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Jane Guild - Voice

Jane Guild is a teacher of voice and piano. She, also, teaches Music Fundamentals and Ear Training. Prof. Guild has taught in the music department at Tulane University for many years, and is now teaching  private lessons. She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder in vocal performance and voice pedagogy. At the University, she studied with Dr. Berton Coffin, a renowned teacher and author  of many books on teaching voice, found in Music Libraries across the United States. She, also, studied piano with Doris Lehnert from the Julliard School of Music.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in vocal performance. At L.S.U., she studied with Dr. Earl Redding and Dr. Paul Knowles. She, also, studied piano with Dr. Jack Guerry and Jonathan Sack. 


Jane is a frequent performer as a singer and pianist in the New Orleans area. She has performed in many operas and musical theater in Colorado, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Some of those operas are Carmen, La Boheme, I Lombardi, Samson and Delilah, Tosca, Manon, Gianni Schicchi, Madame Butterfly, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, and others.  As a pianist she has accompanied many singers and instrumentalist in recitals, salon concerts, the Opera Guild, and Opera Night in the French Quarter.

In teaching voice, the focus will be on developing the student's voice to its full potential. This includes breath work, vocalizations, developing technique, diction, and understanding the emotional content of the song. Attention is, also, given to keeping the voice healthy and singing correctly to insure longevity as a singer. The student is free to choose the particular style that they most want to develop. The lessons will prepare the singer for public performances, recitals, competitions, auditions, and professional presentations. 

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