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Voice Lessons Tailored to Each Individual Student!

Voice lessons are an amazing way to strengthen your voice and broaden your range. Lessons are offered for all types of musical styles including jazz, classical, and pop. In these lessons we will cover vocal technique, song performance, leading a band, sight reading, music theory, and other aspects of performing and singing.

Taught in English by a Native English speaker the student with receive English diction lessons along with singing.

The basic technique is guaranteed, but the teacher will work with the student on the specific goals and topics the students want to focus on.

Extra information

Bring your phone to record the lessons and something to take notes with.

Location

At teacher's location: Czaar Peterstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
30 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am a jazz vocalist, composer, and arranger who was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut.

I’ve been playing piano since I was 4 and flute since 4th grade, but really got into jazz in high school when I attended a jazz camp over the summer. I had already applied to be a Classical Voice major at the University of Illinois by the time jazz had started to become a major interest. After the first year at UIUC, I decided to add jazz as a second major eventually receiving two degrees in Vocal Performance and Jazz Performance.

Since moving to Amsterdam August of 2019 to pursue her Master’s degree in Jazz Voice at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, I have been working on 2 new projects. The first is Jobimbo: Sofia sings Jobim which will be recording soon and the second is Suite Dreams, a project illustrating a journey of sleep and dreams. When I’m not attending classes or teaching I perform around Amsterdam.

Performed with:
• Sofia Michelle Quintet
• Sofia Michelle Trio
• Sofia Duo
• The Poblano Project
• Mitchell Maftean Sextet
• Ornette Coleman Group
• Composition Group
• University of Illinois Chamber Singers
• U of I Jazz Vocal Ensemble
• U of I Jazz Vocal Combos 1+ 2
• U of I Women’s Glee
• U of I Black Chorus
• U of I Jazz Big Band 4

Performed at:
• Carnegie Hall
• Minton’s Playhouse
• Litchfield Jazz Festival
• CvA Blue Note
• Fiesta Cafe
• The Iron Post
• Edinburgh Jazz Bar
• Flesseman’s

Education

University of Illinois, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, 3.79, 2015-2019
Convservatorium van Amsterdam, Masters of Music in Jazz Voice, 2019-2021

Experience / Qualifications

Took Vocal Pedagogy lessons, taught voice, piano, and flute lessons as well as sight reading and music theory. Has taught English and Portuguese Diction as well.

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Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


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