Reilly Nelson Voice Lessons

Reilly Nelson Voice Lessons

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Reilly is a local private voice instructor in the Cincinnati area. She has been teaching for 5 years.  Reilly was also a graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati teaching students of the prestigious musical theatre program.  Reilly has a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in vocal performance and a Master's of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She is currently a Doctoral candidate in vocal performance at CCM specializing in vocal pedagogy. She has experience with teaching many vocal genres including, classical/opera, pop, musical theatre, and rock. Reilly is an active performer and has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, CCM Opera, Tanglewood Music Center, and the Janiec Opera Company. She was also a recent winner of the Middle/East Tennessee district round of the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions.

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Cincinnati, OH 45219
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4 Reviews



    Ms. Nelson is an experienced and professional vocal coach who came highly recommended to us through a respected member of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Though my daughter has only been working with Ms. Nelson for 9 months, we've seen her transform from a shy singer into a strong mezzo-soprano, who was recently accepted into the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts for vocal music. Ms. Nelson teaches strong technique, but is also warm, lively, patient and fun for my daughter. She really enjoys her voice lessons with Ms. Nelson. I highly recommend her for all ages and skill levels.

  • Audrey Cann

    Reilly is an extrodinary communicator. She is extremely skilled at conveying ideas in clear ways, and communicating her thoughts about the abstract processes involved with singing into real and tangible advice, in order to yield powerful results. Her prowess in that area allows her to be an excellent teacher, and a mentor I well respect and would do well to listen closely to. Her insight and expertise in fine tuning music is always, always appreciated.

  • Michael Canu

    Reilly has a great personality. Her teaching methods are very comprehendable, she is also great at communicating different concepts involving the voice that are easy to understand. I highly recommend her. She is a joy to work with!

  • Hank von Kolnitz

    Reilly is punctual, well trained as both a vocalist and teacher, and a joy to be around. She does a spectacular job at finding a way to make what she's teaching "click" and will phrase and rephrase lessons until you can understand and do what you need to. Reilly understands the anatomy behind the voice, and also how it feels to be a singer and uses both of these fields of expertise in training her students. From one year of training with her, I feel I have progressed exponentially as a singer.


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

I typically start by learning what the student would like to achieve through lessons. I then tailor their weekly lessons according to those goals. 

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

Bachelor of Music - Eastman School of Music

Master of Music - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress) - University of Cincinnati College-Conseratory of Music 

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How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching privately at CCM through my position as a Graduate Assistant in voice. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages and abilities. The minimum age of student I work with is 7 years old.