Soprano Noelle Harb is a vivacious, fiery performer, and passionate voice teacher in the Knoxville area. Praised for her dynamic stage presence and warm vocal quality, Noelle graduated form University of Tennessee's Opera Theatre Program with a Masters in Vocal Performance and a concentration in Vocal Pedagogy. She earned her undergraduate degree in both Music and English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, where she received the Tony McDowell vocal scholarship. She has also been a Young Artist with chamber opera company, Marble City Opera, and a chorister in Knoxville Opera.
Role Credits include:
Denise in Griffin Candey's Sweets by Kate
Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Pernille in Dan Shore’s The Beautiful Bridegroom
Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Foreign Woman in Menotti’s The Consul
Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflote
Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni
Amor and Aurora in Cavalli's L'Egisto
Belle in Menken's Beauty and the Beast
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"Noelle is a patient, caring, attentive, and technically outstanding voice instructor. Although I’ve sung casually all my life, I took lessons from her as a beginner since I never developed the skills I needed to make good use of my voice. Because of my beginner status, Noelle started me off with the basics of breathing, posture, and vocal cord and palate positioning. Over the weeks, I practiced exercises she assigned me to strengthen and train my voice.... Noelle was always patient with me and helped me with strategies to improve my ear. In the end, I improved my tonal quality quite a bit as well as my ear. I recommend her highly!"
"During my senior year of high school I had the privilege of having Noelle Harb for my voice teacher. I loved her enthusiasm for singing and engaging personality from the first time I met her. She patiently answered questions and taught me many techniques. She was also a wonderful friend and we did things like going to see a live filming of her favorite opera singer. The most important lesson I learned from her over the year I took lessons was having confidence in my own voice and learning to love my own unique sound. I went from hardly wanting to sing a scale for her in the classroom to being willing and confident to sing a solo on stage."
"Hi, I'm Molly McKinney and this is my first time taking serious vocal lessons. Noelle has helped me really understand the importance of breathing, and how much it really helps when done the proper way. She has taught me silly little techniques to help me get warmed up, and they really work too! She's very thoughtful and considerate of the students thoughts and feelings. She is funny and nice and I feel like we can joke around while also being serious about singing. One thing she tells me whenever I get nervous about singing something is, "don't be scared. It's just singing. There is nothing to be afraid of," and that has really stuck with me. I haven't been to many lessons, but the ones I have been too have been wonderful help to me, and I can't wait to go to many more!"