Lesson Feesfrom $40.00 / 30 Minutes
Carrie Lyn Brandon, a graduate of Penn State's Musical Theatre BFA Program with Vocal Pedagogy Training from the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA), has performed nationally and internationally in the National Tours of Once and A Charlie Brown Christmas, on cruise ships, doing my own singer songwriter shows, being a soloist with multiple symphonies, and in many regional theatres. She has ten years of experience teaching vocal technique as well as song interpretation, repertoire, and audition technique to all ages and experience levels. As a graduate of Penn State University, studying with renowned "Bel Canto Can Belto" voice teacher Mary Saunders-Barton, and as a lifelong voice student and pedagogy apprentice of Julliard trained Suzanne Darley, she has a wide range of experience singing and teaching legit (classical sounding) musical theatre as well as the contemporary mix/belt. She is also a singer songwriter, with a lot of experience in the folk/country and pop genres. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and experience levels, and specializes in working with conservatory/college program bound young professionals to prepare them for their career ahead.
A couple favorite Student Reviews:
"Under Carrie's coaching I have seen more vocal progress than from any other class or program. Her feedback is incredibly specific and she doesnt just fix poor vocal habits, she works with you to deconstruct the habits and figure out their cause"-Anna M.
"It was such a pleasure to work with Carrie. She is knowledgeable, helpful and kind, and she has helped me so much with improving the placement of my voice. Everyone should work with her!" -Lili G.
I have an extremely flexible with my teaching style, and enjoy basing lessons off of each individual student's needs. With younger kids, I like to focus on getting them excited about performing, while incorporating fundamental technique in small doses. With my more experienced or slightly older students, I like to develop a relationship of mutual respect, which inspires the student to work hard and focus on truly developing their technique. With that hard work comes great payoff, and nothing makes me happier than seeing a student improve. I have a very friendly demeanor, and am extremely energetic and joyful. It seems that is contagious with all of my students, as every lesson seems to end with a feeling of joy and accomplishment. Perhaps the best way to define my style and my student's experience is through a student testimonial:
"I've been singing with Carrie for almost three months now and my voice has already changed so much. It feels so much stronger, easier, and healthier. Her lessons are fun, relaxed, and a little mind-blowing. She is incredibly specific, flexible and intuitive, and she caters each lesson to what I need that day." -Ksa C.
BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University
Apprentice and substitute voice teacher for Julliard trained former professional opera singer, Suzanne Darley (as well as her voice student for 15 years)
Equity Membership Candidate (The Stage Actors Union)
Bicoastal Professional Actor Represented by LG Management in New York City