The Vocal Studio of Soprano, Valerie Girard
The Vocal Studio of Soprano, Valerie Girard

The Vocal Studio of Soprano, Valerie Girard

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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.

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Serves Ardsley, NY

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17 years in business

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Heather R.
May 21, 2023
Valerie Girard is an excellent voice teacher. She has helped me bring my vocal technique to a higher level. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of singing, including vocal technique, phrasing, diction, languages, repertoire and performance. Valerie has helped me with both musical theater and classical pieces. She is fun to work with. I highly recommend her!
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Timothy V.
May 17, 2023
Miss Girard is a fantastic teacher. She helped me with some big technique issues. I improved a lot during her masterclass in Stia and her online lessons keep me on track!
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Candice S.
May 16, 2023

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Valerie is great. Learning a lot. I am a Jazz Singer and with her techniques and teachings I have improved quite a bit in understanding how to utilize voice as an instrument.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Jazz • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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Richard W.
May 27, 2023
Valerie is remarkably skilled at understanding my vocal issues,explaining what and how things should change, and offering exercises to help that happen. She is patient and persistent, in for the long haul, but also gets results remarkably quickly. I've come a long way under Valerie's warm, inspiring tutelage. She is a very fine teacher.
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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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