Grace Newberry Voice Teacher and Beginning Piano Teacher
I currently teach voice and piano at a local music studio and am looking to branch out and teach privately as well.
OBJECTIVE: To share my passion and experience with students through private voice lessons, helping them to find more ease and facility in singing.
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Masters of Music in Vocal Performance, 2017
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, 2012
RELATED EXPERIENCE: Private voice teacher 2012-14 and 2017-18
Moorpark CA and Cincinnati OH
• Taught weekly 60 minute private voice lessons to my small studio of students. Structure lessons around each student’s technical needs.
• Work mainly with three teaching principles: released breath, pure vowels, engaged but flexible support. Also emphasizing the importance and use of language to communicate deep meaning.
• Maintained teaching principles mentioned above and often prepared students for
various auditions, competitions and performances.
I love to bring the gift of music to my students. It is such a joy to watch my students learn and watch them improve from week to week achieving their goals. My passion for music runs deep and I try to instill a similar love for it in my students.
Grace took my daughter Natalie’s solid mezzo soprano voice to a completely new level. We had no idea how big her voice was until she started lessons with Grace. Grace was very careful to cultivate my daughter’s voice and not push it to sing notes she wasn’t ready to sing. She discovered that Natalie was a soprano with some very high notes in her, which has been super fun to watch unfold. Since she now has the technique and the good habits that Grace taught her, Natalie won the role of the Wolf in a local production of Into the Woods, Jr. While performing the role at the Junior Musical Theater Festival in Atlanta, she was named an All Star, identifying her as one of the best performers at the festival. We are so very grateful to Grace for her talent, teaching abilities, and enthusiastic encouragement of our daughter.
The initial lesson is typically a time for the us to get to know one another and for me to access your goals. We work on technique and figure out what repertoire best suits your desires as a musician.
I have my bachelors of music from Oberlin Conservatory in vocal performance and my masters of music in vocal performance. I am a trained opera singer.