Whether you dream of performing on stage as a nationally touring pop star, belting out your favorite show tunes on Broadway or just sounding better in the shower, voice lessons are your first step to enhancing your singing skills. Thanks to its rich performing arts culture, finding a vocal coach in the Pittsburgh area isn’t hard, but with so many options, it can often be difficult to pick the best teacher for your singing needs. Schedule a session at these five studios and you can be assured that you’ll be learning from the most innovative, professional and experienced instructors in the country. If you’re ready to hit the high notes, sign up for a few lessons from these studios and coaches, which are considered the best in Pittsburgh.
Daniel Teadt Voice Studio
124 S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Daniel Teadt is an internationally acclaimed baritone who has moved on from performing in major opera houses throughout the country and Europe to share his love of singing with local performers. Students praise Teadt for his solid vocal technique, support for his students, passion and practice experience that he brings to every lesson. Start with a half-hour lesson for $30 or consider pre-purchasing four 50 minute lessons at $160 at Teadt’s private voice studio where you’ll learn musicianship and Bel Canto vocal technique.
Higher Voice Studio
1755 Robson Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Regardless of your age or skill level, Higher Voice Studio near Pittsburgh’s Upper St. Clair neighborhood will help establish your vocal style and enhance your voice under the instruction of private voice instructor Hilerie Klein Rensi. Rensi has taught countless students in her more 20 years of vocal coaching, many of whom have graduated to perform on and off-broad and alongside singers like Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw and Jo Dee Messina. Her approach to singing is extremely individualized to each student and focuses on fun and flexibility. Lesson rate is $50 for a one-hour private lesson.
BH Singer Studio
100 Ross St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
For years, professional vocal coach Beverly Hissam has been sharing her passion for singing with hundreds of students, and now you can join the countless performers who have discovered the beauty of their voice with Hissam’s complete body-and-mind approach. Using a combination of the Bel Canto method and the belt technique, you will learn the skills needed to transform your vocal performances. Hissam will also share techniques to enhance your breathing, improve your control and increase your range and resonance through a thorough understanding of these voice attributes and imagery reinforcement. Hissam boasts a Master of Music/Vocal Performance from Duquesne University’s School of Music and has previously served as adjunct voice faculty with Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. 2013 lesson rates are $65.00 for a one-hour lesson.
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In Tune With The Arts Studios, Inc.
5361 William Flynn Highway
Gibsonia, PA 15044
For the most comprehensive and innovative approach to singing, sign up for In Tune With The Arts Studio, Inc.’s private voice lessons. Learn correct vocal technique during 45-minute singing sessions in which you can expand your vocal repertoire through a variety of styles such as jazz, pop songs, Broadway and classical. The studio’s experienced staff of vocal instructors include Lori Carrau, Matthew Derby and Julie Perrotte who bring their years of theatrical performance and general music skills to their students. In Tune With The Arts Studio, Inc. is located on William Flynn Highway in Gibsonia.
Karen Prunzik’s Broadway Dance Studio
4460 Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Learn from Pittsburgh jazz legend Etta Cox at Karen Prunzik’s Broadway Dance Studio in Pittsburgh’s Robinson area. With an impressive resume that includes Broadway and film credits, Cox can help take your vocal technique to the next level regardless of your performance arts focus. Vocal lessons are offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings and can be scheduled by calling Karen Prunzik’s Broadway Dance Studio at (412) 920-1841. Become a triple threat by also enrolling in the studio’s dance classes, acting lessons and piano lessons.
Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.