New Jersey


Janet Santmann
Belle Mead, NJ
Website: www.learningmusician.com/janetsantmann
Email: janetsantmann@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Working with motivated adult and teen singers to improve vocal function, build solid singing technique, and develop artistic expression that is authentic and unique to each individual singer.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock
Education: Master of Music in Voice Performance, California State University; Bachelor of Music Education, Lamont School Of Music; Advanced Studies in London, New York, Vienna, Austria; Apprentice Artist Program, Santa Fe Opera; Level III Certification, Somatic Voicework™; The LoVetri Method
Memberships/Affiliations: National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Somatic Voicework Teachers Association

My teaching is based upon cutting-edge voice science as well as time-honored traditions of the great Italian bel canto singing masters. The common thread in both is an understanding of the physiology of the voice, and an application of individually tailored, methodical training to improve vocal function. The result: as the voice steadily increases in strength, coordination, freedom, clarity, flexibility, and beauty, the singer develops a greater capacity for artistic expression.

Regardless of your preferred style of music, your voice is governed by natural, physiological principles. Building a solid, healthy technique based upon these principles contributes to a long singing career--my own vocal longevity attests to this!

I enjoyed a career as an opera singer that spanned over two decades and took me to many different performing venues across the United States and Europe. I have also performed other styles of music, including rock, folk, and Broadway. I have received critical acclaim and won numerous awards and honors for my singing. At this season in my life, my greatest joy in music comes from working with my students to develop their vocal and artistic potential to the fullest.


Susan Glanzberg
Berkeley Heights, NJ Phone: 908-553-7854
Email: glanzberg@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Vocal technique for classical and musical theatre, Beginners to advanced. All voice types. Expert Linguist. Excellent diction coach in 5 languages. French, German, Italian, Dutch and English. Audition preparation for colleges and general auditions. Dramatic Interpretation. As a trained speech pathologist with an intimate knowledge of the performing aspects of the vocal mechanism I bring a scientific and performance approach to the art of singing.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: MA Operatic Performance, Royal Conservatory of Music, The Hague, The Netherlands, BA Indiana University Vocal Performance, Stuttgart Hochschule fur Musik- Full Scholarship post graduate studies, MA Kean University Speech Pathology
Memberships/Affiliations: ASHA, NJSSHA, Special Interest Division 10 Voice, The Voice Foundation.

Susan Glanzberg has garnered critical acclaim for her "rich and warm timbre, solid technique and incredible vocal stamina" - The Neuer Merker, Opera in Vienna and the World - Redaktion Stuttgart. Following a series of operatic concerts with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra performed in the Stuttgart Liederhalle, the Baden Baden Kurhaus and the Bavarian National Opera House critics hailed Ms. Glanzberg as a "singer personality with extraordinary stage presence... an enormous vocal range... the arias appeared technically effortless and were sung with high musical intelligence." -Badisches Tagblatt.

Ms. Glanzberg was a finalist in the Cristina Deutekom International Vocal Competition of The Netherlands, the Münchner Singschule (as part of the Münchner Festspiele) and the International Opera Academy Stuttgart where she was personally chosen by Birgit Nilsson to perform in a variety of operatic concerts throughout Germany. Ms. Glanzberg has maintained an active vocal studio in the Watchung/ Berkeley Heights area for over twenty years and is currently accepting new students. Additionally she is a licensed speech-language pathologist where she works with adults and children in the areas of language disorders, articulation, apraxia and voice disorders. Ms. Glanzberg is also active in accent reduction therapy and has a thriving practice in executive speech coaching and public speaking.


Dana Calitri
Bloomfield, NJ
Website: Danacalitri.com
Phone: 917-880-8058
Email: divasongs@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Artist Development Coach ~ Pop/Rock/R&B/Country ~ Songwriting ~ Production
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: Brown University, Manhattan School of Music
Memberships/Affiliations: NARAS, SAG, AFTRA, New York Singing Teachers Association

Dana's students are recording artists, Broadway performers, aspiring singer/songwriters and those who simply love to sing! A multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter, Dana is in a unique position to mentor her students. She offers training in vocal technique, musicianship, songwriting, recording skills and career development. Her students are taught the fundamentals of health singing and how to protect their voices while preserving their own distinctive sound.


Rae Gabrielle de la Cretaz
Caldwell, NJ
40 Espy Road
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Website: www.claim-your-voice.com
Phone: 973-226-0328
Email: rgdelacretaz@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Keeping the voice healthy
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: BA Oberlin College

I've performed and taught singing for over 40 years and loved every minute of it. While my background is classical, the voice is a tool that needs to be used well and kept healthy. That's what I teach. Then you can sing any style you want. I love everything from jazz, to Broadway, and R&B. I'm delighted when my students bring me songs I've never heard and we make them better than they knew possible.

Whether you want to perform for crowds, sing on pitch and read well enough to join your choir, or just have a nagging belief that you might sound better in your shower, the human voice is a beautiful gift to us all. My joy is to help you find it. I teach in my home and on Skype. I have a Facebook page all about singing: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Claim-Your-Voice/267184956721641


Julie Susi
Cherry Hill, NJ
Website: www.shiningstarmusicstudio.com
Phone: 315-542-2813
Email: julie.susi@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Voice Performance specializing in classical and musical theatre technique
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance, Masters in progress
Memberships/Affiliations: NATS, MTNA

Music engages us deeply in the intellectual, spiritual, creative, scientific, and philosophical facets of life. Our mission is to create a fun and supportive learning environment that enriches students of all ages. We strive to facilitate student confidence through productive and healthy performance technique, knowledge of music history, tailoring lessons to suit each students' unique learning style, exploring the depths of different musical interests, and understanding the value of our hard work, self-discipline, and patience with each goal that we set.


Erik Geisen
Clifton, NJ
Website: Plop-Stop.com
Phone: 917-539-9707
Email: waynerik1@aol.com

Expertise/Specialty: Expertise in vocal building and rehabilition of the disrupted singing or speaking voice.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock
Education: Queens College NYC, Pivate vocal studies NYC, Vocal Arts Foundation NYC Extensive private training in acting, professional acting career
Memberships/Affiliations: Member National Teachers for Singing (NATS), Actor's Equity Association

The singing voice works under exact laws of nature regarding breath, relaxed laryngal freedom, brilliance and strength of clarity, and has the ability to have a wide range of over two octaves. The blending of registers is essential in development. Building the vocal mechinism is essential. I offer extensive coaching in a wide range of singing styles and I pay close attention to the expression of each individual artist and genre of music. I have many students working in musical theater, opera, television and the contemporary music recording industry. My teaching abilities have been developed over a period of 45 years as a pedagogue of singing and acting.

Among my performing credits I had an acting career on Broadway as well an international operatic career singing lead tenor roles in productions under the leadership of Herbert von Karajan (Salzburg Festspiel), Horst Stein (Nord Deutscher Rundfunk), Jesus Lopez-Cobos (Lucerner Fespiel) to name a few in addition to having personal mentorship of Placido Domingo. At twenty years old, I was engaged in the role of Rodolfo replacing John Voight in the original production of A View From The Bridge starring Robert Duval in New York City Sheridan Square. Among my recording credits include the title role as The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg (BR label), and the role of Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte (Concert Hall-Guild du Disc label) to name a few, as well as extensive performing on international stages such as Zuricher Opera house, Munich Gaertnerplatz Theater Munich, Vienese Volks Opera, Vienna Raimund Theater and various television productions and radio concert broadcasts.

I have the deepest regard for the arts and I am dedicated to the unfoldment of every aspiring performing artist. The wonderful challenge of myself as a teacher is to maintain my love of classical music but to have the flexibility to be in the flow of change of various styles of the contemporary music scene and ever changing musical tastes. The voice, if fully developed, has the potential of a Stradivarius violin that then can acclimate to negotiate new forms of music. The "persuit of the voice" is amoung the highest strivings that a human being can undertake!


Clarissa Anthony Schoch
Clifton, NJ
140 Hepburn Road, Apt. 17H
Clifton, NJ 07012
Phone: 973-777-6464
Email: schoch.clarissa@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Beginning students of all ages, classical, musical theatre, opera
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Other
Education: M.M. and B.A., Vocal Performance, University of Oregon
Memberships/Affiliations: National Association of Teachers of Singing, New York Singing Teachers Association (Chair of the Young Artists competition for many years) Montclair Music Club, Rehearsal Club, Phi Beta

I have been teaching many years and enjoy working with students of all ages and levels. I was a finalist in the San Francisco Opera auditions and participated in San Francisco's Merola program. I taught at William Paterson College and Faileigh Dickinson University and now maintain an active studio.

I soloed in Europe with the Canticum Novum Tour Choir and have given recitals in Oregon, San Francisco and the New York-New Jersey area. I have soloed in most of the major oratorios and sung such opera roles as Nedda, Mother in Amahl and Pamina in The Magic Flute. Was soprano solist with the Ashland (Oregon)Shakespearean Festival.

Listed in R. Owens' The Professional Singer's Guide to New York and the 14th, 15th and 16th edictions of Marquis' Who's Who of American Women. I was a New Jersey's winner in Voice and Oratorio in the Fed. of Music Club's competition and received the International Bach Society Performing Sellowship and the Phi Beta National Graduate Grant for Performing Arts.


Melissa Perry
Collingswood, NJ
Website: www.melissaperrysoprano.com
Phone: 856-858-6616
Email: melisma@earthlink.net

Expertise/Specialty: Creating a solid foundation, giving direction to new college graduates, retraining advanced singers who feel stuck, children
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock
Education: B.M. Westminster Choir College, M.M. Temple University, Professional Study with Maestro Vittorio Rosetta of Italy
Memberships/Affiliations: NATS, AGMA

I love working with students of all ages and all levels, from beginners to professionals. My students have won major competitions, scholarships, entered leading conservatories, sung in major opera houses and on Broadway. I teach a voice technique that is oriented towards breath support and resonance discovered through pronunciation. I have taught for 15 years. During the last 4 years, I have done extensive studies with master voice teacher, Maestro Vittorio Rosetta, of Italy. This Italian based training is helpful to any singer as a solid foundation and for vocal longevity. I am good at articulating clear understanding of voice production and I am a strong advocate of students understanding and maintaining vocal health. I have also developed a technique using Pilates based ideas that link dance and voice technique together, thus taking the mystery out of singing for dancers and giving a practical knowledge that they can rely on. My students are all performing! Their main comments are "Now I sing with so much more ease" and "Can it really be this simple?" The answer is yes it can and should be simple. When the technique is simple and you can rely on it, you'll sing with a heart full of joy!


Steven Schnurman, The Schnurman Voice Studio
Cranbury, NJ
60 North Main Street #6
Cranbury, NJ
Website: www.voicelessonsnj.com
Phone: 609-468-9676
Email: info@VoiceLessonsNJ.com

Expertise/Specialty: Training young people through adults to sing confidently and joyfully.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School
Memberships/Affiliations: NATS

Schnurman Voice Studios with studios located in New York City and New Jersey provides voice students the opportunity to study with the renowned Juilliard-trained singing teacher, Steven Schnurman. Steven also currently teaches students across the country and all over the world, via SKYPE video conferencing. Steven Schnurman has been teaching professional and aspiring professional singers his distinctive vocal technique for over 25 years. His reputation as a world-class singing teacher has attracted students who are award-winning Broadway and Operatic singers, well-known pop and folk singers, cabaret singers, and band leaders.

Steven graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied under the esteemed voice teacher Beverley Johnson, who also trained many great singers, including the world-renowned opera singer, Renee Fleming. While at Juilliard Mr. Schnurman was the recipient of both the prestigious Herbert W Weinstock and Arthur Ross awards. Steven's teaching methods have been universally lauded by industry professionals. Mr. Schnurman incorporates his successful physiological techniques and his keen ability to find individual solutions to singers' vocal problems and needs with the legendary training methods of Mrs. Johnson. While most voice teachers teach singers based upon what sounds good to them, Steven Schnurman teaches singing based upon physiology. He understands that hundreds of muscles must work together in unison, and not against one another, in order to create a strong, free and beautiful vocal production.

Schnurman is currently holding auditions for new students. If you are a professional singer or aspire to be one, and you have the desire to learn this successful and unique singing technique from one of the finest voice teachers in the world, you can now do so in his studio, conveniently located in the heart of the theater district, in his Cranbury NJ studio or via SKYPE Video Conferencing.


Renee Corenne
Englewood, NJ Phone: 201-567-7412
Email: amrentelpasi@verizon.net

Expertise/Specialty: School of Bel Canto, teaching the basic techniques to achieve it
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Other
Education: Graduated from the prestigious academy of music in Bucharest, Romania

My vast experience of over 35 years as an opera singer,singing leading roles as a soprano, with some of the world's most renown singers such as; Pavarotti, Di Stefano,Sordello, Jerome Hines,Samuel Remy and others in Europe and USA, has enabled me to teach and guide young aspiring singers to reach stardom. My approach during the teaching process is, very individual. Each student has different issues needed to be addressed that require a different approach than other students. In fact, it works. The technique which I acquired during my career I now pass on to my students. Some of my students perform in opera houses in America and Europe. In addition to teaching, I am also the Music director of the, "Lyric Opera Of New Jersey" and have connections in the music world and artist's agents, that benefit my students. I had a studio in NYC. in the Lincoln Center area for 25 years, and a year ago I closed it and open my studio in Englewood NJ which is just minutes away from the city. My students who come from all over prefer to come to Jersey for the more relaxing enviroment.


Amnon Telpasi
Englewood, NJ Phone: 201-567-7412
Email: amrentelpasi@verizon.net

Expertise/Specialty: Teaching The art of singing to young and experienced singers,the old and classic natural tecchniques for effortless singing and vocal longevity.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Other
Education: Accademia di Musica" Santa Cecilia", Rome, Italy

Thanks to my excellent singing foundation,acquired studying at the most prestigious music school in Italy;" L'Academia Di Santa Cecilia" and in addition studying with some of the most renowned voice teachers in Rome and Milan,Italy I had a vast singing career,in Europe and America, that lasted some 35 years. I sang leading Baritone roles in a number of Opera houses in Italy. I had also toured Europe in concerts, singing operatic and classical repertoire.It was during one of those performances that I met the celebrated American tenor, Richard Tucker who encouraged me to come to the USA. While still singing,I begun teaching voice to aspiring classical and musical comedy singers instilling in them the art of singing with all the important techniques that I have learened.But most of all the aspect of easy and effortless singing. Some of my students of the operatic,musical comedy and cantorial fields are performing all through the USA.


Leslie Giammanco
Fort Lee, NJ
Also teaching in NYC and ME
Website: www.broadwayvoiceteacher.com
Phone: 917-838-5722
Email: leslie@lesliegiammanco.com

Expertise/Specialty: Opera, Broadway, Cross-over, Pop - Rock Belt, Mixed Belt techniques, Breath Management
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock
Education: MM degree Northwestern University, BM degree Univ of Southern California, Interlochen, Mn Opera
Memberships/Affiliations: AEA, AGMA, NATS, NYSTA, Voice faculty Pace BFA Musical Theatre Program and CAP21

In my thirty years experience as voice teacher and performance coach, I have worked with beginners to Broadway + Opera stars, with several out on National tours. Professionally, I sing on the Operatic, Symphonic, Broadway and Cabaret stages. My life passion is expressing myself through song and helping others find their unique voice, giving them the knowledge, training and insight necessary to deliver their best performance.

Vocal Technique
My students are given a complete comprehensive knowledge of the voice technically in coordination with the artistry of song. Serious attention to breath management; function of the larynx; integrating registrations - belt, mixed belt, head, chest, falsetto; balancing air flow in connection with onset and phonation; diction and articulation; acoustics and resonance areas; stylistic interpretation and vocal expression.

As a performance coach, I will bring out your vocal strengths and find appropriate repertoire for your voice, suited perfectly for you. I offer expert advise on musical repertoire for musical auditions, concerts and recitals.

Let me help you "Brand Your Voice".


Natalie Megules
Hamilton, NJ
Website: www.nataliemegules.com
Phone: 609-575-6484
Email: natalie@nataliemegules.com

Expertise/Specialty: Opera Performer in NYC/ Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, freeing the body, acting technique, beginning students of all ages, improving self-confidence.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: B.M., Vocal Performance, Westminster Choir College

I grew up with a fervent love of music and have performed nearly every genre of music, from jazz cabarets with my father/pianist, to musicals, choral and orchestral pieces, and, in my adult years, opera. I enjoy passing that passion along to my students.

When I teach, my first focus is always on the free, clear, healthy use of the instrument. I use a great deal of physicality to break down tension in the body, which usually generates a good deal of laughter! My strong acting background informs my use of acting techniques to guide my students in breaking down their pieces into beats and intention, as they would in a spoken monologue. My students perform with a free and clear instrument while telling a story, having some fun, and achieving a more confident view of themselves.

Most importantly, I focus on a gentle and positive approach. The voice is a unique instrument because it is part of the person as a whole. I create an encouraging and nurturing environment while holding my students to the highest level of artistry and musical technique. I received my B.M. in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College, with minor concentrations in Musical Theatre and Arts Management. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to singing with you.


Nicholas Hay
Highland Park, NJ
Website: www.nicholashay.com
Phone: 609-577-6773
Email: nickhay32@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Opera, Art Song, Show Tunes, Contemporary Music, Freeing the voice
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre
Education: MM in voice from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Memberships/Affiliations: AGMA

In addition to being a perfomer, I am also a vocal teacher offering voice lessons for Opera & Broadway songs. Will teach in-homes NYC Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Soho, and in New Jersey. As a teacher my philosophy of teaching is to instruct in a positive manner which makes my students feel at ease during their lessons. I focus on what the studentās strengths are, and work on things that need to be addressed in a positive way. I teach students of all levels and abilities, because I sincerely believe that the purpose of taking lessons is for the enjoyment of it. Every student has a different set of goals when studying, and I am here to help them achieve those goals. What makes a good teacher is a teacher who is positive, uplifting, does not put students down, and who will make students want to keep coming back and learning more. I have learned to incoorporate those qualities into my teaching. Any time that I have gone to various teachers who teach in a positive way, I feel inspired by that teacher. It is my job to inspire students, because I want students to be turned on to music versus turned off to it. Music is a wonderful gift that the world needs, so I am here to help people enjoy it. To set up lessons please contact me at nickhay32@gmail.com, or call 609-577-6773.


Rebecca Thompson-Galecki
Jersey City, NJ
Website: www.classicalsinger.net/rebecca_thompson-galecki
Phone: 626-644-8625
Email: singbeckysing@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: I specialize in Classical vocal technique.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Other
Education: M.M. in voice performance, Northwestern University:
B.M. Voice performance, Chicago School of the Performing Arts, Roosevelt University: AIMS 2X,
Memberships/Affiliations: NATS

I help find the ultimate natural resonance to each individual voice through support and proper resonance. The voice resonates most naturally with a high soft palate and a relaxed larynx to produce a spinning and connected sound. I have a very sensitive ear and am very intuitive. My students do very well with me and often get leading roles and get accepted into competitive programs.


Jay P. Winston
Matawan and Millburn, NJ
Website: www.jaywinstontenor.com
Phone: 732-213-2879
Email: jaywinston41@hotmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Vocal Technique with an Alexander Technique philosophy/approach
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: Bachelor of Music Voice Performance Northwestern University, Alexander Technique Teacher Certification
Memberships/Affiliations: AmSat (American Society of the Alexander Technique), NJMEA, ACDA, MENC

I have been teaching private voice now for over ten years, and my studies in the Alexander Technique go back over ten years as well, including my having completed the teacher training course in 2008. Past voice teachers include Mark Nicolson, Trish McCaffrey, and Mark Oswald, and I coach with Steven Crawford. Alexander Technique teachers include Regina Wray, Ann Rodiger, and John Henes.

My knowledge of the Alexander Technique has really helped shape who I am as a vocal teacher. I believe in vocal development being a long process, and vocal technique being a flexible way of approaching the voice so that there is freedom in the vocal production as a result of freedom and flexibility in the body as a whole.

While I teach very specifically how and why and what does what, I believe a student ultimately learns technique in a way that makes sense to him or her through experiencing it for oneself rather than being told to do this or do that. In essence, in a lesson, I will help guide the student into thinking for him/herself so that the understanding comes to the student first; then I find it beneficial to explain in more detail why the student is having that experience. One must learn to think for oneself and to become aware of themselves in the process of singing. My studio is a very friendly and non-judgmental environment where trying new things and making mistakes makes for the greatest chance of learning something new.


Patrizia Cioffi
Montclair, NJ
Website: www.joyofsingingnj.com
Phone: 973-744-9170
Email: patriziaci@aol.com

Expertise/Specialty: Voice Training
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: Bachelor of Music, Mount Holyoke College. Extensive professional voice training and performance NYC The Juilliard, Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden. All styles.
Memberships/Affiliations: National Association of Teachers of Singing, National Association fo Music Teachers, Voice Foundation

A seasoned full-time voice teacher and vocal technician, I teach the elements of healthy and correct singing and performance practices to aspiring and professional singers, actors, announcers, and voice professionals of all ages, levels and backgrounds. I coach a vast repertory of musical genres and render a sequential and solid vocal technique which facilitate easy high notes, a full middle voice, and an even and broad range of vocal color and projection. I work with singers in vocal transition, transgender singers and am experienced in solving vocal problems. Instruction is deeply rooted in the classical Italian bel canto style effective for all genres of singing.

I have practiced in NYC and have a private practice in Montclair, NJ and hold faculty positions in two adult and private school environments and have taught in music conservatories, community schools, at Mount Holyoke College, the Lucy Moses School, the Ansonia Hotel,NYC and the New School for the Arts/New Jersey Opera Institute of which I served as teacher and executive director for nearly two decades, acquiring a rich background in the vocal and performing arts. l have studied under several of the past century's legendary leaders in the vocal arts in the United States and in Europe including Stella, Corelli, Patane and Shirley. A classical singer, I have performed extensively.

A student centered and can do environment, my pedagogical goals are to instill in singers a sense of know-how and the joy of singing. I offer private and group lessons and performance opportunities to qualified amateur and professional singers. Rates vary according to the length of recommended lesson time. Discounts are available.


Lori Fredrics
Park Ridge, NJ
Website: bergenbelcanto.com
Phone: 201-573-9655
Email: lori@bergenbelcanto.com

Expertise/Specialty: I teach a bel canto-based old-world singing technique and I assist students in the application of the technique to their repertoire. The outstanding feature of my studio is the extremely high success rate both artistically and with respect to career goals. The hallmarks of my teaching are beautiful vocal tone, meticulous preparation and confident joy in performance.
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Other
Education: BM in music management William Paterson University of New Jersey, MM in Voice Performance The University of Texas at Austin, Meisner Acting Technique The American Stage Company Conservatory, extensive private study with word-renowned teachers of singing technique, piano-vocal coaches as well as study with legendary opera singers and recitalists. The lineage of teachers with whom I have studied include the techniques of Vera Rózsa, Alan Lindquest and William Vernard.
Memberships/Affiliations: NATS, AGMA, Actors Equity

Hallmarks of the technique I teach are solid anchored support, beautiful legato, flexibility, ring that is a result of throat space and a low larynx, and free high notes. I coach the standard operatic repertoire for all voice types, along with German Lieder, French Melodie, classic and contemporary musical theatre and jazz /ccm.

I have taught in private practice for over 30 years as well as on the faculty at William Paterson University, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Kingston University of London, and Brown University.

My students have appeared on the world's great opera stages, concert halls, on Broadway and in London's West End.


Judy Hages
Park Ridge, NJ
Website: www.voicelessonsnycnj.com and www.judyhages.com
Phone: 201-391-1922
Email: judyhages@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Using voice building classes along with the Bel Canto technique in its purest form.
Musical Styles Taught: Pop, R&B, Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz, Broadway styles
Education: Judy Hages graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in vocal performance as well as studying in Germany.
Memberships/Affiliations: Voice lessons with Judy are granted college credit by NYU Gallatin Program, Columbia, NY City College, Ramapo and Carnegie-Mellon University.

These are serious voice/singing lessons. Judy Hages graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in vocal performance and had a very successful career as a concert singer in Germany, Austria and Spain for many years. Voice lessons with Judy are granted college credit by NYU Gallatin Program, Columbia, NY City College, Ramapo and Carnegie-Mellon University.

Specialty: Pop. R&B, Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz and Broadway styles. Using voice building classes along with the Bel Canto technique in its purest form, it is possible to attain approximately six months of vocal grown within the first nine weeks of training; and, within the first six months of voice building it is possible to attain five years of vocal development in both vocal range and texture of tone.

Present and former students are on tour as solo artists, with bands, Cabaret acts, TV, musical theater and have ranked on the Billboard Dance/Club charts. Two of my students who have granted me the right to mention them are Q-Tip and Dan McBride of Thirteen Hands. Q-Tip was a member of the critically acclaimed group 'A Tribe Called Quest', and is more recently involved in solo work as well as with his jazz-influenced hip hop group.


Christie Harrington
South Orange, NJ
New York, NY

Website: www.classicalsinger.com/sites/showsite.php?user_id=1352
Phone: 973-761-1602
Email: harngton@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Singing Teacher for 35 years: Voice Building and Repairing
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre
Education: BA - Vocal Performance, Music History, MM - Vocal Performance
Memberships/Affiliations: National Association of Teachers of Singing, AEA, AFTRA

I have been teaching voice and actively performing for over twenty-five years. I teach individuals and groups, and have conducted college and church choirs, and taught courses in Vocal Pedagogy and Singer's diction (English, Italian, French and German). To greater understand how body functioning can improve the voice and reduce tension, I study and teach "Body Work." And believing that communcation of dramatic ideas is at the core of any successful performance, I have also studied acting, movement and performance enhancement techniques.

Each singer is a unique individual. The sound they make and the ideas they communicate are as unique as they are. My job is to help a singer find "their voice" through exercises that accommodate aural, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles. These exercises lead to healthy singing and reduce tension, improve breath management, strengthen the voice, and increase range. I am a proponent of the use of body work to improve mind/body connections. I embrace a wide range of quality repertoire, in many languages and styles. I encourage and assist in my student's selection of a variety of appropriate songs and arias: sacred, secular, and popular. I believe that for a singer to reach their highest potential they must feel safe, secure, and valued. The best performances come from knowing what you do well, while continuing to strengthen weaknesses.


Kathryn Lang Zamarra
Watchung, NJ
500 Phillip Lane
Watchung, NJ 07069
Website: www.kathrynlangzamarra.com
Phone: 908-403-2383
Email: kzamarra@gmail.com

Expertise/Specialty: Vocal Technique, Audition Skills, Dramatic Coaching, Musicianship
Musical Styles Taught: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Other
Education: BM in Vocal Performance from Lamar University and MM in Vocal Performance from Indiana University
Memberships/Affiliations: AGMA, NATS

Ms. Lang has been teaching and performing for over 12 years, working with children and adults of all ages. Emphasis is placed on breath management, integrating registrations, improving tone quality and vocal clarity. Basic Musicianship skills are taught to those students who cannot read music.


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