Developing and maintaining a healthy vocal technique is a lifelong pursuit. Techniques learned from many vocal instructors and coaches deserve to be passed on to the next generation of singers. Ms. Scanlon uses her lifetime of study and performance to provide comprehensive feedback and examples for her students. She teaches students of all ages and styles of performance. Students have been successful in local theatre and school performances.Singing is a complex coordination of breathing, phonation, resonation and articulation, overlaid with musical and performance layers. This process needs to be guided by an instructor who is knowledgeable in the vocal processes and anatomy, as well vocal styles and performance.Vocal development progresses as the body strengthens and growing musical skills demand more from the vocal instrument. With proper guidance and that valuable "extra ear" that I can provide, we’ll work together to find your true voice. This voice works freely to express the musical and emotional demands of the literature, allowing the joy of performance to burst free.
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Barbara Scanlon is happy to nest in Ann Arbor, Michigan after many years in New York City and on the road with national tours of "The Phantom of the Opera" (Carlotta and Madame Giry), “Camelot” (Broadway and National Tour) and an international tour of “Evita”.Locally, she has been seen as Madame Armfeldt in "A Little Night Music" at Performance Network, at the Encore Theatre in Dexter as the Reverend Mother in "Nunsense" and Margaret in "The Light in the Piazza," at Arbor Opera as Prince Orlofsky in “Die Fledermaus” and Annina in “La Traviata”, as well as many productions with the Comic Opera Guild including The Duchess in "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein" (Offenbach), Ruth in "Pirates of Penzance" and various roles in the COG’s Victor Herbert series. She is active as a soloist at First Congregational Church, Detroit Choral Artists, and Opera Lite.Ms. Scanlon is currently accepting new students in her vocal studio. She has a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from Eastern Michigan University and is certified Level III in the Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).