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Top Voice Lessons In Philadelphia

April 18, 2013 7:00 AM

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Most people love to sing. But while some have the voice of an angel, others think “key” is just a jagged piece of metal that starts a car. Whether you are a professional singer, amateur or just enjoy belting out a tune in the shower, vocal lessons can take your voice to the next level. If you’re singing the blues about where to find a first-class vocal teacher, look no further. These are the top places for voice lessons in the Philadelphia area.
Philadelphia School Of Rock

421 N. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 639-4007
www.philadelphia.schoolofrock.com

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.

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New Jersey School Of Music
10 Union St.
Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 654-0060
www.njschoolofmusic.com

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.

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K.E. Querns Langley Bel Canto Vocal Studio
200 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(856) 503-7228
www.belcantovocalstudio.co.uk

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.

La Voce Mia Voice Studio
11th and Pine Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(252) 862-3642
phillyvoicelessons.com

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.

Cory O’Niell Walker Vocal Studio

16th and Bainbridge Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19043
(267) 888-6225
www.coryoniellwalkervocalstudio.com

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.

Susan DeFeo has been a professional writer since 1997. She served as a community events columnist for New Jersey’s “Cape May County Herald” for more than a decade. A writer for numerous online publications, Susan has covered health, fitness, beauty and travel, all subjects that are near and dear to her as a married mother of seven children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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