Voice Lessons With Natalie Ingrisano, Soprano
Welcome! I'm so excited that you are interested in voice lessons and I would love to guide and support you on your singing journey! I am a Pacific Northwest-based (Lynnwood, WA, near Seattle) professional singer and I am currently accepting new students.
I have a bachelor's degree in classical voice performance and k-12 music education, a master's degree in classical voice performance (opera), and an artist diploma in early music (specializing in vocal baroque music from western music history). I have experience teaching classroom general music and choir (public and private schools) across 7 years, and have been teaching voice lessons intermittently (when I've had time!) since 2010. In addition to my professional classical and baroque voice performance expertise, I am a professional choral singer, I have performed multiple times with a vocal jazz trio in Chicago, performed musical theater pieces in benefit concerts, and am also the lead singer in a Celtic trio. Please check the calendar page on my website to see upcoming and recent performances to get a feel for my experience. I also have a media page where you can watch videos of me performing. (all of this is a part of www.natalieingrisano.com.)
I work with private voice students who schedule lessons regularly (weekly or biweekly ) as well as occasionally (for "tune-ups" or special projects). Options for study are vocal technique, musicianship skills (reading and performing written music), singing in multiple languages (English, Italian, German, French, and Spanish are my specialties for sung diction), preparing for auditions, preparing parts and roles for shows, and also to simply explore the voice, explore a love for singing, and a love for music!
I have been teaching private voice lessons to middle school, high school, and adult students for the last 13 years in Chicago and Seattle. My voice studio is located in Lynnwood, WA, I also teach lessons on the East side in Medina on Wednesdays and Sundays, and lessons are also available on Zoom.
Able to read music
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I always start the lessons I teach with stretches, vocal warm ups, and technique exercises. In a new student's very first lesson this is extra important because it will help me get an accurate view of your range and current comfort and abilities with singing. Secondly, we will talk! I need to know what your goals are for voice lessons so that I can curate an experience catered specifically to your needs and what you'd like to learn most.
It is very important to be fully warmed up vocally before working on songs for performance so that you never over-tire or injure your voice. I like to ensure that my students have a very solid repertoire of warm-ups to use at home, and so we practice them in our lessons for the first few minutes each time as well. I also believe that warm-ups serve as very helpful technical learning and growth that can be accomplished outside of rehearsing performance pieces.
The majority of the lesson after vocal warmups and exercises is spent on learning the pieces of music that fit your voice best, that you are most interested in, and that you might want to perform or audition with if you're moving in that direction.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Music: Classical Voice Performance and Music Education K-12
Master of Music: Classical Voice Performance (opera focused)
Artist Diploma in Early Music (specializing in historical performance of music of the baroque period from 1600-1800 in Italy, France, England, and Germany/Austria)
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30-minute lesson: $45.00
45-minute lesson: $58.00
1-hour lesson: $70.00
Sliding scale is available for those in need of financial aid on a case-by-case basis.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have been teaching private voice lessons to middle school, high school, and adult students for the last 13 years in Chicago and Seattle. My students have ranged from beginners to intermediate enthusiasts/community artists to professionals!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Always ask questions about vocal health! It is wonderful to bring up the thing you'd like most out of lessons and see how a teacher might speak with you for how they would approach working on that with you.