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Allison P.
Portage, Michigan
Learn how to sing from an opera singer with 10 years experience!
Hello! I am a professional singer, teacher, and collaborative musician based in Kalamazoo, MI. I teach students of all ages, focusing on a holistic approach to each individual's unique instrument. I studied at the University of Michigan, first receiving a music teaching degree, and later a Master's degree in opera performance. Since then, I've helped many students find confidence and beauty in their voices while developing music theory and storytelling skills. One of my favorite things to do is dig into song texts and scores to find deeper meaning in the music. I aim to cultivate this same emotional connection to music with all of my students. I am experienced with singing in many different languages, including French, German, Italian, Czech, and Latin.
About Allison P.

Hello! I am a professional singer, music teacher, and collaborative musician based in Kalamazoo, MI. I received a music teaching degree, and later a Master's degree in opera performance at the University of Michigan. Although I trained as an opera singer, I perform and teach many styles of music, including musical theatre and folk. I teach students of all ages, focusing on a holistic approach to each individual's unique instrument. Over time, I've come to realize that learning how to sing starts with breaking down physical and mental barriers that inhibit a free, natural sound. Most of my technical work with students begins with this premise, finding those barriers and tackling them together. Examples of barriers may include tension in the neck muscles, tension in the core that inhibits breathing, fear of the sound that will come out, and many more. My students are often amazed at how quickly their voices change once we remove a barrier. For all students, I put an emphasis on storytelling, which I consider to be just as important as the music itself. Storytelling is why we sing; it gives our voices purpose and helps us communicate to others. Working on storytelling can look like analyzing the text of a song, brainstorming feelings and ideas of the character, and finding relevant experiences in your own life to bring to the song.

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Teaching since 2012

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Master of Music in Vocal Performance (Opera)

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Teaches ages 5+

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Allison P.
Portage, Michigan
Learn how to sing from an opera singer with 10 years experience!
Hello! I am a professional singer, teacher, and collaborative musician based in Kalamazoo, MI. I teach students of all ages, focusing on a holistic approach to each individual's unique instrument. I studied at the University of Michigan, first receiving a music teaching degree, and later a Master's degree in opera performance. Since then, I've helped many students find confidence and beauty in their voices while developing music theory and storytelling skills. One of my favorite things to do is dig into song texts and scores to find deeper meaning in the music. I aim to cultivate this same emotional connection to music with all of my students. I am experienced with singing in many different languages, including French, German, Italian, Czech, and Latin.
About Allison P.

Hello! I am a professional singer, music teacher, and collaborative musician based in Kalamazoo, MI. I received a music teaching degree, and later a Master's degree in opera performance at the University of Michigan. Although I trained as an opera singer, I perform and teach many styles of music, including musical theatre and folk. I teach students of all ages, focusing on a holistic approach to each individual's unique instrument. Over time, I've come to realize that learning how to sing starts with breaking down physical and mental barriers that inhibit a free, natural sound. Most of my technical work with students begins with this premise, finding those barriers and tackling them together. Examples of barriers may include tension in the neck muscles, tension in the core that inhibits breathing, fear of the sound that will come out, and many more. My students are often amazed at how quickly their voices change once we remove a barrier. For all students, I put an emphasis on storytelling, which I consider to be just as important as the music itself. Storytelling is why we sing; it gives our voices purpose and helps us communicate to others. Working on storytelling can look like analyzing the text of a song, brainstorming feelings and ideas of the character, and finding relevant experiences in your own life to bring to the song.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Master of Music in Vocal Performance (Opera)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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Private and Group Voice Teacher
Nov 2020 - Present
Kalamazoo Music School
Folk Opera Premier: "Michigan Trees"
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019
Fifth Wall Performing Arts
Premiered a brand new opera in New York City with Grey Grant, composer and performer. Played "Orna, as she sees herself."
Songfest Professional Program
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Songfest
Master of Music in Vocal Performance (Opera)
Jan 2016 - May 2019
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with Teaching Certification
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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Instructor details
Singing
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$57
45 minutes
$82
60 minutes
$107
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30