Michael Aiello
Rochester, NY
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Michael Aiello

Michael A.

Rochester, NY
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree at the Eastman School of Music in vocal performance and literature. I believe in empowering my students so that they can sing in all styles of music that interest them with ease and freedom. Good singing is good singing and I am comfortable teaching classical, musical theater, pop, jazz, country etc. I like to set up my students with a strong foundation for singing so that they can practice efficiently and overcome vocal obstacles without my instruction.

About Michael A.

Hello everyone, I am Michael - I am currently in school at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY pursuing my doctoral degree in vocal performance and literature. I have sung all over the world in operas, musicals and with professional choirs. I enjoy teaching all levels of singing and love to inspire my students to reach their full potential. Singing should be fun and it can become even more exciting when the fundamentals start to fall into place. I am a casual but professional teacher and like to tailor my teaching to each one of my students. I like to make singing a very concrete and sensation based learning experience so students can rely on more than just their ears to guide themselves. Good singing is good singing, period - any genre ,any style... it all stems from the basics and setting up a strong foundation on which to build the voice.

American baritone Michael most recently performed the role of Fredrick Eagerman in A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim at the Aspen Opera Center in Aspen, CO. Other recent credits include the title role in Don Giovanni with Eastman Opera Theater, Lieutenant Audebert in Kevin Put's new opera, Silent Night in Buffalo New York, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein at the Aspen Opera Center, Marcello in Puccini's La Boheme in San Diego, CA and Tom in Gershiwin’s, Blue Monday with Opera de Tijuana in Mexico. Most recently on the concert stage he was the baritone soloist for the Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop and Haydn’s Seasons with the Eastman Philharmonia in Rochester, NY. In 2016 Michael received the second-place award in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Rossini Competition adjudicated by the famous Rossini tenor, Rockwell Blake. Michael is currently pursuing a doctorate in music performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he lives with his dog Addie.

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Madeleine
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Great teacher - funny, patient and understanding. I look forward to more lessons with Michael in the future!

Posted Jan 16, 2019
Elizabeth
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I started lessons with Michael having done both contemporary voice and years of choir. But prior to training with Michael, I'd never really been coached as to how to properly sing in a classical style. He's allowed me to find an entire element of my voice I didn't know I had and made it incredibly straightforward to progress. I now absolutely love singing in a way I didn't previously think I would.

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Abby
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Michael is knowledgeable, funny, and thoughtful. I am a wind instrumentalist, and Michael tailored voice lessons to discuss topics specifically related to my areas of experience. I would highly recommend Michael for voice lessons!

Posted Jan 8, 2019
Shawn
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Michael is brilliant at breaking down vocal technique in a way that is both easy to understand and applicable to all vocal ranges/styles. His lessons are tailored to my interests and needs; I couldn't ask for a better teacher.

Posted Jan 4, 2019
Anthony
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I always thought my voice was a lost cause, but Michael was able to bring out the best in my voice. He has taught me many ways to sing with clarity and proper form, and every lesson was a great experience.

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Ryan
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Michael is great at pushing students to do their best and plays very expertly to their strengths. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to improve their singing.

Posted Jan 2, 2019

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Experience

Voice Instructor/ Secondary Lessons
Aug 2018 - Present

Eastman School of Music

I teach 15 students in a variety of singing styles per semester at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York

Private Voice Instructor
May 2009 - Present

Self Owned

I have been teaching private voice lessons in my home studio, in public lessons studios and traveling to student's homes for the past ten years

Education

Vocal Performance and Literature - Doctorate
Aug 2018 - Present

Eastman School of Music

Vocal Performance - Masters
Aug 2010 - May 2013

University of Colorado at Boulder

Music Education - Bachelors
Aug 2005 - May 2010

State University of New York at Fredonia

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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