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Kelly M Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Voice, Flute, Music
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Marching Band

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Kelly M Teaches Online
Instruments: Voice, Flute, Music
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Bachelor Degree: New York University, Master Degree: Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
Awards:

Outstanding Achievement and Citizenship Award at New York University

Founder's Day Award at New York Universtiy

Dean's List at New York University

Overview:

I'm a coloratura soprano who currently resides near New York City. With a strong emphasis on vocal technique, I teach voice in my private studio or at The County College of Morris, where I serve as an adjunct faculty member. Some of my previously staged operatic and musical theater roles include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Angelina (Trial by Jury), Le rossignol (L'enfant et les sortileges), Soeur Gerald (Dialogues des Carmelites), The Shepherdess (Venus and Adonis), Christine in the New Jersey collegiate premier of The Phantom of the Opera, Lily (The Secret Garden), Cinderella (Into the Woods), Cosette (Les Miserables), and Cinderella (Cinderella). With an intense focus on character study, I've performed lecture recitals and partial roles of Baby Doe (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Blondchen (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) and Musetta (La Boheme). I've performed these roles and in concert at stages like Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center, NJ PAC, Provincetown Playhouse, Frederick Loewe Theater, MPAC and Roxbury PAC. I attended NYU, earning a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance. Also, I hold a Master's Degree in Music with a specialty in Opera Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and served as an artist for the International Vocal Arts Institute of NYC, working closely with professionals at the Metropolitan Opera. I’ve been singing all my life, and I’ve honed in on the art of using your voice to communicate through song.In performance, I love communicating with an audience and bringing them in to my character’s circumstance on stage. In teaching, I strive to take my students on this journey of discovery so they can find their own communicative language to convey. Current member of: -Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA) -National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

EXPERIENCE

I am a vocal teacher and coach who specializes in classical voice techniques and singing for musical theater for the past 4 years. I serve as an Adjunct Faculty member at The County College of Morris where I teach voice lessons in private and group settings. In my lessons, I focus on helping students understand how to prepare a character and a situation for every song they sing while paying close attention to phrasing, diction, breath support, and musicality. I teach all ages and have been successfully teaching online for the past year. I also teach acting lessons and coach monologues for musical theater. I have tutored in college-level music theory and music history. While I was pursuing my B.A at NYU, I performed in leading roles in operas such as Le Nozze di Figaro while continuing to perform in musical theater productions such as You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at local theaters. As I pursued my Master’s degree at Rutgers University, I took private lessons from Grammy-winning opera singers such as Eduardo Chama, all while continuing to sing and perform locally. My education in music has taught me to value the relationship between instructor and student, as I know that I learned best when I felt that my instructor was committed to my improvement as a singer. I've served as musical director for multiple theaters in New Jersey in performances of Into The Woods, South Pacific, and Cabaret.

METHODS USED

I am passionate about connecting students to their own unique voice through discovering the relationship between the body, the brain, vocal discipline, and personal expression. I work on creating a resonant and freely produced sound throughout all the registers. My goal is to promote healthy vocal technique while having full engagement in a song. I believe that singing is not only learning the right notes and words while delivering a lovely sound: singing is conveying your emotion, your engagement, and your character’s situation to the audience. Once your voice is lined up with great technique, your “own” true voice will begin to surface with an increased vocal range, resonance, and heightened flexibility between notes. We will explore who YOU are as a singer and discover what repertoire works best for you. I structure warmups and learning vocal technique through classic vocal methods such as; Vaccai, Marchesi, and Garcia. I also emphasize working through the actor’s process, so you can fully prepare you for any audition or performance.

LESSON STYLE

My students and I talk about their long-term goals from our first lesson. I always ensure that they can see the big picture that I can see, and our lessons are never only about improving the song or scene that they are working on in the lesson. I try to help my students see the connection between improving their performance techniques and preparation practices and their long-term improvement as a performer. By emphasizing this aspect of our lessons, I believe that my students are able to focus both on what is in front of them for that week and the goals that we want to achieve together in the future.

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Justine Barbara

5

I had never really connected with a voice teacher until I met Kelly. I feel, for the first time, like someone is speaking my language. I understand my voice now as my own, instead of what a teacher tells me I should sound like, or trying to fit into a sound or measure up to an idea in my head. It feels like I'm uncovering the voice that I have inside, but have never heard until now!

Review posted on Feb 22, 2021

Ellen Boyd

5

Kelly is a phenomenal teacher. Her strength lies in her technical articulateness combined with her understanding and patience for my process as a student. I always feel comfortable with her, especially since I know that she is a working actress/singer herself. She knows how to incorporate instruction on relieving tension, acting a song, having fun....basically you name it, she knows how to do it! Kelly puts me at ease even when I am cracking, yet I trust her to tell me the truth when I need it. I recommend her ten times over.

Review posted on Feb 22, 2021

Robin Lee

5

Kelly’s solid teaching methods are informed by her varied experiences as a gifted performing artist as well as her ability to clearly communicate. As a result, I have seen significant improvements in my singing technique and increased confidence in my vocal performances!

Review posted on Feb 22, 2021

Kyle Miler

5

Thank you so much for being such patient, a great vocal coach and person! I really appreciate that you take a lot of time at every lesson to be sure that I understand everything, even if every lesson went over far beyond the 60 minutes, and of course taking time between the lessons when I have questions. Every lesson is a real experience and I know you enjoy every lesson as much as I do!

Review posted on Feb 19, 2021
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