The following professional Baritone/Basses 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.)

DR. AURELIUS GORI,* baritone

Studio: Gori Voice Studios, LLC , Kensington MD
Faculty: Washington Conservatory of Music, Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria
Member NATS
Teaching since 1985
Education: BM, MM and DMA in Voice, University of Maryland at College Park; Fulbright Scholar, 1990-91 at Munich Hochschule fuer Musik, Munich, Germany; Britten-Pears School, German Lied program 1993; NATS teaching intern, 1997.
Professional experience: recital, oratorio and opera, including performances with Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Eldbrooke Artists Series, and North York Philharmonic of Toronto, Canada
Student achievements: Students have sung with Cathedral Choral Society, NOVA Community Chorus, Master Chorale of Washington, National Philharmonic Chorale, 2008 Papal Festival Choir, and have won competitions and scholarships including NATS Mid-Atlantic Regionals (2007).
Professional references: J. Reilly Lewis (Cathedral Choral Society), Dr. Mark Whitmire (NOVA Community Chorus), Dr. Paula Chipman (Frederick Community College)
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MATTHEW HILL, tenor

--Openings for singers of all ages, voice types, experience levels--
Studios: Silver Spring, MD and Laurel, MD

Education:
M.M., Opera performance, Maryland Opera Studio
B.M., Voice performance, University of Maryland College Park

Additional Training:
Wolf Trap Opera 2016
Opera Saratoga 2015
American Bach Soloists Academy 2015
Music Academy International 2014
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute 2013
Ohio Light Opera 2012

Teachers: Gran Wilson, Carmen Balthrop, James Bailey

Matt comes from a diverse background of singing: opera, musical theater, pop/rock, and folk. His teaching philosophy upholds that singing of every genre must rely on the same technical fundamentals, and that the approach to teaching each student must be specialized and developed for every individual student.  His vocal technique is aimed towards developing breath support, expanding range, enriching timbre, and finding proper placement.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         Phone: 301-575-4111

SAMMY HUH, tenor

Sammy Huh is an accomplished and in demand voice instructor in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. His studies with Marlena Malas (vocal coach of Luciano Pavarotti) and Gran Wilson have shaped his philosophy and technique of singing which he now shares with his students.

Education:
B.M. Vocal Performance, The Juilliard School
M.M. Opera Performance, Maryland Opera Studio, Graduate and Teaching Assistant
Additional apprenticeships at Manhattan School of Music, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, and Chautauqua Opera Company.

-Studio located in Alexandria, VA and teaches privately at three music schools in Washington D.C. area.
-Students at any level and voice types are welcome.
-Times and locations can be arranged upon request.
-Highly competitive rates offered.
-Learn to enhance your tone, range, breath support, placement, and overall technique.

DR. MICHAEL MENTZEL,* baritone

Currently accepting students of all levels and ages. Limited openings are available Mondays and Tuesdays. Vocal technique is a major focus, although other areas may be addressed depending on the needs of the individual.

Phonation-centered instruction is the focus--technique rooted in classical "bel canto" school but readily applicable to any genre (rock, gospel, musical theater, pop, jazz, etc). Learn how the vocal mechanism works, how to use it efficiently, then sing in any genre you like!

Ideal Candidates Include:
*High school students seeking to prepare for school musical or college voice audition
*Avocational adult singer seeking to get involved in musical hobby
*College voice major/minor seeking to improve vocal technique over summer
*Anyone experiencing impediments in their singing or speech, such as strain, limited range, or chronic hoarseness.

Qualifications:
* DMA in Vocal Pedagogy (University of Maryland)
*MM, BM in Voice Performance (Indiana University)
*Full member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (nats.org) and Pan-American Vocology Association (www.pava-vocology.org) in good standing
*Student of late voice technician Dr. James McDonald (New England Conservatory, Indiana University)
*Teaching since 2001

Please inquire for schedule, hourly fees or current/former student recommendations.
Teaching site is McLean, VA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (240) 595-2274

MATT RIPPERE, CMVT, Baritone

-Located in Alexandria, VA.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 978-549-5995
-BMEd from The University of Southern Mississippi
-MM in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory
-Certified by The McClosky Institute of Voice
-Teaching since 2002
-Experience in opera, oratorio, choral, and recital literature
-Experience working with professionals, aspiring professionals and amateurs
-11 years of college teaching experience
-Working knowledge of all major singing languages
-Healthy vocal technique
-Works with the singing voice, the speaking voice, and those suffering from vocal disorders
-Accepting students ages 13 and up of all voice types, styles, and skill levels

GREGORY STUART, baritone

All levels, beginner to professional 
All styles, including speech work 
Solid vocal technique 
Coaching on song interpretation 
Audition preparation 
Competent in coaching French, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin & transliterated Hebrew 
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Ithaca College
Master of Fine Arts in Classical Acting, The Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University
Conservatory voice training and voice for actors 
In-depth understanding of the vocal technique and the anatomy of singing 
Experience singing opera, musical theatre, Celtic music and folk music. --- Contact Gregory at 917-621-6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.