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Denise B In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Opera

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Denise B In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Opera

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
MM, University of New Orleans, Voice Performance BM, State Music Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, Voice Performance
Awards:
Big Easy Award nominee Dec 2007 New Orleans Big Easy Enterntainment Awards La Traviata (Verdi) Jefferson Performing Arts Society Dennis Assaf, Conductor Massimo Pezzutti, Director Cast: Filippo Castiglione (Alfredo), Amy Pfrimer (Violetta), Mauro Augustini (Germont), Denise Bayraktar (Flora)
Overview:
In 2001 I graduated from State Music Academy in Bulgaria with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance and in 2009 I earned my Master's degree in Voice Performance from University of New Orleans. Performing all over Europe and North America has been one of the greatest experiences of my life as a musician. I currently perform and teach in the New Orleans area and l love to share my knowledge and experience with my students. There is so much more to performance then just beautiful vocalizing.....
EXPERIENCE
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time more then 15 years ago, and I have been consistently teaching students in my home studio and online for the past 10 years. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also find that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy singing or playing an instrument and motivate them to practice and continue to learn.
METHODS USED
My teaching is based on my own personal, classical training from Europe and North America. Whether it's opera, oratorio, musical theater or pop-style singing that is desired, I believe that classical technique is an essential source of proper singing that can be used to train singers of all genres. Just like a piano, flute or violin, your voice is an instrument. The purpose of voice lessons is to help you develop a beautiful and dynamic singing voice and also to teach you to use your voice in a healthy age-appropriate way that will keep you singing for many years to come! As your teacher, I want your lesson to be more than just singing through a few songs. While what specifically happens during a voice lesson can vary greatly from student to student and from week to week, the overall structure of the lessons remains similar. We will always start with some combination of warm-ups for your breath, body, and voice. Just as you wouldn't go running without first stretching and warming up your muscles, you don't want to start singing full songs without first getting your body and voice warmed up. Warm-ups will also introduce you to new techniques for properly using your voice in a healthy and beautiful way. After warm-ups, we will work on songs. Typically, you will sing through the song once, and then we will go through it in small, manageable chunks, applying the techniques from the warm-ups to the songs. During the lesson we will also work on expression and acting. A song isn't just pretty notes—it tells a story. If it's a song from a musical, there's a specific character that sings it. It's your job as a singer to tell the story and to make it fun and exciting for the audience.
LESSON STYLE
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing your students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find what inspires student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. While there's a lot of hard work that goes on during a lesson, voice lessons are lots of fun! As your teacher, I am here to encourage you, support you, and guide you in your vocal studies. I look forward to working with you soon!
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