I combine cutting edge voice science and acoustic vocal pedagogy with traditional voice training. I teach classical, musical theatre, and CCM vocal styles. I specialize in classical technique, belt, and rock belt. I am passionate about helping other people learn how to discover and develop their own personal voice.
I have nearly a decade of teaching experience in private studio and at the collegiate level. My primary performaning experience is in classical art song and opera. I received my BM from Drake University, and my MM and DMA from the University of Illinois. I am an active member of NATS and PAVA. I frequently guest-lecture on the topic of applying vocal acoustic pedagogy in the studio for both classical and contemporary singing styles.
I love working with other people and helping them discover the joy of singing. The human voice is an amazing and deeply personal instrument. I never underestimate what my students are capable of doing or comprehending.
Chadley has been an excellent voice teacher for all 3 of my children. He is highly skilled and innovative in his teaching. He is also a kind and nurturing teacher who is always looking for opportunities for his students to grow, perform or compete. Chadley was invaluable as my youngest daughter prepared for her college auditions into Musical Theatre BFA programs. All 3 of my children have taken the confidence and skills they received from working with Chadley with them as they have moved on to college and grad school. I give him my highest recommendation!
As a professional singer and voice teacher myself, I cannot say enough good things about taking lessons with Chadley Ballantyne. He has a wonderful understanding of how the voice works and uses that knowledge to teach all styles of singing. I learned more in my short time with Chadley than I did in all my studies. He is an excellent musician and teacher and I would highly recommend him!
Classical Voice Lessons