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Voice Teachers in Rhode Island
Name: Cynthia Robinshaw Vocal Studio URL:
Cynthia Robinshaw Vocal Studio boasts a 35-year reputation as a successful and innovative producer of champion singers. I am Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.
Cynthia Robinshaw holds a B.M. in in vocal performance from Baldwin-Wallace College and an M.M. in voice from the New England Conservatory of Music. Cynthia studied post-graduate with Eleanor Steber, of Metropolitan Opera fame. Also trained in speech pathology and voice remediation, Cynthia has become Rhode Island's foremost authority solving vocal difficulties with the latest in innovative voice science and technology.
Hundreds of award-winning singers have trained at Cynthia Robinshaw Vocal Studio, from Rhode Island Solo & Ensemble medal winners to All-Eastern Chorus members to Miss Rhode Island winners competing in the Miss America pageant.
Cynthia's students are frequent RI NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) songfest winners and regularly place at Rhode Island All-State competitions. Every student of Cynthia's who has applied to a music college program or conservatory has been accepted, and many have gone on to successful professional singing and teaching careers.
Singers of all genres, including classical, Broadway, and jazz, will feel at home at Cynthia Robinshaw Vocal Studio.
Students range in age from 6 to 60 and beyond, and many students have also performed in local theater companies, including Rhode Island Children's Theater, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Encore Repertory Company, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble, The Community Players, The Mill River Players, Swamp Meadow Community Theatre,Theater Works, Theater Company of Rhode Island, A-Z Theater, Academy Players, and Bradley Playhouse.
Cynthia Robinshaw Vocal Studio has grown from serving a handful of students in the late 1970s to instructing and providing singing lessons and vocal remediation for nearly 70 pupils.
A premier instructor, Cynthia is sought after among Rhode Island choral directors and has worked with public and private school choral students for several years. She is also a talented pianist who prepares her students well in the studio and provides accompaniment at concerts and recitals.
City: Hope/Scituate/Foster ZIP:  02825 Email:  Phone:  4017433835
Name: Elaine Scherperel URL:
With over 35 years teaching experience, Elaine Scherperel has a reputation for producing award winning singers. In addition to being a member of the faculty and Board of Directors of the international summer program, The Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, Ms. Scherperel teaches privately at her home in Cranston, RI, where she recently relocated from Washington state. As a former singer, Elaine specializes in vocal technique using the classical repertoire. Also an accomplished pianist, she doubles as a vocal coach and accompanist. Comfortable with teaching all ages and levels, Elaine particularly likes to work with motivated young people.
"I highly recommend Elaine Scherperel as a voice teacher. She is effective in teaching vocal technique and can work with many different ages and skill levels, including adolescent voices as well as advanced students." - Dolora Zajick, internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera dramatic mezzo soprano.
"Elaine knows how to teach singing; this is the truth of it. Allow me to add my recommendation of her character, her kindness, and her mentorship. Without her help, I would not be where I am." - Rachel Willis-Sorensen, soprano, former student of Elaine Scherperel, debuting in 2012 at London's Royal Opera House at Covent Garden as the Countess in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
Call Elaine for a trial lesson at no charge: 401 383-0207, or email her at
City: Cranston ZIP:  02905 Email:  Phone:  401 383-0207
Name: The School of Vocal Arts URL:
Vocal and Performance Coach. Natural singing technique, all styles. Combining an eclectic array of approaches that are dynamic and fun in a supportive environment.
City: Providence ZIP:  02906 Email:  Phone:  401-272-0634
Name: Timothy Anderson URL:
Timothy has offered beginner and intermediate vocal instruction since 2005. He is classically trained and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island. His students are accomplished singers who have sung at cabarets, baseball games, nursing homes, and community theater. He teaches students ages 12 and up and focuses his curriculum on using proper singing techniques in any style of music including Jazz, Folk, Popular, Classical and Avant Garde. Timothy has a strong belief that students should see progress in their singing, and as such provides vocal assessments to his students to mark their progression. He also teaches his students to read music and sight-sing in order to help them learn new music faster and efficiently. Timothy is also a composer and teaches aspiring song-writers how to get their music down on paper so it can be performed by others. His studio offers recitals and master classes to allow students to experience performing in front of an audience in a supportive and educational environment. His experience as a professional coach allows him to work with students to not only learn the techniques they need to be successful singers and songwriters but also to develop long term plans for how they will use their knowledge in the future to benefit themselves and others.
City: Cranston ZIP:  02920 Email:  Phone:  401-944-0723
Name: Thomas Gareau
Flexible Teacher who teaches not how "to sing" but how "to be a singer". Works to relieve body tension and build a confident, healthy voice. Currently working on his BM Voice/Opera at Boston Conservatory.
City: Coventry ZIP:  02816 Email:  Phone:  401-330-7917
Name: Ms.Jae
I currently teach lessons at the West Bay YMCA,and for the Town of NK. I am a private instructor alongside these jobs. I have been singing for many years. I've done on and off Broadway and have been featured on many well-known artist tracks. My style is unique, jazzy and gospel. If you are looking to strengthen your voice, I am the person you want to help you do that.
City: North Kingstown ZIP:  02852 Email:  Phone:  401-219-6800
The Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Name: Jessica Salabarria
City: Woonsocket ZIP:  02895 Email:  Phone:  401-597-0346
Name: Bonnie Strickman Voice Studio
Singing lessons and vocal coaching. All levels of experience welcome.
City: Newport ZIP:  02840 Email:  Phone:  401-848-2570

Singing Competitions in Rhode Island
Name: The Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship
Scholarship competition for American opera singers between the ages of 21/36 years.No green cards. Auditons held Oct/Nov 2010 in Texas, Mich., Illinois and RI.
City: Cranston ZIP:  02920 Email:  Phone:  401 942 6440