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Ted D.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Learn to sing the right way! Build your voice with an expert teacher with 15+ years of experience
I have a simple, no-nonsense approach to vocal training based on how the voice is designed to work. In a casual and friendly atmosphere, I help students build the vocal strength and coordination necessary to sing efficiently, using principles and exercises learned through over a decade of intensive vocal study in NYC. Please be advised that I expect students to learn their music on their own (although I'll certainly give you some learning strategies, help with tricky passages, etc.). If you are looking for someone to "teach you the notes," I'm probably not who you're looking for. But, if you want to learn how to sing well and are willing to put in the work, I'd love to help you achieve your goals!
About Ted D.

My name is Ted D. and I have been teaching private lessons in both guitar and voice for over a decade. I began playing guitar at age eleven and continued into college, where I majored in guitar performance. While in college I began studying voice seriously, adding a vocal performance major to my degree. I moved to New York City for additional vocal training, and sang leading roles in many opera productions in the NY/NJ area. I currently serve as Director of Music and Worship at HOPE Presbyterian Church in North Raleigh, and my performance experience ranges from playing and singing in rock bands and as a solo acoustic act to performing in opera houses and concert halls with symphony orchestras. Whether teaching guitar or voice, I focus on developing proper and efficient technique with my students that enables them to perform in a wide range of styles and performance venues.

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Ted D.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Learn to sing the right way! Build your voice with an expert teacher with 15+ years of experience
I have a simple, no-nonsense approach to vocal training based on how the voice is designed to work. In a casual and friendly atmosphere, I help students build the vocal strength and coordination necessary to sing efficiently, using principles and exercises learned through over a decade of intensive vocal study in NYC. Please be advised that I expect students to learn their music on their own (although I'll certainly give you some learning strategies, help with tricky passages, etc.). If you are looking for someone to "teach you the notes," I'm probably not who you're looking for. But, if you want to learn how to sing well and are willing to put in the work, I'd love to help you achieve your goals!
About Ted D.

My name is Ted D. and I have been teaching private lessons in both guitar and voice for over a decade. I began playing guitar at age eleven and continued into college, where I majored in guitar performance. While in college I began studying voice seriously, adding a vocal performance major to my degree. I moved to New York City for additional vocal training, and sang leading roles in many opera productions in the NY/NJ area. I currently serve as Director of Music and Worship at HOPE Presbyterian Church in North Raleigh, and my performance experience ranges from playing and singing in rock bands and as a solo acoustic act to performing in opera houses and concert halls with symphony orchestras. Whether teaching guitar or voice, I focus on developing proper and efficient technique with my students that enables them to perform in a wide range of styles and performance venues.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

MA Musicology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Has background check

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Ted has helped me more in just a few short months of lessons than all the other teachers I've had in the past. My confidence has soared. My voice is stronger and my range is growing. I highly recommend Ted to anyone trying to improve their singing voice. I just can't say enough good things about him.

Posted Nov 19, 2021
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Ted is an absolutely phenomenal instructor and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to strengthen their vocal abilities. I’ve been singing my whole life and have been the lead singer in a band for 2 years, but had never had any technical training. Over the course of 8 lessons, my range has drastically increased, and my voice sounds clearer, stronger, and more professional. Aside from being a wonderful teacher, Ted is patient, kind, funny, knowledgeable, and made me feel very at ease. I definitely plan on taking more lessons with him in the future!

Posted Nov 17, 2021
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I could not speak more highly of Ted as both an instructor and person. I started voice lessons with very little confidence & musical knowledge, and in just a few months of working with Ted have become MUCH more confident and skilled as a singer/performer. Ted is professional, patient, informative, humorous, encouraging, and most of all passionate about helping students reach their musical goals. I would highly recommend Ted for singers seeking professional careers in voice, as well as people simply wanting to improve their voice and boost their confidence.

Posted Aug 3, 2021
Director of Music and Worship
Jan 2017 - Present
Hope Church, Raleigh
MA Musicology
Sep 2002 - May 2004
City University of New York
BA Music Performance
Sep 1987 - Dec 1992
Towson University

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Instructor details
Opera Voice
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Lemon Springs Ct
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
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30