Dr. Taylor Ferranti

Dr. Taylor F.

Naples, FL
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About

Dr. Taylor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 15 to 70 and males 16 to 70

Teaching since:
August 1999

I am an accomplished professional singer. I teach all styles of music from classical to music theater to pop. I have a doctoral degree in Vocal Performance and I am an excellent pianist. I work with singers at all levels...from complete beginner thru professional. Although I am a classically trained operatic tenor, I once sang back-up vocals for pop star Billy Joel. Thus, I am extremely versatile!

Experience

Associate Professor of Music
Aug 2015 - Present
Ave Maria University

Teach private voice, conduct the university choir, teach core music classes.

Director of Music
Aug 2014 - Present
Lely Presbyterian Church

Sing in all styles, play piano and organ, conduct the choir, provide leadership and direction to the music program.

Director of Music and Worship
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
Covenant Church of Naples

Lead praise band for contemporary service, conduct choir for traditional service, sing modern and traditional solos, piano accompanying, planning, etc.

Associate Professor of Music
Jan 2004 - Aug 2011
Cedarville University

Taught private voice lessons, class voice, opera ensemble, and vocal pedagogy to college music majors.

Associate Director of Music
Sep 2002 - Jan 2004
First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, LA

Conducted the Chancel Choir, accompanied for vocalists, played piano for praise band, played organ on occasion, sang a weekly vocal solo, various administrative duties.

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts Degree (Vocal Performance/Voice Science)
Aug 1999 - May 2004
Louisiana State University (studied with world renown voice professor, Dr. Stephen F. Austin)
Master of Music Degree (Vocal Performance)
Aug 1997 - May 1999
Boston Conservatory
Bachelor of Music Degree (Vocal Performance)
Aug 1992 - May 1996
Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam)

Languages

Do not speak any fluently. However, I teach lyric diction (what singers use) in French, German, Italian, and Latin
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Vocology
Jul 2001
National Center for Voice and Speech (Denver, CO)

I attained this certification by working with world renown vocal pedagogue, Dr. Ingo Titze. This certification is held by less than 5% of voice professionals in the world.

Awards

Awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Music
Jan 2009
Cedarville University

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sep 2004

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.

Photos & Videos

Leading worship at Cedarville University

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Dr. T.F. teaching a lyric tenor (Song: An Chloe)

11 Reviews

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Barbara-Ann B. Jul 8, 2016
Singing · In studio

Dr Taylor has an incredible talent and his ability to share his knowledge is wonderful. He makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. His enthusiasm is contagious and it makes you want to excel! He helped me get ready for an audition on very short notice and encouraged me to go for it! Any one looking for voice lessons should go with Dr Taylor you will be more than pleased and will advance more than you can you can imagine!!!!!

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Barbara-Ann B. Jun 16, 2016
Singing · In studio

Terrific instructor! Very very knowledgeable. Makes student feel very comfortable and surprisingly I was not nervous. Great decision to take lessons with him. Looking forward to my next lesson. It can't come soon enough!!😀🎶

Alan K. Jan 28, 2016
Singing · In studio

Super Duper! Details to follow later Short on time now. Alan Kardon

Joy Oct 1, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dr. Ferranti is an amazing teacher. He is professional, extremely talented himself at singing and piano and able to assist any student (whether young or old) in finding and fine tuning their vocal capacity. I studied privately with Dr. Ferranti for over three years and the transformation in my voice was duly noted by other professional teachers I had in the past. He is versatile, encouraging, patient, kind and above all extremely wise in how to teach each individual student. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking :THE BEST" vocal teacher they may ever find.

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Katie B. May 29, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dr. Taylor is an amazing instructor! His own vocal and piano skills are first class and he has a kind, relaxed, and approachable teaching style. I took up instruction to prepare for musical theatre auditions, but have since learned more about the technical aspects of vocology than from any other instructor. Would not hesitate to recommend!

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Katie B. May 29, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dr. Taylor is an incredible instructor! He is own vocal and accompaniment skills are superior and he has a kind, relaxed, and friendly teaching style. I began instruction in order to prepare for a musical theatre audition but have ended up learning much more about the technical aspects of voice than from any previous teacher. Would not hesitate to recommend!

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Paul R. Mar 4, 2015
Singing · In home

My teenage son enjoys singing and participates in musicals. He also has interest in competitions, and he is even considering the pursuit of music study at the collegiate level. As such I wanted to find a top notch teacher for him to enhance his skills, and I was pleased to come across Taylor.

Taylor has an educational background in music that is beyond reproach, and he is an accomplished singing professional who also plays the piano. His understanding of the human voice is astounding. Add to that his enthusiasm for teaching and kind demeanor, and the result is an excellent teacher. My son is making great strides thanks to Taylor, and he really looks forward to lessons. We couldn't be happier. If you're serious about singing we would highly recommend you study with Taylor.

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Edith P. Mar 2, 2015
Singing · In studio

I was extremely pleased with the sessions I had with Taylor...he was extremely patient with my nervousness and helped me with different approaches on how to pronounce, annunciate, and vocalize. He is definitely a great teacher! Looking forward to working with him in the near future!

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Gia H. Mar 1, 2015
Singing · In studio

Taking lessons with Doctor Ferranti was an awesome experience. He is so learned in a plethora of different voice styles and they don't call him a doctor for nothing! Taking lessons with him, I've learned the biology behind singing, and it has given me a new found appreciation for this craft. He is an extremely versatile teacher who teaches all ages! I would come for my lessons and see his last students ranging from ages twice my age to teens who were just like me! He maintains an organized feel of the class while still giving breathing room for you to feel free to express yourself and not feel nervous. I began lessons with Taylor to prepare for an audition but am really considering continuing lessons! You won't feel jipped when class is over because the lessons are just long enough to be productive while not getting bored! I really enjoyed lessons and am extremely grateful to have had this experience. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with Taylor. :)

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Aaron C. Nov 11, 2014
Singing · In studio

Taylor is an excellent teacher and a true master of his craft! I worked with a few singing teachers prior to Taylor and failed to learn how to sing well with them. I was starting to think that singing just wasn't for me. I started working with Taylor and he instantly and correctly identified what I was doing wrong, developed a custom approach to fixing my voice and building proper vocal technique.

Thanks to Taylor’s teachings me voice has grown and developed tremendously over the past few months. He has helped me develop a proper vocal technique and singing foundation that gives me the ability to sing any style of music I want to. I am now confident that singing is for me!

If you are serious about singing and developing your voice to its truest potential, sign up for lessons with Taylor. He is extremely knowledgeable about the art and science of singing and makes the transfer of knowledge simple, easy and fun. I highly recommend him for beginning to advance students.

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Curt N. Oct 23, 2014
Singing · In studio

Taylor is an incredible teacher. He is very educated in the art of singing, and knows exactly what you need to do to better your voice and sing to your fullest potential. He's a very down to earth person, which really allows you to feel comfortable during the lessons and get the most out of them. He has a strong understanding of the anatomy of the human voice and the underlying concepts of what truly makes a good singer. I've never met someone so talented at not only improving one's singing voice dramatically, but helping you to understand why and how it's improving. I have seen steady progress each week throughout my work with Taylor. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!

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