Balliro Vocal Studio

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2 reviews
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  • Zhaoxin H.

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    I had a wonderful experience working with Linda. She is a very good coach who knows how to improve your voice very well. I highly recommend Linda to be your instructor.

    Feb 27, 2015Verified
  • Maegan H.

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    I've only had one lesson as of now but thus far I've really enjoyed Linda's instructions. I am a beginner with very little experience and Linda did a great job explaining new concepts and vocal exercises. She clearly knows her stuff. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because I've only had one lesson. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll update to 5!

    Jan 20, 2015Verified

About this pro

Get professional private voice lessons for singers and speakers of all ages. I'm a graduate of New England Conservatory, spent several years singing and performing in Europe and I'm certified by Seth Riggs in Speech Level Singing. SLS is a ten year certification process with annual evaluations and educational requirements. This approach to voice training has been used by hundreds of grammy winners, broadway professionals and opera singers for over 60 years. I have a proven track record with professionals, children, and hobby singers. I teach pop, rock, musical theater, and classical. The majority of students who study SLS improve their range, flexibility and power much more quickly than traditional lessons that are based on imagery and subjectivity, rather than practical tools that you can objectively learn and immediately apply to your singing. You'll earn to sing with a strong mix, so you can have range and power without vocal fatigue, for rock, pop, musical theater, and classical/opera. Lessons are in person and via Skype. You'll receive a digital recording of each lesson and a video recording of SKYPE lessons so you can effectively practice on your own. I have many successful students who prepare for college entrance exams, concerts, auditions, and recordings. I'm currently Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music in Boston. "Linda, the lesson you gave me, was truly ground breaking. Due to the fact that I've listened to it literally hundreds of times, (on the CD recording of the lesson), I think I've come a long way. Can we set up another?" Dave, singer, songwriter

Years in business

12

Times hired on Thumbtack

11

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
      Choosing a voice teacher isn't an easy task. I recommend 5 things to consider when choosing a voice teacher. 1. Experience as a performer. Has the voice teacher performed in professional settings, lived the life of a singer, so they know all the challenges that go along with singing in the real world? 2. Training and education. Does the voice teacher have professional education in vocal science and vocal pedagogy? You don't have to learn vocal science or pedagogy to be a singer, but your teacher should know enough to understand the reasons why particular exercises and/or songs will help you. Dr. Inge Titze is the leading authority on vocal science and your teacher should be at least familiar with his work. 3. Accountability. Does the voice teacher work in a setting where their students are being evaluated and judged by objective parties? Is the teacher getting their teaching skills evaluated by an objective party on a regular basis? If they don't have students out singing in the "real" world, there is no measure of the effectiveness of their teaching. If the teacher doesn't have colleagues/peers seeing their students or their teaching, there is no measure of the teacher's effectiveness. 4. Variety is the spice of life. And broadens a voice teacher's understanding of singing and singers. Does the voice teacher work with all kinds of singers and ages? A teacher who has a solid understanding of the voice, performing and music, should be able to apply that knowledge in any setting and get effective results. 5. Put your money where your mouth is. If you take a voice lesson, did you leave the lesson with immediate, tangible results in your singing that you can replicate to some degree on your own? This is different from getting knowledge from the teacher. Every teacher can explain about the voice to some degree and teach you things you didn't know before, but you can read that in a book as well - what you need from a voice teacher is immediate results in your singing that are feel right and make sense to your body. If not, the teaching is probably not effective. I hope these tips help you choose a teacher! I have lived and sang in several countries and many times I search high and low to find the right teacher so I know how difficult it can be. One thing that is not important in finding the right voice teacher : Location! Getting results in your voice that are healthy, efficient and effective is the most important thing. In today's world, SKYPE and the internet makes it possible to get lessons that match with your schedule and time availability. Don't shortchange your voice by focusing on superficial issues.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    MondayClosed
    TuesdayClosed
    WednesdayClosed
    Thursday10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Friday10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Balliro Vocal Studio is about 30+ miles of Cambridge, MA.