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Downing W.

Experienced Voice Teacher/ soprano/ Spanish and French speaking

Experienced Voice Teacher/ soprano/ Spanish and French speaking

$70/hour

  • 1 hours tutoring

  • Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

About Downing


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Born in Boston, I have Degrees from Oberlin and the Cleveland Institute of Music. I attended prestigious music programs in the US such as Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festival, Boris Goldovsky Opera Workshop and other opera workshops. I was invited to study at the Academie Maurice Ravel in France and ended up staying in the region for 30 years.

I began working with the local choruses and eventually had students who went on to win international vocal competitions and have careers in opera....

Born in Boston, I have Degrees from Oberlin and the Cleveland Institute of Music. I attended prestigious music programs in the US such as Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festival, Boris Goldovsky Opera Workshop and other opera workshops. I was invited to study at the Academie Maurice Ravel in France and ended up staying in the region for 30 years.

I began working with the local choruses and eventually had students who went on to win international vocal competitions and have careers in opera. Working with my students and seeing them progress to a professional level has been very satisfying. I see that my way of explaining things clearly and with patience is the most productive way of helping my students advance. I never get angry with my students because I feel that it's up to me to explain to them how something works when they don't understand. I use positive re-enforcement but they always know when something isn't quite right. I make sure that my students have understood the concepts and are able to appreciate the physical sensations that are part of proper vocal production. I want them to understand how their voice works as the instrument that it is and through a solid vocal technique they will be free to interpret the music and develop as artists.
I consider it to be a privilege to be able to give my student the tools they need so that they may use their voices as an instrument of expression of the human spirit.

Master's of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music - Voice
Bachelor's of Music from Oberlin Conservatory - Voice
Studies at Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festival, Boris Goldovsky, Phyliss Curtin Seminar, Pittsburg Opera Workshop, Academie Maurice Ravel.
Jury member for international vocal competitions.
Administrative work with Palau de las Arts, Valencia, Spain and Opus-Lirica, San Sebastian, Spain.

I will give you a clear understanding of how your voice works, how to properly support your voice, (not listen to the sound in your head - because it is very different from the sound you are actually producing), build your self confidence, guide you through the appropriate repertoire and help you develop into the artist you are meant to be.


Education

Oberlin Conservatory
Voice
Cleveland Institute of Music
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Corporate Training

Spanish

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Spanish

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Spanish

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Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I have taught voice privately for over 25 years. I have taught voice at public and private institutions in Spain and France for over 20 years. I have a Master's Degree in Voice from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor's Degree in Voice from Oberlin Conservatory. I have sung professionally in Europe and served on the jury for international vocal competitions. My students have won numerous prizes and are enjoying professional careers.

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is good that she knows my language that is a plus. I felt very comfortable with her. Miss Downing is friendly . She understood my situation and it makes me felt good. She gave me hope and motivation to keep learning the English language .

Elizabth , 1 lesson with Downing

$70/hour

Downing W.

$70/hour

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