The inexperienced opera singer requires the appropriate selection of repertoire that does not negatively impact the voice and encourages continued success. Students are taught appropriate language diction, body control and tone placement.
“The essence of healthy vocal production resides in the breath and a relaxed body.” - William. Miller, Professor of Vocal Health - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “The aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” –Dale Carnegie The purpose of this studio is to accommodate the practical needs of serious singers by equipping them for effective performance stamina and longevity. We teach tension-free vocal production from the body core for effective use of the breath. After vocal study and performance throughout undergraduate school through doctoral study at the University of Illinois with renown professor William Miller I have established an effective practice as a vocal instructor and coach. We teach those who are passionate about developing their vocal gift ...
I have played piano for 20 years and sang almost as long. I had professional voice lessons from Daniela Opravialova, retired opera singer, for 6 years and have performed on local stages in several leading roles. I am a proficient sight reader who participated in All State Chorus for 6 years and was awarded the music departmental plaque for the class of 2004l. I have a focus on opera, musical theater, folk, and intermediate piano. *** Lesson Details *** I am a fairly laid back instructor who will focus on your improvements and showcase your talents through performances. I will use a variety of curriculum varying from theory (to teach you how to read your music) to vocal techniques and performance pieces. In a few months I will have your vocal range strengthened and you will play piano ...
Intonation, diction, breathing techniques, vowel shapes and placement.
Kadina W.: A Singer. A Songwriter. A Teacher. An Inspiration. Kadina W understands the concept of hard work all too well. From the tender age of 6, Kadina aspired to be a singer. With the vision of turning the world into her stage, she entered countless talent shows in her hometown in Miami, FL. With every second, her love of music grew transforming from a mere dream to a life mission. At the age of 11 she tested the waters of her musical talents and penned her first song leading her into new horizons of creativity. As the musician and artist within her matured the numbers of doors that would open increased. Throughout her Teenage years Kadina was able to contribute her strong sultry vocals to the High School All Women Choir, Disney World International Choir in Orlando, FL, ...
Breathing for singing and speaking; vowel and tone production and resonance; relaxation ; interpretation and dramatic aspects of literature for performance and auditions. Opportunities for participation in MTNA and NATS festivals and auditions and studio recitals.
Biography - Mary Frances K. has been teaching voice since 1991. She works with youth and adults, beginner and advanced. She helps voice students develop a healthy, beautiful sound, proper placement and projection of the voice for singing and speaking. Her goal is to help singers gain fulfillment and joy while improving their art. Voice students of hers have won university voice scholarships and have been accepted into Allstate Chorus for High School in Georgia and other voice programs at the college level. She has taught in her home, and for Music Life Studio. She also teaches piano. She has taught piano for about 8 years. She studied piano privately for 10 years and had further study at Indiana University. She accompanies herself in her own vocal study and ...
Students work closely with their coach to determine vocal range, ability and style and are given the option to explore all genres of music. Vocal students will not only learn how to sing the song with proper technique and dynamic interest, they will also learn how to entertain an audience and perform the song. This is accomplished by coaching the student on how to act the song, creating blocking, using facial expressions, advising the appropriate wardrobe for the piece, microphone technique and full body involvement. At TSS, our fundamental foundation for coaching our students is based on Speech Level Singing. After discovering the singer’s goals, range and style, we then execute specific exercises and recommend repertoire that is appropriate for that individual student based on what he or she is seeking to accomplish. In taking more of a “tailor-made” approach, we find that students progress at a much more accelerated rate since they are not subjected to a “one size fits all” ...
The goal of Tara Simon Studios is to help talented students harness their dedication to the performing arts and become successful artists filled with the courage, passion to reach within themselves to affect and move audiences. It is this process that truly prepares our students for a life in the performing arts. Breaking into the entertainment industry can be incredibly exciting but getting there requires more than just natural talent. You need discipline, determination and most importantly, the proper training. Tara Simon Studios is a performing arts center transforming talented performers into well-equipped, working professionals. We offer specialized lessons in piano lessons, singing lessons, acting, songwriting, studio recording, audition preparation, guitar and much more. Our ...
I have been teaching early childhood music and movement education since 2001 for infants and children ages 0-8. I also teach high school and college students voice lessons, public speaking and acting lessons. I teach beginning piano ages 6-10.
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