I am an internationally recognized expert in training singers in all vocal styles (Musical Theatre, Commercial Styles and Classical) and an active professional singer. I have performed in the many of the world's most prestigious theatres and concert halls. I am co-founder of the Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute and am also on faculty at Shenandoah University. I was a Master Teacher for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program. My students can be heard on Grammy Recordings, in Movies, on/off Broadway, National and International Tours, Regional Theatre, TV (including The Voice and American Idol, Kidz Star USA). I have presented at the Voice Foundation Symposium, NATS National Conferences, Pan-American Vocology Association, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Mid-Atlantic NATS, Northwester NATS, and universities throughout the United States. Many of my performances have been broadcast internationally on radio and TV, recorded by Decca and Koch. I have been standby for Broadway stars Patti LuPone, Elaine Paige and Linda Lavin.
The greatest joy for me is working with someone who loves to sing and guide them on thier journey of discovering their vocal potential. Nothing moves me more in voice lessons than the moment when a student overcomes his/her obstacles and everything clicks.
Edrie is an excellent teacher, well-versed in voice science and contemporary vocal techniques! She is always supportive and inspires me to work diligently on my vocal technique. Edrie is also a sound watchdog for vocal health, and has guided me through vocal challenges with authority and wisdom. As a lifelong career singer, my technique has blossomed so much since studying with Edrie. I have expanded my range, developed better awareness of my sound and resonance, and gained the knowledge to tackle challenging roles in musical theater from her. I have been applying these skills in jobs across the country, both as an actor and music director/vocal coach. Where previously my stamina for demanding show schedules would keep me regularly fighting sickness, I can now sing healthily and preserve my voice over longer periods of time. I owe my career to her guidance - simply one of the best out there for the serious singer!
Edrie is a wonderful, dynamic voice teacher who is truly gifted at what she does. Her knowledge of the voice and the science behind singing cannot be matched.
Edrie Means Weekly is an absolutely incredible teacher! Her ability to explain correct singing technique is beyond the capabilities of most voice coaches, and her knowledge goes far beyond just singing (including voice pathology, vocal health, etc.). Her connections in the business are endless, and she doesn't hesitate to offer you different opportunities. Highly recommend taking lessons with her- just one will change your life!