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Vocal instruction is available to children and adults of all experience levels—from beginners through the most advanced levels of study. Lessons are scheduled at our Downtown, Towson, Howard County, and Annapolis Peabody Preparatory locations on an individual basis and are contingent upon teacher availability.  Click here for detailed information about all of our lesson and class opportunities.

Private lessons: Adults and young singers ages 13 and older may audition for private voice lessons, and our Songbird program is available for 9-12 year old singers.  All students need to sing at a placement audition to assess their readiness for private instruction. More information about placement auditions here.

Songbird Voice Lessons: Our program of individual instruction for students age 9-12 years old. The song-based curriculum has been developed specifically for pre-adolescent singers to build both music- and age-appropriate vocal skills for a lifetime of singing enjoyment.

Basics of Singing (group voice class) is offered for all age groups.  This small, friendly class is recommended for those without prior vocal experience, and for those who wish to establish or refresh foundation vocal skills before continuing to private study. No placement audition is required.

Voice Performance Academy (by audition or invitation only) for advanced teen singers. 

Additional classes available include Audition Preparation & Techniques, Acting for SingersDiction for SingersSightreading for Singers, and periodic open workshops – these are open to all interested students (you do not have to study privately with a Peabody voice teacher to enroll).  Please call the office or check the catalog for specific information about availability and locations.

Younger children and teens without any previous musical training are recommended to build musical and language skills in preparation for individual voice lessons by:

  • singing in an ensemble for children such as the Peabody Children’s Chorus;
  • taking small group classes such as Basics of Singing or Chorus Prep;
  • taking private lessons on an instrument such as piano, violin or flute;
  • participating in theory classes.


Madeleine Gray

Mezzo soprano Madeleine Gray (BA, MMus, PPRNCM) was born in New York, but for many years made her home in the United Kingdom. She attended Loyola Marymount (BA) and Surrey (MMus) universities before completing her musical education with an artist diploma (PPRNCM) at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Carol Cavey-Miles

BM and MM Voice Performance Peabody Conservatory; BA English University of Maryland. Cavey-Miles is a faculty member and coordinator of Voice Minor Studies for the Peabody Conservatory.

Bailey Jo Hutton

Praised by the Maryland Theatre Review as having a voice that, “rings out…smooth as silk,” soprano Bailey Jo Hutton captures audiences with her soaring lyric coloratura lines and lovely stage presence.

Min Sang Kim

Praised for his “unusually ethereal voice”, countertenor Min Sang Kim, in the operatic stages, performed the role of Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with New York Lyric Opera, and many more.

Alina Kozinska

Whether in Cannes, Barcelona, or Washington, Alina Kozinska's singing sweeps audiences into an emotional journey. At home on the stages of the cultural capitals of the world, Kozinska moves with ease from opera to oratorio.

Devonna Rowe

Devonna B. Rowe is a performing artist and educator. The soprano received her DMA in Vocal Performance from Catholic University of America, a MM from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Music Education from St. Augustine’s University.

Lori Şen

Turkish mezzo-soprano and music scholar Lori Şen is known for her versatility in many vocal genres, including opera, art song, musical theatre, and jazz, as well as for her teaching and research interests in vocal literature, voice pedagogy, and voice science.

Kristen Toedtman

Singer, songwriter and composer Kristen Toedtman exudes warmth and excellence on stage, whether in front of an orchestra or behind her guitar. Known for her collaborative spirit and prowess with tight harmonies, she has shared the stage as soloist or in small ensemble with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Musica Angelica, Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Britt Festival Orchestra, Corona Del Mar Festival Orchestra, and Baltimore Concert Artists.

Claire Galloway Weber

An active freelance soprano, diction professor at Peabody Conservatory, and voice faculty at Peabody Preparatory, Claire Galloway has taught voice students of all ages and voice types for over five years. Ms. Galloway has an active performance career that encompasses operatic roles along the East Coast with companies such as Saltworks Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, and the Savannah Voice Festival.