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Anne C.
Columbia, Maryland
Learn singing from a teacher with over 30 yrs.experience & training in Contemporary Commercial Music
After teaching Classical Technique for 27 years, I sought training in Techniques for Contemporary Commercial Music. It opened a whole new world to me and my students who wanted to learn Musical Theater and Pop styles. I continue to study the latest information and research as advancements in pedagogy occur.
About Anne C.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to sing. From the age of 7, my Dad and I would make music together on Sunday mornings. He played the piano and I sang old songs from yesteryear. As I grew older, my passion turned to acting. This led to performing in Community Theater and Dinner Theater, both musicals and straight acting. I wound up majoring in Voice and decided to teach with the help and encouragement of my college voice teacher. Teaching has brought me great joy through the years as I follow the careers of some of my students as they pursued professional careers. I'm anxious to share my joy with you! Have you ever wondered how the voice works? Why can we make a variety of sounds, both in singing and in speech? What about people who do cartoon voices? A very curious classical singer, named Jo Estill wondered about this, too. After many years of voice lessons no one could answer these questions, so she decided to start investigating for herself. She started with an x-ray of her larynx while singing different sound qualities. She discovered that the vocal instrument took on different positions for different qualities of tone. She thought about it and began to wonder if each component of the vocal instrument could be moved in isolation and she set forth to develop an approach to singing based on scientific principles. Thus started a 30+ year quest to discover a way to train the muscles of the larynx and mouth. 
The study of Estill Voice Craft begins with learning the anatomy and physiology of the larynx, the mouth, pharynx, head, neck and torso. As you learn this, you will also explore the variety of positions each area can assume and how it effects the tone. These positions came to be called “Compulsory Figures For Voice Control.” Jo based her concept on how ice skaters and gymnasts must learn certain specific moves which are then grouped to create a routine. 

In Level One, you learn to control the structures of the larynx, the vocal tract and the support structures, one at a time, in order to develop muscle memory and the ability to change postures at will. This is the Craft. 

In Level Two, these elements of voice control are pieced together to form 6 different basic voice qualities: Speech/modal, falsetto, sob, nasal and oral twang, opera and belt. It takes time and lots of practice to become proficient in Estill Voice Craft but once you have it programmed into muscle memory, you have access to many different vocal styles and tone color. Then Artistry can begin and eventually, Performance Magic!!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1976

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Bachelor's Music (Voice)

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Teaches ages 10+

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Anne C.
Columbia, Maryland
Learn singing from a teacher with over 30 yrs.experience & training in Contemporary Commercial Music
After teaching Classical Technique for 27 years, I sought training in Techniques for Contemporary Commercial Music. It opened a whole new world to me and my students who wanted to learn Musical Theater and Pop styles. I continue to study the latest information and research as advancements in pedagogy occur.
About Anne C.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to sing. From the age of 7, my Dad and I would make music together on Sunday mornings. He played the piano and I sang old songs from yesteryear. As I grew older, my passion turned to acting. This led to performing in Community Theater and Dinner Theater, both musicals and straight acting. I wound up majoring in Voice and decided to teach with the help and encouragement of my college voice teacher. Teaching has brought me great joy through the years as I follow the careers of some of my students as they pursued professional careers. I'm anxious to share my joy with you! Have you ever wondered how the voice works? Why can we make a variety of sounds, both in singing and in speech? What about people who do cartoon voices? A very curious classical singer, named Jo Estill wondered about this, too. After many years of voice lessons no one could answer these questions, so she decided to start investigating for herself. She started with an x-ray of her larynx while singing different sound qualities. She discovered that the vocal instrument took on different positions for different qualities of tone. She thought about it and began to wonder if each component of the vocal instrument could be moved in isolation and she set forth to develop an approach to singing based on scientific principles. Thus started a 30+ year quest to discover a way to train the muscles of the larynx and mouth. 
The study of Estill Voice Craft begins with learning the anatomy and physiology of the larynx, the mouth, pharynx, head, neck and torso. As you learn this, you will also explore the variety of positions each area can assume and how it effects the tone. These positions came to be called “Compulsory Figures For Voice Control.” Jo based her concept on how ice skaters and gymnasts must learn certain specific moves which are then grouped to create a routine. 

In Level One, you learn to control the structures of the larynx, the vocal tract and the support structures, one at a time, in order to develop muscle memory and the ability to change postures at will. This is the Craft. 

In Level Two, these elements of voice control are pieced together to form 6 different basic voice qualities: Speech/modal, falsetto, sob, nasal and oral twang, opera and belt. It takes time and lots of practice to become proficient in Estill Voice Craft but once you have it programmed into muscle memory, you have access to many different vocal styles and tone color. Then Artistry can begin and eventually, Performance Magic!!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1976

Education

Bachelor's Music (Voice)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

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Anne was a wonderful teacher who help my voice blossom and grow. Her techniques provided a great foundation to continue learning well beyond her lessons. She was always happy to help me explore new genres of music and song. I very much enjoyed my experience with her.

Posted Jan 3, 2022
Bachelor's Music (Voice)
Sep 1975 - Jun 1983
UMBC
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certification in Estill Voice Craft
Jul 2002
Estill Voice International
Voice technique based on Science and Anatomy of the Vocal Instrument and the ability to control each element of the instrument then piece them together to achieve 6 vocal qualities. Applicable to all genres of music.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2022
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
New York Singing Teachers Association
Jan 2021
NYSTA strives to provide voice professionals, both locally and globally, with the tools and inspiration needed for an increasingly informed and creative pedagogy. Immense advances in voice science, neurology, psychology, education theory, medicine, and mind/body healing offer new information and techniques from which voice teachers can draw. By making these resources accessible to our members, we foster twenty-first-century pedagogy, rooted in the great traditions of the past, incorporating the new knowledge of our time.
New York State Music Teachers Association
Jan 2020
NYSMTA is dedicated to furthering the art of music and promoting the growth and professional development of its members. It seeks to enhance the educational and performance expertise in all areas of music teaching, including performance, pedagogy, theory, and composition. In addition to the Annual Conference, Local Associations throughout the state sponsor musical and educational events of specific interest to those in their communities.
Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2013
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
SAG-AFTRA
Mar 2012
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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Instructor details
Singing
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Mellenbrook RD
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
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30