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I offer lessons in:

  • Ear Training
  • Italian for Singers
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Sight Singing
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Classical Voice
  • Jazz Voice
  • Broadway Voice
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    Shawna AvingerOffering private lessons in
    seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I teach voice lessons at all levels! My students sing classical, musical theater, folk, jazz, pop, and more...

    My Teaching Background
    I hold a bachelor's degree in voice performance from the University of Washington as well as a master's degree in opera performance from the Maryland Opera Studio. I currently sing opera and chamber music in the N.W. and with the professional choir, The Esoterics. While studying, I taught younger college students as well as beginning singers from the community. I currently teach opera and musical theater scenes, voice, sight-singing, and musicianship at Music Center of the Northwest and am accepting private students in my North Seattle home as well as at the school. My students sing classical music, folk, jazz, musical theater, and really whatever they want! I am willing to teach young children (under 12), as long as the parents understand that these are more music lessons focused on singing then actual voice lessons. I have available lesson times weekdays and evenings.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I usually divide voice lessons between technique and applying that technique to whatever music the student wishes to work on with me. I want the student to sing the music they love, and hopefully be open to my musical suggestions as well. Sight-singing and music theory lessons are tailored to fit each students' needs and previous experience (if any). I am happy to combine voice lessons with theory and sight-singing lessons as students' request.

    Rates And Availability
    I charge $55 for a one hour lesson (my home studio), the school's prices and scholarship info can be found at . I require 24 hours for a cancellation if you want to reschedule, otherwise , I have to charge for the lesson. Group rates can be negotiated!