Voice Lessons in South Charlotte, Waxhaw, NC and Fort Mill, SC

Whether you want to be the next Taylor Swift or Kari Jobe, we’ve got you covered!  With experienced instructors in the area of singing, we offer the highest quality voice and singing lessons in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as in the surrounding areas of Steele Creek, South Park, Waxhaw, Matthews and Indian Land.

Since our expert teachers have familiarity in a collection of singing styles, we can cater to most individual needs. For example, some students want to improve singing for worship services, while others might want to learn how to sing for operas or musicals. Our teachers can even act as a student’s vocal coach in order to take their performances to a higher level – a great preparation for important auditions.

With a fun environment and positive feedback, don’t feel intimidated by singing lessons. After all, it’s the only instrument you’ll always have!  Lessons are given at our studio on Carmel Rd. or in your home for an additional fee.

Stop into Musicians in Motion, or contact us to connect with a talented vocal coach.

MEET A FEW OF OUR MANY GREAT VOICE TEACHERS

TINA BOOTH

Tina Booth is a 2013 honor graduate of Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music; voice concentration. Her vocal performances range in genre from opera to musical theater to southern gospel. She currently sings with the Inspirational group, Melody of Faith.

When asked about her vocal teaching style, Tina says, “I don’t subscribe to one method of voice training. I do, however, believe we all have the ability to sing and our singing voices should sound like our speaking voices. It is my goal to identify unique qualities in my students’ voices and help them gain confidence in their singing.”

Tina has experience producing and arranging vocals for groups, including the Progressive Southern Gospel Group, The Promise®. One of the songs Tina co-produced, “Shout Before The Walls” was recognized by The Singing News Magazineas a DJ pick hit and has been on several Christian radio charts.

Tina has a special fondness for teaching beginner piano students.  “I love to see a student’s face light up when they play their first song and then again when they play it for someone else and they actually recognize the tune,” exclaimed Tina. For traditional piano lessons, Tina uses curriculum by Faber & Faber. She is a fully licensed Simply Music instructor.

JOANNA DENDROLIVANOS

Joanna is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has over 20 years experience teaching vocal techniques, song preparation, audition and performance skills and beginner’s piano. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Portland Maine Opera and in Athens, Greece and the Islands. She teaches and loves all genres of music including jazz, musical theater, pop, classical and opera. She loves to teach any age and any skill level. She currently sings shows of jazz, musical theater and spiritual music at nursing homes through out the Charlotte area.

CHRISTY WILSON

Christy’s love for music started at a very early age.  Growing up in western New York, she began singing and playing piano.  Soon her interests grew and she experienced playing saxophone, flute, viola, cello, oboe and guitar.  Much of her time was spend performing in numerous groups including concert, orchestra, marching and jazz bands.  Also, her love of singing landed her spots in many local singing groups.

Christy has taken her experience in music and her passion for working with adults and children into a successful career teaching music for over seven years.  With a focus an mastering music basics in a atmosphere of fun, her teaching style has helped her students reach their goals and enjoy the process of learning.  Christy strives to teach her students the skills they need to be able to interpret music on their own and use their creativity.

Currently, in addition to teaching music lessons, Christy is the head of the children’s ministry at her local church and assists the worship team by singing and playing keyboard.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her friends, making art and teaching her cat to act like a dog.

JORDAN OWEN

Jordan Owen graduated from Appalachian State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education. Jordan has a NC teaching certificate for grades K-12 in Music Education. She grew up in Salisbury, NC where she started singing from a very early age. One of her first memories is singing the national anthem at a Kannapolis Intimidators game when she was only 4 years old. Jordan is a soprano and started taking voice lessons when she was 6 years old.

While she was at Appalachian, Jordan continued to grow in her musical ability, earning high placements in top ensembles. She is multi-talented and plays a variety of instruments from across the band including clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, saxophone, and piano. She also has experience composing and arranging music for chamber ensembles.

In the past few years, Jordan has been responsible for running several performance ensembles. She was a conductor for the Appalachian State Clarinet choir and worked alongside the head director of bands as a teacher’s assistant for the conducting class. She also has extensive experience in marching band, having directed the Appalachian State Basketball Band and being the drum major of the Appalachian State Marching Mountaineers her senior year.

Jordan is experienced in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, opera, pop, and rock and has 16 years of vocal training and 12 years of instrumental training. She is passionate about helping her students strive for the highest in music and in life.

CLAIRE LEMKE

Claire Lemke is a vocalist from Gastonia, North Carolina. In 2019, she earned a Masters in Music Theory and Cognition from Northwestern University after receiving a Bachelors degree in Music with a minor in Psychology with Honors in 2018 from Western Carolina University. Claire has been studying voice since the age of nine and since then, has accumulated over 13 years of experience in vocal lessons and as a performing soloist and ensemble musician.

Claire has experience performing in multiple genres including classical, jazz, sacred, and pop, in various venues such as Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC. During both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she worked as a tutor for undergraduate music classes helping students gain better understandings of music theory and ear-training. In her voice and piano lessons, Claire aims to include a variety of diverse repertoire and techniques for her students, while maintaining an open minded and fun environment.

Currently, Claire is living and working in Gastonia, performing weekly and teaching students in private settings as well as visiting schools to assist students in choir with their vocal technique.

CRYSTAL FRENCH

“We are each born with an urge to express ourselves. When I was 5, my mother chose the piano for me.  As I grew older, I began to understand that there were no shortcuts to obtaining the skills required for self-expression. Now, as a music educator my goal is to assist my students in learning the fundamentals needed to express their own voice.”

Crystal is a classically trained pianist and multi instrumentalist who studied under the instruction of Joyce Harwood and Alma Rae Tucciarone before majoring in music at Pfeiffer University with a concentration in piano and trombone.. She studied jazz trombone under the instruction of international trombonist and Fulbright Scholar, Tom Smith and piano underneath prolific composer and recording artist, Dr. David Palmer. 

For over 15 years, Crystal has taught students of all ages and levels of advancement. Her students are the recipients of numerous awards and regularly receive the highest ratings in competitions and festivals. Her teaching career began while in college when she taught her first piano lesson through a music program she developed at the Senior Center in her hometown of Albemarle, NC. Since then she has taught in numerous pre-k through 12th grade classrooms, developed multiple music programs, given back to the community by hosting perform-athons, conducted and developed curriculum for after school enrichment programs and directed summer music camps. Crystal was also recognized and received the Top Teacher of the Year Award two years in a row, presented by Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery-Charlotte in 2016 and 2017.

 

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