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I offer lessons in:

  • Choral Performance
  • Classical Voice
  • Pop Voice
  • Broadway Voice

    I also have these skills:

    • Arranging
    • Composition
    • Choral Conducting
    • German for Singers
    • Italian for Singers
    • Advanced Music Theory
    • Intermediate Piano
    • Sight Singing
    • Spanish for Singers
     
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    Elliot KraberOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    A musician for 20 years and a singer for ten, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Gonzaga University where I studied with Marge Halvorson and received instruction in and honed many different musical skills, from choral and solo singing to vocal percussion (beatboxing) to conducting and composition. I have worked as Music Coordinator for a local church for four years. My stage credits include The Music Man, Tosca, The Magic Flute, Jamie in The Last Five Years, and Luiz in The Gondoliers. Over the last few years I have sung with several choral ensembles, and currently sing with the professional choral ensemble The Esoterics under the direction of Eric Banks for three years and study with Shawna Avinger.

    My Teaching Background
    I teach beginning to intermediate students of all ages, those who are just starting to sing to those who have some experience under their belts. I teach several different styles, including opera, musical theater, and pop, and I have many other skills that--while not my primary focus--I can coach as well. Throughout my studies I have been casually coaching friends and colleagues, who always encouraged me to pursue teaching professionally. I currently assist teaching in a class for Viva Vocalists, a subsidiary of the Music Center of the Northwest.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    You’re not going to learn much if you’re not having fun--at least most of the time! I want my students to enjoy what they’re doing, and that means singing music that they want to sing. We’ll work on techniques that help with singing styles across the board and work with the student’s own natural abilities and interests to craft lessons that lend themselves to enjoying what we’re doing AND getting better at the skills we need to do well what we enjoy. I encourage students to learn sight-singing and music theory with me, as I think it adds to the overall experience and joy of being a singer and musician, but those can take a back-burner depending on the student’s goals.

    Rates and Availability
    Availability is flexible but occasionally limited. (I am always unavailable Sunday and Tuesday nights after 5:45, and Monday nights after 4:30 starting in February.) Regularly scheduled weekly lessons are preferred. I charge $40 for a one-hour lesson, $34 for 45 minutes, and $28 for a half hour (at my home studio). Please give 24 hours’ notice for if you want to reschedule or cancel a lesson.