- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am very excited to be able to work with you this year. Voice study is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. There is something special about developing an instrument that is inside you. Each voice is unique to the student and possesses an individual beauty. Teaching voice has become my primary passion and I can’t wait to help you improve. This syllabus will give you an overview of studio requirements and expectations.
Singing is a skill, a sophisticated blend of fine-tuned muscular coordination and performing artistry. Concepts presented in lessons, when reinforced by your regular practice, will support skillful singing and compelling performances. Whether this is your first set of lessons as a vocalist or whether you are an experienced performer, these lessons will help you grow as a singer. We will discuss technical ideas as applied to both vocal exercises and repertoire, balancing your development as a technical singer with your improvement as a performer and presenter of music.
• Explore healthy technique in vocal exercises and apply concepts within repertoire
• Develop regular practice habits to support vocal development
• Learn, rehearse, and memorize vocal works
• Expressively present vocal works in performances
• Build technical skills and musicianship
- Teaches students:
- Ages 11+
- Teaching since:
Robin, tenor, holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (D.M. in vocal performance), the University of Arizona (M.M. in vocal performance), and Lawrence University (B.M. in vocal performance).
Robin has recently performed the roles of Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Gherardo in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, and Nanki Poo in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. In recital, he has performed Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch and the composizioni da camera of Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, and Verdi. In addition to his experience in operatic and art song repertoires, Robin has extensive experience in musical theater.
Robin has sung with the Arizona Opera Chorus, North Star Opera Chorus, and the Arizona Choir. A number of Robin's students have attended or participated in the the University of North Texas, the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA), Luther College, Tisch School of the Arts, Minnesota Opera Clinic, and Minnesota All-State Choir. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Voice at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
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.
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.+ Read More
In as short as one semester, Dr. Griffeath has helped my voice tremendously. He genuinely cares about his students and works hard to understand how each one learns.
Dr. R is a very talented vocalist who has a strong background in Alexander Technique. Combining the two makes a very sympathetic and understanding mentor. He can hear all of your tensions, including the ones you aren’t aware of. His style of teaching is a very natural approach and he will not ask you to do anything that hurts or pushes you too far. What stands out the most is his determination. He is determined to help you grow. I am very lucky to have him as an on staff professor.+ Read More
Dr. Griffeath is very approachable and highly knowledgeable. He has a great, in-depth understanding of voice and helps one to understand the processes behind every action taken in vocal lessons. He cares greatly about students’ progress, well-being, and enjoyment of the instrument. Highly recommended.+ Read More