AriaSound108 (online Lessons Available!)

AriaSound108 (online Lessons Available!)

5.0 (6)
14 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
14 years in business

About this pro

Specializing in teaching proper technique, creating a safe space for creative expression in a way customized to each student. I used different schools of pedagogy so that each students needs  are met with directly.  

i hold a doctoral degree in music and am also a certified sound healer. I love teaching classical music of all eras and languages. The main ones of course: Fr. Gr. It and I love delving and exploring Slavic or other not so performed languages. 

I love watching student's true self emerge. 

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St. Louis, MO 63109
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Gabby

    Aria is one of the most patient and understanding people that I have ever met. While studying voice with her, we have worked on a variety of pieces written in English, French, German, Italian and Latin. Textual interpretation was a key component in learning these pieces and allowed me to truly connect with the music. Learning to sing with legato phrasing was an additional component that is just as important since singing a musical line in a graceful, connected style also truly connects one to the music. Our vocal pedagogy has included: how proper singing technique is accomplished, intervallic accuracy, line phrasing, breath control, articulation, diction, vowel shape and range extension. We have also worked on implementing the technique of appoggio breathing. Keeping your chest high is important when singing softly because there must be no relaxation of the tension in the abdominal muscles. When it comes to tonal quality, Aria has also worked with me on resonance so I am able to sing with a quality of sound that is deep, full and reverberating. Music has always been an important part of my life and I am grateful to have Aria as my vocal coach in order to further develop my voice.

  • Ryan Dowell

    Very kind and uplifting personality. Lessons personal and tailored just to you!

  • Cynthia Talley

    Aria is not only a highly skilled musician, she also has a high level of emotional intelligence and compassion which makes her a joy to work with. Her teaching, for me, was fruitful for the mind and the soul.

  • Jamie Rhodes

    Aria is an excellet teacher. She not only loves music, but understands it. She quite talented at sharing that knowledge with her students, helping them to grow musically. She is great with scheduling--accommodating extra lessons as necessary and able. Her work with my daughter is stellar. She has helped her prepare for multiple auditions and performances. I highly recommend her.


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

Listening to the student. Assessing what goals they have, what Musial style they lean toward, and what styles they might be interested in trying. Always about the student. 


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

I have my doctorate in music. I’ve studied voice pedagogy for several years, am an active voice teacher, and currently direct two different choirs. I also have a passion for helping people find their voice and themselves in a studio where it's safe expressive. 


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

60/hr, 30/30 minutes

sliding scale 


How did you get started teaching?

i began teaching when I was directing choirs, and people would ask for one one one attention.


What types of students have you worked with?

Every age, race, ability, sex, gender identity, etc...


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A student I have recently was one of fifteen nationally chosen for a mont long opera program with the NY lyric opera.

another was accepted into 13 music schools.

teaching a young guy who wanted to sing (and did ) at his sister's wedding 


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

Do not be afraid to voice your opinion or share your thoughts with your teacher. And also, not every teacher is for every student and vice versa. Don't be afraid to have a lesson or two and decide, no this isn't working. It's like dating. 


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

Why do they want to take voice lessons?