Carrie Lyn Brandon Virtual Voice Studio

Carrie Lyn Brandon Virtual Voice Studio

5.0 (7)
7 hires on Lessons.com
7 years in business

About this pro

I specialize in Musical Theatre technique, and am a professional actor (National Tours: Once, A Charlie Brown Christmas, BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State) as well as a voice teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. Students will learn how to find their mix/belt, while also training their legit voice.  I also have experience in many genres such as folk, country, jazz, pop and rock. I specialize in working with young hopeful professionals applying for college programs or auditioning for summer programs. For younger students, the emphasis is on basic vocal technique and finding the fun!

I am extremely passionate about vocal health, and bringing Broadway quality technique to young singers at an affordable price. I have figured out a way to be very effective teaching virtually to students I've never even met before. Here is a testimonial from a current student:

"I've been singing with Carrie for almost three months now and my voice has already changed so much.  It feels so much stronger, easier, and healthier.  Her lessons are fun, relaxed, and a little mind-blowing.  She is incredibly specific, flexible and intuitive, and she caters each lesson to what I need that day."-Ksa C, Conservatory student  

I received my BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University, and have studied voice and worked as teaching apprentice/substitute teacher with Julliard trained Suzanne Darley. Acting credits include the National Tours of Once and a Charlie Brown Christmas, cruise ships, symphony solo performances, and many regional credits. 

I love seeing progress in my students, and sharing the excitement of learning new things about their voice with them. I love teaching a combination of vocal technique and acting skills, to help students prepare their best performance possible. 

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Mill Valley, CA 94941
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Bryant Lance

    super easy to work with

  • Mariah L

    Carrie approaches teaching from a place of joy, and genuine encouragement, and every time I’ve come to her feeling stuck, I always walk away feeling confident and inspired with a clear path forward. Carrie is an incredible teacher with a wealth of knowledge in technique, diverse vocal styles, and effective musical storytelling, and I enthusiastically recommend her to singers of all levels of experience!

  • Kathy D, Parent of student

    Carrie is an awesome teacher with a lot of techniques. She is very patient with my daughter who is very shy overall in public. Carrie never makes my daughter feel uncomfortable in vocal training. We are very happy to find such a wonderful teacher!

  • Eloise B

    Carrie is a great teacher! Despite having only ever met her on zoom I have gained so much from our lessons. She is understanding and always makes sure that I am doing my best.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We will have an introductory lesson, where the student will prepare two contrasting cuts for me, or one song they love to sing. We will also go through an assesment scale. We will talk about their goals and what they're hoping to get out of their lessons, and I will answer any questions that they may have. I'll then start introducing new vocal exercises with them, and start working towards building their technique. Then, we will start talking about repertoire.

Of course, I will tailor each process to the student's needs, and believe in a highly individualized approach.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State

Training with the Institute for Vocal Advancement in Vocal Pedagogy

Apprentice/substitute teacher to Suzanne Darley for teaching voice 

Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) Summer Shakespeare intensive

American Conservatory Theatre Young Conservatory (student, and later on teaching apprentice)

Marin Theatre Company Education Intern (and later teacher)


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons can be priced at 30 minutes or 1 hour.

Packages with discount available upon request.


What types of students have you worked with?

High Schoolers auditioning for Conservatory/Musical Theatre College programs

Middle/High Schoolers interested in pursuing Theatre, or strengthening their voice for school musicals/ for fun

Former actors looking to get their voice back in shape after a long hiatus from performing 

Young kids discovering the joys of singing