Vandermeer Music Studio

Vandermeer Music Studio

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
22 years in business

About this pro

I am dedicated to providing the highest level of training for beginners to advanced levels, ages 7 to adult, and I tailor the lessons to meet the individual needs of the student for transformation and success.

I teach voice for singers and speakers, piano, lever harp, and more.

I am a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association and the American Harp Society.

*Prize-winning graduate, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; 2014 Carnegie Hall Debut; 2011 Roster CT Commission on Culture and Tourism; National and International Performer; Recipient MTNA Foundation Grant, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, Emerging Artists Fund.

I love teaching and see the transformation in my students!

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Credentials

New Britain, CT 06052
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1 Review

5.0

  • M. Little

    I have studied voice with Zoe for just six months, and in that time, the techniques of breathing and vocal production she has patiently taught me have led to a much more consistent and beautiful tone. Her coaching on diction, languages and expression is impeccable. I look forward to each lesson and each practice session, knowing that certain and rewarding progress will result.



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

In the first lesson, we assess the specific needs of the student, and begin right away implementing the training.  If the student is studying voice, for example, we will initially explore the vocal range, flexibility, tone, and balance of the registers to get an idea of vocal function and vocal health, especially as it applies to the student's repertoire; then we will discuss a plan, answer questions, and immediately begin the training - all in the first one hour lesson.

I teach singing, piano, harp, music theory, musicianship skills, audition preparation, speech and presentation skills.


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

Prize-winning graduate, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Extensive vocal training with renowned voice teachers in London, New York, and California.

Voice coaching with conductors from the Met.

Acting studies at ACT, and with Siti Theatre Company.

Baroque Dance Training in California and England.

Scientific and historical research in vocal pedagogy.

Extensive professional performing experience with performances in the US, UK, Spain, Canada and Brasil.

More than two decades of experience teaching children and adults of all levels and abilities.

Presenter/Key Note Speaker on topics such as Vocal Health, Vocal Pedagogy for Children, the Aging Voice, and more.

Music Director of choirs, musical theatre productions and opera productions.

Keynote speaker on vocal health, voice for speech, voice for singing, and more.

Audio Engineer and and Video Producer (NYC, CT) for musicians, arts organizations, and businesses.


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

Music students who enroll in ongoing weekly lessons can choose half hour lessons or one hour lessons.  

Speech coaching schedule and rates vary, depending on the scope of the project.

Training is provided online via Skype or Zoom.

Please enquire for details.


How did you get started teaching?

Education is the key that opens many doors to both personal and career success.  I have been fortunate to have had some great teachers who were extremely knowledgeable, kind, and had the ability to communicate the information in ways that I was able to understand, and as a result, this is an approach I also take - to present the material in ways that the student can understand, which requires flexibility in communication skills.  

Both my mother and father were teachers - my mother was a very fine pianist and my father taught psychology at the university level in addition to his own counseling practice.  


What types of students have you worked with?

Singing Students: ages 7 - adult, beginner to professional, classical, musical theatre, pop, gospel, R&B, jazz, blues, opera.

Speech clients: adults in speech improvement for business, presentation skills, media training, and accent reduction.

Vocal Rehabilitation Clients: children and adults who have suffered vocal trauma.

Piano Students:  ages 6 - adult, beginner to advanced.

Harp: ages 9 - adult, beginner to intermediate, lever harp.

Musicianship Skills/Music Theory: ages 9 - adult, beginner to advanced.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask the teacher any questions you may have.  


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Discuss any questions with the teacher.