421 N. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Future Mick Jaggers and Janis Joplins should check out the Philadelphia School of Rock. For more than a decade, the school has offered weekly private vocal lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. Other programs are geared for kids ages 10 to 18, combining band rehearsals and one-on-one vocal classes to prepare students to rock the stage in front of live audiences. Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne and Roger Daltrey fans may enroll in summer camps designed to refine musical performance while having a blast doing so.
10 Union St.
Medford, NJ 08055
New Jersey School of Music is one of South Jersey’s premier educational facilities for voice. With two schools in close proximity to Philadelphia — one in Medford and the second in Cherry Hill — students can choose from three highly qualified voice instructors. Irish soprano Aedin Larkin covers everything from pop to classical styles, Ildiko Rozs was a member of the Hungarian Opera Chorus for 16 years and Karen Titus has more than 15 years of teaching experience. Lessons include breathing, agility, projection, proper posture, diction and clarity and freedom of tone.
200 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Many music schools around the Philadelphia area offer a variety of instrumental lessons along with vocal classes, but K.E. Querns Langley Bel Canto Vocal Studio strictly concentrates on developing the voice. Voted number one for singing lessons by Thumbtack.com, the studio offers weekly and daily classes to potential Pavarottis. Students are taught the bel canto school of classical singing, an 18th-century Italian operatic style focusing on the perfection of legato, agility, flexible delivery and tones in the higher registers. You may choose to be coached under the tutelage of apprentice instructors or, for an additional fee, by opera virtuoso K.E. Querns Langley himself.
11th and Pine Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dr. Emily Anna Bridges, a classically trained soprano, composer and the founder of La Voce Mia Voice Studio in Center City, has a PhD in music. A voice instructor for almost 10 years, Dr. Bridges teaches private weekly lessons in a holistic style. Her focus is targeted on strengthening breathing, phonation, expanding range and projection and developing healthy and authentic individual sounds. All ages, skill levels and styles are welcome.
16th and Bainbridge Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19043
Cory O’Niell Walker, a professional opera and musical theater performer, offers one-hour lessons based on the bel canto tradition. With a focus on healthy sound, Walker shares his knowledge on breathing, control, vowel formation, resonance and registration. Classes usually begin with warm-ups, followed by vocal exercises and ending with repertoire rehearsals. Each student receives individualized instruction, and Walker is more than happy to help vocalists prepare for a performance or simply improve pitch.