Megan Cleaveland

Megan C.

Winston Salem, NC

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Megan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2011

Megan is a soprano described as being “blessed with a powerful coloratura and lovely vibrato.” In addition to teaching voice and piano, Megan has performed concert and operatic roles all over the US and Europe to include Notre Dame Cathedral and the Palace of Versailles and is quickly becoming a sought after soprano for lyric coloratura roles.

Megan has gained quite a following as a vocal and piano teacher, and her students consistently perform lead roles and solos, receive scholarships, give recitals, and gain entrance into college music degree programs. In addition to her degrees at UNCSA where she received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in voice, Megan also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from East Tennessee State University. Megan believes possessing a firm understanding of the anatomy of the human body and voice enables her to better use her instrument and thus incorporate that knowledge into her teaching.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to begin my getting to know my students-their abilities, personalities, musical knowledge, and desires. I am comfortable teaching students of all ages and levels. I equally enjoy teaching students who wish to pursue music professionally and the casual learner who just wants to entertain friends and family.Vocally, I believe the fundamentals of correct classical vocal technique will carry you throughout your studies and career and allow you to healthily venture into other musical styles like musical theatre, jazz, and pop.

All lessons are individualized to accommodate and best serve each student. Lessons can include vocal/piano techniques including learning to read music, ear training, music theory and history, and language and character study. I love to play games with my students, and having fun is a top priority!

*** Studio Equipment ***
student practice rooms chairs mirror full piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide some books and a music stand. I expect my students to provide a keyboard or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Beginner and Intermediate Piano, Opera, Musical Theater, Languages

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Professional Opera Singer
May 2011 - Present

I perform lead and supporting roles with professional opera companies in the US and Europe. I also perform with symphonies, chorales, and chamber groups.

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Summer Voice Camp

Classroom professor, vocal coach, master class leader for young singers aged 13-20, culminating in a final performance consisting of yoga, drama games, alexander technique, opera, musical theater


Master of Music in Voice
Aug 2013 - May 2016
A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Bachelor of Music in Voice
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Aug 2005 - Dec 2009
East Tennessee State University


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Olympia, Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Photo by Megan C.

Serpetta, La finta giardiniera
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Barbie P. May 3, 2013
Piano ·

Great with kids!

My six year old daughter has been studying with "Miss Megan" for about 8 months and we couldn't be more pleased with her progress. She loves her lessons and looks forward to her time with Megan every week. Megan brings thoughtful lesson plans and manages the time very well to include scales, basic theory, and appropriately leveled pieces. We are so excited to continue our work with Megan over the summer and into next fall.

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