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Nashville, TN
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Specializes in vocal technique and an ability to take complex tasks and explain them in easy-to-digest ways.

About James
A versatile musician and teacher, Nashville-born musician James is dedicated to music through education, performance and personal growth. James has a diverse background in the musical arts. He has served as violinist and principal violist in many orchestras and ensembles. As a vocalist, James has sung in opera, oratorio, master-classes and recitals as a countertenor soloist. He has served as director of the Clarksville Youth Orchestra at Austin Peay State University and currently serves as the Director of Music Ministries and choirs for a local Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. He maintains a private studio in Nashville, TN and is on the faculty of the Allegro School of Music.

James has studied with many experts in vocal science and pedagogy and has had the wonderful opportunity to study with Linda Ferrara, D. Lance Respess, R
ichard Miller, world-class early music expert Nancy Zylstra and twentieth-century vocal music expert Sharon Mabry. He has had masterclasses with the Metropolitan Opera's Bodo Igesz, Metropolitan Opera Singers Daniel Taylor, Jennifer Lane (with whom he still studies), French-diction coach Elvia Pucinelli, vocal pedagogue Richard Miller, and Thomas King, director of the AIMS Gratz program. As a violinist and violist, James has studied with music-education specialist Sara Johnson, Francis Elliot, Nashville Recording-Artist Randall Olson, and concert violinist Stefan Petrescu.

As an educator, he has served on the faculties of the Cumberland Arts Institute, W.O. Smith School of Music, Murfreesboro City School System, School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University, Allegro School of Music and the East Nashville School of Music. He has taught hundreds of students in various formats ranging from one-on-one studio settings to entire youth symphony orchestras and choirs. He has been active as an adjudicator, participant, and member of various competitions and education-related conventions. He also maintains membership with various educational organizations such as the American String Teacher's Association, Music Educator'€™s National Conference, and Early Music America.

In addition to working with and coaching Grammy award-winning and nominated artists, Mr. W's students have auditioned, been selected and have performed in the Tennessee Mid-State and All-State Choir (principal positions) and Orchestra Festivals (violin and cello, in addition to being members of the Curb Youth Orchestra and Philharmonia at the Blair School of Music.

His students have also performed in several professional and amateur performances across the Southeast. They have also gone on to major in music earning tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships from prestigious conservatories and colleges across the country. Many of his students have become professional musicians across many genres, educators themselves, or satisfied amateur hobbyists.

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As a teacher many have described my style as nurturing-but-firm. When I see a student's potential, I make sure that student can attain it. I expect a willingness to learn, a desire to succeed, and a want for excellence. In return, I offer the tools to get the student there!

I know that not every student benefits best from only one method. As such, I employ a variety of teaching tools and methods to best suit each student. Strings students can expect to see a little bit of traditional training, a little bit of Suzuki and little bit of contemporary training. Voice students can see some Sieber vocalizes, some Vaccai, classical, jazz, and musical theater training built on an old-world teaching technique. It's all about giving the student the tools to do whatever he/she wants with his/her music of choice!

On your first lesson, I'll go over the materials needed, what you need to work on, and the very basics so you can immediately get to enjoying your new craft. In a few months, you'll be confident making new music or making better music. Within a year, you should be well prepared for one of my studio recitals!

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I have a commercial music teaching studio used solely for the purposes of teaching. In the studio there is a piano, my music library, photo copier, computer, audio equipment, stereo, music stands, standing mirror, and various teaching tools. There is a waiting area for parents, siblings and other visitors.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: All Genres -- child-adult, all levels (beginning through advanced).
Violin: All Styles -- all levels (beginning through advanced).
Viola: All Styles -- all levels (beginning through advanced).
Cello: All Styles -- beginning through intermediate.
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Gabriel January 18, 2019
· Singing · In studio
James is a true master of the art and craft of singing. He does not only have vast knowledge of vocal techniques, exercises and methods, but also truly understands how to bring out a singing voice that connects with the listener. Very detailed oriented and clearly explains how to get best results. Highly recommended!
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Larry March 26, 2017
· Cello · In studio
James has been a wonderful teacher. He has greatly helped me advance in my beginning cello skills by carefully observing, demonstrating as needed, then showing me the things I can do to improve. He does this in such a manner that instead of feeling discouraged, I am even more motivated to improve. I am learning cello as an adult simply for the fun of trying something new. My wife, who played flute on scholarship through college and some professionally has noticed, and commented, on the improvement. In summary, I highly recommend James for both adults and for kids. He just has a great knack for teaching.
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Dwight T. May 1, 2016
· Opera Voice · In home
The best instructor I ever had he is very very good at what he does
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James W.

Nashville, TN 37214
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About Becca H.

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Clearwater, FL
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About Becca
I have enjoyed the stage and the thrill of entertaining since I was a child. I have been in numerous productions, including Las Vegas Academy's €œSweeney Todd€ starring as Mrs. Lovett, which was selected as a highlighted show at the National Thespian Conference, Cats as Pouncival, €œLittle Women€ as Marmee, National Thespian€™s €œHairspray as Prudy, Super Summer Theatre€™s Annie as Pepper, and many more! I have also done work as a recording studio vocalist and corporate performer on the Las Vegas Strip. I have been studying voice with the famed Jeffrey Skouson for the past decade and continue to study teaching with him as well. I have received performance training from many different sources including Professional Broadway Performers, Famed Acting Coaches, Vocal Stylizing Coaches to the Stars, and Master Vocal Teachers. My love of perfo
rming transformed into a new love for teaching people to sing and act so that they too can experience the same joy I feel when I'm on the stage. Because of this love I studied music education at Brigham Young University ID and became a certified Vocal Instructor in the Institute for Vocal Advancement (previously a certified Speech Level Singing Instructor) in an extensive program where I must complete education and testing each year. I focus on building a singer€™s range and strength in healthy ways in all genres of music. I work with all types of performers from recording studios to the stage.
During your first lesson, I will assess your voice to determine your tendencies and weak spots. In each lesson we will begin with a series of exercises that will turn your weaknesses into strengths. We will then apply these techniques to songs of your choice. During each lesson, we can work on performance, styling and any areas you may need instruction in. If you would like to sing from the bottom to the top of your voice with strength and ease, I am the teacher for you!

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During your first lesson, I will assess your voice to determine your tendencies and weak spots. In each lesson we will begin with a series of exercises that will turn your weaknesses into strengths. We will then apply these techniques to songs of your choice. During each lesson, we can work on performance, styling and any areas you may need instruction in. Each lesson you will receive a CD of your vocal exercises and song to practice during the week. You will be amazed at the progression you will make in just one week of practice!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I use garageband to record our lessons and any parts you may need me to record of a song to better learn notes.
I also use garageband to edit and cut karaoke tracks for your performances.

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Vocal Instruction in all genres of music by understanding the voice and how it functions and knowing what tools to use to achieve the most success in any voice.

Any type of acting whether it be on the stage or on screen by using Acting techniques that help the actor connect to their character on a more personal level providing for honest, real acting.
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Isabella D. January 24, 2016
· Singing · In home
Isabella really enjoyed her first lesson with Becca!
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Stacy D. September 29, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Becca is very outgoing. Flexible with scheduling and patient. Recommend!
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Alexis D. September 3, 2015
· Singing · In home
Great experience.
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Becca H.

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About Jonathan E.

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New York, NY
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Working with you on all aspects of musical preparation and performance skills in song, melody, lieder, opera and oratorio repertoire.

About Jonathan
Ready to try something new or build on your skills? My lessons are fun, engaging and productive! We will work on:

*breathing for singers
*vocal range
*pitch
*jaw, neck, shoulder and/or tongue tension
*dynamic range
*confidence
*musicality...and so much more!

As a graduate of the Juilliard School and having performed worldwide, I want to share how fun, healthy and effective sing is possible with consistence and informed work! No matter your goals, lets build on the skills you already poses and confidence in your own abilities. Let's sing!

The key to great singing is enthusiasm, focus and some hard work. I have worked with students of all ages and my goal is to get you singing the right way and take you from shower diva to confident performer.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME:

As a professional singer and graduate of The Juilliard Sch
ool and working Opera singer, I have had the great fortune of training and performing with some of the best in the business.

With performances at Carnegie Hall and with major orchestras such as the Toronto, Vancouver and Seattle Symphonies and around the world, I feel this gives me a unique perspective on the challenges and successes that are possible with a fun, yet focused and healthy technique based approach. Whether a beginners, intermediate or advanced singers looking to hone your skills in musical theatre classical, jazz and even pop voice.

My goal is a well rounded, relaxed yet supported vocal tone with a focus on breath, and feeling rather than by ear. This ensures that no matter what the repertoire, the situation, or the acoustics of the room, you are always focused on healthy, articulate and projected singing.
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Sophia S. January 17, 2018
· Singing · In home
Lessons are fun and interesting with John! I have learned so many useful tips with John. He is the best and beyond. Take lessons with him!
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Rob G. January 16, 2018
· Jazz Voice · In studio
Jonathan is a fantastic voice teacher. Not only can he sing incredibly well but he can teach incredibly well too. He has a very strong background in vocal technique with an Undergrad and Masters degree in voice. Can't wait to continue to progress with Jonathan's help.
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Victoria January 13, 2018
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About Paige P.

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Richmond, CA

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Singing has been my passion since the age of 4. The voice is very special - it empowers us to live the lives we desire, communicate with others, and express ourselves. It is my mission to help others discover and develop their voices, thereby freeing them to use it as they choose.

Beyond the functional voice, I teach performance skills, musicianship, music reading, foreign language diction, phonetics, and so much more! I have a Bachelors in Music Education, a Masters in Performance, and a performance resume ranging from jazz to opera.

I love working with singers of all ages and experience levels. I know how to engage with children and adults alike for a productive, enriching musical experience, so whether you are a sings-all-the-time 2nd grader, a recreational karaoke buff, a devoted choral singer, or an operatic baritone, you have a place in my studio.

About Paige
I'm so happy to meet you! My name is Paige, a California transplant from Texas by way of Tennessee. I've taught since 2007 and enjoy teaching singers of all ages and experience levels.

I have a Bachelors in Music Education with a K-12 certification in Vocal Education, as well as a Masters in Performance. I have a strong musical background, having sung in the Texas All - State Choir, University Interscholastic League, and National Association of Teachers of Singing.

When I am not teaching, I actively perform in the Greater Bay Area, singing jazz, choral music, and opera.
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Dana August 16, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I leave every lesson with some new tidbit as well as confidence that I've learned more about my voice and the song I'm learning.
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Olesia August 16, 2017
· Classical Voice · In studio
Good knowledge and good exercises! Paige has great experience and ability to connect!
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Srinika August 14, 2017
· Classical Voice · In home
Paige is awesome! She helped me find my range and use my voice without straining. I highly recommend Paige Patrick whether you are a professional singer, trying out for a school audition, or just want to feel much more confident in kareoke
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About Justin C.

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Nashville, TN

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Experienced vocal instructor of 5+ years with experience in vocal performance (opera, art song, pop, musical theater, etc.) of 8+ years. Alumnus of Belmont's School of Music. Capable of teaching everything from classical to more contemporary styles. Students of all ages and levels are welcome. The voice is an instrument unique to every individual. So, lessons are customized and catered to the individual instrument and needs of every student. I can't wait to work together!

About Justin
Baritone Justin Colón is an engaging performer of repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary genres, who has captivated audiences with his versatility and charming stage presence.

Most recently, Colón has performed the roles of The Music Master in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and Mr. Gobineau in Menotti's The Medium with the Miami Music Festival, whose portrayals were labeled as "compassionate" and "appropriately artsy" by the South Florida Classical Review. Other roles include The Badger in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen, Pandolfe in Massenet's Cendrillon, Count Almaviva and Antonio in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, The Husband in Menotti's Amelia al ballo, Marvin in Alec WIlder's Sunday Excursion, Don Parmenione in Rossini's L'occasione fa il ladro (with the direction of Philip Gossett), a
nd Giuseppe in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers.

Colón's most recent orchestral credits include Schubert's Mass in G Major with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee and in 2017 he was a featured soloist with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010 he performed in
concert at the Schumann-häuser in Leipzig and Zwickau for the Schumann-Liederfest.

Justin completed his Master of Music degree at Belmont University in 2016 and his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Lee University in 2012. He cantors regularly at the Church of the Assumption, and maintains an active performance and teaching calendar.
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Justin C.

Nashville, TN 37214
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About Kacey V.

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Nashville, TN

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Hi there! I am a certified voice teacher to students of all ages and levels here in Nashville, TN with 10+ years of experience. I work with students to achieve their singing goals, including expanding vocal range, blending vocal registers, and breathing technique. We can prepare for auditions, recording sessions, live shows, or simply help you find your voice and become a better singer! I can also teach songwriting in lessons to further artist development. Let's get started!

About Kacey
I am a voice teacher and singer/songwriter currently based in Nashville, TN, but I got my start in New York City! I was a vocal performance major at acclaimed LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, studying classical, gospel music, and performing in choirs across NYC. I continued my professional training at Berklee College of Music in genres including pop, country, folk, R&B, soul, & musical theater, and completed my degree in music business. I attained my voice teaching certification through New York Vocal Coaching in Manhattan shortly after. As my passion for voice teaching & vocal coaching grew, I started giving private voice lessons in NYC, and continued teaching when I moved to Nashville.

As a singer myself, I know that finding the right voice teacher is very important. Every teacher has different methods and has had different trainin
g and backgrounds. However, voice lessons with the right teacher will prove to be a truly life changing and fulfilling experience as you find your voice and develop your artistry.
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Sam February 4, 2019
· Singing · In studio
In just a few weeks of taking voice lessons from Kacey, I have already learned a multitude of ways to improve as a vocalist. She is incredibly knowledgeable and intentional during each lesson about helping me to improve my vocal technique and performance, while also understanding and emphasizing the importance of protecting my voice. On top of being a fantastic vocalist herself, Kacey also has a kind, encouraging and lively personality that makes her lessons all the more enjoyable. I'm fortunate to have Kacey as a voice teacher and would recommend her to anyone interested in vocal training regardless of their age or level of experience!
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Maggie February 4, 2019
· Singing · In studio
As a college student looking to grow her voice, Kacey has been great! I just started with her but I’m very excited to continue. She is extremely encouraging and but also really helpful with technique!
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Nick October 4, 2018
· Singing · In home
Kacey’s helped with my singing so much a dhe is always professional and clear, definitely makes every minute count! Happy with my improvements so far!
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Kacey V.

Nashville, TN 37203
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About Kristin M.

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Griffin, GA

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Hello! I want my lessons to be fun and enjoyable while focusing on breathe and body movement and diction. I want everyone to enjoy singing, but to also take away valuable insight into classical and pop singing. My specialty is classical repertoire, but I also enjoy teaching musical theater and pop.

About Kristin
Hi! I am a soprano from south of Atlanta. I have sung all over the world and love all types of music. I specialize in classical and opera, but love to work on musical theater and pop. I feel that music helps to heal and is a wonderful aid in helping with emotions and the daily stress of life. Whether you are a young beginner, an older beginner, or intermediate level, I want to help work as a team and guide you to what you are looking for on your musical path.
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Emma January 28, 2019
· Classical Voice · In home
Kristin is an amazing singer and a great instructor! I was blessed to attend a workshop at my community college where she gave classical singers advice on their singing. She is fantastic and has a fabulous voice!
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Kristin M.

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About Amberly W.

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Nashville, TN
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I've been teaching voice lessons to students of all ages for 8 years. My ultimate goal is always to help students find and cultivate their own unique sound with a focus on healthy vocal function.

No two people are exactly alike, and that includes voices! So, while I base my teaching on pedagogy I've learned in my study of classical and commercial styles of singing, my approach is always specific to each student I encounter. Whether you want to learn your favorite songs to crush at karaoke, or you're interested in building the chops to be a pro singer, I can meet you where you are.

Music has afforded me some of the best experiences and greatest opportunities for growth and friendship. Aside from teaching students healthy singing, it's my aim to help more musicians (or musicians-in-waiting) build the skills to access the same kinds of opportunities in whatever way makes the most sense.

About Amberly
Hi there - Amberly here! I was born into a musical family in Cincinnati, OH but Nashville has been my home since 2014. I grew up listening to and singing gospel music, in addition to pop, soul, and R&B ranging from the 1970s to contemporary. Some of my earliest musical memories involve me sitting on the front pew at church on weeknights learning and singing old hymns and new praise and worship songs. My dad (Minister of Music), mom (Youth choir director) and grandmother (children and senior choir director) would teach me and my siblings the harmonies before rehearsals so that we could help demonstrate songs to the choirs.

Since finishing grad school in 2017, I have spent my time teaching voice lessons from my apartment and at a music school in Nashville during the week. I have also been the regular lead vocalist for 1 original funk/blue
s project, and 2 private events acts for an entertainment company since 2017. If I'm not teaching, performing with these bands in town or on the road is usually how I spend my weekends. I also participate in a monthly "reading session" at the Musician's Union as a featured vocalist. The rotating roster of instrumentalists includes some of Nashville's best studio and live players.

Aside from music I enjoy reading sci-fi and fantasy books, watching sci-fi and fantasy TV/movies(the good, the bad and the ugly) writing songs, walking in parks, and traveling with my husband in my down time! I also started a healthy living journey in 2018 and have lost 40 lbs. to-date, so hitting the gym, along with Pilates, and yoga have become some of my favorite fitness pastimes.
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Amberly W.

Nashville, TN 37209
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About Fred H.

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Orange, CA

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Can't carry a tune in a bucket??? That's what I'm here for! I've had great success with all of my pitch challenged students and they ALL sing in tune now. It's like anything else, a muscle to be learned and trained and ANYONE can do it! And you'll have fun along the way!

About Fred
I can help you find the joy in learning music! Gone are the days of the old, crusty, strict piano teacher with a ruler. I'm here to show you that the dream you have of playing piano, singing, drums, or producing is completely within your grasp. You just have to take a leap of faith.

I have spent my life living and breathing music. I began singing in middle school in choir and in college, have sung in Segerstrom Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Greek Theater all under the batons of well known maestros!

My father started teaching me piano as a kid, but I really dove into it in college, where I joined a band that is still together. We play reggae, and I can play almost any style, just ask!

I've always had a rhythm in my soul, but I started playing drums for my high school choir, after which I joined my school's
drum corps. My background in those hard corps basis (see what I did there?) has helped me develop a unique and tasteful style. I can show you the ropes and you'll be playing your favorite covers in no time!

Production is a very special skill to learn and I would recommend at least a little bit of it for ANY musician! Learning about song structure can help anyone appreciate music more and even make their own! A big part of modern producing is assembling previously created parts into your own creation. If you've ever been listening to the latest club beat and felt yourself hearing other ways the producer might have timed out the samples or rhythms... then you have the SPARK!

Music is the most important thing that makes us human and gives us our identity, confidence, and purpose. I hope you'll let me help you find that side of yourself!
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About Kathryn S.

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Akron, OH

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It doesn't matter if you've just started singing, or you have been singing for many years. You have come to the right place. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Voice. In the past, I have taught elementary general music as well as voice and piano lessons. I am looking to find new students in my area, as well as possibly teaching remotely.
I am an alto soloist at a local church, and a soprano in two semi-professional choirs. No matter what type of music you want to sing, the best gift I can give you is showing you how to use your voice in a healthy way. Over my twenty years of singing, I have learned how to care for my voice from some of the best vocal teachers and choir directors in my area. It is my goal to teach you the techniques that will allow you to achieve your own personal musical goals. Having good vocal technique will insure that you are able to sing for many years to come.

About Kathryn
I am a singer and pianist of many genres of music. I accompanied and sang in all of my high school's choirs. I went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in Music Education and Voice from the University of Akron. I have also completed the coursework for a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting. I am currently the alto soloist at a local church, as well as a soprano in two semi-professional choirs: Singers Companye and Crooked River Chorale. All three of these groups sing many styles of choral music from many different times periods, which I feel makes me an extremely adaptable singer. I was a part of The Cabaret Project that performed at Blu Jazz in Akron, Ohio in December of 2018, and plan on participating in that each time it happens.
My focus has really become healthy vocal technique, which is needed in all genres of music. Whether you want t
o be a professional musician or singing is just a hobby, good habits will allow you to sing for many years to come. I have learned so much from my amazing choir directors, that I want to share these things with my students so that they can be the best singers they can possibly be.
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