Welcome to the private voice studio of Rebecca Kellerman.
New Locations! In-person lessons are available for vaccinated adults and children under the age of 18. I also teach online via Zoom or FaceTime.
I believe that one size does not fit all, and tailor my teaching to each individual student’s musical needs and abilities. I appreciate that students have different goals when choosing to pursue private music lessons. Therefore, understanding and identifying those goals help determine how I will approach teaching each individual student.
I do not have one single method that I use for each student, but do believe that all students should learn a basic set of fundamentals which will enhance their musical abilities. Students may have similar goals, but how we work together to achieve the individual outcome may be different for each student.
Private Voice Lessons
- Teach ages: 13 to Adult
- Teach all styles including Musical Theatre/Classical/Jazz/Pop/etc.
- Offer 30, 45,or 60 min lessons
- Teach all levels from the young beginner to the older, pitch-challenged-music-lover to the advanced vocalist…EVERYONE CAN SING!!!
A typical 30 min lesson consists of vocal exercises which are designed to help students learn the basics of singing (good posture, breath control and management, diction, tone quality and over-all presentation) and then we apply these basics to repertoire.
I work to cater to the style of singing in which the student is interested, but believe that a solid knowledge of these basics creates a firm foundation for all styles of singing. My job is to create a happy, healthy, confident singer!
Private Music Lessons (voice or piano focus)
- Teach ages: 6 to adult
- Focus on basic music skills such as sight-reading, ear-training and music theory skills through a personalized lesson plan based on student’s current knowledge of music, interests and abilities.
- Lessons are catered to individual needs and often student driven.
- Include elements of the Kodaly Method, Dalcroze and even Yoga within lessons.
- Incorporate singing and/or piano skills based on student’s readiness, interest and skill level.
- Offer 30, 45,or 60 min lessons
- Teach all levels from the young beginner to students planning on pursuing music after high school.
Rebecca is a graduate of Shenandoah University’s Conservatory of Music and is an active professional performer in the NY and DC metro area. She brings her experiences and expertise as an active performer into the studio to benefit her students.
Rebecca has studied voice for more than 25 years and has both a BM and MM in Vocal Performance from Shenandoah University. She has studied and performed throughout the United States and Europe from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to the Opera House in Spoleto, Italy. Rebecca has been teaching private voice lessons for over 20 years and has also spent 4 years teaching music in Jefferson County public schools.
Rebecca specializes in teaching children and young adults with special consideration and care for the vocal transitions which occur in both male and female students during this time. Her experience running her own chorister programs at several churches in Washington DC and serving as a vocal coach for numerous chorister programs, has given her extensive hands-on experience working with changing voices. Rebecca enjoys working with young singers as they transition to their “new” voice.
She combines her experience as a professional performer, teacher and numerous years of vocal study to help produce healthy, educated singers of all ages, genres and levels. Because putting herself in the student’s shoes is an important teaching tool, she currently studies with Deborah Birnbaum but past teachers include Jackson Sheats and Medea Ruhadze both from Shenandoah University. She has also worked with Elizabeth Daniels, Judith Coen, teacher of Metropolitan Opera’s Sharon Sweet, and famed Italian coach Enza Ferrari. Rebecca spent a summer in Spoleto, Italy studying the bel canto style of singing and also studied privately for a summer at the Hochschule fur Musik in Stuttgart, Germany. She has also furthered her early music studies in the UK in masterclasses with Emma Kirkby, Richard Boothby and Andrew Watts at Dartington Music Summer School and Festival.
Rebecca has performed regularly with The Washington Bach Consort, Bach Sinfonia, Chantry, Opera Lafayette and the National Gallery Vocal Ensemble as both soloist and chorister. She has performed at venues such as The Kennedy Center, The National Cathedral, Lincoln Center, The Vatican, Strathmore Music Center, The White House and many other concert halls. Her career has taken her to many countries throughout Europe as a soloist and chorister including England, France, Italy, Austria, The Czech Republic and Germany and she has appeared in recitals in New Zealand Australia.
Rebecca also has experience performing in musical theatre productions. She has performed such roles as Grace in the Old Opera House’s production of “Annie”, Electra in “Gypsy” and Hope Harcourt in the OOH production of “Anything Goes”. Other musical theatre credits include Maria in “The Sound of Music”, Rizzo in “Grease” and The Bakers Wife in “Into the Woods”. Some of her opera roles include Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” with DC opera company Bel Cantanti and also Ino in “Semele”and Mrs. Gobineau in “The Medium”. Several of Rebecca’s past students have gone on to study music at schools such as Northwestern University, Oberlin Conservatory or Music, Shenandoah University, Marshall University, WVU, Gettysburg University and Longwood College.