Tai Oney

Tai O.

Jamaica Plain, MA

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Tai delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 14 to 50 and males 15 to 50

Teaching since:

I am a professional singer specializing in operatic repertoire; however, I am equally comfortable in other genres having grown up singing gospel, pop, and everything in between. I have sung with companies such as the London Handel Festival; Innsbruck Festival of Early Music; Finnish National Opera; Brisbane Baroque; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Royal Opera House; The Dallas Opera; Birmingham Opera Company; San Diego Opera; English Touring Opera; Opera Parallèle; Deutsche Oper Berlin; and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence to name a few.

I am currently working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance at Boston University and hold degrees in Music Education, Vocal Performance, and Opera Performance from Stetson University (BME), Boston University (MMus), the New England Conservatory of Music (GDip), the Royal College of Music International Opera School (ArtDip).

Throughout my career, I have been exposed to a variety of teaching styles and methods. I have been fortunate to have wonderful teachers guide me through the process of becoming an artist. Having performed professionally on some of the world’s premiere stages, I have a strong desire to impart the knowledge and wisdom that I have attained; teaching each student according to their own needs. It is my belief that each student should not be solely dependent on their teacher. My teaching approach is one that allows the student to slowly become one’s own teacher; building daily confidence in their own practice and technique. I teach my students to build good, healthy habits in their practicing and performing through breath support, resonance, and body alignment. I strive to create a positive and supportive environment but will also challenge each student according to their level.

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Voice & Piano Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
Note-worthy Experiences


Doctor of Musical Arts - Historical Performance
Sep 2017 - Present
Boston University
Artist Diploma - Opera Performance
Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
Royal College of Music International Opera School
Graduate Diploma - Vocal Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2012
New England Conservatory of Music
Master of Music - Vocal Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Boston University
Bachelor of Music Education - Choral emphasis
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Stetson University


Fulbright Award
Apr 2012
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Sullivan Foundation Award
Nov 2010
2nd Place Regional Finalist
Feb 2007
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - Southeast


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Oct 2016

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.

American Guild of Musical Artists
Apr 2015

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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Matt Oct 15, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Tai is incredibly patient and gifted at knowing several ways to achieve the success and goals that you want. He is very helpful and knowledgeable about singing, repertoire, and performance practice. His lessons are positive and has made singing fun for me again.

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Reina Oct 11, 2017
Opera Voice ·

Tai Oney's musicality paired with his intelligence allows him to not only be a wonderful instructor but a phenomenal performeras well. His education and performance experience will tailor to any level of singer.

He has a great personality and will work hard to achieve the results you are looking for in a singer.

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