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I am available to teach beginning opera voice.
*** Lesson Details
30 minute singing lessons - Typically do 10 to 12 minutes of warmup and the rest of the time is devoted to practical application of technique to your songs, as well as, performance aspects. I also offer hour lessons.
30 minute acting lessons - Typically work on monologues or scenes that I or they provide. We can also work on sides provides for auditions for TV, film, & stage.
*** Studio Equipment ***
I use my Macbook Pro to record lessons and distribute them to students via a free Dropbox account.
*** Specialties ***
Types of Tecniques Offered
Belt (Hard Mix)
Types of Style
Types of Instruction Available
Individual Private Study
· Singing · In studio
· Singing · In studio
· Piano · In studio
When meeting with a student for the first time we always discuss his or her needs or goals. After that, we get into the foundation of building technique, starting with posture. Next, the student is assigned breathing exercises to practice.
Melissa earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and performed in music festivals all over the world including The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Accademia
Melissa specializes in the Alfred Series for piano and My First Piano Adventure for young students. This approach focuses on ear training and reading music. Custom exercises and choice of material is based on the student's level and field of study. Lessons are scheduled at the student's convenience as per availability. Frequency and length of lessons is based on the students needs.
Young voice students are taught general concepts, music theory, and ear training. After the voice is more mature, advanced and serious vocal study can be pursued. Melissa's students receive a well-rounded training in the style of their choice: Classical, Popular, Musical Theatre, and Jazz.
Melissa emphasizes on solid technique, posture, breathing, and control, in addition to music fundamentals.
· Singing · In home
· Music Performance · In studio
· Vocal Training · In studio
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I am passionate about helping singers unlock their own voices! With over 18 years of teaching experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge that can help you overcome any limitations and sing beautifully. Singing is an expression of joy and has to be learned in a safe, uplifting environment, so I also bring a real sense of compassion, kindness and respect to every singer I teach.
With a certification in the Alexander Technique (body work), I have an intimate understanding of how the voice and the body work. I can coach you to develop the best possible breathing and work with your own body to make amazing improvement in your voice. In addition to freeing your voice, I help you understand how to practice effectively and make positive changes faster.
I welcome every level into my teaching studio from beginning to advanced. Let me show you what I can do for your voice!
Alicia received her Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance, summa cum laude and with University Honors, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and received her Master's of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
She also attended the Alexander Technique School of New England and graduated from the American Center for the Alexander Technique in 2000.
Alicia has written extensively on vocal technique, how singers can benefit from the Alexander Technique and a healthy psychological approach for singers. Her array of popular articles have helped thousands of singers across the world. She is currently working on a book of advice for s
Samples of student testimonials:
"I have been studying voice for well over 10 years now, and finding Alicia was the best thing to happen to my voice!"
"Alicia has been a godsend. She is able to dissect and diagnose technical issues and gives you the tools to be able to spot correct on your own... What's more, she is a lovely person."
"It took only a couple of lessons with Alicia for the missing pieces to come together and for me to experience a big difference in my singing."
"I never knew singing could be this easy! Alicia's articles brought me to her studio for help. Now I know I am a very talented singer, but just needed the right information to discover my whole voice. You're my vocal savior! "
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I have a very great teaching experience. I have a strong European vocal school. I know how to put the voice in the right position and teach the right breathing. I've been teaching for 7 years. My students always won at the vocal competitions, showing a high degree of vocal mastery. In the lesson, I create a positive and inspiring atmosphere, the result of classes is visible in a month!)
Languages: English , Russian, Ukrainian .
In 2007 became a student at National Music College in Kiev, Ukraine, on solo singing department. Took part in college concerts with success.
At 2009 Took third place in All-Ukrainian academic solo singing competition “Spiritual sources”.
At 2010-2011 Leading voice teacher in music school “Montessori center” Kiev, Ukraine.
At 2011 took first place at International competition “Wings of Music” in Kiev.
At 2011 awarded with a Diploma for special contribution for the development of the National Music College.
At 2011 gets a diploma of the young music specialist.
At 2012 – 2017 Founder , Director, leading Voice teacher of music studio “Free art school”
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At 2012 became a student of National Ukrainian Academy of Music on a solo singing department.
At 2016 receives a Bachelor's degree in National Music Academy of Ukraine.
At 2017 Graduated Ukrainian National Conservatory with a degree of Master of Singing.
I'm a passionate and motivated yang instructor who loves music, self-expression and development. I graduated from National Music Academy with Bachelor of Arts degree in Solo Performance in Kiev, Ukraine. I have many award as a singer and as a teacher. In 2012 I have opened my own music school in Kiev, it was an amazing experience. I have so many clients of different age groups and singing levels. Every three months our school students participated in concerts where all of them had the opportunity to fell like a real professional musician. I was fortunate to work with many famous Ukrainian singers, and be a part of many music projects. I have successfully organized concerts of popular, jazz and classical music. With great pleasure I will share my knowledge with my new students!
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PRIVATE PIANO AND VOICE LESSONS WEST HOLLYWOOD
*Beginners to Advanced, ALL AGES!
*Over 20 years experience as a professional Pianist and Singer, over 7 years expirience as a Piano and Voice teacher
*Graduate of Kharkov National University of Arts in Ukraine (Bachelor in Music Composition and Theory of Music)
*Specializes in combining both Piano and Vocals together, but does individual Piano and Vocal instruction also
*Covers many popular genres, Pop, Rock, Alternative, Folk, Country, R&B, also Classical, Jazz, ect.
Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions about my teaching methods. You can tell me what the results you expecting from our lessons and I will tell you from our first lesson what do you need in order to achieve your goals. I believe in every one of my students. All of you have special skills and power to become a great musician, it's just a matter of time and your passion.
As someone who learns best by doing, I encourage my students to experiment while I guide them and help them to understand their instruments in a more organic, personal way than more "Old World" singers. I have a background in opera, musical theatre, and rock/pop vocals for 10+ years, so I can offer a broad perspective on singing that bridges these gaps on a technical level.
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