Ryan Zettlemoyer

Ryan Z.

Princeton, NJ

About Ryan Z.

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Ryan teaches: Ages 14 to 70
Teaching since: October 2011
Last sign in: 3 days ago


I'm a tenor passionate about helping students of classical singing and musical theater discover new and exciting ways to sing more freely while having fun! I love hearing people sing and helping the achieve their goals. I received my B.M. in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, and am currently pursuing my M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the world renowned Westminster Choir College in Princeton. I have experience as a high school and middle school teacher as well.

As a performer, I have performed in numerous operas and scenes, both at home in Ithaca, NY and Princeton, NJ, and abroad in Kiefersfelden, Germany. My experience in performing means that I can give students practical advice about what it means to be a singing actor on the stage!

My teaching is based on realistic and thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology - no "tricks," just good, healthy singing based in science! - and evaluation of each student's individual voice and specific goals.

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Songs of Travel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ithaca College, 2013


Private Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present

In my studio, students learn vocal techniques based in strong modern voice science, as well as practical performance tools, to become better singers and performers. As part of the prestigious Vocal Pedagogy program at the Westminster Choir College, I have studied a variety of effective vocal techniques and styles of teaching. I tailor my teaching to individual students and your goals!

Choral Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Helen Fort Middle School

Choral Music Substitute
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
Monroe Township Middle School

Student Chorus Teacher
Oct 2013 - Dec 2013
Binghamton High School


M.M. Vocal Pedagogy and Performance
Sep 2015 - Present
Westminster Choir College
B.M. Vocal Performance and Music Education
Sep 2009 - Dec 2013
Ithaca College

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


New Jersey Standard Teaching Certificate
Jul 2014
NJ Department of Education

Certified to teach K-12 music classes in New Jersey.


Roberta Peters Scholarship
Sep 2012
Ithaca College

3 Reviews on Ryan Z.

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ruth Jan 24, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Very nice, made me feel very comfortable. I can't wait for the next lesson!
ruth Jan 23, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Very nice, made me feel very comfortable. I can't wait for the next lesson!
Arielle Dec 7, 2016
· Vocal Training · In home
Ryan Zetllemoyer is a wonderful teacher! He immediately put me at ease with his gentle and kind manner. At the end of the lesson, I could feel an immediate difference.t. I felt so much more relaxed and singing just felt effortless. I am so happy I found this wonderful teacher to help me improve my singing skills.
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