Carrie Lyn Brandon Virtual Voice Studio

Carrie Lyn Brandon Virtual Voice Studio

5.0 (5)
4 hires on Lessons.com
6 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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Credentials

Mill Valley, CA 94941
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • 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.

  • Anna M.

    Under Carrie's coaching I have seen more vocal progress than from any other class or program. Her feedback is incredibly specific and she doesn't just fix poor vocal habits, she works with you to deconstruct the habits and figure out their cause. Having never met in person, I thought it was going to be near impossible to have successful virtual coaching, but Carrie is so knowledgeable, skilled and kind that I always left feeling that I had received the same good quality coaching online as I would have in person.

  • Lili G.

    It was such a pleasure to work with Carrie she is so knowledgeable, helpful and kind, and she has helped me so much with improving the placement of my voice, everyone should work with her!


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FAQs


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 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.


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

BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State

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 one hour, 45 minutes or 30 minutes. 

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