In Home and Studio Lessons
1/2 hr, 45 min and 1 hr lessons
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In-Home throughout Philadelphia and the Main Line
Fishtown and South Philly Studio Lessons
All ages and skill levels
Classical, Opera, Musical Theater
Jazz, Pop, Blues, R&B
Theory, Reading and Technique
Schedule Voice Lessons
About Our Voice Teachers
A trained voice teacher is an invaluable tool for singers of all levels, and we have some amazing teachers who can provide a solid technical basis and bring out your innate musicality. Our voice teachers are all familiar with teaching foundational vocal technique, necessary for healthy production of sound, and can help students at a variety of levels bring their singing to the next level and beyond. We have teachers trained in a variety of styles, including opera/classical, musical theater, jazz, blues, soul, rock, pop and more. They are equipped to help students of all levels develop healthy breathing, solid tone, and accurate intonation, and then to develop musicality and expressivity. We will work with you to determine what your needs and goals are, and use that information to pair you with one of our teachers for lessons in the studio or your home. We offer a half-price trial lesson so that you can see whether or not a teacher is a good fit for you! View our teachers and their bios below to see what we have to offer.
For more information on vocal coaching at beginner to advanced levels, you can read our teacher, Kristen Seikaly’s article:
Lessons for Children
Because of the nature of the voice as a growing and changing instrument, we only teach voice lessons to ages 10 and up. For children younger than 10, we suggest beginning with piano with an emphasis on singing. This allows children to develop their understanding of music without putting unnecessary strain on a young voice. Many of the beginner piano songs and books even have words to sing along! A good deal of our piano teachers also have a background in various styles of singing. You can view our piano teachers and their bios here.
Read about our voice teachers below:
I am a jazz vocalist and songwriter based in the city of Philadelphia. I graduated from Temple University with a B.M. in Jazz Performance. While at Temple, I was the featured vocalist with the Temple University Big Band, led by Terell Stafford, for two years. I have been teaching private voice and beginner piano lessons since I graduated from college. For my voice students, I like to include a mix of vocal technique, sight reading and theory, and repertoire. - Read More About Laura
I teach voice and piano. Music has held an important place in my life for as long as I can remember. I started singing at a very young age, and piano soon followed. I studied Vocal Performance and I specialize in Jazz, Rock, Blues, Indie, and Pop. When teaching, I believe that learning classical technique is very important no matter what genre you are looking to sing. In my lessons I hope to help my students find the strengths in their own individual voices, and build up their musicianship skills as well. I want my students to grow as confident musicians. - Read More About Enrica
I teach Voice and Piano. Melanie Ashe is a graduate of The University of the Arts with a major in Vocal Performance and a minor in Music Education and Musical Theatre. At The University of the Arts, Melanie studied jazz, classical, musical theatre, and contemporary vocal technique. She was a member of Rock Ensemble, Octonics, Jazz Singers and the University Chorus.
Melanie has been teaching voice, piano and theory lessons around the South Jersey area for three years. She specializes in vocal technique, vocal health, and audition preparation. She hopes to continue sharing her love of music with many more students. Read more about Melanie
I teach Trumpet, Piano, Voice. Born and raised in Albany, New York, I started playing piano lessons at the age of seven and picked up the trumpet just a few years later. Growing up in a family that loved to listen to jazz, I decided to follow my other brother's footsteps and join my high school jazz band. Quickly learning the ways of the music, I started to make a name for myself joining groups such as the Empire State Youth Jazz Orchestra, New York's All-State Jazz Ensemble, the NAfME All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble, the Skidmore Jazz Institute and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Summer Jazz Academy under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.
I'm a graduate of Temple University's Jazz Studies program with a concentration in Trumpet, under the direction of Terell Stafford. I currently reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where I play trumpet and sing in performances as well as give private trumpet, piano and voice lessons. - Read More About John
I teach voice
. I am a Midwesterner with a passion for singing! Prior to moving to Philly to begin the Master of Music Therapy program at Temple University, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, where I studied classical vocal technique. I'm excited to have the opportunity to empower students throughout Philly by giving them the tools they need to accomplish their musical goals! - Read More About Hannah
I teach voice
. I've been singing since a very young age, and loved being part of my church choir growing up. At 18, I recorded my first solo album, Echoes of Ireland
. I studied Vocal Performance at Marywood University and then moved to Philadelphia to pursue further studies in opera performance. I am a cantor and section leader at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul. I am an active performer and have worked with many companies in the Philadelphia area, including: OperaDelaware, Poor Richard's Opera, Russian Opera Workshop, Delaware Valley Opera Company, and Delaware ChoralArts. The foundation of my teaching is always breath management, body awareness and tension reduction, as well as musicianship. I try to arm my students with a "toolbox," foundational techniques and exercises they can come back to if they're struggling with a note or phrase, whether they're singing Broadway, rock, opera, etc. I make sure students understand the purpose of exercises and how they relate to what they're singing. Overall, I aim to help my students find their "voice" in a healthy, tension-free way. - Read More About Marcelle
I teach Voice
, and Violin
. I grew up playing the violin and the piano, and played in school orchestras through high school. I then began to play the guitar and really started focusing on my voice and songwriting. I went to college at Berklee College of Music for Violin Performance and there learned Jazz and Blues styles on Violin. I began to gravitate more towards Rock and Blues styles and became more and more interested in being a singer-songwriter. I teach all ages, and love focusing on Rock, Pop, and Blues styles. Many of my vocal students also play guitar, so we work on coordination between playing and singing at the same time and even songwriting. My teaching style for vocals has a strong focus on finding your voice in chest and mix voices, learning how to project and belt and achieve a full body sound. I love to instill a strong sense of technique, feel, and confidence in my students, and most importantly I want them to have fun! Music lessons are about learning, obtaining goals, and gaining confidence in yourself. I strive to make all of my students well rounded musicians, encourage creativity and live performance, and help to start their musical journey in the most positive and encouraging way possible. - Read More About Stef
I teach piano, voice, and clarinet. I am a pianist, accompanist, and teacher that graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Montclair State University. I’ve been blessed with incredible mentors and teachers my whole life, and I owe my success to them, and that’s one of the main reasons why I teach. After years as a student of several music education programs within Essex County, I moved on to teaching private lessons for all ages and all styles. I have performed throughout Northern New Jersey and New York, including Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall. Now, after moving to Philadelphia, I intend to build my reputation among the educators and collaborators and continue my own education and artistry in music. - Read More About Matt
I am a professional singer/songwriter originally from Los Angeles currently residing in Philadelphia. I graduated from The University of the Arts in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. In addition to songwriting, I also specialize in singing Jazz, Pop, Indie, Classical, Rock, and Musical Theater. I have over 15 years of vocal experience, and over 6 years of teaching private instruction in voice, songwriting, guitar, piano, percussion, and ukulele. I also have experience teaching music in group environments, using collaborative and creative approaches. I have had the pleasure of performing at Carnegie Hall, The Sidney Opera House, Preservation Hall, The Kimmel Center, and various venues throughout Los Angeles, such as House of Blues, The Hotel Cafe, The Viper Room, Molly Malone's and more. I recently won a 3 month long vocal competition in Philadelphia, entitled, Songbird: Search for Philly’s Best Singer. When teaching, my approach is to focus on the student’s needs and reach goals that he or she is focused on. I gear lessons towards broadening the student’s mind, and am open to all forms of creating art. I currently teach group music classes, voice for all levels, and piano and guitar (beginner/intermediate levels).
-Read More About Keely
I teach cello
. I grew up taking piano, cello and voice lessons, writing songs and teaching myself to play guitar, which I ended up majoring in at the Berklee College of Music. My passion in music lies in singing and songwriting and I’m very happy to incorporate songwriting into lessons. I’ve taken lessons in traditional classical settings and in much more creative/informal ways. Similarly, I’ve played in a wide variety of styles and settings, from classical music in orchestras to punk music in rock bands. Because my experience with music was partially very traditional and partially self-motivated and based on intuition, I like to make sure I connect with students in the way they learn best. Some people like to learn the theory and see the sheet music, some people prefer to listen, improvise and experiment. There’s no wrong way to learn to play, as long as you’re practicing with the kind of technique that keeps your body healthy! In addition to teaching, you can find me around Philly playing with several bands, including my original project Ellen Siberian Tiger, Mother Moses, Two Girls and Manic Pixi. - Read More About Ellen
I teach voice, beginning/intermediate piano and oboe. I have been a student of music for my whole life. I played oboe and piano growing up, but have always been a choir nerd at heart. I received my BA in vocal music from Westminster Choir College in 2007 and and am currently at Temple University working on my MM in Music Education plus teacher certification. I have a special interest in later elementary and middle school choir. I have taught small group and private lessons since my undergrad. My goal as a teacher is to give my students the skills they need to become to become life-long musicians. I work with each student’s individual interests and needs to help them get the most out of their lessons. For voice, I start with the basics of learning healthy breathing and posture to help with any style of singing from classical to rock. For all my students I work on rhythm and tonal exercises to help develop musicianship and listening skills. In addition to teaching, I direct a youth choir at a local church, sing in two Philadelphia based choirs, and perform original music on guitar, piano and banjo. Schedule a Lesson
I teach bass, guitar, piano, drums, and voice. I grew up in a musical household taking piano lessons from my mother, jamming on drums with my father in the basement, and writing songs with my younger sister. At 13 I discovered my love for bass guitar and enrolled in the Uptown Music Collective in Williamsport, PA. I attended Berklee College of Music where I graduated with a BA in bass performance and music education in 2014. Currently, I play bass and sing backup vocals for Philly-based indie rock bands Ellen Siberian Tiger and Mother Moses and for Boston-based Bengali Pop singer Prithwiraj Choudhury. - Learn More About Collin