The following professional Sopranos provide vocal instruction. An asterisk "*" beside the name of the teacher means that this teacher is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS.)

NANCY ALMQUIST, soprano

Studio: Mount Rainier (Hyattsville area), MD; Washington Conservatory of Music, Bethesda
Voice Faculty: Washington Conservatory of Music; Northwestern High School Visual and Performing Arts Program. Former Voice Faculty at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA.
Education: M.M., Voice, Indiana University; B.M., Voice, North Park University; Somatic Voice Work - the LoVetri Method, Level I
Teaching since 1985
Teachers: Tom Reilly, Norman Gulbrandsen, Todd Duncan
Nancy is an ardent singer/actor with an intuitive teaching style, able to bend with the needs and desires of each student. Her love for the theater informs her performance - her passion for the vocal sound wave hones her skill as a teacher.
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CATHERINE ANDERSON*, soprano

Studio:  Kensington,  MD

Education: D.M.A.  and M.M.  The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Vocal Performance and Pedagogy), B.A.  The College of William and Mary (English Literature and Music)

Voice Faculty:  former Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Washington National Cathedral (2012-2014), Washington College (Chestertown, MD) 2004-2012, The Madeira School (McLean, VA) 1992-2012

Professional Affiliation: NATS, former President and Vice President, MD/DC Chapter

Students range from young adults with career aspirations to retirees finally “getting around to it.”  Students have won admission to The Peabody Conservatory, The Mannes School of Music, The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, The Hartt School, Syracuse University Department of Music, among others.  Repertory classes, solo recitals, and participation in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions are among the studio activities.

Mission:  To enable each individual to sing with maximum freedom, joy, and beauty of tone while developing musical and artistic skills.

Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301/949-5572

DIANE ATHERTON*, soprano

Studio: Washington DC, Silver Spring,MD

Voice Faculty: Former Professor of Vocal Studies at American University, St. Alban’s and National Cathedral School. Currently voice teacher for The Children’s Chorus of Washington. Private Studio since 1995.

Education: Graduate of Huddersfield University, UK. ; Ppst Dip. Vocal Training, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, UK.; Somatic Voice Work Level 1 & 11 Shenandoah University

Clinician/Masterclasses: American University, VSA International young soloists competition at the Kennedy Center

Professional Affiliation: National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Current teacher: Elizabeth Daniels

Current studio: 18 students. I am equally happy to work with young professional singers or enthusiastic choral singers and children ages 14 upwards wanting to improve their technique.. Former students have been successful in gaining places at The Conservatory of Music Cincinnati University, Indiana University, Stamford University, Brown University, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, UK. 

Philosophy:  My philosophy is that that singing should be fun and enjoyable whilst providing a solid technique using such tools as body mapping techniques, the IPA system and of course my experience as a professional singer. 

Contact: cell: 301 520 0502
Email: dianesvoicestudio.com
Website: dianeatherton.com

POLLY BALDRIDGE*, soprano

Studio: private studio in Damascus, MD - high school and adults - teaching classical and contemporary styles 
Affiliations: MD/DC NATS (current president); ACDA; Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts
Education: MM - University of Maryland in vocal performance and choral conducting, BA - West Virginia Wesleyan College - vocal performance
Performance: oratorio, concert, benefit recitals, musical theater, early music - member of L'Arabesque Baroque
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RACHEL CARLSON, soprano

Studio in Silver Spring, MD
M.M. University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.M. University of Maryland, College Park
Training: Martha Randall, Paul Rowe
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CHRISTINE CASTILLO, soprano

Studio: Columbia, MD.
Education: BA University of Maryland, Vocal Performance
Training: voice, Molly Donnelly, Linda Mabbs; piano, Lillis Kingman, Mildred Fiore, Fransisco de Araujo.
Experience: teaching voice since 2001; teaching piano since 1996.
Memberships: International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM); Music Teachers National Association (MTNA); Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA)
Call or e-mail for an interview: 410.715.4862 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JAELY CHAMBERLAIN, soprano

Teaches at her home studio in Centreville, VA
**Openings for students of all ages and experience levels**

Teaching since 2009

Voice Teachers: Carmen Balthrop, Deborah Birnbaum, Elizabeth Daniels

Training:
MM Opera Performance, Maryland Opera Studio, University of Maryland, 2015
Young Artist, Hubbard Hall Opera, 2014
Apprentice Artist, Ash Lawn Opera, 2012
BA Voice Performance, Shepherd University, 2012
BME Music Education, Shepherd University, 2012
University of Miami Frost School of Music in Salzburg, Austria, 2011

Contact:
Cell- (540) 247-0314
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Website- www.jaelysoprano.com

Testimonial:

"Studying with Jaely was wonderful! She was extremely knowledgeable. My voice grew enormously in the time that we worked together. Because of Jaely, I felt comfortable and confident auditioning for college. She is absolutely incredible to work with!"
- Nelia M. - Music Education Major, James Madison University

HEATHER FETROW, soprano
 
Education: MM Voice Performance Westminster Choir College, BM Music Education Westminster Choir College
Private Studio: At home directly across from the National Cathedral, Washington, DC
Voice Faculty, Hun School of Princeton, Westminster Conservatory of Music, The Browning School (New York, NY) , Private Voice Studio in Manhattan
Voice students have attended New England Conservatory, Julliard High School Opera Intensive, Oberlin Summer Vocal Institute, Tulane University and Westminster Choir College
My mission is to engage with students to realize their full potential as singers.  I teach classical bel canto vocal technique and coach musical theater repertoire as well.  I also specialize in audition preparation and musicianship/sight reading training. I am well rounded as both a solo vocalist and choral singer, sensitive to the successful application of vocal concepts to different genres of vocal music. I enjoy having the privilege of nurturing the natural beauty in my students' unique instruments.
Angels Vocal Art Studio Artist (2016), Brevard Music Center, CoOPERAtive, Operaworks, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater, HUB Opera Ensemble, Garden State Opera, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Rutgers University Mallery Recital Series, Amherst Early Music Festival
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.609-658-3390
 
SHAINA KUHN, * lyric soprano
 
Studio: Washington, D.C. (on Capitol Hill off of Lincoln Park)
Education: B.A. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The David Jones Teacher Mentoring program
Private voice studio instruction in Swedish-Italian School singing from a professional soprano in Washington, D.C. Students learn to sing freely and healthily in a supportive, positive studio environment.  Students include professional musicians, college music majors, and avocational singers.  Extensive experience and success with singers suffering from vocal injuries and/or vocal health challenges.
memberships: National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS), American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
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ZOE RENELDA MCCRAY, Spinto Soprano

Studio: Alexandria, VA and online studio via Skype

Voice faculty: Opal Music Studio (Alexandria,VA), Aimee Bee Inc (Alexandria,VA)

Students: range from middle school ages through senor citizen, a mix of a "just for fun" activity to conservatory and professional audition prep

Mission: To bring the joy of singing to all interested big and small! I specialize in an array of genres: opera, choral, musical theater, a capella, jazz, traditional African-American spirituals, contemporary gospel country, rhythm and blues and pop singing and believe in approaching all genres with a healthy vocal/breath technique and a strong connection to the theatrical element of performance.

Voice Teachers: Patricia Miller, Kevin McMillan

Training:
BM Vocal Performance, James Madison University
Young Artist, COSI Opera Program, 2017
Young Artist, Halifax Summer Festival, 2016
Winter Intensive participant, OperaWorks, 2016

Contact:
Cell- (571) 235- 1639
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Website- www.zoemccray.com

Testimonial: "Huge endorsement of Zoe as a musician and teaching artist"- Laura Marshall, Alexandria VA

STEPHANIE LYNN MILLER,* soprano

Studio in Chevy Chase, MD (Red Line accessible)
Master of Music - Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Performance Diploma - Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts - Double Major Music and Drama - Kenyon College
Teaching since 2009 
Voice Teacher - The Park School of Baltimore
Teaches all ages and styles including classical, musical theater, jazz and pop.
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phone: 301-785-9529

DEBORAH MILLER, lyric soprano

Studio: Fairfax VA.
B.M. & B.A. Birmingham-Southern College, M.M. University of Texas
25 year international opera and concert career
Contact information: 703-425-0941, 703-470-6160 cell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MELISSA MINO, soprano

Teaches at her home studio in Arlington, VA
Teaching since 2007
M.M. in Voice- Temple University (2010)
B.M. in Music Education, minor in French- Bucknell University (2007)
Teacher: William Stone
Training: Apprentice Artist at Sarasota Opera (2011), CoOPERAtive training program (2008), University of Miami at Salzburg (2007)
Phone: (215)778-9931, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. website: www.melissamino.com

ALLISON MONDEL,* early music soprano 

Studio: Silver Spring, MD (red line metro accessible) or Georgetown, Washington, DC
Voice Faculty: National Cathedral, Episcopal High School (Alexandria, VA)
Education: M.M. Longy School of Music (Early Music Vocal Performance), B.A. Lycoming College
Teachers: Elizabeth Daniels, Laurie Monahan (early music)
Allison is an extremely versatile performing artist and enthusiastic teacher. She takes the utmost joy in sharing her love of early music, and has coached students at the Peabody Conservatory, Williams College, and Georgetown University, in addition to working with local ensembles and church choirs. In performance she has appeared with Armonia Nova, the Maryland Choral Society, Cathedra at the National Cathedral, the Folger Consort, the Bach Sinfonia, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Boston Early Music Festival, among many others. Her teaching studio consists of students of all ages and ability levels, but she most appreciates the willingness in her students to take risks, reveal and release your inner artist, and have fun!
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (410) 446-9450. 

CATE FRAZIER-NEELY,* soprano

Studio: Fulltime, private voice studio in Silver Spring, Maryland
Teaching since: 1980
Faculty: Artist/Faculty, The Smithsonian Resident Associates, Wash., DC
Founder, The Washington Vocal Consortium. Member: NATS (Former President of MD/DC Chapter)
Education: Certification: Somatic Voice Work: The Lovetri Method; M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Maryland, College Park, B.M., Vocal Performance, Minor in Keyboard Accompanying, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
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MARTHA RANDALL,* soprano

Lecturer, Voice & Vocal Pedagogy
Division of Voice/Opera
University of Maryland School of Music
(B.M., M.M., University of Kansas, Fulbright Scholar)

NANCY SCIMONE, soprano

Bright and modern music studio in Springfield/Burke, Virginia, with grand piano.
Her students have gone on to Eastman, Tanglewood, and Carnegie Mellon and sing professionally.
Miss Scimone has sung professionally as a soloist with orchestras, operas, and in recital in Washington, DC, New York City, and across North America. With over 20 years of teaching experiences, she teaches a natural and healthy 'bel canto' technique, language and style coaching.  A gratis lesson given.
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    phone:  571-232-1873

MARYANN SEWELL,* soprano

Studio: Washington D. C. Upper Northwest – bus and Metro accessible . 202-726-8858 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Faculty: Catholic University of America – 1996 to present
Private studio teaching – over 25 years.
Performance experience : recitals, oratorio, opera and operetta. NATS (10 years) President of the MD-DC NATS. ACDA member – 20 years. Emily Dickinson International Music Society – founding member
My studio includes high school students with college voice major aspirations, college students, church soloists, cantors, singers in major choral ensembles (Washington Master Chorale, Cathedral Choral Society, Choral Arts, etc), actors who wish to add singing to their audition skills, serious amateurs, and singers under contract to Washington National Opera. 

JOY MARYA STEVANS,* soprano

Studio: Rockville, MD
Faculty: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, (2001-present) Member: NATS, AGMA; Teaching: Since 2001; Education: DMA (ABD), Vocal Pedagogy, University of Maryland M.M. Vocal Performance, Indiana University-Bloomington, B.A. Music and English, magna cum laude, The Catholic University of America. Nora Sands Memorial Scholarship to AIMS-Graz in 2009.
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MARGARET STRICKLETT,* soprano

Greenbelt, MD 20770
ph: (301)474-6406
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LINDA FISHER TEASLEY,* soprano

DMA University of Maryland/College Park
Private vocal studio in Alexandria, VA. Teaching covers a wide range of styles including classical, jazz and pop. Voice faculty: Georgetown University.
(703) 765-2118 phone or (703) 765-2551 fax

ANGELA PETERSON WINTER,* soprano

Holistic Voice Training and Coaching to "Free Your Voice Inside & Out"
Studio: Fairfax, VA and Skype
Member NATS
Ages 16-adult, classical, musical theatre, singer/songwriter styles
Education: Level II Certification Somatic Voiceworks TM - The LoVetri Method, M.M. Westminster Choir College of Rider University, B.M. Butler University, Life Coach Training Martha Beck, Inc.
As a holistic voice teacher and life coach, I work with each student to pinpoint - and RELEASE - the stuck places in the mind, body, spirit, and voice so he/she can sing with confidence, joy, and authenticity.
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