Voice Lessons in Rochester, Minnesota

Our Approach to Voice Lessons

If you’ve always wanted to hone your skills as a rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, we have the voice teacher for you. Our voice faculty focuses primarily on popular music. Each week, students are led through physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, enunciation and more. Each student set goals with their teacher, either to sound like their favorite recording artist, or to develop their own unique voice.

Voice Lessons Should Be Fun!

Finding your own voice is one of life’s great pleasures – and learning how to use it makes that feeling even sweeter! At Rochester Music Academy, we want every student to LOVE their music lessons and find fulfillment in learning how to sing. 

Our voice teachers create a positive and supportive learning environment where you can succeed, no matter your starting point or level of experience. Whether you are singing in a choir, a musical theatre ensemble, as a soloist, or just in the car, our experienced teachers can help you build confidence and have fun, while working on music you enjoy.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Singing may look simple enough, but the voice is a complex series of systems that form an expressive and delicate living instrument inside of each of us. Perhaps more than any other musical discipline, having an experienced voice teacher to assist you in training these processes to work together is key to healthy, lifelong enjoyment of singing.

Rochester Music Academy’s highly-trained instructors will assist you in learning strong fundamentals including proper breathing, diction, resonance, stage presence, and non-verbal expression. We strive to ensure that our voice students become literate musicians, so lessons will also include discussions of music theory, history, and rhythm. Mastering these technical basics will broaden your horizons and allow you to explore many different styles and genres of music in the future!

We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals

We teach all styles of singing, including musical theatre, classical, contemporary/pop, jazz, country, and folk. Your voice is unique – and therefore, your instruction should be, too. Whether you are a beginner, have some experience, or are an accomplished performer with a desire to further develop your skills, our teachers will provide customized guidance designed to advance your individual goals.
Learn from our experienced staff of professional singers and graduates from several prestigious musical programs. At Rochester Music Academy, we approach each lesson with a goal of inspiring creativity, instilling confidence, and exploring the dimensions of what your special voice can do.

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Our Teachers

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Our Voice Teachers

Elizabeth Wiley

Elizabeth Wiley

Voice

Soprano Elizabeth Wiley is a native of York, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in May 2020 with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance as a student

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John Shea

John Shea

Piano, Voice, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings

John describes himself as detailed, punctual and positive. He is originally from Northeast Iowa, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental and Classroom Music Education from the University of

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Vona Murrell

Vona Murrell

Piano, Voice

Vona describes herself as friendly, patient, encouraging, and supportive. Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Music, English, and Religious Studies, as well as some post-graduate work in Sacred Music. Vona has

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Sam Buchl

Sam Buchl

Piano, Voice

Sam describes himself as musical, reliable, and imaginative. He holds a B.A. in Psychology & Cognitive Science from Swarthmore College. Sam grew up playing piano for the local church and for his

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Benjamin Seabald

Benjamin Seabald

Voice, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo

Ben describes himself as stubborn and loyal. His education includes an Associate’s Degree for Music Technology (EMT-B Music Tech). Ben is a new dad. His most recent live performance scene has been

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Austin Ferguson

Austin Ferguson

Piano, Voice

Austin describes himself as bubbly, low-key, approachable, enthusiastic, and empathetic. He holds a B.A. in Music Theory from the University of Texas at Austin, and he plans to get a Master’s degree

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Frequently Asked Questions About Singing Lessons

What’s the #1 reason to take voice lessons at the Academy?

Our voice instructors work with each student and parent on a personal level to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s individual needs and favorite type of music. Whether you’re a singer in a band, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to singing after many years, our friendly, dedicated teachers will share their love of popular music and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

What styles of singing do you teach?

Our voice teachers primarily focus on familiar music. If you’ve always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, we have the right voice teachers for you.

How qualified are your voice instructors?

Our voice lesson instructors have received their musical education from prestigious institutions all over the country! Many have toured the US and Europe, bringing over 20 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.

What will I learn from voice lessons at the Academy?

Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice.

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