Keith Spencer - Professional Singer And Voice Teacher

Keith Spencer - Professional Singer And Voice Teacher

4.9 (12)
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32 years in business

About this pro

I've had the pleasure of singing since I was 6 years old, and teaching voice lessons since 1987.  I struggled vocally as a young singer, and eventually "lost" the ability to sing my top notes...because I was using only my THROAT to sing, and not using my BODY!!!  It took me a year to figure out how to access my upper notes correctly.  Once I learned how to use my BODY to sing, no more struggling with the top of my range!!  Now, I can use my years of experience as a professional singer and teacher to teach YOU how to sing properly.  I help each student discover their own INDIVIDUAL voice, encouraging each student to use THEIR UNIQUE GIFT in a healthy way. I am well-versed in the opera, musical theater and sacred vocal repertoires. I have even helped a few jazz and country singers along the way!! No matter what style you prefer to sing, a SOLID TECHNIQUE is absolutely KEY to a long and productive career!!  I look forward to working with YOU. PLEASE NOTE: I TEACH IN MANHATTAN at various rehearsal studios throughout NEW YORK CITY...I do NOT travel outside of Manhattan.  I charge $60 for a one hour voice lesson, which includes the cost of renting the studio. Thank you!!

Incredibly, my voice students range in age from 9 to 87!! Each student requires an individual approach; we all have different life experiences.  I am not a "one size fits all" teacher.  My approach is structured to each student's UNIQUE needs. I get a thrill seeing and hearing my students improve. Once you master a solid technique, you will have absolutely NO FEAR singing in public!!  Then, the JOY of making music takes over.  It's truly amazing to see the reactions of friends and family when they hear my singers improve, after I have taught them! :-) 

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New York, NY 10025
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12 Reviews

4.9

  • Maria Wallington

    I came to Keith for help with my tendency to tighten up so much I could produce a note. He focuses on proper physical management of one's vocal instrument (body) to produce beautiful sound without strain. I now enjoy singing again and have improved my range as well as surprised myself with the quality of sound I can now produce. Keith is very supporting, full of praise, and a pleasure to work with.

  • Leal Carter

    Keith is an awesome voice teacher. My Mom encouraged me to try a few lessons and it went so well that I begged her to let me take her lesson time! I recently sang for my aunt who is a vocalist, and she was amazed at the sound of my voice. Thank you Keith! Your method really works!

  • Isabel Costa

    Keith is the most amazing voice teacher and theatre business educator I have ever had . While teaching you the true basis of singing he also allows you to be yourself. Combining the techniques you learn with the genres you enjoy , his studio is fun and informative.

  • Debbie Carter

    Keith Spencer is a gifted vocal instructor. He has successfully taught professional as well as aspiring vocalists. He has an in-depth knowledge of the physiological mechanics of singing and a keen eye for discovering and implementing tactics to help his students gain resonance in their voice. He is positive and encouraging and will bring out the best in your voice!


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FAQs


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

I am very proud to say that I am a Metropolitan Opera Regional finalist!


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

EDUCATION            Curtis Institute of Music                                 Philadelphia, PA          M.M. 1991

Manhattan School of Music                 New York, NY            M.M. 1989

University of Miami                            Coral Gables, FL           B.M.  1987

American Institute of Musical Studies   Graz, Austria                1986

Goethe Institute                                               Vienna, Austria                        1986

 

TEACHING               Berkshire Music School, Pittsfield, MA  - August ’15 – to the present

EXPERIENCE            Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA  - August ’15 – to the present

Private voice studio – New York City - 1987 to the present

Rutgers University – Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division - 2013-2014

Singing for Actors - Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA, June 2011

Belvoir Terrace – Week of classes - Williams Syndrome students, June 2000

Masterclass - Belvoir Terrace - Lenox, MA, June 1999

Masterclass - Howard Paine University, Brownwood, TX, March 1999

Masterclass - Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, May 1998

Masterclass - University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, April 1991

 

AWARDS and          Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - Regional Finalist

HONORS                  Bel Canto Singers of York Competition – 1stPlace

Greater Miami Young Patronesses of the Opera Award

Five Towns Music and Art Foundation Award

Music Guild of Boca Raton Award

Theodore Newman Voice Scholarship

Kiwanis Club of Palm Beach Scholarship

National Dean’s List


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

I charge $75 an hour for a voice lesson, which includes my fee as an accompanist, and the cost ot rent a rehearsal studion in New York City.


How did you get started teaching?

I was approached by audience members after a performance of the opera "Don Pasquale"; these kind people stated they really loved my singing.  They asked me if I taught voice lessons...the rest is history. 


What types of students have you worked with?

From beginners to seasoned professionals. 


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