High Note Vocal Arts

High Note Vocal Arts

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I am a graduate of Montclair State University where I received a degree in Voice Performance.  In addition to having performed as a classical singer for many years in the NYC area, I have over 25 years of teaching experience with adults, teens and children.  I work in my home studio in West Orange, NJ.  My studio stands out because I evaluate each student personally to identify their strengths and weaknesses and I tailor the lesson individually based on the student's needs and goals. I teach most styles (classicial, musical theater/broadway, pop, rock) and all levels from beginnner to professional.  

I teach because I enjoy helping others learn and acheive their goals. 

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West Orange, NJ 07052
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  • Emily Benton

    Denise is not only nice and kind, but she has improved my singing greatly. Every single class I feel like I do better and she teaches me the right techniques. I love going to class with Ms. Denise

  • Nell Marootian

    I have been studying with Denise for the past few years. I have grown so much as a performer and singer since starting lessons with Denise. She has worked with me not only on my technique but on my confidence as a performer.

  • Gianna Silletti

    I have been taking lessons with Denise for 6 or more years and she has taught me soooo much, without her I wouldn’t be nearly as good as I am. I went to her knowing absolutely nothing about how to sing and how to support my sound but she has taught me all of that and more. After each lesson I leave knowing more than I did when I got there. She is extremely patient when you don’t understand something and will teach you in a way that works best for you. Her main goal is for her students to succeed and be happy with their sound. Denise is more than my voice coach at this point she is like family to me. anyone looking for a voice coach DENISE IS YOUR GIRL!!

  • Emmi Long

    I took voice lessons for a few years with 3 or 4 different teachers before I met Denise. The second that I met her I immediately loved her. From her caring personality to her indescribable talent she is the absolute best voice teacher I have ever had. She taught me more about my voice within 3 lessons than I learned throughout the years of lessons I had taken prior. She genuinely cares about her students and forms bonds with them so lessons are fun and comfortable. I always looked forward to my lessons with her and learned so much about my voice and how to use it in each and every lesson. She is the best!

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

First, I will spend some time talking with them.  I will ask about their prior experience and future goals.  Next, I will evaluate their voice and give suggestions on how we can work together to acheive their goals.  Then we will begin on learning proper vocal technique step by step.

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

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance.  I have performed as a professional opera singer in the tri-state area and around the country for many years.  I also have experience singing a lot of musical theater roles as well. I have taught voice both in my home in West Original and at The Original Music School in Morristown.  In my many years of teaching, I have helped over 100 students better their voices and reach their singing goals. 

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

$30 per half hour

$40 per 45 minutes

$50 per hour

I accept cash, check or Venmo

What types of students have you worked with?

All voice types, all ages and all levels.  I have many students who just want to audtion for high school productions and many who want become recording artists.  Some just want to sing as a hobby and because it makes them feel good. 

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

Please do your research carefully.  Just because someone can sing well, it does not mean that they are able to teach singing effectively. Every voice is different.  Every student is different.  A "cookie-cutter" approach does not work.  It takes special training and insight to be able to evaluaute each student and provide them with the exact type of training that they need to succeed.

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What are your immediate and long term goals?

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