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Lea P.
Somerville, Massachusetts
Learn Superb, Healthy Vocal Technique! - from a working singer with a Masters in Vocal Studies
Good, healthy, sustainable singing comes from technique based in science, anatomy, and informed choices! My largest goal is to help a student understand the sensations they are feeling and build a vocabulary around vocal technique. I believe the key to creating a successful and self-sustaining singer is to allow each student to define their own technical language. I certainly help to shape, guide, and answer questions but the ultimate agency must come from the singer themselves. Furthermore, as we define technique and apply it to repertoire in lessons, I am teaching musicianship, rhythm, pitch control, dynamics, and diction – making each singer a full and well-rounded musician. I am a classically trained mezzo-soprano with an active soloist and ensemble career as well as being a sought-after private voice coach, teaching artist, and conductor. In every performance I am dedicated to emotive musicality, healthy technique, language accuracy, and authentic emotional expression. I bring fastidious attention to details of rhythm, pitch, and musicality, and teach my students to do the same. I teach my students to use participate in conscientious music making-- always striving for the ultimate goal of telling a story and illuminating shared humanity through music and arts.
About Lea P.

As a music director with 10 years of experience working on musicals, conducting choirs, and teaching at the high school and college levels, I can help you prepare your repertoire no matter where you are starting from. Also, as someone who has sat behind the table (and sung in front of it) for hundreds of auditions, I can teach you best practices for comporting yourself, talking to your accompanist, setting your tempo, and everything else you need to know to be successful. My unique set of knowledge as both a working singer and a working music director and accompanist allows me to equip you with everything you need to improve and feel confident as a musician. By using a technique-based approach coupled with musical skills, expressiveness, artistry, and knowledge of proper musical practice and terminology, I will not only teach you but equip you to be your own teacher by make your own educated choices in the future. From my own classical training, soloist career, and the study of vocal anatomy and pedgogy during my 2 degrees in vocal performance, I am an expert on healthy, clear, productive vocal technique. You can expect to learn about your voice's different mechanisms (such as the hard and soft palette, the larynx, the vocal chords) and how you can adjust them to change your sound. For instance, did you know that a classical sound has a higher soft palette, while lowering your soft palette will give you a more speech-like sound that we associate with musical theatre. While that may sound very scientific to some, it is actually empowering and illuminating. By "seeing" your voice, like any other instrumentalist can see their instrument, you will be able to make informed decisions and choices to achieve the exact affect you need for any given piece. With my knowledge I can help you sing in a warm, classical sound or a bright belting musical theatre sound, or a soft whispery singer songwriter sound -- whatever you need.

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Masters of Music in Vocal Studies

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Lea P.
Somerville, Massachusetts
Learn Superb, Healthy Vocal Technique! - from a working singer with a Masters in Vocal Studies
Good, healthy, sustainable singing comes from technique based in science, anatomy, and informed choices! My largest goal is to help a student understand the sensations they are feeling and build a vocabulary around vocal technique. I believe the key to creating a successful and self-sustaining singer is to allow each student to define their own technical language. I certainly help to shape, guide, and answer questions but the ultimate agency must come from the singer themselves. Furthermore, as we define technique and apply it to repertoire in lessons, I am teaching musicianship, rhythm, pitch control, dynamics, and diction – making each singer a full and well-rounded musician. I am a classically trained mezzo-soprano with an active soloist and ensemble career as well as being a sought-after private voice coach, teaching artist, and conductor. In every performance I am dedicated to emotive musicality, healthy technique, language accuracy, and authentic emotional expression. I bring fastidious attention to details of rhythm, pitch, and musicality, and teach my students to do the same. I teach my students to use participate in conscientious music making-- always striving for the ultimate goal of telling a story and illuminating shared humanity through music and arts.
About Lea P.

As a music director with 10 years of experience working on musicals, conducting choirs, and teaching at the high school and college levels, I can help you prepare your repertoire no matter where you are starting from. Also, as someone who has sat behind the table (and sung in front of it) for hundreds of auditions, I can teach you best practices for comporting yourself, talking to your accompanist, setting your tempo, and everything else you need to know to be successful. My unique set of knowledge as both a working singer and a working music director and accompanist allows me to equip you with everything you need to improve and feel confident as a musician. By using a technique-based approach coupled with musical skills, expressiveness, artistry, and knowledge of proper musical practice and terminology, I will not only teach you but equip you to be your own teacher by make your own educated choices in the future. From my own classical training, soloist career, and the study of vocal anatomy and pedgogy during my 2 degrees in vocal performance, I am an expert on healthy, clear, productive vocal technique. You can expect to learn about your voice's different mechanisms (such as the hard and soft palette, the larynx, the vocal chords) and how you can adjust them to change your sound. For instance, did you know that a classical sound has a higher soft palette, while lowering your soft palette will give you a more speech-like sound that we associate with musical theatre. While that may sound very scientific to some, it is actually empowering and illuminating. By "seeing" your voice, like any other instrumentalist can see their instrument, you will be able to make informed decisions and choices to achieve the exact affect you need for any given piece. With my knowledge I can help you sing in a warm, classical sound or a bright belting musical theatre sound, or a soft whispery singer songwriter sound -- whatever you need.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Masters of Music in Vocal Studies

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Teaches ages 13+

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Choir Director
Oct 2021 - Present
Boston Latin Academy
- Artistically lead vocal rehearsals and develop choral skills in singers ages 13 - 18 - Develop curriculum specifically tailored to the unique goals of each student as well as the ensemble - Meticulously curate and arrange music across myriad styles, genres, languages, and themes
Visiting Music Director / Accompanist
Oct 2021 - Present
Bridgewater State University
- Direct all vocal rehearsals, exercises, and one-on-one vocal coaching sessions with college students - Help students in "Performing the Musical," coaching them on musicality, technique, and artistry on stage
Alto Section Leader / Soloist
Sep 2021 - Present
Hancock United Church
- Sing alto line in all repertoire, sing all alto solos, and model expert ensemble singing for choir members 
- Arrange, teach, and conduct select pieces when called upon by the music director
Music Director
Jul 2017 - Present
Greater Boston Stage Company
[for all the following shows] - Directed all vocal rehearsals, exercises, and one-on-one vocal coaching sessions with lead actors
 - Taught full-length score to more than two dozen high school/middle school students - Accompanied all rehearsals, hired 2 other musicians for a 3-person pit, accompanied all performances The Addams Family - 2020 Singin' in the Rain - 2019 Annie - 2019 Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol - 2019 Cabaret - 2017
Private Voice and Piano Teacher
Sep 2014 - Present
Self-Employed
- Coach students in a variety of skills including technique, music theory, sight-reading, and musicianship - Select repertoire and develop curriculum specifically tailored to each students’ unique goals
Music Director -- "Beauty and the Beast"
Feb 2019 - Jul 2019
MetroWest Community Theatre
- Directed all vocal rehearsals, exercises, and one-on-one vocal coaching sessions with lead actors
 - Taught full-length score to more than two dozen performers age 5 - 75 - Accompanied all rehearsals, hired a pit of 7 instrumentalists, and conducted all performances
Youth Choir Music Director
Sep 2018 - Mar 2020
Christ Episcopal Church
- Artistically lead vocal rehearsals and develop choral skills in young singers
 - Arrange spiritual and folk melodies, creating harmonic texture and rhythmic variation - Select thematically-based music for SSAA choir in concert with resident adult choir
Music Directer -- "Into the Woods"
Jan 2017 - May 2017
The Windsor School
- Directed all vocal rehearsals, exercises, and one-on-one vocal coaching sessions with lead actors
 - Taught full-length score to more than two dozen performers age 5 - 75 - Accompanied all rehearsals, hired a pit of 7 instrumentalists, and conducted all performances
Masters of Music in Vocal Studies
Sep 2019 - May 2021
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Bachelors of Arts in Music - Concentration Vocal Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2016
Skidmore College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Lise Waxer Prize
May 2016
The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology
Ensign Darling Vocal Fellow
Mar 2011
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

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Classical Voice
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Powder House Blvd. #
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
$44
45 minutes
$53
60 minutes
$62
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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