With degrees in both classical vocal performance and theatre, as well as 30 years of professional theater and jazz experience, I offer students a truly well-rounded voice training experience. Learn to apply classical technique to any repertoire. Prepare for auditions and performances, or just cultivate your love of singing. Local students can study with me in person, or online lessons are available to anyone, anywhere! Come sing with me!
I love teaching voice! Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a student develop confidence while developing their instrument. I never get bored of teaching voice, because each new student has there own distinct instrument, and their own distinct personality. Every student faces a different set of vocal challenges. With one-on-one lessons, I am able to custom fit a student's vocal exercises and repertoire to best suit their needs. The best part? We have so much fun while learning. I am so lucky to get to do what I love for a living.
When I started working with Stacey, I had very little formal training. Stacey was patient and dedicated to helping me achieve my artistic goals right away. Having a teacher like that early on in my career gave me the confidence to walk into many audition rooms and classrooms eager to learn and share my art. Stacey Geer is #1.
Working with Stacey has truly been a blessing. She is a passionate and kind individual who cares about her students. Being a beginner singer, Stacey has taken the time to help me learn and understand the many different pieces there is to singing. She has helped me learn all types of techniques in a way that I understand them best. Coming from a dance background, she comes up with amazing analogies that really help me to grasp each concept. Not only has she helped me with my vocal techniques, but she has also helped me to gain more confidence in myself and abilities. Each lesson has been fun and enjoyable. She is also an amazing actress and is so knowledgeable in the field. I would recommend anyone to work with Stacey, you will not regret it! Thank you Stacey for all you do!
Choosing to work with Stacey is probably one of the best decisions I have ever made! I started lessons as a shy 12-year-old who was terrified to sing on her own, and, as a 17-year-old, I played the lead in my school musical. I would have never started acting, nor would I have had the courage to play the lead, if it weren't for Stacey. Stacey has given me so much more confidence in not only singing but also in acting and in myself. She is flexible, personable, kind, compassionate, and so incredibly supportive. We have also worked on audition cuts and acting techniques. She really gets to know her students, both in the studio and out of the studio. She was even kind enough to attend one of my performances, and she was in tears as she hugged me afterwards. She gives her all for each of her students, and she is so proud of each and every one of their accomplishments. I have grown so much as a person through lessons with Stacey, and I highly recommend her to anyone who may be looking to not only learn how to sing (and act), but for a friend, lots of laughs, and so, so much fun!
She is hands down the best teacher I've had the pleasure of working with. I can feel and hear discernible differences in my voice after only a few months of working together.
Typically the first half of lesson is spent doing vocal exercises to develop technique. There is a lot of "stop and go" during exercises, to make sure that the student understands the benefit of each given exercise, and how to get the most out of it. The second half of lesson is spent applying techniques worked on during exercises to a song selection. Song selections can be in almost any style. Selections may be made by the student, as long as they are age and experience appropriate. Once technique is in place, we approach the same song selection from an artistic standpoint. Emphasis is placed on how to effectively convey the text from an acting standpoint, as well as utilizing musical dynamics and phrasing.
I have a BA in vocal performance (summa cum laude) from Rhode Island College (2010), and a BA in theater, also from RIC (1991). I have been singing and acting professionally for over 2 decades, notably at North Shore Music Theater, and Theatre by the Sea. In addition, I am a professional church musician and have taught audition master classes and directed opera theatre workshop at Providence College, and served as an adjudicator for RINATS vocal competition.
I offer the following lesson options:
A one hour lesson for $60
A 45 minute lesson for $45
A 30 minute lesson for $30
*All new students are required to take an introductory one hour lesson at $50 *
I have a very unique perspective on teaching voice. By the age of 32 I had all but ruined my voice from excessive theatre belting. Even though I had studied some voice, I did not take the lessons to heart. Faced with the reality of not being able to sing anymore, I decided to start over. I returned to college, where I studied and sang exclusively classical vocal repertoire. It took me six years, going part time to finish my degree. I learned proper technique, and most importantly - how to treat my voice well, to ensure that I will be singing healthfully (and beautifully) for years to come. Upon graduation, I returned to the professional theatre world, where the vocal improvements I made paid off immensely, in my ability to get roles and contracts that would never had been offered to me before. In my studio, developing proper technique to support vocal health is paramount.
I have worked with a wide range of students, from age 9 to 70. Some students come to me to prepare for entrance into a music or musical theatre program in college. Some come to me after they finish their degrees, to keep their instruments in check and to prepare for auditions. Some students are recommended to me from their ENTS, and are in need of proper vocal technique to heal overused or misused instruments. But for many who walk in the door, I am their first voice teacher. If a student is quite young, the lesson time is shortened and we learn "the basics", and develop an appreciation and understanding of music. For students over the age of 13, a full hour is recommended. We dive into technique and have a more intense lesson. Music theory and sight-singing can be added to lesson if desired. All ages and all levels of capability are welcome.