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Sebastian
« Dr. McCann is not only an incredibly knowledgeable individual but is... More »
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Sebastian
« Dr. McCann is not only an incredibly knowledgeable individual but is also an excellent educator. She knows how to approach problems from different angles to achieve the best results from her students. I work with her on a regular basis and can say that she always provides quality suggestions and tools to improve technique and interpretation. I highly recommend her for both piano and vocal training. »
$80/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Melissa
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • All Levels

Opera singer, doctorate in music pedagogy in Brooklyn 10+ years experience teaching voice and piano

Methodology

I specialize in the Alfred Series for piano and My First Piano Adventure for young piano students. This approach focuses on ear training and reading music. Custom exercises and choice of material is based on the student's level and field of study. Lessons are scheduled at the student's convenience as per availability. Frequency and length of lessons is based on the students needs.

Young voice students are taught general concepts, music theory, and ear training. After the voice is more mature, advanced and serious vocal study can be pursued. Melissa's students receive a well-rounded training in the style of their choice: Classical, Popular, Musical Theatre, and Jazz.
I emphasize solid technique, posture, breathing, and control, in addition to music fundamentals.

Background

I am a professional opera singer with a doctorate in music. I have taught hundreds of students voice and piano lessons over the past 10 years. I have sung with many orchestras and opera companies in the US and abroad.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $80/h

Details

If cancellations are necessary, please notify me within 24 hours, or the full price of the lesson will be charged.

Lessons offered by Melissa
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • All Levels

Melissa's resume

EDUCATION
James Madison University, Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal
Performance, Pedagogy and Literature

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Post Graduate Artist
Diploma in Vocal Performance

University of California, Irvine, Claire Trevor School of the
Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance

University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of
Music in Vocal Performance
Secondary Instrument Piano

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Music Teacher, San Francisco Conservatory in the Schools

Choir Director, Sunnyside Retirement Community

Children’s Chorus Director, Orange County Music School

Shenandoah Valley Academy

Melody Music Studios

Orange County School of Music

California Music Studios

Zion Music Academy

The 2 reviews on Melissa
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2 recommendations

S
Sebastian

Dr. McCann is not only an incredibly knowledgeable individual but is also an excellent educator. She knows how to approach problems from different angles to achieve the best results from her students. I work with her on a regular basis and can say that she always provides quality suggestions and tools to improve technique and interpretation. I highly recommend her for both piano and vocal training.

N
Nikki

Melissa was my first voice teacher, and I was so fortunate to have her. She was very patient with me because I was very shy and self conscious when it came to vocal lessons. She help me find my voice, and started crafting it using many different tools to help me understand the different elements that allows one to register sound. She is a joy to learn from, and I recommend any beginner to learn from her.

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