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I love to teach, and offer private singing lessons, coaching, clinics in essentials for jazz vocalists, and workshops on releasing music with freedom and spontaneity. I offer individualized instruction tailored to the specific needs of each student. No one-size-fits-all lessons; exercises are selected based on what you need, in the moment, to develop your voice, your individual sound, healthy technique, and the very joy of singing. I have experience working with adults and children, and beginners are warmly welcomed and encouraged. When appropriate, lessons include basic musicianship skills like ear-training and rhythm training, and methods for developing ease, relaxation, and freer vocal expression.
“Andrea is a complete professional with the pipes to back it up. She has the gift of voice and a even greater gift for being able to share that gift with others through her teaching techniques. What a wonderful experience to work with her!!”Tia Harris (adult student)
” J. has done so well with you, and has developed a love for singing. She was accepted in [2 high school] performing arts program[s]. I know that your talent aided her greatly in these accomplishments. Her music teacher is very talented and is very impressed with J’s musical knowledge. Due to a scheduling mix-up, J had to be placed in a class with all seniors, but the teacher said this worked out perfectly for her, because the freshmen were very behind compared to her. We owe a lot of thanks to you.”Parent (middle school student)
“Miss Andrea is such an amazing teacher. We do voice lessons over Skype since I am too far away to meet in person. I’ve learned so much from her and would never been able to be where I am now in my singing without her. Andrea always takes time to listen to my thoughts, questions, and concerns, which is so helpful, and well appreciated. I know you will adore and love her as much as I have over the years!”Elliott Jarrett (high school student)
“This workshop was a wonderful experience. Andrea is a wonderful leader/teacher. She has a warm, gentle manner and the skill to help each group member find a closer relationship to the music — while also nourishing a strong group spirit. The workshop was challenging and supportive (and without pressure for us tentative types). And a lot of fun.”DL (adult workshop participant)
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Andrea Wolper has been heralded as "a giant singer" (In Tune International) with "an inventive, thrilling, appealing musical vision" (Blogcritics) who "brings songs to life, whatever their source, working in a milieu that begins with jazz and reaches out to embrace an expressive area that is uniquely her own" (International Review of Music).Andrea has appeared at venues in her New York home base (Dizzy's Club Coca Cola - Jazz @ Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Kitano, 55 Bar, to name just a few) and tours nationally and internationally. Andrea is one of the "great jazz singers" covered in Scott Yanow's "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide." She's been described as "easily superior to the ever expanding population in the singer/songwriter category" (Cadence), and one of her original songs is among the top most downloaded songs of all time at AllAboutJazz.com. Her third CD as leader (Parallel Lives, Jazzed Media, 2011) was on several best of year lists, and "TranceFormation in Concert" (2012) was a Downbeat Critics Polls best vocal CD selection.Andrea is a founding member of the Kettle Collective, which presented a music series in Brooklyn; a president of International Women in Jazz; and an advisor to the Jazz Vocal Coalition. She founded and curated Why Not Experiment?, a weekly series that ran throughout most of 2014 and 2015, and was a 2015 composing fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.Andrea offers singing lessons in her private studio, and conducts clinics in jazz singing, improvisation, and performance.