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Professional Music Teacher - Susan L
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I am a current student at Sacramento State University studying my profession in Clarinet Performance. I am in several professional ensembles such as the Golden State Wind Orchestra, and have performed in pit orchestras. I have done musical theater and dance as a hobby which has been great. I love getting to know other musicians and allowing them to grow under my wing.

Fun Voice Instructor - Kimberly E
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Hi, Everyone! I am an operatic lyric soprano with a B.A. in Music from Hunter College (2016). I currently study voice privately with Dr. Claudia Friedlander in Manhattan. I reside in New Jersey with my alien-cat, Meeko. Most of my teaching background comes from working with high school students on musical theater repertoire. During college, I was the Assistant Director of Obsessed! Productions, a company that provided musical theater performance opportunities for North Bergen High School (NJ) students. From 2011-2015, I led music rehearsals and planned our rehearsal schedules, in addition to doing voice lessons individually with all of the students in the productions. We put on cabarets and fully staged productions, such as Rent (2013) and Little Shop of Horrors (2015).As a performer, I have starred in both operatic (Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni) and musical theater (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Titanic the Musical) productions throughout high school and college.I love teaching musical theater and opera, but I am open to teaching pop as well! For me, singing is like yoga - it is a daily practice that helps us get in touch with our truest and most authentic self. Technique is really just there to serve you and help you get out of your head and into the music!A few facts: (1) one of my operatic dream roles is Donna Elvira in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni, (2) I am very interested in Astrology and can probably guess your sun sign (and maybe moon) at our first lesson!

Classical Music Lessons - Deanna M

Deanna Maio is a Voice, Piano and Ukulele Teacher and Performance Coach specializing in vocal function for singers and speakers, fun piano and ukulele for all ages. She teaches private voice instructions, workshops, classes and to kids and adults in Portland, Oregon and with remote students around the world.Ms. Maio has an extensive background in performing on concert, theater, nightclub and event stages. As a versatile Lyric Character Soprano with a 3.5 octave range she most often sings solo swing and classic pop, musical theatre, classical and choral music. She is the founder, artistic director and a principal at Portland Musical Theater Company. She has also coached countless singers in audition techniques, competition preparation, solo club gigs, working with a big band, and much more. She is also an accomplished voice-over artist and actor with over 100 recordings completed for business owners all around the world.Over the past 37 years, Ms. Maio has been performing on stages, big and small, all over the country, including with the Oregon Symphony.Deanna started dancing at age 2 and just hasn't stopped enjoying the stage. She grew up performing and has continued on in that tradition, taking lessons for dance, voice, piano and acting.She has also completed a 50 hour course in vocal pedagogy through the NW Institute of Voice with Thomas R. Blaylock where she was certified the Blaylock Vocal Method for teens and adults. She teaches the Wunderkeys Preschool Piano program. She scored her first professional (lived on it and only it) singing/acting job in 1998 with American Cabaret Theater after having completed numerous acting roles during her education.She has taught privately, at summer music camps, after-school programs in voice and ukulele, and speciality workshops like "Your Knock 'Em Dead Vocal Audition." She has performed with several local music groups including The Bureau of Standards Big Band, Girls., Swing Sisters, Tony Moretti and the Ray Sands Orchestra, and her own band, Deanna & the Downbeats.She is the Founder and Executive Director of Portland Musical Theater Company and writes, directs, and performs in many of their shows.Deanna completed her debut CD titled" Deanna & the Downbeats" in 2008. She has written, directed and produced 4 original musical shows.She is a sought after voice over artist with over 100 voice over recordings to her name including the audio book of Amazon Best Seller "The Stolen Twin" by Michele Pariza-Wacek and was recently selected as one of the top 19 voice teachers in portland by Expertise.com. Her own book, "GPS for Success" with Dr. Steven Covey and Dr. John Gray was published in 2010.Other than music, Deanna loves to direct, dance and act. She just loves to perform. She also enjoys board and card games, trying new food, spending time with her family and travel.

Music Classes - Christian B
Music ClassesRowland Heights, CA

Hi there!I am an experienced Music Educator and a Professional Voice Actor that really wants to make sure you are having fun with your lessons. Nothing is more boring than having to sit through a lesson and feel like you are wasting your time. No matter what I teach you, I will make sure it's enjoyable and you are having a blast with what you do.I taught at many schools, both public and private, and have worked with students of all ages and levels! Some of the schools I worked with include Bishop Amat Memorial High School, Alvarado Intermediate School, and Rowland High School. I taught all kinds of instruments, but I mainly specialized in brass.Vocally speaking, I am a trained vocalist from Cal State Fullerton and I have even received Musical Theatre training as well! I am using those skills in my Professional Voice Acting career where I am taught by top of the line professionals such as Crispin Freeman (Voice of Winston in Overwatch), Tony Oliver (Voice of Minato from Naruto), and Julie Maddalena-Kliewer (Voice of Sharena from Fire Emblem Heroes). I currently work as hard as I can to voice in many Animation, Video Game, and Commercial projects as I can!More details of where I taught, my degrees, my teachers, my experiences, and examples of my students singing can be found on my official website at:https://www.christianbanasvo.com/music-education/I look forward to working with you!

Voice Instructor - Alexandra S
Voice InstructorLa Canada, CA

I am a classically trained soprano, born and raised in Los Angeles California. Some of my opera credits include The Dew Fairy, and Sandman in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, a spirit in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Augusta’s friend Mary in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe. For three years in a row, I was featured as a guest artist, performing opera arias and duets at the “Taste of Italy” fundraiser for the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and also had the privilege of performing in the Valley Performing Arts Center for its opening gala in the spring of 2011. Growing up, I was a member of multiple choirs including The Los Angeles Children's Chorus and was involved in school and community musical theatre productions. I have both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music: Vocal Performance from California State University, Northridge. I focus on classical techniques and have experience teaching many musical styles including: Opera, musical theatre, classical, sacred and pop. In addition, to singing, I am able to help students sing in Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Latin.

Singing Teacher - Sydney H
Singing TeacherEnnis, TX

I just recently finished college with a BFA in musical theatre, and have decided to start teaching this year while I save money to move to New York City next spring! I've worked as a professional actor for the past three summers in shows such as "Les Miserables", "West Side Story", "Footloose", "Dogfight", "Camelot" and many others that I am more than willing to chat about. I'm very passionate about helping kids find their inner Broadway star and help them build the confidence it takes to pursue this career. I'd love to be the one to help them achieve their dreams!

Voice Lessons - Alex L
Voice LessonsNew York, NY

I have been helping students discover ease and joy in singing for over ten years, in multiple countries and many different styles. Each journey is different, but I am certain I can help you accomplish your goals. No two voices are alike, and we will work together to discover your particular strengths. Expect to laugh and have some fun along the way!!!Working with the physical structure of your face and body, we'll uncover ways to free you FROM yourself. Many bad vocal habits are learned through everyday life - together we can identify these to bring you closer to the optimal function of your voice. I will provide a foundation of knowledge for effective breathing and posture, as well as fill your 'toolbox' with many practical methods to alleviate tensions and encourage optimal resonance. As I am an active professional singer, I teach largely through demonstration accompanied by easily understandable technical language aimed to resonate with the student's natural sense memory and vocabulary. These are methods I have practiced myself over many years as a professional singer at the world's great opera houses, and I know they will help serve your artistry and desire to be expressive, confident and engaging to an audience of 1 or 10,000.My Professional Bio:Alex Lawrence is an active professional operatic and concert baritone based in NYC and has enjoyed an international performing career for the past 7 years since his debut at the Theater Basel, Switzerland and subsequently as an ensemble member of the Zurich Opera House, from 2012-2016. He has enjoyed performing major roles with some of the world's most prestigious opera and theater companies including the Zurich Opera, Theater Basel, The Glimmerglass Festival, The Lucerne Festival, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Tanglewood Festival, The Ravinia Festival, The Vancouver Opera, and many more. He has participated in top international Young Artist Programs including the Glimmerglass Festival, The Zurich Opera and the Ravinia Festival Steans Institute for Singers. Alex is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.M. Voice '07) and the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts (A.D. '11), and is a recipient of the annual Lenore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts. He has been a top prizewinner in several major international competitions, including the Opera Index Foundation, The Gerda Lissner Foundation and the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation. He was a semi-finalist at Operalia, 2014. Alex Lawrence, Baritone, is represented by Zemsky/Green Artists management, one of the leading classical vocal agencies in the world.Alex's teaching influences include his mentor's Patricia McCaffrey, Arthur Levy, both major voice instructors in the New York City classical vocal scene.

Piano and Guitar Lessons - Lena T
Piano and Guitar Lessonssimi valley, CA

Cosmopolitan is truly descriptive of Lena T. life. She grew up in Europe,began studying piano at the age of five—displaying rare talent—subsequently attendingseveral French music conservatories in Paris, France. After graduating with a Frenchand Music Baccalaureate, Lena moved with her family to the U.S. She attendedCalifornia State University, Northridge and completed her Bachelors Degree CumLaude in Music Composition. Her music awards include:the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Forum Music Festival(Gold and Silver recipient).Lena has stunning vocal abilities, which positioned her well as a Choral Director atschools in Long Beach, California for three years. Finding that she loves sharing the joyof music education with kids, she then established her own studio teaching piano, voice, and guitarCurrently Lena is the Career Development Coordinator at Musicians Institute inHollywood. Her broad music knowledge, multilingual abilities (French, Armenian, English),deep compassion and international background serve her well at this globally-’centricinstitution.And, oh yes! Composing in several music genres continues to be a priority for Lena.She is currently working on an album of original works.

Voice Lessons - Jania F
Voice LessonsBurbank, CA

My name is Jania! I've been a professional singer since I was a child. My father is a guitarist and my mother is a singer. They met in a band! So, naturally, I fell in love with music! I started my career singing with The Winans (a gospel group), Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Bob Jovi..and many other singers and performers. I later went on to write songs for myself and other artists. I was also doing voiceovers...all before my 16th birthday! I signed a record deal with my sisters right out of high school. My determination and hard work helped me to be the singing voice of NBC & CBS soap operas and gave me a chance to start really developing my vocal style. I later wrote & recorded a national and international Dance/Pop song that blazed up the charts. I've been a featured singer with The B. B. King's All Star band that is featured on the Holland America cruise line. I had a chance to share my voice with people from all over the world! Throughout ALL of this, I've helped other singers unlock the magic within their own voice...just like my former vocal coaches did for me. As long as you're willing to work hard, challenge yourself, explore your own voice, and have a lot of fun...you'll become the singer of YOUR dreams! I promise.

Professional Voice Lessons - Forest B

Vocal Instructor Forest Brown is well trained in instructing students of all ages. 12+ years of vocal experience and training in all genres. He has a strong passion for music and an even bigger passion for helping others find their own individual voices. From Lyrical composition to Vocal performance and stage presence, he offers a variety of lessons for those of all ages.

Professional Singing Lessons - Lindsay H

I began taking voice lessons at the age of 12. I had the privilege of singing in some of the top middle school and high school choirs from the age of 12-18, including All District in Fairfax County, VA and All State Choir in VA. I was a member of the Madrigal singing group at McLean High School, which was ranked 14th in the nation at the time for high school choirs, for 3 of my 4 years there. I also participated in numerous musicals and vocal productions throughout my teenage years as well as singing as part of our nationally renowned jazz band. Following high school, I went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from The Catholic University of America with an emphasis on Musical Theatre. During my time, I worked professionally doing musical theatre and choir, performing at venues such as Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Kennedy Center. At that time, I began teaching voice and musical theatre classes at the Rockville Musical Theatre Center in Maryland, working with kids ages 6-18. I opened the door to my own studio in Los Angeles 2 years ago and have had some tremendous successes working with both kids and adults. I also play the piano and have an extensive music library.