First things first: What’s the difference between a voice teacher and a vocal coach?
Broadly speaking, a voice teacher focuses on the technique of singing: breathing, posture, resonance, and registration; whereas a vocal coach focuses on diction, expression, ensemble, and interpretation. Voice teachers and vocal coaches support each other’s work, and their work definitely overlaps.
So, which one am I?
I do both, depending on what my students hire me for. I’ve taught voice lessons for adult beginners, and I’ve also prepared students for choir auditions, undergraduate and graduate admissions, and professional auditions. Coaching and collaborating on voice recitals is my “bread and butter.”
I feel incredible gratitude and appreciation for your expertise and meticulous guidance. I have grown so much through our coachings.— H.S., professional recording artist
My students have successfully auditioned for:
Cantata Singers • Longy School of Music • Lowell House Opera • NATS National Finals • Oxford University College Chapel Choir • Penn State • University of Texas at Austin
I discovered my love of singing as a pre-college student at Juilliard, when participation in the chorus was mandatory for pianists. Later as an undergrad at MIT, I accompanied so many voice lessons and found them so interesting that I decided to take voice lessons myself. I’ve appeared as soprano soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Wellesley Choral Society, and Nahant Music Festival; and I’ve been a vocal coach / voice teacher since 2010.
As Princess Aurora, Eileen Huang did vocal justice as the sleepy star of the show with a fine sense of humor and style.— The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Want to work with me? Let’s get started.
FAQ: How do you find a vocal coach?
- Ask for recommendations: Ask friends, family, or fellow musicians if they know of any good vocal coaches in your area. They may be able to recommend someone based on their own experiences.
- Check music school or performing arts center websites: Check the websites of music schools or performing arts centers in your area to see if they offer vocal coaching. Many have a directory of their faculty, which may include vocal coaches.
- Look on social media: Check social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for local music groups or pages that may recommend or advertise vocal coaches.
- Attend music events: Attend local music events, such as concerts or recitals, and network with other musicians or music enthusiasts. They may be able to recommend a good vocal coach.
- Contact professional organizations: Contact local professional music organizations, such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), for a list of qualified vocal coaches in your area.
Once you have a list of potential vocal coaches, you can schedule consultations with them to discuss their coaching approach, experience, and rates. It’s important to find a coach who is a good fit for your vocal style and musical goals. Good luck with your search!