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Nancy R.
Irvington, New York
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I have extensive experience as a stage actor and teach actors of all ages. I use a natural, holistic approach and am proud to say that my students are almost always the best actors in their performances!
About Nancy R.

I believe in the extraordinary power of music to communicate, to inspire and, often, to heal. That belief underlies all my work. I teach a classical technique that allows for natural, easy and flowing vocal production founded on relaxed, energized breath that allows your voice to soar naturally and comfortably. In addition, I have extensive experience helping my students with all manner of performance anxiety and other issues. I'm kind and patient and want you to shine. My goal is to help you find the power to express through singing your unique self. It doesn't matter whether your voice is professional quality or whether it's even "good" in the conventional sense. It's YOUR voice. It has its own sound and characteristics, its own particular beauty, and the world needs to hear you!  As for myself, I’ve been a classical singer for 30 years and have sung leading soprano roles with the Caramoor Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Britten/Aldeburgh Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, among many others. I also have undergraduate and master's degrees in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music and an undergraduate degree in American history from Brown University. But don't let the fact that I'm an "opera singer" give you the wrong idea. Yes, strict classical training gives me in-depth understanding of how the human voice works, but I love and teach music of all genres. My students include professional opera singers, yes, but also professional and amateur rock and Broadway-style singers, college and conservatory students, teenagers singing in their school musicals, doing All-State chorus, or preparing for NYSSMA, as well as adults who are taking voice for the love of singing, the fun of the challenge and so they can join their local chorus, sound great on karaoke night and hit those high notes in the shower. I tailor my lessons to each singer's particular interests, goals and challenges. Some students thrive with a highly technical approach; some thrive in a less formal, more supportive environment; most singers do best with an approach that mixes the two. The important thing to know is that you will receive lessons that are specifically tailored to you. There's no single template.

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Nancy R.
Irvington, New York
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Involve Your Child in Acting Today with Dedicated Lessons from an Expert
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I have extensive experience as a stage actor and teach actors of all ages. I use a natural, holistic approach and am proud to say that my students are almost always the best actors in their performances!
About Nancy R.

I believe in the extraordinary power of music to communicate, to inspire and, often, to heal. That belief underlies all my work. I teach a classical technique that allows for natural, easy and flowing vocal production founded on relaxed, energized breath that allows your voice to soar naturally and comfortably. In addition, I have extensive experience helping my students with all manner of performance anxiety and other issues. I'm kind and patient and want you to shine. My goal is to help you find the power to express through singing your unique self. It doesn't matter whether your voice is professional quality or whether it's even "good" in the conventional sense. It's YOUR voice. It has its own sound and characteristics, its own particular beauty, and the world needs to hear you!  As for myself, I’ve been a classical singer for 30 years and have sung leading soprano roles with the Caramoor Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Britten/Aldeburgh Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, among many others. I also have undergraduate and master's degrees in vocal performance from the Manhattan School of Music and an undergraduate degree in American history from Brown University. But don't let the fact that I'm an "opera singer" give you the wrong idea. Yes, strict classical training gives me in-depth understanding of how the human voice works, but I love and teach music of all genres. My students include professional opera singers, yes, but also professional and amateur rock and Broadway-style singers, college and conservatory students, teenagers singing in their school musicals, doing All-State chorus, or preparing for NYSSMA, as well as adults who are taking voice for the love of singing, the fun of the challenge and so they can join their local chorus, sound great on karaoke night and hit those high notes in the shower. I tailor my lessons to each singer's particular interests, goals and challenges. Some students thrive with a highly technical approach; some thrive in a less formal, more supportive environment; most singers do best with an approach that mixes the two. The important thing to know is that you will receive lessons that are specifically tailored to you. There's no single template.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

Masters in Music Performance

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Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

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Working with Nancy was absolutely wonderful. She gave my speech challenged child a voice and confidence. Thank you so much!

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Nancy is kind and caring. She really takes the time to get to know you and your voice in order to craft a method that works best for you. I started out with no real experience and a bunch of bad habits, and she has been able to effortlessly work with that. I look forward to my lesson with her every week. I knew the moment I saw her profile that she stood out from the rest. Don't hesitate to give her a try!

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Leading Soprano
Jun 1994 - Aug 1998
Caramoor Music Festival
Leading roles under the baton of Maestro Will Crutchfield singing Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Irene in Tamerlano, Albina in La Donna del Lago, Nerea in Deidameia, Tisbe in Cenerentola, and others.
Leading soprano
Jun 1992 - Aug 1996
Glimmerglass Opera
I sang leading roles with Glimmerglass, one of the leading opera companies in the United States, for four years. Among my roles there were: Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Lady Billows in Britten's comic masterpiece Albert Herring, and Alice in Verdi's masterpiece, Falstaff.
Masters in Music Performance
Sep 1995 - May 1997
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Arts in Voice
Sep 1987 - Jun 1990
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Arts, History
Sep 1983 - May 1987
Brown University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
First Prize
Apr 1990
Oratorio Society of New York
First Place, Serge Koussevitsky Prize
Nov 1989
The Koussevitsky Foundation
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Mar 2007
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.

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N Broadway
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45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$90
75 minutes
$120
90 minutes
$150
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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