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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

Private Studio: Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Education: M.M., voice, Indiana University; B.M, Voice, North Park University; Certified, Levels I, II, and III, Somatic Voice Work - the LoVetri Method; continuing ed. In theatre at the Shakespeare Theatre, Theatre Lab, and Studio Theatre
Teaching: since 1985. Currently on the voice faculty of the Visual and Performing Arts Program, Northwestern High School (Hyattsville, MD). Former voice faculty at the Washington Conservatory, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and NOVA, Alexandria
Teachers/Coaches past and present: Tom Reilly, Maurice “Bud” Allison, Todd Duncan, Norman Gulbrandsen

Philosophy: I enjoy helping a singer cultivate his or her own authentic instrument in the student's chosen style. I believe in the balance of strength and relaxation in technique. I also believe that no electronic enhancement can mask or make up for a voice that is not optimally functioning. My love for good theatre and beautiful sound informs my own performance.

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Contact cell: (301)873-4683
Website: nancyalmquist.com 

DIANE ATHERTON* soprano

Studio: Washington DC ( St. Columbas’s/National Presbyterian, St. Mark’s Capitol Hill), home studio in Silver Spring, MD

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

Education: GMus Huddersfield University UK, PDVT Guildhall School of Music & Drama London UK, Somatic Voice Work Levels 1 & 11 Shenandoah University The LoVetri Method.

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

Professional Affiliation: Board Member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Current/past teachers: Elizabeth Daniels, David Pollard, Laura Sarti

Current studio: 35 students. I am equally happy to work with young professional singers or enthusiastic choral singers and children ages 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, Lawrence University, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, UK. Many are now working professional singers & artists performing in opera and choral music both in the USA and internationally.

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.

Testimonial’s

Diane has transformed my voice, and what a joy! She has a seemingly bottomless toolbox of well-schooled techniques to help the struggling singer, and a deep well of compassion and good humor to boot. I love working with her, and can’t recommend her highly enough. - Christina H.

Diane is a gifted voice teacher. Teaching my young daughter, she developed a curriculum that included the right amount of theory, technique and, of course, singing practice. My daughter looked forward to going to her voice class every week, and felt buoyed and inspired when she left. Diane is particularly sensitive to each child's personality and needs and is able to adjust accordingly, making every lesson both fun and musically meaningful. Homeyra

Contact: cell: 301 520 0502
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Website: www.dianeatherton.com

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 in auditioning for college. She is absolutely incredible to work with!"
- Nelia M. - Music Education Major, James Madison University

HEATHER FETROW, soprano
 
Heather Fetrow
 Education: MM Voice Performance Westminster Choir College, BM Music Education Westminster Choir College
Private Studio: Anywhere in the DC Metro Area and from home studio 318 Cedar Lane, Rockville, MD 20851
Voice Faculty, Hun School of Princeton, Westminster Conservatory of Music, The Browning School (New York, NY) , Private Voice Studio in Manhattan. 
My students have attended New England Conservatory, Juilliard High School Opera Intensive, Oberlin Summer Vocal Institute, Tulane University and Westminster Choir College and performed in local, regional and national tours of shows
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 and performance 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 and am pleased to work with a variety of ages and levels of singing experience.
I am currently available to teach via Zoom and in person, given a large enough space that allows for social distancing/improvements in the co-vid 19 situation.  
Carnegie Hall Debut 2019, Washington National Opera, Angels Vocal Art Studio Artist, Brevard Music Center, CoOPERAtive, Operaworks, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater, HUB Opera Ensemble, Garden State Opera, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Dell'Arte Opera, 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
 
CROSSLEY HAWN, soprano

Teaches at her cozy home studio in Hyattsville, MD

*Accepts students of all ages and experience levels*

Mission:  Crossley is not a believer in "one-method-fits-all" teaching, and will work with you as the unique and wonderful musician you are!  She is happy to meet you at whatever level you may find yourself, and through a focus on good vocal technique and musicianship, build a repertoire that's appropriate for your individual voice and musical interests. 

Education: M.M. Vocal Performance, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Catholic University of America, 2016
B.M. Vocal Performance, CUA, 2010

Voice Teacher: Sharon Christman  

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Website- www.crossleyhawn.com

Testimonial:  "Crossley is one of the most supportive and patient teachers you could ever have! She was always prepared for the voice lessons I had with her, and believes in her students' abilities. -Kaitlyn A. 

 
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 senior 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 

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), the 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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NANCY SCIMONE, soprano

Bright and modern music studio in Springfield/Burke, Virginia, with a 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 is given.
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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: The 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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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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