Phyllis Horridge
Baton Rouge, LA
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Phyllis Horridge

Phyllis H.

Baton Rouge, LA
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You've always wanted to learn to play? I'll teach you the basics.

Before you can play the songs you love to play, you must learn good technique. I will help blend the two.

The first half of each lesson will be dedicated to theory and technique exercises with the second half to songs I recommend or from your own repertoire. My recommendations may be from a different style of music than you are accustomed to, but I will be working towards helping you play the style you want to be able to play.

About Phyllis H.

I hold a Masters Degree in Music from George Mason University.

A native of the Washington DC Metropolitan area, I have performed with the Washington Opera Company, at the Kennedy Center, and Historic Maryland's Adventure Theatre. New York City credits include performances off-Broadway for the York Theatre Company, CAP21, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

I have been a vocal teacher in Brooklyn, New York, in addition to coaching students privately. Previously, I taught at the Virginia Institute of the Performing Arts, was Musical Director for The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia's Music and Drama Camp and The Snow Camp Historical Drama Society. I have also taught in Prince William County and Stafford County Virginia Schools and served as a judge for the VTA Middle School One-Act play Competition, VCDA District IX Choral Festival, and the Stafford County Choral Society Scholarship competition. In 2008, I served on the production staff as musical director at the Astors' Beechwood Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.

Proud Member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the National Association of Teachers of Singers.

*** Lesson Details ***
Not only am I a trained singer, I am also an actor. I understand what it is to communicate and show emotion while singing. Before you can do this, you must also learn healthy singing technique. I will help blend the two.

The first half of each lesson will be dedicated to vocal exercises with the second half to songs I recommend or from your own repertoire. My recommendations may be from a different style of music than you are accustomed to, but I will be working towards helping you sing the style you want to sing.

Every voice is different. As a teacher I want to make sure that my students understand and are comfortable with what they are feeling and hearing. While I am an easy going person, I work very hard to help students find the right path to healthy vocal production.

*** Travel Equipment ***
n/a student must have piano in home for use by the teacher

*** Specialties ***
Musical Theatre

***please note: I have 3 cats. They do not come into the studio, but if you have allergies, this is possibly a problem.

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Kyle M.
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Very personable and unintimidating to a beginner. Easy to follow her teaching.

Posted Jan 20, 2016
Seth G.
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Solid job

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Christie L.

Great Teacher

Phyllis is the best singing teacher I have ever had. She is completely knowledgeable about technique and personalizes each class for her students. Phyllis is so sweet, and believes that there is a singing voice inside of all of us. Since I have started taking lessons with her, my range has expanded and not only that, I have gained new knowledge about sheet music that I had never heard before. I would highly recommend choosing her as your teacher.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
DanielleK

Great teacher

I think she is an amazing teacher and she is teaching me so much. I think that she is going to make me better than ever and is going to make me have a good audition ability.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
AnneA

ANYONE CAN SING!

Phyllis can help anyone sing and anyone who can sing she can help you become better!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
ElaineT

Standing Ovation!

My son was getting quite the ovation from the older kids for nailing all of his parts not even a week into having the script! We owe this to you for all your excellent teaching!! He has come so far with all your help!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Domenic N.

Choir

I am 73 and joined a choir with no previous singing experience. Phyllis has been a great help teaching me to sing.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Tom J.

Singing Lessons

My singing lessons have been very helpful in my attempting to become a better singer. Phyllis tailors the lessons to accommodate near term needs as well as considering the long term goals. Therefore every lesson is unique to some degree. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
actor L.

Makes Singing Fun!

Phyllis makes learning to sing fun. I always leave lessons with a smile and look forward to working with her each week.

Posted Nov 26, 2013
Spike S.

Phyllis. Horridge. Is. Amazing.

I've already learned a ton and she really does go the extra mile (ex: let's her students know about outside opportunities) Grazie!

Posted Nov 23, 2013
DarleneS

Super teacher, Gifted Lady:)

This teacher is terrific with a special needs child, exhibiting tremendous patience and kindness. She's helping a child realize her dream Only wish hourly lessons rates were more reasonable!

Posted Jan 27, 2012
GeneF

Phyllis is a wonderful teacher. She is very enthusiastic and works very well with my daughter. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a voice teacher.

Posted Dec 18, 2011

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Experience

Voice & Piano Teacher
Sep 2011 - Present

Singing Lessons with Phyllis

Actor/Singer/Dancer
Jan 2001 - Present

Independent Contractor

Choir Director
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Zachary Community School Board

Piano Teacher
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016

Central Community School System

Musical Theatre Instructor
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014

Rhody Center for World Music & Dance

Musical Theatre Workshop
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

Academy Players of Rhode Island

Music Teacher
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012

Kazarian & Resevoir Ave. Elementary

Long Term Sub

Vocal Coach
Jul 2011 - Jul 2011

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Summer Camp

Music Teacher
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

Foxborough Regional Charter School

Long term sub

Music Teacher
Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

Scituate Middle School

7th & 8th Grade Chorus, 6th Grade Band, & 8th Grade General Music

Musical Director
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Beechwood Theatre Company

Musical Director
Sep 2007 - Sep 2007

Thunder Bay Theatre

Musical Director
Jun 2004 - Aug 2004

Snow Camp Outdoor Drama

Voice & Acting Instructor
Jan 2002 - Jun 2004

Virginia Institute for the Performing Arts

Music Teacher
Jan 2001 - Jun 2004

Graham Park Middle School

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Chorus

Music & Drama Camp Director
Jun 2003 - Aug 2003

Shrine Mont Camps

Education

Vocology
Jun 2018 - Jun 2018

University of Utah

Acting
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Musical Theatre
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Marymount Manhattan

Musical Theatre
Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

CAP21

MA Music
Jan 2001 - Aug 2003

George Mason University

BA Music
Aug 1996 - Jan 2001

Lynchburg College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Latin

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Contemporary Voice Teacher
Apr 2019

Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy

Somatic Voicework - The LoVetri Method
Jul 2014

CCNY/Shenandoah Conservatory

PreK-12 Vocal/Choral Education
Jan 2001

VA Department of Education

Awards

Best of Lessons.com for Music Instruction
Oct 2019

Lessons.com

Best of Baton Rouge Award for Music Instruction
Oct 2018

Baton Rouge Rewards Program

State Sweepstakes Award
May 2018

Louisiana Music Educators Association

Best Supporting Actress Nomination
May 2018

Ascension Theatre

Best Supporting Actress Nomination
Apr 2018

New V Awards

Best Actress Nomination
Feb 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Affiliations

American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2016
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
Music Teachers National Association
Nov 2015
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
National Association for Music Education
Aug 2015
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
May 2012
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.
Actors' Equity Association
Oct 2011
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.
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Mar 2009
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
Omicron Delta Kappa
Apr 2000
Omicron Delta Kappa was founded on Dec. 3, 1914 on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. The Society was founded by a group of 15 students and faculty who believed that leadership at the collegiate level should be recognized and encouraged across all phases of campus life. This general principle—that scholarship alone couldn’t predict success, and that other intrinsic qualities had value too—became known as the OΔK Idea.
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Jan 2000
The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. Our Mission is to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use; to support the professional development of our members; and, to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.
Alpha Psi Omega
Jan 1999
Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society (ΑΨΩ) is an American recognition honor society for participants in collegiate theatre. The Alpha Cast was founded at Fairmont State College (now Fairmont State University) by Prof. Paul F. Opp
Girl Scouts of America
Sep 1985
It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

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