Valerie received her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee and earned her
Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera, and a Certificate in Musical Theater from Northwestern University. During her time in school she performed as Pamina in Die Zauberfl te, Abigail in the Crucible, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Monteen in Parade. She played Papagena in The Magic Flute while she was a Resident Opera Artist at the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan. She attended the Lucerne Festival Academy in Lucerne,Switzerland, where she was a soloist with the Festival Chorus and Orchestra. She is an active performer in the Philadelphia region, singing with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Singers and Opera Delaware in Wilmington.
*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons include vocal technique, musical interpretation, music theory and diction.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stand, mirror
*** Specialties ***
Voice, Classical, Musical Theater
Opera, Musical Theater
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Verified Student · Singing · In home
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Valerie has been teaching my daughter for a couple years. My child has gone from shy, unskilled and uncertain in her singing TO confident, skilled and loves to perform. Valerie's one-on-one sessions are productive and tailored to my child's needs. She also draws on other resources to help develop my child's talent thru studio and recommendations. Her teaching skills are excellent as have seen my daughter transform steadily over these past few years. I highly, highly, highly recommend Valerie as a teacher. When I was searching for a singing teacher, I didn't know where to look and what to look for and went through Take Lessons and got a 'gem'.
Valerie is a great teacher on many levels. I've heard my improvements dramatically within several lessons because of her instruction and if you are nervous she helps you get over it quickly. She is very friendly and helps you achieve your goal, I couldn't recommend her highly enough!
I was quitting smoking when I met Valerie and I wanted to get my voice back. I was so self-conscious of my sound and range but after 5 minutes with her I just let go! She turned my voice around quick, and made me more aware of my stance and breath. I'm really happy I got her as a teacher!
Valerie is a wonderful teacher, willing to adapt to any style of music you wish sing.
Valerie has analyzed my daughter's skills and pinpointed her needs. She has a precise lesson and keeps the lesson on target the whole time. She is always well dressed and polite.
Valerie does a wonderful job with my 7year old daughter. Her gentle yet diligent approach to teaching has been very effective in keeping my daughter focused. She's helping her establish healthy singing habits which has greatly improved her overall sound. Highly recommend, thank you!