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Voice Lessons Bellevue, WA

Voice Lessons in
Bellevue, WA

Musika has been offering Bellevue Voice Lessons since 2001. Our voice teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Bellevue Voice Teachers

Kelli C

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Kelli has been singing, songwriting, and playing guitar for ten years. She is a self described folk-tronica artist. She brings lilting melodies, broadly painted string arrangements and just-on-the-gloopy side of cracked open drum machine sequences. Her music pulls from a nomadic history. A history that includes lives as a tap dancer, a military-wife, helper of the homeless, and music teacher. She creates music with a wish list mix of artist like producers Brian Deck (Iron and wine, Califone), Scott Colburn (Sun City Girls, Animal Collective), Jeffery Mcnulty (Vera Project) and other cool folk. She also goes under the moniker "Kelli's Starlight Wishes.' And in 2011 she received a grant from the Grammy Foundation. She currently resides on the label, Aphonia Recordings.

Melanie V

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Melanie is an active performer and educator living in Seattle, WA. As a classically trained percussionist, she believes that a true educator must remain active in performance and growth to be the best possible. She has performed with a variety of large and chamber ensembles, notably: Talujon Percussion Quartet at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, Slee Sinfonietta, the Southern Tier Symphony, and the UB Percussion Ensemble at the June in Buffalo Festival. While at the Hartt School, she toured with the Wind Ensemble and performed in the CBDNA conference, and the 2007 MENC conference with the Orchestra and Chamber Choir as a guest percussionist. Throughout her degrees, she has performed five solo recitals and has commissioned a number of new works for percussion, including a concerto, percussion quartet, trio, and two solo works. Melanie has also had the opportunity to perform in nine musicals as a pit musician, ranging from black box theater to mainstage productions.

Zarni d

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Zarni is a Classically trained Pianist/Vocalist/Performer/Songwriter with over 10 years of experience performing for audiences of up to 1000 people. She discovered Pop, Rock and Jazz when she started performing in restaurants, coffee shops and private venues at age 16 and has loved playing those genres since. Zarni recently moved to Seattle from Boston and is full time professional musician and educator. 

Nicole G

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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my page!  I'm Nicole, a professional opera singer and passionate, dedicated voice teacher who loves to help students find their true voices and develop fine artistry in all types of musical genres. Originally from New York City. I grew up in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance. I recently completed a professional certificate program - the Artist Diploma in Early Music (Baroque Opera and Chamber Music) - at Cornish College of the Arts here in Seattle, WA.  I have been lucky to perform across the US, in Italy and in Germany. Recent hilights include my Seattle debuts performing as Venus in John Blow’s "Venus and Adonis" with Cornish Opera Theater and in concert through Seattle Early Music Guild. I will be joining the cast of Amherst Early Music Festival's opera production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen in July 2013. I've had the amazing opportunity to perform in ensemble behind Kristin Chenoweth at the MET Opera, and in choral ensembles in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, with the NYC Ballet at the NY State Theater, and behind Brian Stokes Mitchell for a recent Actor's Equity Gala. As a Baroque specialist, I am member of Early Music America, and as a published lyricist, I am a member of ASCAP (the American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers). 

Melissa F

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I am an enthusiastic and motivated instructor who loves teaching music and working with kids!  After receiving my Bachelor of Music at Washington State University, I began my professional singing career as a production singer on cruise ships, traveling all over the world to exotic ports of call in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Some of the companies I worked for included Norwegian Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruises. I love musical theatre and have performed at Village Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Harlequin Productions, and Florida Studio Theatre. I am a regular music director for Village Theatre's KIDStage program and teach groups of kids ages 5-18. Melissa has been a professional piano accompanist since she was 15 years old. She has taught piano for many years and has musical directed for several educational programs, including Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Studio East, Kidstage, and Broadway Bound. She has been teaching ages 5 to 65 for over 15 years now.
 
 

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More Information About Voice Lessons

If you want a healthy voice, you need a healthy body. That means eating a balanced diet, exercising every day, resting properly and reducing stress. Start with meals and snacks that include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Drink plenty of water, not beverages loaded with sugar or caffeine. Stop smoking, and spend time each day doing exercises that expand your lung capacity and keep your body fit. Set and keep a regular bedtime, and reduce stress through meditation or by perhaps practicing yoga every day. Rest your voice too instead of screaming or yelling. With your healthy body, enjoy a healthy voice.
Without leaving home, learn how to sing. In-home voice lessons are perfect if you-™re on a tight schedule or need personalized instruction. A professional Musika teacher comes to your home and uses your piano or keyboard during each customized lessons. The instructor teaches you how to choose music that fits your individual voice, bring personality to a song and project your voice during a performance. You can sing your favorite genre or learn a new musical style. Make voice lessons a priority and learn to sing to fun or to earn a living. All you need are in-home voice lessons.
Vocal lessons will cover various aspects of singing, such as vocal technique, song interpretation and developing a personal singing style. During lessons, students will work through different exercises that are designed to workout and develop different aspects of the voice. Students will practice exercises such as sirens on an octave scale, as these are great for helping to develop the necessary timing and coordination needed to cross vocal registers and start building vocal range. Developing range requires maintaining vocal fold compression through the passagio and into the head voice, tilting the thyroid cartilage and modifying closed vowel sounds to open vowels. Students will also learn how to support their voices with good breath management and can apply the techniques learnt to songs of various genres. Students can also improve their tone, pitching and musical theory knowledge, as well as prepare for gigs, recording sessions or auditions.
Our adult voice lessons are taught by qualified teachers who will come up with an individual lesson plan suited to your goals and needs. Our teachers specialize in many genres of music from classical to contemporary and can offer you practical techniques and suggestions for your performing and musical goals. Voice lessons are structured to include time for warm ups, technique exercises, and repertoire study. Adults take a 45 minute or hour lesson once a week.
Age 11 or 12 is the best time to begin voice lessons. When a student starts to mature emotionally and physically during adolescence, this is the appropriate time to begin lessons on vocal technique. Starting voice lessons younger than age 12 can be very demanding on an untrained voice and can cause damage if the student is not vocally ready. Students that have studied another instrument previously, before starting voice, are also at a distinct advantage, because they will know how to read music already and will be able to learn music at a faster pace.

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