arts
Aug 1995 - Aug 1998
Regis University
Interdisciplinary Degree - Ethnomusicology, Voice & Physical Anthropology
Jan 1990 - Dec 1994
University of Colorado, Boulder
Italian (for singing)
Limited Proficiency
Spanish (For singing
Limited Proficiency
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Limited Proficiency
Choir Regionals
May 1992
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

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Instructor details
Classical Voice
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
N. Comanche Drive
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$49
45 minutes
$59
60 minutes
$69
90 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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