Lessons with Opera Upper West

Opera Upper West encourages artists through an authentic process of musical story-telling that is connected to the human experience. All of our teachers have received masters degrees in musical performance, and each teacher provides a system for success that inspires daily action and musical growth. Our community of artists are also encouraged to engage and learn from each other through masterclasses and social hours hosted by Opera Upper West. Learn more about our programs below:

 
Frank Sinatra

Vocal Studio

Private lessons for all age levels, beginning to advanced, focus on strengthening the natural resonance of the voice. Lessons include a practice notebook, sheet music, a binder of vocal exercises, and a recording of the lesson. Teachers discuss the goals of each student and create a roadmap to success. Repertoire is chosen that speaks to your experience and expresses a truth to who you are. Techniques fostered include breathing fundamentals, range expansion, increased resonance, personal style, and authentic performance. You will also be invited to participate in Opera Upper West's masterclasses and community events!

 
Piano

Piano Studio

Private lessons for all age levels, beginning to advanced, focus on strengthening technique and developing repertoire. Lessons include a practice notebook, sheet music, a binder of etudes and performance pieces, and a recording of the lesson. Teachers discuss the goals of each student and create a roadmap to success. Repertoire is chosen that speaks to your experience and expresses a truth to who you are. Techniques fostered include fundamental technique, development of scales, ear training and music theory, personal style, and authentic performance. You will also be invited to participate in Opera Upper West's masterclasses and community events! 

 
Katharine Hepburn

Acting Studio

For singing-actors who are engaged in the formal audition process and are seeking to deeply examine audition repertoire. In private lessons, the singing-actor will bring a scene and study the heartbeat of the text and how the actor is one with the character. Monthly group classes in which actors share their experience and artwork creates an uplifting community dedicated to support.