Valerie Girard Vocal Studio in person or remote
Valerie Girard Vocal Studio in person or remote

Valerie Girard Vocal Studio in person or remote

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Introduction: My students learn to sing with freedom rooted in a grounded breath support. I believe that each person has their own unique sound, and I will show you how to extend your range and sing with joy and self-confidence. I will also work on improving musicianship, on rhythm phrasing and legato, diction and interpretation. My vocal mentor was Felix Knight with whom I worked with from the age of 14 until he passed away. Felix sang in opera, musicals, and even had his own weekly radio show. Not only did I study with him myself but I listened in on lessons with all kinds of voices, both men and women, classical, and pop singers. My students have gone on to having successful careers in everything from pop, jazz, musical theater to opera.

Hired 17 times

Serves Ardsley, NY

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16 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

14 reviews


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Louise G.
Oct 20, 2019
I have worked with Ms. Girard frequently, attending her Summer program Casentino Voice twice and taking private lessons after that. What I like about the classes is her very concrete, clear and consistent vision on vocal technique which is based on the principles of great old school Italian singing (coordinated registers, clear vowels, breathing, core). Besides that Ms. Girard is a lovely lady who likes a laugh and will be honest without being harsh. Ms. Girard has had an extensive career so she has great experience and knows what she’s talking about. I’ve already learned a lot from her and will continue to do so.
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Stephan K.
Dec 5, 2016
I met Valerie during a Masterclass held in Casentino in 2016. She was very positive, yet demanding and right on with spotting my technical issues. For the art of "bel canto" singing I have learned a lot during that week and - what I personally feel the best achievement of a Masterclass - taken inspiration and curiosity home with the wish to keep on working on these issues. Only a few lessons with Valerie have given me methods and ways of practicing the "bel canto specifics". After returning home I have started working with her via Skype-lessons (which works fine, given a distance of about 6.400 kilometers). Thank you Valerie!
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Jin H.
Jun 20, 2015

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She is very knowledgeable and patience. Make you feel really comfortable and boost your skills to your singing skills. She also does singing tutorial (casentino voice) in Italy also you performing at the end of tutorial . I'm so exiting to have this kind of opportunity.
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Amy P.
Feb 8, 2019
Valerie greatly improved my vocal technique. We worked on Classical, Opera and Music Theatre Styles. She works with students of all voices. I have a more solid understanding and passion for singing and technique work, as well as a renewed passion in my music career all because of Valerie. She has been one of the most influential voice teachers I've ever had. I have only studied with her once in NYC and then during the Casentino Voice program. You do not want to miss a chance to work with her. Working with her has been one of the biggest motivations in my singing career.
Valerie Girard Vocal Studio in person or remote's reply
Thank you Amy for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you and I hope you do well in your career!
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Kateryna Z.
Jan 16, 2018
Valerie is the best vocal coach you'll find in NY area! Highly skilled and professional, with an incredible understanding of one's specific abilities and needs! Exceptional technique and approach! My vocal skills improved dramatically since I've started taking lessons with Valerie! She is also very knowledgeable and helpful with repertoire and language skills - Italian, German, etc. If you're looking for an amazing vocal coach - look no further!!!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I prefer to teach a one hour lesson. If a student can’t afford my normal fee, we can discuss it. I do charge if lessons aren’t cancelled with 24 hr notice (unless you're ill or have an emergency).

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

    First I ask every student to bring a song or aria to sing at your first lesson so that I get a sense of where you are vocally and musically. We then work on vocal exercises and technique. The rest of the lesson is spent on singing your music and immediately start applying the new technique.

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

    The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, New England Conservatory of Music, HB Acting Studio, The Goldovsky Institute. Private study with Felix Knight, Jennie Tourel, Frederick Jagel, Viviane Mordo.

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