Online & Rockville, MD
" Voice Lessons "
Services: Voice Teacher / Vocal Coach
- $2530 min
I am a working performer and enthusiastic teacher dedicated to developing a love for performing arts in my students and giving them the ability to perform with confidence, move an audience, and find joy in making music. Come sing with me!
Hailey H. July 9, 2012
" Susan is my second voice teacher that I've tried and she is absolutely fabulous. She is one of the most friendly and enthusiastic people that I could think of and really knows how to turn a bad mood into inspiration. She also has an amazing voice and is very knowledgable in her trade, she uses physical techniques frequently that really help a student understand what she is talking about. I wouldn't want to go to anyone else especially considering the vast improvement in my voice, ability to read music, and understanding of lyrics that resulted from my lessons with Susan. "
Janet D. June 19, 2012
"My daughter has been studying with Susan for a year. I am amazed at the improvement in her voice, which has led to an increase in her confidence, posture and curiosity in music styles. Susan has an approachable style and I think she is as good a listener as she is teacher. Susan is the best - I cannot say enough good things about her!"
Caroline G. June 19, 2012
"Susan is an absolutely amazing teacher and inspiring person. I have been studying wiht her for about 9 months now and she has taught me so much and helped me immeasurably, both in my vocal technique and in my audition preparation, confidence, acting a song, etc. She has been an incredible mentor for me, helping with my resume and headshot, offering career advice and encouragement, and much more. She is both an amazingly talented performer and teacher (a rare combination!), and a constant inspiration. I cannot speak too highly of her and have already recommended her to several friends and colleagues! "
Abby R. May 10, 2011
"Susan is amazing. She gives voice lessons to my daughter, whose range and control have really improved. They have a great time together and my daughter looks forward to her lesson each week. I have seen Susan perform and she is remarkably talented. It is a real pleasure to hear her work with my daughter. Susan truly cares about her students. We feel very fortunate to have Susan as a teacher and role model for our daughter."
Bob W. April 27, 2011
"I have known Susan Derry for many years, and have first-hand knowledge of her talents as a singer and vocal coach. Her experience as Christine in PHANTOM (Hamburg, Germany) and on BROADWAY as Eileen in WONDERFUL TOWN speaks volumes.
Susan is a classically trained singer who has made a fantastic career in musical theater (she was just seen locally as ingenue Betty Shaefer in Signature's SUNSET BOULEVARD); she knows how to use her voice appropriately and, most importantly, healthily, in any genre of music.
Susan coaches you on a completely solid vocal technique that will ensure your longevity in the field, with a keen understanding of how to help you make a lasting impression at auditions in ANY genre. Susan GETS it -- how to be completely flexible with a flawless technique, whether you want to sing musicals, pop, jazz, or even opera.
Robert Wood, conductor (San Francisco Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Vancouver Opera, Minnesota Opera, UrbanArias)."