Equipping any level of singer to grow their unique voice

 

Want more info about lessons and studying in my studio?

Check out my new website to find out more or register for lessons:  www.jennifernagyvoice.com

 
 

What does it mean to be in my studio?

To be in my studio means that you are going to be encouraged to grow your voice and overall abilities as a singing artist: your support, range, resonance, consistency, musicality and expressiveness

YOU WILL...

  • receive individualized attention

  • be valued

  • be challenged to take risks

  • be encouraged

  • have fun

  • have opportunities to practice new skills in a safe environment

TESTIMONIALS:

Jane Baker

"I have taken singing lessons since I was a teenager and Jennifer Nagy is one of the best teachers I have ever had.  Her multi-faceted approach and her insistence on hard work and ongoing vocal development are rare qualities.  She takes a personal interest in all her students, no matter what level they are and adapts repertoire to their own particular needs with the goal of advancing in vocal expertise always the goal.  I highly recommend her for students, whether beginners or advanced singers."

 

Socorro Snow

"Jennifer Nagy has been my daughter's voice teacher for about 8 years.  She works with her students diligently so their vocal abilities improve and grow.  My daughter's skill in vocal performance amazes not only myself, but my husband and others who knew my daughter before her voice lessons.  Her growth is astounding.  Without Mrs. Nagy's knowledge of her profession and her compassion of her students and their abilities my daughter would not be pursuing a career in vocal performance."

 INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT:

Voice

PRINCIPAL STYLE TAUGHT:

Classical

  Other Styles Taught:

Broadway, Folk, Gospel
 

STANDARD RATES:

Drop-In Lesson Rates:
$70 for 60-min 
$55 for 45-min 
(
Reduced rates and additional lesson length/format options for annual commitment in the studio-see POLICY tab)

Group Studio Classes required each semester; $80 per academic year
 

STUDIO SPECIALTIES:

Good with all ages and levels, beginners through advanced

STUDIO SIZE:

Medium (11-30 students)
 

GROUP LESSONS:

Yes as availability allows – and I also hold group studio classes during the Fall and Spring semester which provide performance opportunities and group feedback.

PARENTS WELCOME AT LESSONS:

At the discretion of the student

OTHER STUDIO INFORMATION:

 All students must bring a digital recorder (there is one on your phone) or a blank CD-R to each lesson.  We will record vocalises, music and monitor your progress by recording each lesson.  Listening to yourself is extremely valuable in bringing greater understanding of your voice and in making vocal progress.  Also, I do have 2 cats and 1 small dog at home in case you have allergies to cats or dogs!

CALENDAR:

Jennifer Nagy’s Voice Studio operates on an Aug-May academic year with added special summer sessions. For the 2019-2020 academic year, lessons begin August 26, 2019 and end May 15, 2020.  Your lesson time is reserved for you to use and it is expected the time will be given a high priority in your schedule. The studio operates on a tuition basis which means the total number of lessons in the term are divided evenly over the months of the term, the amount is the same each month… no need to budget a different amount each month depending on the number of weeks or lessons.
Holidays and Studio Closures: Please see this year’s calendar for holidays and studio closure dates.  
Make up lessons are not given, but a flex dates are scheduled at the end of each term for a make-up opportunity; no refunds.

BACKGROUND:

 Jennifer Nagy is active as a professional singer and teacher in the Phoenix metropolitan area.  She has been a voice teacher at Chandler/Gilbert Community College since 1998 and has taught at Mesa Community College, 1991-2004.  

 Ms. Nagy has had a wide variety of performing experience.  Ms. Nagy has been a featured soprano soloist for works such as Handel’s Messiah, the Brahms Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria, Rutter’s Requiem and Magnificat, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.   She has  appeared as a guest artist with several symphony orchestras in the western U.S. including the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, the Flagstaff Symphony, and the Phoenix Symphony.  She has made appearances with Arizona Opera since 1999; roles include Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, the Foreign Woman in The Consul, Mrs. Hayes in Susannah, and Frasquita in Carmen.     

 Chamber work includes appearances with great critical acclaim with Chamber Music PLUS Southwest collaborating with actors such as Lynn Redgrave, Efrem and Stephanie Zimbalist, Margot Kidder, and Hayley Mills.  In November of 2009, Ms. Nagy played the role of Micaela in Phoenix Opera’s production of Carmen.   In Phoenix Opera’s 2010-11 season, she appeared in the role of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

Ms. Nagy is originally from Fresno, CA but currently resides in Gilbert, AZ with her husband, Rob and their children, Grace and Clara.  Ms. Nagy is a student of Gail Dubinbaum.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Jennifer Nagy received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphases in voice and piano performance from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA.  She received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.   I continue to study, perform, practice, and improve my vocal abilities and my teaching skills.

ASSOCIATIONS:

 I have been actively involved in the Valley of the Sun Chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) for almost 20 years.

STUDENT SUCCESSES:

My students regularly place in the Arizona NATS Student Auditions & in the Arizona NATS Music Theater Student Auditions. My high school students have been successful at the Regional Honor Choir Auditions and some have made it into the Arizona All-State Choir. I have former students who have attended all three of the major Arizona universities (Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona) as music majors or minors, as well as several who have attended out-of-state schools as music majors or minors.  Some have gone on to have professional vocal performance success. 

STRENGTHS:

I help develop a strong, healthy vocal technique that develops and enhances each students unique sound and talent.   I believe in positive reinforcement and strong encouragement as prime motivators.   I am a great “cheerleader” for my students all along their growth as a vocalist.  Each student becomes more aware of his/her own voice, is more aware of how to achieve what they want vocally, and gains increased flexibility, control, and confidence in their voice.