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Susan Moore's Music Studio
Susan Moore's Music Studio

Susan Moore's Music Studio

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Introduction: I am a highly skilled, experienced voice teacher with in-depth technical knowledge of how the voice works. I am an excellent communicator and naturally creative. I tune in to each student's vocal issues and figure out how to help them develop the potential of their voice. I am aware that many voice teachers do not understand mechanics of using the voice correctly, which makes a huge difference in how the singer sounds, their range and vocal flexibility. I am educated in teaching Italian “bel canto” (the art of easy, beautiful singing), and I integrate elements of speech therapy into effective singing techniques. Vocal placement combined with correct breath support gives the voice more resonance, flexibility and stamina. These skills can be used with the musical styles of the student’s choice. I also teach skills in expressing the song, such as phrasing artistry, interpretation of musical styles, language articulation, pitch accuracy and performance techniques. My lessons are 60 minutes, which is what is required for a student to progress. However, if the student is interested, I teach music reading skills, which requires more time added to the lesson. Currently, due to the pandemic, I am teaching via FaceTime to keep everyone safe. There is a lot of exhalation with singing and it is not safe to have person to person lessons now. Also, my music studio is in my home. My lessons on FaceTime are working nevertheless, and my students are progressing. Regarding payment, I am currently using VENMO. When the pandemic is over and I can teach in my home again, I will also accept cash or checks.. I enjoy putting my students at ease and communicating with them effectively, then watching them progress, develop their skills and then feel more confident in singing. I enjoy getting to know my students as I work with them. I have a sense of humor and love the process of teaching. Each person is different, so through experience I have learned to find those specific ways to put them at ease while helping them grow as singers. The goal is for the singer to develop the freedom and skill to enjoy beautiful self-expression through singing.
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Hired 96 times

Serves Tampa, FL

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46 years in business

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Cash, Check, Venmo

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Lauren G.

Singing Lessons

Have recently started lessons with Susan, and already feeling improvement! She really knows her stuff. Would definitely recommend her!
Jan 13, 2021
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Crystal D.

Singing Lessons

I'm so incredibly happy that we found Susan. She's an amazing professional and has demonstrated not only exceptional skill, but true compassion and concern for her students. My son started working with her several months ago and has already shown a really wonderful amount of improvement. Shortly after starting with Susan, COVID19 hit and we had to start doing virtual lessons. Even without having the advantage of being face to face, Susan has been able to adjust things so that he can still get all the benefits of her amazing teaching style from a distance. Susan is kind and patient, and most importantly, a very experienced teacher who can easily determine what students need to help them develop into the most skilled performers they can be. We are both very grateful to her for everything she has done to help him. It is very rare to find a teacher who has such dedication to and love for her art as well as the students she helps develop into incredible artists.
Susan Moore's Music Studio's reply
Crystal, I want to thank you for this wonderful review and am gratified for your insights about my teaching. I am also gratified to be teaching your son, who is proving to be a gifted student. His progress is also due to the wonderful background in music appreciation you have given him. I am excited to experience this progress, which is really beginning to take off.
Aug 18, 2020
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Ayberk A.

Singing Lessons

She is a wonderful teacher. She helped me find the inner singer in me in just a few lessons.
Susan Moore's Music Studio's reply
Thank you Ayberk. It is a joy to teach you, because you are so open to singing
May 23, 2021
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Brittney R.

Singing Lessons

As someone who has never had voice lessons before, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I am extremely lucky to have found Susan as my first voice teacher. Not only is Susan extremely educated when it comes to music, but she is able to teach in a way that fosters passion and the desire to do better. She is patient and always willing to work on whatever your individual needs are. She is kind and has analogies that will make you laugh and keep you positive throughout your lesson, even if you are feeling frustrated. Learning proper singing technique is a process; it won't happen overnight, and it involves a lot of work. If you want the best results, you need to spend your own time going over the exercises. Susan provides the tools to succeed, but if you want to get better, you are the one that has to put in the effort. At only $50 a lesson, working with Susan is an absolute steal given her knowledge and talent. She will push you and show you that you can sing better than you ever thought you could. Additionally, Susan has many examples of singers with proper placement and technique. Streaming these videos help reinforce the ideas explained in the lesson. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone, whether you have musical/vocal experience or not.
Mar 8, 2020
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Chloe B.

Singing Lessons

She holds a lot of value in technique and experience in teaching. I have had various coaches and I have never learned from others than I have from Susan. I strongly suggest her if you want to broaden your horizons in proper technique. I have learned a lot from her and you get most out of your lesson when you come in with an open mind, over all patience, and an eagerness to learn no matter what. My singing has changed a lot within the past few months. She has rare, classic knowledge and I recommend her to obtain a gem of your voice. Just put in the work she tells and you'll see the results!
Feb 25, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I teach hourly lessons for all my students, regardless of age, and charge $50 per hour.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I ask each student to fill out an information sheet with contact info and basic musical experience. I also provide a printout of my financial & lesson procedural policies for new students. I give new students an overview of how I work and the tenets of achieving good voice production. I begin by finding out their range - from the lowest to the highest notes that they are able to sing. Then, while accompanying them on the piano I listen to them sing a simple song. From there I talk with them about what I hear in their singing and how I think we should proceed to improve singing techniques. How we begin depends on the particular problems that I hear, because each person is different. We may proceed working on phrasing and musicality and helping the singing to flow. We may also being by working on the forward placement of the voice. It is usually appropriate to find a new song for the new student to learn if the technique of the student is ready for that. I explain what I think the student needs to work on in their own time before the next lesson. Practice is essential to progress, because not all the magic can happen during the lessons. We establish a schedule and move forward.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a focus in vocal music from The University of South Florida. I have studied singing privately with Jerald Reynolds and Everett Anderson from the Univ of So Florida. When I lived in Mendocino, CA I studied with Nadine Patton of WIllits, CA where I learned the tradition of Bel Canto singing, integrated with speech therapy and vocal mechanics - the most dynamic singing lessons I have ever experienced. I participated in a singing workshop in Mendocino with the late Will Parker of New York City Opera. Under his direction I went to New York City and studied with John Bullock and also sang for the director of The Joy of Singing workshop. I was encouraged by these professionals to move to NYC for a career there, but decided to stay in Tampa, FL, my home.

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